We recently attended the Plus North event in Leeds, organized by bloggers Becky and Toni. Becky was kind enough to write a post and give us the lowdown on what went on – read on to find out more about this fabulous celebration of Plus Size fashion!
When I started my blog last year I never thought I’d be lucky enough to be visiting London, attending events and meeting the likes of Gok Wan and viewing exclusive collections before they hit the shops, but here I am and how fabulous is that?! The one thing I noticed when the invites for events started coming in was that everything was in London, and as someone based in the North it can be quite costly to travel to these events, so I thought it might be fun to organise an event in the North. To cut a long story short what began as a small bloggers event snowballed in to a huge afternoon of fashion, shopping and fun!
With the help of fellow blogger Toni from The Only Way is Toni, we managed to pull off a huge event which were really proud of, and I think more than anything is the complete and utter positivity of the day that we’re most proud of, the feedback we’ve received from everybody who attended about how they felt welcomed, and it made them feel more positive about their bodies has been amazing!
Hosted in the beautiful Aspire venue in Leeds city centre, over 150 plus size women gathered together to enjoy an afternoon of pampering, shopping, catwalk shows, and photo booth frolics!
Sponsors included Simply Be, Evans, Benefit Cosmetics, Curvissa, Excite Clothing and of course Clothing at Tesco who showcased the beautiful Ann Harvey collection and talked about some very exciting developments within their plus size ranges! It’s always really great to hear from retailers who are putting in the effort to make their plus size ranges more thought out, fashionable and well fitted and that’s just what Clothing at Tesco are doing, and along with Metail they are taking the online shopping experience to a new level with their virtual fitting room.
Along with a catwalk show guests were welcome to have a manicure, indulge in cupcakes and macaroons and meet lots of exciting companies changing the face of plus size fashion.
We really had a fantastic day and loved hearing from everyone one who was there, best get planning next years now then!