County Down edition March 2018

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Letter from the Editor


Kim Kelly
Managing Editor

This month it’s all about beauty – in all shapes and sizes!

First of all, we were delighted to attend The Face of Buttercrane contest, where Local Women’s style gurus Ally and Sarah helped pick out the young lady who will represent the shopping mall for the next year and feature on our front cover.

The winner is Emily Shields and, as you will see in our picture special on page 8 and 9, the competition was fierce. So many gorgeous girls were competing that it was hard to pick out one winner. We can’t wait to see Emily on our cover in the near future.

And over in Portadown, there was the Face of Northern Ireland pageant. These contests raise such a lot of money for charity and everyone who enters seems to thoroughly enjoy themselves. We have pictures from the gala final which was held in the Seagoe Hotel.

And at the Carrickdale Hotel, a very special beauty event was held for those of us with more curvy figures.

Ireland’s Curvy Fashion Festival showed off some amazing plus size fashion with a full day of catwalk shows, demos and talks from fashionistas.

It’s great to see plus size fashion being given a platform and we have some great pictures from the event.

And speaking of plus size fashion, I just loved reading about Miss Fat Girl Slim, Eimear Campbell, who is such an inspiration to anyone who wants to look good while trying to slim down.

Eimear writes a blog which has a huge worldwide following. She charts her weightloss journey but never forgets to have fun and to look good no matter what her size.

Gorgeous Eimear is such an inspiration to others that she ran a ‘Fat Girl Slim Summer Slim Down’ fashion event where she showcased plus size fashion and healthy eating tips. The event was very much enjoyed by people of all sizes who want to make changes in their lives – I love that her emphasis is on being healthy and setting realistic goals.

Until next month,

Kim Kelly, Editor

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