Lo and behold! Here it is … what you have all been waiting for… THE LAYOUT FOR THE WEEKEND!
Saturday BRAND DAY
11.00am: Welcome speech
11.15am-11.45am: Speed mating
There’ll be a list of fun questions and topics where everyone will have an opportunity to get to know each other and buddy up….there might be the odd naughty topic in there too 😉
12.00pm-1.30pm: Brand talk (Pt. 1)
Each brand will talk about their journey, from what got them started to how they made their business such a success
Take a break and grab a bite to eat on any of the awesome cafe’s and restaurants around Hoxton
3.00pm-3.45pm: Brand talk (Pt.2)
4pm: Body positive cabaret
4.30pm: Goodbye (for now) speech
Throughout the day there will the opportunity to walk around our stalls and chat to the brands in attendance. We also have a bra fitting taking place with the excellent Curvy Kate! AND if you’ve booked a slot you can have your picture taken by BLAST! and your hair or make up done by Betty Pamper and The Pamper Box!
Saturday – AFTER DARK
7.30pm-9.00pm: Get dressed up and join the fun with a playlist carefully selected by the organisers. Hopefully our music nerdery won’t show too much…
Please bring a bottle or 12 😉 – we’ll supply the glasses and bottle openers! Again if you have booked a slot with Blast! you can have your picture taken.
Sunday – COMMUNITY DAY
12.30pm-1.30pm: Confidence and Sexuality panel discussion
Dr. Charlotte Cooper, Dr. Caroline Walters, and Gina Warren discuss the ways that being fat and being sexual are not mutually exclusive.
We have two fabulous workshops for those of you who want to give your wardrobe a bit of a boost without breaking the bank. These are:
Clothes altering workshop by Erin Lacy
Designer Erin is bringing her couture skills to Plus London – if you want to see how to run things in, take things up or ease seams out, she’s your girl! If there’s a dress or a pair of trousers hanging in your wardrobe unworn because they don’t quite fit, bring them here.
Embellishment workshop by Red Bows Boutique
Our very own Michelle at Red Bows Boutique has been bulk buying fabric, sequins, glue and god knows what else. She’s going to be giving a masterclass in how to turn items from drab to fab!
3.00pm-3.45pm: Pocket Rocket Fashion Blog Talk
Some hard work, some tearful nights and some pretty dumb luck, Lauren will be talking about her experience of the plus size fashion blogging world, from its inception to its explosion. Hopefully there’ll be a few laughs along the way!
4.00pm-4.45pm: Fat Yoga
Bring either a yoga mat or towel to wind down with some relaxing yoga – oh and suitable clothes for yoga if you want to take part!
5.00pm: Closing Speech
All good things must come to an end, and so at 5 we will be bidding you adieu.
From 12pm on Sunday we will also have a pop up tea room ran by The Vintage Cake. For a reasonable sum you will be able to buy cake, hot drinks and savouries to munch on! We can highly recommend the salted caramel brownies!! Nom nom !
So there it is – a jam-packed weekend of fun, fashion, fat positivity and fabulousness! We can’t wait!