Women Are Back

22 Jul

If you have been following my social streams as of late you will have seen me gushing on and on and on and on and ON about the fact that I was in Milan! I was flown there by Marina Rinaldi, as myself and eleven other girls were due to spend four days together working on an exciting project – more will be revealed in a few months!  All I can say is that I ate gelato, met some babes, tried on some amazing clothes and had my hair and make up done every day.  It was like a dream!

It was amazing to meet some of my blogging idols, and I absolutely adore every woman I had the pleasure of spending time with over those four perfect days.

I’d love to introduce you to these women if I may, I will go from left to right.

Katya Zharkova. What can I say about this girl!? I’ve wanted to meet her ever since I saw the spread she did for Plus Model Magazine.
She looked so fun and so beautiful, and meeting her proved that she was that and then some! She has fought and fought and fought to become a plus size model for so many years, and she has such a great attitude towards body image and body confidence, and I felt truly inspired to be around her. Plus she was a dream to watch in action on one of her shoots and I can’t wait to meet her again.

Tanesha Awasthi aka Girl With Curves. 532627_436939976340555_1100787605_n

Wow is all I can say. What a beautiful graceful woman she was! She had the ability to make everything she wore look sublime, and was always so composed and perfect looking!

Melike Çarpatan was a complete darling. melike_7e2b8dff-f59a-4f8e-9943-3a268946816d_10

She brought everyone good luck bracelets from Turkey and looked amazing in her sophisticated outfit choices.

Ditte Vallø – my booby twin! SAM0699-1024x682 A mother of three who looked too young to even have one! Ditte was so funny and amazing to be around, a really positive effervescent woman.

Roberta Scagnolari was wearing a Marina Rinaldi dress when we met, and seeing how good her busty petite curvy frame suited the garment made me even more excited for the following when when I got to try on everything and anything! RobertaScagnolariThis buxom beauty had a knowledge of make up that blew me away!

Iris Tinunin – I love this girl! 251826_10150982223282919_22752224_nShe was so fiery and fun, a pocket sized Italian beauty.

Gabi Gregg. portraitWhat plus size blogger doesn’t want to meet this voluptuous legend!? Gabi was so down to earth and fun to be around – and the fact that she is my body shape twin didn’t hurt either!

Shila Kreuzer was an complete babe. 541302_4140050291906_459295290_nShe wore the best accessories and had the most beautiful lips.

Stéphanie Zwicky – wow! fashion,cream,lacy,pink-686ebfa721fdf71f5ffcf47c77153e86_h

I have to say she was a little intimidating at first, but I soon got to know her and discovered a very sweet warm loving woman. My favourite moment from the trip happened when a little old lady in the Marina Rinaldi store asked me what us girls were doing in the store. She mentioned that she read a blog by a French lady called Stéphanie, and I excitedly told her she was in the store! Stéphanie could not believe that this lady in Italy read her blog, and moments after meeting her she burst into emotional tears. ‘This is why I do it. This is why I blog. I get told I’m fat, too fat to wear nice things. But I don’t care. I blog for women like her.’ – I think we all started crying at this, and Iris summed it up with ‘Your emotion; it’s beautiful.’ Stéphanie recently launched her new collection, and she looked amazing wearing a few of the items from it when in Milan.

Marie Denee – it was so good to see her again! tumblr_mo6o7r5Acl1qe2ex9o1_500Marie and I first met when we worked together on the Evans campaign, and I was so glad to see her name amongst the others, as I was a little dubious about meeting so many new people. She was as fun and beautiful and sassy as ever, and seeing her work it for the camera was something really special!

Edith Dohmen – the girl with the lost luggage! LOOK2311I felt so sorry for Edith, turning up to Milan to find her bags a few hours behind her! Luckily it arrived, and so did she looking as beautiful as she does on her blog. I really enjoyed her attitude and outlook on the plus size world. She is more of an ‘inbetweeny’ at her size, something that she covers a lot on her amazing blog, and with her amazing brand of clothing.

So there you have it! The eleven women I spent time with last week! The Marina Rinaldi gang were also a dream to be around, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Milan, exhausting as it was! I ate great food, had my photo taken by Riccardo Vimercati and Max Cardelli. These photos and accompanying interviews will be appearing on huge posters and in magazine in a few short months, something that I’m even more excited about!  And best of all I finally got to try some beautiful Marina Rinaldi clothes – the links and reviews of which I will also post in a few months. I caught myself crying several times during the trip, and on the way home. I feel so lucky to have been given such a wonderful opportunity with some truly fabulous women, and although I can’t reveal everything about the trip just yet, I can share a few photos with you. Enjoy!





























17 Responses to “Women Are Back”

  1. Iris Tinunin July 23, 2013 at 12.53 #

    “a pocket sized italian beauty” is the best description of me ever! ahahahah thank you!
    Can’t wait to see you soon in september!!


  2. Suzie Quartermain July 23, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Oh my goodness, you got to meet most of my favorite bloggers all in one place. You are so lucky! Well, I know it is not down to luck but because of your hard work. You are an inspiration :0) Thanks for the great post. I can’t wait to hear more about this and to see the lovely clothes x

  3. B July 23, 2013 at 12.53 #

    You are seriously breathtaking! It looks like you had a fantastic time in Milan. You’ve inspired so many women and you’re also one of the most awesome girls I’ve ever met, so your success couldn’t have come to a more deserving person!

  4. Julia R July 23, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Great post – you look stunning! It must have been amazing to meet all those women! x

  5. Rachel Colin July 23, 2013 at 12.53 #

    What an exciting opportunity! I would LOVE to be a model so it’s great to be able to follow your journey through your blog and FB page. What’s next for FFFB?

  6. Leah July 23, 2013 at 12.53 #

    All these women are gorgeous! And such an inspiration. I have always felt on my own about my looks and how I feel about myself, as in confident and happy with my curves, and it’s lovely to know there are plenty of other gorgeous women worldwide who feel the same! Love this post! x

  7. Heather July 23, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Love this! Looks and sounds like the perfect and ultimate girls holiday. Plus I’m totally jealous of all the gorgeous and inspirational ladies you got to meet 🙂 xxx

  8. Gwend0u July 23, 2013 at 12.53 #

    I’ve seen some reviews on others blogs about your trip in Milano and I can’t wait to discover what’s going on :D.
    Thx for the photos and the share :). You’re absolutely stunning in the red dress ❤

  9. Claire July 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Can I ask something? I’ve just found your blog and keep seeing you in beautiful dresses- which I wish I could wear. I’ve two problems one most high street dresses are that bit too shot for me to feel comfortable (just 3 more inches of material and I’d e happy) but most importantly when I find one that I love and is the right length I don’t feel I can wear it without rights/leggings as my thighs chafe. And they chafe more in the summer which is just when I don’t want to be wearing leggings! I feel this is something people never talk about/ admit to having a problem with. But would love to know what other plus size women do about it or how they cope. Can you help?

    • fullerfigurefullerbust July 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

      Have you tried wearing some shapewear? Or shorts? My friend cuts her leggings up to make shorts in the summer to stop chaffing x

      • Claire July 25, 2013 at 12.53 #

        That’s a suggestion (the leggings one) I disagree with shape wear somewhat fundamentally, but thanks for reply!

    • Emma Pearson July 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

      I heard the Evans Black Comfort Shorts work well. Haven’t tried them myself but lots of UK plus size blogs recommend them!

  10. mysteries1984 July 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

    You look amazing, and looks like you had such a fun time! You’ve also introduced me to one or two bloggers, which is always a good thing 🙂 Quick question – that guy in the photos looks really, really familiar…is he Irish by any chance?

    • fullerfigurefullerbust July 26, 2013 at 12.53 #

      All of the men were Italian!xx

      • mysteries1984 July 28, 2013 at 12.53 #

        My own mistaken identity…thanks for the response 🙂 x

  11. Ditte Vallø July 27, 2013 at 12.53 #

    Ahhhhhh you are so sweet ❤

    Can't wait to see you again!! 🙂

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