An afternoon with Mynt 1792

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Last week, Hayley, the lovely lady behind Mynt 1792’s Australian profile invited me into their Richmond based showroom to have a chat and see the upcoming collections for the brand.

You may have already  have seen/heard/read about Mynt1792, a big, trend setting brand in the US which has consistently brought out really update to date and impeccibly cut pieces that hit the high end of the plus size market.
Last season they even created a series of jackets specifically designed by a set of US Bloggers including Nicolette Mason, Franceta Johnson & Nadia Aboulhosn (which there are actually still a couple of available here on The Iconic)

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So when Hayley contacted me about seeing the collections I could not say yes fast enough.  Hayley was kind enough to show me the blogger jackets and the past season up close, as well as their current collection and the upcoming S/S 15 season.

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Mynt 1792 really covers a portion of the plus size market that I don’t personally think any other brands really grasp well enough. They are able to produce really top notch designs with the most luxurious fabrics, trimmings and materials and t0 their attention to detail is really second to none.

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There is no other Plus Size brand that I have come across that can show Pleather that is just as soft as the real deal next to lace, prints, vinyl and colour.
The design team behind Mynt 1792 produces many different styles each season, with a combination of really strong workwear, great tailoring, flattering styles and a great party dress, which you really cannot say about many brands, straight or plus size.

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I have it on good authority that Mynt 1792 is going to make a really big splash on the Australian market very soon, I also got to take a peak at the upcoming Autumn Winter collection and boy oh boy is it good. Let me just say, get ready to say hello to leather, navy, prints and suedette in a whole new way.

Until then, you can keep a close on Mynt 1792 on The Iconic, I know I will.

Aussie Curves – Animal Print

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Just scraping in with a post this week, and I’m quite happy I did.

I am 100%, undeniably obsessed with this outfit, I love it, i’m mad about it. I’d probably wear it everyday and to bed everynight if I could. I adore it.

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I spotted this incredible Estelle Clothing dress and vest in the sale sections of Myer a few months ago on a trip back to Brisbane and fell in love immediately. Unfortunately I was there shopping for Winter clothes for our upcoming America trip and not for chiffon dresses and yeti vests but I just couldnt resist.

I really believe that Estelle is one of the most underatted plus size brands in stores at the moment. Really on trend, young pieces for the same price you would pay for brands like City Chic and they often have great sales. I nabbed this set for $150 all up. Perfection!

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Now technically this print is classed as Camoflague, but I think it is so close to Leopard Print I can just get away with this weeks Aussie Curve theme, don’t you?

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 What I Wore:
Dress: Cat Call Dress by Estelle
Vest:
by Estelle
Shoes: Argo in Black by Jeffrey Campbell

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Hard Flora – My Collab with Yours Clothing Part II

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 I’m back with another post from the lovely folks over at Yours Clothing!
I apologise in advance for the indoor photos this week, the weather in Melbourne has been nothing but cold and miserable and rainy and just not outdoor photo taking friendly!

I adore this dress, and for a new dress it has received a very high rotation in my wardrobe already.
I am a complete sucker for a good floral and this dress is no exception, I love the dark background, the little puff cap sleeves and the light chiffon fabric.

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They also sent me these beautiful all leather boots in the Super Wide Fit (I believe its the EEE Fit) and they fit really well.
I have a LOT of trouble finding boots that will fit my super wide calfs that don’t cost an arm and a leg, as cold as it gets in Melbourne I just cannot validate spending $300 on a pair of boots and these are a great alternative and I was really pleased to know that they are real leather rather than the usual pleather alternative.

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I’ve teamed this week’s look with my go to Pleather drape jacket from New Look & my new favourite stockings from Sonsee.

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What I Wore:
Dress: Yours Clothing – Gifted (Buy it here!)
Jacket: New Look via ASOS – $55
Stockings: Sonsee – $28.95
Boots: Yours Clothing – Gifted (Buy Them Here!)

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I do apologise that these recents posts have been a little all over the place, I’ve got one more Collaboration post with the folks over at Yours Clothing & then I will be getting into a better rhytmn with new posts and Aussie Curves Challenges so watch this space!

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Date Night – My Collab with Yours Clothing

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When the lovely ladies over at Yours Clothing got in touch with me a little while ago I jumped at the chance to experience a new brand first hand.

It’s always a risk to order from a new brand, especially one that is overseas.

Iis the product going to be of good quaility?
What is the sizing like?
If something does go wrong, can I return it?
And HOW much is it going to cost to return?!?

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I was pleasantly surprised when my parcel from Yours Clothing arrived, their shipping was super quick for an overseas store, and the quality of all the items I received (there are more posts to come) was really top notch.

I was a little hesitant with sizing, as I had read different reviews on sizing up, sizing down and choosing your normal size, and after the items had been unpacked and tried on, I was very happy with my decision of sticking to my normal size.

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This all happened to happen right around Date night week over at Aussie Curves and I couldn’t wait for an excuse to show off his new Body Con number.

We aren’t afraid of any reason to go out for a date at our house, but it was definitely a nice change to really dress up for a date night, rather than my usual tee, jeans and parka to brave the icy Melbourne winds to head out to a movie or Mexican food.

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This beautiful dress from Yours Clothing is super soft and easy to wear, for the record,  I’m definitely not wearing any shapewear in these photos and felt so comfortable and at ease. Anyone who has ever even met me knows that I adore anything with a floral print and loved that this body con dress has sleeves for the cooler months. You can get it, and many other wonderful items at Yours Clothing.

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What I Wore:
Dress: Yours Clothing – Gifted
Clutch: Olga Berg – $25 on sale
Shoes: Target – $40

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Aussie Curves – Body Con

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Happy Easter Lovelies!
I hope that everyone is enjoying their long weekend and spending time with their loved ones and gorging themselves on LOTS of chocolate, I know I am!

This week on Aussie Curves is Body Con and I couldn’t wait to share one of my current wardrobe staples, my Forever 21 pencil skirt and new favourite ASOS Blouse.

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As soon as I saw this wonderful citrus/olive blouse on ASOS Curve as a new release, I put it into my bag IMMEDIATELY.
Usually I sit on an item in my saved list for weeks and I ponder over what I would wear it with, and where, but this item I just couldn’t resist. It was a must have.

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I’ve teamed my new fave blouse with this great little pencil skirt from Forever21 on my last haul from the overseas retailer.
I love the mesh panels and the thick scuba fabric.

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What I Wore:

Blouse: ASOS Curve: $54.95
Pencil Skirt: Forever21+ – $12 on sale
Shoes: Target – $40

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What is your favourite body con piece in your wardrobe?

Aussie Curves – Pattern Clash

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It feels so good to be back and participating in Aussie Curves again,

This week’s theme is Pattern Clash!
To be completely honest, I threw this outfit together in about 10 minutes, but I must say, I really love it, and its something that I think I will actually wear a lot!

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I used to wear a lot of prints, especially floral and when hunting threw my wardrobe today I did find it really hard to find a clashing pattern.

I don’t know if its because I’m getting older or that now I live in melbourne but I found most of my clothing to be neutral tones or black and really only a handful of printed or patterned items.

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I decided to go with something still true to myself and put together a subtle pattern clash, with the horizontal and vertical lines of my beloved Katies dress teamed with a geometric on my new white clutch.

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I’m actually really digging this white clutch at the moment! I bought it frantically the night before the Curvy Couture Roadshow a few weeks back after calling every girlfriend in a 20km radius asking if they owned a Navy or White clutch person and after having no luck, dragged the boy to Kmart to search for one!
I happened to find this chunky white number for the bargain price of $9 and it did a marvelous job of holding EVERYTHING I needed for a full day of catwalk watching and shopping.

I stowed it away back in the wardrobe after the event but found it perfect for today’s outfit and think I’ll be using a whole lot more in future.

Who knew white was so versatile?!

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What I Wore:

Dress (Worn Underneath): Katies – $49.95
Shirt: ASOS – $29.17 on sale
Clutch: Kmart – $9
Shoes: Target – $25

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my break from blogging.

First of all, and excuse my french, but can I just say how f***ing awesome it feels to be back in the blogging game.

I’ve been sitting out for months now, feeling uninspired, unmotivated and unhappy.
Unhappy with how I had been blogging and how I was feeling about it in general, unhappy with my appearance and how my style had changed and generally just unmotivated to write and to blog.

It became a chore, something I never wanted to happen. I found myself dredding going and taking photos, procrastinating and putting it off and it was at this time I decided to take a break.

I never expected or anticipated that it would take this long to come back, and I have undoubtedly lost readers and possible opportunities I am aware of that, but I needed to walk away, just for a little while to make sure that I was in it for the right reasons.

Blogging used to make me happy, but I became reluctant to do it and every week extended out to fortnightly and then monthly and then before I knew it it had been nearly 6 months and I was devestated.

I was annoyed at myself for being lazy and letting it go so long, opportunities from companies left unopened in my inbox and I became ashamed that I had let it go so long and the longer I left it, the harder it was to come back.

It wasn’t until I was at the Curvy Couture Roadshow last week (my post from the day WILL be up soon, I promise) that I really found myself missing the blogging world, I met my blogging idols, Danimezza, iCurvy, Suger Coat It and I really missed being a part of that community again.
I missed participating in Aussie Curves challenges and I missed an excuse to get dressed up and take photos in my garden for no real reason.
I knew it was time to come back.

Then when I was contacted by the lovely ModStylists from ModCloth (Click here to read the full post) to put a post together I knew it wasn’t too late, it was an offer and an opportunity to work with a brand I truly loved and I knew that if I ignored this email, like so many others, that I may as well close the doors of Vintage Curvette forever, and to be perfectly honest I’m so, so glad that I didn’t.

And now I’m back, and I’m not going to promise that I will never take a break again nor will I be posting twice a week every week, but I’m back, and for now, happy.

Some things on the blog may change, but for now, I’m excited to be back, I find myself taking lots of photos and planning extra things I can present on the blog and I’m happy that I’m excited and driven and I hope you are too.

For those of you who have stuck by Vintage Curvette, I thank you so much. Without my readers I would have no-one to write to and I’m so grateful that you didn’t give up on this blog and neither did I.

See you really soon,

Taylor aka Vintage Curvette
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