Working full-time as a hair and make-up artist for almost 5 years, Lou Box works as a freelance make-up artist across a broad spectrum of commercial clients and fashion magazines. Most notably she’s worked for Italian Vogue and Vivienne Westwood. She said; “I absolutely love my job and I count myself incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love and make a living out of it. I’ve had a couple of ‘breaks’ over the years but I think the real turning point for me was signing with my agency Me&Co. They nurtured me from the very beginning and absolutely enabled me to become the artist I am today.”
Lou (pictured right) next to our fashion stylist Karen.
With plus size fashion event Plus North coming to Simply Be’s home town of Manchester this September, we caught 5 minutes with blogger and founder of Plus North Becky Barnes to get the scoop.
Why did you decide to start Plus North?
I’d recently attended Plus London 2 back at the beginning of 2012. I’d got chatting to a few northern based bloggers and we’d all agreed it would be great to have an event in the north of England. As much as we love travelling to the capital, it’s always nice to attend events closer to home. I’m not sure if it was the champagne but I agreed to organise a northern plus size event. Little did I know it would evolve into the event it is today. I chose Leeds as the the host city when Leeds based blogger Toni kindly offered to help me out with the event and that was how we got started!
Welcome to our next instalment of our Blogger Takeover, featuring part two of the video (see the first one here) and a special interview with our Simply Be designer below.
This video shows our bloggers getting involved in all the exciting and technical details of creating their dresses. Here they are with buyer Natalie and designer Mark to iron out all the dress details and see the mock-ups of their designs!
As you may have read in our previous post, we started to interview our store staff members to show you what life is like working in one of our seven branches. After getting to know the lovely Megan from our Liverpool store, our next stop sees us take a visit to our branch at Teesside. This store has recently been refurbished and welcomed in our brother site Jacamo. The store at Teesside Shopping Park first opened in March 2012 and has been going strong ever since.
Now let’s introduce you to our lovely staff member Jen…