Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Domesticity kills Art

Today's been all about practicality. Shamed by the fact that the cobwebs at Chez Pamper are real rather than fake Halloween ones and that the bathroom looks more like the toilet in trainspotting than a spa I have been donning my rubber gloves and doing a somewhat half hearted stab at housework.
Not housework Anything but that

I really should have been born into money as I resent cleaning in a way that only an entitled little bitch can-where this attitude comes from I have no idea.Its the bane of my life. For some reason I always find myself saying just as I am elbow deep in toilet duck action "I bet Gwen Staffani doesn't have to do this" its not helpful.
Grungy Student Chic

Its unfortunate as I also hate a dirty house so am constantly in a quandary. Do I use any time off my three paying jobs to a) sit on my ass, watch "Sons of anarchy" and eat crisps or b)make out passionately with a bottle of mister muscle? 
Usually netflix and gluttony wins the day but even I have my Waterloo when it comes to grime so here we are.
Just call me Jean the clean

To accommodate my day of less than glam activities I've gone for a nineties grunge/student look of cool tee shirt (my own of course buy it here, Mister Truffles implores you) over a long sleeved top, gingham skirt (made to measure by Little Wicked) and leggings with a pair of pink converse. All I need is Evenflow by Pearl jam playing on the i-pod and I'm back to the nineties.Smoking, drinking and watching Betty Blue constantly. Good times.
As I'm wearing my Halloween top I decided to pretend to be terrified of all things domestic. Does the fear in my eyes look real?
Domesticity kills art







Big News!! My limited edition Halloween Tee shirts have arrived.Available in sizes Small-3XK until October 3st.Visit the Nicky Rockets store here


And that's not all-To help you celebrate Halloween in style my Curverella & the zombies ladyfits & vests are just £10 shop here


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Monday, 20 October 2014

We're The Leopards



When Pink Clove sent me an email featuring nothing except new leopard print clothes I admit I did a little squeal.
Pink Cloves Kira Shift Dress-Come to mama

My love affair with animal print has been well documented on this blog and the flames of my desire for anything leopard will never die down especially when there are frocks this good available in my size (sizes 16-28 at Pink Clove doncha know)
My love for all things leopard print continues

This Kira animal print shift dress £24 is just adorable. It has a cute little Peter Pan collar in contrasting black and is hemmed in the same black too. As soon as I put this on I felt really good. Leopard print always makes me feel tarty and subversive in equal measure. Its vulgar and loud and makes no apologies-its death to good taste. Bravo!



The shape is semi fitted, kicking out in a rather jaunty fashion and the sizing is spot on.Its not very long so fine on my five foot three frame but if you are a leggy lovely you will need tights (unless you like flashing your knickers, no judgements here, only big fat love)


Hips, Lips, Tits, Animal print
I'm calling this pose the "Sam Fox"

I've worn this with leggings and my leopard print brothel creepers by Tuk.
I had kind of forgotten about these shoes but noticed Kelly Osborne rocking a rather fine black and white pair and decided my own deserved a day out.


I wore this frock of dreams to  a day of performing make up artistry and it served me well. Leopard print is very forgiving if you like to wipe foundation stained, eyeliner encrusted hands down your front (I do, I'm like a make up wielding toddler) 
I found this really surreal song by Marc Bolan called "We're The Leopards" its crying out to have a Noel Fielding/Luxury Comedy sketch written for it.








Big News!! My limited edition Halloween Tee shirts have arrived.Available in sizes Small-3XK until October 3st.Visit the Nicky Rockets store here


And that's not all-To help you celebrate Halloween in style my Curverella & the zombies ladyfits & vests are just £10 shop here


And finally
 I have been nominated in three categories in the Plus size awards. If my blog or social media feeds have entertained, titillated or just made you feel smug you are not as big a loser as me then hit this button.Show mama some voting sugar 





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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Whatcha talkin bout Wallis?


It’s been a while since I have brought anything from Wallis and I’m not sure why.
 I used to go there quite often back in the day as they were always the go to place for 1940’s inspired tea dresses and pretty cardigans and always went up to my size (18/20)
I have always loved their use of pattern and they definitely always seem to offer quality but I guess I also associate the collections with a maturity that doesn't always sit well in my more whimsical wardrobe.
This week though  I have been taken back into the brands cuddly embrace as they have launched a plus size range. Featuring sizes 16-24 it’s a small but mighty collection of classic pieces which will definitely help you put together some  rather classy looks this autumn.I am disappointed the size range isn't better but here is hoping they offer more sizes soon.
My outfit today features these Ponte Trousers £36 which I liked immediately as they are very like a cigarette pant  (I blame Stella McCartney for my obsession with finding the perfect cigarette pant) and knew I would get tons of wear out of. 
How the Ponte pants look on the website

I gave up smoking years ago but still love a cigarette pant

Like the skinny jeans slightly posher sister the cigarette pant is crying out for heals and a clutch bag. Tough luck sweetie as I'm off out to accompany my daughters swimming trip so heals are a nono.The sizing on these is true but isn’t generous so if you are between sizes I would size up. They are quite long in the leg though which is a bonus.

The two piece print top £40 features a bold graphic magenta and black Lilly print with a chiffon piece to wear over. I adore layering and this is such a clever way to do it. My only criticism is that the black chiffon top sits right on my VBO. 
This doesn’t bother me massively but I know for a lot of my readers this is their Waterloo, they do not want this emphasised so something for the designers to keep in mind.This is true to size and because of the stretchy material quite generous.
Peeling on the layers

Probably my favourite piece though is this stone snake skin print jacket £60 It’s as light as a feather and looks to be a hybrid of a kimono and a tux.
Is it a jacket? Or is it a kimono-I'm not sure but I like it.
 I love it. It’s especially perfect if you are struggling with the changeable weather at the moment, layering for warmth and then finding you re sweltering when the October sun burst through.


Trust in me

I’ve teamed this outfit with a necklace by Simply be (which isn't in stock any more by the looks of it)  my animal  leopard print pumps £12 by Yours and a bag from a shop called Boutique in Birkenhead.
I realised once I was dressed that I am actually matching Mister Truffles the Pug perfectly. Well he is the perfect accessory. 
  
My Pug matches my outfit-perfect!


Big News!! My limited edition Halloween Tee shirts have arrived.Available in sizes Small-3XK until October 3st.Visit the Nicky Rockets store here


And that's not all-To help you celebrate Halloween in style my Curverella & the zombies ladyfits & vests are just £10 shop here


And finally
 I have been nominated in three categories in the Plus size awards. If my blog or social media feeds have entertained, titillated or just made you feel smug you are not as big a loser as me then hit this button.Show mama some voting sugar 





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Friday, 17 October 2014

A Changing Skyline



A few years ago a very cool women came along to one of my vintage pamper events. Tamsin Coates along with her mates Lisa  and Annie was always keen to come along and be transformed into a 1950’s siren, or Horror hottie and I looked forward to seeing them all a few times  a year when they would book themselves on our public events. They are just cool chicks.
Tamsin camping it up at one of our pamper days 

Unbeknownst to me they are also mums to deaf children and it was only via a bit of a facebook natter that I found this out and that both Tamsin and Lisa run and attend a support group for other mums of deaf children called WDCS.
At the time of learning this we had just started offering our Heroes vs villains package and thought it would be a grand idea to lay one on for these very inspiring women as a treat. I wrote about it here

Our event for the WDCS
At the time Tamzin told me she was writing her second book about her journey as  a mother to two deaf children and that she might include some shots from the day in it. I didn’t really give it much thought until the book arrived at mine.
Its called “A Changing Skyline” and whilst it focuses on Tamsin’s journey as a mother of deaf children now starting “big school” and all the regular anxieties this poses on top of the more complicated ones faced by a deaf child its actually a brilliantly written, funny, moving book about being  a mum.
I don’t have a deaf child and wasn’t sure it would really speak to me but I loved it. Tamsin has the ability to draw you in very gently into her world. Its the book equivalent of having  a cuppa with a really smart cool woman who doesn’t profess to know all the parenting answers but will certainly share her experience and its such an interesting read.

Tamsin with her family-photo by Mark Humphreys
I was going to say that if you have a child who has specific challenges this should definitely be on your Amazon wishlist but its actually just a great read full stop.
It’s a narrative that will resonate with any parent seeing their kid grow and change and being nostalgic, scared and proud all at the same time.

Well done Tamzin you are an inspiration and the books great.
 A Changing Skyline' is available from www.actiondeafnessbooks.org or on kindle from Amazon 



Big News!! My limited edition Halloween Tee shirts have arrived.Available in sizes Small-3XK until October 3st.Visit the Nicky Rockets store here


And that's not all-To help you celebrate Halloween in style my Curverella & the zombies ladyfits & vests are just £10 shop here


And finally
 I have been nominated in three categories in the Plus size awards. If my blog or social media feeds have entertained, titillated or just made you feel smug you are not as big a loser as me then hit this button.Show mama some voting sugar 





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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Bespoke Frocks For The Voluptuous Vixen


Plus size body shapes vary as much as any other. Some fatties are long legged lovelies, others have small boobs whilst some have very large chests and hips to match. 
Its the united colour's of fatty and thank goodness clothing brands are beginning to recognise this.
I am plus size but small shouldered with very big boobs which can make getting a good fit particularly on some dresses problematic, get a dress to sit well on my shoulders and waist, be prepared for gaping at the bust line, accommodate my bust and have a dress that's almost a size too big. 
So I was very keen to try the Bespokefit range by Simply be. 
Bespokefit-such a good idea-Mister truffles (aka my shadow) agrees
Its such a simple idea and yet also genius. A range of clothes in sizes 12-32 which cater to your bra cup size. So for example if you are a size 22 with a E-GG bra size you can order the "Voluptuous" style, if you are a size 24 with a bra size B-DD you could try the "Standard" fit and if like me you are a size 18 with a bust size H-K plus you can order the "Very Voluptuous" fit.
You simply pick your usual size dress and cross reference it to your bra size and bish bash bosh an item of clothing that fits rather well indeed.
This dress ticks all my fashion boxes
I chose this animal print tunic £35 from the collection as I just adore the colour,the Peter pan collar, and animal print of course! Its everything I love in a dress.
the fabric is light and silky and its gently pulled in at the waist but unlike a lot of skater dresses it hits below the knee, just right for this chillier weather.




Because I'm an awkward (and awesome) shape I did find the Very Voluptuous fit slightly too roomy around the bust and think next time I will order the cup size down. I still love the fit though especially as its not too big on the shoulders.If you struggle to get a good fit in certain items its well worth a look. They have a sale on at the moment too.
Peter Pan collars-doncha just love them?
Speaking of clever clothes the eagle eyed of you will have spotted that this frock is sleeveless so I have worn a pair of Wingz £15.99 which I love (see my previous post about them here) basically they are sleeves which you can pop on under anything you require some arm coverage with. 
They are elasticated and the band sits under your bra strap, they are really comfortable and most importantly mean you don't have to spend your life in a cardigan this winter if all your fave frocks are minus arm coverage.


Wingz-seem like a weird idea, are actually brilliant
Wingz are offering my readers a 25% discount if you fancy grabbing a pair. The code is pamper and use it on the fatphrocks.com site.Its available until November the 5th.

Its exhausting being a Puglet
He looks so mournful but was actually desperate to get back to his rubber bone

In other news Mister truffles have recovered from his two surgeries last week and is now back to making mischief and running around the garden like a loon. Good to have him back to full pug fitness.



Big News!! My limited edition Halloween Tee shirts have arrived.Available in sizes Small-3XK until October 3st.Visit the Nicky Rockets store here


And that's not all-To help you celebrate Halloween in style my Curverella & the zombies ladyfits & vests are just £10 shop here


And finally
 I have been nominated in three categories in the Plus size awards. If my blog or social media feeds have entertained, titillated or just made you feel smug you are not as big a loser as me then hit this button.Show mama some voting sugar 





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