Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Trenzalor Tart

Pink lady
I've been waiting all summer to wear this pink jacket. I picked it up in the Dorothy Perkins closing down sale and even though it was cracking the flags outside I knew that to walk away and leave  a  candy pink boyfriend jacket on the sale rail would be a crime.

It would have been a crime not to snaffle this

Now its just about cool enough (at a pinch) to wear it and how glad am I to give it an outing.

Ive rolled my hair as I think this jacket has a slight teddy girl feel to it
The jacket isn't available anymore but Asos Curve do something very similar here if the need to own one overwhelms you (and I can't blame you)
How the Azul rose dress looks on the website

Underneath my jacket Im wearing the Azul rose mesh  dress £30 from Pinkclove which I chose totally because its the colour of  a Tardis. Yes I am a Doctor Who lover and I want that blue box colour wrapped around my chubby body!
Accessories that match my time travellers wife chic-standard
To celebrate this  nod to my favourite Time lord I'm wearing my Doctor Who necklace and although the dress comes with a thin black patent belt I have swapped it for this pink glossy one which was from ebay and cost about £12.


 

I don't know what the shift has been but I am feeling so full of my own power at the moment. Confident in my choices and happy in my skin. Walking to the beat of your own drum isn't always the easiest dance but I think I'm finally realising that easy isn't all its cracked up to be.




God next I will be bursting into "I am Woman" oh fuck it, lets all sing together!

*Dress was gifted-everything else was purchase with my own wonga


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The Fat Revolution-Becoming the change we wish to see

Baby I'm Bored

I am bored. 
Bored of seeing debates around fat health,bored of seeing fisticuffs over whether a fat body can be deemed attractive, bored of every single item of clothing designed to ft my fat body being presented as a revolution.
I am bored of being called "brave" for wearing anything other than a black smock.
One of my favourite sayings is "never wrestle a pig, you both get dirty but the pig likes it" Recently I have come to wonder if my continual need to point out the stupidity and ignorance of fat bashing hasn't in fact, given more power to the haters. 
By constantly justifying my right to wear what the hell I want without fear of humiliation or mockery perhaps  I have inadvertently been wrestling with the very people who attempt to scorn and repress me at every turn. 
By engaging in debates about the like of Katie Hopkins have I simply made her seem more credible as opposed to the crank she so obviously is?
Does this revolution have to be bathed in the blood of twitter and the cracking of facebooks head?
 Can I not just prove every fat hating body snark wrong by living my life in an awesome way-letting my actions speak louder than words as it were?
Its a conundrum.
So here is a list of facts about my fat body. This list is not a political statement, it is not fat emaciation, it is fact :

  • My fat body can exercise and does so regularly 
  • My fat body can carry children without any complications 
  • My fat body has been in hospital once in its adult life to have a baby
  • My fat body has worked since graduating 15 years ago, paying lots of juicy tax into the economy
  • My fat body has had only five sick days off in the last five years
  • My fat body is very strong and easily lifts children, bags of compost in the garden and chunky pugs who refuse to walk in the rain


You may think these facts unremarkable, dull even and do you know what? you are right. because fat people are just people. Some are healthy some are sick, some are CEOs of corporations, some are on benefits. Some are happy, some are sad.
Fat people are not other. They are not a different  species.Most of us only have two nipples.
I am so thankful to the body positive pioneers who helped me escape the swathes of stretchy dark fabric and who made me believe it was OK to be the shape and weight I was. I realise there is so far to go and I know in my heart that I will never be able to sit by serenely like a chubby Mona Lisa and hear body bigotry go unchecked. 
But I am starting to realise that I need to choose my battles wisely. Only take on opponents worthy of my time-this doesn't include professional trolls, teenagers on fat hate pages or other fat women making rude comments on photos on facebook pages.
I'm still a fat Riot Grrrl at heart but perhaps channelling my frustration into something more tangible than just online debate with morons is the way forward. Watch this space. I leave you with this quote which kept popping into my head as I wrote this:
We must become the change we wish to see in the world. 
– Mahatma Ghandi



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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Earthfest Chic

earth(fest) to fatty

Today I am going to a local event called Earthfest. Its an event that happens a few times a year and is a mini festival with an ecofriendly/vegetarian flavour (quite literally as always has lots of yummy meat free food on sale) so very much up my street. Its almost at the bottom of my road so would be rude not to attend.


Keeping it relaxed

I'm keeping things simple as its a relaxed day spent mostly in a field so I've chucked on a black bodycon dress by Asos Curve £20 over a pair of leggings.


This Asos Curve dress is perfect for wearing underneath  kimonos and long cardigans-especially if they are in bright prints

My kimono £20  is from Pink Clove and I have reviewed it before here but I wear it loads so wanted to remind you all how lovely it is and relatively inexpensive.
The kimono on the Pinkclove website

Keeping with my fairly boho low key look I'm wearing my hair down and straight with my fab new MUA luxe velvet lip lacquer in shade criminal which the lovely Steph from the blog seeing spots sent me as a gift-what a doll she is.My lips thank her.


A lip colour so good its criminal (see what I did there)

My necklace was picked up for a fiver in the last Miss Selfridge sale-I can't see it online but this one is similar.


Ethnic inspired necklace-perfect for a mini festival

At Earthfest I picked up this cool old CND badge which quite rightly states we don't want another Nagaski and also looks like it has a darlek on it-badges for the win.
Badge babe

Sometimes its nice to keep things more low key although as I type this I am laughing at myself as low key still entails full make up, false eyelashes, straightened hair and ensuring my accessories match my nail polish-you know what I mean don't you? Low key for me.

Keeping things low key-in my own way
Earthfest was great fun. We spoke to people who dress as vikings including a very clever lady wearing a bonet fashioned in a viking stylee who showed me all the herbs they used to treat wounds and illnesses. We listened to some great local bands including one which sounded like the Arctic monkeys but seemed to consist of some very cool 14 year old boys.Brilliant.


hanging at the healing space


As it was lunchtime I ate vegetarian Paella cooked in a huge vat,caught up with some of the lovely mums of babas mates who I rarely get a chance to natter with at the 3.30pm scrum and generally enjoyed being part of such a lovely community full of some rather fine people.It may be September but it still feels like summer here.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Get Your Coat-You've Pulled

New season-new coat

This being the season of mellow fruitfulness its also time for my annual coat purchase.
I find coats are a really tricky item for me. I'm small framed with tiny round shoulders but massive boobs and a thick waist so more often than not to get something to do up across the chest it swamps me.
Hope springs eternal though and I did get a little flutter of excitement when I saw this Claire Richards Exaggerated collar coat by Fashionword £90


How the coat looks on the website

Its everything I adore in a coat. Strong colour(described as Mulberry but as you can see from my photos its more of a purple colour) big collar and such a awesome shape. But how would it fit?


This coat is tremendous

The answer is rather well indeed. Its quite generous sizing wise so no need to pick anything except your usual size. It has hidden buttons and feels very well made but more importantly it achieves that rare thing in a plus size coat-a good fit. Its snug enough that I don't feel like a felt covered tank yet is also roomy enough for me to put a jumper underneath when winter comes.
Getting collared

The wide collar gives it a jaunty slightly retro feel and the kick out shape means it is perfect for wearing over dresses.
Although I've styled this in a back to school chic way with my new gaucho glam pink satchel by Paperchase £30 and black Chelsea boots (also by Fashionworld £45 see separate review here) this would be  a beautiful coat for the party season as its dressy enough to totally compliment any LBD or spangly frock.
Back to school chic

I've added a little corsage for prettiness but its lovely unadorned as well.
My only complaint is that it doesn't have  a belt-which would have made it just perfection but other than that I absolutely adore it.


Bravo Claire Richards. Your coat is a triumph not  a tragedy (couldn't resist)


*Item was gifted for review




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All this for a tenner!

Flash Sale 


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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

I don't want to break free of this cage

New season-new fat fashion
I guess its now autumn. Raking the leaves from my lawn this week there was no denying all the golden brown colours and the slight nip in the air. The golden sunshine is making this such a glorious start to September as are all the lovely new season clothes.I always get a real "back to school" feeling at this time of year and that of course means I need a new wardrobe.

How the dress looks on the website

My  black shift dress with cage mesh design by Asos £40 is taking me into "fall" as the Americans call it very nicely indeed.

This is one cage I don't want to escape

This type of design is why Asos Curve are so beloved by plus size fashionistas. Its a shift dress but not just any shift dress. Its beautifully cut and true to size with plenty of room across the back and the top of the arms.

Perfect fit-beautiful design

its got a semi transparent outer fabric with the beautiful cage design on it and a shift underneath which is in a stretchy jersey. This is so welcome as often with these kind of two layered pieces the slip is on tight unforgiving satin which always feels like it might rip when you sit down and also makes you look a bit like a sausage.

Mister Truffles approves

I'm loving the chic black simplicity of this outfit. Ive worn it with some polka dot tights and these ankle boots by Yours which are last season but they do a very similar pair here 

Hello Autumn you sexy bitch


Apart from a furry black handbag (which I brought from Debenhams many moons ago) and some bright green nail paint from Barry M I have kept my accessories down to  a minimum. I'm letting the frock do all the talking and I really like how it looks while I listen.

*Item was gifted for review




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Monday, 8 September 2014

Life Is Like A Butterfly

Lady Pamper in Lady V-its  a marriage made in heaven

As a rule I avoid things with butterflies on like the plague (a winged one perhaps) namely because some plus size clothing brands are quite obsessed with putting butterfly motifs on almost everything. Its always been the way and I'm not sure why. Many's the time I have scooped something fantastic looking off a rail like a cute frock or great sweater only to see the dreaded flappy wing motif. As if fat girls are so repulsive we need something bright and fluttery on our threads to avert peoples stares from our shiny pie faces.
However some butterfly prints are just too gawd damn gorgeous to ignore and this is one of them.
This dress has made breaking my "no butterflies" rule easy

I reviewed  another Lady V dress recently (see post here) and fell quite hard for both the shape and the quality. These frocks are da bomb.
So when I saw this beauty in the Lady VLondon  sale for a mere fifteen quid it had to mine and isn't it just darling!
Fifties inspired plus size perfection 

This shape just gives you such a nice silhouette. Nipped in at the waist with a lovely flared circle skirt.Its very 1950's and in this print looks quite authentic
In terms of sizing this is a size 20 and despite the fact I have quite a small rib cage this just fits so if you are quite broad around your ribs I would suggest sizing up in this style as its a cotton fabric and zipped so has no give.

Pink accessories work against the blue and green print beautifully

Sorry if I haven't been very prolific with my blog over the last few weeks, life has been really busy (in an amazing way) since Plus North and with Nicky Rockets exhibiting the Curverella tees at London Edge it just hasn't slowed down.
My lipstick is geranium by Limecrime

I have some fantastic outfit reviews in the pipeline though so stay tuned.
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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Nicky Rockets At London Edge And Curvy Cake

Curvy Cake
So this weekend we are taking Nicky Rockets to London Edge the big alternative trade show. We have been totally bowled over by the love and support people have shown our brand so thought we would see if any other stores and on line shops wanted some curvy tees in their collections too.


Our stand at London Edge



Nicky Rockets is agogo at London Edge

Flyers and Look books ready for the public

I will bring you lots of pictures and updates about how it all goes but first of all wanted to say thank you to the mail order cake company Bakerdays
They sent us a fabulous cake through the mail to wish us cake shaped good luck. It was so sweet of them (no pun intended) and really kicked off the event in style.

How cool is this!

Bakerdays is such a great idea for a company. You can have any cake  design of your choice including having your own photo or logo on a cake and the cake is sent in a super cute tin with a card and even has instructions on how to remove your cake without damaging it-bravo.

You got cake mail

And as for the cake, well it tasted delicious. You can choose from a number of types including gluten and dairy free but we are traditionalists at heart and opted for a good old fashioned  sponge. Yes it was yummy, yes we wolfed it down with a few cups of tea over just one day (oink)
Nickys got the tee and the cake

Beats a stack of brown envelops and leaflets
The mailbox cakes are £14.99 and they have some great Halloween ideas so if you are having a party or want to send some cake shaped love someone's way check them out here




Nom nom



As for London Edge we are now set up and the first day kicks off any minute. If you fancy swinging on by we are at stand M238 next to Collectif.

Come and say hello







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