Jul 26

Last Thursday evening, TFN’s Jordan McDowell was asked to scout out the Best Dressed attendees at the Screenfields outdoor cinema screening of Sex And The City in Spinningfields. Here’s what happened:

“Whilst season ticket holders and those coming along for the one-off carried their yellow deck chairs to the big screen in Hardman Square I prepared for my duty as Style Judge by having a large glass of White at The Alchemist; just as I’m told Simon Cowell does before The X Factor.

The Fashion Network was asked to help Spinningfields locate their 12 best dressed Screenfields attendees and spying an opportunity to channel my inner Amanda Holden I jumped at the chance. As guests settled down under blankets on the grass ready for the film I was on the prowl for the best dressed armed with vouchers for booze and fashion.

Despite the fashion credentials of a film like Sex And The City the pickings were slim at Hardman Square that evening as people opted for warmth against the characteristic chilly Manchester July and left their on-trend heeled sandals and Raybans at home. However, not intimidated by the endeavour I convinced the powers that be that we should open the competition up to gentleman folk as the grass verges were littered with rolled up chinos and straw trilbys.

The twelve runners up. (well, nearly all of them)

In all, twelve runners up were treated to a free cocktail at the Mojito Bar courtesy of The Alchemist, the selected winners donning everything from SATC inspired fancy dress to leather jackets, picnic blazers and ‘TOPSHOP Princess’ hair bands. Once the runners up had got their drinks the final four were selected (just because we felt we hadn’t judged enough). The final four each took home £50.00 worth of vouchers for either Flannels or LKBennet on The Avenue in Spinningfields. Hey Little Cupcake also created four special treats to commemorate the film, a Carrie lemon cupcake spiked with Cointreau, a Miranda Ginger Nut, Charlotte angel cake and Samantha dark cheery chocolate (my choice) which were given to the winners and on sale throughout the screening.”

Jordan McDowell (centre) with the finalists.

Screenfields plays to the crowds every Thursday until September 1st, tickets are £2 p/showing.

See more about the night at Jordan’s personal blog here.

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