Eight sewing competition finalists glammed up ready for the reveal of the John Lewis’ Student Prom Competition on Thursday 19th March.
Having designed their outfits and spent February half-term in the John Lewis Cribbs Causeway store making their dream outfits a reality, finalists Chloe Lorenzi and Simran Kaur from Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS), Ashleigh Porton from Patchway Community School, Zoe Perry and Molly Marshall from Chipping Sodbury School, Izzy Fraser and Marcella Lopresti from St Bede’s and Jessi Viljeon from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School returned to John Lewis for a complete make over.
Donning their hand-sewn and personally designed outfits, the finalists were treated to a make over by Benefit and their hair styled by professional hairdressers Alan Bendrey & Co. Shoes, accessories and fabrics were all provided by John Lewis Cribbs Causeway.
At 4pm they were driven in style in two vintage Volkswagen campervans to Old Down Manor in Tockington for a photo shoot.
Molly Marshall was chosen as the overall winner for her creative flair, great attitude to learning and commitment to the task. Molly was awarded a sewing machine.
Head of Branch Lucy Ramseyer said:
“I am very impressed with the students’ outfits, they have achieved so much more than I could ever have done at their age and I am delighted that we have been able to provide them with this opportunity, one hopefully they will never forget and take with them to further their career opportunities.”
“Congratulations to them all and huge thanks to Alan Bendrey & Co, Old Down Manor and Benefit at John Lewis, for their part in making this experience so special.”
Photo: BSCS students Chloe Lorenzi (left) and Simran Kaur model their prom outfits.
Photo: Finalists at Old Down Manor, Tockington.
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