Archive for June, 2011

 

A little inspiration from Past Star In A Bra Entrants

There’s only five days left before Star in a Bra starts in Australia… How exciting!

We understand it can be daunting entering a competition where you submit photos of yourselves in lingerie but remember we come in all shapes and sizes and we want you to celebrate your curves.

So I thought I would put together a little compilation of previous Star in Bra entrants and why they entered as a little encouragement… Enjoy!

Kelly Parks: I entered Star in a Bra because I’d often thought “I could do that” while looking through lingerie catalogues and thought this was a good opportunity for little old me to give it a whirl!

Georgina Horne: I am a big girl. Not just the boobs, but I have a huge bum and just everything! But my boyfriend loves my body and I have never felt the need to be slim, I’d be happier being a tad more toned but nothing drastic. I want to represent that idea to other bigger curvier ladies out there – big can be sexy and it can model underwear and it can have fun! Plus size girls need sexy bras too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayley Cambridge: I entered to represent the women who aren’t very comfortable with or embarrassed about their big boobs, to show them that you can feel comfortable by wearing the correct sized bra and by realising that there are different solutions and styles to help you to love your boobs! I always used to be ashamed of my boobs because people would point them out and make comments about them, but I’ve grown to accept them since and I hope that this competition will teach me to love them. I’ll have to, if they win it for me!


Karen Simpson: I was very nervous and worried about entering, thinking that I wasn’t thin or young enough to be entering, but after reading your article it gave me confidence that this was not as important, but the person and personality that counted as well.


Emma Donaghy: I was an early developer and growing up, shopping for bras was a nightmare. I regularly attempted to squeeze my assets into the pretty petite sizes my peers were wearing. I wanted to ‘fit in’… literally. As I grew older, I learnt to be confident about standing out with my curves. Brands like Curvy Kate promote healthy figures in sexy lingerie, something I would love to be a part of.

Amanda Navin: To me this competition isn’t just about big boobed, curvy girls, it’s all about embracing your natural-shape in a healthy way whether you’re tall and slim, and you’ve got a bit too much boob or a bit too much bum. There’s always another girl who wants something you’ve got!

And to be quite frank, I’m sick to death of seeing all the same people in magazines and on the television, the ones that don’t even look real. British girls don’t look anything like the handful of girls that represent us – there’s a huge array of different shapes and sizes and I think that we should all enjoy being different, who wants to look exactly the same as everyone else anyway?! It’s boring!


It doesn’t matter who you are or what background you’re from, whether you’re Tall, Short, Tiny or voluptuous we want you to enter, have fun and love those gorgeous curves!

Visit the Curvy Kate Australia Facebook page for more updates!

Posted by Kimberly Bartlette under Blog, Interviews, Star in a Bra, Star in a Bra (Australia), Star in a Bra (UK)  •  1 Comment

Curvy Kate Wants Your Vote!

The 2011 UK lingerie awards are upon us and we are calling on all our curvy fans for their vote!

The UK lingerie awards are one of the biggest annual events for the intimate apparel industry where the public is called upon to nominate their favourite lingerie brands. There are many different nominations to choose from like ‘Lingerie Brand of the year’, ‘Best Marketing campaign’ and ‘Fuller Bust Brand of the year’ plus many more.

Here are some reasons why we think Curvy Kate should win Fuller Bust Brand of the year.

  • Since Curvy Kate’s launch in 2009, the curvy brand has grown tremendously and is now stocked in over 300 UK outlets including Simply Yours, Fenwick’s, Bravissimo and Amazon.
  • Curvy Kate is now distributed worldwide in countries like Australia, Canada, Germany, France, New Zealand, Greece and the Netherlands.
  • Curvy Kate has grown from strength to strength and is seeing the launch of their curvy swimwear in 2012.
  • They have a hugely successful marketing campaign called ‘Star in a Bra’ – the search for a new D plus model every year to represent the brand. The search this year has increases their social activity racking up a 714% growth in fans. In three month Curvy Kate’s Facebook fans went from 800 to 4451.
  • 2011 will see the expansion of their sizes, from March this year Curvy Kate went from DD to D cups and they will be extending their back sizes this Autumn all the way up to a 44G

To nominate Curvy Kate for the Fuller Bust Brand of the year please click on this link http://bit.ly/FullBust

If you would like to nominate Curvy Kate for anything else please visit http://www.uklingerieawards.com/uk-lingerie-awards-nominations/

 

Posted by Kimberly Bartlette under Curvy Kate Lingerie  •  1 Comment

Review: Angel Bra in Black/Ivory by Curvy Kate

Angel Bra in Black/Ivory by Curvy Kate

Angel Bra in Black/Ivory by Curvy Kate

BraAngel Bra by Curvy Kate

Product description:

  • Supportive underwired soft black bra, detailed with delicate criss cross stitch and bold pink piquet embroidery over the cup edge for a seductive look.
  • Sleek ribbon bows at the centre and strap sides.
  • 85% Polyamide, 15% Elastane
  • My size: 30HH

    Fit: I’m wearing a 30HH in this picture and it’s absolutely perfect. As soon as I put it on I felt completely supported and was wowed by the fantastic shape it gives too, natural but full and uplifted. The band is tight but that’s something that I really like in a bra as it provides much more support and also makes your bras last longer too. I also love how this bra allows you to adjust the straps fully as well so you can have them just how you like them!

    Colour: This bra is available in lots of stunning colours - Black/Ivory, Ivory/Black, Black/Teal, Teal/Gold Black/RaspberryRaspberry/BlackBlack/Pink and Pink/Black. The detail on the cup is absolutely gorgeous and I love the little ribbon that runs along the top on the cup. It’s very pretty, cute, feminine and sexy all at the same time – that’s my idea of a perfect bra!

    Comfort: This bra is really comfortable. The only thing to bear in mind is that it’s quite tight around the back when you first start wearing it so it digs in for a while but with wear it loosens off and begins to become even more comfortable. It’s still only new as I got this bra about a week ago so it needs to be broken in like a new pair of shoes!

    Cheeky Peephole

    Cheeky Peephole

    Occasion: I feel this bra is an “any occasion” bra! I would wear this bra to work, to go shopping, i’d even wear it on a night out as it gives me such a fabulous uplift that I feel sexy in it too.

    Briefs: The CK briefs are known for being a bit on the small side. I normally wear a 10 but I got the size 12 for these briefs and they fit wonderfully. They are very comfortable and they even have, what I would call, a cheeky peephole at the back. Very cute indeed!

    Have your say: If you have any comments or questions about this bra, please just comment below.

     

    Posted by Carrie Hunter under Blog, Curvy Kate Lingerie, Review Tags: , ,  •  1 Comment

    Searching for a Bra Star down under!

    The Curvy Kate D plus model search is taking flight to international waters and scouring the nation down under to find the new face and body of the brand.

    Curvy Kate ventured out to Australia to share their love of big bras and curvy girls after the overwhelming response in the UK. The brand was loved by shapely figures and the curvy shops down under started stocking the range from July 2009.

    As Australia was the first country outside the UK to stock the Curvy Kate range, it was only natural for the brand to expand over there in more ways than one. With recently crowned winner Lizzie Haines flying the flag for the UK curvy girls, the full figured brand has decided to take on the second biggest market to find a new shapely model to represent the Australian real woman.

     

    With growing popularity in Australia, Curvy Kate is now being sold in over 150 stores nationwide and has received press coverage in top magazines like Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Take 5. There is no doubt that the competition will take the nation by storm.

    The Star in a Bra competition will be launched on the 29th June 2011 through the Australian Curvy Kate Facebook page. Take 5 one of the biggest selling weekly woman’s magazine in Australia will be the official sponsors of the competition.

    The entrants will be whittled down to the top 20 by selected judges and would have to gather votes from the public. The public vote will then see the top 5 take part in a professional photoshoot with Take 5 magazine whereby their new images will be displayed in the magazine and the final voting stage for the winner will begin.

    The winner will:

    -           Be crowned the face and body of Curvy Kate Australia

    -          Win a year’s contract with top Australian modelling agency, Bella Management.

    -          An all-expense paid trip to the UK to take part in the marketing campaign for Curvy Kate

    -          And of course some gorgeous Curvy Kate lingerie!

    So get your camera’s out and get ready to snap up the judges vote to win! For tips and suggestion check out our previous blog post

    http://blog.curvykate.com/star-in-a-bra-photo-submission-tips-and-suggestions/

    Keep an eye on the competition and spread the curvy word by checking out our Australian Facebook page!

    http://www.facebook.com/curvykateaustralia

     

    Posted by Kimberly Bartlette under Curvy Kate Lingerie, Lizzie Haines, Star in a Bra  •  2 Comments

    New Thrill Me Colour Now Available At Bravissimo…

    The biggest high street retailers for D-K cup lingerie and swimwear is now stocking the new Curvy Kate Thrill Me Bra.

    Bravissimo whose success on the high street has seen them launch their very own clothing line for curvy girls has agreed to stock the Thrill Me Bra in the brand new Azure colour-way.

    This popular style is a favourite amongst us Curvy Kate fans as it is very comfortable and sexy for a D plus bra. Although some may leave it to wear as a bedroom bra because of its sexy, burlesques feel, I wear it as an everyday bra because of its comfort and light padding.

    This little number also comes with the cutest match thong and brief with frills on the behind. If you haven’t tried this set… it should be on your list if things to try before you died.

    After the overwhelming success of the infamous red Thrill Me bra by Curvy Kate that Bravissimo  had as an exclusive colour for Christmas 2010, there was no doubt that this bra was going to be back by popular demand. For those still wanting to grab this colour, check out Bravissimo, limited stock only!

    The Thrill Me Azure is in stock in all Bravissimo stores selling at the retail price of £29 for the Bra £15.50 for the shorts and £13.50 for the thong. Be sure to visit www.bravissimo.com to get yours before it’s all gone!

    Posted by Kimberly Bartlette under Curvy Kate Lingerie  •  Comments Off