Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cherry Velvet Pop Up Shop This Weekend!

     Very few times are fun, plus sized fashion events happen in Vancouver. It is usually Toronto or Montreal for Canada and L.A. and New York for our friends down South.

     However, this Friday and Saturday, we have an event! 

     Cherry Velvet Plus is opening up its' doors and letting everyone in to come in and shop. There will be amazing dresses that fit a generous size range; from XS-3X in all sorts of pretty fabrics. Heck, some of the fabrics are from JAPAN. How cool is that?

     If you are worried about the fit, let me put that to rest. The designer is Diane Kennedy, herself a full figured woman who shares many of the same concerns that we have. The biggest one I have is bra straps. I love a cute little summer dress, but who can be bothered to wear a strapless bra all the damned time? Diane designs around the bra, and makes all bands and details generous enough to hide those sneaky straps. Amen for that alone. 

     I am a 20/22W and I fit the 2X with no difficulty. The 3X is a full 3X and will fit a 24W/26W with ease. This is refreshing, in that so many lines go up to a 22W and hit the brakes. 

     Another fun thing I like about Cherry Velvet is that their dresses have pockets. POCKETS! This is perfect for Summer nights out, walking along the beach and not having to lug around a purse. The pockets are generous enough to accomodate your basics and they are not bulky. I don't know their secret, it must be science!

     I recently went down to the Cherry Velvet lair and was delighted with what they have in store for the pop up shop. They have dresses with long sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves, some with collars, others without. Some skirts are quite full, while others prefer to skim. Some dresses are solid colours, others have mini Eiffel towers all over them! Best of all, all of them are designed in Vancouver and made in Canada of amazing quality. 

     The neighbourhood that the studio is located in is very cool. Heritage buildings, cool businesses and a flat out amazing place to eat called the Railtown Cafe. OMG! Slow cooked meats in between bread! 

Here is a sneak peek and what is available at Cherry Velvet!

     In the interest of full disclosure, I stole these images off of Diane Kennedy's Instagram. My phone camera is a tad sneaky. Secondly, I am doing a full blown photo shoot with this line on Monday! I am so thrilled to be working with a business that hires plus sized models that are genuinely plus sized! 

Here is the address!
Cherry Velvet
#301 – 343 Railway Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6A 1A4

The hours of the Sale are:
Friday, May 10th: 2-7pm
Saturday, May 11th: 11am-5pm. 

Enjoy Mother's Day weekend and we will chat soon!

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