Star in a Bra is a competition that I’ve followed since the beginning – I remember back when Lauren Colfer and Laura Butler stormed their year’s competitions and showed us all how it was done. I’ve been everything from a spectating fellow Curvy Kate fan, to a rejected entrant, to a top 30 finalist to a judge. So I think it’s safe to say I’ve seen the competition from every possible angle. It seems crazy that it’s been three years now since I entered and didn’t get through, two since I made the top 30, and a year since I was helping whittle down the favourites into just 30 girls from a list of hundreds of beauties.
It’s no secret that I struggle a little with the Freya Deco as I’m unfortunately in the ‘wide set, lower fullness’ category, which is notoriously the boob shape nemesis of the Deco. The Freya Deco, however is a much-loved lingerie staple for thousands, and I have a fair few friends whose lingerie collection consists of nothing BUT the Deco in multiple colours.
Wonderbra were ‘the’ lingerie brand of the 90’s, and they continue to innovate along with a rapidly-expanding market. Their rather impressive strapless bra (the World’s best seller, no less!) and celeb favourite for boosting assets, the ‘Ultimate Plunge Bra’ helps women all over the world look and feel confident. We caught up with the brand’s lingerie stylist, Sophie Stevens, about her top tips, from classic pieces which up the glamour in anyone’s lingerie collection, to fixing all your bra-related fashion-dilemmas.
Hello, I’m Cheryl Warner, and I’m addicted to Swimwear Designer. The social media boffins at Curvy Kate have handed over the ‘creative edge’ to their customers, and asked them to design some fantasy swimwear. Not only is the Facebook app hella fun, every entry you create gives you a chance to win the brand’s next season 13-piece swimwear collection, which is particularly yum.
Claudette have, quite literally, burst on to the scene following the release of their ‘Neon Dessous’ collection. With a loyal following from top blogger The Lingerie Addict for what seems like forever, I recall seeing the brand on her blog and falling in love with the simple yet effective design in those gorgeous acid bright colours. The brand even made her ‘Favorite Lingerie Brands of 2011‘ list. Quite a feat indeed!
Invest in Your Chest favourites Freya have announced the re-launched of their amazing ‘Blog Star’ competition, to find the next contributor for their blog Fitting Talk. Launched today on the Freya website, their ‘Blog Star’ competition has returned to offer bloggers as well as lingerie and fashion enthusiasts the chance to join the Freya blog panel.
They’ve gotten into their bra and knickers and snapped their entry shots, they’ve submitted their five photos to Curvy Kate’s panel of judges, they’ve beaten over 1000 other curvy hopefuls to the top 30 and faced the public vote, they’ve been whittled down to the public’s top 10; been preened, pampered, backcombed, and snapped by a professional photographer at the top 10 photo shoot, and they’ve faced the public vote. Again.