North West Bloggers Day Round Up
This year, The Curve Fashion Festival has some of the best brands and retailers lined up to showcase their curve collections and to help you shop until you drop. In the lead up to the event, we took some of our favourite bloggers to meet the brands you’ll find in the fashion hall and to sneak peak what they have coming up for autumn and winter.
The two days were absolutely packed! We started off at the fabulous Topsy Curvy & Lovedrobe head office where they put on a great mad hatters tea party for us. We saw a little presentation on the brand (which solidified just how great they are) and looked through the collections. What was great about meeting the Topsy Curvy & Lovedrobe team was their passion for plus size fashion. They listened to the blogger's feedback on fit and cut, plus they explained how they’re working on making this better.
We caught a peak of their new collections and while we’re not allowed to show you them just yet, we had to show you this sneaky snippet of fabric. Head over to our Instagram page and you’ll see it. Yes, that’s polka dots and yes that leopard print. YES on the same piece of fabric. Need we say more!
After our tea party, we headed over to Liverpool to check out St Georges Hall, the NEW venue for TCFF18. We loved how swept away our bloggers were and even now our breath is taken away. It’s just beautiful. The bloggers had a tour around the venue and asked lots of questions to feedback to you. The venue is DDA certified and there will be amendments made on the day to make it comfortable for everyone. Spread out over 3 or 4 rooms, this year's festival is going to be bigger and better than ever.
Then we made our way over to the Liverpool River Island style studio. The team talked through the River Island Plus range and showed us some glimpses of what’s coming for autumn and winter. Trust us when we say it’s not to be missed. Think sequins, glam and texture. Lots of the winter collection will be dropping just before TCFF18 so their stand is going to be full of gorgeous pieces from the plus collection. The style studio is a blogger s dream. Rose gold decor, glass everywhere and good lighting. It was definitely a gorgeous little place.
Finally, we ended our first bloggers day on a high with an epic Pretty Little Thing slumber party. A girls night in doesn’t get better than this. The blogger crew turned up to the apartment with a box on each bed full of goodies. Then the evening commenced with personalised PJs, a pink cake of dreams and prosecco on tap it was definitely a night none of us would forget. After a very late night of partying, pizza and giant PLT teddies we called it a night. Obviously not before having a huge girlie chit-chat in the apartment (think Love Island style accommodation). But the fun wasn’t over yet!
With Hollie, our social manager keeping everyone in check, the girls had a really early start. Up and out by 7.45am (give or take a couple of early morning emergencies!) First stop was breakfast at Missguided HQ. The Missguided offices are made of dreams. Seriously. LED lights everywhere, sleep pods, a selfie tunnel and swings in meeting rooms. (Did we mention they have prosecco taps in their chill out area?). The team talked us through the collections that are dropping soon and we’re in love with the pieces. Really on trend and exactly what we’re looking for over the AW period. They also gave us a little exclusive that they should be dropping wide fit shoes VERY soon! You heard it here first!
Then we moved on to Pretty Little Thing HQ. If you love pink, you might have just found your heaven. Blossom trees and pink sofas took us through to where TCFF x PLT peach party was going off. With the plus collection on rails around the room, it was great to see that the collection goes up to a size 26. We gave them feedback that they need to update this on the site and they fully take it all on board. The whole PLT team wanted to know what our bloggers thought of the range, how to improve it and what they want from plus size fashion. Nothing better than honest feedback huh?
After the peach party, it was time for lunch! At celebrity spot restaurant Menagerie, we met with the Boohoo team. After checking out some of the latest collection and talking through the current range, the bloggers were treated to a mini-makeover using Boohoo Beauty products before being gifted a gorgeous Nudes Boohoo Beauty gift set. The lunch table was full of sparkle, just as you would expect and the lunch went down a treat with a cocktail or two. It was great for the bloggers to ask Boohoo some questions about the range and as always, Boohoo was open to feedback.
Finally, the last stop of our blogger's press day was with the lovely team Matalan. Their fresh and modern offices greeted us with cupcakes, prosecco, massages and a fantastic illustrator. Plus the blogger team go to see the Matalan Curve collection in person. We were so impressed by the choice of colours and how on-trend the collection was. It’s available up to a size 28 too, so if you haven’t checked them out you really need too!
You can catch all of these brands and more in TCFF fashion hall in November. But you better be quick to grab your tickets because they are selling fast!