Curves in Couture

Image: Me (short, fat, brunette) standing in the middle of a party in a black dress with white musical note print, red belt and red shoes. I'm making claws with my hands and doing a "grrr" face.

Dress: Made by my mum!
Belt: Love Label, many years old
Shoes: Torrid (gifted) (dammit!)
Headband: Primark, also old

I’m glad my mum finally made me this dress after having the material and pattern pinned and cut for about five years. It’s from this Butterick pattern, although it’s not nearly as fitted in the photo. But I guess that’s just how my body is. As you can see, while I’m fat I would never consider myself curvy at all, there’s no waist, no boobs! And there’s nothing wrong with that.

The photo is, of course, from the Models of Diversity Curves in Couture event from this Thursday, which was great fun! I’ll be writing it up for Vogue Curvy, just waiting on photos as the ones I took were absolutely atrocious. (My fault, I should’ve sat in the photo pit. n3wb error.)

The main thing about events like this is getting to hangout with bloggers again, because we all get on so well! I mostly hung out with Claire (my rescuer!), Rosie, Em who I got to meet for the first time finally, and Georgina. Here they are looking stunning:

Curves in Couture

Image: 3 stunning plus size bloggers: one brunette, one blonde, one redhead smiling for the camera in their purdy dresses (black and studs; grey pleats; black floral)

Curves in Couture

Image: 3 women, including the redhead and the blonde, with a brunette lady wearing a floor length velvet gown & silver cardigan.

Curves in Couture

Image: two plus size bloggers (in the black floral and black studs) and myself, pulling silly poses.

90’s girl band. Or boy band. I can’t remember any more!

Curves in Couture

Image: me, as before, with model Velvet D'Amour, a blonde buxom bombshell with wavy blonde hair and a pink lace corset.

And I got a bit starstruck meeting the legend that is Velvet D’Amour! She is absolutely stunning in real life. I am in fact doing a shoot with her tomorrow for her new magazine, and I am BRICKING IT.