Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Great Gatsby Zombie Hen Party



One things for sure, running the Vintage Pamperbox is never dull and occasionally I get a request for a themed make over party that makes me do a little jig around the room.
One such request was for us to hold a "Great gatsby Zombie" hen party for the lovely Louise. 
The bride to be loved all things twenties and all things undead so combining the two was the perfect combination to help her celebrate her upcoming nuptials.


Putting a new spin on the idea of getting "wasted" at your hen party

I'm sure when most people are preparing for a hen party they pack L plates, pink feather boas, phallic shaped straws and pink cowgirl hats. Not at the pamperbox. 
Our packing included fake chainsaws, rubber severed hands and lots of fishy smelling latex wounds which Lilly had created. If our car had been pulled over as we trundled to Manchester and a car search done we would have had plenty of explaining to do.


Serenading a brain under the moonlight
late night fast food to mop up the booze

Planning the looks we gave the girls was great fun. In my mind I imagined they were a group of debutantes killed in a horrific chandelier accident, leaving them all beautiful  yet fatally wounded.





This meant the hair and make up had to ultra glamorous whilst still incorporating just the right amount of decay, wounds and blood.
beautiful yet creepy
Let me give you a hand with that

No phallic shaped straws
You will wear a pink cowgirl hat

Horror make up is always a blast for make up artists and we loved how much this group of hens got into it. Some even came back to the make up chair for bigger badder wounds having decided they just didn't look horrifying enough.




It was a fabulous day and we felt so proud as we waved them off ready to terrify the inhabitants of Manchester's Northern quarter.

Happy hen Party
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Enjoy xx
All photos by Nicky Rockets
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Beauty Of A Whale

Fat? yes. Ungainly? never

One of the assumptions people too often make about plus size women is that its impossible for them to look graceful. 
For generations fat girls have been the target of jokes where we are compared to whales, the idea being that we are big, ungainly, trapped inside our bodies like a whale beached on sand.




But here's the thing.
Whales are among the most graceful and beautiful creatures on the planet. 
To witness a whale gliding in and out of the water singing its mournful song is to see one of the most glorious feats of nature and ladies this description can be used to describe you too.
Being fat does not mean you can't possibly possess finesse, elegance or poise. That's just a silly ignorant generalisation and we must stop buying into it.
Compare me to a whale if you must
Whales are beautiful and magical

Recently I have been shedding lots of unnecessary clutter. Possessions, work practices and also long held assumptions that I have picked up over my life like chewing gum stuck to the bottom of my shoe. 
One of these is my thoughts on what my body is capable of. I know its strong and amazing and has kept me safe and healthy all my life (even when I repaid it with crazy diets and self loathing) but I never thought it was capable of grace and I have realised I am doing it (and myself) a huge disservice.
Shedding the notion that I can never be graceful-its a crock

I am fat. I am graceful.I don't blunder through the world I tread lightly. 
I am capable of delicacy. I do not just have to embrace being "fierce" and "empowered" I can also embrace quiet gentle beauty-As a curvy woman its not an avenue of style or being that doesn't apply. I just needed to give myself permission (notice I'm talking about giving myself permission not seeking it from others)
I give myself permission to discard the idea that grace and plus size cant coexist

As I waft around my garden, smelling flowers, the dew of the grass making my feet slightly wet I can't help but feel like an English rose.





Changing ideas about what it is to be plus size is not just an external experience of educating others, we must also reeducate ourselves as well. It can be hard to discard notions you have held tightly for all of your life but for me once I made the decision to shed them I felt lighter, free and excited at how much potential I am capable of.



I am putting one elegant chubby foot in front of another and embracing the intrinsic delicateness of which we are all capable.

Photos by Nicky Rockets
Dress by Fashionworld
necklace by Blackheart Creatives
Shoes by primark
bag-Jasper Conran for Debenahams-past season


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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Unicorn Nail Art


Lilly Von Pink-coming atcha with some Unicorn Nail action
Photo by Nicky Rockets

Spring is in the air. Its time to ditch our red talons and embrace something altogether more magical. With this in mind here is a nail tutorial from my bestie Lilly Von Pink which will transport your nails to a whole new level of fantasy styling.

You will need:

3 nail colours of your choice (I used OPI white,Tescos vivo pink,Asda George pale pink)
a bowl or cup (a plastic party cup that you don't mine getting covered in nail polish is perfect)
a pin or needle
Some cotton wool pads and buds
nail vanish remover


Step 1: Start as always with clean manicured nails removing all old polish and push back cuticles.

Step 2: Apply base coat and colour I'm using white on my accent nail and a pale pink on my other nails



Step 3: Take your plastic cup and fill with luke warm water and  gather up your chosen polishes.

Take your first colour and load the brush with as much polish as possible so when you hold it over the cup of water it drips



When the polish hits the water it should bleed out on the top of the water
continue by dripping the you next colour into the center of the first colour and repeat until you have 3 or 4 rings of colour.




Step 4: you can either skip this step and use the polish as is for a bulls eye effect or to get the marbled effect working quickly take you pin and drag it thought the polish by dragging the pin from outside in or inside out will create a mix but defined effect

Step 5: place your nail over the polish and push your nail into the water

Step 5: slowly take you finger out of the water and you will end up with some thing like this below


Step 6: using a cotton wool bud and nail varnish remover cleaning up the mess
*Top Tip to avoid the mess you can use tape to tape off around the nail which can the be pealed any leaving the skin free of polish*


Step 6: for the unicorn I used water slide nail transfers which I found on eBay cheaply or if your a bit arty you can free hand something on yourself



Step 7: Apply clear top coat to protect your design

The colour combinations are endless and some polish reacts better then others. I find the cheap polishes work well as they dry a little slower.

Also if your find your struggling to get the polish  to float try playing with the temperature of the water  as if its too cold and the polish sets to quickly

Enjoy xx
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Getting In A Sweat

Boo

This season I am all about big bold graphic prints, I can't get enough of them. They feel edgy but fun and so colourful-perfect for injecting some fashion fizz into my wardrobe.
This made me break my "no sweatshirts" rule

I don't particularly like to wear sweatshirts as the high round necks can give me "boob shelf" but I just loved this woven front graphic sweatshirt £18 from Pinkclove so much I threw caution to the wind and ordered it anyway (living life on the edge dontcha know)


Graphic prints are agogo
its like a Jackson Pollok painting but its on my bangers
 The print is everything I had hoped for, bright abstract and very very pretty. the grey sleeves and neck stop it looking too children's TV presenter and mean I can wear it out and about without looking too crazy.
Teaming it with black avoids any Timmy mallet comparisons
I've teamed it with my fave Pink Clive pencil skirt £12 and leggings.Its a bit of  a dull recommendation I know but I get so much wear out of this skirt its ridiculous When I wear quite  a statement top I like to put it with more understated basics. It lets the design do all the talking and I think looks stylish.
Kiss my fat feet
Wink
 On my trotters I have a pair of cream jelly wedges which were £7 from Primark and I'm also using my Dollface clutch bag which I think was from Primark last year.I wanted the Lulu Guinness one but had to do really dull things like eat and pay my gas bill so this one will have to do.
Necklace by Taking Shape-Style well that's all my own
My necklace is by Taking Shape and my cocktail ring is by Topshop.
I've worn my hair down today but not sure I like it, I feel a bit Cher (the Gypsy and thieves years) but at least it gives my scalp a rest from the constant updo.

My lipstick is Limecrimes Great Pink planet  and my eyeshadow is the MUA innocence trio and of course I'm wearing false eyelashes because its the law round at my gaff-no Ardells no dice.
Will you be embracing graphic prints into the swell of your big boobied embrace or is it one step too far down the 80's road?


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