Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Plus London Two - Oh what a night!!

So! A bevvy of plus size bloggers headed to London town for Plus London 2, and what a dedicated bunch we are, because about an hour before the start of the event, the sky opened and down came the snow!!

The event opened with a fashion show, showing pieces from One Stop Plus.....now I'm not going to lie, the pieces chosen for us models (yes, that's right folks, I modelled) we're not the best, there was a couple of gems but on the whole, I found the clothes to be frumpy and what I would deem "typical fat girl clothes" - and by that I mean what we have typically in the past been restricted to wearing.

I do believe luckily, I got the best of a not so great bunch, and I thoroughly enjoyed the catwalk experience itself, but I think the whole experience could have been better organised and handled better, OSP? Must try harder!! Some of the other girls had a much worse experience than I, and Claire who organised the event has written to OSP to inform them of this, you can read it here

I know some of the girls feel so strongly about it, that they don't want to use photos from the catwalk as that would give OSP undeserved publicity, but I want to share just one with you, taken by and kindly borrowed from the lovely Tracey at "A Blog is for Life" I felt it was important, I agreed to model swimwear because a. I thought it was important for me to over come some personal hang ups and issues by wearing swimwear in such a public domain and b. I wanted to show other plus size women that you have every right in the world to wear swimwear, wear it bright and wear it bold.....so here goes.....


So swiftly moving on!! The night was indeed a resounding success, my personal highlight was poring over the vintage delights of Red Bows Boutique having been a vintage lover for as long as I remember, even as I kid I remember wearing some amazing vintage leather boots to school and getting laughed at, it was a complete joy to be able to peruse vintage clothes in my size!!

Photo Courtesy of Rob, Claire "A Monkey Fatshionista" Husband

It was also great to meet so many of my fellow bloggers and catch up with new friends I made at the Gok launch a few weeks previous.

I enjoyed having a look through some gorgeous pieces from the new season collections of ASOS Curve, Simply Be and Navabi. The Elomi ladies were there to sort out our boobies as well! They we're so incredibly popular I didn't get a chance to get measured, but they very kindly gave me some shapewear to try out instead, which I will report back on shortly!!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot!! Whilst I was in the queue for Elomi, the raffle was drawn and I was lucky enough to win a huge bag of clothes from one of the other sponsors, New Look Inspire SCORE!!!


Now, I have a confession to make....bad, bad blogger that I am, I was having wayyyy too much fun to take photographs, so instead of "borrowing" lots of peoples and popping them here, I suggest you go and visit all these wonderful blogs and see what they had to say and visit the Plus London Tumblr page for more of Claires husbands great photo's.


13 comments:

  1. aww, thanks for the link up. You really looked great in the costume. You were a true star. It was a great night and lovely to meet you. x

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    1. No, thank you for the photo!! xxxxxx

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  2. you've got a cracking figure, all in proportion and great legs! show it off kidder and congratulations on having the b***s to do it (you know me and swimsuits). I have refused to model frumpy gear before, I think its bad enough that the voices in my head tell me I look vile, I don't need to feel worse with the clothes I wear....I'm aiming to look better!!! By refusing the garbage thats put out there emphasises that we will not be fobbed off with any old rubbish. I want fashion damn it!!!

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  3. that was chaela by the way :) x

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    1. Ha Ha Ha I did bloody wonder!!! We will bloody well get it, there's a revolution afoot!! xxx Thank you for commenting by the way, its nice when real life friends stop by!! xxxx

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  4. Well i gotta say you look amazing in that swimsuit, and OMG lucky you on winning, what did you get, you must show so i can be green!

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    1. Thank you!! There was jeans, t-shirts, trousers, a coat, tunic top, all sorts!! not all to my taste, but that will always happen when someone picks a random bag of clothes for you!! Was so chuffed though!!! xx

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  5. You were a true professional on the 'walk me dear! xx

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  6. You looked amazing! And well done for having the confidence to get up there in a swimsuit! I am not sure I could of done that. Inspirational!

    Oh and yay for winning New Look clothes! I love their stuff!

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    1. Eeee Nelly, thank you darling, too kind xxx

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