We all love to get glammed up from time to time – whether it’s for a special occasion, a fancy meal or a night on the town. It’s always fun to dust off your dancing shoes or pull out your party dress and feel fancy for the day. Here at Tŷ Hafan we’ve had a special reason to get dressed up this October as we’ve linked up with Cardiff Fashion Week as their charity partner for 2017. To celebrate this partnership we’ve turned the idea of Dress Down Days on its head and launched our Dolled Up Days campaign – putting our most fashionable foot forward!
In the spirit of Fashion Week we’ve been encouraging businesses and organisations across the country to inject a touch of glamour into their day by holding a Dolled Up Day for Tŷ Hafan. It’s the perfect excuse to dig out your favourite dress or suave suit, get dolled up and add a bit of sparkle to the workplace – and in doing so helping to raise vital funds for Tŷ Hafan.
Not to be left out, we held our own Dolled Up Day here in Tŷ Hafan. Staff, children and families all got dressed to the nines for the day and took part in a fantastic fashion parade in the hospice with the help of our ambassador, Autumn Mason, Miss Blaenau Gwent. CEO Rob Jones embraced the theme of the day particularly well, owning the catwalk in a lovely lilac ball-gown and tiara - a highlight for everyone involved!
To launch Dolled Up Days we enlisted the help of the very glamorous Miss Wales 2017, Hannah Williams. Hannah took part in our Dolled Up Days photoshoot in Academy Espresso Bar Barry and showcased a selection of gorgeously glam outfits from our vintage, boutique-style shop, Emporium, in Royal Arcade Cardiff. The Emporium is holding its own Dolled Up Day event in store this Saturday (28 October) to coincide with the first day of Cardiff Fashion Week so it’s not too late for you to get involved in the fun! There’ll be a live window display, discounts on selected Dolled Up outfits and a DJ to get us in the party mood!
If you would like to organise your own Dolled Up Day you can contact our fundraising team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cardiff Fashion Week takes place from Friday 28 October – Saturday 4 November. For more information go to www.visitcfw.co.uk