Spotlight on a Stallholder: Sarah

A Plus Market (Preston)

spotlight on a stall holderThe grand opening of A Plus Market’s new Preston venue is going to be a plus size fashion bonaza! We have around 50 stalls!

Another of our pre-loved plus size fashion sellers is the very lovely, Sarah.

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Sarah is obsessed with FASHION!! saying,

“I live, work and breath fashion.”
“I studied fashion design at uni and have been working in the industry for over 5 years. I currently work for a fashion wholesaler who designs and make clothes for some major retailers. I also work on plus size accounts which is really fun!”

 

“The thing I love most about fashion is that you can transform yourself into anything you want to be. “

 

My personal style is a mix of the new and the old. My style is a mixture of 50’s, boho chic and the sleek look of minimalism.”

Best summer fashion tip?

I love summer but fear the whole chaffing issue… my summer tip would be to invest in BB cream! It allows me to wear all those cute summer dresses and skirts without having to worry.

 Do you have a piece of clothing you just can’t part with even though you don’t or can’t use anymore? What is it and why do you love it?
When I was younger I was a dancer and I have a collection of dance costumes that I would never get rid of. Obviously I will never ever wear them again however I could never get rid of them because they bring back so many great memories. In fact, I think they are the source of my absolute love of sequins and anything that glitters
What do you think should be in every ladies wardrobe?

My essential is a really great Leather Jacket. I’ve had mine for over 7 years now and I can’t tell you how many times it has saved my outfit! It’s just so versatile, you can wear it with a cool t-shirt and a pair of jeans and back with a dress or skirt. My only issue is finding one in plus size, I think there needs to be more out in the market.

 Why are you having a stall at A Plus?

Over my time working in the fashion industry I have collected my fair share of clothes! It would be nice to make some room in my wardrobe to buy new ones!

 

 What are you selling?

I have a good mix of dresses, tops, jackets, pants and skirts in sizes ranging from 16-20. Some of the items are samples that I worked on that never made it into retail stores (so they are one-offs)

 

Come and raid Sarah’s outfits, THIS SUNDAY!

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Spotlight on a Stallholder – Belle

A Plus Market (Preston)

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One of the nice things about A Plus Market is that come market day, we all get to meet a bunch of new and like minded ladies. Better than that we meet them in an environment where we can literally raid their wardrobe. Each market has an army of women refreshing their wardrobes and whether it be from the inside out or the outside in, either way is just as fun.

Now, of the ladies that will be selling their pre-loved goodies, we have already met (well in the electronic sense) the lovely Ashley Rose. Ashley is instituting a major cull on her wardrobe in the lead up to Saturday May 31, now with just under a week to go until market day there is time to meet another.

I’m very pleased to introduce, Belle.
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Belle is a gorgeous young lady who works in plus size fashion retail, spending time helping women from all different ages to find their style and create looks that suit their body shape. She has studied fashion design and visual merchandising, following in her families foot steps as both her grandmother and mother worked in fashion design and couture dressmaking.

Belle absolutely love’s fashion, so much so, she wants to share this love with the world and has started a fashion blog, Belle Park.
Belle’s blog celebrates everything to do with style and curves, check it out HERE.

I asked Belle the following questions:

Describe your fashion style?

My fashion style can be described as classic modern with an edgy twist.
I do love my classic black and white colours; I love a classic white shirt paired with an everyday black pair of tight skinny jeans but I also like to add a bit of an edge to my outfits, whether its studs, gold zips, fur, leather or my chunky black heels. It’s always fun and exciting.

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Where is your favourite place to shop? why?

Unfortunately I can’t narrow it down to one place as I have many favourites. There are many more options for shopping for curvy clothes these days and hopefully we keep gaining more places to shop and create style. Plus I love that many more of the major retailers now are more generous with sizing and go up to an 18.

If your having one of those days when you feel less than fabulous, what piece of clothing do you turn to and why?

On days like this, black is my best friend. I turn to a stylish and comfortable black pair of pants and add a flowing non-figure hugging top, this is usually my ‘go to’ outfit. It still shows style but its more laid back and makes me feel less on show. I’ll add some statement jewellery so the rings, bracelets and necklaces become more of an eye catcher and make me feel more fabulous.

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Do you have a fashion icon? why?

My fashion icon would be my mother, she has taught me everything there is to know about fashion and style. My love for fashion has grown so much over the years because everyday she inspires me. To this day fashion is the one thing we both love and share.

 

Do you have any tips for ladies thinking of starting a blog, which bloggers do you follow/most look up to/are inspired by?

My goal as a plus fashion blogger is to show no matter what size you are you can always look stylish and fabulous. Its lots of fun and you get to share you ideas and style with the world. I’m still very new to blogging, but the most important thing I have found so far is to have fun with it. I love fashion so much that I found having a blog is a great outlet for me to show my latest favourite trends, my latest finds and what inspires me.

If your thinking of starting a blog I would say – Do It!  I have found that you just have to be not scared to put yourself out there and to show everyone your style and be proud of it!

The  I follow many, many bloggers.
A few of my favourites, that I most look up to include Gabi Fresh, Nadia Aboulhosn, Tess Munster and Danimezza. They all have such good insights and style, I am always learning something new as they always have amazing ideas. I love being inspired by them.

 

What will you be selling at A Plus Market Preston this coming Saturday?

Everything! I have been so ruthless with my wardrobe this time round and I am selling some amazing pieces. They will range from size 16-24 and will be all well known brands, many that still have tags on.

Get ready because there will be some excellent clothing buys as well as some fab shoes and accessories. I’m very excited for the Preston Market and I can’t wait to see all your friendly faces.

A sneak peek of some of the things Belle will be selling can be seen at her blog HERE.

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Spotlight on a Stall holder – Ayse

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

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The Box Hill A Plus Market has a entirely new array of stall holders!
First to be introduced is one of our gorgeous ladies clearing out her closet, Ayse (pronounced Aisha).

Ayse is a 29 year old stay at home Mother from the South-East of Melbourne who is a self confessed internet clothes shopping addict.AishaVery kindly Ayse gives us some insights into her fashion style and hints at some of the treasures she will be bringing to the Box Hill A Plus Market on Sunday the 29th of September.

How would you describe your fashion style?

Vivacious!
Lots of colours and chunky jewellery

What’s your favourite piece of clothing and why?

I love my long length cardigans,
they are versatile and cover all the right areas

Do you love to accessorise or prefer to keep your look simple?

Definitely accessorise, especially with earrings. I cannot walk out of the house without earrings. I feel naked without them

If you had to choose, would you pick a handbag or shoes?

I totally agree with this quote from Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw (“Sex And The City”)

“I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it.”

What is your favourite fashion ‘rule’ to break?

Rule # Don’t mix Gold and Silver….

Mix it up!!!!! I love mixing rose gold and silver necklaces.

Aisha’s A Plus Market stall will feature brands such as ASOS, Myer, City Chic and some from overseas amongst others.

Come and relieve her of these gorgeous clothes and  help her continue her online clothes shopping sprees.A Plus Market Box Hill flyer