Chatting with Alexandra Godfrey

20130120-143237.jpgIt’s that time of year again when the Northern Ireland fashion world wakes up from its Winter hibernation to introduce us to all the up and coming trends for Spring/Summer 2013. There are a number of events coming up in the next few weeks and months, but one such event in the Stormont Hotel is being organised by a new and upcoming stylist and events manager, Alexandra Godfrey. The event on 8 February at the Stormont Hotel will raise funds in aid of TinyLife, Northern Ireland’s only premature and vulnerable baby charity. At only £15 a ticket for a fashion show and a night of entertainment, the night is sure to be a huge success for Alexandra.

I had a quick chat with Alexandra to talk about her big night in the Stormont Hotel.
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How does it feel to be hosting your first fashion show?

It’s very exciting and busy as there is so much to do! I have worked on a number of fashion shows before, including Belfast Fashion Week and Mantime, so I feel it’s time to challenge myself and go out on my own. There are just less than 3 weeks until the night and I’m starting to realise that I’m running out of time, but people keep reassuring me that there is still plenty of time. Maybe I shouldn’t have booked that short trip away just before the big night at Stormont!

What have you got planned for the night?

I have organised some great entertainment for the night including Martin John singing, and local comedy sketch group, FNTLive who will be performing 20 minutes of sketches, and I’ve still a few more announcements to make, so watch this space. I also have a raffle with some fantastic prizes including a great Stena Line ticket, an overnight stay at Stormont Hotel, a hamper from St Georges Market, family passes for4 W5, a Golden Ticket Pass from Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory and much more. I also have some great goody bags for everyone.

I see you have worked on a project which has featured in Vogue Italia, how did that come about?

20130120-143243.jpgYes, that was a shoot I styled last summer called Androgony. I worked with Tony Webster, Sean Henry, Tara Tennyson and Glynnis Greene. It’s amazing to be a stylist in a photo that was chosen to feature in Vogue Italia online. Hopefully that’s the first of many!

You have worked on a lot of projects over the last few years, but where did it all start for you?

My passion for fashion started when I was 14, but after school I studied Textile Art, design and fashion at Belfast Met which led to my debut on the fashion circuit in 2011 with EnVie Magazine. I have recently started a Degree in Events Management with Belfast Met and University of Ulster, which has given me the drive and determination to organise this event at Stormont.

What is the driving force behind Alexander Godfrey – Fashion Stylist?

That would definitely be my son. I have a very close knit family who have supported me every step of the way in my career, but as a working mum, my child is my greatest achievement and my driving force to have a successful career.

Alexandra’s event is on 8 February in Stormont Hotel in aid of TinyLife.
If you would like to purchase tickets for this, you can order tickets on 07791187701 or by email: lifesacatwalk@hotmail.com
Or check our the facebook account at www.facebook.com/alexandragodfreyfashionstylist

Androgony image by Bigbadllama, Posters and tickets by Stefan Colhoun, Photo of Alexandra by Jmaxphotography.

Post Author: Belfast Times