Thursday, 4 September 2014

Plus North 2014

So this weekend just gone, I had the incredible experience of attending my very first Plus North - the norths premier plus size fashion event.


Being a fairly new blogger on the block and somebody that is not overly social, I was initially super nervous. Not only was I attending the event but I was also modelling a gorgeous AW Collection outfit for the fabulous Yours Clothing! 


But, I had absolutely no reason to be nervous and I can whole heartedly say that it was one of the best weekends I have ever spent! 

The event started on the Saturday and this was the day I was modelling for the wonderful Yours Clothing!


I wore a full outfit from their new AW collection including a gorgeous burgundy and black boucle coat with PU sleeves and collar!


Now, as most of my readers will know, I never ever wear trousers. In fact, I don't even own a pair of trousers! But for Yours I stepped outside of my comfort zone and modelled a pair of black jeggings which I felt utterly fabulous in! I really cannot express how much I loved modelling, it was such an incredible feeling and as soon as I had finished - I wanted to do it all over again! I shared the runway with so many stunning women and it was a complete honour! 

Later in the day I got to have a sneak at some more pieces from the Yours AW Collection, including this stunning faux fur jacket which I was featured wearing on the Yours instagram account!


This is definitely an item I will be adding to my AW wardrobe as soon as it becomes available because I love nothing more than a good faux fur coat!

There were so many incredible brands showing their AW collections at Plus North but I think my favourite was definitely Zizzi. A German brand who are really proving their high quality fashion credentials in the plus size fashion world!


There was a lot of leather look pieces, a lot of Scuba and a lot of monochrome - all things I adore! Sadly they weren't selling items and were simpy tempting us with some samples and tempt me they most definitely have! As soon as I am able too, I will be bulk buying from Zizzi and here is a photograph of me snapped by BGP Magazine, with my Zizzi gift bag.


Simply Be also had some amazing new AW pieces on display, that will really take them to another level in the plus size fashion stakes! Including this incredible, edgy, baby blue PU mini skirt - available now online and in store! It makes me drool it is so beautiful!


Simply Be were also one of the brands showing at Plus North and some of my beautiful new friends modelled for them!


As y'all know, there is nothing a plus size girl loves more than delicous food! On arrival at Plus North we were greeted by these divine creations,


Sweet pizzas! There were a variety of toppings including Oreos, peanut butter, strawberries and marshmallows. They were super super sweet so a little piece was all you needed but they were absolutely delicious!

Speaking of fat girls loving food, check out my favourite photograph from the entire weekend. The stunning Nancy Whittington of Sugar, Darling and the heavenly Elena Davies of Frivolous Mrs D enjoying their gourmet hotdogs!


More than the stunning fashions and delicious foods were the people I had the honour of meeting at Plus North. I was very excited to get to meet so many women I would have so much in common with but what I didn't realise was that I would be meeting women I feel I will now be friends with for the rest of my days! 

The beautiful Elena Davies from Frivolous Mrs D was the first lady I met after she agreed to do my nails before Plus North and as soon as I met her, I knew she was special! She is my fat soul sister and we are basically the same human being! Having now not seen her for 4 days, I genuinely miss her!


(Above pictures featuring the gorgeous Yours Clothing dress they gifted to me after I visited their Cardiff store! Unfortunately, I was having such a lovely time, I forgot to pause and take full outfit photographs!)

As well as the heavenly Elena. I had the utter pleasure of meeting and bonding with Becky B of The Ramblings Of Mrs Bebe - who is the founder of Plus North. What a woman! She is such an inspiration!


And last but by no means least, I was honoured to spend time with Rivkie Weichselbaum - the owner of the incredible SLiNK Magazine.

 

We laughed and drank Saturday night away at the Hilton Doubletree Rooftop Bar. We could see the whole of Leeds and it was beautiful. I have never felt so accepted by 3 wonderful women in my entire life and it genuinely makes me emotional thinking about it. I don't have many friends, the ones I do have I cherish  so making new ones is always an extra special occasion.

As well as these divine women, I met so many other beautiful people. Genuinely kind, fun and interesting women with whom I had endless amounts in common with and I think that is what made Plus North special for me. We were a sisterhood and aside from all the fat politics that go on in the world today, we were united because we were all fat and we all bloody love dressing well! 

Finally, there was a raffle and I WON A PRIZE! I never win anything haha!

 
I won this amazing T Rex necklace from the Chunky Cat Cuddler. It is so much fun!

Now I know there are already incredible plans being made for a plus size FESTIVAL in the UK next year and I honestly could not be more excited! 

I think this weekend has changed me and made me a stronger person, having felt that solidarity with so many wonderful women. It has made me more determined and resolute to keep going with my love of fat fashion!

Lots Of Love,
KLJ x

4 comments:

  1. Actually got a bit teary reading this. Love you bubs x x

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    1. Awww Bebe <3 I was teary writing it, thinking about you beautiful babes! Miss you! x

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  2. So glad you had a great time I was so excited to finally meet you, one of my fave fat internet babes!!

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    1. I feel exactly the same! I'm so glad I finally got to meet you, my brow queen sister <3! x

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