Monday, January 14, 2013

PSFWA part 1


Late last year I was lucky enough to be invited to the inaugural Plus Size Fashion Weekend Australia (or PSFWA) with some amazing Aussie plus size bloggers and one special guest blogger from the UK. From left to right we have Jeanie from Inspired Wish, Nicola from 2manycupckaes, Ashley from This is Ashley Rose, Olivia from Wait Until The Sunset, Caitlin from Closet Confessions, Genevieve from Work It Own It Use It, Melissa from Sugar Coat It, Me, UK special guest Carla from Messy Carla, Gisela from Gisela Ramirez and Amanda from Amanda's Musings. Behind the lens (and the lady behind the whole event) is Dani from Danimezza. We had in house shellac manicures, a plus size clothes swap, Benefit eyebrow tint and shape, a Grill'd burger dinner and an exclusive showing of City Chic's next season collection. To say we had a fun weekend is an understatement, we had a ball.

Held in a penthouse apartment in Sydney's Meriton Serviced Apartments World Tower the view was amazing.

City Chic's buyer showed us the new season collection which is inspired by the trends coming from Europe. Think neon brights, peplums, studded detailing and sheer. The collection is getting released this month, some pieces are already in store and the look book is online.

 This blazer in on trend hounds tooth with leather look cuffs and exposed metal zips had all us bloggers going ga-ga. Its the perfect statement blazer to wear over a LBD or to team with jeans and will be in store this month.

 STUDS - need I say more? AND its already in store and online City Chic Stud Collar Tunic $89.95 AUD

Collar tips are everywhere right now, so happy to see them on plus size garments too!

 City Chic gave all the bloggers a goody bag each full of jewellery and vouchers. Genevieve was very excited.

Caitlin talking about the new season with City Chic's buyer.

 The amazing shoes City Chic's buyer was wearing!

Gisela and Carla enjoying the champers during the showing.

Genevieve trying on the neon yellow peplum jacket which is one of my favourite pieces from the new collection.

Team City Chic with Olivia.

 My picks from the new season. The neon yellow peplum jacket is perfect for those balmy Summer nights and as a bonus it covers off two trends - neon and peplum. The houndstooth blazer is just too amazing to pass up. I am obsessed with collar details so the studded collar tunic and the collar tips blouse are no brainers. I need all these pieces!!!

Do you see anything that takes your fancy in the new season collection?