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Vanessa White, star of pop-royalty girl band The Saturdays, chats to Demon Media about marking the most stylish date of the year in Highcross Leicester’s calendar on Saturday 28th September, her fashion favourites and what she likes most about the city.

Hi Vanessa, are you looking forward to hosting The Show: Festival of Colour at Highcross on 28th September?

Yes, I can’t wait! I know that the show is the finale of Highcross’ fifth birthday celebrations, so there will be a real party atmosphere which I’m really looking forward to.

I can’t wait to see the models on the catwalk in the season’s hottest looks.  The Show will be a fantastic chance to meet all of Leicester’s fashion fans and they also get to see all the key trends for the A/W season.

What do you like most about Leicester?

It has to be the shopping! Highcross has so much choice, personally I am a big fan of all things high street, from Miss Selfridge, H&M and Mango, through to the more high-end shops like Karen Millen, Reiss and Ted Baker.

I also love the fact that you can grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants, or go for a cocktail with the girls after a hectic day of shopping!

Would you come back to Leicester for a girly weekend?

Definitely! The city has so much to offer – great shopping, fantastic restaurants and plenty of nightlife, what more could a girl want!

How would you describe your style?

I’m a huge fan of high street shops like Topshop and Zara for all my essential pieces which help me stay on trend. I also like to indulge in the odd designer piece, but I tend to choose classic pieces that will last a few seasons if I do choose to splash out.

What trends are you most excited about for AW13?

I like all of them!  Shopping on the high street is so good, it makes mixing up your look so easy.  Just adding a new jacket or even some statement jewellery can totally change an outfit, which means you can always stay bang on trend even if you’re on a budget.

What would your key piece for next season be?

I absolutely love the bold, bright coats that I saw at a lot of the catwalk shows, so I would definitely say that I will be on the hunt for the perfect statement coat, perhaps in a hot pink or bright blue.

What are your key pieces for the perfect party look?

Obviously as a band we are quite glam and I really do love getting dressed up for a big night out!  I also like to wear a bright, bold lipstick, as I feel it always adds the finishing touch to my look.

What have your biggest fashion mistakes been?

Well there have been a couple over the years, but I’m just like everybody else and you just have to find out what suits you and what doesn’t.  I love shopping on the high street as it allows everyone to have fun with all of the different trends every season, the key is just making it work for you.

Highcross:  The Show: Festival of Colour times:

Saturday 28th September: 11am, 1pm, 3pm*, 5.30pm (*hosted by Vanessa White)

Sunday 29th September: 11.30am,1pm, 3pm

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Editor note:

Firstly I would like to thank Bright PR team for the Q&A for allowing Demon fashion to post this on the site. Secondly I urge you all to go to the Highcross this weekend to check out what is going to be a fabulous fashion show. Demon fashion will be covering the 3pm show hosted by Vanessa White, so look out for up and coming articles regarding the event soon.

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