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Launch Party Low Down & Style Inspo from Millie Jane Design

After the success of the quiz night, we caught up with LRFS Fundraising Director,  Zoë Louca, to get the inside scoop on what they have up their sleeves for the upcoming launch party. Spoiler alert: you're going to want to grab a ticket ASAP

Can you tell us about the quiz night you set up in aid of Pancreatic Awareness Month?

The quiz was a huge success! It was our first event, so we we're so pleased with the amount of people who came to Revolucion de Cuba in support of Pancreatic Awareness month. We had the pro quiz master from Leeds Old Bar to ask a range of questions from sports trivia to  bizzare questions like “which body malformation did Marilyn Monroe have when she was born?” (It's 6 toes if you're wondering.) Around 250 guests attended, helping us to raise over £750! The winners were thrilled with their prizes donated by Amazon, Fresh2Death and Flux. Even for those guests' with limited interest in general knowledge, the drinks were flowing and everyone had a fun time.

So, we can expect big things for the launch party then?

Yes! On Thursday 29th November, we will be starting the launch party at 9pm. We will be opening up the conservatory at the Faversham for beer pong, a bouncy castle and one huge raffle. The raffle prizes are getting bigger and better and will include Flux tickets, High Rise tickets, vinyls, a £50 Boots voucher, a Bakery 164 voucher, gifts from The Edge and voucher bundles from Boots, John Lewis and WHSmith. All guests will then continue the party at Donuts.

Sounds fun! What other events have you got planned for the future?

On the 1st December our models will be walking the runway at Santino's fashion show (click here to grab your tickets). We will be running a glitter art stall and another raffle with more amazing prizes. Next term we're planning some more big events, including a wine and cheese night, an evening at Bierkeller and a karaoke night at Terrace. Keep an eye out for our events on Facebook. We're aiming to raise 20,000!

Thanks Zoe! Who doesn't love beer pong and a bouncy castle? – Grab your launch party tickets here.

Thursday Night’s Outfit Inspo — from founder of Millie Jane Design

Do you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? No need to raid your housemates wardrobe this Thursday night. We spoke to Leeds student Millie Smith and founder of Millie Jane Design, for some outfit inspiration from her AW18 collection.

Millie started her clothing label during her first year at university, whist studying Fashion Design with Enterprise. Since then it's grown from a Depop shop to an established swimwear and festival line bought by customers from all over the world.  Millie's now in her 3rd year on an enterprise scheme developing her business with guidance and support from Leeds business school.

Velvet Side Slit Dress

It's time to spice up your dress game and ditch the little black dress for some violet velvet and emerald green. Millie's slit detailed dresses are designed to give you curves in all the right places. Choose from a classic bandeau or a slinky spaghetti strap, and say YES to the dress!

Click here for the Velvet Side Slit Dress.

Baby Pink Zebra Top & Skirt

This year has been all about animal prints and this funky Zebra co-ord top and skirt will make you stand out from the herd.  The 70's bell sleeve silhouette and baby pink tie-up top will have you dominating the dance floor in no time. Millie has you sorted with her amazing co-ordinating zebra mini skirt, to save the dreaded hassle of finding the perfect match.

Click here for the Baby Pink Zebra Top & Skirt.

Velvet Tie Front Top & Flares

Finally, get the Faversham fired up with this crushed baby blue matching top and bottom set. The plush velvet flares and tie-up top make the perfect pair. Alternatively, mix and match these firey flares with an O-Ring Cami top from her range.

Click here for the Velvet Tie Front Top & Flares.

Want to personalise an outfit?

You can select your own fabric and style to create a custom order on her website to create the ultimate original outfit.

For more of Millie Smith's AW18 collection visit milliejanedesign.com

Now that you have your Thursday night sorted and outfit ready to go — see you at the Leeds RAG Fashion show Launch Party.