Norwich Fashion Week wishlist

Norwich Fashion Week gives you the excuse to shop 'til you drop. Emma Harrowing previews some of the shopping events happening throughout the week.

If you have got a ticket to the Independent Retailers Show on March 8 make sure you keep your ticket safe as it entitles you to 10pc off selected clothes and accessories from the shops in the show. Life Matters is hoping that these floral clogs, �55 from Nola on Timberhill will be part of the offer.

It's the biggest shopping event of the week, Norwich Lanes Fashion Night Out on Friday March 9 sees shops in Norwich Lanes open until late with entertainment, discounts and an after party at The Birdcage. Prim Vintage on St Benedict's is hosting a VIP vintage shopping experience, Dogfish will be launching local label Shhhh and Seven Wolves will be launching the latest collection from Lindeberg. There will also be a 10pc discount on new season stock at Dogfish, Catfish and Seven Wolves. Life Matters loves this 70s velvet suit from Prim Vintage, t-shirt �45 Elements, brogues, �340 Trickers at Philip Browne, and spearmint jumper �18, tiara �24 and necklace �24, all from Prim Vintage. Photos: Matthew Joy.

Jarrold is hosting many fashion and beauty events throughout the week. We cannot wait to see the new collections from Hobbs and NW3, and take a really good look at the new LK Bennett range which has recently come into store. Life Matters particularly likes the colour block style especially as Jarrold personal stylists Judy Chapman and Tim Benn can help you get the look.

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Tweed for the summer months may not seem ideal, but the vibrant red of this fascinator makes it ideal if you want to follow the colour trend this season and if you love vintage. The red check Harris tweed teardrop fascinator with vintage opalite pin (�38) is from Miss Kitty Hats who will be at the Dress Like a Queen Vintage Day on Sunday March 11.

All this fashion and shopping can leave you feeling a little peckish so it's time to bring out the fashion week cupcake! Norwich Fashion Week would not be complete without copious amounts of tea and cake. Get your fix by visiting Norwich based Deerly Beloved Bakery at The Desginers Show (we hope they will have some of their delicious Whoopie Pies!) Danish pastries are on the menu on Tuesday March 13 at Vanilla and of course you can get traditional afternoon tea plus cupcakes at the Dress Like a Queen Vintage Day on Sunday March 11. Life Matters is also hoping that many of the shops holding in-store events will have the odd cupcake or two!

New fashion designs from Norfolk's designers and makers could inspire you to make your own clothes and accessories. If so, John Lewis is hosting a 'knit your own corsage' workshops as part of its fashion and beauty day on Saturday March 10. Head down to the haberdashery department and who knows you could become next fashion week's hot new designer!

Designer fashion comes to Norwich Fashion Week at the ego Designer Fashion Auction on Thursday March 15. Items up for auction include a Vivienne Westwood skirt, a Michael Kors dress and six Mulberry handbags a long with many other designer items. Life Matters loves this Mulberry Bayswater bag so much that we might just make a bid.

Get your hands on a unique piece of Norwich fashion at the Norfolk designers pop-up shop which takes place at The Designers Show on Tuesday March 13. Shop for a printed scarf from Annette Rolston, silver jewellery from Elizabeth Radford and this Cane glass necklace, �19 from designer Jane Pennington. Designers from the show will also be available to take orders and commissions.

Vanilla on Ipswich Road will be hosting a fashion and style event every day during Norwich Fashion Week. You can also enter several in-store competitions to win a pair of jeans and a �100 Vanilla voucher. Plus as Vanilla are part of the Independent Retailer Show on March 8 you can get 10pc off selected purchases in store. Here at Life Matters HQ we are crossing our fingers that this pair of yellow cropped trousers, �74.95 from Part Two will be in the new collection at Vanilla.

See all the items on our wish list by clicking on the photo gallery link at the top right of this page.

Your Evening News will bring you all the news from on and off the catwalks at Norwich Fashion Week over the next couple of weeks in the paper and online at

For the full programme of events click on the Norwich Fashion Week programme link at the top right of this page.