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UKFT Award Winners!

 

UKFT, in association with NatWest, hosted the 2014 Fashion & Textile Awards last night at the historic Tobacco Dock. Championing the creativity, leadership and innovation of UK fashion and textiles, these awards recognise the many achievements of the industry.

Curvy Kate grabbed gold by winning the award for Best Beachwear and Lingerie Brand!

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The Curvy Kate team are more than thrilled by this great achievement! Go Curvy Kate! ^_^

 

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Model Mates Winners Announced!

 

Congratulations to Ellesha, Camilla, Rufaro and Charlotte who were crowned the Model Mates winners on today’s Lorraine show! They have won a fabulous trip to the Mediterranean and will become the gorgeous new faces of Curvy Kate’s swimwear campaign!

A big well done to all the other lovely model mates who made it through to the final stages!

Check out some of the behind the scenes snaps at the finalists photoshoot last week. Click here to view album.

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Vote for your Model Mates Winners!

The time has finally come to meet Lorraine’s three final groups of Model Mates, and for you to choose which of them should front a swimwear campaign for Curvy Kate!

Vote for your favourite now at itv.com/lorraine

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Valentine’s Day Lingerie…with a twist!

However you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, it always helps when you feel sexy and fabulous from the inside out! As the month of LOVE is here, why not treat yourself to some gorgeous lingerie from our Spring/Summer 2014 collection!

Here are some of my faves from the season, not all your typical Valentine’s Day lingerie but these sets will hopefully have you head over heels in love with our new ranges. No better time to love and celebrate your curves!

Carmen rose mix padded balcony longline bra with matching short or thong option. Complete the look with the deep waist suspender belt. Available in sizes 28-38 D-J cup and 8-20. Buy now at Figleaves.

RoxieDare Blush
L: Roxie black/sherbet padded plunge. Buy now at Very. R: Dare blush sheer unpadded plunge. Buy now at Brastop. Both available in sizes 28-38 D-J cups and 8-20.
Princess Tigerlilly (2)
Princess tigerlily available in sizes D-K cups, 28-40 and 42-44 D-G cups and 8-22. Buy now at Figleaves
Group Portia Eden Dreamcatcher
L-R: Portia lime/rose, Eden rose/print and Dreamcatcher rose all available in D-K cups 28-40 and 8-20. Grab yours from Brastop!
Lola Ivory GoldRitzy
L-R: Lola ivory bra and briefs, Lola ivory babydoll and thong. Available in 28-40 D-K cups and 8-20. Ritzy black/almond balconette bra and briefs, Ritzy black/almond babydoll and thong. 28-38 D-J cups and 8-20. Buy all from Amazon.

Happy shopping! Tweet us (@CurvyKate) to let us know which special bits you get!

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And the winner of the UK Blogger comp is…Big Cup Little Cup!

Congratulations to Sian and Charley of Big Cup Little Cup who secured their win by gaining the most votes in the UK blogger competition. Now they’ve grabbed such fantastic prizes – a cut and blow dry at Pimps & Pinups, 2 tickets to The Lingerie Awards and a bag full of treats from The Vintage Cosmetic Company!

Take a look at their winning video…

Well done to them both! xoxo

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Star in a Bra Chops for CoppaFeel!

Star in a Bra 2011 winner, Lizzie Adams, has set the bar high in her fundraising hopes and has bravely vowed to shave her head on Valentine’s Day 2014 for Breast Cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! In the lead up to the event she will be urging the public to love their boobs and donate to the charity in an attempt to reach an extraordinary yet achievable target of £10,000!

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Oh she is no stranger to fundraising, Lizzie cut her long hair to a short bob in 2005 after her father was affected by cancer and managed to raise an impressive £3,500. With her hair longer than ever, she has now pledged to go one better and shave her head entirely after seeing the work of CoppaFeel! at the Cosmopolitan Lingerie Show last month.

Lizzie said, “It’s as much about awareness and keeping it in the public eye as it is fundraising. Curvy Kate is working with CoppaFeel! on several great things next year and as an ambassador for the brand I want to support the good work that they will be doing, along with the amazing efforts of CoppaFeel!”

We’ll be supporting Lizzie with CoppaFeel!, she has three months to reach her target and will be doing all she can along the way to get as many people behind her as possible. Between now and Valentine’s Day 2014, you’ll be able to set her different whacky tasks and dares on our Facebook page whilst following her progress.

Lizzie will be shaving her head in the new Curvy Kate CoppaFeel! Smoothie bra which goes on sales next year. The bra includes the CoppaFeel! signature hand print and boob checking messages inside the cups as a reminder that each time you wear the bra, you should check your boobs! View a previous post on this here.

Meanwhile plans are well underway to make her actual hair-chop event on Valentine’s evening, something to remember with big prizes up for grabs, specially designed cocktails, entertainment and an entry fee if you want to see the main event! The night will be hosted by Manhattan 34 in Leicester’s cultural quarter. More details will be given shortly on our Facebook page if you would like to attend.

If you would like to help her reach £10k by donating just £1. Text CHOP87 £1 to 70070 or visit her Just Giving page. Thank you! xox

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Afternoon Tea with Spabreaks.com

It’s Women’s Wellness Week thanks to Spabreaks.com!

On Monday 16th September, Spabreaks hosted an amazing women’s celebratory event at Grace Belgravia, London. It was an uplifting, feel-good time which included lovely afternoon tea and treats by Tony Zoccola of East Dulwich Deli, wonderful sensual music by Lydia Bayliss, an ear-gripping monologue by Ruth Rogers of Body Gossip, a talk on women’s wellness by Spabreaks‘ MD Abi Wright and Women’s Health editor Farrah Storr.

There was also a charity raffle drawn by the lovely Gaby Roslin! Up for grabs were gifts from my-wardrobe.com, Chavin, Bannantyne, Glossybox and many more as well as gorgeous Curvy Kate lingerie!

Curvy Kate brought a great event to a close by showcasing the entire Autumn/Winter 2013 collection in a lingerie fashion show modelled by UK Star in a Bra 2013 winner Lotte Williams, Top 10 finalists – Alice Jackson, Dominique Wells and Georgie Hughes as well as Top 10 2012 finalist Alice Rayman!

Above: Curvy Kate models with singer Lydia Bayliss

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View more about Spabreaks and Women’s Wellness Week in a previous blog post here!

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Fresher’s Fortnight Student Competition

Curvy Kate is giving away the chance for one very lucky student to grab a fantastic bundle of treats in the Fresher’s Fortnight competition!

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Prizes include:

All you have to do is head over to the Curvy Kate Facebook page or click here to enter!

The competition is open until 30th September 2013. Good luck! xx

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‘My Star in a Bra Experience’ by top 10 finalist Alice Rayman!

Eeek! Just a few more days to go before Star in a Bra 2013 opens! Who’s excited?!

Well if you’re thinking of entering the competition this year, I’ve got some first-hand knowledge from one of our top 10 finalists of 2012. I caught up with the beautiful Alice Rayman, here’s what she had to say…

1) What made you enter Star in a Bra 2012?
I started wearing Curvy Kate back in 2011, used to read all about SIAB (Star in a Bra) and all my friends and family kept pushing me to enter but I didn’t feel confident enough so kept putting it off! I kept tabs on Curvy Kate’s Facebook page and was constantly in awe of all the gorgeous, curvy ladies who were posting photos of themselves in their smalls and I just thought one day while I was sat there, “sod it! I can do this too!” I didn’t expect anything to come of it!

2) What was your best moment in the competition?
There were so many!! But probably fave moment was getting into the Top 10, doing the photo shoot and having such a laugh with the girls!!

3) Were there any cons to you entering the competition?
Can’t think of any cons, just pros! Free underwear and gifts!!.. But seriously, my body confidence has soared and I now view my ‘lumps and bumps’ completely differently. I feel so happy in myself! And I’ve been lucky enough to keep in contact with everyone at Curvy Kate and I still do the odd job for the brand, recently modelling in their first ever bloggers event alongside Sophie, Charlotte and Lizzie! Being a K cup has its perks!!

4) What advice would you give to the girls entering this year?
Don’t have any doubts and go for it!! Have fun taking the photos too – my sister helped me do mine and we had such a laugh! Every woman deserves to feel confident and sexy and posting photos of yourself in your underwear honestly gives you the biggest boost!!

5) Since SIAB, what have you been up to? We hear you’ve managed to snap up an impressive role in Calendar Girls, which is amazing I must say!  How did Star in a Bra help grow your body confidence?
As I said, I’ve been very lucky since SIAB as I still do the odd bits and bobs for Curvy Kate and the team are so lovely to me, such a friendly and warm atmosphere –  they all love my boobies! At the moment I’m playing Cora in an amateur production of Calendar Girls in Kingston! And yes, that does mean I get COMPLETELY starkers on stage in front of a load of strangers. But I honestly believe that if I hadn’t done SIAB I wouldn’t have had the guts to audition.  SIAB gave me body confidence, and taught me to love my K cups and figure. Just because I’m bigger busted, doesn’t mean I can’t look and feel sexy in lingerie. I can’t believe that 2 years ago I was considering a reduction – I wouldn’t dream of losing these babies now!

The Star in a Bra 2013 competition is open for entries from 14th February 2013. To keep updated you can like the Curvy Kate Facebook page, follow us on Twitter or check out www.starinabra.com for more information.

(You can also check out what Alice thinks of Curvy Kate’s new Portia Seafoam bra as she video blogs about it here!)

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Uniting curvy women across the world!

Hey lovely readers, Happy 2013! *blows kisses*

I hope you’ve all recovered from the festivities and all its glory!

There’s good news and then there’s great news! The good news is, the celebration of curves joyfully continues….the great news is, Curvy Kate have begun a worldwide revolution which sees women around the globe championing their curves! Curvy Kate is taking over!

Curvy Kate have merged their existing Facebook pages for the New Year, bringing together Curvy Kate USA, Curvy Kate Australia and Curvy Kate France with the original Curvy Kate Facebook page, which now sees over 41,000 fans!

Curvy Kate’s Star in a Bra competition runs mainly on Facebook which means the next contest will be even bigger and better as it will globally reach tens of thousands. If you didn’t know already, there are also popular design competitions Curvy Kate run on Facebook, handing the power over to you!

Don’t miss out of any curvy goodness so remember to ‘like’ the Curvy Kate Facebook page and follow Curvy Kate on Twitter! We would definitely love to hear where in the world you are embracing those curves!

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UK Day 10 – Win a Claire Aristides Bracelet!

If chosen as the winner of today’s ‘Have a Curvy Christmas!’, you would be very fortunate to win a beautiful bracelet by fine jewellers – Claire Aristides.

Claire Aristides creates a range of vintage, classic and contemporary jewellery inspired by other iconic jewellery designers and her love for everything sexy, stylish and glamorous. A lot of the time the jewellery mixes bold colours which have drawn influence from the 1950s.

The winner gets to choose either the White Gold Diamond Star bracelet or the Yellow Gold Diamond Star bracelet.

The White Gold Star bracelet has managed to get itself on to the top end of my Christmas wishlist!

Any of the bracelets will make a good accessory for those upcoming Christmas parties! Hopefully I get my hands on this Claire Aristides bracelet just in time for mine!

To enter and win this fab prize click here!

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UK Day 9 – Win a £150 voucher from Very.co.uk!

£150 to spend at Very.co.uk! All for one VERY lucky winner! (Excuse the pun)

What I love the most about Very is the variation in brands they stock, the gorgeous styles and fashionable pieces. There is always something to fulfil our fashion fixes, beauty needs, jewellery wants as well as products for our home, electricals and gifting ideas.

Don’t forget that Very.co.uk is also one of Curvy Kate’s retailers. I always find shopping so rewarding when I manage to complete an outfit on one website or in one store. It is vital for us to have the right underwear on with the right outfit and Curvy Kate definitely have a range of flattering bras to suit each outfit.

Check out the full Curvy Kate range at Very.co.uk!

There is still time to enter the competition here but hurry, you’ve only got until midnight to win this prize!

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UK Day 8 – Win a Jose Eber Infrared Blowdryer!

The phenomenal Beverley Hills based hairstylist Jose Eber is giving away, to one of our special competition winners, a quality professional infrared blowdryer worth over £200!

The winner will undoubtedly make heads turn after grabbing a hold of this infrared blowdryer from one of the most recognised names in hair styling. Great product benefits include; a wide and narrow nozzle attachment for greater styling, an innovative infrared light which helps decrease drying time as well as a lifetime product warranty.

Why not check out some of our favourite hairstyles on our Pintrest page!

To be in with a chance of winning this prize, click here! Think what you could do with your locks this Christmas!

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UK Day 7 – Win a 6 bottle case from Crash Wines!

Quality Red Wine + Inspiring Pop Art = Crash Wines!

The winner of today’s ‘Have a Curvy Christmas!’ competition will grab a six-bottle case of Pink from Crash Wines!

The Pop Art inspired label captures a sense of fun as well as providing an enjoyable drinking experience from the Ribera de la Gaudiana region of Spain, where Crash Wines originated from. All the grapes are estate grown and harvested ensuring quality is preserved in the winemaking process.

Crash Wines create delightfully tasting red wines which don’t cost an arm and a leg. If you like rich, creamy, deep fresh fruit flavours then you would love Crash Wines. I personally went along for a tasting and although Rosé isn’t usually my fave, this was divine! Definitely one to try!

Get entering! Click here for your chance to win!

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UK Day 6 – Win delicious treats from The Chocolate Moon!

A selection of delicious treats from The Chocolate Moon people will make someone a very happy bunny (or elf) this Christmas!

If chosen as the winner of today’s ‘Have a Curvy Christmas!’ competition, you will win 3 standard sized boxes of different flavours.

That’s one heavenly prize! Or should I say three boxes of heaven in one prize!

I’m sure you can tell by now that I have a bit of a sweet-tooth! Bring on Christmas!

(I’ll repent in the New Year)

*adds ‘cut out chocolate in 2013’ to New Year’s resolution list*

This delightful online chocolatier provides the ultimate gift idea so it’s always a good one to bear in mind for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or just a pleasant treat for yourself!

Remember you have until midnight to enter the competition! Click here for your chance to win!

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UK Day 5 – Win a £100 Simply Be gift voucher!

Simply Be are offering the winner of today’s competition a £100 to spend on Glamorosa!

The wonderful Glamorosa brand provides a voluptuous range and has been designed to fit the bigger bust. Excellent for us Curvy Kate girls!

The products are shaped with an underbust band that gives a comfortable and flattering fit. The Curvy Kate Smoothie bra will fit amazingly well under the Glamorosa Skater dress – an item that caught my eye as I  browsed the collections. I absolutely love The Smoothie bra from Curvy Kate and I think it’s great that finally, there is a smooth bra that goes up to a J cup!

To enter the ‘Have a Curvy Christmas!’ competition, click here!

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UK Day 4 – Win a New Look £100 gift voucher!

Who would like to get their hands on a £100 New Look voucher?

This is the fabulous prize Curvy Kate is offering the lucky winner of today’s ‘Have a Curvy Christmas!’ competition!

As well as being one of the high street’s biggest fashion retailers, New Look also stock wonderful Curvy Kate products which makes life easier for the fashion-conscious, D+ cup wearers.

Outerwear and underwear for us curvier girls….all in one high street store! Perfect!

I went into a New Look  store over the weekend and purchased a pretty jumper called the Influence Apricot Fluffy Sequin Jumper. I found it trendy yet still warm and my Curvy Kate Daily Boost bra is brilliant to wear with it.

You have to be in it to win it! Click here to enter!

What would you buy if you won? www.newlook.com

 

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UK Day 3 – Win any piece from Love My Custom!!

Fancy getting your hands on a piece of jewellery from Love My Custom? I know I would!

The winner of today’s ‘Have a Curvy Christmas‘ competition, will be lucky enough to take away any item from the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection of Love My Custom.

LMC (abbreviated name) is a UK founded jewellery brand who produce art-inspired, statement jewellery. I can honestly say I have spent a lot of time, on their website feeding my eyes with jewellery goodness! I even caught myself going a bit overboard by forwarding several links, of my favourites, to my boyfriend in hope he gets the hint for Christmas and early Valentines presents!

My personal favourites are the Palm Tree earrings, the Ice-Cream Three Finger ring and not to forget about the Angelick necklace that also caught my eye!

There’s still time to enter here!

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UK Day 2 – Win £100 Debenhams Gift Voucher!

We all love Debenhams! Just in time for Christmas, our second day competition winner will grab a timely gift voucher of £100 to spend at Debenhams stores or online.

Luckily there’s still some availability, at Debenhams, in Curvy Kate’s bestselling AW12 Princess, popular must-have Entice as well as a wonderful variety of Curvy Kate goodies!

Must be quick though! Stock flies at the click of a finger!

I’m really into the Christmas spirit this year (more than usual) so I need to make a few trips to Debenhams myself, getting some of my favourite fashion accessories for the season!

To enter and win click here!

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UK Day 1 – Win Robyn Rhodes Jewellery!

I have definitely fallen truly in love with Robyn Rhodes Jewellery! Can you blame me?

Robyn Rhodes is an innovative jewellery designer whose range includes uniquely designed earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets as well as stunning bridal jewellery that will keep everyone’s eyes fixed on you.

The brand was launched in 2001 and has since been creating exclusively designed jewellery inspired by the fusion of stone and chain.

One lucky winner (who I envy already) will be getting their hands on one piece of Robyn Rhodes Jewellery, a brand worn by Hollywood’s elite including Jessica Elba, Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria-Parker, Scarlett Johansson – to name a few.

The winner gets to choose one piece from the amazing selction on offer – Ethan, Drusilla, Gemma, Nima, Madeline, Octavia, Amsu, or the Flowing Chain Earrings

You can still enter the ‘Have a Curvy Christmas’ competition, by clicking here!

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