Vide Dressing Totally Swag

Hello! (Français en rose italics)

 

This past Sunday, 5 bloggers, including myself held a huge clothing sale here in Paris. We emptied our closets and sold our gently used items to friends, other bloggers and anyone who showed up. It was a great success and also really fun!

 

Not only was it a blast to spend the day with some of my most favourite people in Paris but my wonderful friends got together at the end and surprised me with a goodbye drink since I am leaving Paris in a week. I was so touched and tears were shed. I am going to miss all of you so much, but I promise I will come back and visit often! I feel so lucky to have met all of you and don`t think Paris would have been the same without you.

Dimanche dernier, 5 bloggeuse, moi inclus, on organisé une vente de vêtements d’énormes ici, à Paris. Nous avons vidé nos placards et vendu nos articles usagés à des amis, d’autres blogueuse et tous ceux qui se sont présentés. Il a été un grand succès et aussi très amusant!

 

Non seulement c’était le fun de passer la journée avec mes amies les plus super à Paris, mais elles se sont réunis à la fin et m’on surpris en prenant un verre `au revoir` car je quitte Paris dans une semaine. J’ai été tellement touchée et les larmes ont coulé. Je vais m’ennuiyer de vous grave, mais je vous promets de revenir vous visiter souvent! Je me sens si chanceuse d’avoir rencontré chacun d’entre vous et don `t que Paris aurait été la même sans vous.

A bientôt!

xo CurvyKatie 

 

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Vide Dressing This Sunday!!! Come one come all!

Hello everyone! (Francais en rose italics)

For anyone who has wanted to dip into all the good parts of my closet and 5 other amazing girl’s closets, now is your chance!!

This Sunday,  we are emptying our closets and putting them up for sale. There will be a huge selection of brands from Torrid, Evans, New Look, Asos Curve, and Dorothy Perkins, and many more I’m sure!

If you are in Paris or not far, this is the place to be Sunday, you will not be disappointed.  In order to get all the necessary information please visit the facebook event and follow the detailed instructions! (Be sure to send an e-mail to the requested address on the event to sign up – we will then transmit you the address.)

I hope you can all come out and look forward to seeing you this weekend!!


Ce dimanche, moi et 4 autres filles genial – Sihem, Lydianna, Larissa et Hinda vont vider nos dressing et mettre pleins de choses en vente. Il y aura une énorme sélection de marques de Torrid, Evans, New Look, Asos courbe, etDorothy Perkins, et bien d’autres j’en suis sûr!

Si vous êtes à Paris ou pas loin, c’est l’endroit à  etre dimanche, vous ne serez pas déçu. Afin d’obtenir toutes les informations nécessaires s’il vous plaît visitez l’événement facebook et suivez les instructions détaillées! (Assurez-vousd’envoyer un e-mail à l’adresse demandée sur l’événement pour vous inscrire -nous allons ensuite vous transmettre l’adresse.)

J’espère que vous pourrez tous venir et j’ai hâte de vous voir ce week-end!

XO CurvyKatie

OOTD! A simple scarf (blog maintenant en français aussi!)

Hello my lovelies! (Français en italics rose!)

I am back with a more serious outfit, if I can call it that. I am not a very serious person so anything I wear is usually influenced directly by my silliness- you can probably see the silly faces I am making in some of the photos below. I purchased this scarf from Asos last season and had yet to find an outfit that I like it with. I was feeling very inspired by all the floral prints I am seeing on other blogs so I decided to pull it out and match with a pair of floral wedges that I adore. I really like the shades and pastels mixed with florals and I like when there is a bit of pop to a simple outfit like I am wearing here.

Je veux souhaiter la bienvenue à mes lecteurs française. J’ai promis de écrire en français depuis si longtemps et maintenant j’ai officiellement commencé. Je vais vous prévenir que je ne suis pas un grand écrivain française donc s’il vous plaît excuser les erreurs – il y aura beaucoup. 

        Je suis de retour avec une tenue plus sérieuse, si je peux l’appeler cela. Je ne suis pas une personne très sérieuse ainsi que tous que je porte est influencé directement par mon ”silliness”- vous pouvez voir probablement les visages idiots que je fais dans certaines des photos ci-dessous. J’ai acheté cette écharpe d’Asos la saison passée et j’ai eu du mal à trouver une tenue que je l’aimé avec. Je me sentais très inspiré par toutes les tissues fleurs que je vois sur d’autres blogs ainsi j’ai décidé de le mettre avec une paire de espadrilles fleurs que j’adore. J’aime vraiment les nuances et les pastels en combinaison avec les fleurs –  Je trouve que ca fait sauter une tenue simple comme je porte ici.

Makeup – Coastal Scents 88 colour palette, Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara, Biguine Marilyn Monroe eyeliner



Scarf/Écharpe – Asos

Cardigan- UNIQLO

Top/Veste – GAP

Jeans – Second Denim ( I LOVE THESE JEANS!)

Espadrilles – No name/ Sans marque (bought/acheter Rue St.Denis, Paris)  



 Merci !

xo CurvyKatie

OOTD: I want to ride my bicycle!

Hello lovelies!

Here is an outfit that I wore on a day where I really wasn’t sure if the weather people were telling the truth. It was supposed to be 20 degrees in Paris but I was sure that in the evening while I was out, it would go back down, so I pulled out the flannel shirt! As I have said before. plaid flannel shirt are one of my favourite things – it’s definitely the Canadian in me trying to get out.

Shirt – Evans

Skirt – H&M

Tights – Spanx

Cloth Bag – The Nottinghill Shopping Bag (Bought on Portobello Road in London)

Sneakers – no name (8 euro cheap shoes)

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

xo CurvyKatie

FTF Blog Event 4/6: Who I am

Hiya!

I am so excited to be participating in a blog event, this will be my first when it comes to online events, and I think it’s a really fantastic idea. There is a theme, and this time around it is  United Nations (Contra Unus) and a telling of how where you come from influences you. What I like best about this event is that each person interprets the theme as they like.  I have decided to do photo collages that I think sum up a lot about me.

I encourage you to check out Full Time Fabulous to see all the other entries and to read  the blog!

Here is my entry:

Let me introduce myself for those who don’t know me already. I am Canadian, from Toronto actually, living in Paris but soon moving to London. I have the travel bug, I can’t stay put. While I am in Europe, I am like a sponge, trying to absorb all the culture and experiences that I can. Paris is know for “la mode” and I took that to heart, and am now more of a fashion addict than I was when I was back in Canada. I am Canadian at heart, sporting my stereotypical plaid shirts on a weekly basis, saying sorry to everyone, often for things I haven’t done, and I am proud to say that I speak both national languages, English and French. The more I am away from home, the more I learn to appreciate it and to be thankful for all the wonderful things I have there.

(This little photos collage above shows 4 outfits of the day posted in the past on my blog and how many kilometers I am away from home at the moment based on what is calculated from the Eiffel Tower.)

A silly Facebook application told me that I have visited somewhere upwards of 9% of the globe, and I am looking to send that number into the double digits, and maybe one day hit 100%.

For now I go where I can, when I can.

(My little photo collage above shows me lying over a waterfall in Laos, lanterns in South Korea, The Great Wall of China, and a beautiful secluded beach in Thailand)

I truly believe that who you are and how you are is the product of what you have experienced. I like to think that we can all be humbled by something no matter how we grew up or what privileges we have been given. As a Canadian, I feel privileged to have an open door to almost anywhere in the world and am often welcomed with open arms. My dad has spent my entire life traveling back and forth from Asia, mostly China and Taiwan, and I think his tales of abroad are what shaped and developed my enormous curiosity for the world away. From my travels, I have always been able to find a common thing with someone I have met on the road, proving to me that we truly are all the same in some way and that our experiences shape us and mold us into who we are.

 

I would like to say a big thanks to Full Time Fabulous for creating this event! This post was really fun to create and I look forward to doing the next one!

Thanks for reading and come back soon!

xo CurvyKatie

 

 

 

UK Plus Size Model Search! Win a trip to the Curvy Revolution in Las Vegas!

Think you have what it takes to be a plus size model? I know that a lot of bloggers and blog readers have been itching for a chance to go to The Curvy Revolution in Las Vegas. It’s going to be an amazing event bursting with opportunity and positivity, not to mention a great place to showcase all the amazing plus size fashion around. Now, one lucky candidate will have the chance to go to The Curvy Revolution, happening in February of 2011 and win £500 worth of Evans clothing! Here are the details and below is a little showcase from the  Paris event for the French Candidates! Read the details and be sure to visit the website for Plus Size Tall to see everything they have going on!

Searching for UK’s plus size model

Plus-Size-Tall.com’s mission is to encourage all initiatives making plus size fashion more visible. This is why the British website Plus-Size-Tall.com has chosen to partner with the American event The Curvy Revolution. There is a whole host of fantastic prizes at stake and the competition kicks off with 15 lucky finalists being kitted out by evans for the catwalk show, to ensure they step out in style.  Each finalist will get to select and keep their outfits each worth over £100.  Following the runway showcase, two runners up will receive £250 of evans vouchers and the lucky winner will receive £500 worth of Evans clothing, a plane trip to Las Vegas and accommodation at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Hotel. She will also take part in the Curvy Revolution official fashion show, modelling on the catwalk amongst some of America’s leading plus size models.

How to take part?

Contestants must be women who are UK residents and over 21, wear at least UK size 16 clothing, be at least 56,  be able to walk in heels 3or higher, and apply online at http://www.plus-size-tall.com/community/model-search .

3 Easy Steps:

1) From November 18th to January 2nd,, the contestants can fill in the online application, sending in photos and explaining why they wish to win the competition. The first decision is down to the other members of the Plus-Size-Tall.com community who will vote for their favourite contestant. Anyone can vote by becoming a member of the Plus-Size-Tall.com community (for free).

2) On January 2nd 2011, the 15 contestants with the most votes will be announced and invited to London to take part in step two.

3) On January 15th 2011, these remaining contestants will face a professional jury in London. The ladies will be asked to walk on a stage and explain why they think they should be the UK’s plus size model at the Curvy Revolution. At the end of this session, the jury will pick the final winner.

While all of the preparations were being made for the UK competition, things were well underway in Paris and the top three finalists have been chosen! Unfortunately I couldn’t be in attendance on the big day but from what I hear it was quite the event and the finalists did an amazing job! Voting is still underway and you can check out the details and more photos here on the French website Ma Grande Taille.

Daphne

Christiane

Anne-Sophie

Here is a little preview of inside the competition with the jeans and tee showcase. Congratulations and good luck to the top three!

I can’t wait to see all the contestants from the UK! To see who is already participating in the competition check out the website Plus-Size-Tall.com

 

Blogger Clothing Sale!/Vide Dressing!!!

Hello everyone! I have a special surprise for everyone who is in Paris in early December! Myself, Marie, Chloe, Lydiana, Vanoue and Sihem are having a clothing sale on the 4th of December. It’s going to be an all girls afternoon of fashion. It is happening from 2 – 6pm on December 4th at 14 rue d’Alexandrie (Cartel de la mode shop) in Paris.  There will be many sizes and as for styles, a big mix. You can check out all of our blogs to get a better idea, but I’m positive there will be tones of goodies to be had!

A Facebook event has been created so you can remind yourself of this awesome date and so you can RSVP as well!

I hope to see you all there! Any questions or comments can be of course left in the comments section, on the event wall or emailed to me! curvykatieblog [at] gmail.com