Last Thursday I had the extreme pleasure of attending Curves In Couture as a guest of Evolve Magazine. I wore a black Bespoke Hollywood maxi dress kindly sent to me by those lovely ladies at Simply Be and I felt amazing.
I met up with fellow blogger Rosie and we cautiously tottered our way into the amazing event. We were soon joined by Lauren and Claire and *some* of us enjoyed a cheeky wine and a bit of mingling (and just staring in AWE at Robyn Lawley) before we made our way into the main arena.
I was lucky enough to meet Velvet D’Amour and her friendly enthused nature put me at ease with the idea of the impending photoshoot I had with her.
We managed to bag ourselves some pretty good spots with a good view of the stage and we then started people and celeb watching before the show began!
And then it began…
Models Of Diversity is, of course, all about breaking the mould when it comes to the fashion world. The beautiful healthy models, some with missing limbs were absolutely perfect on the catwalk, definitely a refreshing sight. Some of the gorgeous dresses have made their way straight onto my wish list, particularly a lot of the Anna Scholz pieces. During the show we saw some videos and heard a speech from Linda Scotson of Advance, the charity that the money raised from the show was being donated too. I must confess that hearing all about Linda’s work and struggles, challenges and victories really made me well up and I think it was a perfect cause to be donating too.
I loved the show for what it stood for and I can’t wait for next year’s event. It would be nice to see some models who were more mainstream plus size ie 18s, 20s and so on and maybe some older models, shorter models and many other varieties. The women who graced the catwalk were breathtaking but I think that there is definitely a place for other types of diversity to come out and play.
Here are my rather bad cheap digicam photos from the event. I would also advise checking out Boomband Em’s blog post for another excellent write up on the evening.