Last Saturday was the best (and most exhausting) day- so much so I think I have only just recovered from it! I dressed up to the nines and joined Jo and Nicki (from Voodoo Vixen) at the Curvy Convention. Helping represent a brand I love was amazing, even though I was petrified at the start, and felt a little out of depth being in charge of Voodoo Vixens Instagram account -how did I do? (FYI this post in VERY photo heavy).
Petticoat: Hell Bunny (similar here)
Shoes: New Look
Belt: Pin Up Girl Clothing
This is the second Plus Size fashion event I have attended quite a few events in my time (London Fashion Week, London Edge, Vintage fairs ect) but there's something about Plus Size events that are so comfortable. I would be lost without the absolute babes I've met through blogging (both plus size and not) as they really make blogging worthwhile (in particular Laura, April, Law, Debz, Betty, Claire and Becky to name a few), but what differs to the styles I see is that at plus size event I can actually recreate the looks. There is nothing better than seeing styles on a body like mine.
That's why I think the Curvy Convention was such a success- there was loads of plus size babes in clothes
I wanted to steal that inspired me. Everyone I spoke to said the same thing- that seeing clothes on actual bodies was great as you could actually see how they fell. how they cut at the bust and waist, how supportive the straps where and (as the Curvy Convention used real people as models) how the clothes looked on a variety of body shapes.
It also meant I got to talk to everyone I met (including a lovely reporter and photographer form the Mirror and the lovely Gemma Collins who-as an Essex girl myself- came off exact how friendly she was on TOWIE) about the increase in plus size fashion. How various brands are catching up with mainstream fashion while still creating pieces appealing tot he more alternative. The fit of plus size clothes are improving more and more- rather that some brands that purely make bigger patterns and expect it to fit bigger woman, brands such as Voodoo Vixen, Evans and Simply Be are using fit models to cut clothes to better shapes and you can really tell the quality in their clothes.
All the models done an amazing job- my favourite being the swim wear from Simply Be (oh my God I need them), Nicky Rockers awesome tee range (which I couldn't help but buy to increase my rockabilly wardrobe) and obviously the pin up party of the Voodoo Vixen catwalk.
As you can tell these are just a few highlights of my time- but I'm already looking forward to next year.