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.
Happy shopping! Tweet us (@CurvyKate) to let us know which special bits you got!
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
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!
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
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.
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
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!
- Beauty in Curves pair of jeans
- J4L Purse and Wallet
- Alhambra beers and glasses
- A case of Crash Wine
- 7x Nem Viet Meal Kits
- 7x Thai Taste Meal Kits
- 7x Malay Taste Meal Kits
- 7x bars of Madecasse chocolate
- 7x jars of Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut Butter
- 3x Curvy Kate bra and brief sets
The competition is open until 30th September 2013. Good luck! xx
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!)
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!
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 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!
£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.
There is still time to enter the competition here but hurry, you’ve only got until midnight to win this prize!
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!
Quality Red Wine + Inspiring Pop Art = 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!
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!
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!
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!
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
Fancy getting your hands on a piece of jewellery from Love My Custom? I know I would!
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!
There’s still time to enter here!
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!
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.