My Experience: Style Council at Festival Place

Melissa is the blonde on the left, Dawn from “Dear Mummy” blog is on the right.

This morning I went into Festival Place for a VIP breakfast for “Style Council” so I could see what the event was all about.

“Style Council” is a free event that is open to everyone who is in town this weekend.

Anyone who has met me will know that I’m not exactly a “follower of fashion”. However, just because I’m not “good” at fashion doesn’t mean that I don’t take an interest.


I have really struggled with shopping for clothes since Miss NHM was born, not least because my body shape has changed (waist, what waist?!?) but also because I developed textile dermatitis which basically means I am allergic to polyester, nylon, viscose and any other man made material.

I literally have only worn cotton since Miss NHM was born.

A few months ago I was invited along by the Festival Place team to meet Melissa Murrell, who is a top stylist and I was very lucky to have a few minutes to ask Melissa about my clothing dilemma.

She was absolutely lovely about it and very approachable and knowledgeable. I learnt that I can also wear modal which has literally opened up clothing doors for me that I thought would always be shut! lol.

Melissa is hosting a number of FREE masterclasses across the weekend in Festival Place.

Dawn and Jenny looking fab in the gorgeous mirrors that were on display.

If you’ve lost your confidence with clothes, especially since having babies, or you need a new outfit for a wedding, interview, etc, I recommend nipping into Festival Place and catching one of Melissa’s classes.

I learnt so much in 30 minutes from her and it helps that she’s a busy Mum, like us, so she gets how difficult it can be.

Melissa has also introduced me to Fake Bake, a really fab and easy instant tan spray, which I finally got hold of this week and am hoping to try out this weekend.

Fingers crossed I don’t turn out like I’ve been tangoed! (showing my age there! lol) 😀


Festival Place – Style Council

Melissa Murrell who is a top stylist, is at Festival Place to offer a number of FREE masterclasses across this weekend:

Masterclass 1 –  Dress for your body and shape

Times: 12pm and 2pm, Saturday and Sunday

Masterclass 2 –  Capsule Wardrobe

Times: 1pm and 3pm, Saturday and Sunday

Melissa has real women of all different shapes and sizes to help show how to dress for your shape using clothing from:

  • Oasis
  • Next
  • M&S,
  • BHS
  • Fat Face
  • Quiz
  • Taking Shape
  • H&M
  • Ann Summers
  • Warehouse

In addition there are also beauty experts on hand from:

  • Destination Skin
  • Body Shop
  • Lush
  • The Perfume Shop

to help you get ready for summer.

The lovely lady from The Perfume Shop who let me try out some of their perfumes.
The lovely lady from The Perfume Shop who let me try out some of their perfumes.

If you share your Style Council photos on social media tagging Festival place, using #fpsummer, you will also be in with a chance to win a £500 Festival Place voucher to have a shopping spree on them!!

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