Viva Forever

A few weeks ago  I had a lovely email from a company inviting me to my first ever VIP blogger event! In Piccadilly no less!

Well the first thing I did was to check my shifts, and to my surprise I actually had the day off. Well it would have been rude not to say yes to the invite, wouldn’t it?

The second thing to do was check the trains. If it was a fortune to travel then it would make it cost prohibitive.

Again the Gods must have been smiling on me as it was so cheap I upgraded to First Class.

As this was my first launch event in London I was unsure what to wear. However, hanging in my wardrobe was a new Pin Up Girl Clothing outfit that I had never worn before; the black satin Malibu Tiki dress and Bolero. I teamed it up with some blinging jewellery and a big stargazer lily in my poodle up-do and I was all set.

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The Blogger in Black

Travelling up to London in the middle of the day seemed really strange, but off I went. In fact I had the whole first class carriage to myself for the first half of the trip, it was utter luxury.

Meeting up with a bunch of blogger babes around 15 minutes before the start of the event, we had a good old catch up and a gossip. We went next door to Jewel which was the club holding the event and were welcomed in with a glass of champagne and photographs taken my several photographers.

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Blogging Babes

Mingling with everyone whilst we waited for the show to start, it was a fantastic way of meeting new people and reconnecting with some that I hadn’t seen for quite a while. Waiters and waitresses circulated with a wonderful range of hot and cold canapes. It really was a wonderful affair.

A short while later the most stunning lady came onto the catwalk. Dressed in pale blush pink with huge feathery fans, I stood transfixed as she did a gorgeous, classy yet enticing burlesque routine. I was in awe of her moves AND her wardrobe. Satin briefs with suspenders, and a beautiful ruffled robe.

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Burlesque Beauty

At this point the cocktails had started making the rounds and my favourite had to be the Porn star Martini with a shot of sparkling wine. There was also another lovely fruity one, which unfortunately I never found out what it was, apart from thoroughly delicious.

Then the music started and the real reason why we had all gathered together happened. The catwalk show started with the most amazing black corset adorned with blue, silver and black jewels. Absolutely stunning.

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Bedazzled

But it just kept getting better and better.

A red embellished corset, a gold lace see thru corset/bustier and then my absolute favourite. A red corset embellished with red and black feathers around the hip and the bust. It was just so beautiful that I couldn’t help lust after it.

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Ruby Red

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All that Glitters

It was just so beautiful I would wear it to the supermarket just to get a chance to wear it!

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I need this is my life!

This was followed by a black baby-doll with a lace kimono which was to die for. Then a cream and gold combo, again with a lace kimono.

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Luscious Lace

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Va-Va-Voom!

Next up was a red and black baby-doll trimmed with marabou feathers, with a high split in the middle to the chest. Perfect for Valentines Day.

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Valentine’s Vixen

A lemon robe and baby-doll followed after, which was so cute and a perfect spring garment. Last but not least was a two layer peach and orange flouncy baby-doll with embroidered cups and sequins. Again something that was so sweet I wanted to get one immediately.

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Lemon-tastic

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A vision in Peach and Orange

This was the end of the first catwalk show so we mingled a lot more, snacking on the canapes and meeting some of models and ladies who work for the company helping to design the products.

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Kat and Diana

I found out that although online the items come in specific sizes, they are also able to offer made to measure garments. Now given my strangely shaped body, this could be an absolute godsend. However, their standard range goes from a size 16 to 30, which for lingerie is a really good spectrum.

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The amazing Sam, Diana, Emily and Liv

After a short pause (and more cocktails) we were treated to another burlesque performance, all shimmering gold tassels and a head dress that was a champagne bottle; just perfect!

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Amazing Performance from Millicent Binks

The second catwalk took place afterwards, featuring another bevy of beautiful intimate apparel. The first was a stunning white baby-doll and matching robe accessorized with white hold ups; a perfect wedding night combination.

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Masked Beauty

Next we were treated to a stunning sweetheart neckline corset in a sparkling ruby colour. Worn with jeans it would be fantastic as a going out look, or indeed staying in as a treat for your partner!

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Ravishing in Red

A silver grey baby-doll followed, which was very classic and elegant. The model, Eva just looked amazing in it. Next came a black satin corset, again perfect for outerwear as well as for the bedroom.

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Silver Siren

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Simply Gorgeous

A white baby-doll with gold embellishments ticked all my boxes, and looked stunning as well as comfortable which is also an important factor.

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Golden and Gorgeous

The looks kept on coming, A black lacy baby-doll; divine.

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Lavish in Lace

Then the most stunning see-thru baby doll with an embossed gold pattern. I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it, it was just beautiful and I immediately lusted after it!

A see thru red baby doll with red bra cups was floaty and both sexy yet classy. Teamed up with black dotty knickers it really was a great look.

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Beautiful Baby-Doll

Finally another knockout corset. A black glittery sweetheart corset with a frilled peplum bottom. This was something I would definitely wear out on the town. In fact, I have the perfect skirt I would team this up with. Certainly not my normal style, but I really want to give it a go.

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Just stunning! My favourite piece of the night

This was the end of the catwalk and we spent the remaining time talking about what we had seen and which pieces were our favourites.

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Posing as always

I had an opportunity to speak to Liz, the owner of Viva Voluptuous and tell her what I thought of the collections. I have to admit I was totally blown away by them all. It is so unusual to see such beautiful lingerie in sizes that I know will fit me, as well as my smaller and larger friends!

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The wonderful Liz and her beautiful models

It was all too soon time to leave the party and head back to the train station, however not before having quite a chat with the Queen of Gogglebox Sandra. She kindly posed for a couple of pictures which I know my family will all be so jealous of as we have watched the programme since the very first episode. It was a great ending to a fabulous event.

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Gogglebox Queen!

Tired and a little tipsy I headed back to St Pancras to catch my train. It was a lot busier in first class than it had been on the way out, which was lovely as a few of us passengers got chatting and having a giggle.

Oh and there may have been some wine involved!

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Cocktail Time

Since getting home and looking at my pictures, sadly the lights and the place I had stood made a lot of my pictures unusable. They came out really blurry and I have used the best ones here that I could get. However I would like to thank the fabulous Dennetta McKain who has graciously allowed me to use a couple of her amazing photographs – Go check her out on Livin Phat Livin Large!

Finally I would like to thank Liz for inviting me to her amazing event, it was a total success and I can’t wait to see the pieces go live on the site.

I may have to invest in quite a few……

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  • Oh wow looked like you had a great time at the event – love the lingerie on the catwalk! x

  • Michaela Gingell

    I am so Happy I got to see you. What an amazing event and collection and boy did you look SHMOKING hot :p xxx

    • I had a fab time with you… can’t wait to do it again! xxx

  • Sam Rowswell

    Looks like you had an amazing time at this event! Oh wait, I was there too! Agreed, the pieces were all simply beautiful, the burlesque dancer was a stunner, cocktails were strong and getting to see you was just the icing on the cake!
    Sam x

    • Wasn’t it a wonderful night! Hope we get to spend some time together again soon xx

  • Looks such a great night – gutted I couldn’t make it!

    C xx
    CurvyGirlThin.com

  • What a night! It was lovely to see you again and you get a mention in my blog post! 😉 xx

  • Kira L Curtis

    Wow those corsets are absolutely beautiful! And the lingerie! It’s all so stunning!

  • Jodie Whitham

    These corsets are so sexy!! Wow – you go to all the best events. You’ll have to let us know if you DO get any x

    • Oh I will be sure to do a full post on anything that may fall into my shopping basket! x

  • This looks like an awesome event! The corsets are stunning!

  • Such stunningly beautiful lingerie and corsets. It really is unusual to see such beautiful pieces in plus size lingerie which is such a shame. It looks like you had a fantastic time and you look gorgeous as always x

    • It really was quite groundbreaking Sarah! I am saving up for several of them already! x

  • What an amazing event, the corsets are gorgeous, one of the models that worked with my husband had some gorgeous corsets and she taught me a lot about them, I don’t own one yet but would love to one day x

  • Wow the performances and catwalks look so good, such lovely outfits. Pornstar Martinis’ are one of my favourite cocktails too x

  • Nikee Rayner

    This event sounded right up my street! I’ve been perusing the viva voluptuous website for a while now and I’m glad it’s getting the attention it deserves! x

    • I wish you had been there!! We will make up for it on Sunday xx

  • That pouting photo! Hehe! 🙂 Was such a lovely night, and so nice to hang out with you! 🙂 xox

    • Wasn’t it a great time? Hope we can do it again soon xx

  • Jo Wiggins

    Some gorgeous women here! I love corsets and there’s some real beauty’s here x

  • oh wow i would have loved to join in on this x

  • mummyslittlemonkey

    Everyone look SO AMAZING!! What a gorgeously glamorous event – nothing beats a bit of weekday burlesque, right?? 😉 x

  • Naomi JC

    Wow those outfits! I think my favourite is the peach and orange but they’re all so glamorous.

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    This looks like a great event and you had lots of fun too x

  • You’ve got me singing spice girls!! Looks like a cracking event and the gods were clearly smiling in your favour re work and travel.

    It’s also lovely so see so many babes in these pictures. I miss seeing everyone and need a PS catch up soon x

  • You go to so many cool events. Have fun, darling.

  • Jessica Lynn Martin

    How cool that you got invited to this and that things worked out so you could go. The pictures are amazing! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    • We all had the most amazing fun, whilst looking at lovely lingerie! Bonus! x

  • Looks like an amazing event! I like the corsets, nice to see more plus size lingerie as its not always easy to find

  • It sounds like a super event, you were so lucky to be invited , the lingerie is so stunning.

  • Leah Shafik

    I was invited but couldn’t make it! It’s so far for me and it was quite short notice. You look gorgeous and the event looks amazing x

  • Joanna McCaffrey

    All the models look great, and so do you 🙂 I love the burlesque playfulness of these outfits!

  • You look fab! This event looks like great fun 🙂

    Kumba

    xo

  • Sounds like a fab event. Good to know you had a great time.

  • GlamourGlitterGloss

    Looks like a lovely event, I’ve been to Jewel and it’s a great venue. Some great pieces on the catwalk, glad you had a good time

  • This looks like a fun event and you look fab as always!

  • lianne

    Ooh what a gorgeous event, and you look lovely!! 🙂

  • fashion-mommy

    The event looks gorgeous, all those beautiful bustiers are just stunning.

  • Sounds like it was a great event! You look amazing xx

  • What an incredible event and so many gorgeous ladies!

    • Aren’t they just! I loved the whole collection x

  • I’ve been to Jewel and its such a great venue. I’m glad you had a great time, the show looks amazing!

    • It is a great place, and the show just was spectacular! x

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