Well what a year it has been!
Born out of frustration and anger, l launched Pablo & Kat a Plus Size Boutique Fashion brand on the 8th March 2018. Twelve months on, and Plus Size Fashion is so exciting..….l live it and breathe it.
It has been a bumpy road, filled with lows that l thought would swallow me up and highs that have elevated to me to the top of the invincible mountain. It’s these highs and my support crew (my husband and family) that have encouraged me to continue. There are no words that l can say to them that will truly show how grateful l am……the only way l know to show my gratitude is to continue to give it 110% and make it the best Plus Size Boutique brand it can possibly be and show my family that all the sacrifices were for something.
I don’t want to harp on the lows (even though they are very real), l want to share with you all the exciting work we have done and continue to do for Plus Size Fashion.
In April 2018, we collaborated with the Hear Us Roar team and placed our Winter product in their Pop Up Store in Parramatta, Sydney..…and wow!.....what a fabulous response we received from the ladies who wanted to buy Womens Plus Size Clothing. Serena, our plus size tee in a French print was hit.
In June 2018, we started working on our Summer 18 / 19 range and our fit model moved overseas for an exciting career change and we needed to find another fit model, someone who would fit our samples and give us feedback. The universe worked in our favour when the lovely Amelia, known to everyone as Curvy Amelia came on board. She is a curvy model, passionate about diversity in the fashion industry and the media and as you all know we are passionate about empowering all women to feel confident in themselves, so it’s a great match.
October 2018, saw the launch of our 2nd range the Summer 2018 Plus size Fashion Collection, it was a small range but it was all about colour. We wanted to encourage women to …..Live your life with colour and passion. One of best sellers was Aleja the beautiful printed Plus size wrap dress, it sold like hot cakes..…by the way we only have 7 dresses left so get in quick if you want one. This dress was so beautiful Curvy Amelia took it on her holiday to Bellagio, Italy. How fabulous does she look!
In November 2018 and as a follow up to our initial Plus Size Summer Collection, we kept our love of colour and launched a high summer range. Colourful plus size knitted kaftans, a tropical printed Aline top, stripe pants, the perfect pieces for a cool weekend vibe. They are all such easy pieces to wear.
December 2018, saw another collaboration with Hear Us Roar and their pop up store in Westfield Chermside, Brisbane. We had all our Womens Plus Size Tops in the store with the stand out pieces Juanita and Camilla. The perfect pieces for the party season.
Now in 2019 ….. the Pablo & Kat team is pumped, we have already started our year running. I did a quick 4 day trip to Hong Kong to buy fabrics for our Plus Size Winter 2019 Collection…. I can’t wait to show you, they are so beautiful.
Late January / early February saw my husband and l take a little holiday to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was such a wonderful holiday and as you could see from the social media images we had a fabulous time eating our way around the city. Actually, l want to give a huge shout out to the wonderful women of Argentina. The way they embrace their curves and love their bodies (regardless of their size, age or shape) makes them so beautiful and confident.
Pablo & Kat is now running into March 2019 with a huge month ahead.
The 7th March will see the launch of another Hear Us Roar Pop Up store in the Macquarie Centre, North Ryde and we will be there with our plus size bells on! It will be open until 10th April, so please go down and try on our product.
We have our 1st birthday coming up on the 8th March which just so happens to be International Women’s Day (how perfect) and we will also be on a photoshoot for our new Winter 19 Womens Plus-Size Designer Collection. It’s going to be a BIG day.
Mid March, we will launch our new products for Winter 19. We will let you know the exact date so you can jump on our website and buy our Women’s Plus Size clothing online.
Stay tuned in March for more events, more products and more shopping.
So 12 months on, we feel we have made some positive in roads into ensuring that Clothing for Curvy Women becomes part of mainstream shopping and no matter your age, size or shape Pablo & Kat will leave you feeling happier and more confident.