Chris Wilson, PR & Events Executive for Belfast Fashion Week, answers our 10 questions…
Where the heart is! I’m originally from the North Coast but after a stint in Liverpool and Italy, I’ve been living in Belfast for 2 years.
Tell us something your mum doesn’t know about you?
How under the thumb I really have her, in the nicest way possible obviously.
What would you do if you had the keys to the city for the day?
Throw one of the best street parties that would rival a Rio Carnival. Think of arts, music, fashion and fun.
What’s the most interesting discovery you’ve made in Belfast?
The people. I’m a such a people person, so love meeting someone new and hearing a life story.
Which building would you most like to be locked in overnight?
The Grand Opera House. Having originally pursued acting as a career, this would be the sure opportunity to take centre stage, in Belfast’s most established theatre, making it my first time on homeground.
There’s not a celebrity I don’t crush on! I’m a total celeb stalker.
Describe your perfect day in the city?
Well it’s most definitely going to start with a lie-in in the most comfortable bed in the Merchant, followed by a delicious breakfast to set me up, before a relaxing session of treatments in the Spa. Then it’s off for a spot of shopping, to update the wardrobe for this season’s West Coast Cooler Fashion Week, before a long liquid lunch with some friends, which undoubtedly will last until the early hours of the morning.
Earliest Belfast memory?
My first trip to Belfast zoo.
What movie most closely resembles your life story and why?
I’d love to say Fifty Shades but right now my life is much more like the Devil Wears Prada! It sums up my career at this moment, as we are in the full throws of the Belfast Fashion Week schedule. It really is just as manic and sometimes glamorous but most definitely not filled with the same scary characters. Though I’m still holding out for the Fifty Shades dream.
Sum up Belfast in three words?
Home, Friendly, Craic
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