Archive for December, 2011

 

The Art of the Mould!

This week, Curvy Kate announced that they will be launching the first ever moulded bra in a J cup called ‘Smoothie bra’… I don’t know about you but I am pretty excited for it to come out! I had a chance to try on a sample size that came in a 32G and I am very pleased with the overall look, shape and support!

As some of you may know from previous post I myself live in moulded bras… I choose moulded bras because they are so comfortable and they give a great lift and the desired shape i want every time! They also give me a smooth outline in everything I wear.

For those of you who are not entirely sure what a moulded bra is or what the different is in comparison to a padded bra… A moulded bra is as it’s name suggest; it’s made from a mould. They are seamfree bras made from a form like material for extra comfort and uplift.

The form like material used in moulded bras are lightly padded but this isn’t intended to make you ‘look’ bigger in any sense but to give you a desired shape. However, with a padded bra, the general intend is to push your breast tissue up and together and it’s widely known to make you ‘look’ bigger than you are.

There are many benifits to a moulded bra, these can be:

– it’s seam-free so it can be worn as a t-shirt bra and it disappears under your clothes easily giving you a smooth silhouette

– Because it is made from a foam-like material it is generally very comfortable and it hides your nipples well during the winter

– It gives a rounded shape which is desired by most

– It’s very good for anyone who has asymmetrical breast as the cups works as a disguise by evening out the breast so they look perfectly symmetrical; this works because the cups always say in it’s original shape (If cared for properly).

Although there are many other moulded bras available, there is currently no moulded cups available up to  J cup as far as I know… So it is dubbed that Curvy Kate is officially the first brand to venture thus far! With expectations soaring high for this brand i’m sure they won’t disappoint…

They have successfully made their basic range, the Daily Boast up to a K cup and would soon be developing that range even further… Watch this space for more updates!

 

 

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On the 12th (and last!) day, Curvy Kate are giving away…

Can you believe our 12 Days of Christmas competition has come to an end?! It seems like only yesterday we were planning our prizes, and here we are, about to announce our latest giveaway.

Not only that, but we’re all starting to panic a bit that we haven’t  finished our Christmas shopping – woops!

And so, to see us off with our bang, our last Christmas prize is…

…a £100 treat card, including a personal shopper and a makeover, all courtesy of Debenhams!

This amazing treat is a great way to start the New Year and a fantastic prize to finish out competition.

Thanks Debenhams!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Remember, this is the LAST day of our competition and you have until midnight to enter – so get entering and get sharing!

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On the 10th day of Christmas, Curvy Kate are giving away…

Nope, it’s not ten lords a-leaping, it’s something a bit more festive…

…a glamorous Christmas pack courtesy of Girls With Attitude!

This goody bag has everything you need to get you in the mood for a party.

The very glamorous team at Girls With Attitude have put together a selection of their festive favourites, including false eyelashes and nail products (amongst other wonderfully girly things). Get ready to wow everyone you know with all these amazing treats!

Thanks Girls With Attitude!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

 

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The Gift of Giving Lingerie!

With Christmas upon us we are all busy doing our Christmas Shopping… this year I have saved a lot of time and money by giving the gift of support in some gorgeous sets of lingerie!

It isn’t the first thing to spring to mind when your thinking about a present… but it works in the favour of both male and female… as a female myself I would love to receive lingerie as a Christmas present… whether it’s from a boyfriend or a one of my girl friends.

Although it is considered to be an intimate present as you will have to know the person’s size, I think it’s a barrier than can easily be broken. Getting lingerie from a friend compared to a partner will have two different connotations all together but it’s still giving the gift of support!

For guys it’s a little tricky to find out a woman’s size… but it’s achievable; whether its playing detective and taking a peek in her lingerie drawer to asking one of her closest friends… to even being as smooth to catching a glimpse while helping her tighten her straps or asking if she needs a helping hand (hint hint)

Whereas for girls it’s fairly easy… most girls are comfortable enough to ask their female friends for advice about lingerie and what size they are… if it isn’t that easy then it calls for some tactical planning like inviting her to go lingerie shopping with you and getting fitted together… this elevates the question quite naturally and in won’t be conceived as being inappropriate that your asking her size because you guys are ‘bonding’ and sharing information that’s quite relevant to the activity.

Once you’ve found their size then you can choose from the array of styles and colours… If your stuck have a look at the Curvy Kate’s Christmas Guide Guide below – All these styles are now available in many retailers… Have a look at the Curvy Kate Store Locater to see where your closest stores might be!

Curvy Kate’s Christmas Gift Guide!

From the top left:

  • Curvy Kate Emily in Grape and Black
  • Curvy Kate Portia in Black and Pink
  • Curvy Kate Lottie in Indigo and Wine
  • Curvy Kate Tempt Me in Black and Gold
  • Curvy Kate Princess in Wine and Grape
  • Curvy Kate Elegance in Black
  • Curvy Kate Thrill Me in Jade and Purple
  • Curvy Kate Tease Me in Wine and Black
  • Curvy Kate Thrill Me in Purple and Jade

For more options take a look at their full Autumn/Winter Collection Here

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And on the 9th day of Christmas, Curvy Kate were giving away…

There were no ladies dancing. Well actually, you may be dancing when you see our next prize!

We may be coming towards the end of our competition, but the prizes are still as good as ever, and todays treat is…a Spa in a Box, courtesy of Spabreaks!

But what exactly IS a spa in a box? It’s amazing, that’s what!

It includes the following…

  • An Invitation to be Pampered – A day spa experience at a choice of stunning venues
  • Make-up bag
  • Jessica nail varnish
  • Cooling eye mask
  • 7” nail file
  • Pedicure toe separator
  • Luxury face cloth
  • Free £60 Virgin Wines Voucher

The perfect treat for yourself or a gift for someone else. You’d have to be feeling pretty generous to give it away – it sounds almost too good to be true!

We think this should be renamed ‘Heaven in a Box’, how perfect would this be to relax after all the celebrating at Christmas and New Year?

Thank you Spabreaks.com!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

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On the 8th day of Christmas, Curvy Kate are giving away…

Something a little more exciting than 8 maids a-milking…

…it’s a treat from Very!

The generous team at Very are giving away a £100 voucher and some advice from their very own V-team offering some of the best style advice out there. So whether you decide to treat yourself or make a sizable dent in your Christmas shopping, this voucher is sure to go far.

Thanks Very!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

 

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On the 7th day of a Curvy Kate Christmas there were no swans a-swimming…

…but a brand new prize!

We’re over half way through our 12 days of Christmas competition now but the prizes are still as amazing as day 1! And todays prize?

A beautiful dress courtesy of Mascara Collection!

They are generously giving away a dress of your choice, costing between £100 and £300, that’s New Years Eve sorted then!The dresses comes in sizes 8-20. They’re absolutely stunning and no doubt you’ll feel extra special this festive season.

Thank you Mascara Collection!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

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And on the 6th day of Christmas, we are giving away…

…something that smells much nicer than six geese a-laying…

A Marc Jacobs perfue set courtesy of The Perfume shop!

It includes the Daisy ‘Eau So Fresh’ Eau de Toilette (125ml) and a matching body lotion (150ml) worth a whopping £83! Well that’s one way to smell delightful this Christmas.

There is so much on offer over at The Perfume Shop, we know where we’ll be headed to do some of our Christmas shopping.

Thank you to The Perfume Shop!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

 

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On the 5th day of Christmas, Curvy Kate are giving away…

…a £100 Figleaves gift card!

Not even five gold rings could beat that. With so many brands on offer, no doubt you’ll be able to spend that £100 in a flash over at Figleaves. Plus, they do so much more than lingerie, so you can make a start on your Christmas shopping. They’re new stockists of Curvy Kate and we couldn’t prouder to be included on such a great site.

And if you’re not lucky enough to win this brilliant prize, they’re offering 20% off EVERYTHING using the promotional code ‘TWENTY’. For more on this offer and to start making a dream shopping list, head on over to the Figleaves website.

Thanks Figleaves!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

 

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On the 4th day of a Curvy Kate Christmas, we are giving away

Well it’s the fourth day of our Curvy Kate Christmas, and you know what that means – a new prize!

So what’s are we giving away today? Well it’s not four calling birds, that’s for sure.

Get ready to get pampering and preening…it’s a £100 Helen É cosmetics voucher!

We absolutely adore  Helen É cosmetics and they’ve been firm favourites of ours for quite some time, especially at the Star in a Bra shoot. So what better way to get you in the party mood than £100 to spend on their dazzling make-up?

Not only that, but you can also get £5 off when you spend £15 or my, by entering the voucher code ‘curvykate’ at the checkout. So, even if you’re not lucky enough to win this wonderfully generous voucher, you can still treat yourself this Christmas. Thanks ladies!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

 

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On the 3rd day of a Curvy Kate Christmas…

…there were no French hens, but something MUCH better.

A £100 Simply Yours voucher!

I think the prizes seem to be getting better and better!

Simply Yours are a fantastic website that stock some amazing lingerie by a wealth of brands – but most importantly, Curvy Kate!

They even have an exclusive colour way of our classic Portia; a delicious raspberry and navy combination that’s sure to brighten up your underwear drawer.

But whatever it is that’s caught your eye, you sure to spoil yourself rotten with £100 to spend at this wonderful website. If you’re feeling generous you COULD always spoil that special someone…but with so much on offer we think we’d find it hard to share! Bad Curvy Kate!

So is this the prize for you? Enter now!

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

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On the second day of Christmas, Curvy Kate were giving away…

…two turtle doves? No?

We have something a little bit better than two turtle doves…

The wonderful people at Buyagift.co.uk have kindly given us a Spa Experience gift voucher to give to today’s lucky winner!

With the gift voucher you can treat yourself to a blissful day of pampering at a number of UK spas – sounds like heaven to us! I think the Curvy Kate team have earned a prize like this, what do you think?

Please note, today’s prize is only available to our UK customers. Unfortunately not all the prizes are available to our international customers however please do check back every day to check what’s on offer. As long as the prize isn’t restricted – such as today’s – anyone is free to enter!

To read all about what the experience includes, have a look at the Buyagift website. With 34 destinations all around the country, there’s something for everyone.

Go to our Facebook page and enter your details for your chance to win.

Remember, you can enter once every day, and the competition runs from midnight to midnight, so you have 24 hours to enter each day. Invite 10 of your friends to join in with the festivities and you will get another entry into the competition! Just head on over to our 12 days of Christmas page to enter.

Good luck everyone!

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Curvy Kate’s year in Highlights!

Curvy Kate has had a very interesting year with 400% growth in the last year alone. This big bra company boomed in sales as well as fans in the last year due to various trade shows, promotional activity and of course their unique designs for the D plus market.

Over the year they’ve seen new additions to the collection, new models through the Star in a Bra search, added a few well-known retailers and won an amazing award.

The Brand if know for celebrating curves and ‘real women’ and has taking this philsophy throughout the year starting with their annual ‘Star in a Bra’ competition where they scourer the whole of the UK and Ireland to find a Curvy Girl who was confident enough to flaunt her figure in lingerie. This is where they found their gorgeous model Lizzie Haines, a confident and very ambitious woman whose taken fly with the competition… after winning Star in a Bra 2011; Lizzie has go on to modelling for Curvy Kate for both the SS12 catalogue with runner up Emma Donaghy and the AW12 which was recently shoot in November with new Model Julia McLean.

Lizzie Haines will soon be taking part in a photoshoot with My Daily and participating in the February Trade Shows in Birmingham. She is also campaigning herself to win the ‘Plus Size Model of the Year’ award through 100percentpeople.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curvy Kate has also successfully launched the Star in a Bra competition in Australia this year!  The competition proved to be just as popular as it is here in the UK; with Julia McLean being crowned the queen of curves to represent curvy girls down under. Julia was flown over to the UK to take part in the photo shoot for the AW12 catalogue and was dubbed ‘natural’ as she had no problem being in front the camera… Her photos were all amazing and is currently being used in the 12 days of Christmas campaign.

Along with these exciting images; we saw the launch of Curvy Kate’s new swimwear range, introducing the supportive yet stylist Rio Ruffle in Jade/Purple, Caribbean Curves in Purple Animal print and Bondi Breeze in Black/Pink. The swimwear was well received by all and will be available from next year (2012)… Although I cannot confirm where these will be I’m sure we will all be able to get our hands on them.

The range has also seen the Daily Boost and Fleurty added to the collections… These have already become favourites by many fans and retailers… The Daily Boost is Curvy Kate’s first design for a basic continuity range based on the best-seller Princess shape…  It will be available in Nude and White for SS12 and black in the AW12 collection. The Fluerty was added to the showgirl range following the popularity of the Tease me and Thrill me collections… this was launched in sweet summer shades of powder blue and coral and would be available for SS12.

Throughout the year Curvy Kate has successfully marketed there way thought the recession making a name and a way for themselves… They were nominated for three awards in the UK lingerie awards and came our winning the ‘Fuller Bust brand of the Year’ award adding some more substance to the brand.

The fuller bust brand has seen success in every area increasing in fans to employees and gaining an impressive list of influential retailers all stocking their collections. Retailers added this year are online giants ASOS, Next, Debenhams, Very.co.ukSimply YoursFigleavesLittlewoods, Fenwick (Brent Cross), Bravissimo (Various Locations) and Menarys.

Overall it’s been an eventful year for Curvy Kate and they are ending it with a ‘bang’ hosting the 12 days of Christmas campaign. I’m sure we have all seen the amazing Lizzie, Laura, Lauren and Julia singing the Christmas carol ’12 days of Christmas’ looking gorgeous as ever in the new AW12 collections. (See Below for the Video link)

There are amazing prizes up for grabs each day until the 12th December, anyone can enter through the Curvy Kate Facebook page by simply entering their name and e-mail address. There is a different prize to be won each day from top brands like Soap and Glory, the Perfume Shop, Simply Yours, Very.co.uk and Spabreak.co.uk to name a few…

Curvy Kate 12 day\’s of Christmas!

 

On the 1st day of a Curvy Kate Christmas…

It’s not a partridge in a pear tree, but something much better…

A Soap & Glory Santa Sack! The perfect way to kick start our fabulously festive 12 days of competitions!

We LOVE Soap & Glory here at Curvy Kate, they always get us in the party mood with their wonderful products. Plus their tongue-in-cheek retro packaging and product names are some of the best out there. So what better way to get in the mood for some festive celebrations than with a goodie bag to die for?

The Soap & Glory Santa Sack is an exclusive Curvy Kate prize…just think of a super size gift set!

So, do you fancy some Christmas pampering? I know the Curvy Kate team do! We all need some TLC before the festivities start and Soap & Glory know how to make us feel super special. Obviously if you’re feeling generous you could give it to someone else as an amazing gift, but we’re not quite so sure we could part with all the delicious products. Selfish, us?! Never!

To be in for a chance to win this wonderful gift set, go to our Facebook page and simply enter your details – that’s it! You can enter once every day, but if you’d like another entry to each competition just invite ten of your friends to enter and you can have an extra entry!

We’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow along with our next giveaway, so good luck everyone!

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Curvy Kate 12 Days of Christmas!

Here at Curvy Kate HQ it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and don’t get me wrong – I love the festive period, but am I the only one thinking “how is it December already?!” It’s time I got my skates on and started my Christmas shopping!

To celebrate our favourite time of the year, we want to give our customers a chance to experience a Curvy Kate kind of Christmas…

It’s our 12 days of Christmas giveaway!

From the 1st of December (that’s today!) until the 12th you can be in for a chance to win one of 12 wonderful prizes. They’re top secret and won’t be announced until each day of the competition, but who doesn’t like surprises?

Every day the prize is different and after having a sneak peak at what’s to come I’d say it’s about time everyone got excited for Christmas!

You can enter once a day, every day, for your chance to win, and with the opportunity to get your friends to vote by spreading the Curvy Kate love, you can get more entires into the competition…simple! By inviting your friends to enter you can get an extra entry to the competition, meaning you have a better chance of winning. You get one extra vote for every ten friends invited, but with so many amazing prizes on offer we doubt this will be very hard!

And it’s really very simple to enter – all you have to do is enter your email address into our Facebook form and you’re done. Is it really that easy? Yes it is! Head on over to our Facebook page to get started.

None of your details will be passed onto any other companies, only us here at Curvy Kate will have access to your personal details. It’s all run through our Facebook page, making it easier than ever to enter. We wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our customers and what better way than this?!

Here’s the beautiful Julia – our Australian Star In A Bra winner – starring on a competition page to show you how it’s done.

There’ll be plenty of ways to get involved and help us spread the curvy word. From inviting your friends to enter to blog banners, we’ll be letting you know just how you can get involved, so watch this space!

So, what are you waiting for? Fingers at the ready, and go..the first przie is already live on facebook waiting for you to win it!

And our beautiful models couldn’t resist getting in the festive spirit and decided to have a little sing along at our latest shoot. So to see this blog post off, here they are…take it away, girls!

 

Time to put on our elf costumes and help sort out these wonderful presents…

Good luck everyone!

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