Hey guys, my names Gemma and I run a blog over at www.gemsies.blogspot.com! Last week was my first ever experience of LFW and I initially was nervous as it can be all professional and crazy. The idea of running in between shows and looking glamorous 24/7 was slightly daunting. However, my experience was the complete opposite! It was full of colourful clothing, amazing vibes, everybody expressing themselves through their clothes and it was actually a rather comfortable atmosphere.
How was your January? Hope you’ve had a good start to the year and are looking forward to things ahead. We certainly are and here at Simply Be we’ve got some very exciting plans in the pipeline so keep your eyes and ears peeled!
But first things first, let’s look back and see what the month of January brought us, as we run through our highlights!
This December you can’t have failed to miss the blow-out between ‘Fit Mom’ Maria Kang, and a curvy lingerie shop owner who asked lots of curvy and larger women to send in photos of themselves. Needless to say at team Simply Be we’re not down with fat-shaming, and believe that there is beauty in every body. When will people learn that there is a difference between ‘promoting obesity’ / actively encouraging people to be a particular size, and promoting self-love and body confidence, empowering all women to feel beautiful? Le sigh.
This month we hit over 2000 followers on Instagram – are you with us?
Our AX Paris sequin bodycon ‘mermaid’ dress caused such a sensation in the blogosphere that it sold out in a flash (or should that be a splash?) Here are some of the gorgeous bloggers who rocked it – yes, it’s a magnificent mermaid montage!
Glisten up girls! Get ready to celebrate NYE in style this year with our fave hair and beauty looks. Whether you opt for super sleek hair a’la Jennifer Lawrence or metallic nails inspired by the AW13 catwalk, we’ve got it covered so you can make the ultimate statement on the dance floor on New Years Eve!
During the festive season it’s wise to invest in key pieces that will see you through to next year so check out our hot picks and transition in style!
The punk trend is still going strong and will continue to be a big hit as we head into Spring/Summer. We can’t get enough of red tartan so invest in this dress and wear with tights whilst it’s still cold and then ankle socks and boots as we head into spring.
Today we’re proud to release our new video – we hope you like it!
And we hope that in some small way we can help make women feel fabulous about themselves, and treasure what makes them unique.
So here it is! If you like it please do share it, and join in the conversation about it on Twitter using #SimplyBeYourself
Filming the video was lots of fun, and took place at various locations across London, from Clapham Common to multiple coffee shops! Well done to all the team – especially our two leading ladies. Hats off to Bonnie in a particular for enduring the ‘splashing scene’ on a cold November day Tweets about “#SimplyBeYourself”
As we enter into the super busy month of December we take a quick look back at our highlights from the past month.
The past month of October has been super busy for us – launching Gemma Collins new fashion collection and opening a brand new store in Leeds! Here’s our quick round up of October’s highlights…
Today we’re thrilled to unveil the Golden Renaissance partywear trend on our website – featuring five fabulous bloggers! Allow us to introduce:
Rosie from A Rose Like This
and repping the US of A… Allie from Inside Allie’s World
The shoot took place at the stunning Thornton Manor in the Wirral – the perfect backdrop for such an opulent collection.
Hair and make-up went to town for this super-glam shoot. We just loved Betty’s bee-hive!
The final group shot – stunning.
It wasn’t all oh-so serious though…
We dare you to look at this photo without smiling
We’d like to say a massive thank you to the amazing bloggers for being such fabulous models for us. We hope you all love the shoot as much as we do!
Last weekend the Simply Be team headed to the big smoke for Plus London 2013. The event, which is in its third year was held at Hoxton Arches in fashionable East London, where plus size beauties and brands came together to celebrate all things curvaceous! It was so fab catching up with all our lovely blogger friends and so lovely to meet some newbies!