14 October 2013

Join us for our bumper Breast Cancer Care show!

Breast Cancer Care models









Here at QVC Towers we're gearing up for the biggest night of the year - our Be Aware, Show You Care show this Wednesday 16th October from 6pm - 9pm. There will be three amazing auction prizes to be won, loads of fantastic products created especially for Breast Cancer Care and a fab live performance to end the night. Don't miss out!

To get you in the mood, we wanted to share with you some pics and footage from the fantastic Breast Cancer Care Fashion Show a few weeks ago. We spoke to a few of the brave men and women who volunteered to strut their stuff down the catwalk so read the stories and see them looking fabulous below...

Penny Beresford

What was your highlight from the Fashion Show?
My main highlight from the Fashion Show - that's a difficult one as I enjoyed every minute! But if I had to choose then I think it would have to be seeing the look of sheer pride on my husband's face and seeing my friends in the audience. Also the noise of the audience in general at both shows, cheering us all on was unforgettable.


 
Which outfit was your favourite?
Strange as it seems, I really enjoyed the Wild Wild West scene for the sheer fun of it but I loved all the outfits, especially my gold outfit - I felt like a true princess in that gown.
 
What was the hardest part of taking part? Any advice for anyone wanting to take part?
I think for me the hardest part was saying goodbye to all the other models at the end of the night. We all bonded so well in such a short space of time, it felt like I was leaving family behind.
 
If I was to give one bit of advice to anyone wanting to take part it would be to just go for it, don't hesitate - it's a once in a lifetime opportunity so savour every moment.

Penny on the catwalk Penny in THAT gold dress on the catwalk











 

Laura Owens

Laura looking glam on the catwalkWhat was your highlight from the Fashion Show? 
The highlight of the show was getting to know and spend time with the other models and the brilliant team from Breast Cancer Care. Hearing everyone's individual stories has been invaluable and the models have developed such a close bond.

The buzz of the day was electric... I was absolutely petrified during the afternoon show so I have to admit I snuck off to the hotel bar to have a couple of nerve-calming drinks with my friends who had come to support me! We got a rare glimpse into what it's like to be a professional model with all the panic and excitement, oh and the male models weren't too shabby either.

Which outfit was your favourite? 
I loved wearing my 50s dress by Candy Anthony which was made especially for me. I must have eaten too much during my charity trek in Peru because it was so tight around my waist, I don't think I breathed the whole way down the runway! 

Laura wearing a gorgeous 50s dressWhat was the hardest part of taking part? Any advice for anyone wanting to take part?
The hardest part was battling the nerves during the first show but there was a table of models from the previous year at the end of the catwalk who were so supportive, screaming and cheering for us and it made the whole experience so much more special. The only other hard part was saying goodbye to everyone at the end, none of us wanted it to be over.

The only piece of advice I can give to anyone is DO IT! It was the most incredible experience of my life and I feel so lucky and privileged to have been part of it with such a group of inspirational people who I hope will be lifelong friends. I can't thank the team behind The Show enough for all their hard work and dedication in making it such a special event for everyone taking part and everyone lucky enough to attend.

Stuart Weaver

What was your highlight from the Fashion Show? 
My highlight was starting The Show and walking up the catwalk with everyone cheering and clapping me.
 
Which outfit was your favourite? 
My favourite outfit was the suit and black polo neck combination that I wore in the first scene. It was very smart!
 
What was the hardest part of taking part? Any advice for anyone wanting to take part?
The hardest part of The Show was getting changed out of the outfits backstage and into the next one in time to get back out on the catwalk again for the start of the next scene.  

I would say to anyone thinking of taking part, just go for it because it is such a fantastic experience and you get to meet some wonderful people who understand exactly what you have been through.

Stuart in a smart black suit on the catwalk Stuart walking Berenice down the catwalk








 

 

 

Berenice Cowan

What was your highlight from the Fashion Show? 
My highlight of the Show was walking out on the catwalk with such wonderful people.

Which outfit was your favourite? 
My favourite outfit ended up surprisingly being the Cowgirl outfit as it was such fun to model and get into the role!

What was the hardest part of taking part? Any advice for anyone wanting to take part?
The hardest part was walking in the heels and my advice to anyone wanting to take part is to just go for it and enjoy every second as I did!

Berenice getting into her role as a Cowgirl on the catwalk Berenice showing off her fabulous dress on the catwalk














And now time to watch them in action! For more info on these fabulous models, to check out Alison Keenan's gorgeous Breast Cancer Care pendant and to donate online, visit qvcuk.com/breastcancercare. Plus, don't forget to tune in this Wednesday!

 

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Comments

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Well done QVC wonderful show and let's hope the support will help to finally get the cure for this terrible monster. I hope also that there will be a great turnout in Hyde Park on Sunday for Pink Ribon Aerobics.

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ive always supported this event even more so taday as my lovely daughter in law has just given birth yesterday 15th healthy boy and had her breast off after birth as this terrible cancer struck her in april.i pray she is a survivor.and lets all do our part and beat this thing

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I lost my beautiful son Nicky to breast cancer 3 years ago and he was a model for breast cancer care in 2008, I will never forget the smile on his face and also the ladies with him, it was an amazing night and one that I will never forget, Nicky was Just 28 when he passed and he is missed more then words can say.

Love and hugs to all
Irene x

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What an amazing fashion show and the models looked wonderful. . .
Looking forward to watching tonight. QVC you are incredible, I had cancer 25 years ago and with my gorgeous twin girls being 18 months old at the time... my world changed over night and became a very different place than it is now .
I send love and blessings to all and hope that your world will become as magical as it can be once again X
Chrissey X

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