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Hope's 1st Birthday and 1st Blog!!
It’s hard to believe it has been 12 months since we launched Hope; the time has just flown by!
I would like to say a HUGE Thank You to those of you who signed up, purchased, purchased again or have simply taken an interest in Hope- we are very grateful.
Many of you will know that I feel passionately about fashion for real women with real bodies and when we meet our customers at Hope at Home events it confirms that whatever our shape, size, age and ethnicity we want to be comfortable, confident and stylish. Which is why I am so pleased with the images for our Autumn/Winter 16 Collection.
We decided to take the bull by the horns and photograph the new collection on REAL WOMEN, all 19 of them including myself!! We got together over the course of 3 days, a lovely mix of family, friends and customers, ranging in age from 35 to 75, in height from 5’ to 6’1” and dress size 10 to 20. I have to tell you we had such fun, everyone went into hair and make-up, then played with the clothes to find something they liked (which didn’t take long!) and then we hit the catwalk! Our ‘models’ included the very lovely Nikki Garnett from ‘Mid Life Chic’ who wrote all about the experience on her blog.
What I hope the Real Women shoot achieves is to convey very clearly what Hope looks like on women of all shapes, sizes, heights and age. We are particularly thrilled by the examples of the same outfit worn by very different women with both of them looking Beautifully Confident.
Please let me know what you think, are we completely mad or does it help to imagine what the pieces might look like on you?? I would really love to know your thoughts.
Not only did we photograph all of this, but we filmed it too, so look out for a series of films that will be on our social media channels and website - see below our film on "The Hope Story".
One of the things I am most looking forward to about writing a blog (although I have to confess I am also terrified at the prospect of coming up with something every 2 weeks that you will find remotely interesting, so please wish me luck!) is that I finally have a forum to talk to you directly and more importantly for you to let me know your thoughts, not just about the blog but anything to do with Hope. Talk to me, I promise to reply to all your comments! Next time I will introduce to you to our Hope models.
Have a great couple of weeks and I do hope you love our 3rd collection.