Wednesday, 27 March 2013

A Love Letter to ASOS Curve

I don't think I've ever been so passionate about a plus brand than ASOS Curve. Recently in London and New York the team held a High Summer Preview and I was one of those people screen grabbing everything I wanted so I'm ready to pounce on the site once it all hits (some of it's already online) GOODBYE PAYDAY WAGE! The thing is with ASOS, they know what the plus size community are looking for. Literally, every single piece is amazing. It's fast, forward fashion and I don't feel like I have to wait ages for a trend to become accessible to someone my size. You know what's even more incredible? The Curve buyers. I regularly tweet the ASOS Curve team and they are more than happy to listen to my views or answer any questions I have. I've seen them interacting with bloggers on twitter and taking notice of what we like and dislike.

The fact that Curve have started holding these kind of events for bloggers and magazines is just amazing. It gets us excited about the new season and they aren't showcasing a bunch of frumpy and boring clothes. Everything they produce - I want to wear! The colours, materials and copies of catwalk pieces make them my favourite destination for plus size fashion. Honestly, my wardrobe is probably 70% ASOS and 30% Simply Be. These are the only retailers I feel at the moment and creating cool pieces for the plus size community. I've chosen some of my favourite pieces from the lookbook below but I just wanted to say thank you to the ASOS Curve team for making such amazing pieces for us and knowing exactly what it is that we want to wear.

Mixed Print Bomber Jacket £45

Denim Dress £40

Cutwork Embroidery Top £30
Dungarees £38

Floral and Stripe Shirt
Lace Dress

Embroided Dress - Snapped from Bethany's instagram

ASOS High Summer selection - Snapped from Gabi's instagram

Can I just bring your attention to the yellow maxi dress? Incredible.

Bravo ASOS Curve, Bravo.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

My Avenue 32 Wishlist

If there's one thing I enjoy other than physically shopping, it's window/online shopping. There's no better feeling than adding some items to an online basket whilst waiting for payday to arrive (this is my current situation). I was delighted when the people over at Avenue 32 contacted me to ask if I'd put together my own wish list from the site. Similar to Net-a-Porter and The Outnet I spent a good while browsing the site and checking out their many designers. You'll find main stream designers on there such as Giles Deacon, Felder Felder and Calvin Klein plus lots of incredible jewellery designers like Maria Francesca Pepe, Lara Bohnic and Zara Simon.You know what a magpie I am for jewellery and Avenue 32 has an incredible range from statement art deco to fine, delicate pieces.

I've put together my wish list below, be warned this isn't a website to visit without (a few) pennies in the bank. My favourite pieces include the Giles jacquard full black skirt and the doll print scarf. These would look amazing with a white slogan tee and a pair of creepers. A girl can dream right?

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