Thursday, 24 July 2014

Chelsea Girl

The sun is rising and I am ready for the world

Today I'm keeping my outfit simple. I have back to back meetings and need to look smart but that doesn't have to mean boring.
I picked this black stretchy dress up for a tenner in the Dorothy Perkins sale (see similar here) and knew it would be a great piece to wear with my growing collection of patterned kimonos and jackets.

Back to black
I've had this animal print boyfriend blazer by Simply Be for a good year and for such a full on print its had so much wear. I always feel slightly Alexis Carrington power bitch in it .Its proof, if proof were needed (and in my world its not) that clothes with strong prints and unusual fabrics do have a lifespan past one season.
Bitch in a beehive
My hair is totally inspired by the Shangri-Las whose music is always on my i-pod when the weathers hot. Today I listened to one of my all time favourite tracks "I can never go home any more" If you love sixties girl group music  (and why wouldn't you) these are the best. I played this track to my eight year old daughter as a warning about daughters who are horrible to their mothers.She laughed in my face and called it boring.





Back to the outfit.My leggings are from Taking Shape.They always remind me of Madonna during her Desperately Seeking Susan era. Still a massive influence on my fashion choices even today.

Finally I want to showcase my new boots.

These catwalk collection chain ankle boots which are £45 by fashionworld  tick so many of my style boxes. They are one part riding boot to two parts Chelsea boot with a dash of punk rock attitude and even though we are experiencing a mini heatwave in the UK I just want to wear them-so I shall.



I love how at the front they look sleek, shiny and glossy and at the back they are just slightly edgy-details like this lift footwear from the ordinary to the extraordinary
You will never break the chain
Woof
Mister Truffles the plus size pug is also quite taken with them.
Photos by Nicky Rockets




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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Fat Girl

I've lived as a fat person for most of my adult life. I am very happy with what I see in the mirror and my self esteem requires nobodies acceptance.
This does not make me immune to life's irritations though and here are five things which if I never heard again I would be just fine and dandy with

#1 But you have such a pretty face
Its hard being so beautiful

Now being told I have a pretty face is a lovely thing. I spend a lot of time painting it so praise for my artwork is always welcome. 
Where I have a problem is when it is handed as pity praise. The delivery of which tends to come in one of two flavours:
Flavour # 1-You have such a pretty face you would be off the Richter scale if you were slimmer.
Flavour # 2-obviously being fat is a bit repulsive but you have a pretty face so that's something.
You do not have to quantify your compliment.It does not mean you have questionable judgement if you find a fat girls face pretty. If you want to tell me you think I am pretty then just say so-no ifs, no buts, no gentle cajoling to lose a stone. Just hand out the damn compliment or don't.
Either works for me.

#2 You don't sweat much for a fat lass

No but I sweat a lot for a chainsaw wielding maniac-come sniff me
Don't believe the hype. Some fattys have the Niagara falls under their bra strap, others arm pits are as dry as the sahara.Fat women are not a separate species to other women. Our sweat glands do not become more over-active the higher our bmi gets.
This weird observation has been handed to me on a couple of occasions both times when I have been in workout gear obviously on my way to or from some form of exercise. 
Its another form of body shaming, the implication being  that fat bodies are generally sweatier and dirtier than thin ones. Its not funny, no one is laughing. Fuck off.

#3 She was a really big girl, much bigger than you
Oi you, yes you the body snark-shut it you muppet
Criticising someone's weight whatever their size just makes you a tool.Despite what some people believe there is no sliding scale of fatness where one dress size is considered fat but OK and the next is fat but disgusting. 
When you attack someone based on their size you are using the lowest form of spite. Reassuring someone with you that its fine because the person being discussed is in a different league of flab to them is simply an attempt to normalise body shaming. Its not normal.Its horrible. Stop it.

#4 I bet you love Adele/Dawn French/Beth Ditto
Inside this bag are the amount of effs I give about Adele-Guess how many, go on
Being fat is not a club. There are no special codes that open doors to all night pie eating clubs. We do not communicate via some kind of plus size telepathy that tips us off about special deals on clothes with elasticated waistbands. We are individuals and that means we like actors, singers and comedians of all different shapes and sizes.Don't assume we all worship at the altar of the few plus size celebrities that have broken through to the mainstream. Its as weird as asking a bloke if he is a fan of Brad Pitt because he is also male.

#5 Lets ditch the diet and be "naughty"
Just eat it-or don't
Often people who are a bit obsessed with food and diets see eating out with a fatty as an excuse to "go mad" and loosen the grip on their usual iron will when it comes to food. 
Its as if our round soft bodies are a living embodiment of appetite gone wild. Newsflash-I don't put food into "naughty" or "nice" categories or seek out excuses to gorge with abandon.
 I eat what I want when I want-that's why I'm fat. Treating a cream scone as if its one step removed from the orgy scene in Caligula is just tedious. 
I'm not a cheerleader for eating shit food so don't seek my encouragement. I don't care and no I don't want to "share chips" just order the fricking chips.

These are the five fat  things that I could happily live without ever hearing again. What are yours?



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Monday, 21 July 2014

Well Tickle My Tiger Milly

Summer Loving
I love to play with fashion. In the autumn and winter months you will find me rockin out everything from metallic robot leggings to jewel print bodycon but come summer, well summer for me is all about the frock. And not just any frock- I want my heatwave dresses to be vintage inspired, in an array of bright colours and fabulous prints and today's dress does all that and so much more.
As soon as I saw this Hell Bunny tropical bird dress £44.99 from Tiger Milly I knew it had to be mine.
This dress is like summer in fabric form

The bright yellow colour coupled with the kitsch parrot print is like a blast of holiday fever in fabric form.
How glorious is this print
The style is classic Hellbunny, halter neck with the oh so clever elasticated back (a godsend if you are blessed in the boob department) wide swing skirt with enough fabric to drape beautifully without a petticoat and stick out for miles with one on.
Swiing
The neckline is a deep V and I did put a tiny stitch in it to stop the girls being too much on show-I always do this with halter necks as I have a very short neck to chest ratio if that makes sense so halter necks are always too deep for me.
I have put a small stitch in the neckline so it fits me better

I always find the Hell Bunny sizing to be true and very comfortable around the waist and bust and this dress is no different. This is a size 20 and fits like a glove.A glove that lets me have pudding.

This dress fits me like a glove-a parrot covered glove
I've teamed this frock of fancy with some lovely vaguely 1940's mint suede sandals by Primark and a large yellow hair flower.

A dress this cute needs only a hair flower as an accessory

There is something so nice about showing the tops of your arms and your back if like me you hid them away for years. Its a liberation of sorts and if I'm flying  a flag I want it to be in this fabric.

Yes that is a pug sniffing my feet while I have my photo taken-I bet Tess Munster doesn't have to put up with this kind of interruption

Dress available from Tiger Milly
Photos by Nicky Rockets

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Plus Size Babe In Toyland

Killer Curves

I adore pretty nightwear. If I could I would spend my life clip clopping around the house in fluffy mules with a marabou trimmed housecoat on. 
There is something so old Hollywood glamour about ditching my usual casual nightwear and swapping them for something fussy and impractical.I feel like Joan Crawford (Tina bring me the axe) or maybe Joan Collins in Dynasty-definitely a Joan.


Hollywood Glamour in nightie form

I was sent this lovely baby doll nightie £16.49 by plus size lingerie brand Nine X (sizes 8-30) and its been absolute godsend in this hot weather. Its light as a feather and so comfortable. A few years ago I would have worn this as outerwear but I'm past my Courtney Love/Babes in toyland phase now (just)

Draw me like one of your French girls Jack
I get sent lots of requests to review this sort of thing (plus size hottie is my tagline I guess)  and the one thing that swayed me to say yes to Nine X was that their facebook page features the most beautiful plus size girls modeling their ranges. Women who are similar to me in size and shape which is actually quite rare and so refreshing.

Loving Nine X's product shots 

I picked the black satin baby doll as its got a look of something a showgirl in a saloon would wear. In it I feel like a dancer backstage at the Moulin rouge. 
The fit is really comfortable and I really like the wide stretchy straps as it means you can sleep in it without them digging in. I'm also loving that it isn't cut under the bias so no twisting around you.

Love the stretchy straps
The length of this is shorter than the product picture suggests. I'm five foot three and it hits my knee so is a classic baby doll length really.
The contrasting red against the black is really striking and the red trim on the hem looks like an underskirt.The bow detail is sweet too and the cut of the neckline means you are not showing too much cleavage which is a nice touch.


They have some gorgeous colourways to choose from too if red and black is too much "tart with a heart" for you.I quite taken with the gothic purple one too.



The only thing worth noting is that I asked for a size 20 which is my preferred size in nightwear as its loose enough to be comfortable. The nightie I received has 4XL in the label but fits like a size 20 (which would usually be a size 1XL) so keep that in mind if you order. I will ask Nine X for some clarification on that and post an update.

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Friday, 18 July 2014

Weekend Wishlist


Its the weekend and hotter than a plus size girl in spandax. While you sit outside and soak up the rays take a look at what I'm lusting over this week.

Asos Curve Hawaiian Print Bat wing Dress £26 Buy Here
I'm not sure Tescos is ready for me doing my shopping in my bra and knickers so until that time I want cool floaty stylish clothes that will let my skin breathe. This little Hawaiian print number looks perfect.


AX Paris Floral Print Shift £25 Buy Here


I adore the trapeze shape of this shift dress. The block colour with the floral top is so chic and the fact that its vaguely sheer-perfection.There aren't that many sizes left in this so if you like it be quick.

Lelessoo Brass Pineapple Necklace £32 Buy Here


Tropical fruit themed jewellery is so on my radar at the moment and this is really delicate looking and yet infinitely shiny and like something out of  a cracker. Which make me love it more.

Koko Yellow Daisy Print Dress £25 Buy Here

Sweetheart neckline, check. 1950's styling check, bright yellow kitsch print check. yes this may be the perfect summer frock.

Pineapple Shaped Colour Block Bag £13.41 Buy Here

I had thought the water melon bag I featured a few weeks ago was the bag of the season but no-this is even better.


Evans Red Daisy Print Tunic £10 Buy Here

This is such a fresh summery way to wear red and I think you would get so much wear out of this. Its described as a tunic but looks like its actually gently tapered at the waist so won't look like a tent. I would whack a belt and pair if leggings with this.Standard.

Hot Pink Double strap Mule Sandals £34 Buy Here

These with a hot pink pedicure-oh yes, come to mama.

Have a great weekend


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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Breaking The Plus Size Rules


Lets break the plus sized fashion rules
In fashion as with most things there is a perceived idea of how you should put certain items together (if you show cleavage, don't show too much leg, never mix spots and stripes) 
When you add being plus sized to the equation it seems there are even more nuggets of " wisdom" many of which are regularly shared on make over shows and in magazines. Here are just a few:


ooh sorry I just accidentally burned my stretch trousers and tunic combo
  • Wear black as its "slimming"
  • Avoid horizontal stripes as they make you look "wider"
  • Stick to block colours. Anything with a pattern is too "busy" and will "emphasise" your shape
  • Wear tunic tops to "hide problem areas"
  • Bootcut trousers will "lengthen" short legs
I absolutely hate these kinds of "style rules" and here's why: 
If you are a size 16 or above wearing top to toe black is not going to magically make you appear like a size eight, sure darker colours make you look slightly slimmer but that's treating your shape and size as a problem to be solved. Its not. 
I've got very short legs, boot cut jeans do not make them look longer and guess what they don't need to look longer. They are fine and dandy just as they are-short, dappled with cellulite       with thighs that fit together like pieces of a chubby jigsaw.
Wear tunic tops and bootcut jeans because you like them, not because you have been told they will disguise your size or shape.
Please don't think I'm being insensitive to any plus sized hottie buying clothes with ingenious cuts and cunning camouflage that's not my message. My point is ladies whatever your size OWN IT

Forget the "rules" own your shape and size and wear what you want
Please lets all make a pact starting from today that we will never ever again buy an item of clothing because we think it disguises our size. 
Lets buy clothes that we truly adore, in colours and patterns that make our heart beat too fast, in styles that make us walk slightly taller because we feel great.
Wear stripes, wear prints, wear whatever you damn well like and the next time you see something on a rail that you love but then start to pass by because "it just wont suit my figure" go and try it on. I insist.
I'm a big bangered butterfly breaking out of my high Lycra content cocoon
Fashion rules are made to be broken. Don't let other peoples hang ups or the medias obsession with size dictate how you dress and live your life. 
Sure I realise that I look slightly "thinner" when I wear black leggings, a black top and a black skirt but I don't want to spend my life looking like an Italian widow, and don't try and tell me that I should express myself simply with accessories. The top to toe black look with a "statement" necklace just doesn't cut it. I want to be a riot of colour and pattern and if I can find it in my size I'm going to wear it.
I want to be a riot of colour and pattern
So like large bangered butterflies breaking out of a black stretchy fabric cocoon lets all get giddy with the possibilities that plus sized fashion anarchy brings. Race you to the acid yellow horizontal striped crop top!

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