Red Carpet Fashion

So silent film The Artist proved to be one of the winners at the 69th annual Golden Globes Awards, but there were also winners and losers on the red carpet. Kicking off the film awards season, The Golden Globes is THE first chance in the awards season for stars to shine and showcase their style credentials – and last night saw some truly stunning looks, with many opting for bright tones or ivory gowns.

We loved Angelina’s dress – adding her own unique style to the classic nude tone with flashes of scarlett. And the 40’s ruffle detail is bang on trend too.

Michelle Williams flew the flag for colour and neatly incorporated the velvet trend too… 

To get the red carpet look on a more realistic budget, Coast – available at House of Fraser in Cabot Circus has some great show-stopping gowns like this ‘Savannah’ maxi dress, £195.

Monsoon also have some great styles, like this ‘Honeysuckle’ dress for £160. Glamorous yet won’t break the bank!


House of Fraser Fashion Show

To kick off the Cabot Circus A/W Fashion Tour, House of Fraser is holding an exclusive fashion evening at the Showcase Cinema De Lux on Thursday, 22nd September.

Guests will be treated to a fashion show of key A/W trends, featuring brands such as Biba, Pied a Terre and Label Lab all presented by top London stylist JP. Style advisors will be on hand to give advice on what to wear for your body shape and guests will also be welcomed with complimentary drinks and canapés, and sent home with a luxury goodie bag.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from House of Fraser (level 1 Buy and Collect desk) and the Cabot Circus Information Desk. £1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Get your tickets before they all go!

He’s back!

Gok Wan and his Channel 4 team will be bringing ‘Gok’s Clothes Roadshow’ to Cabot Circus in September – he loved it so much in January that he’s coming back already! Last time thousands of shoppers came to show their support as he filmed the ‘high-street / designer catwalk face off’ and he was so impressed that he’s coming back for more.

As part of the new series, Gok is currently looking for a group of three women that feel that they are in need of a wardrobe re-vamp – you don’t have to be clueless about fashion, you might just be stuck in a rut or feel that you wear the same outfits all the time. If you fancy being made over by the nation’s favourite fashionista get in touch with the production team asap!

If you’re keen to be involved in the show but feel you’re already savvy in the style stakes, the team would also love to hear from you – they are looking for groups of six friends to become ‘road testers’ and put the latest trends to the test on the show.

Contact the production team asap for an application form on or call 0333 577 7776 if you fancy finding out more… 

The show will be filmed at Cabot Circus on 7 September and everyone is invited to attend.

New stores for Cabot Circus

We’re delighted to welcome two new stores to Cabot Circus – firstly Pandora, which has just opened on Brigstowe Street (near Next) and the soon-to-be-open Mango, which will also be located on Brigstowe Street.

Pandora’s modular designs offer easily interchangable part and allow you to select charms, bracelets, necklaces or beads for a variable look – giving you a classic option or tailored to your own personal style.

Pandora charm bracelet

Also coming soon is Mango, which like Zara is a Spanish fashion giant and a shop that we love. Until the store opens at the end of August, here’s an image from one of their recent campaigns…

MyStreetChic sets World Record at Cabot Circus!

At Cabot Circus, we were delighted to host an event to mark the launch of new street-style inspired website recently, and even more pleased that the team managed to set the World Record for the highest number of topknot hairstyles in one day!

The MyStreetChic team made fashion history with a little help from our experts at Cabot Circus, with Robin James Salon stylists on hand to create the hair, alongside make up artists from Bobbi Brown (both brands are based at House of Fraser). Sanctuary Spa – based in Quakers Friars – also provided shoppers with mini manicures and feel-good treats to ensure they went away feeling glam and relaxed. 

Have a look at highlights from the day here – and check out the MyStreetChic website soon, it contains heaps of fashion and beauty advice and features and shows how real people are interpreting the latest trends around the country.

Matthew Williamson teams up with Accessorize

Iconic British designer Matthew Williamson has created a bracelet with Accessorize to raise money for charity.

The designer has collaborated with the high-street retailer to create an exclusive charm bracelet, which will be in stores soon,  to raise money for charities The Monsoon Accessorize Trust and Too Many Women.

50% of the profit will be donated to The Monsoon Accessorize Trust, helping disadvantaged women and children in Asia, with the other 50% going to Too Many Women, which aids Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

The bracelet will retail in Accessorize for £15 and we love the colourful threads and ten golden charms. Cute, quirky and all in aid of a great cause! 

The Big Student Takeover!

Students from across Bristol are set to descend on Cabot Circus on Thursday (12 May) for the Big Student Takeover – a one-off shopping event with over 50 retailers offering discounts of up to 20%.

As well as getting money off, there will be lots of freebies incuding goodie bags, drinks and competitions in many of the stores.

Over 50 retailers throughout Cabot Circus will be hosting exclusive discounts for students, with price reductions in selected shops and restaurants ranging from 10 to 50%. Urban Outfitters and Schuh will be offering students a 15% discount, while American Apparel, Cult Clothing, French Connection, Republic and River Island will be slashing prices by 20% just for the night. There will also be lots of in-store entertainment on offer with DJ’s and bands performing.

Students need to register in Quakers Friars where they will receive an all-access pass that will enable them to take advantage of the offers available in store. To ensure registration students will need to bring their student ID.

For further information and to see a full list of the retailers taking part, visit