Monday, 21 February 2011

Sewing Machine Alert! - Ruby Rocks

First of all hello to all you lovely followers both the ones who have been with me a while and the new ones too! I hope you are all well and enjoying the slightly longer days and promise of spring here in the UK.

I have been wanting to do this post for a while, alas things here have been very busy. 

Anyhow before I get to the point I just have to talk about plus London again. I really enjoyed reading everybody's takes on the day, It truly was a great evening - as my life's a bit up in the air at the moment it was great to just forget it all for the night and meet some truly nice ladies. The 'official' photos are fabulous, the second floor studio did a super job and although I'm no model It was great to have a bit of a play! Would love to don some 50's glamour and have another go! I would love to be sultry and sexy but doubt I could turn my perma-grin into blue steel!

Anyhow on to my post. I bought a Ruby Rocks dress from Evans a while back (don't panic I haven't been cutting up the feather one... that's perfect the way it is!), It's the ditzy print one I love the pattern but alas the cut was all wrong on me, the high neckline does nothing for my assets! and didn't sit right it lost shape a bit  (or maybe I'm just a tart and need a low cut!)

So I decided to get out the sewing machine and some bias binding and do a bit of DIY! As for fashion It might not be quite as edgy (sadly I lost a tiny bit of the shoulder detail) but I'm happy with the result, I think it suits me a little better, or at least I feel more comfortable and a tad less bulky on top!

These photos are not great, I look tired largely because I am at the moment! (although they were taken a couple of weeks apart - so its 'perma' tired)

I guess the last thing is apologies to Ruby, It's not that I don't love you,  it's just high necklines don't love me! I'm usually too lazy to get the sewing machine out but this print made me!

Anyhow I have been wanting to get out there and comment on lots of blogs about plus London and otherwise but haven't quite managed it! I will be out and about commenting away soon, its not that I'm a meanie, just a bit tired at present! 

Hope you are all well! 

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Plus London!

Wow! I had such a great time at Plus London last night. First of all many thanks to our lovely organisers: Lauren, Kat, Sophie, Stephanie and Valerie, as well as the sponsors for giving us a sneak peak at some of their beautiful clothes. 

It was great to see so many lovely ladies looking amazing! (I felt so under dressed!) Anyhow without further a do lets push on to the photos:

The best way to kick off any fabulous event, with tea and cakes of course!
I met Amanda in the primrose bakery nestled in between the strand and Covent Garden I had the most lovely delicate green tea and a lemon cupcake...

Then onwards to the Strand Gallery for schmoozing over pretty clothes, including a tiny sneak peak at H&M Inclusive, I'm very interested to see this collection in the shops and hoping patience will be rewarded!

Just a few of my favourites...
This Jacket is Torrid (its a size 2, I refer you to my blog title for my measurements for fit comparisons and all) 
It was quite possibly made to go with my outfit last night! I could not be any more in love with this jacket!

This top is also Torrid and is a size 2 also, It's an odd cut, sort of on the bias on a diagonal under the bust line the frills are just super... finally a chiffon that likes me! (look arms out and everything!)

Oh on to Anna Scholtz... and wow! I would never have tried this dress on in a million years - but thanks to Beth and a swap in the changing room (aka ladies loo!) I did! I don't normally go for anything pencilesque due to the tummy but It looks blinding in this photograph! (note to self to be more adventurous)
(I think it was a size 18 or 20, I did have champagne brain by this point!)

I was desperate to try this baby on but these were going back to ASOS so it was strictly try on with your eyes only! alas this snap does not do it justice! ASOS Curve is getting a lot of love from the plus community and it's not hard to see why! (they are stocking as lot of peach and orange tones at the moment which do nothing for me :-( but there are many more colourful gems too :-)

OK now onwards to the the lovely bloggers,  all looking radiant of course! 
I shamelessley redirect you to here for blog links!

I love this photo, so much so that I'm enlarging it and screwing up the layout of my blog! (ha! and the crazy perfectionist in me doesn't even mind!) I think we all look so happy (who wouldn't sporting such amazing clothes!) I loved the grey wrap dress so soooo much (in fact I sneaked off to the pop up studio to get a professional photo done - fingers crossed it looks good!)

By 10 o'clock I didn't want to go home :-( but looking at the vast quantities of empty champers bottles:

I think going home was the best course of action!