The Old Stables plays host to designer fashion launch party

Shameless actress Tina Malone and Cheshire Housewife Dawn Ward were among the celebrities who turned up to support designer Jessica O’Shea at the launch of her latest fashion collection.

Watch all of the highlights on our video above.

The TV stars looked glamorous and gorgeous – Tina showing off her new slim figure after losing 12 stones and dropping nine dress sizes – as they celebrated the success of the Liverpool designer at a special She Shea Ladies Lunch held at the prestigious Allerton Manor Golf Club and The Old Stables restaurant.

And they were joined by fellow celebs including model and Ex On The Beach’s Sam Reece, Big Brother star Sallie Axl and Love Island stunner Katie Salmon.

The lunch, attended by more than a hundred fans of the 29-year-old from Woolton, was held to unveil highlights from Jessica’s new spring/summer 2017 designs for her exclusive She Shea label.

And she was delighted with the encouragement and praise for her latest collection.

“It was great to see so many people there to support me and view my new designs,” said Jessica. “It was a fabulous day and it left me feeling happy and more excited than ever.

“She Shea has been going for 10 years now so it seemed right to mark a successful decade as we, hopefully, go forward into an even brighter future.”

Guests sat down to an A La Carte lunch in the club’s Old Stables restaurant before being served fashion shows between each course.

DJs including Liverpool’s Mark Armstrong entertained throughout the afternoon and there was music from Crosby singer Clare Sophia, the LIMF Academy finalist who released her debut single last year and is fast becoming one of the most recognisable names on the north-west music scene.

The Old Stables. Image by Gareth Jones

But, of course, it was Jessica’s stunning designs on which all eyes were set at the event, held on Friday, February 24.

Ten Merseyside models paraded the catwalk to show Jessica’s creative flair at its very best, introduced by compere Ellie Phillips.

Kicking off the fashion focus was a look at She Shea’s new party wear collection with pieces in bright and bold designs which could take the wearer to any event, from the races, a birthday, wedding or other special occasion.

And, as with all Jessica’s designs, her bespoke service offers the option for change and choose from different colours or have a piece redesigned to suit individual needs.

The party-wear collection was greeted enthusiastically but it was her She Shea prom and bridal collection which prompted gasps and rapturous applause with designs boasting stunning embellishments, intricate applique and beautiful silk and organza fabrics.

Jessica, who trained at Liverpool Community College before completing a fashion design and technology degree at Manchester Metropolitan University added: “The great thing about She Shea is that it offers glamour and high-end designs which can be tailored to suit so many different people from 16 to 60.

“We want to show that all women can look amazing.”

She Shea Designer Womenswear is based at 10 Woolton Street, Liverpool L25 5JA.

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