The first day of winter arrived and true to form I was in my coat. I really feel the cold, so having a good coat to keep me warm is really important – I also like a bit of variety (the perfect coat for every occasion, if you will), so at last count I have at least seven winter coats. Plus I might have ordered another one while writing this post. Continue reading
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Lost and Led Astray Tuck Hem Dress (4XL) and Oval Resin Necklace
Since spring cleaning my closet this year, I have tried to be more conscious of the things I’m adding in. Rather than spending small amounts of money often on things that will wear out quickly or will only last a season, I’m choosing things that will last a long time. Sometimes these things will cost a little bit more, and I need to save up for them – but trust me, the decision to invest in your wardrobe is one worth making. Continue reading
Last week I popped over to High Society’s Auckland headquarters to meet the team (including amazing designer and fellow Gisborne gal Sheryl May) and check out the new season looks for Chocolat, their plus size range. You might have seen me wearing Chocolat before, but I think that this season’s collection “High Spirits” is better than ever so I thought I’d give you a wee peek at some of my favourites. These would definitely be investment pieces for me because they’re great quality high fashion pieces, and I know I’d get a lot of wear out of them. Continue reading
What is your favourite place to shop?
I love City Chic, they have such a great variety of styles, stunning evening dresses and fantastic jeans. I do buy dresses from “the internet”, but always with a sense of dread because sizing can vary so much between brands. I prefer to try clothes on before I commit to them! As a busy Mummy, I tend to buy my basic everyday items from Farmers and Kmart. Continue reading
I love discovering new designers doing plus sizes, even more when they’re from right here in New Zealand! HALL is designed and made in the Wairarapa using natural fibres, and simple, minimalist shapes with a strong aesthetic. HALL is strongly committed to locally produced high fashion and sustainable practises, and has gorgeous clothes for women who wear sizes 10-24. I really love their summer 2015 collection, so I thought I’d share a few of my faves with you! Continue reading
Dani McAllen wearing Sheryl May at NZFW 2013
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I remember going to New Zealand Fashion Week last year and seeing Dani McAllen (now the Managing Director of We Are Anthology) wearing an amazing outfit by Sheryl May (pictured left), and falling in love with the print. Now, Dani is a tall, slim, leggy babe and the likelihood of us fitting the same clothes is absolutely zero, so I figured I’d be completely out of luck and never get to wear Sheryl May’s beautiful designs. Continue reading
My sole reason for heading down to Wellington was to attend The Carpenters Daughter’s runway show at Wellington Fashion Week. To some of you this might not be a big deal, you might just be thinking “so Meagan went to another fashion show, whatevs”, but for me it really was more than just another fashion show.
We don’t see plus sized bodies on the catwalk in New Zealand. Like, I’ve never seen a woman over a size 16 on a catwalk here, and I’ve been to a lot of fashion events in my time. We just don’t get shows dedicated to plus size bodies. When I go to events for department stores that stock plus sizes, they often won’t show the plus size lines, or will only show a very very small selection, so to attend an entire show celebrating fashion for curvy babes actually blew my mind. Continue reading
I popped by NAKED Empire – The Style Syndicate last weekend, to check out what amazing things they had in stock. They stock stuff from DMONIC INTENT, SYRE, L.S.D. (Little Sister Designs) and Ahoy Cutie to name just a few, and while I was there I tried on a gorgeous “one size fits all” DMONIC INTENT kaftan. I didn’t expect it to fit me, because DMONIC INTENT is a straight size range that goes up to a 14 and I’m obviously much bigger than that, but when the girls urged me to try it on… well.
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I have the worst case of FOMO right now. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been dreaming about attending a show dedicated entirely to plus size fashion, and now that it’s actually happening I can’t go!
The Curvy Couture Roadshow is on Sunday the 30th of March 2014, and it’s the first plus size fashion event to be associated with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival as well as the first event to showcase so many independent Australian plus size designers in one place. Continue reading
The Miromoda Showcase was my most anticipated event of the week – partly because I had some friends who were showing their new collection and partly because I get really excited about seeing other Māori artists succeeding!