So here’s something else very exciting that happened when I was away.
In 2009 I was a brand newbie blogger in a plus-size fashion world was just starting to take off in a big way. I was invited to participate in what was probably the world’s first fashion festival that catered specifically to bigger bodies, but America was a long way away and I was licking my wounds after an excruciating breakup, so I wasn’t able to attend.
This year Full Figured Fashion Week celebrates its fourth birthday, and I’m absolutely delighted to be able to announce that I’ll be front and centre for the festivities as part of a collective of specially chosen bloggers than include fellow Aussies Danimezza and Ashley Rose.
What this means is that I’ll be able to bring you all the exciting news about up-and-coming designers and trends, show you lots of pretty new things, and introduce you to some of the big movers-and-shakers in the industry.
What is also means is that – ridiculously – just days after returning from the States, I’m now madly saving up to go again in less than two months. (I really could have planned that better!)
The Sophisticate will still be in New York at that point, so accommodation’s covered, but to help with flights and incidentals I’ll be having yet another big eBay sale in the next few days, so watch out for that.
Because I haven’t accepted advertising on Frocks and Frou Frou, I don’t really feel comfortable asking companies to sponsor me for the event, so instead I thought I’d put a call out to you guys. Will you help me get back to New York, so I can share the wonders of Full Figured Fashion Week with you?
I’ve set up a “donate” button with PayPal (just click the image above), and every teensy little bit will help, but I thought as an added incentive if you donate $10 or more I’ll put you into the draw to win one of three thank-you packages made up of some of my favourite DIY/Remix projects.
A cardigan remixed with sequin heart elbows
A ribbon bow belt in your choice of colours (depending on availability)
A polymer bead necklace
The competition will close on the 1st of June.
To whet your appetite for the festival, make sure you check out the other bloggers from the Fashion Front:
just a thought… maybe you could also write to the magazine/newspaper about the event? some of them would be willing to sponsor your trip for sure, and of course have full review.
hope everything will work fine! 🙂
I hadn’t thought about that. Good thinking, Lena – I’ll put some feelers out.
holding my thumbs (Polish version of fingers crossing it is ;-))! and I’m sure it will work out the way it should!
I think putting the call out to your readers instead of asking for sponsorship is a great idea! Donating now.
Thank you, Ria! Everyone’s been so generous, I appreciate it so much!
Lilli, what’s your eBay store called? I can’t remember!
lillipilli1978, but there’s nothing up there yet! Hopefully tomorrow, but I’ll be sure to post a link.
Happy to help….donation DONE! Can’t wait to hear all the news from New York (and see the pictures).
You’re wonderful – thank you so much, Mahoobla
What a great opportunity, hope you enjoy it : )
Thank you! I’ve heard it’s a pretty full-on week, but it should be fun!
Have donated. Great that you can go and see your honey.
Aw, thanks Cilla! I owe you that coffee 🙂
Donated. Maybe you should do a massive eBay sale to raise some cash…I’m sure a few of us would love that ;). I’d buy a bow belt n clothes of course. X
That’s the plan! If I get an evening free this week I have a stash to put up. Still trying to source a good velvet supplier for the belts, but I might just end up going to Spotlight if I can’t find one with a good range soon!
Hi 🙂 I am a new addict of Your blog. Absolutely love Your cute style!!! You look positively gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing With the world 🙂 I got so inspired I decided to show off some curved fashion at my own blog (which mainly is interior related) 🙂
I’ll be back soon! Hope you get safely to NY. It is a magical city!
That’s great Tee! I’m glad you were inspired, I’ll be sure to check out Vinnord 🙂
Only ever read, but just had to comment this time coz you haven’t put THIS on FB, congrats hun thats so cool!
Although I may have to keel you for going back to NY so soon…Im more than a tad jealous!
Id defo buy a couple of those necklaces if you put those on ebay….;) and probably everything else you put up, so get on it !!
From Jo (Torquay book seller) xx
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