#TeamTopsy and a Trip to TCFF18

So anyone who is anyone in the Plus Size community will know that this Saturday (17th November) The Curve Fashion Festival will be returning to Liverpool.  New date and new venue but same epic event.  The VIP tickets have been sold out for some times now but standard tickets are still available online here or will be available on the door on Saturday at £20 each.

This year, for the first time, I will be accompanying the amazing ladies from plus size fashion brand Topsy Curvy.  You’ll be able to find me on their stand in the Fashion Hall 11am – 12pm and 3pm – 4pm and I will also be doing a cheeky little social media takeover for them so be sure to follow them on Instagram if you don’t already.

Topsy Curvy was founded in 2013 by Jo Frost.  At 25 years old and a size 24-26 she struggled buying clothes in stores and online.  She decided there was a gap in the market for a company who used plus size non professional models to advertise their clothing.

After amassing a large social media following and doing work with many charities & events, including a nude calendar for Macmillan Cancer Support, Topsy Curvy was nominated in the Best High Street Retailer category at the British Plus Size Awards 2015, voted for by the general public. Jo then went on to do radio and TV appearances.  She also came 2nd runner up in Miss Plus Size International 2015.

Natalie was a customer of Topsy Curvy.  She had struggled with her own self acceptance journey while losing a substantial amount of weight.  Nat finally learnt to embrace her shape through finding styles which she liked and enjoyed wearing. But most importantly, she was confident. She then joined TEAM TOPSY on a part time basis.
In July 2017, Plaza Group approached Topsy Curvy with an idea of joining forces and creating a new brand for the existing family of Lovedrobe, Koko & Lovedrobe Luxe.  Eventually Nat left her full time job and joined Jo full time.
Jo and Nat started doing live videos to a rapidly growing audience on Facebook and started getting recognition by the media for their candid, hilarious & sometimes controversial chats about life as a plus size woman.  This summer also saw the launch of the online mini series The Confidence Campaign, which saw Jo & Nat & the amazing team behind the scenes at Plaza helping customers find their own personal style whilst encouraging them to step outside of their comfort zone and inspiring confidence.
In September 2018, the girls left the Plaza family, and went back to Topsy’s roots.  They took a view to focusing massively on the community and their video content.  Also not to mention launching masses of affordable fashion.  If you’d like to join in the #TeamTopsy community, join their awesome Facebook group.

Here are just a few of my favourite picks at the moment…

I have been a customer of Topsy Curvy’s for a couple of years now.  I find their fashion great value and super functional everyday wear.  One of the things I love is that it can be worn as casual or glammed up with accessories.  I’m very excited to be collaborating with the at Curve Fashion Festival.  Stop by the stand and check them out.  Be sure to bring your purse and if you can’t wait stop by their website and use “KELLY10” for a cheeky 10% off.

In the interests of fairness I will disclose I have not been paid for this post in anyway.  Although I am joining Topsy Curvy for TCFF my opinions on their clothing are exactly that – MY OPINIONS.  Any clothes I own, with the exception of my “Abs Are Great, Donuts Are Better” tee I have paid for from my own pocket and have not been gifted.

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