That time I judged a styling event at Topshop Silverburn

Silverburn recently ran a competition in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University. The six finalists were asked along to Topshop to put together three pieces – a day look, an evening look and a going out look, using key trends – with the chance to win a £200 Silverburn Giftcard. I was invited along to be part of a judging panel with Sami and Lisa from Beauty Aesthetic. Each of the girls had really distinctive styles and was really tough to choose a winner.
One of my favourite looks from the day was the winner, Nicole’s heritage inspired day look. Throughout the look there was lots of little leather details and it felt really cohesive and I loved how she thought about the different make up looks to go with her looks. I was also all over runner-up Amy’s camo print with metallic red skirt combo finished with a mixed metal chain necklace.
Overall the looks the girls brought together were strong. You could understand the thought process behind each look and it was nice to hear each girl explain why she chose each piece. It was great to see the new trends – Factory Girl (lots of 60s tailoring and classic shapes) and The Witching Hour (leather, lace and all things witchy) and see how they incorporated bits from trends and the rest of the store in to their looks. The Witching Hour is pretty much made for me. I’m this close to buying this Horror Drip t-shirt from the range. Because I need more t-shirts.
I loved seeing Silverburn and Topshop team up with universities like Caledonian and was really impressed at the broad range of looks each girl through to the table. It’s also always nice to reminded of Silverburn’s late nights on the run up to Christmas. 10pm closing times? I will be keeping that in mind thank you very much.
The problem is now I want to buy half the things the girl styled. Guess I will be writing the Christmas list early then?


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