Snazzy Footwear On A January Afternoon

Hello again!

So back in January when I was home in lovely Toronto, I did a little photo shoot with my best friend Sarah to feature our newly purchased shoes. We each on different occasions bought pairs of killer heels that I thought why not do a post about it?

It turns out that Sarah also had a new outfit, for an upcoming wedding, to go with said new shoes, and so our little afternoon shoot was all set.

I brought back an old favourite piece because I have never featured it on my blog and I am secretly hoping that the fashion gods are listening and that they will invite Beth Ditto back for another collection/collaboration.

I’m wearing my favourite Beth Ditto lightning bolt sweater from the Beth Ditto  for Evans collection over a year ago, with a pair of cheap chic leggings from Primark. I snagged my blingtastic heels at Pretty Things Boutique in Halifax, Nova Scotia and they are very high but I can’t resist them. I love the way they look and they make my calves look like I just ran a marathon.

Sarah is wearing an amazing fuchsia dress from Canada’s new British favourite, Top Shop along with a black lace cardi/bolero from H&M.

Her snazzy and oh so soft fuchsia wedges are from Town Shoes, in Toronto and have the cutest tassels hanging off the zipper in the back. I’m not sure how she managed to find heels this amazing that match her dress like they were made from the same cut of fabric, but that’s her amazing luck for you.

We did Sarah’s makeup to match! Doesn’t she look glamorous?

I know the photos are a couple of months old, and that my hair is completely different but I have been prepping this post forever and absolutely couldn’t not share the pictures with you because they are so fun. Long live killer heels, sore calves and fabulous looking legs!!!

xx Toodaloo Katie

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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