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


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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.
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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.
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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.

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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

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Curvety Plus Size Review

As much as I love fast fashion it is also nice that there are brands selling plus size clothes which are slightly more luxurious. Catering for when you require an outfit that's really special.

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Curvety
Curvety a UK plus size fashion company are one such brand. Their site is full of the most beautiful unusual pieces but where they really excel is with their collection of dresses.
Curvety very kindly asked me to choose one to review and I immediately fell in love with the Angie dress with Rosebud print

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The Rosebud print Angie dress

This dress feels really beautifully made and promises a "no gape fit" at the bust line which turned out to be surprisingly true. The neckline is plunging enough to feel sexy but I wasn't spilling out at all.The print as you can see is really beautiful. Its definitely a show stopper

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the "no gape" fit actually works
It has a lovely cream lining and under slip so it gives a really nice smooth fit and little ties at the sleeves which end at the crook of the elbow.
Curvety do use duel sizing which I am never a fan of but they are quite generous so this is the size 18/20 and fits really nicely. My only complaint is that the arms are elasticated at the bottom and were slightly tight but other than that I really liked it.

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I wore this rather special frock to perform the ribbon cutting ceremony for a beautiful new store ( which I will be blogging about later this week) and I felt very nice indeed.
My red patent bag, white boohoo wedges and a slick of Beseme lipstick completed the look and I was ready to go and perform shop opening duties.






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