Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Roses and Rosé #Fashion Event with @YourEluGirl - A Not so #WordlessWednesday Production (#Photos)

Roses and Rosé #Fashion Event with @YourEluGirl, Roses, Rosé Wine
Ah! It's that time of year again, summer is fading into Fall and New York Fashion Week madness will soon take over the City!

I have had a very challenging summer, but at least a few of those stresses are starting to normalize - I will share more about that tomorrow, as I have had no working computer for most of the summer, I haven't been able to do full blog posts about the events I have been attending, but if you follow us via Instagram and Twitter you have probably seen some photos there! But what good are great photos that don't share the entire story?

Sorry but I don't have the patience for three paragraph photo captions on Instagram! (Bless you millennials born with long pointy texting fingers! LOL)

Roses and Rosé #Fashion Event with @YourEluGirl, Roses, Rosé Wine, Christina Founder of Your Elu
I'm sure by now founder of Your Elu, Christina probably thinks I forgot all about her, definitely not so! You guys know I've been in publishing in some form (TV, Newspapers, Magazines) for so long that Fashion Week doesn't quite hold the same magic for me as it does to someone new to it. I have the luxury of being at a point in my career where I am picking the Fashion Shows and Fashion Related Events that I attend and I always select those that have a unique back story. (Being a Human Interest Reporter never has truly left me. I like real stories.)

I think something has always had to 'resonate truly' for me to cover it, and this event was certainly right up my alley on many levels and for so many reasons!

Your Elu - Beauty to Measure - offers 'custom' made-to-order apparel for ALL women but was totally founded with the Curvy/Plus lady in mind.

Butterflies, tailored clothes plain and simple fall better, look better, and I guarantee that everyone carries themselves with more confidence when they know their look is on point.

I'm always straight-forward, 'made-to-order' is never cheap - but my ideology on the matter is this: Have less clothes in your closet. Yes that's right, I did say 'less' and use the word 'clothes'. Have a wardrobe of apparel that is custom and fits you to perfection, instead of a closet of full of cheap options that still have you saying 'I have nothing to wear today'.

Roses and Rosé #Fashion Event with @YourEluGirl, Roses, Rosé Wine, Fried Calamari
We had an opportunity to get measured at the event, and while folks were being measured there were some nice noshes (check out the fried calamari in the photo above) and some great Rosé Wine. The theme was carried through with lovely Roses everywhere too!

Roses and Rosé #Fashion Event with @YourEluGirl, Roses, Rosé Wine, Christina Founder of Your Elu
Christina showed us some of the current styles available, and it was great getting a chance to feel the weight of the fabric and see the styles up close. And one great trick for us curvies that I have been using since forever is a good statement necklace, check out the one above being displayed with a Your Elu Little Black Dress, can I get a YAS!!!!???

Roses and Rosé #Fashion Event with @YourEluGirl, Roses, Rosé Wine, Christina Founder of Your Elu
Putting an event together takes a great team and it was fun meeting the Your Elu team!

My Take:

Made-to-Measure has been available for men in the retail space for ages now, and I truly love seeing custom made apparel for all sizes that also focuses on FASHION for women coming to the forefront. When you are a size that is not on the rack in many trendy retailers it is easy to feel less confident, what better solution than a brand with a fashion focus that does not turn any size away? A brand that wants to empower at all sizes. I say Kudos to Your Elu and I will be keeping an eye on them, they are my 'ones-to-watch' and I hope I get the chance to try out a custom made creation by Your Elu! You know for research purposes, so I can tell you about the comfort and fit! (wink) (wink)

Roses and Rosé #Fashion Event with @YourEluGirl, Roses, Rosé Wine

I wish everyday could be 'Roses and Rosé'

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FTC Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I attended a Press Event and no monetary compensation has been received. But for the sake of honesty I can be bribed in custom made fashion, handbags, shoes, boots and electronics. I'm a very *simple* girl. LOL All opinions expressed herein are 100% my own. Ascending Butterfly partners with brands that would be of interest and offer values to our readers. See our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for full information.

62 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great event for the plus size ladies. I'm often glad that I'm a plus size dude. There is a definite double standard. I mean, I don't have to do anything special because it's so much more accepted. =(

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    1. @Ben It's great you are aware of it, I think it's sad that there is such a double standard, but happy to find a brand bridging the gap by offering custom apparel for women of all sizes, something definitely available to men for so long.

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  2. Roses and rosé, I couldn't think of anything more perfect! Sounds like it was a great event.

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    1. @Fiona Indeed it was! ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  3. What a fun event! You are always going to the best events. Any place where there's Rose Wine is my kind of place!!

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    1. @Tracey - It's one of the blessings of being based in the city that never sleeps, you could literally go to multiple events per day. (If you are blessed to have that kind of time of course, LOL)

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  4. I don't own any custom made apparel! This looks like such a cool event.

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    1. @Pam Definitely worth looking into, it is such a great investment to make in yourself.

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  5. What a fun event to get to attend. Looks like so much fun, love the roses there.

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    1. @Jennifer - They had me at roses and Rosé for sure, the Fashion was the icing on the cake! :)

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  6. I am so glad there is custom made apparel for all sizes! As there should be! Fun event!

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    1. @Karissa - I agree! Custom Apparel should be available for all shapes and sizes!

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  7. I'm always on the look out for new plus size fashion. Custom made is the best because of the perfect fit. I will definitely check out Elu.

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    1. @Mixed Reviews I think you will be quite impressed with Elu, please let us know if you try them out!

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  8. What an awesome event. I am so jealous. I think this would have been a great event to attend.

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    1. @Mistee I love a good Fashion Event, I am particularly fond of learning about emerging designers.

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  9. Looks like it was a great event and so inspiring as well! Every woman should get to wear clothing that makes her feel beautiful regardless of her dress size so a big bravo to ELU For making this a reality and not just a wish for so many women!

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  10. That looks like such a fun event! I love custom made clothes because they fit so well!

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  11. This sounds like such a great event. I love how inspiring this is as well. I think every woman should be able to have clothes that make them feel great.

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    1. @Kathy It is definitely a challenge to find clothes that make you feel like a million when you wear it, custom clothing is definitely the best way to do just that!

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  12. Your post reminds me of the video I watched yesterday about plus size woman who wants to have great options when it comes to clothing. I think Elu offers just that!

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    1. @CR - Women of ALL shapes and sizes deserve a wardrobe of clothes that fit to perfection. Petites have just as much trouble as Plus Women in many retail stores.

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  13. I don't have any because I thought I couldn't afford it. Being petite in stature means I certainly could use it sometimes though. I need to rethink!

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    1. @Liz Definitely! Petite Women are also at a dis-advantage often in retail too! I hope you consider custom apparel and give Elu a try!

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  14. What an amazing event! It looks like it was such a great time and helps to be so inspiring to women too which I love! -Kendall

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  15. I love this! So inspiring, women getting to choose the brands of close they feel most comfortable in - nothing quite like it!

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  16. Sounds like a fun event! I love that dress you are wearing by the way, it is so pretty!

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    1. @Thirty - I am not in any of the photos above, that is Christina Marshall-Valdez, Founder of ELU!

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  17. What a fantastic event! Everyone deserves clothing that fits properly while also making them feel confident, and I realize that is more of a struggle for plus size women.

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    1. @Marcie Anything that retail considers 'off size' experiences difficulty while shopping, look at petite sizing, they go through the same issues. It could be their size but too long so they have to pay have stuff hemmed. Custom Apparel meets their needs too, it is not just for 'plus' size women but all women.

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  18. I don't have the patience to type anything long in instagram either! Anyway, I'm glad your back and what a cool event this one is! It's nice to invest in made to order clothes, they're awesome.

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    1. @Amanda Glad to know I am not the only one. Instagram captions are getting too long, maybe they should impose a character limit like Twitter!

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  19. I love the dress on you. I haven't heard of Elu yet.

    The flowers are pretty too.

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    1. @Christy - I am not in any of the photos above, that is Christina Marshall-Valdez, Founder of ELU!

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  20. What a lovely event. I wish we have such events like this one in our place. I would love to attend!

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    1. @Nicole Where are you based?


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  21. I don't blame you on the instagram description thing! I don't have the patience either!

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    1. @S - maybe they should impose a character limit like Twitter!
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  22. Nice! Love that there are styles for larger women!

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    1. @Kristin Same here, and custom fit is even better!
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  23. I love that there are great options for everyone to find amazing clothes. Not everyone looks like Barbie.

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    1. @Kristi That's for sure!

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  24. Looks like a great event! I love that more brands are realizing that the larger woman is beautiful and needs beautiful clothes. Even us mid-sized women can't find much, seems it's all made for size 0- I haven't been that small since I was 2

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    1. @Rachel - I don't think anyone is even born a size zero anymore, LOL!

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  25. Wow, nice event. What a fun way to stay stylish, fashion is for every color and and size!

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    1. ♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Nothing better than the perfect LBD - especially being based in NYC, it's almost like our uniform out here, LOL

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  26. Love that fashion is now easily available for beautiful women of all sizes! As a fashionista this looks like my type of event!

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    1. @Fashiongrail I love being based in NYC, there is no shortage of Fashion events here!

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  27. What a great event to get to attend. Looks like so much fun, love the decor!

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    1. @Ckrush The event was held in a hotel in Manhattan :)
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  28. What a beautiful dress! Looks like the event was a success!

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    1. @2 boys - The founder is wearing one of her Elu custom dresses, I love the touch of lace!

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  29. I love attending events! IT is always so exciting and you get to meet awesome people while discovering awesome brands.

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    1. @Shaney Events are always fun but the recaps are time consuming, especially the photo processing! ;)

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  30. You look gorgeous! I love your dress and your tips for us curvy girls. Statement jewelry is awesome.

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    1. @Christina - I am not in any of the photos above, that is Christina Marshall-Valdez, Founder of ELU! :)

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  31. I don't own any custom apparel.
    Your dress is gorgeous! Love it!

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    1. @Sara - I am not in any of the photos above, that is Christina Marshall-Valdez, Founder of ELU! :)

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  32. That sounds nice, it would be good to order custom clothing and apparel. There are a lot of good designs out there that aren't tailored or made yet.

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