#WomenAreBack- My Trip to Milan with Marina Rinaldi

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

I cried a few times. With conversations with plus size model Katya, we both shed a few tears in amazement, reality, and the emotions of how amazing this opportunity was.

Let me back up.

The Curvy Bloggers Project features 12 plus size bloggers from across the world- literally from the USA, Turkey, England, Russia, and Italy coming to Italy for a creative fashion experience that was AH-MAY-ZING.

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

Myself, along with 11 other fabulous plus size women were invited to Milan, Italy for a memorable five day excursion. FIVES DAYS IN MILAN? I was already wrapping up my vacation in the Bahamas (more on this soon), so I was already 1000% ready for this! High end plus size designer, Marina Rinaldi, who I feature often and who is sister to designer label Max Mara, has a new campaign (more on this soon!) and invited us down to partake in the planning, celebrations, and promotion!

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

We visited their temporary store in the heart of Italy, and seriously I was taken aback. If you have never had the pleasure of touching pieces from Marina Rinaldi, I have to suggest and insist that you get your curves into something PRONTO. Fit, fabric, and form? And to that luxurious fashion? YES. AND getting the glimpse of what is to come for Fall 2013? MMHMMM.

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Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

Photoshoots, photoshoots, tours, great food, and friends new and old, this was such a delight and experience that my grandchildren will definitely hear a few times over.  I say Photoshoots twice because, there were two! As I shared on Instagram, I did a shoot for Marie Claire Italia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT????!!!!!

Me and Tanesha from Girl with Curves had a moment too:

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Campaign Bloggers

There is sooo much I want to share and cannot yet, but if you were following along on Facebook or Instagram (are you following me?), then you got a little taste and great idea of what is to come!

Behind the Scenes in Milanfor Marina Rinaldi Women Are Back

And I will be back to Milan in September and I will be ready! SOOOO Ready! Since this is both in my birthday month AND right at the end of Milan Fashion Week, I plan to shop…. Just a little bit! LOL.

AND THEN, this happened on set:

How amazing is this? I am beyond humbled and honored to have participated in this historical (in my eyes) event.

Thank you Marina Rinaldi!

*Disclosure: I was sponsored to Milan courtesy of Marina Rinaldi, my excitement and tears are my own!*

 

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Comments (08)

  1. Congrats!! Such an awesome opportunity and so happy you got to experience it. Looking forward to learning more and seeing what you do in September!

  2. Loved seeing all those amazing plus size bloggers I’ve been inspired by since ages all gathered in my country. I wish Italy had more actual offer for plus size women, but it’s definately a place to visit and glad you enjoyed so much ladies!

  3. This makes me cry from sheer happiness. Especially seeing you and Tanesha — your blogs have been long time favorites and it’s like worlds colliding seeing you together. My heart just bursts!!! Congratulations!

    Also — I have tried on Marina Rinaldi at Saks before and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

  4. I can’t explain how happy I was too see this happen. Most of the women in here i support through blogs and Instagram and I was so happy to see you all doing this. I used to see this with bloggers that I couldn’t relate to and think. When will these brands get it and feature other bloggers with amazing style. I cannot wait to see the ending result of this campaign all of you are gorgeous and so deserving of this!

  5. Congratulations Marie! I remember how happy you were while in our room in NYC! You looked like a child waiting for a big surprise!

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