Athlone Fashion Trail '16


Into the West Blogger Network joined Goldenegg Productions and Athlone's leading retailers as they hosted free pop-up fashion shows throughout the day. Retailers featured the work of local designers in their shows with dazzling window displays as everyone enjoyed a truly unique fashion experience. 

This event was as social as it was eye catching with guests being teated to morning coffees as the day began with a Bloggers Breakfast at 9.30 am in the Colm Quinn BMW Showroom, Athlone with each blogger receiving a fabulous goodie bag.  The Bloggers were then chauffeur driven into Athlone town where the Fashion Trail kicked off at 11 am. 

Once again, the power of bloggers prevailed as the event's hashtag started trending early that morning and continued its way up the charts until #AthloneFashionTrail was trending at no 1 by lunch!!  Very impressive (if we do say so ourselves) as it was during the Mayo v Dublin All Ireland Final!!  #PowerOfBloggers 

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Check out the posts by the Into The West Bloggers! 

It was a brilliant day out and definitely worth doing if your around Galway or Athlone in the future.  

 - Chatterbox Diaries Blog
Overall it was an amazing day with the ITWBN Bloggers and we couldn’t of been treated better!! Definitely another trip to Athlone is on the cards!!! 

 - Lipstick , Lace & Life Blog
We all left feeling utterly spoiled and really loved seeing what is in stores for Autumn Winter 2016. It certainly left me inspired to update my wardrobe for the upcoming season!

- Floralesque Blog
Into The West Blogger Network once again brought new bloggers together to make connections and friendships outside of the internet.
- Wild Cosmia 
It was a great opportunity for all of us to see the retailers showcasing their Autumn /Winter style through the fashion shows they presented. 

 - My Little Love Stories Blog
Níl dabht ar bith ach go raibh neart pleanála i gceist leis an ócáid seo agus a bhuíochas do na cailíní ó Galway Now agus ITWBN.  Ag súil go mór leis an gcéad fashion Trail eile!

- Gaeilge Le Glam Blog
All the staff at Olivia Danielle’s are experienced fashion stylists and you can tell; from the moment you enter the shop you feel an air of glamour and style.  Athlone really is is a treasure trove of fashion and style with a variety of shops that suits every budget and age.

-  StyleBootheque Blog
Earlier this year I had attended the Galway Fashion Trail which was one of the highlights of my blogging life!!   I have to admit though I did feelings around "not fitting in".  But what a difference a few months make to a girl's self confidence!

- Irish Health Hour Blog
As it was our first big even, and first time meeting many of these other blogging people, From start to finish it was PHAT, fabulous and full of goodie bags, bubbles and treats galore! 

- Two Phat Cows Blog
A day filled with fashion and fun was not something I could turn down so I made the journey to Athlone and I was not disappointed. In fact the day was more fabulous than I could have imagined!

- Beauty, Fashion, Fitness - BFF Blog
Last Saturday I was at the Athlone Fashion Trail with my Into the West Blogger Network family. This was a day of discovering what Athlone has to offer fashion wise!! 
- Sho Style Blog
Olivia Danielle was by far my most favourite boutique. The fashion was very elegant, and you girls know I die for elegance. They also sell Freddy jeans! They range from casual elegance to formal wear even to Ball gowns! Whenever I return to Athlone I'll be making a stop here.
 - Ciara S Walsh Blog
We were treated to an exclusive Blogger Breakfast at Colm Quinn BMW to kick-start the day and to meet & chat with everyone. There was a stunning spread put on for us and we were treated like royalty yet again. Being chauffeur driven into the town in their amaaaazing cars was the perfect start to the day!
- Orange Obviously Blog 
Half way through the day I realised that the hashtag #athlonefashiontrail was trending number one on Twitter! This really proves the true power of bloggers and how in tune bloggers are at utilising social media as there were only 25 bloggers invited to attend the Fashion Trail.
- Fashion Truth by Ruth
A quick hop and we were outside Olivia Danielle, love this boutique for the glamour, they stock amazing pieces and I know this as fact, as it was one place I went to, to purchase a dress for my brothers wedding. 
-  PamsLiveLoveFashion
Hard to believe we are looking at fashion for the winter already!!!  Into The West Blogger Network Saibh and Sinead coordinated the day for all the bloggers, everyone was excited for a great day in Athlone. 

- Suzie Mahony
Lunch was a culinary delight of mini savoury and sweet treats from the lovely people at The Fatted Calf.
- The Beautmum