Sunday, September 21, 2014

Evans makes London Fashion Week Curve History

Tuesday marked London Fashion Week curve history as Evans showcased their first ever catwalk show. Last week at New York Fashion week designers such as Chromat featured plus size models in their show. This week we saw a curvy brand embrace all the element of high fashion, producing an entire show of various shapes and sizes. Evans hosted an incredible show of collaborations with top designers to create Evans Design Collectives with the likes of Clements Ribeiro, Lulu Liu, Giles Deacon, Hema Kaul, Jamie Wei Huang and Vita Gottlieb. Together they pushed the boundaries of fashion all the more for the plus size fashion industry highlighting beautiful designs in a stunning high fashion way.

This show was top secret and it was very hard to keep it quiet as myself and a number of international bloggers had known about it for some time. The evening before hand 22 bloggers and writers from around the globe celebrated a pre Evans LFW dinner with the brand at the Kettners restaurant in London. The following day we all met with the Evans team to check out some beautiful new jewelry from the Daisy & Eve collection before we were brought to the show to witness some plus size fashion history on the front row. It was slightly extra special for me as I had a number of good friends walking in the show who had been flown over from the U.S. 

                                                        All from Design Collective 

During the show I really loved the unique cuts and items that wouldn't usually be associated with a plus size brand such as two pieces, which was truly wonderful to see. When there were black items featured, they would either be paired with a bold bright shade or on trend mesh and organza fabrics.
One of my favourite looks was worn by model Marquita Pring who sported a stunning bold blue two piece and neon jacket which left everyone wowed at the show.

        The Cut for Evans                        Clements Riberio                                    Clements Riberio

Bold prints were extremely welcomed into this collection and were truly the icing on the cake to a extremely well designed collection. The first image we see lighter space inspired print and tones from The Cut For Evans then onto bolder prints from Clements Riberio in the latter two.

         Giles Deacon                            Jamie Wei Huan                                        Jamie Wei Huan

Soft metallics, silvers mixed with turquoise were such enjoyable combinations to watch. One of my favourites was this cream dungarees inspired dress from Jamie Wei Huan which had such incredible textures to it. The photos alone doesn't do it justice but it's on my list for sure!

I was really astounded by the looks that were created. So innovative, with beautiful colour combinations and designs that were made for curvier body types. Evans have always been leaders in their field, and when someone at this level leads the way others tend to follow. I am truly hoping this is the start of many curves to be feature at Fashion Week not just in London or in New York.

The day running up to the show: 

It was fantastic to finally cross paths with so many amazing fashion bloggers that are just as lovely in person as they are on their blogs. Certainly two days I will never forget.


Friday, September 19, 2014

London Fashion Week Day 2 Outfit & Show Details

For day 2 of London Fashion Week I opted for more of a girly biker style. I needed a look where I could dash between shows quite comfortably as it's been exceptionally warm this week, and that day in particular it was around the 19 degrees mark. Because of the heat, skirts have been my go-to for the week and this beautiful purple skirt was a definite on my list. It felt so light but was also a very pretty tulip shape that was incredibly comfortable. It's also an easy number to restyle, you can put it with a number of tops to create a day or night look, even a crisp white shirt for something in between the two.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

London Fashion Week Day 1 Outfit And Show Details

Yesterday kicked off day 1 of London Fashion Week where I seem to have met someone from every part of the world, even fashion bloggers from Australia have flown over for the week! So far I've had the incredible opportunity to go behind the scenes to some great shows to see the hair and makeup details for the likes of Bora Aksu, Paul Costelloe, Bursardi and Fyodar Golan with the Amo Pro hair and makeup team. For my beauty junky readers I can tell you that the Bobbi Brown foundation palette and Label M hair products appear to be the LFW beauty team favourites but that's all for another days post. I will be doing a full post soon of behind the scenes over the next week. For today, I've uploaded this outfit post along with some instagram images from the live shows.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stepping into Autumn

Curvy fashion autumn

In last weeks outfit post I featured my first coat for the Autumn on Style Me Curvy. Over the next few weeks I will have a series of coat posts in order to help you find the perfect one for your own personal style and shape for the the Autumn and Winter months. This weeks coat is from New Look, it's a beautiful shade of red that combines a boucle feel with a smart collarless edge.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Plus Size Models & Diversity In Fashion at NYFW SS15

Images courtesy of Dazed and Getty Images

September is essentially the fashion worlds New Year with Fashion Weeks from New York, Paris, London and Milan. This season I am so thrilled to see more movement for diversity with upcoming designers such as  Becca McCharen of Chromat and Zana Bayne who both embraced the use of plus size models during this seasons NYFW to their full potential as they stood tall among their fellow model colleagues.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

My hair care favourites

Hair care is one of my favourite things when it comes to beauty products. Probably because it's what I seem to spend most of my money on. As I work full time as a model it means my hair can get over styled quite regularly which means I have to pay close attention to my hair in order to keep it in good condition and prevent breakage.