Thursday, 21 May 2015

Curvy Con-The Catwalks

Earlier this week I shared the excitement of taking my own brand Nicky Rockets to Curvy Convention-you can read that post here Not only was I lucky enough  to meet so many inspiring plus size women at the event I also had possibly one of the best seats in the house for all the plus size collections which were on the catwalk. Here are my picks of the day.

Simply be
Simply be are having an amazing season so their show was really strong. A lot of boho/1970's inspired outfits which I adore. Fresh, summery and gorgeous.

faux fur Gillet with  printed palazzo pants
 Alice and You paisley tunic  with ladder fringe cardigan

Topsy Curvy
I really love this brand. A small but mighty independent their clothes are stylish, sassy and super affordable. I was particularly loving the floral two pieces , check trousers and the chanel homage tees


I was lucky enough to be on the stand next to the Topsy Curvy girls and just love them. Their energy, love of fashion and customer service are just brilliant. 

hanging with Team Topsy Curvy-I will be reviewing this pink bow dress soon. watch this space.

Gemma Collins
The Gemma Collins show was as you would expect, vibrant, pretty and super feminine. Bright flowers, lots of body con and a few really gorgeous maxi dresses.I particularly loved the Jamacia Maxi dress and the floral peplum top and skirt 

I was actually wearing the black Hollywood top from her Evans range which still always gets lots of compliments.
Wearing and standing next to Gemma Collins-as you do
Figure of eight
Sadly I didn't get any photos of the Figure of eight collection but did fall head over heels for the dress  Lisa Riley wore to introduce the brand. Lisa revealed that she will be bringing out her own collection called "Just be you" with Figure of eight before Christmas which will include this frock which also has a matching bomber jacket-hell yes.

How good is this dress


Lisa seems genuinely excited about this collection and even let me try on the sequined dress-well whats a girl to do. I won't lie I didn't want to hand it back.

hanging with Lisa Riley and Figure of eight owner Elaine Keetch
How beautiful is this
Asos Curve
The Asos Curve swimwear show was just adorable. Quite vintage, beautifully cut and so sexy.


I particularly loved the high waisted bikini with contrast detail and the pour moi siren black mesh swimsuit just fabulous.


Voodoo Vixen

As a lover of all thing vintage inspired I of course adored Voodoo Vixen. My faves on the day were the tropical print dress and the Polka dot floral. Both of which I think would work beautifully for spring afternoons out.





Sadly I missed some of the other brand shows as there was so much more, hopefully if you weren't there you will have seen the other collections covered on social media. 
Huge thanks to Lolly from Lollylikesfatshion who let me use lots of her event pictures-she is a queen with an amazing blog.

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Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Polly Grace a new plus size clothing range

Its always exciting when new Plus size clothing ranges are launched. For too long the plus size fashion market was monopolized by only a few brands, overpriced and often quite unimaginative so the arrival of new clothing lines is always a real cause of fatty celebration.
Introducing Polly Grace
Polly Grace are literally brand new out of the box. This UK company launched only two weeks ago,have already featured on the  Curvy Con catwalk and seem to be really keen to engage with plus size fashion bloggers which is always lovely.They stock sizes up to a 32 and the price point is really affordable,trousers under £20, tops for a tenner and dresses starting at £30.
The range features everything from handy basics to occasion wear and everything in-between.
They very kindly asked me to choose an outfit to try out so I decided to go with something simple and chic, a perfect look for lunch or shopping.


It was rather breezy when I took these pictures

The Eve trousers are a lovely shape. In lightweight fabric with front pockets and an elasticated waist they are both comfortable and stylish.The sizing on these is spot on. They are also nice and long in the torso which always makes for a much more flattering silhouette.


Effortless Plus size fashion

Keeping with the simple chic styling I have teamed the trousers with the Chloe Top
The Chloe is a sleeveless lightweight vest style tee with a pocket on the chest. What I really love is that it is slightly fitted and long enough that it skims past my tummy. This makes it look really cute with the trousers.


The Roxanne Kimono
The Roxanne Kimono is an absolute beaut. Floaty, long line and featuring a beautifully vibrant print against a black background. I sometimes find the cut of some kimonos doesn't suit my shorter frame but this one is great. I can see myself wearing this all summer long and at £25 its not going to break the bank.

I feel fab in this ooutfit

My shoes are wide fit kitten heels by Clarks, my necklace is by Simply be but I brought it from Curvy Con and cant see it online but this is similar and I'm just wearing silver hoop earrings for some slight jenny from the block styling. My sunglasses are Channel.My pink clutch is last season but you can buy similar here

So welcome Polly Grace lovely to meet you, I look forward to seeing how your range develops, I'm sure I will be wearing more of your designs soon.

Polly Grace Discount Code and Giveaway
Polly Grace are very kindly offering my readers 20% off using the code betty20 at checkout. they are also offering free shipping throughout May.

And if that wasnt enough they are giving a way a fab Nadine mac over on their facebook page this week-hop on over and take a look.






 

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Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


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Monday, 18 May 2015

Nicky Rockets at Curvy Con

On Saturday I attended a plus size fashion event in London called Curvy Convention. I was flying the flag for my plus size teeshirt brand Nicky Rockets and it was a truly brilliant day.
So yes this happened!!
Ready for Curvy Con with my little helper

I'm going to write a separate post about all the wonderful clothes I saw during the many excellent fashion shows but really wanted to concentrate today on how wonderful it was to receive such an amazing response to Nicky Rockets.
As regular readers will know Nicky Rockets was born from the simple desire of a fat chick (moi) wanting to buy cool tee shirts in her size featuring depictions of pin up women who didnt have Barbie doll proportions. I love the glamour and kitsch of the 1950's pin ups but designs featuring them never looked like me which was slightly alienating, it was a moot point though as most of them didn't come in my size anyway. Nicky my husband is an artist and after hearing me moan offered to design a tee-shirt just for me and so our brand was born.

Styling it out ladies
Plumpy Paw

The fabulous April who arrived wearing a Nicky Rockets tee and who very kindly let me use her pictures of the catwalk show for this post-she is just awesome.

Its been a little over a year and the reception our designs have received has been mind blowing. Curvy Con was such a wonderful opportunity to meet our customers and enjoy the particular thrill that only seeing plus size women enjoying your designs and then being happy they come in their size brings.

Just two of our fabulous customers from Curvy Con

As if this wasn't enough we also realised one of our ambitions by featuring on the Curvy Convention catwalk show. We decided that we would make the models all look like our fave tee shirt heroine Curverella The models were all fantastic, such good sports and they did us proud, throwing shapes, giving it some attitude. I'm not embarrassed to say I shed a few tears as it was just so exciting and wonderful.



Striking all kinds of fierce poses



Throwing the plus size horn

Sissy that walk
Ladies with an attitude

Backstage Curverella action
Best line up ever!

Nicky Rockets in da house
Team Rockets with all the Curverellas
Applause, applause, applause

Without being too soppy the plus size blogging community feels like my home, its been so good to me, offering support, laughter, friendship and so many opportunities and meeting readers of my blog and wearers of my tees on Saturday was just incredibly special.
Thankyou so much for all your support. I can promise we will continue to bring new designs, affordable teeshirts in as many sizes as we can possibly get our hands on.Here are a few little clips from the catwalk show and if you would like to visit our online store click here

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Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog