Image by Vanessa, a designer fashion boutique on Milford Waterfront, celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a sold out, fashion filled afternoon at Tŷ Milford Waterfront in May.

Featuring 10 models and 130 outfits covering everything from black tie events to summer casual, the fashion show demonstrated how the versatile and classy fashion at Vanessa’s draws in clientele from all over the UK. The event was in support of Gelliswick Ladies Choir, who performed for attendees.

Discussing the event, Vanessa Hackett, Owner of Image by Vanessa said: “It was a pleasure to be able to celebrate my 20th Anniversary with my customers. I would like to extend a huge thank you to all who attended the show. Over £1400 was raised for Gelliswick Community Choir and I cannot thank our customers enough for their support and generosity.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors The Port of Milford Haven, Tŷ Milford Waterfront and Pure West Radio. Plus, an extra special thank you to all our fabulous models and my staff, without whom the event would not have been possible.

I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since I first opened my doors on Milford Waterfront. It’s been a pleasure to grow my business in such a beautiful location.”

Natalie Hunt, Destination Manager at Milford Waterfront, and featured model at the Fashion Show added: “Image by Vanessa’s is an amazing success story for businesses. Having been at Milford Waterfront for 20 years, Image by Vanessa’s is a true staple of what is on offer here for visitors. We are so proud to be the home to such a well-run and truly unique fashion boutique.

Vanessa’s brings visitors from all over to get beautifully curated fashion pieces for events, holidays and every day.

We are incredibly pleased to have supported Vanessa’s anniversary fashion show and to continue to collaborate in the future.”

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Photo: Image by Vanessa celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a sold out, fashion filled afternoon at Tŷ Milford Waterfront in May.

Notes to Editors
Milford Waterfront

Milford Waterfront is a multi-million pound regeneration project being led by the Port of Milford Haven. It aims to continue to develop the area which is home to Milford Marina and Milford Fish Docks into a vibrant destination, adding to the existing mix of leisure, retail and dining businesses and boosting the economy by providing long term, sustainable jobs.

Fashion boutiques and fine dining, high-octane watersports and culture are anchored alongside international maritime trade and Milford Haven’s rich heritage. The vibrant multi-million pound Milford Waterfront Development ensures that we continue to provide visitors who travel here by land and sea with a first rate leisure experience.

A number of flagship projects have already been completed at the site including the opening of four custom-built Floatel Cabins, which offer a restful retreat for visitors looking for a unique glamping experience. In April 2022 the new 100 bedroom Ty Hotel operated by the Celtic Collection opened allowing more visitors to stay and experience all of the new and existing attractions here at Pembrokeshire’s hidden gem.

The Milford Waterfront development celebrates the arts, culture and heritage of the area, working in partnership with key stakeholders such as Milford Museum, The Waterfront Gallery and the Milford Haven Round Table.

The Port already hosts a busy calendar of events at Milford Waterfront such as its popular Beer Festival, Street Food Festival, Fireworks Night and more. Children’s activities and seasonal events such as easter walkabout entertainment and Santa visits also take place throughout the year, more information can be found on the What’s On page.

For further information, visit or contact:

Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100