Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Diversity Show and Curves in Couture Part 1

Well sorry it's taken a while but I hope you think it was worth the wait.
On the 17th November something amazing happened at The Tabernacle Notting Hill in London. The first ever UK plus sized fashion show took place. Established plus designers Anna Scholz, Jill Alexander and Carolyn de la Drapiere shared a runway with new faces like Miss Lacy and Danielle Liane. We also saw the work of amazing hat designer Ilda DiVico

The audience had more than its fair share of celebrity stardust. Velvet d'Amour the celebrated model, photographer and actress arrived looking stunning in a beautiful corset and fishtail skirt.

Me and the gorgeous Velvet

The dance group Flawless were in attendance. Eve Pollard aka Lady Lloyd the author, journalist and ex newspaper editor and the legend of the British fashion scene Zandra Rhodes were also there showing their support. The CEO of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush was in there as well. The event was actually two separate shows.

The Diversity Show gave us models with a veriety of body shapes, some with (dis)abilities wearing clothes from a variety of retailers including Next, Pepe Jeans and many more. There has to be a shift in fashion marketing, we need more real people. This is what Angel Sinclair and the team at Models Of Diversity are fighting for and Angel is such a force to be reckoned with no one will get in her way. This was an event largely put together by volunteers and they did a cracking job.

This show was hosted by the gorgeous Natalie Cassidy who was very candid in speaking that she has stuggled with her weight and she's fluctuated between a very small size 6 up to a size 16, nearly an 18. She stuck me as very much the girl next door and came across brilliantly. Her dress attracted a lot of attention the slinky black number created by Renaissance Creative Designs showed off her curves well

There was an absolute tingle going through the whole building as Natalie closed up the Diversity show and then we moved onto Curves in Couture

Photos reproduced with the kind permission of Alessandro Capoccetti and Anna Martin

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