I arrived at the discreet Century club, a little after noon, and was greeted by Laura R from Bright Light PR. I was slightly nervous (as always), because this was my first press day that I've attended, so I didn't really know what to expect. However Laura, soon erased all my fears, and welcomed me with a warm smile. There were two fun activities to do, one was getting a temporary tattoo by the lovely make-up artist Holly! She was so sweet and personable, plus she did an amazing job on my tattoo!
Close up on my tattoo - it was on my arm.
The second activity, was more mystical, as Lady Lilac gave out tarot readings for A/W 2011. She caused quite a buzz, and my reading was very interesting, as she gave wonderful insight in to my future
After I was done with the mini activities, Laura took me through the OneStopPlus runway collection, and confirmed that the whole collection will soon be available on the OneStopPlus.co.uk website. The OSP runway collection is even more gorgeous in person! The quality is impeccable, however, as most of the pieces are tailored you might want to go up a size, as they do run small. However, I love the variety of colours, and there is definitely something for everyone. The price ranges from £39-£119, which is quite reasonable; again, everyone will be able to afford something from this collection.
Also showcased under OSP, was Taillissime, and the beloved Carmakoma! Carmakoma was huge success, everyone fawned over the whole collection, particularly the 'Owl' shirt.
Carmakoma - Owl Shirt
Carmakoma - Blazer
Also showcasing at the press day was: The Raw Denim Bar, Simone Perele, Damsel in a Dress, Bagsac, Axel David, Stasia, Implicite, and Chelsea Paris.
There was also an opportunity, to get your bra fitted by the Simone Perele lingerie experts, and take a home a set of lingerie. However I decided not to get my bra fitted, my nerves got the better of me, and their beautiful lingerie wasn't available in my size.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and I'm so glad had the opportunity to attend! Also, OneStopPlus was the most popular brand of the day, everyone I spoke to, was genuinely impressed with the collection. And I'm ecstatic to see a plus-size brand, growing and being celebrated within the fashion industry! A huge thank you to Laura H and the Bright Light PR team for inviting me!