Let’s meet our Model Mates…

Written by Himare on Jun 4, 2014


Congratulations once again on winning Lorraine’s Model Mates competition, what was the first thing that crossed your mind when you were announced as the winners on live TV?

Thank you, it’s all only really starting to sink in now, we never even thought we would make it to the semi-finals let alone win it! It was surreal hearing our names announced as the winners! None of us can even remember what was going through our minds at that point. The whole experience happened so fast, but we are over the moon and so thankful to everyone that voted for us.Sarah

How was your trip to the Mediterranean? Tell us your highlights!

Our trip to the Mediterranean was amazing. None of us had been to Ibiza before so it’s something we all experienced together. Without a shadow of a doubt our highlight was the photo shoot itself, on the beautiful roof terrace of Hotel Es Vivie. We were wearing stunning swimwear and were made to feel so comfortable and supported throughout the day. We also had a lovely dinner whilst watching the sunset and a party night at Soul City where we danced the night away like we were in our early twenties again. These are memories we can cherish forever. We were so happy to be sharing this experience together as best friends!

What’s it like being part of the Curvy Kate family?

We love it! The Curvy Kate family really are just like our family now. We really couldn’t of wished for anything more. It truly feels like such an honour and we couldn’t be happier to be part of an amazing team. We all fitted in together like a “well fitted bikini” The Curvy Kate family are awesome, we are so lucky they made each of us feel so welcome and made us all feel special in different ways!

Do any of you want to pursue a career in modelling now you’re Curvy Kate swimwear stars?

We’re not sure if we would call ourselves stars, although we love how that sounds!! We would all love to pursue modelling if the opportunity arises. At ages ranging from 28-32 and two of us having children, never in a million years did we think this would be a possibility. Previously thinking that we are on the “larger side” or some of us too short for modelling, now we’ve experienced it we would love to! This experience has definitely given us a taste for more but if we could help represent curvy woman out there. We feel that as long as we can continue to be ourselves and embrace our body shapes, representing girls who have bigger boobs, bums and hips, then bring it on…

Tell us your favourite pieces from Curvy Kate’s current swimwear collection?

Charlotte: My favourite is the Marina bikini, it gave my bust a perfect lift and was so comfortable to wear, the colours beautiful and the bows give it that extra cute detail.

Ellesha: My favourite pieces have to be the Shockwave sunset that I was wearing on the shoot as I love the bright colours and pattern. Though I also love the seashell bikini that Camilla was wearing as I am obsessed with pink and I thought it was lovely and girly!

Rufaro: has to be Birds of Paradise for me! Flattering and works well with my body shape! Also it’s nice and bright!

Camilla: I loved the Seashell pink one it has a cute print, the halterneck and tie sides style was a perfect fit for me seeing as I’m the smallest of the group and was so comfy.

Okay let’s hear a bit more about you girls …Fess up! Who has the worst habit out of all of you and what is it?

Rufaro snores and Ellesha is too organised for her own good, she has major OCD.

Any embarrassing stories you can share with our readers?

Ellesha fell flat on her face in a club one night. She bounced, flashing her underwear in the process, but luckily as it was November she had tights on. She was running to Camilla’s aid after a girl had made her upset.

Falling over for each other, now that’s what I call friendship! Ha! There’s no need to worry about those embarrassing moments anymore, you girls all look stunning! Is there anything else you would like to add?

Thank you and thank you again for everything and to our families, partners and friends for their support and to all the people who voted for us and made our dreams come true. We truly are very grateful.

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!


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


Get Beach Confidence with the Perfect Fit!


Have you ever struggled to find great fitting swimwear? I know I have and it was never fun trying to find a bikini that I felt happy and confident in. I just wanted to share with you a few tips which should help you when considering pieces from Curvy Kate’s latest swimwear collection.

The Facts
- All of the Curvy Kate swimwear is sized in the exact same way as the lingerie e.g. 28F, 34J, 40D etc.
- The pieces in the collection have mainly been designed from the shapes and fit of Curvy Kate’s Spring/Summer 2014 lingerie.
- The collection runs from UK sizes 28-40 D-K cups however sizes may vary from style to style so check the product information at the back of the brochure or once you click an item you will find details on the right of the product on the Curvy Kate website.
- There are a variety of matching swimwear bottoms all available in UK sizes 8-20.

Now we know the facts let’s get started with our product comparisons!

First off we have the padded bikini tops which are lightly foamlined, providing a great shape, pulling you in from the sides and giving a supportive lift like that of the Daily Boost bra. The Jetset, Shockwave and Coral Reef padded bikini tops should all fit in this way – perfect for heavier busts. See the similarity in shape below.

Next up we have the fabulous moulded cups styles which as the name suggests, there are no seams in the cups for a smooth, rounded shape. If you’re a Curvy Kate Smoothie or Starlet fan then you may also like the Marina and Seashell moulded cup bikini below.

Curvy Kate’s plunge styles are perfect for providing great clevage as well as offering the support fuller busts tend to need. If you want to be a bit more daring then try halter neck bikini styles like the Coral Reef, Seashell or Shockwave which fit similarly to our plunges. If plunge bras don’t usually work for you, then you may want to consider the other fab style options mentioned here.

Swim halter

For a bit more coverage, the tankini styles would be your match, offering the same fit as the mesh bra styles like the Princess and Portia. The tankinis are long line with a drawstring on each side giving the option to adjust the length.

There we have it, fab-fitting swimwear made for your curves! No more shying away from swimwear shopping, get beach confident!

Please feel free to fire away any questions you may have below or tweet us! :)

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.

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

Heart full of words for Curvy Kate!

One of our new Australian retailers Bras n Things put together this gorgeous wordcloud. They asked their social fans to describe Curvy Kate in one word – check out the results!

If you could describe Curvy Kate in one word what would it be? Your comments below…

Words from the girls!

Curvy Kate have never used a professional model instead we allow our customers to become our gorgeous ambassadors, celebrating our positive body image messages.  Curvy is a shape not a size!

Want to know what the girls of Curvy Kate have to say about being the faces and bodies of the brand?

Here’s what a few of our previous winners and entrants have to say…


“Being a Curvy Kate girl is indescribable; there is never a dull moment. Aside from modelling swimwear and underwear that really fits you, from a brand you believe in, the fun you have behind the scenes is some of the best laughs I’ve ever experienced – especially the outtakes! Curvy Kate keeps growing and being a part of that is one of the best things I will ever do in my lifetime.”


“Modelling for Curvy Kate improved my confidence as I focused on the good parts of my body when looking at myself in brochures and reading people’s comments. I have made amazing lifelong friends which makes modelling fun and easy and the best part of it are the outtakes on shoots! Now they make for interesting viewing!”


“The best part about modeling for Curvy Kate is their body positivity and the way they embrace diversity of all kinds. Curvy Kate is a promoter of a variety of types of beauty inside and out. When I model with them I can’t help but be all smiles!”


Princess Black

“Being a Curvy Kate model injected my life with the kind of confidence I never dreamed I would have.  I would have laughed in your face if you’d told me I’d be out in public in my under crackers but to do it with my head held high and wonderful new friends around me is unbeatable. Showing off my curves on a busy Manchester street has to be a high point…even if it was the middle of winter!”


“Working with Curvy Kate has been the best experience of my life so far! I can’t believe how far I’ve come since my first catalogue shoot for Spring/Summer 2014 and I can’t wait for the next one. The best part about working with Curvy Kate is being part of the Curvy Kate family, I’ve never met such an amazing bunch of people and I feel very to lucky to be a part of it all.”


“By far the best thing about modelling for Curvy Kate is being surrounded by amazing, beautiful and confident women who love boobies as much as I do!! I have so much fun when modelling; no stress, no pressure, no feelings of being self-conscious, just parading around in gorgeous underwear, eating cake and having a laugh with the other girls.”



“I love modelling for curvy Kate because its like a delicious buxom family who make me feel fabulous and body confident. My favourite moment was modelling at the blogger event with all the lingerie trying on there were boobs and bras flying everywhere and it was such good fun!”

Perfect pieces for your LBD

It’s very common for women to own a Little Black Dress, they always seem to come in handy for a variety of occasions, can be worn from day-to-night, dressed up or down and can be matched with almost any colour shoes. What type of lingerie do you wear with your LBD? Here are some suggestions to help you choose…


Benefits: Smooth moulded cups, matching high rise briefs with light mesh slimming panel. Great shaping piece for bodycon dresses - gives a smooth silhoette.


Benefits: Deep padded plunge, foam lined cups for extra fit with matching lace detailing on briefs and thong. Perfect for those v-neck dresses and plunging necklines .


Benefits: Padded Balcony bra with an unbeatable lift, matching pin striped briefs and thong. For those day-to-night LBDs, the Ritzy is your match.


Benefits: Balcony bra with a strengthening laminated lower cup, embroidery on top of cups for added sass. Offers unbeatable fit up to a K cup so great for supporting heavier busts.

Who’s to say you can’t be a bit adventurous under your Little Black Dress, if you’re feeling a bit more daring then don’t be afraid to wear some colour underneath!

Creative Director of 3 Colours Rule, Flavilla Fongang, shares her advice on shopping for a Little Black Dress for your body shape. Have a watch here…

Are we still in size denial?

Hello lovely readers!

I read an interesting article on Lingerie Insight this week which talks about women being in size denial about their boobs. I believe this is the case for many women, it may be because we genuinely do not understand how bras should fit and never see it as a most-urgent thing to find out about. I for one, lived in denial and would literally squeal at the idea of being bigger than a G cup. I used to wear much bigger back bands and just accept the fact that my day to day would consist of waking up, eating, going to work…oh and sparing a few minutes to scoop my boobs back into place. *covers face*

That all changed the day I got properly fitted and realised that my shoulders didn’t need to hurt because 80% of support should come from the underband and only 20% from the straps. Wow…this certainly was a relief for me! Honestly it took a little while to embrace the letter of the alphabet my boob-size landed on however the correct bra size is so much more important. Getting in the right bra will support you correctly, help improve your posture as well as possibly reducing any shoulder and back pain.


Last week the Curvy Kate team went to bra fit at Hearst Magazines which looks looks after titles like Best (hear what they have to say after being fitted), Prima, Cosmo, Reveal and so many other great mags. This week the team went to do the same with the ladies at Stylist magazine, Emerald Street and Shortlist. Not one of these ladies was in the right size bra. A common sentence we kept hearing was “I didn’t think my boobs were that big!” so does this back the article on Lingerie Insight and the findings of Bluebella?…seems so!

Like I mentioned, I was literally ‘Exhibit A’ of size denial haha but thankfully I have overcome that. Whether you have smaller boobs or bigger boobs, always be sure you know your size and you’re in the right size.

If you haven’t watched this bra fittings guide video, check it out! :)

SHE DID IT! Lizzie Chops for Copp(aFeel!)

The beautiful Star in a Bra 2011 winner, Lizzie Adams (formerly Haines) has finally shaved off all her luscious locks for breast cancer awareness charity, CoppaFeel! Lizzie took the plunge on Valentine’s Day to promote the message of loving yourself and your boobs. CoppaFeel! encourage people to check their boobs regularly to get to know how your boobs should feel so if for any reason you notice abnormalities you can quickly seek further advice.

Eek! Here she is…

lizzie comparrison

Lizzie is one brave lady, most of us would have been shaking in our boots at the thought of having to shave all our hair off but everyone at Curvy Kate is extremely proud and supportive of this wonderful charitable gesture. The hair she had chopped off will go to Little Princess which is a charity who provide real hair wigs for kids who have lost their hair to cancer.


You can view more images here.

If you would like to help Lizzie reach her £10,000 target , you can still donate here - www.justgiving.com/chopforcopp or text  CHOP87 £(amount) to 70070. Thank you and well done again Lizzie!

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!

Play Matchmaker – Spin to WIN!

Test your luck on our Matchmaker and you could WIN some fabulous prizes, including Curvy Kate sets and an amazing bag from the Lagom!


Click here to play. Good luck!

Countdown to Lizzie’s head shave for CoppaFeel!…

For those who don’t know, tell us once again what you’re doing and why?

On Valentine’s Day of this year, I am shaving off for my long dark hair for the breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! I’m doing it for various reasons really…I’m doing it because I know women affected by breast cancer, I’m doing it because I’m encouraged by doing charity work, I’m doing it because about seven years ago I cut my ponytail off for charity and raised a lot of money, I’m doing it because it’s the least I can do really. I’m young, healthy and have the energy to see through the fundraising involved. I feel good doing it and I’m happy to be a part of something so important.

You’ve been completing challenges in the lead up to your head shave and Curvy Kate Facebook fans have been voting on which task you should take. I have to take my hat off to you because I’m not sure I could have done them all as well as you. What has been the hardest challenge yet?

They’ve all been really different and when I had to eat three pickled eggs I nearly vomited but it was over quite quickly so I guess I would have to say the challenge where I had to sing all day was the toughest! I’m used to acting like a total prat most of the time but this was consistently hard. Hard to hold a conversation, get anything done, go to the shops etc. It was just completely ridiculous.

The 14th February is the big day, why Valentine’s Day?

It all came together quite nicely really for it to fall on Valentine’s. When thinking about the event we thought it tied in nicely with the breast cancer awareness colour scheme. It’s all about taking care of yourself and loving your boobs! Curvy Kate and CoppaFeel! are body positive and always encouraging you to love your body…and what else is Valentine’s Day for?! Pink cocktails are beyond perfect. People always need an excuse for a different night out on Valentines. It’s a Friday so we can get people out and celebrating…and it also works out well for me business wise so that I have some sort of hair style back before my busy period starts!

Yes wedding season will be here before you know it and I’m sure many brides will be excited to have you as their photographer! Is the head shave event open to the public to see?

It is indeed open to the public, although beware, there is a £5 entry fee if you want to watch! The event will take place downstairs at Manhattan 34 in Leicester’s cultural quarter. We will be set up from 6pm onwards but the actual shaving will be at 8.30pm sharp!

What do your friends and family think of you shaving off your gorgeous locks?

Generally they’re very proud of me. The support I have had during fund-raising has been overwhelming and I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Some of them think I’m entirely bonkers and my husband is not at all looking forward to us having the same hair cut but he still supports my motives and is appreciative of what I’m able to do.

Other than the amazing job you’re doing to raise funds, what else do you hope to achieve by doing this?

First and foremost – awareness. CoppaFeel! are a breast cancer AWARENESS charity. They encourage people to identify any problems before it goes past the point of no return and that means that we all need to be checking our breasts regularly in order to do so. All these challenges, silly videos and events I have been doing are raising money for the charity to continue their good work but they have also been raising awareness in all those who see them.

How can people donate?

People can donate on line at www.justgiving.com/chopforcopp or they can text “CHOP87 £1” to 70070 to donate a quick quid that will be added on to their bill. It’s that simple!

I’d like to say thank you to Curvy Kate for supporting me throughout and everyone who has donated and helped me along the way. I’m actually really really nervous about the big event now and if anyone is able to donate just a small amount to the cause it will make it all the more worthwhile. Thank you! x

Christmas Pairs – Match & WIN!

It’s that wonderful festive time of year and to celebrate, Curvy Kate are giving you the chance to WIN lingerie from the Christmas collection as well as an exclusive Curvy Kate tote bag! All you have to do is head over to the Curvy Kate Facebook page and play the game of Christmas Pairs. Click start to begin, you will have to uncover the Curvy Kate models’ faces and match them correctly to their bra size in the fastest time. After you have done this your time will appear on the stopwatch and your place on the leaderboard will be revealed! You can keep playing over and over to try and beat your last score and to make it to the top of the leaderboard!

The competition ends on Tuesday 17th December 2013 and the person at the top of the leaderboard will grab the top prizes. Not forgetting the runners up, the top 30 people with the highest scores will also receive a tote bag! You have to be in in to win it so get clicking! xoxo

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

Congratulations Katie Bizzak! North American Star in a Bra 2013!

Over 600 hopefuls battled it out to grab a hold of the North American Star in a Bra 2013 title and now the public have spoken. Clinical Nursing student, Katie Bizzak from Pennsylvania has now been crowned as the new face and body of Curvy Kate. I caught up with her to get a lowdown of her Star in a Bra experience…

katie b

Take us back to that moment when you found out you had won Star in a Bra 2013. What was your first reaction and how did you cope with such overwhelming news?

I was just about to do my final simulation in nursing clinical, it was my turn and I knew the results were going to be posted in any second. As I’m trying to smuggle my phone in class, I kept refreshing the screen to see who the winner was going to be. My phone is so slow that the results wouldn’t come up. It was after 12pm now and it was my turn to go into the simulation room and save a (dummy/mannequin) patient with heart failure. As I was getting up my phone buzzed and it was a message from the other contestant, Chelsea, saying “congrats girl!” Then, my Facebook just started blowing up with messages from the other contestants and my friends saying I had won! I looked over at my friend Ashley and just grabbed her hand with this look of shock on my face. She screamed, “did you win?!” and I was in too much shock to even get any words out. My entire clinical group then ran over to me, tackled me, and we all started crying- my instructor included haha. We were all screaming so loudly that the other faculty came flying into the classroom because they thought “someone was choking.” haha, it was only the best moment of my entire life and just thinking back to it gives me the chills.


How did your friends and family take the great news that you had been crowned curve queen?

As soon as I found out I called my mom and she instantly started crying and telling me how proud she was! I could only talk to her for a second and then I had to try and contain myself since it was my turn in the simulation lab. The next half hour of me trying to save a patient programmed to have heart failure was the longest half hour of my life. I just wanted to get out of that room and tell everyone who had been supporting me from day one!

What did you do to rally so many votes which secured your win?

I was just blessed to be born in such an amazing little town of Kane, Pennsylvania (about 4,000 people in our community.) I never realized the support and love that I have here. The amount of people from my community that went out of their way to share the word with their friends, the messages I received about how proud I was making the town, and just simply not criticizing me for what I was doing was absolutely amazing. This whole experience so far has been so humbling. Also, my friends have been great. A few of my friends from high school sent my link to their clubs/sororities/fraternities they belonged to in college. My roommate the past two years handed out flyers for people to vote for me. My nursing class at IUP are all very close and they were rooting for me since day one. My lovely Alpha Tau Delta sisters all voted for me and spread the word with any of the organizations they were in. Everyone really just came together and went out of their ways, without me asking, in order to make me the new Curvy Kate. I can’t thank everyone enough.

What was your motivation for entering Star in a Bra and what kept you going during the competition?

My inspiration for entering the contest started with my friend who was going to rehab for her eating disorders. I knew I had to enter for her because this cookie cutter image of beauty that the media has instilled into our heads, at such a young age, needs to change. However, my inspiration for being so determined to win was for my town. I wanted to make them proud, my grandma- she wanted me to win so badly because lately all she has been receiving is bad news, along with my friend suffering with anorexia and bulimia. I told her that if I beat all of North America in the competition that I would help her beat this disease and that it was possible.

katie 2

What are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months and as Star in a Bra?

My trip to the UK!!! It’s always been a dream of mine to go there, and I never in a million years thought I was going to be able to go over there on a MODELING CONTRACT! What!?!

What piece of advice would you give to other women who would like to enter Star in a Bra in the future?

Just be true to yourself and give it all you have. You have nothing to lose, and only everything to gain. I entered the competition with only about two hours left to submit my photos. If you are nervous about entering, talk to a friend or message me about your concerns (my best friend Kelley was pushing me to enter from the very beginning and helped give me the courage to enter my pictures.) Yes, it sounds so scary to put yourself out there for all to judge, but I promise you, I have only received positive comments since the start. You will be amazed by how many people will message you and tell you that you are their role model or that they are looking up to you. It’s truly amazing.

Wow, what an amazing girl! We’re so pleased to welcome Katie to the Curvy Kate family! Congratulations again to her. xoxo

UK Blogger Comp – Vote for your favourite 15 second review!

We’re running a really cool and exciting competition which was open for bloggers around the UK! We’re giving away the opportunity to win two tickets to the Lingerie Awards 2013, where we have been nominated for three awards (*fingers crossed*), as well as an amazing Pimps and Pinups cut and blow dry in London not to mention a bag full of treats from The Vintage Cosmetic Company!

Over the past couple of weeks bloggers have been uploading to Instagram and Twitter a fun and quirky 15 second video reviewing a Curvy Kate bra, for their chance of getting their mitts on the prizes!

In no particular order are our favourite 5 videos below. Now it’s up to you to decide on the one you think deserves to win, by commenting below or liking the individual videos on the Curvy Kate Instagram page. Click the images below to be directed to the videos.

1. Do it Momma

Do it Momma

2. Big Cup Little Cup

Sian and Charley

3. Pretty Big Butterflies

Hollie B

4. The Lovely lace

Sofia Bambina

5. The Wardrobe Challenge

Fatty's Challenge

Comment below to vote for 1,2,3,4 or 5. The comments and Instagram likes will be added together to get a lucky winner!

Good luck to the top 5! x

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!


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

Curvy Kate NYC Blogger Event 2013!

Whilst in New York for the Star in a Bra Top 5 photoshoot, we had the great pleasure of meeting with several wonderful lingerie, plus-size fashion and style bloggers.


A few of the lovely ladies who attended.

We met at Fontana’s Bar in Manhattan which was a great location for us to discuss the Curvy Kate brand, who we are and what we believe as well as talks on our latest collections and a cheeky sneak peek of Autumn/Winter 2014.

Our beautiful Star in a Bra winner from last year’s USA competition, Krista Cousins was there flaunting her gorgeous curves in eye-catching lingerie which was very well received.

Top Left: Keenan and Cecily with Krista             Above right: Kelly B, Alissa and Beck with Krista

The night ended with drinks and lots of laughter which concluded a great night. We’ll definitely be back in New York soon! xoxo

Star In A Bra North America Final Five: Katie Bizzack


So by now you would have seen the pictures and the videos of our beautiful final five at their exclusive photo shoot in New York. How amazing do they look?!

Before voting comes to an end, we thought you’d want to get to know a bit more about our gorgeous top five. You’ve already heard a little about them in their top twenty interviews, bet let’s find out how they got on at the shoot…

First up we speak to Katie Bizzack!

Hey Katie! So, how did the shoot go?!

The shoot went amazing! I absolutely adore all of the girls that made it into the top 5 and the Curvy Kate team. I have never met a group of people that were more supportive and fun to be around.

I’m gutted I wasn’t there! It sounds like you all had an amazing time though and I LOVE all the photos. How did you feel before the shoot? Were you nervous?


Was I nervous?! You can answer this question yourself by going to the group YouTube video and watching me during the interview. I crack up every time I watch it! It honestly looks like I am two seconds away from tears and passing out as my mind kept going blank during every single question. I wish I could go back and redo all of them.

Before the shoot I was beyond excited. Getting my hair and makeup done professionally has always been a dream of mine and when it was my turn to get all dolled up I could barely contain myself! I felt famous sitting there in my big, fluffy Curvy Kate robe (that I have worn every night since the shoot) with the cameras rolling as I got pampered. I only got nervous when questions started flying my way during the interview and when I realized I had no idea how to pose like a model ( I was absolutely clueless up there!).

Well you looked pretty good to us so you were doing something right! And how did you feel after?

After the shoot, I couldn’t contain myself. I was calling my entire phone list, posting on every social network, and just beyond ecstatic.

Here’s hoping your phone bill isn’t too horrendous after that! So I heard you were refitted at the shoot…

Boy oh boy, was I ever refitted! Thank goodness! I came in to the photo-shoot wearing a 34 DD and was refitted into a 28 HH. I’m embarrassed to even admit that I was so far off on my bra size. No wonder I have back problems!

Wow, I think that could well be our biggest refit ever…congratulations on your new size! Did you have a favourite set from the shoot? 

My favorite set was the Carmen Rose Mix that I was so lucky to wear! All of the sets were gorgeous, but my absolute favorite was that one. I felt like a mermaid!

I’m counting down the days until that set is out, it’s SO pretty and you looked phenomenal in it. So what were the best and worst parts of the day?

The worst part was definitely, definitely, by far the interview! Oh my goodness. They had to “de-shine” my face with makeup right afterwards because I think I was sweating the entire time! I didn’t think it would be that nerve-racking being asked questions with a camera directly in my face and all four girls circled around me staring at me. Just thinking about it makes me feel nervous!

The best part was meeting Rebecca, Jaime, Elisha, and Chelsea. They were all so sweet, supportive, and had so many interesting stories to tell! I wish we all had more time together.

katie_1I love that you’re all so supportive of each other and don’t worry, you’re not alone about hating the interview; most people do! Is there anything you’d do differently?

I would practice my poses in the mirror before going, maybe watch a few “how to” videos, and also film myself as a friend asked me the interview questions before going, as many of the girls told me they did.

That’s a really good idea! Remind me to do that next time I have to do an interview. Do you have any advice – apart from that! – for anyone considering entering the competition in the future?

Do it, do it, do it! It has been the experience of a lifetime. It has been so humbling to wake up nearly every morning with a message from someone I know or someone random telling me how much I inspire them and how amazing this company is and how I am helping them love and accept their bodies. A dance studio in my hometown actually reached out to me and is having me come in to talk to her dance studio over my Christmas break about positive body image. So far I have inspired many people and it truly is the best feeling in the world to know I have made an impact on others.

It must be great to know that you’re helping women out there feel better about themselves, which is what Curvy Kate is all about. Do you think it’s important that companies represent their customers?

I think it is extremely important! This company represents the majority of the girls out there. Why wouldn’t companies use a variety of different sized models – skinny, curvy, tall, short, etc. – to show off their product?! We are all out there, so use us! It is amazing that Curvy Kate uses their consumers as their models.

I think these days the tables are definitely turning and customers do want to see women they can relate to modelling clothes, and I’d like to think Star In A Bra is a big part of that. What do you think it means to be a Curvy Kate girl?

It means to be a confident girl, who shines on both the inside and out, who loves her body, and wants to help change other girl’s vision of themselves!

And how does it feel to be a Curvy Kate girl?

I am honored to be a part of the competition because I am able to share my views. I believe that true beauty lies within the uniqueness of each individual, and I would love to inspire every girl, regardless of her body type, to feel confident in her own skin!

Just one last question Katie – the horrible one! Why do you think people should vote for you to win the competition?

I would love for people to vote for me because I stand for something more than just a curvy girl who wants to show off a product. I am doing this competition to inspire a young girl I grew up with back home. She was diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia in 8th grade. That is the time in young girls’ lives when they are carefree, going to dances, having sleepovers, flirting, and the only thing they are worried about is if their boyfriend of that week will text them. I want to show her that all body types are beautiful! Every single one of them. There isn’t this “cookie cutter image” out there that you need to fill in order to be considered beautiful. Beauty comes from within, and I want her, and all other girls, to see that. Help me pass on this message around the world by voting for me. Even if I only help one girl to realize she is beautiful just the way she is, it is all worth it.

Good luck Katie!

To vote for Katie, please head on over to the Curvy Kate Facebook page but hurry, voting ends soon! And remember you have just one vote this time, so make it count.