THE sun was shining in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre last weekend as the centre’s annual fashion event, Summer Style Saturday, returned.

This year saw Lydia from The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) make a return to Redditch with sister Georgia and their fashion range, Bella Sorella. Lydia was also on hand to give a style master class and discuss her favourite trends for summer 2014.

Also present were the two winners of Kingfisher Shopping Centre’s #RedditchModel competition who modelled each of this season’s key trends; pastel, monochrome and ‘summer’. The pair also received a makeover from The Body Shop and had their hair styled at Toni & Guy.

This year also saw local blogger Tereza from Cityscape Bliss challenged throughout the day to a ‘style wars’ competition with a member of the public, which saw both parties collect a key trend outfit within an hour with the winner able to keep their clothes.

A charity auction for the remaining clothes raised £70 for charity the Primrose Hospice.

Marketing manager Katie Broome said: “The event was a real hit this year and we all had a great time. It’s great to be able to put on an event that engages with shoppers in a fun way, as Kingfisher prides itself on being at the heart of Redditch’s community.”

Last week also saw a 10th birthday party for the centre’s mascot, Charlie the Monkey, and a visit from Peppa Pig and her brother George.