So what an amazing weekend its been. The Curve Fashion festival took place on Saturday, its first outing and wow what an event it was.I was incredibly lucky to be doing the social media for the festival which meant I got to experience every single aspect of an itinerary which was quite frankly packed to the rafters.
|Me and the brown eyed crew at 5am-yep you read that right 5am|
|Girl Gang Goals!|
Unsurprisingly they all looked stunning. I was totally crushing on Nicolettes Breton striped chic with pink accents (including her hair) and Tess's sequinned cape and bag.
|Nicolette looking amazing in stripes|
|How fab is this cape jacket|
|Soft white layering from Hayley Hoff|
|Chatting to the press|
|Louise being interviewed by Marie Claire magazine|
|All the babes|
|Street style at its finest|
There was fashion, jewellery, beauty stands, massage tables even a small photography studio.The mix of brands was perfect lots of big names like Evans, Simply be, Scarlet and Jo and Taking Shape but also some really cool indie designers (including my very own brand Nicky Rockets) and stores like Topsy Curvy and Apples and Pears.
|My own brand Nicky Rockets was in attendance|
Up and coming fashion designer Rosie Astbury (who also writes the blog a rose like this) unveiled her new collection and the winners of Miss Beauty Curve were there making sure there was lots of sequins and sparkle.
Lisa Riley launched her new range Just Be You, choosing a group of bloggers to act as her models for the day. They all looked very glam and Lisa was so excited about her new range which sounds like it has been a real labour of love.
|Just be You-Lisa Rileys new range|
I am always most excited to see the fashion shows at these events and they really didn't disappoint.So many beautiful clothes by brands big and small. The production values were brilliant, the music was mixed to perfection and there were some really strong looks on the catwalk. Here are some of my favourites.
As well as the fashion shows the event also held meet and greet sessions with Tess Holliday, Nicolette Mason and Hayley Hasselhoff. This was such a nice opportunity for fans of their blogs or modelling to come and say hello,grab a picture and I have to say they were all absolutely lovely.
And it wasn't just American bloggers in attendance oh no it was a veritable whose who of plus size bloggers.Danie Vanier, Callie Thorpe, Georgina Cox, Becky Barnes, Kate London James ,Em Smyth (fresh from her recent Yours campaign) Georgina Grogan, Hollie from Pretty Big Butterflies and Toodaloo Katie were all there looking magnificent. Youtube sensations Em from itsemchannel, Kim from Just call me Kim and Gloria Shuri Henry were also there vlogging away.
|My beautiful freinds|
|Nancy, Rosie and me looking stunned|
|Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust|
|Spending lots of the day with Tess Holliday was a real treat-she is very lovely indeed|
|Kathy Siney artist who brought me this picture she had painted of me|
|Tutu love with the always brilliant Youtube star Gloria Shuri henry|
|Felicity Haywood, Nicolette Mason and Callie Thorpe taking in the shows|
|Hollie from Pretty Big Butterflies and Toodaloo Katie who was also running the Eff your beauty standards store|
The event closed with two Q and A sessions, both chaired by Slink Magazine editor Rivkie who did a great job.
The first seminar was with Nicolette Mason and Louise O'Reilly and the second one was with Nicolette, Tess Holliday and Lisa Riley and was about Women in the media.
I live tweeted quite a lot of this over on the Fashion festival twitter if you are interested. It was inspiring, informative and very funny (Tess Holliday is hilarious) As a blogger, brand owner and writer myself hearing from other successful women forging ahead and making things happen was such a treat. Nicolette revealed she is bringing out a runway inspired line of clothing with Additionelle and Tess announced there will be an "Eff your beauty standards" range of clothing and jewellery and also a book! Exciting times.
|Lisa Riley talking about her time in the spotlight and what she has learnt about social media.|
|Stick a fork in me I'm done!|
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