By Liz Smith
A few weeks ago we got to go to the awesome Miss Voluptuous Pageant. Miss V is a pageant "for voluptuous role models across the country to share their platforms, ideas and visions for the future with other beautiful and like-minded women whilst participating in team building activities and development workshops during the pageant weekend."
We got to dress the contestants for the first round and even award an Apples & Pears Top Model.
If you missed out on coming along to the Curvy Convention last week, here is a chance to see our catwalk show. And we've just added all the new items to our online shop - take a look!
August is shaping up to be a VERY busy month here at Apples and Pears! We will be taking our stall to some amazing events all around the country.
Firstly tomorrow we will be heading to Leicester to take part in Style XL hosted and organised by one of our favourite bloggers Leah Shafik. We'll be bringing lots of lovely new clothes as well as a few favourites, so if you are coming along please come and say hello.
Our next event is back in Essex, at the Meadows Shopping Centre in Chelmsford on Saturday the 9th August. Its an all day event and we will be bringing our lovely model Cara to show off some of our latest items.
On Thursday the 14th we'll be heading to Leigh on Sea, and taking part in the ever popular Glam Pamper and Party evening at Bellini Bar. Later that week we'll be heading to Brentwood to show off some of our fab dresses at a Charity Catwalk Show. Again the lovely Cara will be modelling for us.
If you are closer to North Essex, you can also find our stall at events in Harwich and Colchester this month.
And finally on 30th August its Plus North, at Baracoa in Leeds. To say we are excited about this is an understatement! Katie who does some styling for us, will be coming along so if you want help choosing the perfect Apples and Pears dress for a special event come and pick her brains!
As for me (Liz) I will be at every event manning the stall and really cant wait to meet everyone at these brilliant events. And I think on the 1st September I will be having a well-earned duvet day!
You can keep up with our adventures on Instagram. If you are organising an event and you would like us to take part please contact us.
As we announced a while ago, we will be taking our stall along to the amazing Style XL event in Leicester on August 2nd.
If you haven't booked your ticket yet then hurry - they are selling fast! And you can get a 10% discount from Apples & Pears by entering discount code APPLES10.
We really cant wait to meet everyone there - so tweet us @CurvyClothes and let us know you are coming along!
We've got lots of new stock coming to our website very soon! Thanks to all the suggestions and requests from our followers and likers, the new collection includes work wear, bolero style shrugs, wrap dresses and a very cute skater dress. We'll be taking the new collection to our marketplace stall at the British Plus Size Fashion Weekend, so if you are coming along you will have the first chance to buy. It will be available for everyone else to buy on the website the following week.
This weekend I was lucky enough to attend the amazing Plus London Three event. This is an annual event organised by a group of fashion bloggers to celebrate all that is plus size.
Earlier in the week we promised you some exciting news - well here it is! Apples and Pears is getting involved in GO4 Indoor Market, that will be in the Holy Trinity Church, near the library in Colchester. Our stall will be there every Tuesday from 14th May. We will have all our best selling stock, plus a few new items. As well as a market, the building will also have a cafe. So you can pop in for a coffee and restock your wardrobe at the same time!
For more information on the market: http://www.go4enterprises.org/