A month or so ago I was received a super exciting email from the lovely ladies over at Simply Be inviting me to be a part of their latest social campaign focused around their range of knee boots. I’m a huge fan of Simply Be (as you may have noticed) so of course I jumped at the chance to be involved – who wouldn’t?
I find that for a plus size brand Simply Be are refreshing in that their pieces are as fresh and current as some of the straight size high street shops and don’t have the same fashion lag that some plus size retailers seem to suffer from. We’ve said it time and time again that as plus size women we want current fashion which evolves with “real world” clothing trends, and Simply Be delivers time after time.
I was told I’d be filming with two of the beautiful girls from the #SimplyBeReal adverts from NYC, Angel and Chantelle. The girls were so lovely and after a shaky night before from the ole nerves, they put me right at ease on what was my first video shoot with a brand.
After meeting with my fellow “models” the night before at the hotel, we had such an amazing and fun day playing in Alderley Edge woods and getting stuck in to some amazingly home baked cakes at the Wizard Tearooms which was our base for the day.
We were told we’d spend most of the day hanging out, wearing amazing clothes and getting autumnal amongst the leaves and that’s exactly what we did. I also got the opportunity to work with an incredible stylist, hair and makeup magicians (who introduced me to the Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer) and a mega talented director – I even had the pleasure of spending some time with the social media whizz’s over at Simply Be who are blooming lovely.
The first video from the series was released last week on social media followed by my individual video (EEK!) where I talk about autumn fashion essentials. It’s safe to say that I’ve shared those videos with absolutely everybody who will watch it – in fact, I reckon the majority of the hits are from my mum refreshing and re watching with pride.
It’s something that I never expected to achieve when I first started blogging. I figured I could talk about lippies, lament on bad dates and make believe model in my local park in pretty dresses. I don’t want to blow my own trumpet (but if I don’t, then who will?) but I’m so proud to have been invited to take part of the shoot and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get involved in a campaign with such an amazing brand and see how shoots go down behind the scenes.
To check out the range of plus size knee high boots from Simply Be, head over to their website to be inundated with styles, shapes and fabrics for all calf sizes and to view more of the videos of the day make sure you keep an eye on the Simply Be YouTube channel!