February has been full of fashion events, new trends and clearing out that winter wardrobe! We don’t know about you, but we’re sooo ready to welcome in spring.
So in case you missed any of it or have been hibernating through this last month of winter, here’s our round up!
Simply Be along with Gok Wan hosted a live chat to answer all your burning questions on shapewear and underwear. The live chat kicked off at 12.30pm on Thursday 21st February with Gok tweeting live from his account @TheRealGokWan. Questions starting pouring in to the style star with lots of you wanting to know the best way to make the most of your body shape. To tie in with the upcoming Oscars weekend, Gok took to twitter with the hashtag #GoksGoldenGirls with his best supporting underwear in hand to answer as many of your questions as possible on the subject of shapewear.
Hope you all had a lovely start to the year. We’ve got through the cold, snow and winter blues of January and we’ve made it to the other side – hurray! (Now there’s only one month ’til we begin the start of spring)
Lots of things have been happening this past month, so if you missed any of it, here’s a run down of our favourites.
We were very proud to announce that Simply Be are sponsors of The Official British Plus Size Fashion Weekend, taking place in London on February 15th and 16th during London Fashion Week. Remi Ray (pictured below) of Trapped in a Skinny World partnered with Evolve magazine to organise this amazing event, celebrating the curves of the UK and Europe. We’ll be right in on the action so keep your eyes peeled for more on this, in our blog update.
This week we’re talking underwear and ladies we have the perfect collection that looks as good as it feels. If you struggle to buy sexy fitted lingerie, or are in need of new smalls, now is the time to update your drawers.
Gok Wan‘s new autumn winter lingerie collection at Simply Be is a show-stopper. The shapewear underwear, designed by Gok is created specifically for your curves. If, like most of us you find it hard to shop for underwear that not only feels comfortable, but looks great too, then this range is for you.
We have fallen in love with the retro prints and 50’s glam look of the collection and we’re sure you will too. Here are two gorgeous photos we took from the shoot!
Gok Wan’s range is perfectly designed to support your curves. The new collection includes a polka dot balcony bra with matching high waisted briefs. This set looks fab giving a 50′s pin up vibe. The high waisted briefs gives light control for your tum, and will flatter a curvy figure. The multi-way strapless bra body shaper is also in polka-dot. Super soft to the touch this shaper will smooth your silhoutte. We love that it’s practical and pleasing to the eye – what more could you ask for!
The Liquorice design, features black piping detail and comes in a racer back bra with matching control briefs. We love the racer back look and the briefs have a solid front panel designed to pull in your tum. The Liquorice underwired bodyshaper looks fab under dresses and gives all-round body support!
Here is a quick look at the rest of his Wall of Fame collection with these stunning pics. Click on each image for more details and to shop!
Buying the right size bra is essential! There’s nothing worse than wearing an ill-fitted bra, so before buying, here’s our handy checklist to see if you’re rocking the right size:
- The wires at the front of your bra in the middle of your chest should sit flat against your body.
- The wires underneath your bust should sit flat against your rib cage with absolutely no lifting away.
- Cups should fit with no bulging over or gaping at the top
- The back-band should be nice and snug. You shouldn’t be able to pull it more than 2 inches from your back.
This Gok Wan range is available in back sizes 32 -46 with some cup sizes up to G, so there’s no need to wear uncomfortable or frumpy underwear anymore! After all lingerie is to be enjoyed both with and without clothes!
Check out what the man himself had to say as we interviewed Gok about his range
We want it all, but would like to know what’s your favourite piece? x
Well the first month of 2012 has certainly flown by and there’s been lots going on!
We launched our 12 key items for Spring Summer, which have gone down a storm…
We also launched the Simply Yours Gok Wan collection to bloggers and the press – full story here. So many lovely bloggers came, here are just a few! L-R: Rosie ( A Rose Like This), Naomi (Diamonds and Pearls), Em (Oh the Places You’ll Go), Becky (The Ramblings of Mrs BeBe), Lauren (Pocket Rocket) and Bethany (Arched Eyebrow). For more photos see our Simply Yours Facebook album.
PLUS Model Magazine hit the headlines many times over with their attention-grabbing photoshoot starring model Katya Zharkova. Hopefully it’s made a few people stand up and listen!
So what will February bring? Plus London Two, for one, which we’re very proud to be a sponsor of.
And of course, our brand new Spring Summer 2012 collection, launching online on Tuesday 7th February! Be sure to check it out…
Last Tuesday in London’s prestigious W hotel in Leicester Square, the Simply Yours team and Gok Wan himself introduced his latest shapewear collection to bloggers and the press.
Gok has revamped his original 40′s inspired designs, tweaking it here and there to make it more fabulous than ever before, and launching it in three stunning new shades: Blush, Crush and Sweet Slate. Gok Wan’s ‘Wall of Fame’ range consists of 6 essential shapewear lines: the Curve Controller, Banger Booster, Pull Me In Pants, Divine Outline, Sassy Slip and, last but by no means least – the Slicker Knicker!
Gok told Lingerie Buyer:
‘After three years of working on my range, this is the best collection yet.
‘We’ve had feedback from our customers on Facebook and Twitter who have told us what works and what doesn’t. We also do customer focus groups and I do live style sessions online and the thing that came back was that everyone wanted larger cup sizes. This collection has listened to the feedback we’ve been given from our customers, so I was actually quite nervous about this launch!
‘It’s quite a big collection and with it I hope to get past the idea that shapewear should be hidden.’
Image care of Oh The Places You’ll Go
Gok couldn’t quite resists getting his hands on Caroline and Georgina’s bangers!
Image care of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust Facebook
Gok’s ‘Wall of Fame’ shapewear collection will be available to buy from Simply Yours from March onwards, but you can still shop Gok Wan’s current lingerie and shapewear collections for Simply Yours. Get it before it goes!
We’re working on a new and exciting project with our good friend Gok Wan at the moment – watch this space for more info!
In the meantime, it’s your last chance to buy many of his limited edition pieces exclusively for Simply Be/ Simply Yours, in our Gok Wan sale.
These lines are selling out fast so don’t miss out on your chance to own a little piece of Gok Wan gorgeousness – there are some real sale bargains to be snapped up!