Interview with Southport
born top North West Fashion entrepreneur
WE will be putting up a special
interview going live on our
YouTude channel later this week with Manchester
Fashion Week's Amanda Moss, filmed as she popped into her home Town Southport,
with her kids, on a day out. Amanda now lives in Liverpool, but over the last
few years her fashion related businesses have been growing into market leading
brands, that are drawing audiences from all over the world. If you do not know
who Amanda is, she is the creator of Liverpool's Lifestyle Magazine and also the
highly acclaimed Liverpool Fashion Week. Unlike many events, the Manchester
Fashion Week is also run by Amanda, out of Liverpool and just like Liverpool
Fashion Week, its drawing huge interest from all over the World. The Manchester
Fashion Week this year will have 18 catwalk shows across 2 nights, 23 May to 24
May 2016, featuring the hottest new designers and very well know names. For more
information about that show, please visit the events
also for Liverpool Fashion Week, that will run over 10 October to 12 October
2016, please click on
here! Interestingly this is just a fraction
of what Amanda does and it was a pleasure to have got the opportunity to
interview her in
Cafe, Bar and Gallery.
Mum's triathlon challenge for Hospitals that
saved son's life
A mum of 3 is taking part in the
Southport Triathlon to raise funds for 2 Hospitals that saved her son's life.
Claire Taylor, 46, will compete in the event on 22 May. This is 6 years on
from the very day medics came to the rescue of 2 year old Christian. Christian
was a perfectly healthy boy who collapsed one Sunday morning following a viral
infection. Claire said:- "1 day we were enjoying a lovely sunny morning as
a family, the next moment we were watching medical teams fighting to save our
son's life." Christian was taken to Ormskirk Hospital A&E and his
seizure lasted an hour. He was put on full life support. Claire, who is
originally from St Helens and is now living in Hesketh Bank, said:- "We
were terrified and in total shock. The staff at Ormskirk Hospital A&E were
absolutely amazing. Christian was then transferred to Alder Hey where he
remained for 5 days." Christian made a full recovery and is now a
very healthy and active 8 year old. Mum Claire now wants to raise funds
for Ormskirk Hospital and Mac House, at Alder Hey, where her and husband Wayne
stayed while their son was treated. On 22 May 2016 she and pals Gabriela Cieplińska and Clare Bamber will compete in the triathlon. They will do the
"sprint" version which includes 750m swim, 20k on bike and 5k run.
Claire added:- "I want to say thank you to the Hospitals that saved our
son's life and then supported us through that very difficult week."
To sponsor Claire go to:-
A unique photo shoot with an
amphibious craft and a stunning model is on offer to local snappers
A monster of a photo shoot for local
photographers in the offering, as VAMPHire.com's Laura Kolbusz will be modelling
for a very unusual shoot at New Brighton Rock, on the Wirral. This will be a
group photography modelling shoot, that will take place on 26 June 2016, with
the amazing LARC XV Defiant II.
The amphibious rescue craft has had a few alterations since it was last
photographed on Southport Reporter, making it more impressive, if it wasn't
already. This unconventional aluminium hulled machine will now be joined by
another amazing large military truck. This is VAMPHire.com's 1st teamed group
shoot on this scale and we have to admit; it's looking like it will be quite a
This shoot is a specialized shoot, which has been gaining huge
interest from petrolheads, not only due to the craft, but also thanks to the
amazing Laura. She will have a good selection of things to be photographed in
and holding! Laura is a very experienced model, modelling a wide range of
clothing for designers including New Zealand's Lola Fang. So don't miss out such
an amazing opportunity!
If you still don't know what the LARC XV Defiant II is, it's a massive
amphibious cargo vehicle that was used by the United States Marine Corps (USMC)
in the Vietnam War. This is a shoot you can't do with anyone other than though
The shoot will start at 10:30am and will run until 5:00pm/5:30pm. This shoot is
designed to work with people on a tight budget, and is just £80.
This includes going out on the craft to 1 of
the 3 islands, at the mouth of the estuary of the River Dee, and if time allows,
a small trip down the river Mersey.
To see the machine in action visit this YouTube
As this is not your normal shoot, the VAMPHire.com team will have a few more
surprises for the photographers who come on this adventure... This includes FX
gear... Basic camera tuition if required and more...
All photographers going can freely use and sell images they take on the shoot. A
modelling release will be offered, but whenever possible, Laura must be credited
as the model.
Deadline for applying to do the shoot is 22 June 2016.
For more and to information your book please