Last Saturday was one of the most exciting work days I have ever had.
I have been planning my Capturing the curve event with Lilly and Nicky Rockets for quite a long time and to have the day actually arrive was both nerve wracking and exhilarating.
For those who don't already know the idea was to hold a one day event where plus size hotties could come to a safe space and as well as listen to a couple of motivational talks by myself and the rather wonderful plus size blogger Becky Barnes be turned into a total glamour babe and have some photographs taken.
|Our fab event tee shirt (modeled by Anjie)|
Having your photograph taken (and the subsequent results) is an area which even some of the most confident plus size women can struggle with.
In the age of constant photography where we are endlessly tagged on images and also have the pressure to find half way decent looking profile pictures it can be very demoralising if you feel you just don't take a good picture.
I have long believed that looking good in photos is nothing to do with size and shape but is actually to do with posing, having the right hair, make up and outfit and also feeling confident enough to take a few seconds to settle into your most flattering angle/pose before the photograph is taken.
To this end on the Capturing the curve event I gave a short tutorial on how to pose for photographs.
|With the fantastic Becky Barnes|
|Welcoming all the gorgeous babes|
|Becky Barnes giving her talk|
|Glamour to the max|
|Beautiful and confident|
|Hollywood inspired glamour|
Myself Lilly and Pookie Rae had the lovely job of helping turn these already gorgeous women into pin up material and it was so lovely to see all the fantastic looks that emerged.
|Curvy girl on film|
|118-plus size hottie|
|Fun and foxy|
Now I interact with lots of plus size clothing and accessory brands for my blog but as this wasn't a huge event I wasn't sure how easy it would be to get any companies involved. I'm so glad to report that the four brands who did get involved were so supportive and generous. It was really encouraging how much they all got behind me and told me they loved my idea.
Yours Clothing gave us tote bags filled with sweets, pens and a piece of jewellery, Taking Shape were so kind giving each lady the most beautiful silver bag with hand cream, nail kits, keyrings and a whopping £10 voucher.
Slink Magazine gave everyone the latest copy of their wonderfully glossy monthly magazine
|Yours Clothing-jewelry and sweeties-always welcome|
|How fantastic are these earrings|
All I can say to these companies is thank you from the very bottom of my heart. You made a group of women who have all experienced fat shaming, body snarking and much weight related heartache over the years feel like total queens.
The day flew by and soon all my gorgeous new friends were scooping up goody bags, swapping numbers and heading home.
This was such an amazing experience for me and I hope for the women involved. As these photos prove style and beauty has nothing to do with your dress size and everything to do with confidence.
If you would like to book your own Capturing event get in touch here You need a minimum group number of ten and we are currently only offering bookings in Manchester and Liverpool.
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