Last Saturday I did something different – I catwalk modelled for plus sized clothing at an event called Lovely Larger Ladies. We had some big NZ named brands to model and my nerves were extreme to begin with. By the end of the evening there were no nerves!
The girls I modelled with – the ones in the pictures – generally had never modelled before, let alone strut their stuff in front of a number of people, including media and several photographers. They managed to do it with poise, grace and loads of smiles. It was the best to see their confidence rise to levels that I simply had not seen before with them. At our very first get together where we all met for the very first time some ladies were simply ashamed of how they looked and just wanted to raise their self belief. Why were they ashamed? I don’t know but believe media perception played a huge part in this. All I know is that I was also there not so long ago myself. Doing this was pretty out there for them.
We had a guest speaker – This is Megan Kerr – one of the most inspiring people I know. She was inspiring and on point. Her vivacious personally lifted many spirits higher than they were already.
it was also the first event that included an interview with TV3. – check it out around 13 minutes http://www.tv3.co.nz/tabid/3692/MCat/4662/Default.aspx
What this event taught me is this.
We are who we are. We are all beautiful ladies (YES! even you!). I saw beautiful smiles, I saw beautiful expressions, I saw beautiful shapes, and most of all I saw beautiful confidence.
The clothes being worn in the pictures above are from K&K Fashion https://www.facebook.com/KandKFashionsNZ/?fref=photo. Never in a million years did I think I would be part of the banner for a National Retail outlet, but there I am with others.
Other designers included designs from my lovely friend Natalie Robb This lady is special in more ways than one. Not only does she make fantastic clothes, model said fantastic clothes, design the fantastic clothes but she also teaches people how to sew! She is sew inspiring! Check out her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RoxyRicRac/?fref=ts
Other brand’s I represented on the cat walk were The Carpenters daughter, TS, Redress by Diane Anstis and Papparazi Dolls – I love the fact your clothes get a huge, Papparazi Dolls to name a couple more. second chance – well done you. There will be more photos posted as time goes on.
Oh and before I forget, Kudos to the management team and the person behind the idea Jessica Jo S Closet – your idea came to fruition in such a beautiful way.
Oh by the way reader, this was a NZ first event!
So lets cut to the chase and show you all some of the garments that were on display!
I have so many favorites worn by the other ladies, don’t they look fab?
The first thing that impressed me with this outfit was how well it draped over Sarah. Pink and Black always looks so smart and this is no exception. Sarah looks so pretty and vibrant in this outfit from K&K Fashions https://www.facebook.com/KandKFashionsNZ/?fref=ts