Thursday, 5 March 2015

Springtime Make up tutorial with Yours Clothing


There is a whiff of spring in the air and for many of us that means we
 have got dry skin from too much central heating, chapped lips from the cold and generally feel like we need a make up look which is going to revitalise us.
Here is a really simple make up tutorial using brushes by Yours Clothing who have recently started stocking a small line in beauty products.
Im using pink and neutral shades on the eyes, light reflecting foundation and some beautiful rose coloured blush.


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I will be at The Baltic Social with my Nicky Rockets Teeshirt brand in Liverpool on Sunday (march the 8th)  celebrating International Womens Day. Come down and see our latest Tee's - there's also gonna be food, stalls, workshops, music, and a few cheeky sunday drinks smile emoticon Come and say hello and buy a teeshirt!

Check out my Plus size Teeshirt Range at Nicky Rockets



Including the brand new "Plumpy Paws" Design. Does your pussy love Donuts? Limited edition-Buy Here



Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

When I get that crazy feeling, I know I'm in trouble again



Today's outfit is all about the print and my third Spring Fling installment!
I fell in love with this Jewel print skater dress by Lovedrobe £49 Buy Here as soon as I saw. Just look at that shape!
The soft pink shade and the vaguely boho feel of the jewel heart design is just so perfect for this time of year. The black waistband and collar detail mean it looks great with black tights which as its still very cold is perfect. I have also popped a black long sleeved top underneath to keep the goose pimples at bay.
Mary Janes for the win
I have teamed it with patent Mary Janes £22 Buy here which I am  wearing a lot at the moment. One part Courtney Love to two parts Holly Hobby.What a style mash up.
I'm also really enjoying this brown oversized hat by River Island £25 Buy Here which Nicky Rockets calls my Faye Dunaway hat. 


Floppy hat love
My yellow satchel is from New Look £30 Buy here and its daffodil colour despite being almost obnoxiously fluorescent seems to go with everything. Its also big enough to carry all my rubbish around in, notebooks, diary's, ipods, a billion lipsticks and other assorted clutter.




My need for faux fur refuses to go away and this scarf  also by New Look £17.99 Buy Here has kept me extremely warm today on my travels.

Faux Fur all the way

I feel like a real boho babe in this outfit, relaxed, dreamy and very slightly Joni Mitchelesque. Which I think has to be a cue for a great Joni song! This is one of my all time favorites and perfectly suits my mood today.




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I will be at The Baltic Social with my Nicky Rockets Teeshirt brand in Liverpool on Sunday (march the 8th)  celebrating International Womens Day. Come down and see our latest Tee's - there's also gonna be food, stalls, workshops, music, and a few cheeky sunday drinks smile emoticon Come and say hello and buy a teeshirt!


Check out my Plus size Teeshirt Range at Nicky Rockets



Including the brand new "Plumpy Paws" Design. Does your pussy love Donuts? Limited edition-Buy Here



Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Taking Shape, New Collections And #skinnybird

Its been quite an "interesting" few weeks for Plus Size brand Taking Shape. I've been a fan of this quirky Australian brand for a couple of years due entirely to the beautiful Liverpool store which is run by a wonderful woman called Paula. 
With Taking Shapes Liverpool Store manager Paula-She is ace

This store is an absolute gem. Beautiful space, fantastic customer service and a vibe of real body positivity and style at any size, shape or age.

So I was really surprised to see the brands #skinnybird stunt where members of the PR team in London  dressed as Bird watchers with binoculars spotting "skinny birds" during LFW. 
Someone obviously thought this was a "hilarious" idea but as soon as I heard about it I felt very uncomfortable. 
Treating any woman as if her body should be the subject of unsolicited scrutiny is never humorous and I hoped they would rethink it but sadly no, they saw it through and the backlash was as you would imagine, quite fierce.
 I had arranged this store visit before they had revealed the #skinnybird stunt and I was quite conflicted about whether I wanted to continue to openly support a brand, even one that I love as much as this one, when they feel quite comfortable partaking in body shaming. 
Ultimately after discussing it with some other bloggers I decided that the amazing Liverpool store had only ever been hugely supportive of the plus size community and it would be unfair of me to ignore this grass roots behavior because of one PR stunt gone wrong.
The welcome at the Liverpool branch was as always incredibly warm. If you are ever in Liverpool I really recommend popping in. I didn't discuss the #skinnybird incident with the staff there and instead concentrated on the new lines they have in.So lets take a look at the clothes.

Shadow Eternal Dress £49 Buy Here


How it looks on the website
One of the things I always love about Taking Shapes clothes is how they incorporate layering and unusual hem lengths in their dresses and this is a great example. Its semi sheer so I teamed it with a grey teeshirt dress.and a long scarf for  a really soft ethereal look. I love how casual but also well put together this looks.

Ethereal soft layers and black and nude, a great colour combination

Fall into line dress £59 Buy Here and the Shadow Mix it up Top £45 Buy Here
How it looks on the website

If you prefer to not wear clothes that are too clingy, but still want shape then  this dress is perfect. Its semi fitted but doesn't cling and the stripes are perfect for a bit of Breton inspired chic. I really like this "Mix it up" sheer top which worked perfectly over the top and is a great alternative to a cardigan.

A patchwork of stripes-it shouldn't work but it really does


Rose Bloom Tunic £55 Buy Here with Career Cardy £49 Buy Here
How it looks on the website
Taking Shape are always great for offering clothes with really strong colour and this Rose Bloom tunic is incredibly eye catching. I put it with the Career Cardy which yet again has beautiful flowing lines.

A rose by any other name....


Evita Top £45 Buy Here
How it looks on the website
I confess that I picked this top for its colour and I'm not sure about the style on my small frame. the fabric is beautiful though, just not for me.

Beautiful colour, just not sure the draping works on my frame



Citrus Punch Trousers £45 Buy Here and Ponti Jacket £65 Buy Here

This was probably my fave outfit from my session. I adored these Citrus Punch trousers as soon as I saw them. They are such a great shape. This Ponti Jacket is also really stylish. I felt very lovely in this.


How stylish is this outift-the long necklace is the perfect finishing touch



Alexis Top £35 Buy Here and Shadow mesh Leggings £25 Buy Here

How it looks on the website

Paula Taking Shapes store Manager was wearing this top and looked absolutely fantastic so I had to give it a whirl. With its pleather shoulder details its quite minxy and I also love these mesh leggings. Who says black is safe.

Back to black


Fleur Long Coat £108 Buy Here
How it looks on the website
Taking Shapes coats are always a joy and this one which is the same design as my absolute fave coat by them the "Victorian Rose" one. These are such a great fit and with the structured collars and ruffled hems ridiculous in a totally fabulous way.
OTT and absolutely wonderful


Trellis Lace Dress £17.50 Buy Here

How it looks on the website
This was my final outfit and what a cracker it is. Beautiful colour, fantastic lace detailing, just a wonderful vava voom outfit.


How glam is this


I asked Taking Shapes PR Team for a quote about #skinnybird  and received the following:


"At Taking Shape, we believe all women are beautiful whatever their shape or size. Our stunt during London Fashion Week was meant to convey this, and our only aim was to highlight that ALL shapes and sizes should be treated equally on the catwalk. As a brand, we are incredibly passionate about embracing fashion and women's body shapes. We had absolutely no intention of offending anyone during our stunt and we can only apologise to those who felt personally upset by our activity. This was a light hearted initiative and whilst this tone came across in person on the day, we can see the message didn’t translate well on social media. We celebrate all women all shapes and sizes."  

I'm really pleased that they have apologised. Its not the full and robust condemnation of the stunt I  would like but it acknowledges it was ill judged.
 I have always felt Taking Shapes marketing doesn't show how beautiful the clothes are and I have spoken to them a few times about working more with bloggers on campaigns. 
I think now would be the perfect time for them to really embrace the plus size fashion community. Not just to help rehabilitate its slightly battered image but to let the fantastic clothes get the styling they deserve.

*I wasn't paid for my store visit but was gifted a voucher to spend in the store. This was not conditional on me promoting any particular views and all views expressed in this post are my own.



Check out my Plus size Teeshirt Range at Nicky Rockets



Including the brand new "Plumpy Paws" Design. Does your pussy love Donuts? Limited edition-Buy Here




Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here

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Monday, 2 March 2015

5 Plus Size Style Rules You Need To Follow Immediately


As a plus size fashion blogger I often get asked what my top styling rules are. Please note I take these rules very seriously and demand you pay very close attention-there will be test afterwards.

Rule # 1
Wear what makes you feel fabulous.


I feel like a fabulous bitch in this outfit-bow down to my Mermaid covered Peplum
Never be a slave to fashion, trends or convention. 
If an outfit makes you feel really lovely, then wear it- a lot. It doesn't matter that its a last season skirt and a pair of sparkly ballet shoes which you suspect have more than a whiff of a Cinderella dressing up outfit about them, if it makes you feel good wear it.


Rule # 2
Wear really form fitting outfits-or don't


VBO Alert

I love me some body con. I have no problem getting by VBO out and showing what my mama gave me. I lived in tunics for years and rather like the time I drank a whole bottle of pernod and was sick as a dog meaning the smell of  aniseed makes me barf, tunics also  bring all sort of bad feelings to the surface. Does this mean tunics are bad? no of course not. If you like wearing free flowing clothes and feel like a sausage in a skin wearing tight outfits then own it. Just because some daft plus size fashion blogger is happy to wear an outfit so tight you can see what she had for lunch (guilty as charged) doesn't mean you have to follow suit.See a theme emerging here, do what the hell you want, wear whatever you like.

Rule # 3
Just because everyone else is calling a particular trend or style "cool" or fierce" its OK to think its a bit...horrible.
Taste is by its very nature individual. What looks amazing on some plus size babes might not actually look great on you, or more importantly it probably looks great but you just don't like it, you don't feel like the best version of you. As a plus size fashion blogger I have tried loads of things which have taken me out of my comfort zone. Some of them have stuck (I can't believe I hated stripes, now I rock them) others I don't think are quite my thing (jazzy baggy trousers, I thought I looked like 80s Madonna I actually looked like I had my Pyjamas on and was just nipping to the shop for milk and fags)
Dip your toe in the water of a trend you are unsure of, give it  a try, if you hate it, that's why God invented returns. It doesn't matter how many people tell you it looks great on facebook, if you feel a right numpty in something, bin it.

Rule # 4
I am rocking Black not because it makes me look slimmer but because it makes me look cooler-big difference
Wear Loads Of Colour Rather Than Black-Or Don't
For years we fattys were force fed the idea that we had to live in black because it was "slimming" this became quite dull and now its rather lovely to walk around like a Dulux colour chart. However if you actually love wearing all black, feel chic, cool and just rather awesome in it then dive in. All the coolest people have rocked black (Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry, Wednesday Adams)  and why should we reject all things noire.Colour, monochrome, a mix of the two. Its your life wear what you like.


I'm breaking my own rules and will be punished
Rule # 5
Ignore all style rules
You don't need me or anyone else to tell you what to wear. No one knows your body, style and clothing dreams better than you. Be a rule breaker, make up your own rules (and then break them in defiance of your own self you anarchic bitch) You already look pretty damn fine, you need no one elses input.


Check out my Plus size Teeshirt Range at Nicky Rockets


Including the brand new "Plumpy Paws" Design. Does your pussy love Donuts? Limited edition-Buy Here




Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here

All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Pink Goes Pop!


So I'm glad to report the sun is making a week but very welcome appearance and as I had a day in Liverpool it seemed only fitting that the second outfit in my Spring Fling get an outing.
Spring Fling time
This AX paris dress  £55 is from Fashionworld and isn't it simply delicious.
Its vaguely 1960's in flavour. I could imagine wearing it to hang out at Andy Warhols factory.


A blogger, a pretty door, a photo op-simples

My spring fling if you didnt already know is my attempt to usher in all things bright and springlike with the cunning application of awesome clothes. I am ditching my darks, my wools and heavy fabrics and even if its actually freezing am breaking out pastels, creams and of course lots of pink.

My Melissa ballet flats go perfectly

I have had my eye on this dress for a while. The bright pink spots against the navy is so eye catching and I love the structured stiff look of the fabric. 

Bluecoat Babe

I took these pictures in the Courtyard of the Bluecoat gallery in Liverpool which with its pretty courtyard and bright blue doors is a bit of a blogger photo op dream. The bluecoat gallery is absolutely fab and the cafe serves some really delicious vegetarian food (the Hollumi sliders are heaven)  so its one of my favourite places.


This dress is true to size but is not generous so if you are between sizes my advice is size up
Sizing wise I would say this is pretty true but it is very fitted around the boobs so if you are blessed with a large bust you may want to consider sizing up. As you can see this is definitely a short dress but teamed with tights I think it only adds to the sixties pop princess vibe of the whole outfit.


I always think certain outfits deserve a tune to go with them and this dress is being twirled whilst in my head I am listening to Stereolabs Ping Pong. Its a French retro pop thing doncha know.



Check out my Plus size Teeshirt Range at Nicky Rockets


Including the brand new "Plumpy Paws" Design. Does your pussy love Donuts? Limited edition-Buy Here




Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here

All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog