Plus North 2013Sunday, July 20, 2014
Last year I went to my very first Plus North and it's really not all that long until the next one.
I discovered the world of plus size blogging about a week after the very first Plus North and I was pretty gutted I hadn't known about it, but thinking about it I doubt I would have had the confidence to go but I really was kicking myself all year.
I think there were quite a few of us who were attending for the first time and there was such a buzz about it.
I had also volunteered to model for the event and I was so excited to find out who I would be modelling for.
After the event I did a brief post about the day and then left these posts in drafts and decided to wait and process the event before writing it up.
Does anyone else leave things is drafts forever?
I think the above picture is lovely and has no bearing on the event other than I took it on the Sunday morning as I was leaving the hotel (Well I was taking my small suitcase to work as I bought some much stuff over the weekend I bought a new case from Primark!)
The event was made up of a few different part, Blogger Workshops, Market Place, Brand Stalls and the catwalk.
I only made it to one of the workshops and had to leave early to go to the models meeting but I really enjoyed it and feel like I learned a lot, this year the workshops are on the Sunday which means there will be more time as well as some new things. I'll talk about this years event at the end.
There was a raffle with some amazing prizes, sadly I didn't win but it was worth buying a ticket for their cuteness.
Lets talk about Modelling at Plus North, my original post about the experience is here but I think it's good to revisit things.
I really wish I'd done things differently. I wish I'd looked in a mirror, I wish I'd asked people to take pictures of me and I wish I'd allowed myself to enjoy it more.
It was a really fantastic experience and something I'll never forget and I'm so glad I was given the opportunity.
I did say I would do it again but I didn't put myself forward this year. This was for a couple of reasons. Firstly I think there are a lot of new bloggers that want to model and didn't want to take away an opportunity from someone else. Secondly I want to go and enjoy the day. I want to go and spend time speaking to my friends, other bloggers, brands and just be there.
|Photo's by Charlie|
There was also a night do which Scarlet and Jo Sponsored, this involved a singer. (I really can't remember this girls name but she was on some reality tv show) I don't like "live music". I get embarrassed by it and would much rather listen to a post produced song on the radio. (I know i'm odd) So this was really hard for me to listen to, In fairness I didn't really stay around very long at the night do, I spent most of the time in the smoking area and one of girls I was with didn't feel well so we went back to the hotel and ordered food and stayed up talking.
As usual I didn't get any photo's of me! I did take a selfie once I got back to the room. I loved my dress, it's from Yours clothing and it's one of the few items I've ever paid full price for but on price per wear i've got more than my moneys worth out of it.
I had forgotten how short my hair was! I below is part of the goodie bag we got, I think this one is from the night event.
I haven't reallt thought too much about the 2014 event too much but it's only about 6 weeks away? 6 weeks? really ekk!
I really should think about clothes to wear! are you sorted? HELP!!!!
If you haven't heard about this years event I just want to share the details and I don't want anyone to miss out.
I've just checked and there are Still Saturday Day and Sunday Day tickets left (Saturday night is sold out but i'm sure if you want to stay over people can arrange to meet people after as I think the night do ends about 10pm ish)
Dates Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August 2014
The Venue is Baracoa Bar in Leeds Centre - It's really close to the station and not far from the centre. I found it by accident last time I was in Leeds.
There will be a number of brands, market place. I'm sure there will be places to chat and meet other people. I'm really hoping there will be a photo booth! Please tell me there will be!
The evening event as I've said above is sold out now but it sounds like it's more of a chance to meet up before going out in Leeds
Sunday will be a mix of workshops and a clothes swap. I think we are still waiting for the full details to be released!
So if after all this you're thinking why should I go, well for one you could meet me! (hahah) I think it is a fantastic safe space, everyone is so lovely and it's not just for bloggers. It's open to everyone. I know quite a few people who are taking their partners as well.
Let me know if you're coming, I do get a bit shy and socially awkward and will either be really shy or really chatty so please excuse me if I babble at you!