Next Event – 29th June – Alternative Fashion Fest – @Circo Liverpool

Hi all, my lovely Alternative Fashion Fest crew will be performing their anniversary show at Circo , Britannia Pavilion , Albert Doc, L3 4AD, Liverpool in Liverpool.

I;’ll be modeling again and will be wearing  an outfit from phoenixx Designs and will also be in the Lady Gaga closing section.  So cant wait, please come the event highlights diversity and how we are all different and the need to embrace those differences in society. 

Heres a few more details x

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Come join us on the 29th of June for our anniversary show. We will have amazing artists, fantastic designers and of course all the beautiful people.

Amazing acts from

Be dazzled by CONDRA
Enjoy the amazing vocals KIMMYBEATBOX and Molly & Ellie
Burlesque from Arielle Firecracker and her assistant Dita Von Hiss
Jynx Monster from the incredible Monster Cirque
Come see the amazing skills of Stay Beautiful Hoop dance
and Opening our show is the taleted Emilie Rachel with her amazing vocals.

Special Guest Model Ryan Davies-Hall

Incredible choreography from Dance All Out

Featuring designs from
Lexxi Roxx Clothing
Petticoats~A~Plenty
THTC – The Hemp Trading Company
Phazeclothing.com
Alibi Clothing and Accessories
Phoenixx Designs UK
Are We The Baddies
Bohemiannova Couture
and many more

Special Guests
LatexFashion.TV
Stephi LaReine

Some special surprises coming your way this time. Not to mention stalls and booths for you to browse around at your leisure.

Hold on to your hats Liverpool…we’re back!

No tickets needed!

Links
Link to the event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1721222301478718/
http://www.alternativefashionfest.co.uk/

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Tour Date 2 – 30th April 2016 at the North East Wales Diversity Festival Gig and Ask Fashion

Tour date 2 – 30th April 2016 at the North East Wales Diversity Festival Gig.
Here I am on the outdoor stage with my band Skyeladder, such a fun day and the reaction to our new songs “Mercy” and “Take Me” was amazing.  Thankyou everybody for coming to support us.  As usual with my other posts I am blogging about the outfit I wore ( which by the way in case you are all wondering –  I have bought all of them ) .
So for this gig I wore my ASK fashion flag dress which I absolutely love its made from a stretchy woolen like material which kept me cool all day and is hand made by the lovely Amanda.  Ask fashion is a designer label in the states I met the designer Amanda a few years ago when I was in New York for the Fuller Figure fashion Week shows and raved about her collection.
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In order to compliment the dress I paired the look with fishnet tights from The big tights company. Evans cowboy leather boots and a black furry gilet from Evans which I bought years and years ago paired with fishnet tights from The big tights company.
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Overall a great look for stage , let me know what you think x.
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M&S #LFWxMCR SS15 Fashion Show

On Thursday I was lucky enough to go along to the M&S    fashion show. I IMG_20150226_182929169was one of the facebook winners for the 18:30 show.  It was a good drive into Manchester no traffic thank god and we managed to get there in record time parking in the M&S underground carpark which is very convenient for the city centre and Deans-gate restaurants. We where greeted by the lovely lady below with the camera who sorted a glass of fizz for us and escorted us to our seats.  Hubby walks with a stick these days and the lady seating us was super considerate ensuring we where comfortable. We even received a gift voucher to spend in store :0)

 

 

 

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The event started off with a film all about this years #LFW and it covered M&S favorite designer collections and also what was likely to trend for SS15 and how it would in turn transform into what we saw on the high street.

Then it was onto the show see some of my favorite looks below.

 

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Stripes are back

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Stylish & chic oriental floral top paired with neutrals.

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Sharp tailored suits, loving the cream suit.

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Gorgeous florals in citrus brights
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Pretty pastal Florals
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Country club meets city chic….

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Jumpsuit love..

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and finally the Finale……………………………..

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Overall a really impressive collection from M&S, I think theres lots of items to suit everybody.  Hope you enjoy the pictures and get yourself down to an M&S near you to check the collection for yourself.

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Ta ta for now , I’d love to get your comments on the collection xxxx Janie B  ( Copyright Janie B 2015)

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Shapeology

I’m an apple apparently,  although I;m not sure I like being compared to a fruit, luckily apples are tasty and I am quite in love with Pink Ladies and no people they are not girlies they are beautifully reddy pink juicy apples.  

Moi Liverpool Fashion week Enigma ClothingAs an apple I find anything that sits and flairs from the waist makes me look six months pregnant.  Not a good look for a 5:8 size 20/22 gorgeous old bagged brunette bombshell like myself :0).  Apples are described as having thin legs ( check mine are slender and long at a 31 inch leg) .  Soft tummy area ( check my wobbles wibble when I move) and I have been told recently by a designer who shall remain nameless a small bust ( but I don’t agree with this at 40C I think I have quite an adequate bosom thank-you)

I personally find things like skinny jeans, tunic tops and A line dresses suit my shape and look good on me.

I do remember that Scarlett & Jo  had a flower tunic dress when it first launched and I was rather perturbed as it sold out before my pay day. It was an A line shape, slightly gathered at the waist so there’s not an expanse of fabric with a wrap over  v neck, to flatter your chesty area and cute three quarter almost kimono style sleeves. Definitely a perfect dress for me, perhaps Gifi Fields the designer would care to bring it back so I can have it in my life :0)

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I also find things like thigh length jackets are good, biker jackets in particular enhance my figure.  However one rather big and definite no no for me are coats that have double lapels as they just make me look like a granny apple.

You can see my style here, I love to wear funky tops, waist coats, fury jackets and silk I just adore silk lingerie. So that’s a bit of fun over, I wrote this off the back of a post on the Evans page where they quoted 40% of British Women are an Apple.

So as you can see when somebody calls you an apple they are not mocking your figure they are similarly describing your shape.  Although sometimes I find it rather presumptuous and dictatorial when a company feels it can  tell you exactly whats best for you to wear.  When you know darned well, that you don’t care one jot , you;ll ignore what they say, and you will wear what ever you fancy !.  On that note I wish you night night and don’t let the bed bugs bite xx.

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Feeling like a Queen in Evans ,Wallis and Live Unlimited

So for my New Years outfit 2014 I choose to wear myIMG_20141231_215656343 newly purchased  Live Unlimited Dress from the plus sized range at Wallis and  paired it with my Beth Ditto Evans Leggings, cowboy boots and my New Black Faux Fur and Boucle Coat all from Evans.

I’d had my hair cut prior to Christmas  at Freddies Hair in Rawtenstall , loving the cut, Matt the senior stylist there is amazing bells.  ( BTW the King of the jungle gets his hair cut here as well oooh how posh am I lol)

Makeup  – Eyeshadow is a combination of  Clinique and Chanel Smokey Eyes. Lipstick is Chanel Allure Passion 13. The  Perfume is Chanel Allure my total favorite and thanks to my hubby for buying it for my birthday on Christmas Eve :0) .

I felt just amazing, the cut of the Live Unlimited dress is really good in that it enhances rather than detracts from your curves.  Its cut so there’s more room in the hip/bum area which is great for apple and pear shapes. The dress itself is brightly colored in orange, beige, black and purple, which is just perfect for me as I love to wear brighter colors.  I wore the dress all night  ,it never creased and I felt really cool considering I was doing a lot of dancing oh and eating.

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On the eating note, we had a Thai meal at The Three Monkeys in Todmorden and oh my goodness it was rather rather lush, a starter and then for the main green thai chicken curry yum and very healthy. Such a great night , amazing food , fantastic service and great music really enjoyed it.

Anyway back to the Live Unlimited dress, I particularly loved the sleeves on this dress , they are extended in length and reminded me re the style of kimono sleeves without the bagginess, very flattering indeed.

I’m 5:8 and the length of the dress ( size 20)  for me was spot on landing above the knee.  I know some ladies out there are not keen on showing their legs but for me I don’t mind as I think my legs are one of my best features lol, plus it gets the hubbies blood racing ha ha.

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As mentioned earlier I paired the dress with my Beth Ditto leggings from Evans  a few seasons ago, cowboy boots and the totally lovely Coat from Evans the Black Faux Fur and Boucle Coat. So more on the coat.

The coat as you can see is collarless, the main body of the coat is faux fur with the sleeves consisting of boucle fabric which is very on trend.  The coat is again really flattering and has hidden pockets, fastens via hooks and sits at thigh length.  Last night it was particularly cold and windy and this coat really kept me lovely and warm all night long.  The coat feels really luxurious and I felt very smart.  This style takes me back to the Seven days when we saw tremendous designer type pieces.  Evans do seem to be  getting back on track and certainly with this coat I think they are getting there.

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So let me know what you thought of my New Year outfit, I loved it and I hope you all do too.

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New in – Sophistication from Anna Scholz

New in from Anna Scholz a rather sophisticated range of dress’s and tops.  Heres a few I’ve picked out as my favorites. I particularly like the sleekness of the blue crepe jersey cutout top and dress with the very chic and not overally sexy cut outs around the neck area.  The crepe jersey fabric certainly looks to be a good quality, so the fabric should just  slip over and enhance your curves rather than highlight every bulge which personally I hate and that’s when I personally loose my confidence. I believe strongly in good fabrics and so far from what I can see Anna has delivered.

The blue crepe jersey slit dress in particular has a very interesting front slit allowing you to show a hint of leg but not so much that it looks improper in a social occasion. I’m also in love with the Digital Jersey Roll Neck Gather Dress,  with its rainbow drop print and beautifully feminine cowl neck top. Cowl necks are so attractive with the style suiting most people. As with all of Anna’s items she really does think about shape and fit, if you look at the dresses they have gathering around the tummy area which helps to enhance our shape.

These items could quite easily be worn in the office, at a social occasion or if like me, you like to dress up just because you want to well these items are perfect.

Take a look at Annas site and see some of the other fabulous items there and let me know what you think.

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