Plus Size clothing is a bit of pot luck to be honest with you. Sometimes it feels as though the clothes are choosing you rather then the other way round. It’s a breath of fresh air to get some young and fashionable designers creating plus size collections which hopefully gives the curvier ones among us better choice and something we like!
I was delighted to go to the clothing launch of Gemma Cruickshank on Tuesday evening in Central London. It was a celebration of Gemmas hard work and a celebration of plus size fashion. So this is my run down of a successful evening.
Me and my fave bodycon dress!
First up, this was one of the first events I had been to where there were going to be fellow plus size bloggers. It was a little daunting not knowing anyone. I realised I wasnt alone when I got chatting to Helen from Every One Should Sparkle and we had a little blind date before we went to the launch and it was lovely to meet her. As new bloggers we share the same mind set and its refreshing meeting people who are just as lovely in real life as they are on twitter!
Me & Helen
When we arrived we also met the stunning plus size model Olivia and gorgeous blogger Danielle and first thing on the list was to enjoy the cocktail happy hour! Then I met (in the flesh) the beauties that are Lorna , Debz, and Lucia. It was a pleasure to meet these inspirational ladies and I can’t wait to meet them again!
We got our drinks after a 7 year wait (lots of people, happy hour and 2 bar men – you can figure it out!) and headed down to the launch area. Singer / songwriter Maeson charmed our ears with some soulful singing and his little acoustic sections were really good.
Then swiftly, the catwalk show began with some beautiful models showcasing us Gemmas collection. I loved the Black, White and Pink theme that ran through the clothing line. The best pieces in my opinion were the waterfall style jackets that were stylish but incredibly flattering. They seemed to fit the models perfectly and I was already putting an outfit together in my head.
The stripes were also a favourite of mine. We are always told that stripes do’t compliment curves. Well, if Gemmas collection is anything to go by then I beg to differ!
Also a mention, I didn’t get really get the models shoes in my pictures but they were all gifted by Simply Be to the models and the shoes complimented the outfits completely.
The whole evening was well organised and a great social event. I had to leave before the party ended as I was fighting the flu! Literally, I lasted all day and when I got home that evening is was game over! (But so worth it!)
So a MASSIVE thank you to Gemma for being inspirational, brave enough to follow her dream and for being just damn right gorgeous. She has a lovely personality and is so likeable it’s funny. Big Love.
I am looking forward to when Gemmas designs are available to purchase and you should be too! She is in the process of sorting her online shop so Keep up to date with Gemma and her collection here – Gemma Cruickshank and on twitter @IamGemmaC