SWEET STYLE TREATS AT THE MERCHANT’S FASHION TEAS: Style Academy model, Kristen Gillespie gets a taste of new season style ahead of The Merchant Hotel’s spring Fashion Teas, which return Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March. This season’s Fashion Teas, which take place in the luxury hotel’s Rita Duffy suite will feature four stunning spring shows from independent boutiques, Red Ruby Rouge, Edge Emporium, Rio & Brazil and The Boudoir, alongside a decadent Champagne afternoon tea. In a Fashion Teas first, a children’s collection will also take to the catwalk, as Little Citizens Boutique in Hollywood join Red Ruby Rouge to create a show that’s sure to please yummy mummies. Tickets to The Merchant’s Fashion Teas cost £35 per person and include a Fashion Tea of your choice, champagne afternoon tea and a luxury goodie bag. Funds raised at the event will be donated to Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke – The Merchant’s new charity partner. To book tickets, call 028 9026 2717. Styled by Katrina Doran, Sugahfix.com. Picture by Robin Cordiner. Hair by Andrew Mulvenna. Make-up by Olivia Muldoon. Flowers by Floral Earth. Kristen wears; dress POA and lace jacket POA from The Boudoir, Dungannon. Inspiration for this look came from SS14’s pastel trend which is almost good enough to eat, in the colour of pistachio, strawberry and salted caramel macaroons from Pâtisserie Mimi.