Thursday, 2 July 2015

Silly Old Sea Dog

I've been aware of the brand Silly Old Sea Dog for a while. They make the most beautiful plus size vintage inspired dresses in sizes 6-28 in really quite amazing fabrics.
Not only do I love the fact that they offer all their plus size retro dresses in such a good size range but they also produce all their designs in the UK. Fifties inspired loveliness without any scary slave labour implications-bravo!


Silly Old Sea Dog Plus size vintage inspired dresses made in the UK
I was asked if I would like to review something from their collection and immediately fell in love with the 1950's Style Pink cat dress it's kitsch, cute and long enough that you can wear it with or without a petticoat-perfect.
The Queen of hearts is trying to rage the storm clouds away-she failed

I ordered in a size 20 and have to say the sizing is really generous especially across the bust. This is so nice as often this style of dress flatten my boobs or cuts under the arms but not with this one.
I have styled it with my Boohoo wedges, a cardigan from Katherine's closet and a belt from Primark. My bag is by Vivienne Westwood
Really?
Typically its been cracking the flags all day but as soon as I go to take any photographs the heavens opened. The glamorous life of  a blogger, standing in the rain being photographed whilst passers by put up their anorak hoods and shake their heads at you as if you are bonkers.I'm such a pro.


How adorable is this print

I am so in love with this print, its just amazing. The dark and light pink with the grey and white are so pretty and I love that I am basically covered in kittys (my idea of heaven)
The shape of this plus size retro dress works so well on my figure, gently nipped at the waist with soft pleating on the skirt its comfortable yet looks really beautifully made (which of course it is)


UK Produced up to a size 28

The price point of these dresses is at the higher end for plus size vintage dresses but for a really special and ethically sourced plus size dress if you can afford it definitely take a look.

Silly Old Sea Dog Discount Code

 Silly Old Sea Dog  have very kindly set up a discount code for my  readers. If you type in BETTYPAMPER in the coupon section at the checkout  you will get a 15% discount on all full price items until the end of July


My Pick Of All the Cute Stuff To Go With This Frock










I have been nominated for two categories in this years Plus size awards. Best blog and best plus size blog. If you enjoy this blog please vote here It would mean the world to me.





 

                                          

Big News at  Nicky Rockets  we have restocked 4 of out most popular designs up to a 5XL





And if that wasn't exciting enough we have also launched a new plus size yoga inspired design and a Curvy as Hell homewares range which kicks off with tee towels for only £5 







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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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Katherines Closet

Last weekend I was invited to act as chief ribbon cutter and all round ligger at the opening of a beautiful new clothing store "Katherines Closet" 
Emma Adams one of the owners is a reader of this blog, and pug devote (she has a little black pug called Puglet  and a tattoo of it on her arm) so basically is everything I look for in a person.

With the two lovely Emmas who own Katherines closet-aren't they gorgeous
Of course I was thrilled to be asked because I think Emma is awesome but what made it even more special was that katherines closet have become the first shop to stock my Nicky Rockets range of tee-shirts. Yes Curverella is now on the high street.
We have always resisted supplying to other people before, too scared that our vision would become diluted or worse still be sold by outlets unsupportive to plus size women but as soon as we spoke to Emma and she approached us about supplying her shop we knew it was  a perfect fit.


Katherines closet is now open

The shop is as I suspected absolutely gorgeous. leopard print wallpaper, beautiful lamps and a really well curated collection of vintage inspired clothing-ooh and the best bit lots of plus sizes too.Yes this is a shop where you can walk in with a group of pals of all different sizes and every one of you will find lots to wear and try on. Its how all shops should be.I am very proud to be associated with it.
Admiring the beautiful clothes and guess what everything's in my size! Excuse my red sweaty face, it was so hot!





Woof Mummy needs to blot
There is a really fantastic selection of all my favorite brands including Hell Bunny, Lindy Bop, Born bad Betty  and Collectif. I had a great time trying on clothes and my two favourites were definitely these two which I think were both by Lindy Bop.

How cute is this blue leopard print
I fell hard for this frock and yes I took it home

As well as so many gorgeous clothes the store also stock some beautiful jewellery and amazing hair flowers by a company called Rockabilly Red I passed a very happy half hour trying different ones out.

I'm like a kid in a candy shop

The beautiful Betsy Harmony serenaded us and there was lots of fizz and cupcakes. Just a dream really.

Cupcake love

Seeing the Nicky Rockets designs in an actual shop was such an amazing moment for me and Nicky and even better seeing people trying them on and buying them. It was quite surreal and immensely gratifying. 


All the girls who worked in the store were wearing them which was adorable and proved how good our designs look on all shapes and sizes. 

 

Nicky Rockets surrounded by his work

We took Mister Truffles along and met so many pug lovers and owners of little dogs. It was if the universe brought all the retro loving, small dog adoring ladies together for open sunny afternoon to worship at the church of Katherines closet. 

Mister Truffles loves katherines closet-how do I know? he weed in their doorway

If you live in Cheltenham I so recommend you go and visit this store-tell them Betty sent you.They are based at 10 Bennington St, Cheltenham Gloucestershire Gl50 4ED and they have a Facebook page too




I have been nominated for two categories in this years Plus size awards. Best blog and best plus size blog. If you enjoy this blog please vote here It would mean the world to me.





 

                                          

Big News at  Nicky Rockets  we have reduced three designs to only £10





And if that wasn't exciting enough we have also launched a new plus size yoga inspired design and a Curvy as Hell homewares range which kicks off with tee towels for only £5 







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


All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Studio 8 premium plus size collection

Its always so wonderful when established brands finely see the light and  introduce plus sizes fashion into their ranges.
Phase Eight are launching a new stand-alone, plus-sized brand called ‘Studio 8’ for AW15 and it looks to be rather beautiful indeed.
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Introducing Studio 8

The brand, available in size 16-24 (hopefully this will increase)  says it aims to "fill a gap at the premium end of the high street market by offering a full wardrobe solution spanning contemporary casual, work, and occasion pieces"
When they approached me and asked if I would be interested in trying some of the collection-well whats  a girl to do, I jumped at the chance and I'm so glad I did.Phase 8's collections have always been beautiful and this range also doesn't disappoint.
Plus size fashion blog
I spy a new plus size collection
I'm wearing the Becky dress which is made of a scuba fabric and it feels lovely. The digital print is really eye catching and little touches such as the concealed zip and soft pleating really emphasise the quality. Quite simply it feels well made.
UK plus size fashion blogger
Quality and beauty-everything I love in my clothes

Size wise I found it to be true-just. It was a little tight on the arms and chest but not enough to make me size up.

UK plus size blogger
How gorgeous is this print
The hem hits well below the knee which is great and the nipped in waist create a lovely silhouette.
The price point is as you would expect higher than your usual fast fashion. This dress retails at £130 and that's typical of the collection. I would imagine this is the brand I would go to if I was looking for a killer interview outfit or something to wear at a wedding. Its luxury, not every day but how amazing to now have that option.
As you can see the weather here in West Kirby is just absolutely glorious. Its days like today that make me so grateful to live in such a beautiful place, beach at the bottom of my garden, where better to take some blog pictures of such a pretty dress.
The brand is already available  online and from August will also be in selected department stores including John Lewis and House of Fraser . 
My shoes and sunglasses are both by Boohoo my handbag is by John Lewis

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I have been nominated for two categories in this years Plus size awards. Best blog and best plus size blog. If you enjoy this blog please vote here It would mean the world to me.





 

                                          

Big News at  Nicky Rockets  we have reduced three designs to only £10





And if that wasn't exciting enough we have also launched a new plus size yoga inspired design and a Curvy as Hell homewares range which kicks off with tee towels for only £5 







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


All content (text, photos and other) are the property of Betty Pamper (aka Perelandra Beedles) unless otherwise stated. Please refrain from copying any material without recognition of the author and a link to the source on this blog