Clare

Lady Voluptuous ‘Medusa’ dress – a review

It’s no secret that I love all things retro (and vintage repro), and as a curvy woman it’s important to me to find a dress which flatters my shape, and makes me feel great all at the same time. So when I heard that the lovely Georgina of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust had teamed up with the folks at Lady… Read more →

Corseting…

My mum is getting married later on this year, and we – the bridesmaids – have been blessed with the most beautiful dresses from Vivien of Holloway (not to mention the beautiful Vivienne Westwood shoes, but those aren’t nearly as relevant to this post). As a fuller figured woman (that’s putting it mildly, to be honest) I got my mum… Read more →

Burlesque Bodies

I still remember my first burlesque show – over ten years ago now, I borrowed a friends corset so I could look the part, I took the exciting trip through to Edinburgh and loved every performer. I even took to the stage during the interval as part of a competition and twirled tassles (admittedly, badly) for the first ever time.… Read more →

Sunday Sounds: Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid (2010) ****

While sitting in the car earlier, listening to some of Gordon’s music choices, I decided I wanted to flex my writing muscles a little bit – as well as expanding my music knowledge – by reviewing a new (to me) album every week. Sunday felt like as good a day to do it as any and so Sunday Sounds has… Read more →

“Paul McKenna – I Can Make You Thin…” – Can he?

I’ve tried the Paul McKenna “I Can Make You Thin…” approach before. Well, when I say tried, I actually mean I started it, thought about it for a few days, listened to the CDs and then felt guilty for a few days after that I’d yet again abandoned a weight loss technique whilst bemoaning the fact that I am so fat*!… Read more →

Insecurity

Insecurity is a funny thing. Right when you can be feeling your happiest, most carefree it rears its’ ugly little head and smacks you in the face. I find insecurity a strange emotion to deal with. For years, I would project my insecurity onto other people. “He/She/They *must* think this of me and therefore I feel insecure about X”. But… Read more →

Avon Super Extend Liquid Eyeliner in Black ***

I’m an avid lover of all things vintage, and make-up is no exception. I don’t wear a lot of make-up daily, but eyeliner is a must have for the lovely 50s flick I like to wear. Once upon a time I would use a gel pot eyeliner, but I kept finding the brush would get mangled quicker than the gel… Read more →

Let’s get this blogging show on the road…

I’ve never been great at remembering to blog regularly. My old website was a bit of a mess, and so it’s no wonder I’ve never managed to make a habit out of remembering to write often. However, 2014 is marking a bit of a turn-around for me. New website, a renewed interest in getting back into professional writing and the… Read more →

Green Bean & Pancetta risotto with Pesto

I just got myself a slow cooker and thought it needed a good recipe for it’s trial run. So when I spotted this recipe in a Hamlyn’s cookbook of G’s I thought it’d be the perfect – and easiest – thing to try. After being one of *those* people who photographs and tweets about their food (I’m not a great… Read more →

Tuesday at Tesco’s

On the face of it Tuesday at Tesco’s at Assembly with Simon Callow should be a theatre-goers dream. Callow is one of the UK’s biggest theatrical names, the Assembly Hall a powerhouse venue at the Fringe, and the text is a translation of France’s huge hit La Mardi a Monoprix – it all adds up, on paper, to be an… Read more →

The Room of Unlimited Possibilities

The search for enlightenment is never an easy one; many people search their whole lives through travel, philosophy, religion or music. But it is the select few who can appease both body and soul as one. This is explored in Cyprian company Theatro Transcendental’s debut professional performance The Room of Unlimited Possibilities. A woman (Korina Kontaxaki) struggles to align her… Read more →

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