Monday, 30 March 2015

Save it for Best



Am I alone in not believing in the saying, "Saving it for best"?

That beautiful creamy soft leather jacket that you keep in the wardrobe and only get out occasionally because you are "saving it for best"

SCREW THAT!

Sorry, but I am really not one for doing that, AT ALL.

A beautiful handbag that sits in the corner, possibly in a little dust jacket and you barely use it, even though every time you do, you enjoy the compliments you receive, you remember how happy the bag makes you feel and you think about possibly using it more often, well you would, but it's for best.

JEWELLERY.

How many ladies out there have jewellery that you wear very rarely? Those beautiful earrings, that were maybe your mothers, or grandmothers favourite. Occasionally you take them out and wear them, they sparkle and you love them.


But they are for b...... Oh, you know where I am going with this one.


I have all of these things, do I save them for best?

No, I don't. I treat them with love and respect but I use them, I enjoy them. If something makes me feel happy, why would I ration that?

And some people may say, that the only reason some things DO feel special is because you use them sparingly, I disagree. Anything that makes me smile, or makes me feel confident, or comfortable, cannot be diluted by using more often.

In fact by using them more often, I add to the story behind the items, I give them more history and memories that will also make me smile the next time I get them out to wear, use, carry.


My mother always said that if you save something for best, you never know. The next time you end up wearing it, may be in your coffin. You may not GET the chance to wear it and enjoy it.

(My mother is a very wise woman)


Take a look around today, what do you save for "best" and why? Can you use it, wear it, carry it, today? Give it a go.

Who says that today isn't the BEST day to wear it anyway?


Let me know,


Big Fashionista x x x





Saturday, 28 March 2015

Friday, 27 March 2015

Nom or Vom?



Like you expected anyone different? 

(if you complain, please bear in mind that for just one second, I considered bringing you David Cameron AND David Milliband-SEE? Life isn't quite so bad now, is it? Imagine if I'd have brought you the naked Cameron picture!!! Don't ask me about it, it's obviously photoshopped, no man has a penis that large.) 

Now I do so love a man with an air of authority about them, a man that is confident, knows his stuff and isn't afraid to ooze raw masculinity. RAWRRR (Makes tiger claws) 

So after last nights sterling performance, I bring you.........

JEREMY PAXMAN. 







I don't know about you but, PAXMAN FOR PM. 

Nom, Vom or PM?


Let me know.


Big Fashionista x x x

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Jeremy Clarksgone



So Jeremy Clarkson has not had his contract renewed?

Is that BBC speak for, he's been fired but we really don't want to make this any messier than it already is? It is kind of a cop out isn't it? There will always be people saying, "well he wasn't FIRED"


Sorry, but he punched someone, there has to be a consequence to this action. You cannot go around punching someone and then get away with it.

It isn't even about someone being a role model. If you hold Jeremy Clarkson as a role model then you have more problems than JC's contract not being renewed.

What I don't understand, are the people who are defending him. Katie Hopkins, I understand, she is a contrary cunt so will go against popular opinion just to get herself airtime. Louise Mensch? Let's not even go there, and various people on twitter, including someone who told me that the BBC are hypocritical because they let Saville get away with abuse on their property.

I know, right?

It is SIMPLE, I do not care who you are, YOU CANNOT HIT PEOPLE WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES, yes, you can be sorry afterwards, you can even report it to your boss yourself, but there will, and always should be, a consequence to your actions.

Perhaps Jeremy Clarkson thought he would get away with it because of lack of consequences in the past.

This time, no.


Sorry Top Gear fans, I guess it is the end of the road for Clarkson.


What do you think, Should Clarkson have been fired instead of just not having his contract renewed? Or do you think that it is an excessive consequence?


Let me know



Big Fashionista x x x




A Crying Shame



Yesterday, I cried
Must have been relieved to see
the softer side
I can understand why you'd be so confused
I don't envy you,
I'm a little bit of everything
all rolled into one.......premenstrual mess.


It's true. Yesterday I cried. I cried because I realised that I had used my last washing up sponge to clean the oven.
Now I have no sponges to wash up, oh woe is me.


Checks calendar, oh hello. It is that time again is it?

When I am premenstrual, I am a goddamn mess. I cry at YouTube adverts, Facebook posts and, yes, using my last washing up sponge for cleaning the oven.

The most humiliating one was crying at a McDonalds advert, WHO CRIES AT A BLOODY MCDONALDS ADVERT? Oh, that would be me.

I genuinely feel as if my body at this time is betraying me, I pride myself on being able to deal with shit but for a couple of days each month I become this irrational female who just cannot handle the simple things such as a McDonalds advert. The SHAME.



Please make me feel better by sharing with me your shame about your tears, whether PMS or because you are just soppy, what was the silliest thing you cried about?


Let me know


Big Fashionista x x x




Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Why THIS Feminist doesn't need Feminist Underwear



I love underwear, I have lots, some matching sets, some grey knickers that sit at the back of the drawer until desperate times call for desperate measures and bras all the colours of the rainbow.

WHY DO I HAVE NICE UNDERWEAR?

Because I want to wear it, I don't wear it for anyone else other than myself and how it makes ME feel.

So reading this article in the Daily (hate) Mail, makes me want to throw up.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3006687/Stretchy-fabric-no-underwiring-padding-real-women-models-Feminist-lingerie-s-NOT-meant-sexy.html


"Stretchy Fabric, no underwiring or padding"




This sounds like HELL to me.

There is nothing feminist about me kicking my tits as I walk because I get no support from my underwear.

Let us not even get me started on the use of the words "real women" either.


I wear MY underwear for me, if me having pert boobs that are in the correct sized bra with a matching set of knickers makes me a bad feminist, then bad luck, I'm obviously a terrible one.

My choice in lingerie doesn't make me objectified by the male gaze, my lingerie EMPOWERS me because it is mine and I am a wonderful woman.


This lingerie isn't for me, it may be for you, and that's ok, because THAT is what feminism truly is, it is about us making our own choices.


Feminist underwear? Sounds pants to me, how about you?



Big Fashionista x x x



Interview A Stylist, ASOS & Felicity Hayward



Back in February, ASOS ran a competition called #InterviewAStylist where you had to tweet which one of the fabulous ASOS Stylists you would like to interview.

For me it was a total no-brainer,  I LOVE the style of Felicity Hayward and being the Curve stylist meant that I would get to pick her brains about what sort of things I should try.

And I won, which meant poor Felicity had to travel up to Leeds and buy me lunch while I asked her lots of questions about ASOS and her life as a Stylist.

Now Felicity is A-mazing, she has been a stylist at ASOS since last August as well as also being a model and she breezed through Leeds train station in a coat that I really wanted to steal from her, looking fantastic after sitting on the train from London for hours and proceeded in filling me on everything up and coming for ASOS Curve.

Quick selfie, it had to be done.



Another pic? Well okay.



This woman KNOWS her angles. I do not have one picture of her looking bad, EVEN THIS ONE!!!!



I tried to get her to teach me angles, it wasn't pretty, but anyway, I digress.



Firstly, you have never, ever, ever seen anyone as enthusiastic about the company that they work for, Felicity doesn't just style the clothes, she LOVES the clothes. The ASOS Curve range is one of my favourite ranges and it definitely came across in the interview just how much faith and love, Felicity has for the brand. I asked whether they could get in more basics as part of the Curve range and Felicity said that she would feed that back to the buyers, FAB WORK.


One of the first things that struck me, talking to Felicity was that she truly believes you need to love the body that you are in, there are no RULES, don't tell Felicity that you think you SHOULDN'T wear something, she will tell you to try it on and OWN IT. it was fantastic to talk to a stylist who didn't feel the need to "follow the rules" Felicity at ASOS wants you to be confident in what you are wearing, whatever your style and she knows that with the Curve range at ASOS she will be able to find something that you love.

One thing I loved was when I asked her, what SHOULD I be wearing? Her answer, WHATEVER THE HELL YOU WANT TO WEAR.


I think I fell in love with her at THAT exact moment.

I asked Felicity what she felt her job was as a stylist for ASOS and she explained to me that it was all about INSPIRING people in their clothing choices, maybe challenge themselves to try something new that they never thought they could wear, like a big sister giving encouragement. She said that she didn't feel that it was her job to SELL clothes, but rather show people the choices available to them. Felicity said that she gets a lot of feedback from people who have been inspired and I actually admitted to her that I had purchased a pair of Ridley Jeans after watching one of her videos.

PS, CHECK OUT THE JEANS, they are fabulous. ----> Ridley Jeans, ASOS


I asked Felicity about ASOS Curve and told her how I hoped it was here to stay FOREVER and she assured me that it was, it is a big part of the ASOS brand and it will get bigger and better. it is definitely here to stay. (THANK GOD)


I also asked her what she thought about bloggers, and Felicity admitted that she loved them and finds the blogging community to be a wonderfully supportive and creative place, and she has always found the Curve community to be almost like a family in their support of each other. (which is always nice to hear)

We soon got on to the topic of Social Media, Felicity LOVES Instagram and I soon found out when she tweeted a picture of us both that Instagram LOVES Felicity, (Have you seen her? It's no wonder that they love her) PS, Thanks for the followers.  You can follow Felicity on Instagram HERE, it is a great way to get a sneak peek at what fashions are going to be hitting Curve soon.


One thing that you HAVE to ask a Stylist, is what is the favourite part of your job and Felicity didn't disappoint by replying, TRYING ON THE CLOTHES.

Yep, I totally get that. It must be like having the biggest wardrobe EVER.




I loved chatting with Felicity for #InterviewAStylist it was great to meet someone who really LOVES their job and the company that they work for. It was also refreshing to see a Curve stylist not saying that you have to follow RULES, You don't have to dress thinner or wear flattering clothes. It really inspired me to try new things, I actually got a voucher to spend at ASOS and apart from having part of it torn from me by my 14 yr old daughter for clothes for her, I promised myself that I will only use it to buy things that challenge me, things that I wouldn't normally look twice at.

So far I have bought some Bardot-style tops and am currently eyeing up a fab jump suit that I may give a go.



Thank you so much to ASOS & Felicity for giving me the chance to Interview A Stylist, I loved it.



I'm off to shop. xxxxxx



What would you want to ask Felicity if you were given the chance? Do you shop at ASOS Curve, seen anything that you think I should try?


Let me know.


Big Fashionista x x x