Tuesday, 29 July 2014

And No-One Died

Yesterday, I didn't write.

And no-one died. (Well, no-one I'm claiming responsibility for anyway)

and yes, today, I am sort of writing, (but it doesn't really count) and no-one will die. (although, if they do, I have an alibi)

for I, am on HOLIDAY.

Now I've been on holiday before, and I have scheduled posts to go up, I have had periods where I can't think of anything to write, but I don't think I have ever just had a weeks holiday from the site for the sake of it. I have no children at home this week as they are with their father, so I am going to kick back, relax, laugh and love and not give a single thought to this site for a week.

Sometimes it is refreshing not to sit at the Mac and try to think of something to write, to not have conversations and then halfway through think, "This would make a great blog post" I don't have to worry about stats, Bloglovin followers, or ANYTHING.

Sometimes you have to step back from something at a time you choose to, rather than when you are forced to, to really appreciate it.

Now while I am not here, OBVIOUSLY, I will still be on Twitter a bit.

And you never know, next time you come back, I may have spruced the place up a bit. (cough, full redesign coming soon)

Does anyone else step back from their blogs occasionally? Have a week off just to relax and recharge?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Shutter Day

Friday, 25 July 2014

Nom or Vom

This weeks Nom or Vom is someone who I recently changed my opinion about. We all make mistakes, this guy did. 

I wasn't a fan of this guy, but seeing him tirelessly campaign on behalf of Stephen Sutton to raise money for the Teenage Cancer trust, giving up his precious time and energy to raise funds, well that's a NICE guy. And the world needs nice guys. 

So here he is, without further ado. 

This weeks Nom or Vom,


So what do you think? Personally, I like a man who can make me laugh. So I definitely would. 

Jason Manford? 

Nom or Vom?

Let me know 

Big Fashionista x x

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Hot or Not, By Ladbrokes

So the World cup is over for another four years (Boooooooo) but fear not people, Ladbrokes are giving you a chance to continue to admire the physical prowess of some of the hottest players in the World Cup this year.

Hot or Not (ooooh, hang on, this is looking slightly familiar -> Nom or Vom? http://www.bigfashionista.co.uk/2014/07/nom-or-vom_18.html ) gives you the choice of two players who appeared at the World Cup and you get to choose which one looks hotter until you narrow it down to the Hottest player at the World Cup this year.

So all those players who came so close to winning the Golden Boot and then came away with nothing STILL have a chance to be YOUR hottest player of the World Cup.

Are you rolling your eyes over Ronaldo?

Crying over Cabaye?

Or has Gerard piqued your interest? (See what I did there?)

Then why not play the Ladbrokes Hot or Not Game just for fun?

You can play here ----> Hot or Not? 

Let me know who your sexiest footballer is.

Big Fashionista

This game is brought to you by Ladbrokes and has no affiliation with Nom or Vom

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls

It's been a while since we have had an app that captured the heart of EVERYONE. I've played, Candy Crush, Draw Something and NOW I am obsessed with French Girls. 

The premise is simple, you upload a selfie to the app and other people can draw you. You can also draw other people and rate their pictures. 

It started off beautifully.

And then got BETTER. 

People can be quite cruel too. 

And there are some very good artists on there. 

It's kept me amused for the last few days. 

Me? Of course. 

This is the only one done so far. I may have to upload another pic. 

You can download French Girls here for IPhone. https://www.frenchgirlsapp.com 

I DEFINITELY recommend it.

Have you tried it? What do you think?

Let me know. 

Big Fashionista x x 

Monday, 21 July 2014

School Hell-idays

Oh God,

well that was unexpected, and yet, I've dreaded looked forward to this moment for the last three months.


Don't get me wrong, I love my children, when they are at school.

When they are at home they are like a plague of locusts upon my house. they eat everything, whinge they are bored and cost me a huge amount of money.

(On the plus side, I get a lie in in the morning, but seriously, I don't think the pay off is worth it.) 

I have been looking at the mothers in the playground who are all standing there saying "I just cannot wait for the summer holidays so we can all just spend some time together" and think,

You just have the one child, don't you?

At the last count I had three, of varying ages. (I think it is three, there is a washing pile big enough that it may be four or five and enough cutlery in the sink that it may be eight or nine) separately, they are kind of cool, (if you like that sort of thing) but put them all together and it is like dealing with fans at a West Ham V Millwall game, (They have a common interest, yet they hate each others guts) 

Don't get me wrong, the first day week is fun, I still have the energy to be more referee than mother, and I still have money in my purse, but after then it is kind of all downhill from there.

The washing pile, which is currently doubling as a training camp for Everest climbers, becomes almost mythical in its proportions, cutlery, which beforehand was just cutlery, becomes weaponry and  my nerves become SHREDDED, shredded I tell you.

6 weeks, SIX WEEKS? (I just thank God that I don't live in Scotland, Scottish parents, I applaud you) I don't know if I am going to make it through 6 days before losing my shit.

Do you think if I hide in the washing pile for six weeks they will miss me?

Worth a try, right?

How do YOU survive the six weeks holidays with your children? Are you they type of parent that looks forward to spending time with your offspring?

Or are you like me and counting the days 'til they go back?

Let me know

Big Fashionista x x x

The fashion fairy tale of today’s cheap world

     Los Angeles photographers, French models and Italian fashion houses are all good reasons, to love fashion. But there are great stories that make this industry, an indisputable triumph of beauty and history. You have to fall in love with fashion because of Paris, Charles Frederick Worth, the birth of haute couture; the revolutionary ideas of Saint Laurent in the 70s; the Sicilian widows; the macabre genius, the butterflies, the deer and the stuffed birds of McQueen

     Sadly, it feels like there are no more classy fairy tales in fashion today. They were replaced with cheap collaborations and giant retailers. I’m not saying that fast fashion is a bad thing, but it certainly influenced the face of the whole concept of fashion, as an art. The designers are now bartering between insincere creativity, forced individuality and mercantile goals. Every collection today, has one or two pieces of clothing that are created purely to be sold easily. The bloggers, editors and the journalists admire the conceptual ideas of Miuccia Prada, but no one is actually able to discuss them, considering appropriate fashion terms.

     Fashion Weeks are also great jokes, as the exclusive events are shadowed by the street style of the bloggers and the celebrity cleavage… As fashion is growing into a huge part of the new pop culture, everyone wants to be a part of it. Everyone wants attention and profits. Fashion is now democratic, accessible and no more magic.

     Of course, it is simply great that now every single girl can look fashionable, but there is no good in fashion losing its main idea and fairy tale. Because what else will remain? Soap operas, cartoons and cheap fashion magazines. And that’s no good for those who love fashion and for those who are creating it. But we’re lucky to have a huge number of designers, models and artistic spirits that are working every single day, towards making fashion special and majestic. The hope is not lost and maybe someday soon we’ll get to meet a new fashion fairy tale that will totally make a difference.

Big Fashionista x x x

*Collaborative post