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Oh my glob, you guys. It finally happened.

After years of swooning over awesome independent designers in the US, Australia and mainland Europe, and being damned to shockingly expensive shipping costs and customs charges. Edgy independent fatshion has stepped up in the UK, in the name of OneOneThree. AT LAST. I’d seen murmurings of the name on twitter but only got a chance to have a look today, and my mind is a bit blown. I’ll just let the photos do the talking, eh?

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I just can’t believe how on point it all is. Studs. Pleather. Collars. Illusions. It’s so exciting! Hence why I’m posting this in a rush – I just want you guys to see it!

The pieces aren’t up for sale yet, so make sure you keep in touch with them via twitter and facebook (where you can see the AMAZING photos). I’m just so happy someone in the UK is doing this!

Anyone else as excited as I am?



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Of course, I’m not really, but I did get to pretend for a lovely day with Velvet d’Amour, and am in the latest issue of her magazine Volup2. I’m so honoured to be a part of this, it’s such an amazing project. It’s less of a magazine and more of a coffee table book, chock full of editorials with a huge array of people, with different colours, abilities, sizes, genders represented. In fact you can actually order a print version, which is awesome.

I wasn’t the only blogger photographed of course, the gorgeous Chloe from Le Blog de Neiiko and Georgina from Fuller Figure Fuller Bust – the cover girl herself! We were photographed at the same time which was so much fun. Also I had the best kebab ever (I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s important ok?).

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These are just some low res images I pulled – you can see the rest of the photos – and details and links of all the items worn are in the magazine itself, which, handily, I’ve embedded below to browse at your leisure, below:

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I can’t recommend looking through this magazine enough (although it is NSFW, I must add!) as it really is wonderful and inspirational. Well done to everyone involved!


I feel like I don’t give nearly enough love to my fellow bloggers on here, so today I thought I’d show you some of my fave outfits I’ve seen on my reader lately:

Valerie is one of my absolute favourite bloggers, and has such a unique style. I am super jealous of her Litchenstein-esque comic skirt, but she wears it beautifully!

Image by Lucy Hewett www.lucyhewett.com

Tiffany from Fat Shopaholic is one of the most fearless and awesome bloggers. I just love everything she wears and this is no exception – love the Pebbles look!

Ah Naomi is such a cutie. I love this New Look Inspire dress on her. Plus, check out the rail of Swan (the Clements Ribiero collection for Evans) behind! Has anyone bought anything from the collection? I’m heading down to Marble Arch along with Em tomorrow to try it all on.

Audrey at Big or Not to Big always looks perfect. I love this outfit as it is my favourite colour combination: red, black and white. Gorgeous!

Another one of my all time favourite plus fashion bloggers, Brittany of Pockets and Bows goes for a deadly combination of neon, stripes and sequins. Always amazing!

Tracy of Chubble Bubble (and my favourite shop, Domino Dollhouse) fame parties in Betsey Johnson! So jealous, that top is too good.

Lastly I’m a huge fan of Nicole’s dressed down look. It’s really nice to see her in jeans, and her use of colour is second to none!

Whose style have you been coveting lately?


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As you might have seen in my last post, I am attempting to “be more outrageous” in 2012, including competing in Burger Queen, London’s fat beauty pageant, on March 15th. Do come down and cheer (or jeer) at me!

One of the reasons I really wanted to get involved with Burger Queen is because I’m a big fan of Scottee. It’s just bizarre how someone so unashamedly FAT (it’s a big part of all of his projects) can be held in such esteem by typically judgemental circles. This is a guy who parades the pages of i-D on the regular, treads the boards of the west end and hangs out with various celebrities and débutantes, while always FAT FAT FATTING in their faces. Awesome. Oh, and he dresses impeccably! fass_london_13_v

So what makes him tick? I thought I’d ask him a few questions…

Hello! Please tell us a little about yourself?

I am Scottee. I am a London based performer, director and show off and I enjoy wearing sequins. I’m from a council estate in Kentish Town and I like to eat Ravioli on toast.

How would you describe your style?

British Camp I think – I like anything that looks a bit naff, cheap or ‘showbiz’ that elude to being expensive. Anything shiny really made out of 6 tinsel wigs and a glitter slash curtain thrown onto a shoulder suits me.

I am so excited for Burger Queen! What inspired you to put on this event?

I’m bored of Channel 4 telling me that I am fat therefor I am an unhappy, broken human being. I wanted to make something that was in response to those programs that showed the world fatties are largely happy, well rounded people who are up for a laugh. Burger Queen was born. (Interestingly, after this interview one of the sponsors of BQ pulled out, because the brand didn’t want to “promote unhealthy living”. Jesus fuck.)

You had a great t-shirt line available a few years ago. Are you planning on any more gorgeous fatty clothes? Please say yes.

Yes I still sell shirts on my website that only come in an XXL – I would love to make more stuff, its boring wearing Evans’ idea of ‘glam’ – this usually leaves big women in smocks with sequin butterflies – RUBBISH! I want to make big girls wear sequin catsuits and plus size eyelashes!

You are fat and incredibly fabulous. When did you decide to be fabulous, instead of the kind of drab, self-hating misery everyone expects people like us to be?

I never made a conscious choice, I’ve always love dressing fancy and fancy dress, my mum tells me that at school or parties I wouldn’t attend unless the outfit was really good. I think Blue Peter also made me very interested in making funny clothes to wear, of course. I never saw Tracey Island as a toy, more an understated hat.

Where are your favourite places to shop?

Ebay!  I collect Dawn French’s 1647 (French & Teague) line, vintage only and 80’s ‘Essence’ clobber. I don’t think these clothes look any good on women but all my fat girlfriends always remark that on me they look tailor made. I think the high street designers forget big women don’t all have a big bust so the clothes often look much better on me and my smaller moobs. I also like the idea that during the day I wear fat women’s clothes from the 80’s.

Lastly, what’s your favourite piece of fashion advice?

Get a hot glue gun! I’ve made some wonderful things by sticking something to something. Have a go and then wear your earphones, that way even if you look ridiculous you won’t be able to hear what the general public think!

Thanks Scottee! As well as BQ taking place at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern each Thursday this month, he’s performing a show every Saturday in April at the Roundhouse. You can find more info here. He has a blog, too!


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Well… That “hiatus” didn’t last very long at all, did it? That said, the breather was worth it – especially the four days I managed to go, cold turkey, without twitter. How I managed that I shall never know.

All sort of exciting stuff has been happening. I’m longer working for Yours Clothing, which, to be quite honest, was a major conflict of interest with the blog. So while I’m poor and can’t buy purdy clothes for the foreseeable, it’ll work out better in the long run. I hope?!

Anyway.

This year, the nearest I got to some sort of resolution was to “be more outrageous” in 2012. My 1st step towards this has been signing up to compete in Burger Queen 2012. Oh dear lord. Here’s the blurb:

Scottee welcomes you back for a super sized second helping of his infamous beauty pageant Burger Queen! Every Thursday in March, he will be whittling down a wide range of fantastic fatties in his unique game show for fat people. Each chunky contestant will endure three rounds designed to find the perfect chub to be crowned Burger Queen 2012. Rounds include trend (flaunting your fat fashion), taste (your signature dish served to our judges) and talent (light entertainment for heavyweights).

Each heat is judged by some wonderful faces including Nick Grimshaw, Paloma Faith, Cock N Bull Kid, Alison Hammond, Immodesty Blaize, Sue Tilley, Princess Julia, BQ ’11 winner Nina Neon, not to mention Scottee’s Mum and our resident judge & plus size princess Amy Lamé.

The winner will receive £100 cash, £400 worth of gifts from our sponsors, a bottle of plonk, the coveted Burger Queen medal, the golden unhappy meal and the chance to perform at the Roundhouse CircusFest in ‘Camp’!

More? Over the course of the contest Scottee will also be putting himself through the murky world of fad diets, celebrity fitness DVD’s and some alternative exercise classes – NHS’ answer to Fanny Craddock, Dr Tim Crocker-Buque will be keeping an eye on him and vlogging his progress!

Other highlights include guest performances from chubby chasers Myra Dubois, Timberlina, Russella &Tenor Ladies, Sami Knight is on the decks playing big (gastric) band tunes, the amazing ‘What’s Jude eating this week?’ is back, the weekly Pie Chart Rundown and of course ‘the show’s not over till the Miss Annabel Sings

Heat 2 – 8th March
Heat 3 – 15th March
Heat 4 – 22nd March
Grand Final – 29th March

7pm (8pm Show)
Tickets are available on the door but advance booking is advised.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall SE11

£7 or £11.99 with the RVT Burger & Chips
(Meat or Vege options available).

More info and advance tickets from http://burger-queen.info

The search to find the perfect porker has begun – who will become Burger Queen?

It is a big, fat, celebration of all things fat and outrageous, and I just can’t WAIT! Although, I am slightly terrified.

As well as myself, Charlotte Cooper of Obesity Timebomb is competing this Thursday and will be awesome. Heat one featured the sexual siren that is Bethany from My Arched Eyebrow – and she won! The final takes place on Thursday March 29th, so do come along to help me cheer her on!

As for me, my heat is next Thursday, March 15th. If you’d like to come along you can order tickets here – I’d LOVE to see you (and need all the emotional support I can get, haha!)

Stay tuned for an interview with Head Fatso, Scottee, himself!


Hello dears,

Sorry about the brief offline-ness! Am back and raring to go now!

A couple of weeks ago I got to hang out with one of my very favourite fat and fashion bloggers, Frances from Corpulent and Hey Fat Chick. She was as awesome and brightly dressed as I imagined, and we ate artery-clogging chips and talked about politics and Tumblr. It’s nice to know someone else gets excited when they receive a lot of notes! Haha.

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Top: Carmakoma
Skirt: Carmakoma
Cardigan: Torrid
Glasses: Glasses Direct
Boots: Evans
Belt: Forever 21+
Bag Primark
Necklace: Primark

As always, I feel guilty as a fair bit if this outfit was gifted! I’ve mentioned the glasses and cardigan before now, but the ladies at Carmakoma sent me their sheer grey tunic, Hestrel. I absolutely love it. It’s funny, before it arrived I planned out this entire outfit in my head. Now it’s on I think it worked as well as any imaginary outfit could. Though I should probably do something with my hair…

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Frances rocked her canary yellow Jibri jacket which is just incredible. Talking of Jibri and brights, have you seen their AW collection? Oh my gawd. Amazing!


Right. A lot of people I know IRL and my family read my blog. I’m going to whack a disclaimer on this video: Mum, Gloria, Brian – you’re going to absolutely hate and be offended by this, haha. Probably best if you don’t click play.

Everyone else… well. I cried little tears of joy watching Gisela Ramirez‘s fashion show in full this morning. It is everything I wish all fashion was about: fun, not giving a shit, camaraderie. Big Bum Jumble’s fashion show last year had a similar vibe, but because this is an independent designer with her own collection it feels so special.

All of the clothes (apart from Kelli Jean Drinkwater’s incredible skirt) are available from the website in sizes 14 – 28 (AUS sizing). There’s 50% off at the moment, too! If I wasn’t dirt poor I’d have one of everything, in every colour.


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Thanks so much for entering the Torrid competition! My next one’ll be far more open, I assure you. But it’s a great prize, no? All those clothes! Well, I added everyone’s names to the database and went straight to trusty random.org. And the winner is…

Sally Reeves! WELL DONE!

I laughed that I got number 8 because in the comments Sally offered to pay postage – but I swear this isn’t a fix, and I’m still paying for the postage!

Thanks so much to Torrid for the awesome clothes, and Sally I really hope you love your new wardrobe!

 

 


Not a physical wardrobe, mind you – a selection of lovely clothes and a pair of OMGAMAZING shoes for you to win, all at once.

Here’s the bad stuff, which I want to get out of the way first:

Because of the postage, I can only open this comp to peeps in the UK. Sorry!

All the clothes are a size US18, or Torrid size 1, and the shoes are US9. Sorry!

Okay, now if you’re still reading, here’s a peek of what’s up for grabs:

 

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So here’s the low down. You’ve got two blazers: a nautical, navy stripe blazer that is jersey knit, and one that is more evening themed with ruffles and fully lined; three jeans: some super trendy flares, a casual ripped pair, and a studded pair; one absolutely killer evening dress: purple slip with black mesh pleated over the top; one leopard and lace cami; two evening tops: a one shoulder floral number with ruffles, and a black, white and red bandeau top with removable straps; and finally the shoes that EVERYONE tried on at Plus London.

These items were sent to me by the adorable Becky at Torrid, to showcase on their rail at Plus London back in Feb with a view to holding a giveaway eventually. I’ve held on to them until now because I’ve just not been able to spare the money for postage! But it’s been long enough, and to celebrate the eve of Pocket Rocket turning 2 years old, I reckon it’s a good time to let you at them!

You can enter up to 3 times – but there is only one winner. Here’s how to enter:

1. Comment on this entry saying you’d like to win.

2. Follow me via one of the connecty, reader-y thingymabobs over in the sidebar on the right

3. Tweet about the comp: I wanna win nice clothes from @lapocketrocket & @torridfashion! Gimmiiieee http://www.pocketrocketfashion.com

I’ll pick a winner Monday, 8th August, at 6 o’clock. Best of luck sweethearts, and may the best woman win!