Spring has arrived ladies! March is well and truly underway and we are super excited for the start of spring and getting out our florals and lighter layers. But first we look back at the month of February and run through our highlights, so as always if you missed it, read on!
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!
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…
Are you enjoying the autumn weather? We’re all wrapped up in our cosy jumpers and scarves and looking forward to wearing our thick coats and boots soon. But before we do all that we’re going to take a look back over the past month and list our September highlights!
Autumn is slowing getting nearer and before we don our jackets and boots, we say goodbye to the summer months with a look back at the month of August and share our highlights from the plus size world.
In celebration of National Underwear Day at the start of August, these lovely bloggers took our gorgeous Gok Wan shapewear range for a blogger challenge review.From top left to right Mel at Gladrags and Handbags, Rachel at A dress is for life, Lorna at Ginger Pear Drop, Bethany at Arched Eyebrow, Claire at A Monkey Fatshionista and Mhairi at Lily Bobombs.
In the news:
Our very own plus size model Candice Huffine, and actress Gabourey Sidibe were featured in Harper’s Bazaar ‘Singular Beauties’ spread & both look stunning in this high fashion shoot. The spread is filled with diversity, featuring models and actresses of different sizes, ages and ethnicity. Gabourey’s styling sparked a bit of a debate though – what do you make of it? Check it out here.
Simone Charles winner of a plus size modelling competition starred in her first shoot for plus size magazine Slink, wearing our gorgeous Gok Wan shapewear range. She is totally rocking the pool side look!
This month, bloggers took on an Anna Scholz style challenge, where they each reviewed an item from our Anna Scholz designer range. Check out their pics and reviews below…
We’d love to know what you got up to in August? What are you looking forward to, over the next season? xx
July has been a busy month for us with the new autumn/winter 2013 season launching. Do you like our new collections? As well as our favourite brands such as Anna Scholz and Gemma Collins returning with a new range, we have also released some new brands including the gorgeous and stunning range by Lovedrobe.
Welcome to our June edition of our plus size round up. To keep you up to speed with what’s been going on at Simply Be and in the plus size world stay tuned as we’ve gathered together our highlights from the past month!
Our main highlight of June has to be the launch of our exclusive Blogger Takeover. Haven’t heard of it? Well we teamed up with three fab fashion bloggers to create a whole new range just for you ladies. We followed their story from the very beginning (Introduction to the Bloggers Part 1) and captured their first meeting with our designers (Insider Insights Part 2) to the final product and photo shoot (Blogger Takeover Part 3). Check out their stunning dresses below.
Welcome to the May 2013 edition of our plus size news round up!
Gemma Collins Collection Launch
It’s been a great month for Simply Be, as we launched our Gemma Collins collection – exclusive to us!
You may remember when we first launched a selection of Gemma Collins clothing from her existing range, which was only available in limited sizes. Well, you told us you wanted a collection from Gemma in the full Simply Be size range – and here it is!
See Gemma in action…