Thursday, 24 April 2014

Everybody Yurts

Yurt Love
So last week it was the Easter holidays  and we decided to take a weekend break staying in a Yurt at a beautiful place called Strawberry Skies which is in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys in North wales.
For the uninitiated Yurts are Mongolian canvas structures,sort of a hybrid between a tepee and a tent. They are fairly sturdy,are off the ground and have wood burning stoves,rugs on the floors and proper beds.It is still essentially sleeping under canvas but with a little more luxury. 
You get all the advantages of being out in the great outdoors whilst not waking up with a slug making love to your forehead or ice on the walls of your tent.
We are here!

Strawberry Skies is very special, its a 10-acre smallholding, which is home to sheep, chickens and pigs and is surrounded by just the most beautiful countryside. Whilst we were there newborn lambs could be seen in the fields, playing in the sun it was perfect.
Eric and Anya who run Strawberry Skies couldn't be more welcoming and we felt instantly welcome and at home as soon as we arrived.They also own the most gorgeous dogs Milla and Buffy who often came over to say hello as we heated up our beans in a billycan over the fire.


The perfect escape

As a family we do love to escape to North wales as often as we can. The countryside is a great antidote to the day to day stresses of modern life and doing things like chopping firewood, lighting the barbecue to make your dinner or throwing logs on the fire pit force you into a state of presentism which I sometimes struggle with at home.
Glamping

The yurt itself was truly magical. As I lay in bed I could see the moon from the top of the canvas and the only sound was of the sheep all having a good old natter in the nearby field.


Under the moon


Campfire magic

As well as relaxing by the campfire, playing ton's of card games and reading lots of books we also took a long leisurely walk to the nearby village and had a fab lunch at a pub called the Red lion. Nothing fancy just cheese and onion toasties and apple pie for pudding but after a good hours walk it felt well deserved.


having a rest at the half way point of our very long walk


Now this being a fashion blog I couldn't tell you about my adventure without discussing what I wore.



Voguing. Much to the amusement of the sheep

 Whilst I do like to be quite relaxed when we go camping or caravaning I am not someone who can totally forgo all the trappings so I always plan my outfits carefully.
For this trip I mainly lived in my fave Pinkclove floral spot skater dress with my bunny jumper from Yours clothing thrown over the top.I was comfortable but also felt colourful and not too scruffy.


Red faced but laughing after a long hot walk

 I had planned to order some wellingtons but ran out of time so dashed into primark and found a really cute little pair which amazingly fitted really well.
I kept my hair in bunches (I actually think any woman wearing bunches over the age of 20 should be shot except when camping-this is a very important amendment to my rule) and whilst I left the false lashes at home I did still wear light make up as I didn't want to frighten the poor new born lambs with my craggy old face.


Waterfall wonder
My family


On the Sunday we visited the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, wow that is just such a magical spot. Its like something from the Hobbit.Its up the steepest windiest country roads (we felt like billygoats) but so worth the journey.
It was a beautiful weekend in a very special place and we were all very sad to come home and will definitely be going back to Strawberry Skies again.
All photos by Nicky Rockets




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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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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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