House of Fraser – Label Lab – Curvy collection

I’ve never really looked at House of Fraser before as having clothing to fit my curvy demure body. To be honest I probably wouldnt have looked if it hadn’t have been for a fellow blogger posting.   So trumpet sounds der der der der introducing Label Lab at House of Fraser.

Its a pretty trendy range of Gents/Womens clothing with the womens range including a capsule collection of plus sized clothing .

As you all know I’m a size 20 mostly although in some brands I now fit an 18 and I’m 5:8 and 48 years old  ( blimey I’m old my birthday was Christmas Eve :0) .  I do find it hard to find items of clothing that totally fit my style and its really hard to  find items that I could wear on stage singing with my band Skyeladder.

However I’ve just put an order in for these items so will do another blog when they arrive showing the fit and how I pair them with items in my wardrobe.

Enjoy xxxxxxxxxxx

Label Lab


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Great Music Festivals 2016

Hi all, thanks for coming along to read al about great music festivals in 2016 , I’ll also mention if my band Skyeladder are playing :0)


North East Wales Diversity Festival – UK

Another great festival that we’ve recently heard about is the NE Wales Diversity Festival. On Saturday 30th April 2016 Connahs Quay, Deeside, Flintshire .


Carfest North & South – UK
Delighted to say that this great festival is on again for 2016, hosted by Chris Evans from Radio 2 with all proceeds to BBCs Children in Need. North will be the 29 – 31st July  Bolesworth Castle Cheshire and the South is 26 – 28th August Laverstoke Park Farm  Hampshire .  Skyeladder where lucky enough to play the Wigwam stage in 2015 so heres to hoping we get selected again for 2016 :0)





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The bloody marvelous designer list

So I get bored easily and when I get bored I get naughty must be my creative side what with the music, writing , photography etc.   Anyway I’ve decided to pull together  a list of  designers worthy of being on “The Bloody Marvelous Designer List”   If you make the list I will promote the crap out of your collection just because I want to. 

Note this list is not influenced by PRs passing me freebies  ( believe you me that wont work and I probably wont respect you for it anyway as I;m not one of those bloggers who pleads for items to review) . 

I’ll only add designers to the list that I respect and they produce awe inspiring and innovative collections over and over again. 

So roll call please the first designer on my list is…………………..


Anna Scholz –

Anna has been in curvy fashion for quite a number of years, has her main office in London and used to model herself so she really does get what curvy women want. Anna has quite an imagination and its this imagination and great creativity that you see reflected in her designs and the prints she creates. I have a number of things  from Annas main stream collection, the quality is great, beautifully cut and the fit for me is perfection.

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A new additional to the list is Age of Reason Scarves

I have yet to own of of these beautiful scarves as they are rather expensive however I love the fabric, the messages that Ali protrays are amazing, just beautiful.  Heres one of my favorites – I will never surrender  ( my moto :0) and of course my favorite and my mothers favorite flower the iris )






Info from the website

Age of Reason is a UK luxury print label with an emphasis on quality, sustainability and ethics. Born as a scarf studio it has evolved to add womenswear and homeware.


Our designer Ali Taylor Mapletoft, a former London filmmaker, uses confident strokes of pen and ink to create striking hand-rendered prints in her Brighton studio. Provenance is key to Ali’s production, the majority of which is undertaken by a small UK team.  Taking inspiration from literature, historical costume, pop-culture and her African childhood in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, Ali applies a quintessentially British style to her contemporary collections. Her works often include, historical drawing, hidden messages, and a dash of punk attitude.

 “A print piece should never be boring, it should become part of your personal -style story. I want to see people living effortlessly with my designs. ”

ASK Fashion

ASK Fashion is a Boston based plus size brand and company. CEO founder and creative director Amanda Koker wants you to find your inner rockstar.

Ask Fashion AW15

I’ve know about ASK fashion now for around two years when I met the lovely Amanda at a plus sized fashion event in New York City.   Her creativity and style really caught my eye check out the latest AW15 collection its full of strong signature stunning pieces. In particular I love the flag influenced dress’s and jacket’s.

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