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Beatles and bows

My surprise was a goodie, folks; an overnighter at the Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool and a random night of merriment during which we caught the best John Lennon tribute act I’ve ever seen, Jimmy Coburn. As a big JL fan it was a pure treat to meet Jimmy and his lovely missus and share a few drinks with them after the show. Fab indeed.

Also, fab, Liverpool One. It’s a year or two since we were last in the ‘Pool and the new shopping centre is brilliant. I only skimmed it, as we arrived as the shops were shutting up, but loving Vero Moda, Superdry and this jumpsuit jumped out at me when I flew through the Warehouse concession in Debenhams.

As well as shopping and tribute act schmoozing, I also had chance to see a bit of X through vodka addled eyes – I know she got a lot of stick for it, but I quite liked Dannii’s nude statement metallic bow dress by Philip Armstrong.

If you fancy something similar but not quite as radical, I like this laser cut silk dress by Philip Lim at Net-a-Porter:

There’s a pretty cute diamante stud embellished bow dress at M&S – or go for an ultimate bargain with the cheap as chips Nicola bow dress at boohoo.com:

Written by Johanna Payton