Thursday, 30 April 2015

Yours Clothing Summer Event


Last week I attended a fab little fashion party hosted by Yours Clothing at the Dorchester hotel. They were showcasing their summer collections and it didn't disappoint.
The whole event was just beautiful. The Dorchester is like something from another time, huge floral displays, ornate furniture and quiet efficient staff making us feel like luxury bitches as we scoffed cakes with real flowers on and drank lots of tea.




Citrus Brights for S/S 2015 *
Even the breakfast was fancy 
It wasn't just the venue that was gorgeous the clothes were pretty tasty too. It was a riot of citrus brights, tropical prints,pretty dresses and snappy swimwear.


Summer is covered

As well as the season staples you would expect from this brand (linen pants, cute blouses and cute frocks) there were also great fashion forward pieces including floral joggers and a fab  acid denim playsuit which I think every plus size fashion blogger there myself included is desperate to get our mitts on.




My favourite picks of the day  included this gorgeous black chiffon shirt which would look amazing with just about anything.


The tropical print pants were lovely. I think would be so great as the weather gets warmer and can be dressed up with heels and a clutch or be casual with sandals and a tee.


The shoes were beautiful, studded gladiator sandals  and sequinned wedges, its such a joy to find great shoes in wide fittings  and I was loving the neon bags 

Come to Mama *
Loving the shoe action *


This Indigo Blue denim jacket is definitely something I want to add to my spring wardrobe. Its such a nice shape and would look so good over this seasons maxi dresses.





I loved all these colours


Definitely one of my favourite pieces was the nude and black oriental print skirt This looks so expensive and is beautiful on.Here it is on the awesome Ms Tess.




All in all there was some beautiful fashion so its looking to be a great season at Yours Clothing which makes me very happy indeed. Whilst I was at the Dorchester I caught up with Rachel who is Editor of Vintage Life magazine who I ocacsionally write for. She fitted in perfectly, how cute is she in her pearls and jade green gloves!


Voguing at the Dorch


Catching up with some of my fave blogger babes was as usual lovely and I had a cheeky glass of wine with quite a few of them afterwards-would be rude not to really.
All photos with a * taken by the lovely Rosie who is always my wing woman at these events and is scrumptious-check out her blog I insist.


Shop this weeks Plus size fashion Look
If you like plus size fashion and want to see more then hop on over to my Plus size fashion page  Its jam packed with beautiful clothes all reviewed by little ole me.
And while I'm in an informative mood you know you can follow this blog via bloglovin  Fat Fresh Fashion delivered hot to your inbox.

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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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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Breaking The Plus Size Rules #WeAreTheThey


Over the last week in response to the singer Jamelias very silly comments on the TV show "Loose Women" suggesting women of certain ends of the size spectrum shouldn't be catered for clothing wise on the high street, a great hashtag has been lighting up twitter. 
#WeAreTheThey refers to the fact that when someone says "they" should not have access to clothes, the people being singled out are in fact you and me if you are over a size 20. We are indeed the "They" the media loves to demonise, health shame and disrespect.




To keep the momentum going Debz who started the hashtag has suggested that today we discuss the so called plus size fashion no nos.
In fashion as with most things there is a perceived idea of how you should put certain items together (if you show cleavage, don't show too much leg, never mix spots and stripes) 
When you add being plus sized to the equation it seems there are even more nuggets of " wisdom" many of which are regularly shared on make over shows and in magazines. Here are just a few:
  • Avoid horizontal stripes as they make you look "wider"
  • Wear black as its "slimming"
  • Stick to block colours. Any thing too busy will "emphasise your shape"
  • Wear tunic tops to "hide problem areas"
  • Bootcut trousers will "lengthen" short legs
My shape is "emphasised" so what?
I absolutely hate these kinds of "style rules" and here's why: 
If you are a size 16 or above wearing top to toe black is not going to magically make you appear like a size eight, sure darker colours make you look slightly slimmer but that's treating your shape and size as a problem to be solved. Its not. 
I've got very short legs, boot cut jeans do not make them look longer and guess what they don't need to look longer. They are fine and dandy just as they are-short, dappled with cellulite with thighs that fit together like pieces of a chubby jigsaw.
Wear tunic tops and bootcut jeans because you like them, not because you have been told they will disguise your size or shape.
Please don't think I'm being insensitive to any plus sized hottie buying clothes with ingenious cuts and cunning camouflage that's not my message. My point is ladies whatever your size OWN IT


Own your plus size style

Please lets all make a pact starting from today that we will never ever again buy an item of clothing because we think it disguises our size. 
Lets buy clothes that we truly adore, in colours and patterns that make our heart beat too fast, in styles that make us walk slightly taller because we feel great.
Wear stripes, wear prints, wear whatever you damn well like and the next time you see something on a rail that you love but then start to pass by because "it just wont suit my figure" go and try it on. I insist.


Lets buy clothes we adore


Fashion rules are made to be broken. Don't let other peoples hang ups or the medias obsession with size dictate how you dress and live your life. 
Sure I realise that I look slightly "thinner" when I wear black leggings, a black top and a black skirt but I don't want to spend my life looking like an Italian widow, and don't try and tell me that I should express myself simply with accessories. The top to toe black look with a "statement" necklace just doesn't cut it. I want to be a riot of colour and pattern and if I can find it in my size I'm going to wear it.


I want to be a riot of colour and pattern


So like large bangered butterflies breaking out of a stretchy fabric cocoon lets all get giddy with the possibilities that plus sized fashion anarchy brings. Race you to the acid yellow horizontal striped crop top!



Tonight on twitter post up your photo of you breaking the plus size rules and don't forget to use the hashtag #WeAreTheThey
Photos by Nickyrockets.com
If you like plus size fashion and want to see more then hop on over to my Plus size fashion page  Its jam packed with beautiful clothes all reviewed by little ole me.
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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


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, 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! Women have pubes.Sure if you want to do a little maintenance so its not too Brazilian rain forest down there wax away  but I do find the trend for women to be totally hair free quite unsettling. As a mother I worry that my daughter is growing up in a world where pubes are viewed as weird or dirty. This is NOT a judgement on any woman who chooses to wax before anyone sets my house on fire with a wax pot, just a growing feeling of unease that even a tiniest glimpse of minge is becoming slightly retro.
No waxed pubes-Tina bring me the axe

# 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.








Shop this weeks Plus size fashion Look
If you like plus size fashion and want to see more then hop on over to my Plus size fashion page  Its jam packed with beautiful clothes all reviewed by little ole me.
And while I'm in an informative mood you know you can follow this blog via bloglovin  Fat Fresh Fashion delivered hot to your inbox.

Check out my last  Plus size outfit post









 


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


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
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