Friday, 29 November 2013

Nigella, Victim Blaming and Shaming

So recently, allegations have been made that Nigella Lawson. Domestic Goddess is a drug addict, apparently smacked out of her tits on every substance she could get her hands on.

Former friends and acquaintances have come out of the woodwork to give their version of a Judas kiss and reaffirm in the media their "concern" for Nigella.

Alison Pearson has said that "No woman will envy Nigella now"

Personally I don't envy Nigella for having odious, vile people like Alison Pearson targeting her and trying to excuse domestic violence by insinuating a drug problem.


A quote from Ms Pearson.

"What if a frustrated Charles was shaking his wife and saying, "Wake up woman! Look at what you are doing to yourself and our family"


Shaking her by the throat? I can think of better ways to talk about this that doesn't involve wrapping your hands around someones throat. t suggest Ms Pearson revisits this statement as in the article she is excusing domestic violence and....


All of this sorry mess has come about due to two employees of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi being in court charged with theft.

Their defence is that Nigella KNEW and gave permission for them to spend on the credit cards, in return for their silence about her drug habits.

Not being in full possession of the legal evidence in this ongoing case I will not comment further on whether they are innocent or guilty of this crime.

But there are many, many people out there who have voiced the opinion that this alleged drug habit has only now seen the light of day since the divorce between Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson.

How convenient, would Mr Charles Saatchi, who has made a career in advertising and PR know ANYTHING about this, we all wonder?

There certainly is an air of this being someone attempting to destroy the reputation of a woman who has worked long and hard at building her reputation as a "Domestic Goddess"

Who knows if any of this is true. I know that I would not have been able to go through what she has in her life without turning to medication if needed. Prescription drugs are not something to be ashamed of, depression is not something to be ashamed of.

In regards to illegal substances, who knows? All I can tell you is that if I was Nigella, I would be off my tits at every opportunity at the thought of living with Charles Saatchi, I'd be hoovering the white lines of the road if I thought it would help.

oh and,


So if the media would kindly refrain from victim shaming, violence excusing and generally being arses, we can let this sorry state of affairs be dealt with by the courts, this is not a soap opera, it is the lives of people who deserve peace.

So what do you think? Is Nigella being unfairly treated by the media, what is your opinion on the media attempts to excuse domestic violence? How many grams would you have to take before sleeping with Charles Saatchi?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Nom or Vom?

When this guy was first suggested to me for Nom or Vom I thought, "Well he's ok, I'm sure that out there are some people that will definitely find him attractive. I mean. I saw him in the Kanye, Bound spoof and he did nothing for me but, ya' know.........

Ohhhhhh MacFarlane, Not Rogen.

My bad.

Now I know who this guy IS, sure.

So without further ado,

Ladies and Gents I bring you....

Seth MacFarlane 

Funny and cute? And he can sing. 
(We just won't talk about him killing off major characters, ok?)

So, is he a Nom or a Vom?

Let me know. 

Big Fashionista x x 

Peaches and Scream

Peaches Geldof, only a week or so ago she was taking on the likes of Katie Hopkins and with a calm and concise argument, she wiped the floor with her.

People who had written off Peaches as just another celebrity no-mark who brought nothing to the table were forced to reassess what they thought of here.

And then yesterday, she overstepped the mark.

She tweeted out the names of the women involved in the Ian Watkins case.

(Slow hand clap for Peaches)

The judges had given these women anonymity, but be under no illusion that he had done it for them, the judge imposed reporting restrictions on the names of these women to PROTECT THE CHILDREN.

The children that had already been let down by their own mothers in the worst possible way by being offered up to paedophile Ian Watkins, have now been let down by people wanting to be seen as "in the know"

Now, her defence, and other people who are defending Peaches Geldolf will also say, is that the names were out there already, anyone who wanted to search for them, could find them.


Does that make it ok?

Of course it doesn't.

And let us also take a minute to wonder if the names that she shared (and later deleted) were even correct, because let's face it, the media haven't exactly been full of shit hot journalism lately. (E Online)

Just today a man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a disabled man who had been wrongly accused of being a paedophile.

Do these women deserve their anonymity?

No, they don't.

But do the children involved deserve to be protected and kept safe, both now and in the future from any more harm.

Of COURSE they do, and if that means the mother's names are kept out of the news then that is what has to happen.

PEaches Geldof took it upon herself to appoint herself judge and jury when she spread those names to her 163,688 followers. Identifying the women, identifies the children.

And haven't they been through enough already?

What do you think?

Was Peaches right to share the names? What if the names were wrong? we have all seen that vigilantism is NOT the way to handle things in these cases. Should she be applauded, or reprimanded?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A Green Day to Dye

It is that time again, time to re-dye my hair.

I have had a terrible, terrible accident. 

Firstly, I had no Vaseline, rookie error, don't make it filthier than it sounds.

Then I only had one glove, (Sings Bob Marley, one glovvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee)

Then to top it off, i'm pretty clumsy, uncoordinated and altogether someone who should not be allowed to play with green hair dye without adult supervision.

The gloveless hand looks as if I have been fingering Kermit! The hand that had the glove on is probably not much better but that was because I took off the glove, then forgetting that I had taken the glove off, piled my hair on my head!!!

See? Adult supervision needed at all times. 

I also have one green ear, it was suggested that I use nail varnish remover to remove the stains but I only have a pot of Bourjois Magic Nail polish remover in the house and my ear just will not fit in the pot!!!

At one stage, the towel fell off my head and my hair slid down my back, meaning that, if I could actually see my back, I now imagine it looks as if I have SQUISHED Kermit and his innards are now outtards dripping town my back.

And let us not even TALK about how my scalp looks. (or the front of my head) 

This may be a job for a very heave foundation today, or a HUGE hat. (Or possibly both) 

Poor Kermit truly has been put throughout the ringer. (Literally, through a ringer until he couldn't take it anymore and he exploded across my bathroom)  (Unless you are my landlord, in which case, I am the BEST at applying hair dye, honest) 

I suppose that dyeing my hair green is still better than dyeing it red, that clear up is HEAVY duty, I always l end up looking as if I have some serious scalding going on when I dye my hair red, and my bathroom looks as if I have murdered someone. (The landlord stopped reading, didn't they?)

So give me YOUR tips for home dyeing. How do you stop yourself from looking as if you are a toddler who has been let loose in the paint cupboard. (No Landlord, there is not a paint cupboard) 

Give me your tips and tricks.

And can someone warn Kermit that he might want to ring a few people, just to let them know he is ok?


Big Fashionista x x

Monday, 25 November 2013

Rakuten review

I have to admit, I haven't used Rakuten for years, I was still under the illusion that they just sold CDs, games and DVDs but oh my gosh, I was completely wrong.

I was asked to review the Rakuten experience from the viewpoint of a customer and given points to spend online, which I thought would be easy, a couple of DVDs, maybe a copy of the latest Now CD.

Instead I was ushered into a world of jumpers, SHOES, books and annuals which means I have completed quite a bit of my christmas shopping already.

(It's not even December, this for me is remarkably organised!!!)

I can't show you a lot of the things that I have purchased, because I am sure no-one wants their christmas surprises ruined, but I was completely surprised at the huge range available. ANYTHING that you want, you can now find, they are the gateway to the internet and another great thing is that Normal delivery is free, so if you happened to pick up something like a skull bracelet, for just £2.49,

you aren't going to end up spending the same amount again on postage.

My only issue with the service is the fact that where I ended up ordering 11 items, my inbox practically exploded, I got separate confirmation emails for each item, then when each item was ready to be despatched, then when the items were despatched. it wasn't a huge problem and I actually cannot think of a way around it, but if I ever placed another large order, I would be dreading the emails coming through again.

Overall, the Rakuten experience was a great one. it has opened my eyes to the fact that there is a whole new shopping experience available and next time, when I am searching places like Ebay or Amazon for presents, I will definitely be checking them out too.

Have you used Rakuten before?

What do you think of the shopping experience?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x


Keeping Warm With Heat Holders - Review

I live in a beautiful part of Yorkshire, so beautiful that it makes my heart sing every time I leave the house, I have incredible views, beautiful valleys all around and fields to run through as if I am an extra in Little House On The Prairie.

When I moved in September, it was Autumn, a beautiful season where the leaves turn beautiful colours of red and gold and the skies are usually blue.

Now it is winter.

I may die.

This is no exaggeration, I am freezing, I thought I knew what cold was, Oh how I laugh at the person who thought they were cold. NOW I am acquainted with cold. (although if I tell anyone here that I am cold, they give me this raised eyebrow and just say, "This? This is just a bit chilly. Wait till winter")

SEE, there is a strong chance I may die.

I have NEVER in my life worn thermals before but when Heat Holders asked me if I would like to review some of their thermal range, I grabbed the chance like a drowning man grabbing a piece of debris.

I knew that were great for socks, what I didn't know is that they also do thermal leggings, TIGHTS, hats, gloves and tops.

I was sent out a pair of leggings to try and a thermal top. the sizings are extremely good on these, the Small/Medium is a 6-14 and a Large/X Large is 16-22.

review heat holders

(we are just going to pretend that is my body, ok?) 

So I thermalled myself up, (What? It is totally a word)  and took myself off for a long walk in the valley, and you know what? I was warm. WHY was I not aware that thermals were awesome before this?

I was always of the opinion that Thermals were something that old people wear. I am a TOTAL convert now. In fact, since trying out the vest and leggings I have purchased some Heat Holder socks which have a tog rating of 2.34 compared to basic cotton socks which are 0.33 and now cold toes are just a memory.

review, heat holders

Go and check out and I want to know whether you are a fan of thermals or not.
Am I the only one who didn't realise how cool thermals now are?

Or should that be, how WARM thermals are?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Where's The Sisterhood At? - Guest post.

I love guest post here at Big Fashionista, ESPECIALLY when they are as brilliant as this. 

I agree with so much of what Halima from says here, and I know we would both love to hear your opinions on her views.

Let us know. 

Big Fashionista x x x

Where's the Sisterhood At?

The word 'Feminist' or 'Feminism' is often succeeded by a bit of a groan, or preceded by a derogatory adjective or two. But it really shouldn't be that way, after all if you check out the dictionary it defines Feminism as:

The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.”

Doesn't sound altogether unreasonable does it? It would be very easy to blame the negative connotations attached to Feminism completely on our Male friends, but I don't think it's quite as simple, or constructive at all, to point the finger of blame squarely in a man's face. No, I think the blame lies with females. Not all females of course, most of want equality for the sexes but we all tend to act on that in different ways.

That in itself is no bad thing, but there is a bit of a poison running straight through the heart of global sisterhood and it threatens to derail our bid for equality. Before I talk about that though, I think it's important to clarify that while progress has been made on gender equality, there is an awful long way to go on that front. One of the most commonly talked about measures of this is of course the gender pay gap, this article in the Guardian from 7th November 2013 highlights the fact that gender is a discriminatory factor in remuneration.

The gender pay gap is a 'hard and fast' measure of the inequality women face in today's world, yes thatis 2013. The more important measures to me are a lot softer, and a lot more difficult to quantify beyond doubt. How one goes about doing that for things like 'Is my opinion in the workplace respected?' or 'Do I feel safe enough to go out alone late at night?' is beyond me. Personally, it'd be nice to know that women are paid the same as their male counterparts, but I'd much prefer the knowledge that it'd be safe to go out at night, that I could speak up in the workplace, that women's semi-naked bodies are not used to sell toilet seats.

Back to the topic at hand, what's this poison I'm talking of? Envy, or Jealousy. Call it what you will. I'm talking of jealousy between women, not jealousy of how good men have it in today's world. No, I mean sisters being jealous of their fellow sisters. How is this poisoning the feminist movement? I hear you ask. Well consider this, what does jealousy lead to? It can lead us down one of several paths, dangerous paths that only cause damage to our cause.

One path this can lead us along hurts individuals, where the jealous woman tries to bring the other down a peg or two, to ruin her confidence, to ostracise her, to destroy her. This can happen to any of us and without warning. Women turning against other women, instead of directing their ire to the injustices we face in society every day, they turn against their own as a short-term fix for whatever woes they experience.

To those women I ask:

How can we ever hope to defeat the injustice of a male-dominated society, if we are too busy fighting amongst ourselves?”

With great difficulty.

So why do some women resort to this? Well, they are either blind to the injustice or they are too weak and impatient to fight it, instead focusing on a more achievable aim of destroying a single person, as opposed to working towards cultural change. I should know, I've been on the receiving end of this kind of vile behaviour recently and it's actually flabbergasting the lengths to which these individuals resort in order to hurt their fellow woman. They are like vampires that feed on confidence and vibrance, attempting to suck the very life out of you.

The woman that targeted me started off nice enough but began to become just a bit too comfortable with me revealing some dark personality traits, a tendency for violent aggression when she didn't get exactly what she wanted, a self-centred view of the world and a deep, penetrative jealousy. As I began to earn more success, she stood still and this was evident in her attitude towards me. Ignoring me, acting as if she didn't know me, excluding me yet at the same time emulating me, trying to be more like me.

It was venomous, so I questioned her and the reaction was harsh, abrupt and unwilling to self-evaluate, turning it around as if I were the evil one and she were the poor harmless victim. Then she began talking about me behind my back, spreading lies and rumours about me. Trying to ruin me, trying to destroy me. Where's the sisterhood, what sort of world are we in where women can't be civil or respond in an adult manner with each other?

That leaves the other path, and this path is the one that harms feminism the most. This path takes us down the path of competition, competing with our sisters to outdo each other. Competing to hog the limelight. Competing to show that 'I'm a more hardcore feminist than you'. Competition in itself is of course no bad thing, but it's a decidedly masculine quality to allow competition to rule our very being.

The first problem with such fierce competition is that it takes our focus away from the end goal of gender equality, instead focusing on beating each other, and the second problem is that it de-legitimises our own cause. This is what causes people to put those derogatory adjectives in front of Feminism or to groan after it. It gives anti-feminists ample ammunition to dismiss our cause or even flat out deny that sexism even exists.

The truth is, sexism does exist. The greatest enemy of equality whether that be gender, colour, creed, age, disability, nationality or otherwise is the white man. The white man rules this world with an iron fist, and the best way to maintain power is by using divide and conquer tactics. It prevents the oppressed majority from joining forces to defeat the oppressing minority, and flicking back through the annuls of history show us how devastatingly effective this has been, and continues to be.

If we are to achieve true equality with our male counterparts, we need to stick together. We need to eradicate the jealousy, the hatred and the competition within ourselves and take that fight to those that seek to dominate us. Otherwise, we'll continue to be objects to be used and discarded as and when men feel like it.



Saver or Splurger?

Lately I have been thinking a lot about my financial security. I am a single parent with not a lot of spare cash and I am trying to find a way to utilize every penny I can and start teaching my children about savings and being responsible with money. One of the ways that you can do this is with an ISA and currently I am trying to work out the options for ISA's

I still think that even thinking about something like an ISA means I am a “grown up” and I can’t be alone in feeling as if “saving” is something that your parents would do and not you.

I feel as if it is a responsibility, like a puppy you get as a present, and now you have to take care of it,  feed it and nourish it so that it grows.

I can’t even take responsibility for a pot plant. I am just not ready.

Saving seems so grown up, what if I take on an ISA and we just don’t get along? It rebels and runs away?  Or  worse, it hates me?

SEE? Perhaps I should start with a piggy bank or something?

But in all seriousness, I do worry about my future and think that now is the time to step up and start putting money away for a rainy day, and even start thinking about ISAs for my children, so that perhaps they do not feel the same way about their financial security in the future as I do. It would be kind of nice to think that I am taking responsibility for the financial future of my children not only in monetary terms but also by teaching them to be financially responsible.

I wish I could be the sort of person that doesn’t worry about the future, but perhaps that is part of the problem we as a society find ourselves facing right now. We have to start thinking of ourselves in the future and stop thinking that there is always going to be someone or something out there that will look after us  in our old age. More and more people these days are finding out that that is simply not true anymore.

But what about you? Are you a saver or a splurger? Do you put off thinking about the future as “something will come up”? Or were you taught at an early age to be financially responsible?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

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Friday, 15 November 2013

Body Shaming by Superdrug

Before I go into the details, I want to say this. I have curves. A shed load of curves, even my curves have curves and yet I am STILL against any type of affirmation that puts down one group of people to make another group feel better. 

Yesterday it was brought to my attention that Superdrug had posted this picture on their Facebook page.

Firstly, let's not even start on the use of the word girls. 

Secondly, Hello, body shaming much?

So I posted this on their page. 

After approx 60 people pressed "Like" the whole post was quietly removed by Superdrug without a word.

No apology, just a quiet removal. 

So I posted again on their page asking if they were going to apologise for their body shaming. 

And this morning, found this reply.

I do not even want to discuss the smiley face at the end, why not just add the word, LOL at the end and have done with it?

THAT'S not an apology for body shaming, for alienating a type of woman and trying to make them feel that they aren't as good as another? 

That is a damn sorry excuse of an apology and I don't think it runs true. 

I have now posted again on their page. 

I would love your thoughts on this, and I am SURE Superdrug would too.

So let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x


So at 1pm this came through on Twitter.

And then 5 minutes ago this was on my comment on the Facebook wall.

I am frustrated. I think if they were serious about their apology then it would go out to everyone and not just be hidden away in a comment. I also find it hard to believe they celebrate ALL body types by saying that ones with curves are best. 

What do you think?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Nom or Vom

I don't even know who this guy is!!!

He could stamp on puppies for a living for all I know.

I jest, apparently he is a rugby player.

But this guy was suggested for Nom or Vom during the week by Nicola Anna and you know how I take my research of Nom or Vom extremely seriously so I have been studying pictures of him constantly to make sure he is suitable.

It's a hard job and all that.

So without further ado, I bring you this weeks Nom or Vom and he is.....

Nick Youngquest.

I have studied this picture REALLY hard!

So, ladies and gentlemen, what do you think of Nick Youngquest? Would you want to scrum with him? 

Play with his balls?

Nom or Vom?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

The Gift That Never Gave

We all have one, the gift that, as a child, you REALLY hoped you would receive. You wanted it so badly that nothing else mattered.

And then you didn't get it.

Oh the pain. 

Now I'm sure, that over the years, that pain has faded down to a dull ache, but occasionally you remember that gift that you never got, and wonder if your life would have been better if you had got it.

For Claire, from it was a Mr Frosty Maker. 

For @LadyTubeDriver it was a cabbage patch doll.

For me, it was a puppy, not a real one let me add, just one that did backwards somersaults and barked and moved. 

But how about you?

What is the Christmas gift that you desperately wanted and never got?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x 

McBusted? Busted Fly? Supergroups you would love to see happen.

Watch out One Direction, there is a new Supergroup, put together by someone else to basically make money  for your entertainment.


Firstly, Has anyone spoken to McDonalds about this? Are they ok with this? (and has anyone else had a hankering for a Quarterpounder with cheese since hearing the announcement? Just me then?) 

Secondly, McBusted?

Was that the BEST they could come up with?

I am not impressed.

They could have had SO much fun with it.

So I decided to instead.

WHAT IF..... other groups out there decided to get together and forma supergroup and combined their names.

First we would have to have a collaboration between Lady Gaga and Savage Garden..(Think about it)


How about Big Country and Fleetwood Mac?

Big Mac

Something for the Facebook fans amongst you,

Why not join together Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Chase & Status to create

Red Hot Status

Can you think of any singers or groups you would like to see get together just to make an amusing name?

Let your imagination run free and let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

And I Tripped And Fell And Landed On Youtube

Ok, next time I promise I will wear make-up but I have decided to join the Vlog revolution.

I don't have a CLUE what I am doing, and I sound like a chav, but you know what?

It's a bit of fun.

Go check me out.

Big Fashionista x x x x

Is Mental Illness "Fashionable"?

I'm sorry Mr Oddie, but I am going to have to stop you right there.

"Celebrities make mental illness fashionable"?

I disagree, and here is why I do so.

Firstly, I am yet to see a celebrity talking about how they lost 30lb on the mental illness diet and have never looked back, or that their hair and skin is so shiny and glossy because they use...Mental illness.

Instead what I am seeing generally, is people in a position to be able to use a platform that they have been granted to help stamp out the stigma attached to mental illness. If someone is suffering in silence from a mental illness, then they have been let down. Because despite the attempts of places such as Asda, Thorpe Park, Tesco and Amazon, Mental illness is slowly becoming less of a dirty word.

But that doesn't mean we are there yet. Which is why every time someone speaks up about their experiences with mental illness, I say a little thank you for their courage, If someone who is a role model to others, stands up and says, "You know what, I too am like you, I have experienced things that are dark, scary and every day I battle my demons to keep on going" then how on earth is that making Mental Health fashionable? That is just showing someone that they are not alone, someone out there knows exactly what they are going through, and either they are still struggling, but keeping going or they are showing that there is hope, things can improve, and yes, maybe a celebrity will also slip back into a previous depression or other mental illness but when they are open and honest and sharing these issues then other people will hopefully have less shame.

I feel sad that Bill Oddie does not feel this way too. He also says has stepped back from his work with a bipolar charity and feels that people have made a career out of mental illness,

People like Stephen Fry and Ruby Wax and others with a platform have also, in my opinion saved a lot of lives by sharing their stories.

He says normal people cannot relate to celebrities having mental illness?

I beg to differ

I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Google+ Circles Of Hell

Ok, I admit it, I am possibly NOT the most technically savvy person out there. My children have more knowledge about the world of computers than I do, and I include my 7yr old in that sweeping statement as well.

HOWEVER. I know my way around social media, and all the social media tools.

I'm like a teenage girl when it comes to knowing how to communicate with you.

BUT Google+ has me stumped.

I've tried. Oh my God how I have tried. I put people in little circles, all the time, feeling as if it is I who has been dropped into a circle of hell from which there is no escape.

If you have Google+ comments on your blog, then I am sorry, I have not yet worked out how the hell I am meant to comment on your site.

Google it seems are trying to push everyone towards Google+ like a well meaning grandparent towards the next-door neighbours ugly son. (It isn't the best at doing the job, but you know what? It's there, and you are fucked if you do, and fucked if you don't) 

I plus one things, and yet I am still not sure what that actually does. Is it a "like" or god forbid, a "poke" (Pokes are so 2012)

If I share things with my circles, are there people in other circles who they can then share it with? Do they do this? WHY? Are they talking about me behind my back?

It is like being back in school!!!!  I don't know what circle I am meant to fit into. Perhaps I don't want to fit into a circle. perhaps I want to be square, or a Rhombus. (Rhombus is an awesome word, try it) 

Surely I cannot be the only one who doesn't get Google + and all it is about?

And now Youtube are accepting Google+ comments too?


Am I alone in not understanding Google+ or is it one of those things that we are all doing and yet don't have a clue what it is actually about?

Let me know.

PS, I don't not fail to see the irony of me Google +'ing this post.

Big Fashionista x x x


Monday, 11 November 2013

Your Lips Don't Lie

Apologies to Shakira and Wyclef.

This goes out to Iggy Azelea. Sung in the style of 'My Hips Don't Lie"

Good luck trying to get the song out of your head afterwards.
As for the picture?

Google it.

Lady your knickers are up in here tonight
No fighting
(We got the picture up in here)
No fighting
No fighting
Azelea, Azelea

We never really knew that she could flash like this
She make a man want to speak Spanish
Su vagina está mostrando
Azelea, Azelea

Oh baby when you flash like that
You make a woman go, VAG
So be wise and keep on
Keeping your dress on your body

And it's lucky you aren't on tonight
You know your lips don't lie
And we’re starting to see it, right?
All the attraction, the tension
Don't you see baby, your vag is perfection

Hey girl, we can see your vag moving
And it's driving us crazy
And we didn't have the slightest idea
Until we saw you dancing

And when you walk up on the dance floor
Nobody cannot ignore the way you show your body, girl
And vagina was so unexpected, the way you right and left it
So you can keep on flashing it

We never really knew that she could flash like this
She make a man want to speak Spanish
Su vagina está mostrando
Azelea, Azelea

Oh baby when you flash like that
You make a woman go, VAG
So be wise and keep on
Keeping your dress on your body

Lucky you aren't on tonight
You know your lips don't lie
And I'm starting to see it, right? 
Come on let's go, put it away real slow
Don't you see baby asi es perfecto

Lucky you aren't on tonight
Your lips don't lie
And we are starting to see it, right? 
All the attraction, the tension
Don't you see baby, your vagina is perfection
Azelea, Azelea

Oh boy, I can see your vag moving
Half animal, half man
I don't, don't really know what you’re doing
But you seem to have a plan

No flashing

No flashing

Big Fashionista x x x

Christmas comes early.

Don't get me wrong, by no stretch of the imagination am I a grinch. I love Christmas, adore Christmas. It is my favourite time of the year. All that happiness and yes, gift giving, warms my cold, dark heart into a gooey mess.


I have made my feelings perfectly clear on the fact that I am against Christmas starting in October, it is too early for me.

And now, on the weekend of the 9th of November I am being inundated with Christmas adverts.

This is my bitch face. I am NOT impressed.

Plus, I am just about to block the Bear and the Hare on Twitter as well. John Lewis you are working my last nerve. (Along with giving me Watership Down flashbacks that are leaving me shaking in a corner)

All of these adverts are already making me wish that Christmas was over and it is ONLY NOVEMBER. 

Pace yourself companies, treat your customers like you would your sexual partners, don't just stick it to us.

Warm us up gently, slowly, tease us a little and leave us begging for more.
(Is it me, or is it getting warm in here?) 

Don't just give it to us all at once or, if you pardon the pun, Christmas will just end up being a massive anti-climax.

What do you think about the Christmas ads? Are you bored already? Enjoying every one? or are you still reading back a couple of sentences?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Wonderland Wigs, A Review

A couple of weeks ago I created a fancy dress look using a wig that I had owned for a couple of years. 

I love wigs, wigs give you a chance to create a different look, character and style with something as simple as changing your hair. (Which I also do quite regularly) At the time I was debating whether to dye my hair either green or blue next. 

Then Wonderland Wigs got in touch with me and asked if I would care to try out a couple of their wigs to see what I thought. 

Yes please.

My first wig I wanted to try was the Tigzy, after seeing it on Sera McDaid and also having a severe yearning for green hair it was top of my lust list.

It did not disappoint.

I didn't want to take it off. The colour, the cut, the style, all perfect. In fact, my avi on Twitter is now with this wig on and so many people have complimented me on my new colour. For something that is so different from my usual hair to be accepted as a real colour, shows how good it must be.

The second wig that I chose is a dip dye wig, Very Jesse J in colour and style and also has been very well received. 

This is called Tash.

A lot of people remarked that this one looked extremely natural on me. I preferred the green but both wigs are great ways to change my look without being disowned by family members. 

I am completely hooked on wigs and if you want to find a way to change up your style without having to go for a drastic change then check out for more styles and colours than you can possibly imagine. 

I'm thinking of a blue one next. What colour would you go for?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x

Disclaimer. Wigs sent as a review, as always my words are my own. 

Lest We Forget


Saturday, 9 November 2013

Remembrance Sunday, Your choice

This happens every year when Remembrance Sunday comes around.

It is the Great Poppy Debate.

First you have the people who watch TV avidly, JUST to berate the newsreaders and presenters who are not wearing one. I assume that Points Of View gets hundreds of letters around about this time of year on this very subject.

You hear all the comments which go,

"People DIED and he/she cannot even be bothered to wear a Poppy?"

"How do you forget to wear a Poppy?"

"But WHY are they not wearing one?"

And my answer to this is.

People fought and died so that people could CHOOSE whether to wear one or not.

You should not guilt people into wearing Poppies, Poppy wearing is a choice. And just because someone ISN'T wearing one, how do you KNOW that they aren't grateful for all that was done for us?

People who choose not to wear Poppies HAVE that right. It is part of what was fought for.


I choose to wear a Poppy,

But I would never look down upon someone who didn't.

And I would hope that someone who chooses not to wear one would not judge my choices either.

Where do you stand on the Poppy debate?

Do you wear one? Or maybe you don't wear one,

Let me know your reasons.

Big Fashionista x x x

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Nom or Vom

With the news filtering through that this man is soon to be taken off the market, there could only be one Nom or Vom today.

Ladies and Gents. I bring you......

Idris Elba.

I know guys, I know. I feel your pain.

You want him, and you just can't have him. 

So let me know what you think.

Idris Elba, Nom or Vom?

Big Fashionista x x x

I'm A London Lass In Yorkshire

My apologies go to Sting, for butchering his lyrics.

A London Lass In Yorkshire.

I can't drink coffee, must be Yorkshire tea my dear
have my breadcake on the side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I'm a London lass in Yorkshire

See me walking down Victoria Quarter
Handbag clutched tightly to my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I'm a London lass in Yorkshire

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm a London lass in Yorkshire
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm a London lass in Yorkshire

If, "Manners make t'man" as someone said
Then he's t' hero of the day
It takes a man to call a man “love” and then smile
Be yer’sen no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm a London lass in Yorkshire
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm a London lass in Yorkshire

Modesty, propriety, are not a Yorkshire rarity
In London you can be the only one
Gentleness, sobriety, are rare in London's entirety
In Yorkshire at night, you can walk and never run

Takes more than an accent just to make a man
No-one in Yorkshire calls you hun
Confront a Londoner they will avoid you when you can
A Yorkshire man will talk but never make fun

If, "Manners make t'man" as someone said
Then he's t' hero of the day
It takes a man to call a man “love” and then smile
Be yer'sen no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm a London lass in Yorkshire
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien

I'm a London lass in Yorkshire


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Adopt A Blogger

There are (Insert figure here because everyone I asked came back with a smart-arsed comment) bloggers in the UK, and this figure is climbing on a daily basis.

The internet, the bloggers natural habitat, cannot sustain this number of bloggers for much longer, and soon, very soon, we will start to see some catastrophic results.

Beauty Bloggers, will have no original lipsticks.

Food Bloggers, will run out of recipes.

Lifestyle Bloggers will probably be ok as we have fuck all anyway. 

and Fashion Bloggers everywhere, will have completely exhausted all poses known to man. 

These HORRIFYING scenarios could soon become their reality. 

Unless we act fast. 

The climate is changing, conservation is no longer an option. These once magnificent animals that roamed free upon the internet are in serious danger and only you can help them.

By adopting a blogger this Christmas you can help protect this once proud species and their environment. 

Adoption Packs.

For a very affordable fee, just one lipstick a month, you can adopt your very own Beauty Blogger. You will receive Instagram pictures of your chosen blogger in a variety of pouty poses.

To adopt your very own Fashion Blogger costs just a one-off payment of a pair of shoes. For this you will receive two heavily filtered pictured taken on a borrowed DSLR or a special one off print from an iPhone app which will make them look like a conjoined twin. The choice is yours.

If you adopt your very own Food Blogger you will get the fantastic opportunity of seeing this proud creature running wild in their natural habitat. A YouTube video of their kitchen will be available for a premium fee. Price available on request.

Please, please. Do not let the bloggers suffer in vain. 

Your gift could be the gift of protecting a species.

You don't owe it to them.

You owe it to your children.

Adopt A Blogger today.

And remember, a Blogger is just for Christmas, not for life. 

Big Fashionista x x x

What do you think? Are you moved by the plight of the wild blogger. Do you want to help protect their environment? Or do you suggest a cull to help protect the species?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x


Monday, 4 November 2013

Katie Hopkins, A Weapon of Crass Production.

So Katie Hopkins is once again in the news, purely for her outpouring of bile which is just designed to create shock and awe.

Katie Hopkins is basically,

A Weapon of Crass Production.

katie hopkins, big fashionista, parody, parody column,

And yes, there is an argument that says, if we all ignore her, she may go away, But you know what? We said that about Samantha Brick, Liz Jones and all the other female journalists who make a living from saying inflammatory things as link bait, and funnily enough, they didn't crawl off under whence the stone they came from, OR end up reduced to taking drugs in toilets.................... oh....(allegedly) 

So they are going nowhere, We are stuck with them.

So we might as well take the piss out of them. 

In the past I have written in the style of Liz Jones,  Immigrants Cause Cancer

Today, I bring you an article in the style of Katie Hopkins.

Enjoy, I'd love to know what you think.

Big Fashionista x x x

Illiterate Cats Are Killing Our Country.

Cats, Can someone please tell me, what is their point? These days, it seems as if people like cats like a fat child loves cake.

Kittens, Katie Hopkins, Parody, illiterate kittens,

Especially kittens, and what exactly are kittens good for anyway? They are not large enough to make slippers out of and kittens all have the most ridiculous names. Who on earth calls a kitten Tiddles? That is not an inspiring name, or a strong name. No-one expects great things from a kitten called Tiddles do they? The type of person who calls a kitten Tiddles is OBVIOUSLY on benefits. and would probably misspell the name Tiddles anyway, as they are all illiterate and poor.

Illiterate people really do get my Angora Goat, and do you know why people are illiterate?
Let me tell you, it is because they are lazy, it is just pure laziness. All of this whimpering and wailing about special needs and ADHD is just an excuse. When I was young ADHD was called naughtiness, and was treated accordingly, with discipline. something that is sadly lacking in the kittens of today.

Everything is just handed to illiterate kittens these days. illiterate kittens are exactly what is wrong with this country and I for one am standing up and saying NO.

NO to kittens who do not bother to learn how to read and write.

NO to kittens who expect hard working people to feed them out of their money that they have earned.

NO to kittens just getting what they want, without having to lift a paw for it.

I will not stand for it any longer. 

And I know that there are many of you out there that will secretly agree with me,  you are just not strong enough to stand up like me and say that you have had enough. Well I will talk for you. (For a fee of course)

Because I am Katie Hopkins.

And illiterate kittens are a REAL issue.

Katie "Hire me, I will say whatever you want to be noticed" Hopkins

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