I know I do!
Wow time has flown, it feels like only yesterday that I was walking the streets visiting local businesses promoting the very first Australian Curvy Kate Star In a Bra competition (since I am an online store, I don’t have a front counter to put flyers on) and now the winner of the comp Julia McLean has flown to London already for her first Curvy Kate catalogue photo shoot!
Julia was joined by Curvy Kate models Laura and Lauren and the 2011 Curvy Kate UK Star In A Bra winner Lizzie for the Autumn Winter 2012 catalogue photo shoot. Every photo shoot starts with hair and makeup which is something I love having done.
There’s a few surprises in store which is exciting, it’s almost like an early Christmas pressie, let’s start with the Emily bra on the left, my favourite un-padded bra, shown in white and nude, I like this pic, it kind of reminds me of a “big sis, lil sis” moment, where Lauren is showing Julia the ropes. On the right is the first peek at Princess in a new blue colour.
One of the newer styles Romance has returned and it will be one of the bras I will be reviewing in the coming weeks, I am rather excited to check it out as I haven’t tried it on before so stay tuned for more Romance info, here Julia is modelling it in a sizzling Black and Red combo and looking like a natural model already!
Daily Boost is currently making its debut here in Australia in February next year and for one of the plainer looking bras I reckon it will make quite an impact as there is a bit of a demand for t-shirt style bras, they are great for wearing under…well anything really, especially with the smooth cup. Growing up I always had bra retailers trying to put me in nude bras that looked like granny bras (oh Curvy Kate where were you when I was a teenager!), so my first instinct when I see a nude bra is to run to the hills but the Daily Boost nude bra has made me come running brack, this is one that I would actually buy, even if I have been traumatised in my youth, I do believe this will be the bra to fix my nude problems. I really like this and can see me owning a bunch in all the colours (I think I need more boobs to keep up with my bra addiction), the white trim just makes the bra pop, it’s amazing, so big props to whoever chose that in design, as they turned a plain bra into a nice looking bra. So cheeky Lizzie :p
I have to admit, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Lottie bra when it was first released (I think also personally I’m weary of new things) mainly for its colour and because it was something different to the other Curvy Kate favourites, I liked it but it wasn’t at the top of my list. But then CK used it again for the Spring Summer 2012 catalogue and used it in 3 different colours and I had to admit, I completely converted and I now want all 3, I get to review the original Lottie also very soon (so stay tuned….no really, keep checking my blog out), and it looks like it’s here to stay as it made another appearance in a deep blue colour with black roses. Also the secret behind why the Curvy Kate look so great, it’s because they eat!
I love all the Curvy Kate models and think they are all fantastic women and are great role models for ladies out there, in my personal opinion to me Laura is the perfect lingerie model, such a stunning beauty and an electric smile as proven in the next photo. Plus it’s Tease Me in a cherry colour AND we get a blurry preview of a new bra style, sneaky CK, sneaky!
I noticed that blue is one of the main colours that they have gone with for this season and I can see why, it works well and is so rich in the Tempt Me style, sadly this style will elude me and won’t be reviewed as I have tried the 14/36GG bra on myself (keep in mind I’m a 14/36K) as that is the largest cup size it goes to in a 14/36 and I learnt a very valuable lesson…..bra sizes are there for a reason, the bra looked like cleavage heaven at the front, and then I turn to the side and I have super 4 boob effect (sheds tear) so it won’t be reviewed by me, so I will continue to let Lauren show it off as she does a much better job at it than I do.
Ok so I have kept you in suspense for long enough, it’s time for the reveal of a brand new Curvy Kate bra style (yay). At first glance I thought it looked a bit ordinary compared to the feminine and fun looking bras that CK usually do, it didn’t seem as bright and girly, but then I thought, ya know what, sometimes you just want a casual bra, something that isn’t too fancy and you can wear to work, wear around the house, go out shopping etc. Plus I also realised that CK just isn’t for the 15-30 year olds, they have an older market as well who like a bra that isn’t full of lace and pretty stuff (some younger people are like that as well) and I think this will be the bra for them. I can see it being quite a staple bra with a lot of people and will be curious to try it out down the track, I think I will re-name this bra the “Everyday Bra” as it looks like one that you would wear everyday.
So this next pic will make you go a lil crazy, I know I did, I sat there for a few mins studying this trying to work out which styles I recognised and then gasping when I didn’t recognise some which could only mean one thing, Curvy Kate have more surprises in store for us *does a happy dance*.
The girls have done a great job once again, can’t wait to see the final catalogue pics, a huge congratulations to Julia, you’ve done so well, I hope to interview you in the future to hear how your life has changed since the competition and about your UK experiences. The last pic I have to reveal includes Fleurty, Tease Me, Tempt Me and the mysterious un-named bra!