Style conscious shoppers enjoyed an afternoon of fashion and fun as the Fairhill Centre hosted a Fashion & Beauty Fix. ACA models including the current Miss Northern Ireland, Emma Carswell wore key SS17 looks from Fairhill fashion retailers including Tommy Hilfiger, River Island, Miss Selfridge, New Look and Next.

The effervescent Cool FM presenter and blogger Melissa Riddell who is our new girl crush brought the show alive with her own style advice and beauty tips. She was helped along by beauty teams from No7 @ Boots and Urban Decay @ Debenhams who gave expert advice on creating the perfect brows.

Shoppers also won some fabulous prizes including jewellery from Goldsmiths, beauty bundles from M&S and an overnight stay from Galgorm Resort & Spa.

It was great to see fellow blogger Loving the Threads in real life – not the online world as this always the way. Some of my favourite looks on the runway included off the shoulder gingham, embroidered denim, tropical prints, colour pops on footwear and pastel cropped trousers.

Here are some of my favourite looks both on and off the runway….




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