Date: 9th September
Venue:Exhibition Centre Liverpool
This was our first Curve Fashion Festival and what a day we had! The Festival itself to me was a well organised, carefully planned and I felt had an amazing buzz and ambience about the venue.
As a new plus size online fashion boutique this was a great chance for us to get our name out there and meet some of the big names in our industry.
After setting off at 6.30 am and a 2 and a half hour journey (and a quick change and a lippy rebuff in the Services outside Liverpool!) we parked up and made our way to the very impressive Exhibition Centre along the Quayside.
On arriving we started making our way around the many stalls set up by the big names in this sector such as Lindy Bop, River Island plus and Topsy Curvy to name a few. Some of the clothes were fabulous and for me as a Boutique owner a real inspiration of where I want to take Curvy Belle moving forward. And even a chance for a Prosecco pit stop along the way!
The Curve festival is a great place and well worth a visit whether you are a supplier, seller or just looking for a shop around for a plus size bargain. Essentially the Curve Festival is a celebration of body positive, curve embracing get together of mainly women from all over the country and beyond. Certainly one for your diary next year if your are looking for plus fashion inspiration from sizes 14 to 32.
There were many highlights for us that day firstly not only making the best dressed category in the Liverpool Echo in my 'Matilda' Green Floral Shirt Dress by Lindy Bop, one of our biggest sellers at www.curvybelle.com, but meeting the lovely, beautiful Tess Holliday and signing a copy of her book that I bought! What a lovely girl she is, chatty, sincere, confidental and totally stunning. One day I WILL get her to model one of our dresses!
Yes, amazing day all round, great experience, oh and not forgetting meeting the lovely girls on the Ashleigh PlusSize stall for a good laugh!
We Certainly came away that day feeling the long journey was fully worth every mile, and enjoyed ever second of the experience and if you are like me a plus size girl looking for an amazing experience and searching for that special dress or make up tip, then please make sure you do bookmark it in your diary next year!
It was a total pleasure to meet everyone we came across that day and will certainly be returning next year with out own Curvy Belle Vintage Plus size Stand! Watch this space!