Tags: Curvy Kate, fat fashion, fatshion, Forever 21, friends, Gap, OOTD, plus size, red lippy, TOMS
I was lucky to be invited to Curvy Kate‘s 3rd Birthday bloggers event last Wednesday. I was excited from the second I read the invite, since I read that we’d have a chance to be fitted. I’ve known for a while that I wear a wrong size bra, but somehow I haven’t gotten myself to go and get fitted.. so this event came in a right time. I was also happy that I was going to meet bloggers who I hadn’t met before, so I was basically waiting for it to be a fun evening.
But it was more! I met such a nice bunch of ladies that evening, Curvy Kate employees, Curvy Kate models, my fellow bloggers. I had a really great time… and I guess I should tell you more about it :)!
First of all, here’s what I wore that day..
Top: 2X, Forever 21+ (similar in black) | Skirt: 2X, Forever 21+ (similar) | Shoes: TOMS | Bag: Gap (similar) | Glasses: LensWay (similar) | Headband: George at ASDA (similar) | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Crimson (available in Boots)
I had made plans on Twitter to meet the lovely Callie at Harrow-on-the-Hill station and then go to the Curvy Kate office together. Long story short we got a bit lost, but thankfully cab didn’t cost too much ;). We were the first ones to arrive, and we were welcomed by the ladies from Curvy Kate, Hannah, Cheryl, Charlotte and Kim. We got drinks and saw our cute personalised goodie bags :)
We had our pictures taken and had nice chats with the other bloggers. The other bloggers in the event were Becky, Callie, Gemma, Jess, Kitty and Lilla, all of them really lovely girls who I was happy to meet :)!
Hannah and Charlotte were telling us about the company, both from marketing and design view, and it was nice to hear facts and also see how well the girls got along. It looks like a great company to work for, since everyone treated each other like family :). But of course we wanted to see some pretty lingerie in person, so that’s when the gorgeous Curvy Kate models Alice, Charlotte, Lizzie and Sophie walked out. Curvy Kate uses real women as models, and all of the ladies present were found from Curvy Kate’s Star In A Bra competition, two of them being winners from 2011 and 2012. The girls were absolutely beautiful and funny. It was great to see them joking around (I’m repeating myself, but yeah, like a family).
See these pics and you know what I mean :D.
And the lingerie? GORGEOUS. These were my favourite sets:
And here are the models with the head designer Charlotte:
After that it was the time that I had been waiting for the most: fitting! I turned out to be the most challenging blogger in this matter. We tried quite a few bras, and finally the perfect fit was found from the sample rack! That was the Daily Boost in 40GG.. and yes, my bra size was definitely wrong, since I wore 44DD before. All the ladies present were quite shocked to hear that! But now I know my real size, and can’t wait to get new bras, since the difference in support and how they felt was HUGE!
Thank you ladies of Curvy Kate for inviting me, and especially for helping me to find my real bra size :)! I had a really great time, and I hope to see all of these girls again soon!