Big brand inclusion- for a change

jobsI saw this in House of Fraser a few days ago and it stopped me in my tracks. A recruitment advert featuring a plus sized woman where they could easily have used a smaller model. It might be one in a series though I’ve not seen any other ads in the store and this one was in the men’s dept which makes me think it might not be. Unless……. they put the fat woman in with the men and the size 8 version of the poster on the popular women’s fashion floor. Hmmm… I hope I’m just over thinking the issue and that’s not really the case. I hope my original thought, that HoF used a larger model with integrity is a true telling of what actually happened. If that’s the case HoF then it’s a job well done. Can we now have some more bigger clothes too? Chesca is fine but I’m not 70 and I’m not the mother of the bride. Ta.


londonPlease come along and say hi- it would be great to see you there!

I need you!



In London today? Nothing to do? come along and get a few bargains! I will be there with lots of plus sized vintage items and some of my own personal vintage too. Come and say hi!


Doing the Munster Mash

It’s very rare for a plus size event to take place in my home town of Birmingham that brings bloggers from far and wide. An occurrence so rare in fact that its only ever happened once. Yesterday. Model Tess Munster was in town for a meet and greet, and bring them from far and wide is exactly what she did. I felt quite proud of my new favourite Brummy fatty shop for hosting an event outside of London- make the Londoners travel for a change!

tess1 Tess was lovely, very warm and approachable. She exuded a warmth that just made me know she was just a genuinely nice person.

As well as meeting Tess I also met baby Franklin who is another Instagram superstar- so much so that I spotted and recognised him before I even saw his mother. In fact, I couldn’t even remember his mother’s name (sorry Lolly!) but Franklin’s name rolled off my lips immediately.


It was hard work getting Mr F to smile as he just looked at me suspiciously for a while but it was worth the wait. He even managed to charm Tess- though as you can see he gave me a bigger smile :-)


tess4Franklin with his mom, the vibrantly attired Lolly from Lolly Loves Fatshion.

tess3Cheesin’ with Katie from Toodaloo Katie

tess5Meeting Hannah and friend from Fabulously Fat Fashion.

A great fatshion afternoon and I didn’t even have to leave the city.

Beloved Endeavour Vintage Hits the Road!

The Beloved Endeavour online Etsy store is packing up its cases and hitting the road. I have secured a stall at Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair in Worcester this Sunday 26th October, at the Guild Hall. I’m happy and nervous all at once as I’ve not done a proper stall before, but I’m optimistic it will go well. I have LOADS more stock than what is on the website in size 12- 30. I even have a few size 10 items too. If you are in the area, come along- and bring friends! Please share!

Guild Hall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY.

Lou Lou

The Winner!

The winning ticket has been drawn from the Simply Be hat and the winner is……



Thanks to everyone for entering and again, thanks for all the birthday greetings! More contests soon!



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