Last night I attended Curves of Couture which was put on by Models of Diversity.
''Models of Diversity are putting on a charity catwalk show, which is being backed by the British Fashion Council. First there will be a retail show featuring healthy professional models of different sizes, shapes, heights and ability levels, including Kelly Knox, winner of the BBC's Britain's Missing Top Model.
Following that will be a high-fashion show, with top international curvy plus models found through a nation-wide casting call, in sizes 14-18. The models will wear couture, from both up & coming designers and established design houses.''
The night didn't start swimmingly, as despite being invited with a press tickets a long time ago, they didn't seem to have their lists. I spoke to a few other ladies who mentioned something about a computer issue? But it is never nice to arrive and not have your tickets as promised! But we got it all sorted and in we went!
I almost didn't recognise Natalie Cassidy, she really looked incredible. Her hair and make up were awesome, honestly, she looked amazing. She spoke about her very public weight fluctuations, and how of course we just need to be happy and healthy.
The models weren't just women, we were treated with some handsome fellas too! Love a bit of tailoring.
There was some confusion over where people were meant to seat, which did leave some guests who had paid for VIP tickets a little lost. It was a shame, as it was obvious that effort had gone into the event, but a few little admin errors did impact the experience a tad.
We were quite excited to spot that fabulous pink barnet in the crowd! Zandra Rhodes!
Pamela Stephenson hosted the second section of the evening, and she did a great job, she was very confident dealing with some of the technical issues!