Thursday, 10 October 2013

Autumn and Winter Fashion featuring Curvissa



Hey Everyone!

So autumn is officially here, cue conkers, parka coats, snoods and those famous sheepskin boots on every woman in sight. (They are bloody comfy). For me autumn/winter is the best time of the year, the cooler temperatures mean that the fashion is so much more accessible without feeling all hot and bothered and therefore uncomfortable! 

I was recently contacted by Curvissa who are launching their autumn range with a fab advert and some lovely standout pieces which I'm pleased to be sharing with you guys. In case you haven't heard of them (you most likely have) Curvissa are a fashion brand carrying sizes 14-32 and they are specifically catering to girls like myself who fall outside of the likes of Topshop sizing where if you're over a size 16 and can't find anything stretchy you're screwed! 

Now for a quick glimpse of some cute styles within the collection to drool over!


Here are my personal top picks that are most definitely going on my wishlist.

First we have a gorgeous camel trench coat which is the closest I'll ever get to Emma Watson's staple Burberry one that I unashamedly lust over every time I see it in a magazine. I particularly like the black piping detail which I think gives it a very premium look and I'd wear this over tights, jeans or leggings so perfect for everyday wear.



Next up is a chunky knitted jumper which you can get in blue or sand. For me this would be perfect with jeans/jeggings  for a classy yet casual weekend look.


And finally this little beauty that is currently on sale and is only £30! I am in love with this 50's inspired retro number which I would pair with red lippy (Mac Russian Red?) and victory rolls.



*If you're a new customer you get 20% off your first order with free delivery and everything is really reasonable for high quality clothes that will carry you through the seasons.*

I was really pleased to hear that two well know plus size bloggers were involved in the shooting of the advert being Betty from Pamper and Curves and Rosie from A Rose Like This, both of which I read regularly. The plus size community is such a great place to be a part of and for those ladies to be a part of the campaign, for me at least, it speaks volumes. Here are a couple of quotes from each of the ladies:

Betty:

Have you been to a TV shoot before?
I have as in my former life I was a video director. I never directed fashion shoots though so it was really interesting to watch the process.

Was the shoot what you expected?

In some ways yes although I hadn't realised just how many times you would be filming each model in certain poses to create the look for the promo. Its always amazing how much you have to film for one short snappy advert.

shoots Behind the Scenes of the Curvissa AW13 TV Advert

Rosie:

Which was your favourite outfit and why?
It's so hard to choose just ONE! But I loved the black and white three quarter sleeved dress (Sorry I don't know the name of it!) I think it was worn by Laura the model and she looked fabulous in it!

What was your favourite part of the day?

This had to be meeting some of the lovely Curvissa team and the models. Seeing what went into the advert and meeting the adorable Jack Russell Dash! Oh and not forgetting the chance to spend a few hours with one of my favourite bloggers Betty Pamper! So really the WHOLE day was my favourite part!

dashthedog Behind the Scenes of the Curvissa AW13 TV Advert

(I found a picture of this Dash character and look at his little face!! So cute!)

Curvissa are also running a competition where you can win £150 of clothing vouchers to spend on updating your wardrobe. Sound good? Click here to be in it to win it!

I hope you have enjoyed this post which is brought in collaboration with Curvissa and please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Thanks for reading. Love Sally x



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