Melbourne Fashion Week Plus – Show Four
Show Four was the last of the shows and took place on Sunday night. It had a much more up beat attitude with the models able to have a lot more fun on the runway. I understand that different types of clothes suit more non-smiling, serious faces, but I just love seeing happy, smiling models. The audience really got into it too!
Sprinkle is a Melbourne based label whose retro vibes had me looking like the heart-eyed emoji. I just fell head over heels over the sailor chic outfit below left! Though after tracking them down online I was a little sad to see that they only do sizes 8-18. So if you’re an inbetweenie, be sure to check them out. Check out their website, Instagram and Facebook.
Juicy Lucy Plus
Juicy Lucy is a plus size resort range made from pure silk! All of their garments are handmade in Australia from exclusive Chinese and Vietnamese silks. The colours in this range are amazing and I love how many different cuts they have, from ponchos, vests, jackets and kaftans, most in different lengths! My favourite, the blue/purple/pink one above even has a hood! Find more on her website, facebook and Instagram!
Joolz has been on my radar for a little while now after we’d connected over social media, but her new collection has me going gaga! I mean, fat unicorns and Golden Girls prints! These items are designed and made in Melbourne by Joolz and available in a range of styles/prints. The leggings are gold and remind me of Black Milk for plus size! I’m super lusting after the cute as eff outfit Curvy Sam is wearing below left. Don’t tell me what to wear tunic and Golden Girl leggings are a match made in heaven. I’m also looking forward to crop tops she’s just perfecting at the moment! Find her on Etsy, as well as Facebook and Instagram.
Miss Scarlett did it
Miss Scarlett Did It is THE place for bras and underwear that are not only functional but gorgeous! Plus owner Regina does bra fittings, which I keep getting told I need! Oh, and that bra fitting can be done internationally over Skype. You do have to search a little on the site to find the right sizings though. See more designs and find out more about a fitting, check out the Miss Scarlett Did It site, facebook or Instagram.
If you catch me in stockings 90% of the time it will be Sonsee (see!). After I was kindly gifted a pair a few years ago, I was a convert. These are actual PLUS SIZE stockings in a range of thicknesses and colours. Not only that but they’ve grown to include a range of underthings (Shorts, bodysuits, slips etc) and soon ACTIVEWEAR! The activewear is sure to be a hit as they’ve put in so much work to make great quality workout wear for plus size women. THANK YOU Sonsee for everything you do! Check out their site and sign up to their newsletter for info on when the Sonsee Active range arrives and don’t forget to follow on facebook and Instagram.
I’d never heard of Active Truth before but it’s events like this that make me so glad to find new designers and retails to support. Active Truth activewear is designed, made, tried and testing in Queensland and cater to sizes 8 to 26. They say in their about section “Our mission is to make activewear for everybody because, the truth is, healthy is an outfit that looks different on everyone. Women are diverse. With many different lifestyles, goals and dreams. We come in different shapes and sizes. Our fitness abilities and interests are as varied as our health and wellness journeys.” Which I just had to share because YES! YES! YES! Can I get a hands up praise emoji in here!? Visit their site HERE, as well as facebook and Instagram.
Beyond the Sea Swimwear
Last, but certainly not least was Beyond the Sea swimwear. Inspired by the glamorous girls of the pin up era, Sydney based Beyond the Sea offers locally made swimmers in a range of sizes. I just adore the striped bikini above left and the very mini mouse-esque bikini next to it! I’m actually looking forward to summer this year, which I’m sure I will regret saying in a few months! For more Beyond the Sea check out their site, Instagram and facebook
Sadly, a lot of my photos didn’t turn out very good, so for these posts, I’ve used photos by the event photographer Jessie Obialor. I will be posting the photos I took to a facebook album soon.