• Competition,  Fashion

    Win one of 3 outfits with Isabel de Villiers A/W 2016

    Isabel de Villiers is probably the biggest name in South African boutique plus size fashion, and the amazing lady behind the brand was one of the very first contacts I made when starting this blog and my plus size fashion journey. I look back now and realise that when Isabel asked me to model for her A/W 2015 range it was something of a turning point – or maybe the springboard – that has lead to so many exciting opportunities since then. Suffice it to say that I owe a lot of the high points of my journey to Isabel. Anybody who has had the good fortune to meet this talented…

  • Competition,  Fashion

    Evans Plus launches in South Africa – Win a VIP modelling experience and R1500 voucher

    One of the biggest gripes of South African plus size women is that there just aren’t enough fashion-forward plus size clothing options available. So, when I found out that leading UK plus size brand Evans was coming to South Africa via Spree – well, you can’t even begin to imagine my excitement! I was given an exclusive sneak peek at the launch range, and had a bit of fun styling the Evan garments with other things available from Spree’s plus size offering, as well as my own closet. These are some of the looks I came up with: Evans Look 1: Jersey bar back top:  Evans at Spree Skirt: Similar…

  • Competition,  Fashion

    Win a tulle skirt worth R900 with Mind the Curves and Revelation Fashion!

      I have been obsessing over these tulle skirts since I first saw them. To put into context, let me explain that when people ask me to describe my taste in fashion, I often say “Imagine what a 3-year-old girl would like to wear all day. That’s me.” Tulle skirts appeal to my inner princess. My secret ballerina. If you’re in one, magical things surely will happen, right? So, when I saw this object of my desire in a beautiful range of colours start appearing on local plus size designers Revelation Fashion‘s Instagram feed, I knew I had to have one. Now, lucky readers, Revelation is not only giving one lucky…

  • Competition,  Fashion

    Win with the Isabel de Villiers Autumn/Winter 2015 range

    It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Isabel de Villiers. Her clothes are flattering, fun and comfortable, and she goes up to a size 48! The Cape Town-based designer’s passion for making women of all shapes and sizes feel great in what they wear is really one I can identify with. So, when she approached me to model in her latest catalogue, I was beyond flattered. A fun day of shooting and 13 outfits later, we put together this season’s lookbook. The autumn /winter 2015 range features some bold, boxy cuts and colours and a ’60s vibe that I adore. Best of all is how comfortable everything is. Here…

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    Win a hair pamper session from Mind the Curves and Esteem Hair

    Let’s face it, sometimes we just get too busy to look after ourselves. Few things make me feel grottier than looking down to see chipped nail polish, or seeing my ‘skunk line’ (as I call it) of blonde roots regrowing under my dark hair. As much as I abhor it, sometimes life just gets in the way, and finding the time to tend to these things becomes harder and harder. It’s for precisely this reason than Courtney Ireland has started Esteem Hair, a mobile hair salon service. Taking the pressure off you to have to organise a babysitter or to sit in traffic, she offers the full gamut of hair…