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Style City 2012 springs to life

It is time to pack away the winter woollies and spring into a new season with the launch of Newry Style City 2012. The runaway success story of the 2011 social calendar in Newry is back bigger and better than ever. Fashionable events will take place right across the city from Sunday 25th of March right through to Sunday 1st April. The photo shoots are complete, the catwalk is ready and the shops are just bursting at the seams to hit the catwalk! Now all they need is you! With a series of free and ticketed events catering for all tastes and styles, there’s something for everyone. There are still opportunities for local retailers, hairdressers, beauticians and other services to get involved by contacting Newry Chamber. Buttercrane Shopping Centre will launch its series of fringe events on Saturday 24th March from 1am to 4pm on Saturday 24th March with the return of the very popular ‘Models in the Mall’ fashion event which will showcase the best in Spring Summer 2012 fashion from a range of stores. Also that day Buttercrane hosts ‘Street Style’ where the centre’s fashion gurus will be spotting Newry’s most stylish shoppers to go forward for the Best Street Style competition. The Quays Shopping Centre hosts the final of ‘The Quays Next Top Model on  Saturday 24th March with the lucky winner guest modelling in the ‘Newry Style City Catwalk Show’ in Bellini’s on Wednesday 28th March and securing a contract with Style Academy Model Agency in Belfast. The week will officially open in true style with a new addition, ‘Newry Speed Styling at the Canal Court Hotel on Sunday night 25th March. A panel of experts and local exhibitors will offer one-to-one advice in a speed networking style on everything from beauty, fashion and lifestyle. The stunning professional catwalk show takes place in Bellini’s on Wednesday 28th March featuring stores such as Warehouse, Coast, DV8 and Topshop from Buttercrane and the Quays, independent retailers Berling, Jack Murphy Jewellers, GASP Boutique, SILK Emporium, Cahill Brothers, local designer Shauna Fay and Milliner, Mariana O’Reilly. Other events across the city include ‘Diamonds and Daiquiris’ at Jack Murphy Jewellers on Thursday night 29th March, the Southern Regional College Fashion Show on Friday night 30th March and Mr and Mrs at the Canal Court Hotel on Friday 30th of March too name but a few. The week will close wit the fabulous Conor Philips from Cool FM hosting the annual Newry Style Awards in the Bank Bar on Sunday 1st April where the most stylish people in Newry will walk away with a host of amazing prizes. Tickets are available for Newry Speed Styling and Newry Style City Show with numbers limited for both from the pop up ticket shop at Buttercrane Shopping Centre of at the Customer Service Desk at The Quays.


The Examiner

20th March 2012