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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Monday, 14 April 2014

Fat Florals,Lacy Leggings And A Bit Of A Do

Its time for Florals ladies

Last week I was very kindly asked along to the Taking Shape Summer Look Book event at their Liverpool store. I had agreed to model for it but was then asked if I would compare and having felt a bit nervous absolutely loved it.
The looks being showcased were all from the new season  trends and the idea was to provide some summer holiday inspiration,
My favorite pieces were the Yvette Trousers £25 which are gently tapered and I could imagine looking very Audrey Hepburn with a striped top and ballet pumps
The Yvette trouser

The Tribal dress £55 which totally reminded me of the African inspired prints bands like the belle stars and bannarama wore back in the eighties-I would wear this with  a pineapple topknot and a pair of converse.
Ignore the styling of this model-this dress is amazing

The Vice Versa trousers £39 which would look quite amazing with a plain black vest and leather jacket
No to the beige shoes but yes, yes ,yes to this print 

and my favorite item of the night the Rose etching tunic (which I wore as a dress) £55 

Teamed with these rather fab Sphere leggings £25



Florals are everywhere this season and I've been looking for ways to incorporate them into my wardrobe without looking like a curtain. This pale rose print tunic is perfect.
The rose etching tunic worn with the sphere leggings

This is a proper tunic length so on me (five foot three) it has worked beautifully as  a dress. It has a saucy split up the side which meant I needed leggings with it so when I saw these lacey style sphere ones I decided they were perfect.


I'm really loving these Sphere leggings
Close up of the Sphere leggings

As you can see from these pictures the Rose Etching tunic is fairly clingy so if you are self conscious about showing off your rolls you might want to size up as it does come up on the slightly small side for Taking Shape.

This dress does cling but its so pretty I just don't care
As always with taking Shape its all about the details. The quality of the stitching and finish is really high and I really like the pearl embellishment on the sweetheart neckline and on the cuffs. 


What  a great way to wear this seasons florals
The fashion show was great fun. I love that Taking Shape got women who actually shop with the brand to act as models as it really helped showcase what the clothes look like on those of us who are less Amazonian.


This dress was a definite hit on the night



Paula who is the Liverpool Branches stylist has such  a great eye for putting together outfits which are both stylish but also quite daring and I loved how all the ladies looked.

Baba came along too-she may have been slightly overexcited
Doing my compare shiz

I know I sound like a bit of  a broken record but I do think Taking Shape is viewed as being slightly middle aged and I always find such gems when I go into their stores. 
One day I would love to see the brand do a blogger shoot showcasing the edgier pieces from the range and with not a court shoe or long scarf in sight. I'm throwing down the challenge (and yes I do want to be one of the models)  and hope that Taking Shape take it but until that day just nip in for a look if you have one near you.


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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Capturing The Curve-They came, They posed, They rocked!



Last Saturday was one of the most exciting work days I have ever had. 
I have been planning my Capturing the curve event with Lilly and Nicky Rockets for quite a long time and to have the day actually arrive was both nerve wracking and exhilarating.
For those who don't already know the idea was to hold a one day event where plus size hotties could come to a safe space and as well as listen to a couple of  motivational talks by myself and the rather wonderful plus size blogger  Becky Barnes be turned into  a total glamour babe and have some photographs taken.
Setting up
It all seemed to come together so quickly. Nicky Rockets designed me a logo (and hand printed some tee shirts for the event) I set up a facebook page and webpage, gave it a quick shout out and within a week it was sold out. I was amazed and so chuffed.
Our fab event tee shirt (modeled by Anjie)

Having your photograph taken (and the subsequent results) is an area which even some of the most confident plus size women can struggle with. 
In the age of constant photography where we are endlessly tagged on images and also have the pressure to find half way decent looking profile pictures it can be very demoralising if you feel you just don't take a good picture.
I have long believed that looking good in photos is nothing to do with size and shape but is actually to do with posing, having the right hair, make up and outfit and also feeling confident enough to take a few seconds to settle into your most flattering angle/pose before the photograph is taken.
To this end on the Capturing the curve event I gave a short tutorial on how to pose for photographs.
With the fantastic Becky Barnes
As a plus size fashion blogger I have my photograph taken all the time and know only too well how easy it is to take a bad photograph but with a few little tricks you can ensure you always look fab.
Babe indeed
Welcoming all the gorgeous babes
When the ladies arrived for the event I was so pleased to see how quickly this room full of strangers became friends. 
Becky Barnes giving her talk
Glamour to the max
Let the glamour begin

As well as listening to what myself and Becky had to say (Becky's story of her journey to self acceptance was so inspiring I wanted to do an air punch at the end, actually I may of come to think of it) they also sat around and shared their experiences of what it is to be a fat woman in a society that seems to  value slimness and youth above all things.


Curvy babes together
The energy in the room was absolutely amazing and I will be honest quite an emotional experience for me.Aside from going to plus north last year and  a few blogger events I had never been in a room full of nothing but sassy fat chicks-it was all kinds of awesome.


Beautiful and confident
Hollywood inspired glamour

Myself Lilly and Pookie Rae had the lovely job of helping turn these already gorgeous women into pin up material and it was so lovely to see all the fantastic looks that emerged.


Cutie patootie
Curvy girl on film
 From cute girl next door to smoldering siren and everything in between they all looked freaking amazing and having all professed to be really nervous about the photo shoot seemed to have the time of their lives once they realised that actually they were in a safe empowering space where their beauty was allowed to shine through.

118-plus size hottie
Vintage vixen


Fun and foxy
My thought process when planning this event was that I wanted to also include some of my fave plus size brands so approached some of them to see if they would act as sponsors.
Now I interact with lots of plus size clothing and accessory brands for my blog but as this wasn't a huge event I wasn't sure how easy it would be to get any companies involved. I'm so glad to report that the four brands who did get involved were so supportive and  generous. It was really encouraging how much they all got behind me and told me they loved my idea.


Slink magazine
Taking Shape

Yours Clothing gave us tote bags filled with sweets, pens and a piece of jewellery, Taking Shape were so kind giving each lady the most beautiful silver bag with hand cream, nail kits, keyrings and a whopping £10 voucher. 
Slink Magazine gave everyone the latest copy of their wonderfully glossy monthly magazine 
Yours Clothing-jewelry and sweeties-always welcome
Black Heart Creatives incredibly gave each of us a set of their "Fat babe" earrings in pink.I adore Black Heart Creatives work so was so chuffed they got invoved. Fat activism doesn't get prettier than this.
How fantastic are these earrings

All I can say to these companies is thank you from the very bottom of my heart. You made a group of women who have all experienced fat shaming, body snarking and much weight related heartache over the years feel like total queens. 
Smoldering siren
Blonde bombshell

The day flew by and soon all my gorgeous new friends were scooping up goody bags, swapping numbers and heading home.
This was such an amazing experience for me and I hope for the women involved. As these photos prove style and beauty has nothing to do with your dress size and everything to do with confidence. 
If you would like to book your own Capturing event get in touch here You need a minimum group number of ten and we are currently only offering bookings in Manchester and Liverpool.





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