Feb 8, 2014

Zizzi Blogger Event & After Party

The posters for the show and event said it all 
Most of the bloggers that were gathered for the event - both danish, norwegian, swedish, german and dutch bloggers!
Danish singer Nabiha and her dancers during rehearsals
My fave norwegians: Tove from I Know That Magazine, and Nastaran from Curves and I
 Michael and Trine from Zizzi presented the upcoming collections
Scandinavians unite! Norwegian Tove from I Know That Magazine and swedish (actually finnish) Emmi from Roosa's Closet
Me with two of the dutchies - Els from XL Fashionfile and Edith from Style Has No Size
My main squeeze, model Kecia Lie, giving attitude after the show
Gorgeous model Lucy Moore and Cassia DeMayo - head booker of INQ's new plussize branch INQ Models +
DJ Nicoline Toft doing her thing while looking flawless
Line, Karina and Stine having a blast in the photobooth - best idea ever!
My girls Sara and Stine had fun with the props for the photobooth, even before they went in
Family comes first - Denise Bidot had brought her mom and daughter, as well as other relatives. Such a nice family!
I finally met Malene from Piece Of My Mind!
With my crazy norwegian, Nastaran from Curves and I
Stunning new face on INQ's plus board - Elizabeth Ndeyssa. Such a fun girl, too!
Speaking of fun and new INQ+ faces, here's Pernille Brøndum having a good time. Captures the mood of the night perfectly!

Inden showet i lørdags, havde Zizzi inviteret til blogger event. Denne gang var vi mere end blot en håndfuld bloggere tilstede, da Zizzi nemlig havde været så cool at invitere bloggere fra Tyskland, Holland, Sverige og Norge også. Det var fedt at møde nogle af mine europæiske favoritter, som jeg kun kender igennem internettet - som fx. Nefferth fra Mode Plus, Emmi fra Roosa's Closet og Edith fra Style Has No Size. Jeg fik også muligheden for at hænge ud med mine norske jenter Nastaran fra Curves And I og Tove fra I Know That Magazine, samt snakke lidt med de tyske piger, heriblandt Tanja fra Kurvenrausch, som jeg allerede mødte til Zizzis første modeshow. Og så var vi selvfølgelig godt repræsenterede på den danske front, i form af Karina fra Copenhagen Curves, Tanja fra Miss Cherry Lipz, Malene fra Piece Of My Mind og Ditte fra Marilyn's Closet. Til blogger eventet var vi så heldige at få præsenteret de kommende kollektioner, helt frem til julekollektionen, som endnu ikke var blevet vist frem for andre! Og hold nu fast, hvor kommer der helt utrolig mange fede ting. Masser af print, læder, lækkert strik, og i det hele taget super on-trend styles. Jeg er begejstret!

Efter modeshowet, som jeg bloggede om her, var der afterparty. Og Zizzi forstår virkelig at holde en fest! Fri bar, Nicoline Toft bag DJ-pulten og en photobooth med rekvisitter. Behøver jeg at sige, at jeg nærmest flyttede ind i den photobooth? Hele seks forskellige sæt blev det til, og jeg kunne sagtens være blevet ved, haha! Da jeg jo skulle i Go'morgen Danmark dagen efter, gav jeg den ikke max gas, men med et par drinks indenbords og en masse adrenalin i kroppen, blev der alligevel danset til kl. 1, samt gået catwalk i tylskørt og fjerboa. Til min undskyldning skal det tilføjes, at sidstnævnte var på opfordring af Denises skønne datter, som spurgte om jeg ikke ville være med i hendes "feather princess team" - og hvem kan sige nej til det? Det var en kanon fest, som satte et flot punktum på en helt igennem fantastisk dag, hvor jeg ikke kunne have ønsket mig mere. Det skulle da lige have været et par ekstra timer i døgnet, så jeg kunne have snakket endnu mere med alle de dejlige mennesker der deltog. Tusind tak til Zizzi for en af de bedste dage jeg længe har haft, for supergod behandling og for at gøre en kæmpe indsats for plussize-kvinder, ikke kun i Danmark, men efterhånden også udenfor landets grænser. Med den passion og de visioner I har, kan I virkelig komme til at gøre en forskel, og jeg glæder mig til at følge med på tætteste hold. Tak!

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Before the show on Saturday, Zizzi had invited us to a Blogger Event. This time we were more than just a couple bloggers, as Zizzi had been cool enough to invite bloggers from Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, too. It was awesome meeting some of my favourite european bloggers, such as Nefferth from Mode Plus, Emmi from Roosa's Closet and Edith from Style Has No Size. I also had the opportunity to hang out with my norwegian gals Nastaran from Curves And I and Tove from I Know That Magazine, as well as chatting with some of the german girls, amongst them Tanja from Kurvenrausch, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the last Zizzi show. And of course the danish bloggers were well represented, as Karina from Copenhagen Curves, Tanja from Miss Cherry Lipz, Malene from Piece of my Mind and Ditte from Marilyn's Closet were all present. At the Blogger Event we were lucky enough to have the upcoming collections presented to us, all the way to the Christmas collection, which no one else has seen yet! And oh my gosh, there are so many goodies coming our way. Lots of prints, leather, luscious knits, and in total just super on-trend styles. I'm excited!

After the fashion show, which I blogged about here, there was the After Party. And let me tell you: Zizzi really knows how to throw a party! Free bar, danish DJ Nicoline Toft, and a photobooth with props. It comes as no surprise, that I just short of moved into that photobooth. I ended up with six different strips, and I could've kept going, haha! Because I had the morning TV-show the next day, I didn't let as much loose as I could have, but with a few drinks and tons of adrenaline running through my veins, I did dance until 1AM and did a little turn on the runway, wearing a tulle skirt and a feather boa. In my defense to the latter, it was Denise's gorgeous daughter who had asked me to join her "feather princess team" - and who can say no to that? It was a great party, that put a perfect end to an amazing day, where I couldn't have wished for anything more. Maybe besides a couple of extra hours in a day, so I could've chatted even more with all the people that attended. Thanks so much to Zizzi for one of the best days I've had in a long time, for treating us so well and for making a difference for plussize women, not only in Denmark, but now also beyond our borders. With that passion and those visions you have, I'm sure you'll really be able to make a change in the industry, and I can't wait to follow your journey up close. Thank you!

2 comments:

  1. OMG Rikke - Kecia Lie is such a mega beauty!!!!
    Thanks a lot for all those fantastic pictures!! I bet you got a great time over there!
    Loads of greetings from Germany!!
    Lony x

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  2. i see awesome women right there!

    wish i could have been there.
    lovely post.

    greetings from a german plus size blogger :)

    www.lisaplus.blogspot.com

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