Don’t Call it a Comeback

I’ve been here for years. Eleven years in fact. Its been almost a full 365 since my last post and I have missed this old place. We have been interacting via Insta, but I have neglected my first home and its pining for attention so I’m dusting off the cobwebs with a splash of vintage style.

Fur has never been my thing. Fake or real, I was never really into it but this vintage coat made me stop, collaborate and listen. I bought it in March when it was quite mild and not cold enough to wear it, but now the temperature has fallen its having its moment. Teamed with my new Simply Be top, vintage bag and old faithful DM boots, I looked a lot dressier than I had planned and I liked it, esp the fact that it made me feel like King Jaffe Joffer from Coming to America. Now all I need is a gazillion pounds and my own kingdom.

I don’t know what I found quite so funny but obviously SOMETHING was amusing me.

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Dress- Simply Be

Coat- Beloved Endeavour

Bag- Dionne Dean

Leggings- New Look Curve

Boots- Dr Martens

A massive shout out to Feed My Creative who hosted a fantastic launch event for their new project, RE: PROJECT which helps young offenders by teaching them new skills, and also supports victims of domestic violence.

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Doing great work in the community- love it!

 


Roll with the Punches

Its been a funny ole week. Two of the pop up events in my last post were scheduled for this week and neither of them actually happened as they were cancelled by the organisers for one reason or another. All my hard work to prepare just down the toilet. Still, it could all be a lot worse. I have a lot to be thankful for so I really can’t complain too loudly. All I can do is keep on pushing and dance with Darlene.

 

Hell Bunny at Beloved Endeavour Plus Size Dress

Dancing with Darlene

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Darlene is my trusted Kennett & Lindsell mannequin that I bought on Ebay a couple of years ago for a mere fraction of her true value and she is really serving me well. Darlene is wearing the size 2XL Hell Bunny Tutti Fruiti dress that is approx. a size UK18 and as you can see, it fits all her curves perfectly. I’m wearing the 4XL Monte Carlo dress which is officially the equivalent to a size 22 but the fabric has some stretch so I’m just about able to fit my size 24/26 body into it. It fits me very closely but evidently, that hasn’t stopped me.

Hell Bunny at Beloved Endeavour Plus Size Retro Dress

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Hell Bunny at Beloved Endeavour Plus Size Retro Dress Monte Carlo

Hands down my dress of the season. I love the low back and the fact that its got pockets. No bra peepage at the sides of my boobs either. I’ll still be wearing it in the autumn, just adding layers of tights and cardigans. Oh- it has pockets too. It’s a done deal.

Both dresses available at Belovedendeavour.com


Floral Showcase

Yours truly modelling the FEARNE floral suit from Beloved Endeavour. I’m wearing the size 24. I usually wear a size 24/26 and this fits me fine as it’s stretchy. The fabric is medium weight, soft and very comfy to wear. I’m modelling both colours (black and mint) then the last two photos show the black jacket with the mint skirt. Availability is very limited so get yours now!

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Fitting In

I finally got round to wearing my new Eloquii shirt and my day at The Emporium Brierley Hill couldn’t have been a better place to wear it to. Its vintage vibe meant I slotted in neatly into my vintage and antique surroundings and even felt almost theatrical. I’ve wanted a blouse in this style for years so finding this is the highlight of my fashion year. I paired it with my handmade Beloved Endeavour skirt and I can see this is a combination I’ll be wearing often over the coming winter. What are my Dr Martens clad feet doing? I don’t know. My body changed position and my feet just said “nah”. They have their own agenda.

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Shirt: Eloquii

Skirt: Beloved Endeavour

Shoes: These are no longer available but the Dr Martens site is here

Please let me know your thoughts on the current state of plus size fashion by leaving your thoughts here. I’m gathering ideas for my next project…..


Item of the Week 31/10/2016

Look at that depth of colour. LOVE IT.

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$119.90, Eloquii


Item of the Week 25/06/2016

Marina R

Marina Rinaldi, £712

Very expensive. But look at it…

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I said LOOK AT IT

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Isn’t it a dream!

Reminds me of Roksanda Ilincic.


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!

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Outfit deets…

Cardi- M&S

Vest top- Evans

Skirt- Beloved Endeavour (YAY!)

Shoes- New Look

Tights- Yours