Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Curvissa Launch Event!

Last Tuesday, I attended the Curvissa launch event at the decadent Cafe de Paris in the heart of Piccadilly Circus. I arrived an hour early, so I had time to spare and decided to explore Piccadilly until the event started. When 11:30 am rolled around, I made my way to Cafe de Paris, and was greeted by a glamorous hostess who reminded me of Dita Von Tesse. I then descended downstairs, where I was presented with my very own pass for the event, and entered the vibrant club. Lights were flashing, music was playing, and people were buzzing with anticipation about the catwalk show.

Curvissa runway

Excuse the blurriness of the pictures, I have a dodgy camera
and took them at an awkward angle! :(

Plush sofas and cushions lined the upstairs balcony, where I sat and mingled with the lovely Charlotte and Joe, who handles all of the social media for Curvissa. Then the sweet Lauren from Pocket Rocket Fashion joined us, and before we knew it the runway show began. The runway show featured the new Autumn range, and a lot of pieces caught my eye, such as the gorgeous 'Military Style Lacy Longline Jacket' with lace detail, along with the 'Layered Georgette Tunic' . The Autumn range has a mixture of each trends for the colder season, so you'll definitely be up to date on all the latest fashion crazes.

After the runway show, Lauren, Kathryn (from 100 percent people), and myself  had the opportunity to look at the range in more detail with celebrity stylist Fiona Parkhouse. We had a long discussion about the plus-size industry, and Curvissa really took our input on board. Curvissa are determined to make a difference in plus-size fashion, and truly listen to their customers. While we were talking, the media team were filming us, which was quite nerve racking but I managed to stay calm and talk clearly (at least I hope I did!).

As soon as we were done talking to Fiona, Lauren and I were whisked off to interview the face of Curvissa, Josie Gibson! For those of you who aren't familiar with Josie, she is the winner of Big Brother series 11! I got to interview Josie first, and she looked absolutely stunning! Once again, cameras were rolling and big bright lights were blaring, but I survived! Lauren was next to interview Josie, and they were overcome by a fit of giggles! They got there in the end eventually! It was such an amazing experience to meet Josie, I'm glad I got to meet her, because she is so sweet and funny!

Josie looking stunning, while I awkwardly smile!

After the interview, the event was (sadly) over, and it was time go home! All of the Curvissa team came to say goodbye, and it was lovely to meet all of them! On the way out, there were yummy cupcakes with the Curvissa logo on it to take home. Overall, the Curvissa launch event was a wonderful experience, I love the Curvissa team and what they're trying to achieve (quality plus-size clothing!). I'm looking forward to seeing their progress, and I can't wait to attend their next event!

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Thick Threads said...

hey congrats on being part of this awesome event! i really loved reading your experience you reportet it all really well! It seems like it was an amazingly fun experience!! so happy you got to be part of it!


Kirstin Marie said...

Wow, what an awesome event! I love all of your photos. It looks like it was tons of fun!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

Fashion Tales.... said...

Looks like an amazing glam of a time! -xo

Laura Hartshorne said...

WOW sounds like you had an amazing time and loving your snap with Josie - she looks stunning xxx

Michelle's Style File said...

Looks like a great event- cool pics!


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