I started off the evening meeting some of the other girls at Zizzis restaurant in Charing Cross. It was nice to meet faces that I recognised from the world of twitter and blogging and lots of newbies. Then some of the girls who were modelling hot-footed it over to The Strand in preparation for their modelling whilst the rest of us finished our meals.
The rest of us ventured out in the snow just in time for the catwalk fashion show. The clothing was from One Stop Plus and highlighted the pieces from their SS12 range. All the girls involved did an amazing job modelling and truly looked like they were experts. Here are just some of the photos I took.
Brave and Beautiful Becky
I have to say that I wasn't overly impressed with the range. I think there were two pieces I liked but the rest were very 'safe' and hardly going to change the face of plus-size fashion.
Once the fashion show was done, we got a chance to mingle. There was an opportunity to buy vintage pieces from Red Bows Boutique , to view a few pieces from SS12 Simply Be collection (which goes LIVE online tomorrow btw). There was also an opportunity to have your bra size measured by the lovely girls from Elomi Lingerie. There were doing bra measurements (without a tape measure in sight) and giving away a freebie bra (retailing at £35 on the Simply Be website). I am going to write about bras/bra measuring in the next few days as I've been a bit inspired by the Elomi experience and even purchased another Elomi bra online the very next day!
The event was rounded off with a raffle with loads of superb prizes that had been donated (I didn't win unfortunately) and as we left we were given a little goodie bag. Inside the bag was a Zandra Rhodes scarf and compact from Simply Be, Love Label nail varnishes (I'm rocking the silver one today) and a host of other discounts for great shops such as Domino Dollhouse and Dolly Darling which is a jewellery line created by one of my favourite bloggers Georgina.
SS12 Simply Be
cupcakes and wine - woo hoo
The event was a really good night. Claire did a fantastic job organising it all, and i know she had her little helpers but doing this and holding down a full-time job could not have been an easy task - so thanks Claire. It was also a huge honour to meet so many of my favourite bloggers, and I'm so sorry to those I didn't say hello to. I'm still a baby in terms of this blogging malarkey and a couple of months ago I had no idea fatshion blogs even existed but thank you for inspiring me with your creativeness and your commitment to plus size fashion and I look forward to the next event. xXx
Afterthought - sorry for not posting my photo but I forgot to ask Matt to take any before I left. I wore my Zandra Rhodes tunic, black leggings and snow-suitable boots.