Last Friday I was invited by the wonderful MS SVG to a preview of Junarose's Spring 2015 collection in London. I already knew that I was passionately in love with MS SVG after Plus North and I'd seen/worn a few items of Junarose's previous ranges so I was extremely excited to do the fashion thang and see the range before it hits the shelves.
The science bit: This range features three GORGEOUS looks and is available in sizes 42 to 54 (UK 14 - 26). Junarose produce 6 collections a year and aim to ensure that every style embraces the female silhouette through tailoring, cut and detail whilst never compromising on comfort.
As it turned out, my sillhouette bloody loved being embraced...***Picture heavy post (not surprisingly!) and you may see a face you recognise***
MARINE: Combines feminine lace with classic marine details....
This look came across as trés Parissiene to me, the colour palette is simple, lines are clean and it screams of "City Break" - something I've always struggled with. The jumpsuit would be a perfect suitcase staple as it looks fab with heels for a night in a cocktail bar (or three) but would be equally as effortless with a pair of sandals for a day sightseeing.
LATINA: Powerful yet feminine, featuring ruffles, cutouts and layers....
The jeans I'm wearing below FIT ME!! The length was just perfect and they were a light denim without falling into the realms of jeggings. I also loved the red maxi Michelle modelled, the cut of it is just so stylish whilst remaining light and fun.
GREECE: Greece features draping, lace, floral and heavy embellishment...
This look was just adorable, Lucy looks perfect for a Spring/Summer garden party (do these still happen?!?) and I think Michelle's face says it all with that top - we all had a good feel of it and it would look MEGA with my ripped jeans.
My favourite item from the day was the striped dress below, it's just so versatile - every time I see it I think about another way to style it...
Each and every item I wore was light, airy and really, really comfortable (As I put it, perfect for a sweaty London Summer) every chiffon item was fully lined in a lining that allowed flexibility and didn't take away from the movement of the item, the jersey was light and so so easy to wear. The grey below the knee dress is a prime example; The jersey draped beautifully over my curves, the arm holes were the right size, the length was PHENOMENAL and the zips on the shoulder give it just the right amount of edge for the office.
The models and I were extremely excited about the fact that this range simply didn't look or behave like a "plus sized range" there were no butterflies, no oversized tshirts, no slogans. Even the florals were stylish and chic. This range is just like something you'd find in a high end "straight sized" highstreet store but with a quality that makes it worth every penny. Maybe I'm biased but I'm really looking forward to this range hitting the shelves.
Another element that I loved was talking to the designer of the range, she is clearly incredibly passionate about making women look and feel magnificent; sizing, cut and fabrics are always being reviewed and they are extremely eager for feedback from the people who wear their clothes. How refreshing is it for a new brand to know who their consumer is and listen to what they have to say....?
MS SVG have been mega awesome and are offering 25% off all full price items on your first order with the code newcustomer214