So, as many of you know, I made it to the Star in a Bra top 10! Last week, I flew to New York City to take part in the top 10 professional photo shoot.
The top 10 girls were separated into two days, and I was scheduled to show up very first! Luckily for me, Cristyen and I had hit it off online before the shoot, and so we decided to show up together. Neither of us had ever been to New York and we were nervous about taking a taxi and finding the studio all alone! So, the morning of the shoot, I got up bright and early, and put on an old, too-big Freya Deco and a cotton dress (we had been advised not to wear anything that would put marks on our skin.) Then Criss and I met and took a taxi to the studio. Both of us were nervous and shy when we arrived, but Hannah Houston and Laura Butler, Curvy Kate's longest-running model, were there to make us feel welcomed, with adorable accents of course. ;-)
We headed in to hair and makeup, and before we knew it, other girls were showing up and it became quite busy! This was my first time trying Curvy Kate, and I can definitely say that I was impressed. In my opinion, they make some of the prettiest bras for the small back-big bust size range, and the shape and lift I got from them was quite good, despite them being a bit big in the band for me.
You can read my interview for the Curvy Kate blog here, and guess what? I was featured on TV!
So... I'm going to ask you all for votes, once again.
If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I am passionate about bras and bra fitting, and about women's body image. I view this contest not as some great chance at a glamorous modelling career, but as a major chance to really make a difference in the state of bra fitting in the US. I care passionately about the cause and because I know so much about bra fitting already, if I won, I could be not just a role model, but an educator. While the diversity of Star in a Bra is wonderful, and I fully believe that women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful, I think that the fact that I prove that one can be a thin, and also curvy, would be good for the first US winner. Americans believe, much more stubbornly than British people, that you can only be curvy if you are overweight. This misconception keeps many women in a badly fitting bra, because if you suggest that they might be over a D cup, they think you're suggesting that they're "fat!" Perhaps, if I won, I could help to impress upon people that curvy is a shape, not a size.
I need all the support I can get if I am going to have a chance at winning. So, if you believe in me, please, don't just vote for me, but get as many people as you can to vote, as well. Share this page on your favorite social networking platform of choice. (Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, forums...)
And, a million times thank you... not just for your votes, but for being one of my wonderful readers.
Haha! You're so shy on that news clip but I understand it can be stressful. Anyway that blue looks lovely on you. I hope you win and spread the word about correct sizing!ReplyDelete
I voted for you ages ago Brittany! Wish you all the best, I really hope you win, you'll be a great representative for the company :)ReplyDelete
I've voted for you as soon as the voting opened :) Good luck, I really, really hope you win! Your blog is one of my favourites and helped me a lot in coming to terms with my own boobs, so... good luck, once again!ReplyDelete
Every time I see pictures from the shoot, I wish I could enter again next year! I expect CK frowns upon that and would give others preference for the Top 30, though... Oh well, I'm just going to live vicariously through you and Criss.ReplyDelete
Your was the first big boobs/slim girl blog I discovered and you're still my fave! I voted for you and I hope you win!ReplyDelete
Hell, I'm IN the contest, and I STILL voted for you! I adore you. Thank you for being such a good friend in all of this. Even if neither of us win, I thank Curvy Kate for introducing me to you. :)ReplyDelete
Also, ha, I guess I should steal your idea and do one of these posts too; if for anything, to talk about meeting you and to post our fun, fun pictures from the time in New York together. I hope you don't mind? It won't really rally me any votes, but talking about my time in New York might be fun for those who want to live vicariously through us. :PReplyDelete
Brittany and Cristyen, you two look gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
I'm really tempted to get a facebook account just so I could vote for one of you. :)
I recently ordered the blue Tease Me und figured that I need a 28 band.
But the sister sizes of the bras I ordered would put me in either a 28H or a 28HH.
Since I don't live in the land of milk and honey of bras (aka UK) and shipping is expensive, I would like to ask you, Brittany, which size you wore for the photoshoot.
(How did the CK 28 band work out for you, anyway?)
And if Star in a Bra ever comes to Germany, I am so gonna participate!
I really admire your advocacy on this issue. Designers need to realize that people come in lots of different shapes and sizes. There's Lane Bryant for Plus size women and Big and Tall for large men; us D+ women who aren't plus size need clothes that fit us! And it starts w/ well fitting bras. :) I'm sure you must face a lot of negative comments from people. Don't let them deter you.ReplyDelete
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You have great taste in lingerie and you look like you are having fun with your blog.ReplyDelete
Your voice sounds different than what I expected. well, it's the first time I've actually heard you speak.
Congrats on the third place! Your photos are gorgeous. I'm in the process of redesigning my wardrobe and have found your advice and links really useful! Might have to give Curvy Kate a try :)ReplyDelete
Hi, Brittany. First of all, I just want to say that I really hope that you win this contest, not only because I really really think you deserve it, but because without you I'd still be completely unaware of how bra sizing actually works. Second, I really need help from someone with bra sizes because I'm starting to get disgusted with how fitters at Lane Bryant, Victoria Secret, and Dillard's want to put me in anything from 44C to 36F and constantly shove DDs and DDDs in my face. The fitter at Dillards was especially terrible, making me take my bra off in front of her so she could show me (wrongly) how it fit "wonderfully" as the gore and underwire grabbed my breast tissue painfully and supported nothing. She wouldn't let me try on anything higher and I left the store in tears. (She was also the fitter that tried to put in me a 44C.) My measurements are 35.5 band and 44 cup wise. In the recent heat wave DD bras have been digging in my ribcage and sticking, making it hard to breathe. This is becoming a serious issue. I bought a 36G from Lane Bryant, and the cup size works but the underwire extends to the center gore and digs into my chest. Is this just the wrong style for my body or something? I'm starting to feel like I'll never be comfortable and like I have no idea what my size even is. What should I do?ReplyDelete
Is there a way to vote without installing the facebook app?ReplyDelete
"Curvy is a shape, not a size". Love that! xoxo Linda the Bra LadyReplyDelete
Janice you should be wearing a h not a g help that helps!! you need a bigger cup sizeReplyDelete