Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Festival of Thrift Returns – But Is It Thrifty?

This weekend was the Festival of Thrift: a two day event celebrating the thrifty lifestyle. It was conceived from the current trending desire to live more consciously; being more aware of today’s throwaway lifestyle and adopting ways to live more kindly on the planet, and toward the wallet.  Last year was the Festival of Thrift’s birth, which meant a certain anticipation and expectation of the second anniversary event. I’m a bargain hunting countrysider with a passion for crafting, and I love

Summertime Sadness | Freya Daydreamer

September marks the season of change, with echos of sunshine from the departing summer gently warming the fading flora.  It’s all a little sad; admitting this is the end of everything light, bright and free-spirited. We have a gorgeous Summer to be thankful for, despite having had a defunct August, most of this Summer was beautiful, hot and everything flourished – my mood with it.  So we’d be forgiven for wanting to squeeze more out of

Pin Up Pretty | Dovima Thorny Rose Dress

  Dressing a curvy figure can be a tricky task.  I for one am aware of my lumps and bumps, and know I look my best by celebrating my hour glass frame rather than hiding it away beneath unflattering clothes (which I am undeniably guilty of doing.) Fashion from the 40s and 50s era seemed to get dressing just right: everything was well fitted, worked around the waist and looked effortlessly feminine, regardless what body shape

Cosmopolitan #FashFest – The Lingerie Show

Earlier this week saw Cosmopolitan magazine’s Lingerie Show return for it’s 2nd year.  The show, which brought together the hottest names in lingerie and beauty with an evening of pampering, champagne and catwalks, launched #FashFest: a five day fashion festival during London Fashion Week. Last month when I told you about the coming of Cosmo’s FashFest I announced I would be attending the Lingerie Show myself as a VIP blogger.  Having known about the Lingerie Show for months

D+ Parfait ‘Carole’ Reviewed

When Parfait by Affinitas announced the introduction of larger cups to their D-G core sizes, the lingerie industry’s ears pricked. Reflecting the demand for the G+ cups, the extended range of Charlotte was well received and eagerly snapped up.  It seemed Parfait was moving up in the full bust world, and I was excited to see what larger offerings Parfait would next make accessible. This Autumn Winter range features three D-K collections: Charlotte, Sophia, and a babydoll in the

Accessorise with White

Whoever said Summer is the season for wearing white forgot about the mountain hare.  He was donning his Winter whites long before anyone made the glacial colour a Summer staple. White brightens up the dark Winter palette that’s otherwise awash with dreary browns and greys; an injection of light into the murky and mundane.  Accessorising is the perfect way to wear white, accenting a casual outfit as easy as workwear. I’m such a bag fiend and enjoy shopping for a

Ultimo Launches Into Large Cups

The fuller bust market is today bigger than ever.  Recognising the growing demand for big bras, Ultimo have expanded into the large cup territory launching a DD-G lingerie collection. Formerly a brand just for sub DDs, Ultimo are now looking to establish themselves as an accessible option for wearers of large cups.  Starting with a capsule collection of essentials – including a multiway strapless and a plunge bra – plans for a fashion line are already in

Braving the Bounce with Panache Sport

Big boobs and lively motion don’t well go hand in hand.  Reaching for a sports bra to take on a flight of stairs may be over zealous, but I’d be lost without one pounding the parquet down the gym. Panache Sport has served me well in the past, with their full bust specialised sports bras providing a high level of comfort parallel to a reliable degree of support.  In fact, I really quite love my Sports bra.  So