A Day With Torrid - Garnerstyle

A Day With Torrid

Do you know what it's like when you are so excited about something, but you can't say anything?  That's how it's been for me, knowing that I was going to be the style ambassador for Torrid! Now, I can finally give you the scoop. My first order of duty as an ambassador was to visit the Torrid headquarters in Los Angeles.  I am very familiar with the brand, but this was an opportunity for me to get to know Torrid from a "behind the scenes" perspective and to bring some of that experience to you.  

When I first got to Torrid I was greeted by their delightful staff and my own photo at the entrance.  Torrid better watch out, I might actually feel special already. HA!  Then on to the selfie wall.  I have some photos in front of it and you may even find your own.  There are a couple of selfie walls, but it's just an amazing concept.  If you wear Torrid and tag your photos #torridinsider there's a chance you can get your photo featured on their social media, but you could also have a spot on the selfie wall.  Let me just say my favorite photos came from that wall.  It made me feel all warm and fuzzy. It was like my peeps were with me. 

Then I was taken to each department of Torrid and shown where all the magic happens.  My favorite department was where the prints are created.  Torrid has real artists drawing designs that are actually transferred onto the clothing as potential prints for the upcoming seasons.  My next favorite place was the bra design studio.  The reason being is that I know a good bra is hard to find, especially for my busty ladies.  I met Vince, who in the world of bras, is quite famous.  He was hard at work trying to create bras that work for the plus size customer.  He was really interested in what I had to say about my readers and their concerns as it pertains to fit.  By far, I know my large busted readers have the worst time finding bras and I was able to share a lot of information that I had received from your comments through the years. Overall, it was really refreshing to see a staff that was passionate and enthusiastic about creating clothing for plus sizes. 

On day two of my adventures, myself and Rumer Willis co-hosted an event along with celebrity stylist, Maeve Reilly, in honor of Torrid at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. It was in the gorgeous penthouse overlooking the city.  You guys know I love all things fancy and this was definitely that.  Guests of the event included Demi Moore (just know I called my mom the next morning to tell her), George Kotsiopoulos from Fashion Police, Kristin Cavallari, Shaun Ross and two girls that are near and dear to my heart, blogger & People Style Watch writer Allison from Curvy Girl Chic and Plus Model Magazine Stylist, Reah Norman. The night encompassed a preview of the fabulous Holiday Collection, which I can't wait for.  It includes lots of sequins, party dresses, and stunning accessories. You definitely want to stay tuned for that. 

 Vince, Torrid's Bra Man

First Day Look:
Top found here, Skirt found here (Please note that I found all items in-store)

Yes! Those are sequin leggings you see for holiday! 

Torrid Signature Models, Philomena & Georgina

Chateau Look Details:  Top (to be released soon), Skirt here, Clutch here, Belt here, Shoes here

I'm the new style ambassador for Torrid.  I'm am truly excited and honored to be working with them.  This will be the first post in a series of sponsored posts throughout the upcoming months.   My excitement (like really excited LOL), styled outfits, and opinions are all be my own. 

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