Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Girl Date at Curvy Convention 2016

May bank holiday weekend had me nipping down to London to Curvy Con to catch up with some of my favourite blogger babes and support two friends walking on the catwalk.
This year Curvy Convention  was set at a bigger location which I felt sadly, lacked any real atmosphere. The music was a bit dated, there was no big brands that caught my attention and on the whole was a bit disappointed. However, the catwalk shows were well hosted by Sian Yapp and Helena Nacca. 
Luckily, I didn't go purely for the convention as I got to spend time with those that I usually only get to see at events. It was great to see fellow bloggers/friends Indie brands Nicky Rockets ( a cruelty free T shirt company with ballsy, kickass designs) and A Rose Like This Designs ( vintage inspired, quirky swimwear and custom pieces) being showcased on the catwalk though. Brands with stalls included Voodoo Vixen, Jamberry Nails (review of these to follow), Ms PomeloApples and Pears, Tortz plus many others. It's always great to meet new faces and brands at events like these. I especially loved new brand Plus Equals, who specialise in reworked clothing. 
Once I had a walk round the venue and networked with some brands, there wasn't much else to do so myself and other bloggers went for lunch and spent some time in the park outside given that the weather was glorious. It's a shame I didn't enjoy the actual event this year but that's just me personally as a blogger and not a reflection of the event itself. These events, however large or small, are so important to the plus community. Not just for shopping and socialising in a comfortable environment but for engaging with brands that focus on their customers needs.  X

      The stunning Paige

The beautiful Nikee wearing A Rose Like This Designs

    Amazing Kat wearing Panache Lingerie 

      Photobooth fun!

I wore this amazing jumpsuit from Simply Be with some bright pink Nike Air Max, also from Simply Be.