Waving the White Flag

I’ve had enough. I concede defeat, I can fight no more. It was only twelve days ago that I said I would lay off the Beth Ditto for Evans talk until the launch day and I was doing well until this evening when I bought this week’s issues of Look and Grazia. With little over a week to go I should have seen it coming. I know there was recently a press day regarding the line so I should have prepared myself. I didn’t, and now I’m broken.


I saw the pic above and I was like ok- there’s nothing here I’ve not seen before. Technically I’ve not seen the domino leggings before but I knew of their existence so I was like- OK. They are first on my July 9th hitlist so while my pulse elevated I was still OK.

But then I had to go and see this in Look…


Yes there are a couple of other items there that we have not seen before but look at that skirt! I SAID- LOOK AT THAT SKIRT!!!!!!!


Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Look what arrived today!

Its the Diesel bag that I blogged about a couple of weeks back. I bought it online from Diesel.com where it was reduced from £70 to £35. Its arrival was perfect. Earlier I received a rejection letter for a job I really really wanted- Bad times. Then half an hour later this bag arrived- Good times!

FFFW Report!

I finally got to find some info on whats been happening at Full Figure Fashion Week and I am green, green, GREEN. Check out Gabi’s report at Young Fat and Fabulous for great photos and a clip of Nikki Blonsky sharing her experiences of life as a fat woman.

There  are also reports on The Curvy Fashionista and Luvin’ My Curves blogs. Green I tell ya.

Item of the Week 28/06/09

$92 Torrid

The End of an Era

Image borrowed from abbietabbie on Flickr

Image borrowed from abbietabbie on Flickr

The Daily Beast!

You may already have seen this article from other links in the fatosphere but click here to see the fantastic piece written by Renata from The Daily Beast and click here to see lots of pics of curvy ladies and bloggers and more shots of what a mess my backyard is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I hope you haven’t forgotten that Full Figured Fashion Week started today. I so wish I could be there but instead I’m 4000 miles away stuck in front of a computer, scouring the net to find some kind of update on how the day has gone. Its not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scallops Are Not Just For Eating

The universe is talking to me. Ever since the SS2009 shows I’ve been noticing scallop edgings in the most unlikely of places like….

…. on the roof of the bandstand in the local park…..

… and on people’s letterboxes.

The only time I’ve ever worn anything with a scallop edging was as a child, in the form of a variety of pointelle type cardigans with the pretty pretty scallop edge that I’ve steered clear of in adulthood. I always thought was a bit naff til I saw these…

Images from style.com

Images from style.com

Suddenly, the twee  scallop edging from my childhood has been given a serious dose of sophistication with no pointelle cardi in sight. To say I love the SS09 collections from Chloe and Christopher Kane would be an understatement as I adore the diaphanous suiting with the dreamlike overlay of discs. The stegosaurus style scallop inserts along the jacket sleeves and trouser side seams, take what would otherwise be plain items to a complete nother level and create a silhouette that looks like its been cut out with pinking shears.

As I’m now on scallop watch, imagine how excited I was to go on my usual traipse around a local fabric store and see these…..

OH MY GOODNESS ME! I stopped dead in my tracks and bought a length of the black INSTANTLY. I was told its called “centipede taffeta” and really- what else could it be called apart from that?! Its not horrible and scratchy like taffeta can sometimes be and its got a soft sheen to it. I’ve made a skirt and even though its taffeta and all centipedey I’m not saving it for special occasions and evenings out- oh no matey bob, I’m wearing this thing whenever the hell I feel like it.

Next stop- hot pink centipede skirt! If you want one in any colour shown, any size, contact me at fatgirlclothes at yahoo dot com and lets talk!

We’re Rock ‘n’ Rollin’!

Picture 688

Now I might actually get a clue.




Scratching My Nosey Itch

When I fantasise about what my mutant superhero supernatural power would be, the answer for me is obvious- the power of invisibility. Why? Because I’m nosey as hell. I’m not nosey as in gossipy and wanting to know all your business, I’m nosey as in- whats in your bag? nosey and one of my favourite groups on Flickr is actually the Whats in Your Bag? pool. If I was invisible it be would be the ultimate lifestyle snoop as I could find someone who looked interesting and follow them around, seeing what they get up to throughout the day, where they live, who they hang out with and what their homes are like. I would get such a supreme kick out of it. I hope none of you are psychologists because I would hate to know what that really says about my personality, and now that the whole world knows about this quirk its probably only a matter of time before the court injunctions start rolling in.

Now that you know about my fantasy stalker secret you will understand how happy I was to see my latest Amazon purchase arrive-

A book that mooches around the homes of creative people and then grills them about the contents? You know I had to have it. Its not just a collection of photos, there are interviews with the owners of the homes and studios featured where they talk about the sources and inspirations behind the design of their interiors.

I’ve been devouring this book like it was made from cheesecake and have been oooing and aaaahhhing through it, wishing my home looked even half as interesting as the ones inside it. For around three seconds I even considered taking up doll house making as a hobby that I could have a cool interior too even if its just on a miniature scale, but I soon halted that crazy dream when I realised just how SAD I sounded and what a ridiculous idea it was. HOWEVER. I have another idea. What if I made a house for my cat!!!!! I shared this thought with my brother and he probably hasn’t stopped laughing yet since I said it yesterday afternoon. He thinks I’m a crackhead. I’m serious though- that would be grand! I wouldn’t have any furniture in there or anything she could choke on, it would just be an empty wooden box with an art deco style exterior- sweeping curves and a sunburst motif on the front. I am obsessed with art deco anything I can see my feline palace now in my minds eye. I could even have a rooftop veranda as my cat currently spends more time on top of his current box (its just a cardboard box) than he does inside it. Oh the possibilities!! 

I’m getting a bit carried away with myself again. I have lots of ideas for things (like the skeleton hand thing) and they hardly ever come into fruition but just maybe………………..


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