Item of the Week 10/12/15

This week’s Item of the Week actually comprises of three separate items but as they’re all from the same collection they can be viewed as a single entry. Ok? Alright good.

It’s no secret that I love all things 1980’s so you won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve fallen for this entire set by designer Lou Taylor which brings back all kinds of New Romantic memories for me…

I was a major Adam Ant fan as a child and have memories of being 6 and doing the Prince Charming dance in my parent’s bedroom with my mom’s lipstick smeared across my face. Don’t tell.


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New Romantics



Etsy Finds

YAY! *clapping hands wildly like a baby seal*

On the Telly!

I am SO not made for TV. My piece on Cuppa TV/ Big Centre TV was aired today and I deliberately avoided the 10am showing as I just could not face it. I half watched and half heard the 4.30 airing through closed eyes and fingers in my ears. My voice sounds SO STRANGE that I may never speak again. Its very rare that I hear a recording of my voice and its barely recogniseable. If you missed it you can watch it here though it may not play outside the UK. If you are outside the UK and the link works please let me know!


Big Clothes at Big Centre TV

So yesterday I stepped WAAAAAY outside of my comfort zone and did a TV interview. And I survived. It’s not my first TV piece (I did one in 2009-ish) but it still had me bricking it. I’m not someone who likes centre stage, I’m not a talker, I’m more of a writer so the internet suits me just fine. Audiovisuals make me lose sleep. Theres no thinking time and no self editing. I apologise now if I say something daft!

The show will be aired this morning at 10am and this afternoon at 4.30 on Freeview Channel 8 and Virgin 159. Eek!

Big Centre TV


Outfit deets…

Cardi- M&S

Vest top- Evans

Skirt- Beloved Endeavour (YAY!)

Shoes- New Look

Tights- Yours

Proud Mary

It looks like 2012 is going to be a good year for designers tackling plus size fashion. Mary Katranzou has said that she has been asked by Net- a- Porter to extend the size range of her collection.

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This has intrigued me on two levels. I checked the Net- a- porter site and was surprised to see that their size chart goes up to a size 20/ XXL. In fact, I even found two Vivienne Westwood dresses up to a XXXL.

I had no idea. How big these clothes are in reality is another issue. Things are indeed looking up.

Secondly, it has always made me scratch my head to wonder why designers would design clothes they can’t fit into. No disrespect to Mary Katranzou but she looks bigger than a size 14 and designs clothes she can’t wear herself. It’s the same with Rodarte. I might be wrong but I’m pretty sure Rodarte don’t do plus sizes, and only one of the Mulleavy sisters is able to fit into their standard clothing. When I was 13 I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer and studied to degree level. The entire time I always knew I wanted to design plus size clothes and that was my constant goal. I’ve always been fat and putting my own name to clothes I can’t fit into makes little sense to me. In my opinion it sends a subliminal message that the only people worthy of wearing high fashion are those who fit within a tiny spectrum of sizes- everyone else, including the designer, is unimportant and undeserving.


Anna Scholz Preview

*Nudge nudge*

Psssst! Want to have a sneaky peek at the autumn/ winter 2009 collection for Anna Scholz? If so, click here.

New Anna Scholz Collection


I’ve been checking the Anna Scholz website frequently, patiently waiting for the new collection to drop and now, its finally online. I’ve had a good ole look at it and there are lots of beautifully covetable dresses and some great jackets and coats. The range is a riot of colour with a variety of colourful prints that we have come to expect from Anna and she certainly delivers. I think there are probably too many different prints and its all a bit dizzying, but that just means there is surely a print in the range to suit everyone. If prints aren’t your thing there are a few solid colour garments including an elegant empire line black and ivory maxi dress and solid colour vests.

I like the styling of the look book and especially like the orangey pinky floral tights in the picture above but  I don’t think they’re part of the Anna Scholz collection although they should be because I’d snap them up immediately. All in all I like the collection a lot but I just wish I had a rockstar budget.