I went along with my friends Mhairi and Kathryn who I had met up with earlier at Anna Scholz's studio. Both ladies had to first of all take part in the fashion show so while they went to prepare I had time to talk to some of the other bloggers and sponsors at the event, including the always gorgeous Charlotte from Simply Be, Wendy who provided the cupcakes enjoyed by us all (one of which ended up being my lunch for the day (at 8.30pm!) - and very delicious it was too), and several others.
I took heaps of photos of the fashion show but I know there was some controversy surrounding this part of the event so I am not going to include any on here. Needless to say, all the ladies involved took part with poise, dignity and professionalism, despite some very trying circumstances.
After this point of the evening my silly camera ran out of battery so I could not take any more photos. Fortunately the evening was well covered by others, including Sarah Price, who was the official photographer for the event and I have used some of her pictures below.
Lots of lovely bloggers + lots of lovely clothes = very happy ladies!
The first thing I did after the fashion show was to get myself a bra fitting from the wonderful ladies at Elomi. Mhairi and I ended up in the same fitting session and we both had a great time with Suzanne from Elomi as we tried on a few different sizes to ensure the best fit. The ladies had brought with them a selection of styles in more common sizes but being fitted into a rather awkward 34HH meant that there was only one available for me to try: the Caitlyn. I did not mind this at all as it ended up being an incredibly comfortable bra - full review to follow. The big surprise was that we were given a bra and matching knickers to keep! Thank you so much, Elomi :-)
I also spent a little time talking to Katie about the different styles available from Elomi. All of the team were simply wonderful and made us feel special and valued. Thanks so much, ladies!
After that, I happened upon the lovely people from Navabi. I had not heard of this company before so it was really great to chat to them and find out about the sorts of things they had on offer. They had various items on display and I fell in love with this black coat even though it was at least a couple of sizes too big for me (although you can't see this from the pic they took of me in it below).
Mhairi, Kathryn and I had lots of fun posing for photos in the pop-up photo studio with Diana - all the pictures she took are available here. Diana was a really pleasant lady and immediately put everyone at ease; proof of this can clearly be seen from what excellent shots she captured of us all. She clearly has a natural talent for taking photographs and working with people - everyone looks so relaxed and natural in the pics she took. If you would like to find out more about her, Diana writes a blog here and has a professional website here. She was kind enough to give me permission to use some of the photos she took on this post, so here are a few of my favourites:
As you can see, we got a bit carried away! Such fun :-)
I really enjoyed looking through the racks of clothing from Red Bows Boutique and Simply Be and found several items that I loved but just about managed to resist making any purchases. Most unusual for me!
It was great to have some time to speak with other bloggers, although before I knew it I had to make my escape through the snow to ensure I got to Victoria in plenty of time to get my train home. I wish I could have stayed longer!
Thanks again to Claire and her team for organising such a fun and busy day/evening. Roll on Plus North, which is coming up in July!