Organising a fashion show is usually done by 3-4 experienced individuals…me being on the slightly insane side decided to organise it all by myself straight after finishing Uni …when most people are off relaxing and taking a well deserved holiday! I wanted to show friends, family and Pembrokeshire what Jaxxon House was going to be about and also do some good by organising a raffle to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer as a friend of my mum’s Ali Davies sadly lost her battle two years ago so the money was raised in her honour. I managed, along with the help of my boyfriend’s mum and nan to collect 50 brilliant raffle prizes from local businesses in Haverfordwest and Narberth. Prizes included Roberto Cavalli Sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, £50.00 cash, artist works, vouchers for beauty salons and much more.
The first few months of organising were easy, it was the weeks leading up to the event when I started to go into stress central mode. Roping in my boyfriend, friends and family to either round up spectators, model or help backstage was my mission. Meeting other truly talented designers in University I wanted to help them to show off their work as well as my own so I invited them to showcase their collections on the night.
A few days to go and only 80 tickets sold – Iv never seen my boyfriend so stressed and worried! Thanks to so much support though, it was a sell out! There were no seats left, people were queing for ages to get through the door and ended up having to stand. I received so many lovely comments afterwards from everyone including lots of people I have never met before – this was totally overwhelming and touching!
A few comments from guests on the night…..
Annie Slater:- We had such a good night at Kai Stewart’s fashion show at Allt Yr Afon last night…such a professional, slick event. Well done to everyone involved especially the brave models! You all looked amazing!
Emily Clark :- Waiting for Kai Stewart’s fashion show to start. So excited for her so far everything looking amazing as I knew it would. First class!!
Katie Clark:- Brilliant night. Loved everything that was shown!!! Massive well done to Jaxxon House
Hannah Francis:- Well done Kai ! An amazing night a real talent you made me blub with your speech ! Models all looked fab
Vanessa Mear:- (Model for Jaxxon House) Well done beautiful you did such an amazing job, really lovely day with lovely people xxxx
Emily Bowen:- Well done tonight Kai!! What a fab show you put on. Your so beautiful and clever!!
Mary-Jayne Rees:- WELL DONE TO YOU. You pulled off an amazing show tonight. Hope you’re really proud of yourself. All your ladies were fab too.
Chloe Morrisey:- Fantastic night at Jaxxon House fashion show…Kai Stewart you should be so proud!!
Karen Thomas:- Fantastic night at Kai Stewart’s fashion show,!! Jaxxon House rocks!!
The night would never have been a success without my Jaxxon House amazing team 🙂
Backstage it was total chaos but everyone made the sure outfits went out looking absolutely perfect:- here are a few of us enjoying a few champers after the madness ….
My favourite picture of the night …..when as many designers, models and helpers squeezed into one room 😀