Well ladies, I am so excited to share with you some FANTASTIC NEWS!
Celebrating Curves are happy to announce our most amazing NEW collection of Prom and Occasion Wear!
We are working with the fabulous people at Eternity Bridal Ltd to bring you ladies this fabulous collection!
Our prom and occasion wear will be here earlier than expected and we can't wait!
We are now taking appointments for November! A one hour exclusive appointment with full use of the studio to find your perfect dress for that very special occasion!
Excitement is building...... it won't be long now until these beauties below arrive! All simply stunning!!
Make your prom or occasion wear appointment NOW..... Available in store from 1st November - Available is sizes 14-28. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Are shifting attitudes in body image the reason curve models are on the rise? Glamour thinks so...
There's a Reason You're Seeing More Curvy Models in Mass-Market Fashion Campaigns
BY ANDREA CHENG
For what feels like forever, the fashion industry ran on a platform of exclusivity, granting entry to a select few by perpetuating an expectation of beauty that can be met by only a certain type of woman: tall, skinny, blond. White. But you probably know this already—you felt it when you flipped through a magazine as an impressionable preteen, or when you put on the TV, or when you passed by any form of advertisement. And after years of blaming the media, of finger-pointing body-altering tools like Photoshop, of seeing only a single body type represented on the runway, finally--finally!—change is starting to manifest. Now it's not uncommon to spot curvy models in commercial fashion campaigns.
About time, right?
Chadrian McKnight, who’s been the casting director of House Casting (a company owned by Milk Group) for eight years, says once 2017 hit, a switch flipped in terms of the mass-market clients that would come in demanding curvy and racially diverse models to front their campaigns. “It felt like it happened literally on January 1,” he says. “A hairdresser friend of mine noticed it earlier, but on my end, we weren’t casting for curvy models in big commercials until this year. It came as a shock—because there was a major push.”
That demand, McKnight says, caused leading modeling agencies to scramble to diversify their boards, while “the agents who already had a solid curve roster were cleaning up—those girls were working so much, but they couldn’t be at two places at once.” He’s talking about places like Natural Model Management, a health-conscious boutique curve agency that McKnight has worked with to place plus models in national commercials and campaigns. To illustrate this substantial spike: A single plus model who would normally land one gig a year booked more than eight jobs within the last four months.
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So fantastic to have my story covered!!! These great people were such great help to me when starting up!!! If you have a dream, go for it!! Finance For Enterprise.
Celebrating Curves, Start Up Loan Case Study - Finance for Enterprise
Jane Burbeay launched her exclusive bridal boutique, Celebrating Curves, with the help of a Start Up Loan. Established in Sheffield, in April 2016, Jane specialises in providing exquisite designer wedding gowns and accessories for ladies with a curvy figure, sizes 14-32.
From her own personal experience of searching for the perfect wedding dress, as a size 22, Jane struggled and found it quite upsetting that no retailer could cater for her needs, only offering sample dresses in smaller sizes. With determination kicking in, Jane set to work to make a difference in the bridal industry to create a boutique exclusive for the fuller figure, plus size brides, with customer service being at the heart.
Situated in an attractive courtyard, Jane offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for her beautiful brides to be. With an exclusive appointment and the boutique solely for them, Jane discusses every detail of the bride’s vision to personally select a dress to flatter their curves.
with only 4 months into trading, Jane entered the North of England Wedding Awards and achieved success by being awarded ‘Outstanding Customer Service 2016’ – an incredible achievement and testament to the work and attention Jane dedicates to her boutique and clients.
Commenting on her experience with Finance For Enterprise: “Starting my own business is a dream come true. Without the finance and support from the Start Up Loans Company and FFE this never would have happened. I have been able to refurbish my premises, purchase stock, and I’m well on my way to achieve the sales I had targeted in the first 12 months. The guidance from FFE has been priceless and although it’s been the hardest work and I’ve ever done, I wouldn’t change it for the world”.
Terry Woodhouse, Investment Manager at FFE said, “It was clear from the first meeting that Jane was set to succeed. She had thoroughly researched the market and her passion shone through. She has proven that with hard work, the right attitude and support in place, you can achieve your goals”.
Well ladies, you have just got to take a look at this great new website called 'LOVE CURVES', a fantastic plus size platform set-up by Nina Blakemore. Nina has worked as a curve model for 20 years and wants to share all her knowledge, tips, secrets and experiences she has gained over the past few years with all you lovely ladies out there…
One post I just had to share with you ladies was titled 'Clever Dressing'…
By Nina Blakemore
Here at Love Curves HQ, we are big believers in dressing for your Shape and not for your Size.
The idea of “clever dressing” is to create a beautiful shape, balance your body out and accentuate your best bits.
There are of course no rules – you can do whatever you want to do, and dress however you like, however, we have created some mini guides for our fabulous LOVE CURVES LADIES with their different Body Shapes that you may find of interest.
It is always great to play around with new ideas and create some beautiful shapes with your own body – thats the great thing about Clever Dressing- more often than not it can help you see your own body in beautiful new light – Remember though Ladies, these are only ideas – you do whatever is right for you and whatever makes you look and feel confident and fabulous!
Take a look ladies and subscribe to the newsletter for great fashion tips, ideas and support. Nina is certain to help you look and feel super confident with your body!!
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