My day outfit for Plus London Two - Anna Scholz Digital Print Jersey Dress.
This last weekend, thanks to the lovely Claire, over at Monkey Fashionista, a bunch of bloggers from all over Europe, came together to celebrate fashion at Plus London Two.
Our First Stop? Anna Scholz - and as you can imagine, I wore one of my Anna favourites - a dress that not only looks great and makes me feel great - but defies all those stupid rules about dressing for your size!
As you lovelies know, for me - heading to Anna Scholz is always a special event (I mean, LOVE!), and on Saturday there was an extra kick... there would be forty other women there - of all shapes and sizes, ALL looking at Anna's clothing. How amazing.
I swear the colours and patterns make me giddy with joy.
The afternoon was pretty immense as Anna's studios were literally alive with women buzzing about, touching fabric and gushing over colours/prints. It was amazing actually and there was huge excitement in the room. I loved that there were bloggers from the UK, but also girls from all over Europe, including: Switzerland, Germany, France and Belgium.
I think one of the most empowering things at the event - was seeing women of different shapes and sizes in Anna's clothes and looking amazing. I always talk about how Anna is amazing at tailoring, and I tell you - Saturday was a great illustration of that fact... Just check the Anna Scholz blog or perhaps
Blog To Be Alive (or indeed any of the Plus London writeups!) to see what I mean.
The studio laid on a yummy lunch, before a really great Question Session with Anna. It was amazing to hear Anna talk about her designs, but also hear all the questions girls had about her work and tailoring. It was great to learn about the size 18 fit model who comes in every week, who helps to ensure that the cuts and fit are spot on. I loved hearing about Anna's inspirations for her prints as well as her passion for clothes, fashion and curvy women.
As the afternoon continued, many women passionately discussed their feelings about Plus Fashion and Anna asked us all what we're interested in seeing more of. It was pretty fab actually - to hear all the different ideas and opinions of a diverse and interested range of plus size women. I loved it.
As the event drew to a close, all of us were invited to take a goody bag away with great information about the current collections and a couple of small gifts... it was such a treat - especially since we'd already had such a fabulous afternoon. I put my jacket on to head home...
I had a fabulous afternoon and while I didn't try on any of Anna's clothes at Plus London, I'm pleased to say that I will be showcasing some different pieces on my blog very soon in my fabulous Anna Scholz series on her Spring/Summer 2012 Collections.
My blog post on the Plus London Night Event will be up very soon.