Tuesday, 28 April 2015

4 Big Fat Things I Won'T be Doing This Summer (aka NO To Body Shaming)

Another week another example of the relentless pressure women are put under in regards to their bodies. A billboard adverting protein shakes has caused quite a stir this week as women up and down the country have declared war on the idea that in order to don a swimsuit they need to be "beach body ready"




 The overwhelmingly negative reaction to this advert is music to my ears. Last summer I wrote an article entitled  "Things I won't be doing this summer" now seems the perfect time  to revisit it:

Things I won't be doing this summer 

# 1-Getting a "bikini body"




I have  a body, I occasionally put it in a bikini. I look rather marvelous. That is how you get a bikini body. End of.
The suggestion that I need to lose weight, tone up, body scrub and be aged twenty does not compute. Its sexist rubbish designed to make us feel terrible about ourselves. Strangely I haven't seen Lorraine Kelly introducing  a feature called "Get toned for your twangas" telling men how to get "ripped" for their week in North wales.
I declare this summer we should all wear bikinis. Men, Woman children (ooh I sound like Brucie) even pets. Dolly is being fitted  for her two piece as we speak.


Hello Boys
# 2 I won't be "banishing" Cellulite
If I had a quid for every article I have ever seen offering handy tips on how to get rid of the "dreaded orange peel" I would be sipping cocktails in Acapulco with Morrissey giving me a foot rub. 
I don't want to banish my cellulite, we are great friends and have been together for a long, long time. To use the word "banish" suggests cellulite is an evil force that needs to be run out of town and forced to live in a cave like a dimply Obi wan Kenobi. 
Lets run that thigh dimple out of town boys
Everyone gets cellulite. You only have to look at any celeb magazine with their  red circles of "shame" showing you how even movie star goddesses get it to realise that to hate cellulite is a fools errand. Embrace the cellulite-make it your friend. Next time you feel "worried" about your cellulite get a grip and ask yourself "would Maya Angelou/Mother Teresa/Helen Keller/Simone de Beauvoir (inset your own inspiring woman) worry about this stuff? No so neither shall I"
Love you dimples

# 3 I wont be waxing my bikini line
Ladies for the love of all things holy take a cotton picking minute to think about this. You allow someone you have maybe met once to pour hot wax near your vagina and then rip the hairs out. Why!! 
Newsflash! grown women have pubes.Sure if you want to do a little maintenance so its not too Brazilian rain forest down there be my guest but the only females that don't have pubic hair are little girls. You are not  a little girl you are a woman-look like one.
No waxed pubes-Tina bring me the axe

 Stop infanatilzing your genitals and embrace the bush. 
Don't take style tips for somewhere as precious as your vagina from porn stars, its just wrong, unless you just really like rocking the Kojak look and then all power to you sister. Rather you than me.

# 4 I Won't be "Earning" My Summer Body
I don't need to earn my body. Its brought and paid for.

It seems in the world of female fitness its all gone  a little bit nineties power suit. Sayings like "I will be pretty on rest days" and "Earn your summer body" are a new exciting way for Women to judge each other. Who knew going for a run could become a tool of female repression-that's genius. 
Nineties power tripping disguised as fitness motivation

How about this, regardless of whether you are an athlete, a fitness dabbler or an all round lazy bastard why don't we all agree that our bodies are rather wonderful and we actually all have the right to enjoy them especially in summer. The underlying message of these kinds of slogans is that anyone without a six pack should cower indoors weeping into their tube of pringles rather than inflict their unworthy "unearned self" onto the population at large. I don't need to earn anything. I'm magnificent and so are you. 

So to sum up. Lets say NO to body shaming. Now that's something I will be doing this summer.








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Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Tess Holliday Dress By Yours Clothing

A few weeks ago I met Tess Holliday (see post here) the inspiring plus size model as part of her work for the brand Yours clothing. Tess has modeled lots of lovely items for them but one dress is really synonymous with her, so much in fact that the brand are calling it the "Tess Dress"
Tess Holliday in the dress named after her

Its a doll of a frock so I was chuffed  when I received it a few weeks ago, I opted for the navy and white colorway as thought it looked quite french and retro. Whilst I'm not quite as sassy as Queen Tess   it looks really cute on and I'm rather pleased indeed.


Feeling chic in Navy and white stripes

I took these pictures on my local beachfront and it was very windy.I spent a lot of time trying not to flash the local residents but it also added to the fun almost cartoon quality of this outfit.


Plus size fashion from Yours Clothing

The dress is a great plus size shape, particularly if like me you are quite round at the middle. its comfortable and very true to size with a lot of stretch so actually  a great frock for a warm day.Its goes to a size 32 This is the size 20. 


Easy Breezy Plus size style

I rather like the  neckline which makes a nice change from the usual V neck you would expect with this style and the length which hits past the knee (although that's hard to see on these photos as the wind was blowing so much)


Simple accessories are all this outfit needs

I have kept the accessories simple, wide fit kitten heels, a pink Birkin style bag and sunglasses Its all I need, that and having natures very own wind machine are helping me look chic and fun. It's plus size fashion with a girly edge. Perfect.


Plus size blogger beach babe
I'm loving not only how sweet this dress looks but how beautiful the Wirral Coastline is. How lucky am I to have this on my doorstep.

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Today we have the original Nicky Rockets Tee back in stock - Yes, that right - 'Invasion of the Killer Curves' is available in sizes Large-5XL We haven't got loads, so if you want a specific size, get it ordered soon 




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Friday, 24 April 2015

Marks And Spencers Summer Plus Collection

I love it when brands bring out their new season collections and Marks and Spencer summer plus size range which offers sizes 20-32 has got some beautiful pieces.Stylish, cool and really affordable, I am pleasantly surprised.
I am adoring the maxi skirts, long line cardigans and how cute are the lemon cropped pants and paint splat jump suit!
 I sort of gave up on M and S a while ago, sick of trawling through too many collections and disappointed that the plus size range always looked decidedly middle aged but this latest offering is rather good indeed.It looks super chic, tailored and incredibly wearable. Bravo Magic and Sparkle-I may start to visit you for more than your 2 for 1 ready meal offers!

My Pick of the collection





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Check out my Plus size Teeshirt Range at Nicky Rockets
Today we have the original Nicky Rockets Tee back in stock - Yes, that right - 'Invasion of the Killer Curves' is available in sizes Large-5XL We haven't got loads, so if you want a specific size, get it ordered soon 




Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Plus Size Fashion Is My Passion

Today I'm feeling all kinds of fierce and full of plus size fashion vim. The reason? Well its partly because the plus size blogger breathen is on fire at the moment with TV shows, trending hashtags and all kinds of awesome stuff which just reinforces my love for the community. 


Betty pamper plus size blogger
Plus size fashion is my passion

Part of it is this really cool outfit-sure the sun might be cracking the flags and common wisdom would suggest a cotton frock should be the order of the day but when you need to sashay that fatty walk aint nothing going to stop you, including unseasonably hot weather.


Plus size fashion
Sissy that walk

This black hollywood shirt  is by the Gemma Collins range for Evans and its just killer. Huge batwing sleeves, off the shoulder neckline and diamante detailing. It does that clever thing of being loose without looking tent like. There is not a  whiff of tunic here-Just the scent of great plus size style. Breathe it in.


UK plus size blogger
Plus size mama

I'm wearing this rather magnificent top with some gorgeous PU trosuers  by Simply Be. You know me and my love of skin tight, cellulite exposing trousers-these are the mama of them all. I feel like the fat love child of Micheal Hutchence and Chrissie Hynde. yep they are that good.



Plus size blogger
Traffic stopping

A simple pair of heels and my maroon Vivienne Westwood bag are all I need to complete this outfit. It needs no extra adornment, its doing all the heavy style lifting perfectly fine on its own.

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Check out my Plus size Teeshirt Range at Nicky Rockets
Today we have the original Nicky Rockets Tee back in stock - Yes, that right - 'Invasion of the Killer Curves' is available in sizes Large-5XL We haven't got loads, so if you want a specific size, get it ordered soon 




Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


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5 Big Fats Myths-The Second Coming

A few months ago I wrote a blog post and filmed a vlog about my 5 most hated myths about fat people.The predudice that follws the plus size  wherever they may be.
It was really well received and I loved how you left your own most hated generalisations about fatty’s in the comments section both on my blog and on youtube.
Hold the phone-More Big fat Myths Coming Your Way


As promised here is  a follow up blog and vlog.

More Myths About Fat People that I would like to smash

Myth #1-You would look so much “better” if you were thinner
I lost 10lbs and now I look like Kim Kardashian

There can't be a fat chick alive who hasn’t at one point in their life been told how much better they would look if they lost some weight. 
This is often accompanied with that classic backhanded fatty compliment “you have such a pretty face” 
You can stick your back handed compliments

Here is the thing. Loosing weight is not going to magically turn you into a supermodel. Weight loss does not come with a Wurzel Gummidge type magical ability to change your head. You will not suddenly see Angelina Jolie looking out at you if you loose a chunk. You will look pretty much the same, just with a thinner body. This assumption that you would look so much better if you were thin plays into the notion that to be overweight means you can never credibly be considered attractive or beautiful. There always has to be the caveat that you would be so much more improved if you were slimmer. This is an absolute load of tosh. You would look like you but slimmer. End of.

Myth #2-Fat people are lazy
What a lazy fat bitch

This is possibly one of the most prevalent myths about fat people. Fuelled in no small part by documentaries showing very sad cases of people who have become so morbidly obese they cant leave the house and need a team of firemen to take them to the co-op. For the majority of plus size hotties we work, exercise, socialise, decorate, garden all bizarrely unencumbered by our massive girth. I am a fatty and run two businesses, am a mum, go for big long walks every night and rarely sit still. I’m far from unique, some of the most dynamic people I know waved goodbye to a size 14 dress size decades ago.

Myth #3-Fat People Smell
Janet wasn't sure what was most shocking. the pungent odour coming from the man or the fact that he wasn't fat

This one makes me laugh. Over the years I have had the misfortune to be stuck in lifts, work with, or just be around some very smelly individuals indeed. They came in all shapes and sizes, the only thing they shared was an aversion to soap and water. 
Fat people do not sweat more or have less ability to shower and use deodorant than our slim contemporaries. This is just another example of fat people being painted as repulsive and outside the norms of society. Fatness is still viewed by many as a stigma, a sign of someone who is unkempt and uncaring about their appearance That’s a load of fooey-we are as smelly/unsmelly as anyone else.

Myth #4-Fat people are “eating their way out of unhappiness”
Boo hoo-I'm such a cliche I'm sad so am going to gorge myself on ice cream
We can all be guilty of being too new agey at times (Gawd knows I can) and it always amuses me when I hear people talk about fatty’s  being obviously  unhappy as why else would you be overweight? 
Newsflash-fat chicks can be happy

Well for starters people become overweight for millions of reasons, women have kids and fail to shift the baby weight, some people always have a tendency to be chunky, others are happily greedy (hands up) and yes for some they comfort eat in times of misery. To equate being over a certain size with being unhappy is as daft as thinking all fat people are jolly. Fat is a democracy, we are all different and all became the sizes we are for different reasons and in different circumstances. This idea also reinforces the notion that no one who is fat can be truly happy. Newsflash yes we can.

Myth #5-Fat people are unhealthy
Fit as a plump flea
This generalisation really grinds my gears. I’ve had years of doctors looking shocked when they take my blood pressure and its normal, when they flick through my notes and see that no actually I have not got type 2 diabetes and have never been ill a day in my life aside from the odd sinus infection (my only reason for ever visiting said GPs) I also had an entirely problem free pregnancy despite being told over and over how I was a “high risk mother’ (being a huge size 16 at the time) and even a few years ago had to contend with a rather pompous unhealthy looking nurse lecturing me on nutrition and handing me leaflets about eating my 5 a day (this to a life long vegetarian who eats about ten portions of fruit and veg a day)
I'm a walking miracle-a plus size chick without an medical problems-praise the lord

Sure some fat people are unhealthy, so are some thin people. Sure a sedentary lifestyle eating junk food might shorten you life and make you ill. Good job I do neither of these things then. You wouldn’t assume that every slim person was an athlete or even did any exercise at all so why assume that all fat people are lazy slugs whose only exertion is reaching for the TV remote.
So there you have it. These were the second set of myths I wanted to bust. 

Which misconceptions about being overweight drive you insane?
And if you liked this why not check out my previous "5 Fat Myths" Vlog.








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Check out my Plus size Teeshirt Range at Nicky Rockets
Today we have the original Nicky Rockets Tee back in stock - Yes, that right - 'Invasion of the Killer Curves' is available in sizes Large-5XL We haven't got loads, so if you want a specific size, get it ordered soon 




Only £15,designed and made in the UK my tee shirts are  a celebration of the power of the curvy woman.Available in sizes small-5XL in a range of cuts and styles Shop here


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