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.



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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Plumpy Paws-The Plus Size Pussy

Meet Plumpy Paws
This week I am so excited to introduce you to the newest design from my tee shirt brand Nicky Rockets 
I am absolutely  mad for cats. My mum is a bona fida crazy cat lady (I think she has six at the time of writing this) and I have never had a home without at least one kitty in it. I currently have Barbs, Bandit and Dolly and quite frankly they rock my world.

Kitty's rock my world

Me and Nicky Rockets have been talking for a while about creating a design using a cat. The name Plumpy Paws came after we were told our very scraggy Tortoiseshell cat needed to lose weight (she is tiny, it was crazy) and we were laughing that nowadays its not just plus size women who get fat shamed at GP surgeries (got a verruca its because you are a fatty) but even our pets are on the receiving end  of fat "health concern" trolling. 

What do you mean this wasnt the "Plus size pussy" you were looking for

So here she is-Plumpy Paws a beautiful fluffy round kitty wearing a donut as a collar and a skull and crossbones on her tail.
This blog often gets found by people looking for "Plus size pussy" so for once I'm happy to oblige.


These are limited edition, cost £15  and come in sizes small-5XL and in Lady fit, slashed neck and regular tee design so their is a size and shape for everybody.
You can buy your very own Plumpy Paws Here



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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Friday, 27 February 2015

LFW-The Key Trends And Plus Size Style Steals

Over the last week London has been abuzz with all things fashion as the great and the good have gathered for London fashion week.Here are my my personal favorite to emerge on the catwalks and some cunning plus size dupes so you can inject a little high fashion styling into your wardrobe this season.

Erdem

Lets kick off with possibly my favorite collection of the week, Erdem was all faded grandeur, candy coloured shades with heirloom styling. Brocades, velvet's, frayed edged and fifties shapes. Exquisite.



Plus size Style Steal
This look is all about texture and print so look for rich opulent designs in vaguely vintage inspired cuts.

Grazia Floral Print Dress Simply Be £60 Buy Here


Lovedrobe Tunic Dress £45 Buy here




Textured Teeshirt Dress Asos Curve £25 Buy here






Giles


The Giles show was sinister, gothic and darkly stylish. Crisp ruffled collars and bows stopped it looking too Wednesday Adams chic and the use of ruffles and pleats gave the clothes a fabulous tailored quality.


Translating The Style
This look is pared back, chic but with a romantic almost Victorian vibe. If black is too intense go for  softer navy and if it all feels too heavy for spring swap out cottons for lace.

 Scarlett and Jo Buy here
T-Shirt With Mesh Raglan Sleeves Asos Curve  £16 Buy here




Truly You Lace Double Layer Pencil Dress £18 Buy Here



Burberry Prorsum
Burberry was boho chic the luxury version. Floaty fabrics, empire lines and some beautiful patchwork effect prints.This is definitely one of the more wearable trends. It has a definite sixties flower child feeling to it with the models sporting softly waved hair and sack bags.



Translating The Style 
This trend is  a bit of a no brainer, especially if you are ready for softer fabrics and less structured designs going into spring. If it feels too summery right now combine it with long line cardigans and ankle boots. 

Tiered Jersey maxi Dress Bon Prix  £24.99 Buy here




Double Layer Dress In Rose Print Asos Curve  £18  Buy Here




Lovedrobe Maxi Print Dress £65 Buy Here




Mulberry






If you are a fan of soft greys, taupes and delicate pinks then Mulberry was the show for you. A-line dresses with black leaf designs and a beautifully simple jumpsuit suggested we are in for a classic and simple 2015 where its all in the cut and colour.

Translating The Style
This is the perfect trend for embracing spring coloyurs. Think of  a Farrow and Ball paint chart and buy a few items in duck egg blue or shell pink.The jumpsuit is a real investment piece and sees no sign of falling out of fashion. Its often an item that plus size women are slightly wary of but actually suits everyone.

Club L Plus Size Mesh Insert Jumpsuit Buy here


Fashionworld Daisy Print Dress £65 Buy Here


Laura Ashley Floral Print Linen Dress £56 Buy here



Topshop Unique



Topshop Unique was very English Rose with its styling. Tweedy check was the fabric de jour which was seen on pinafores and coats. Fur is as popular as ever (which is great news if like me you are not quite ready to give up your faux fur stoles) and dainty embroidered flowers on crisp white also suggested its going to be a very romantic Spring.

Translating The Style
This a great trend for getting your print on. Use a palette of soft oranges, creams and yellows and indulge in paisleys, checks and florals.

Gingham Check Dress Simply be  £31.97 Buy here




Paisley Print Dress Daxon £29 Buy here


Peg Trouser in Grid Print Asos Curve £35 Buy here


Its  a great time for fashion right now (Milan looks amazing) never feel that the trends that emerge aren't for you because of your size or shape. The looks displayed are simply indicators of fabrics, shapes and textures that are sure to be filling stores everywhere and with some clever shopping you can be strutting you LFW style by Monday.





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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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Madonna Takes a Tumble And Ageism Goes Into Overdrive



So last night Madonna fell over during her dance routine at the Brits.
 Its always weirdly shocking when you see an artist stumble or fall during  such carefully choreographed shows and it received a lot of coverage.
As someone who falls over a lot (I am so clumsy) I know that it is often met with hilarity and this doesn't bother me in the least, I laugh at my own crapfalls too. To this end I didn't have any problem with people laughing and saying they found it funny.
I actually felt sorry for Madonna, I adore Madge and had seen her on instagram earlier saying she was nervous about the performance. It also looked like it actually hurt so yet again whilst I wasn't outraged by people replaying the video and laughing it felt a bit cruel.


Taking a tumble
What I found really unacceptable (and something I feel happens around Madonna constantly) was the casual use of  ageist sexism inherent in a lot of comments she received. 
Falling over was nothing to do with her age, Madonna is in amazing shape not just for her age, for any age. Madonna isn't a great performer for her age, she is a great performer for any age. She fell because part of her costume got caught. This wasn't anything to do with the date on her passport. The end.


Blame the cape, not her age

Yes Madonna fell over but guess what? she got up again, dusted herself off and carried on performing. 
The comments she receives every day about her appearance and age would break a lesser person and the same rhetoric just doesn't seem to be applied to male performers as they grow older. No one is telling Paul MCCartney to "grow old gracefully" as he bops around with Kanye and Rhianna and he has a good few years on Madonna and quite right too.Why should anyone stop what they love because of the year they were born. Its nuts.
Artistic freedom, the ability to sing dance, perform, love fashion, be sexual, be silly be daring doesn't just end once you hit a certain age.
Its ridiculous to say an artist who is still getting booked to perform at the Brits and no doubt outselling many of the other artists at that event (despite her "dwindling" sales) should stop, why would she? why should she?


Not just good for age, good for any age
Endlessly criticising Madonna based on her age, calling her an "old hag" who should just "give up already" fuels the idea that women past the age of 40 should just crawl into a holes and die. It promotes the notion that females past their fertility prime are no longer relevant, artistic and even if they process a magnificent body honed through years of dance, yoga and discipline should "put it way"
What should be put away once and for all is the sexist, narrow ideas surrounding Women, sexuality and age.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius



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




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