Monif C fall 2012

I hope you’re all enjoying flicking through the lookbooks for this season! So far there’s been Anna Scholz, Carmakoma, Jibri and now the phenomenal Monif C. Monif C has turned into something of a plus size fashion powerhouse, and every new collection manages to induce a website crash with everyone trying to order! I don’t think her selection of dresses for autumn and winter 2012 will have any different effect – just look at these beauties:

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Aren’t they amazing? I couldn’t help but gasp when I caught sight of these dresses, honestly. I love the superhero/supervillain vibes of the Camille and Dana dresses especially!

What do you think, peeps?


Jibri Fall 2012

I couldn’t talk about lookbooks without including Jibri, especially not this season. Yet more autumn/winter realness. No matter what they do they really have a signature style in their exaggerated silhouettes, either voluminous, as in the jumpsuits and gigantic skirts, or the snap-tight bodycon dresses and pencil skirts. That they’ve included (faux) leather options is salivating. I. Need. That. Skirt.

Jibri Fall 2012

Jibri Fall 2012

Jibri Fall 2012

Jibri Fall 2012

Jibri Fall 2012

What really jumps out at me, especially this collection and the Carmakoma collections, is that it doesn’t feel like I’m looking at a plus size specific collection if you know what I mean. They could be from any number of boutiques that aren’t limited to doing over a certain size. Even now that is still so rare that when I am confronted with it, it really impresses me. Jasmine Elder, I doff my cap to you!


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Whoa – everything went a little quiet there, didn’t it? Well that’s because, by some small miracle, I landed myself a job! YEAH! So I am ridiculously happy for the moment, albeit with a little less time on my hands than usual. But let’s finish what we started – I was in the middle of showcasing my favourite lookbooks by indie plus size designers, wasn’t I?

Of course I have to get some Carmakoma goodness on my page, especially as they’ve recently debuted LAB27, a cheaper offshoot from the main brand. Their collections just get better and better every season. Here are my top picks:

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My absolute fave has to be the Clematis dress in pink – it’s also available in black and white, and as a baroque ruffled shirt. I’m just in love with all of it though!

And some of my favourite LAB27 items:

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They’re just all so stunning, I can’t help it. While the plus size roster of designers is small, I think we’re so lucky to have women like Weiss&Lykke on our side. Can’t wait to purchase something for myself with my new source of funds!


Hello everyone, how are you all?

Continuing with the lookbook theme on the blog, I really wanted to share the amazing Anna Scholz‘s autumn and winter collections. I absolutely love the photography, especially the doll-like looks for Black Label. I’ll let you enjoy…

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Aren’t they all gorgeous? Now, if only I can win the lottery this week…


Hi my lovelies, I hope you’re all well?

There have been so many wonderful lookbooks popping up for AW12 that I’ll be posting them all on the blog this week, so we can all bask in lovely clothes. First up, here’s a peek at Simply Be‘s AW12 video, with special behind the scenes footage – you can also click through the videos to shop what you see with an added 10% discount as a bonus.

The lovely TV advert, coming to a screen near you soon.
Behind the scenes with stylist Karen – I love what she has to say.
A little interview with the gorgeous Wendy, who possesses the greatest genes of all time. Lucky lady!
A talk with Candice – as Candice Huffine is one of the biggest names in plus modelling right now it’s really cool to see more of her character!
And finally model Justine does a little video diary. She’s so cute!

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Thanks so much for all your entries to my many competitions over the past week! Now it’s time to announce you lucky winners!

First up, the Volup2 and Fashion Loves Photos model competition. I loved all of the entries to this, and after much discussion with Diana, the person we’ve chosen to model is… *drumroll*…

ISHA! Congratulations! I really felt the point you made about women of colour was so important, and I’d like to continue the race diversity that Volup2 has shown by having a gorgeous, plus sized black woman in my shoot. Rosie I was blown away by your entry too – one day, little lady!

On to the goodies winners, chosen with the help of Random.org and a big ol’ spreadsheet.

Ax Paris skirt

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Congratulations Maggers1!

Yours Clothing £50 voucher

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Congratulations wrennywren!

Groupon £20 voucher

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Congratulations Sophie!

Curvy Kate lingerie or swimwear set

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Congratulations Mara!

Si Vintage necklace

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Congratulations Corinna!

Simply Be dress of your choice

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Congratulations Lillian!

Tatty Devine swallow necklace

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Congratulations Kristina!

Domino Dollhouse $50 voucher

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Congratulations Carla! (You lucky bint!)

And finally, Cult of Cali worship tank and Hi Low Priestess top

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Congratulations Cyn!

If all the winners could please email me at pocketrocketfashion @gmail.com and we will sort the prizes for you.

YAY! Once again, thank you so much for everything and being super lovely. Not to mention a huge thanks to all the brands for being so generous.


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Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week. It’s been really interesting reading your entries to the Volup2 competition and you’ve said some lovely things on my 3rd birthday post so thank you! I pick the winners (competitions 1 – 9 will be picked at random, the Volup2 winner will be chosen by me and Diana) on Sunday afternoon, so make sure your name’s down if you want to win.

A slightly overdue review item from me today. I’d had my eye on this dress for a while from Yours Clothing. As you may know I used to work for them, and my old boss there said they’d send me something as a treat (I know, I’m lucky!) and of course I asked for this!

Image: Me, as before, in a slightly different pose – this time with my hand on my hip.

Dress: courtesy of Yours Clothing
Boots: New Look
Necklace: Tatty Devine
Ring: Eddy & Bri

 I was forewarned that the dress runs very small – I was advised to size up twice, so I tentatively took a size 24. I find it a teensy bit snug around the bottom, but that’s ok. I really like the look, although I prefer it without the belt (the belt does fit though!) but that might be because I’m feeling a bit anti-belts at the minute. God, my legs are so pale they’re borderline blue!

My only fault with the dress is that the lining is rather short, so I do worry about flashing my bum a little – especially as I’ve stopped wearing bike shorts as I finally got round to buying Secret Shield and it’s as good as everyone says.

I really do adore the dipped back dresses though, so thanks everyone at Yours for letting me have this! If you fancy it, it’s currently in the Yours sale, although it looks like it’s selling pretty fast!

Thanks loves, and I’ll see you soon.


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Hello lovelies! You’ve all been so nice on twitter and in the comments about the blog’s birthday, so thank you! To make things easier, I’ve separated each giveaway into its own post. You can enter as many as you wish, however you won’t be able to win more than one prize, as that won’t be fair – hope that’s ok!

I thought I’d save the biggest and best for last. I’m so excited about this one!

Myself, Fashion Loves Photos and Volup2 are giving one of you the chance to be an editorial model for a future issue of Velvet d’Amour’s magazine, in a shoot styled by me! What do you think? Sounds pretty fun, yes?

We’re hoping the shoot would take place in London in October – so, whoever wins will have to be available and local (or rich enough to pay for flights!) to London at that time.

It’s slightly different this time, peeps. To win, I’d like you to comment below on why you would want to model for Volup2 and what it would mean to you if you won.

Best of luck my lovelies! I shall be picking a winner this Friday. xx


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Hello lovelies! You’ve all been so nice on twitter and in the comments about the blog’s birthday, so thank you! To make things easier, I’ve separated each giveaway into its own post. You can enter as many as you wish, however you won’t be able to win more than one prize, as that won’t be fair – hope that’s ok!

Onto our gift from Cult of California, an awesome activewear and clubwear brand that just launched!

They’ve been super generous, and are offering a winner a Worship tank in a colour of your choice, and a Hi Low Priestess top in either black or neon. Yay!

I want to mention, some sizes are waiting to be stocked, so Jen has said she will ship them after August 20th so you’ll have the full size range to choose from.

To win, it’s pretty simple: just leave a comment if you’d like to enter!

If you want to enter a second time, post this tweet:

I’ve entered the @lapocketrocket & @cultofcali 3rd birthday comp! #pocketrocket3

Good luck! xx


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Hello lovelies! You’ve all been so nice on twitter and in the comments about the blog’s birthday, so thank you.

The competitions have been going down really well, though towards the end of last night I had to go to bed! So here are the other giveaways for you – hope they’re worth the wait!

To make things easier, I’ve separated each giveaway into its own post. You can enter as many as you wish, however you won’t be able to win more than one prize, as that won’t be fair – hope that’s ok!

Onto our gift from my favourite plus size shop in the world, Domino Dollhouse:

 Tracy has very kindly offered a gift voucher worth $50 to use in the store! Grab yourself something from the Urban Mermaids range, or use it against one of her beautiful birthday bash dresses.

To win, it’s pretty simple: just leave a comment if you’d like to enter!

If you want to enter a second time, post this tweet:

I’ve entered the @lapocketrocket & @dominodollhouse 3rd birthday comp! #pocketrocket3

Good luck! xx