Saturday, 28 September 2013
Anyway, any blog posts before this one have no pictures for that reason, and I know everyone hates a blog with no pictures, you fickle motherfuckers.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
I've read a bunch of fatshion bloggers recently responding to an apparent "shit storm" created by Abercrombie & Fitch who's CEO (or someone else I couldn't give a shit about) has said they only market to young, good looking, thin people. Yeah, well, you and about 99% of fashion retailers pal, aint nothin new there. Some folks have called for a boycott of the A&F brand, going so far as to request "allies" don't shop there. (Not naming names)
Now I'm not arsed if you boycott them or not. It's not a brand I'm interested in, can fit into, or can afford. To be honest I've barely heard of them but what I've seen doesn't appeal. Hardly surprising - fat 30 year old dykes aren't their target demographic after all.
Anyway, what I'm getting at is there are a whole lot of fatshion folks getting their knickers in a twist over this one, then happily showing off their fancy new outfit from New Look. You know, they of the refusing trans women access to changing rooms fame? Then continuing to display their blatant ignorance at best by offering "out-of-hours shopping appointments to safeguard their privacy." (You gotta wonder who's privacy they were trying to safeguard here.)
Where were you when that shit was going down? Where were your calls for a boycott in the name of being a good ally?
I have to ask myself, why are folks calling for a boycott? It is because they think the company is morally reprehensible and should make amends? Or is it because they are personally butt hurt?
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Spill the Zines: http://spillthezines.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/review-sheffield-zine-fest-2013.html
Me and Chella were also interviewed by Russell Cavanagh. Video here:
|Me and my bunting! (Thanks Rebs for the supplies!)|
|Jen at my table. I barely had time to sit at my own stall all day!|
In other news, Jen and I have found an awesome flat in Sheffield, and we'll be moving in next week! It's perfect for us, huge, central, and cheap! I got lucky when I called up a friends landlord to see if he had anything available, and he had just started to renovate this place. It's almost finished, the plumber is in today and there are a few electrician jobs to do, then we get to decorate. I'm so excited!
Maybe once we've moved and I have more time (because I'm currently travelling 2+ hours each way to work) I'll also be able to start doing some proper outfit posts and writing about fashion and gender presentation again. At the moment, all I seem to be wearing is pyjamas and this:
Nice huh? I'm enjoying my new(ish) job, I'm just not enjoying all that travelling! Anyway, more news soon about the flat and a zine update! xo
Thursday, 7 March 2013
I've finished issue 5 of Buy Her Candy in plenty of time for the zine fest! It won't be on sale until the day of the fest though. Partly because I'm lazy and I don't want to sell loads and have to make more copies.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Plus size clothing lines and shops are better than they used to be, I know. (Although Evans seems to be regressing to its frumpy floral roots.) However, they are still very limiting to me. I don't want to wear dresses, lovely as they are, and plus size retailers seem to have adopted high femme and run with it. I'm not comfortable doing femme anymore, and it is near on impossible for me to find the properly fitting androgynous clothes that I feel myself in.
Men's clothes are an option, sure. I can find styles that are more me. Unfortunately those styles are not made for my body. I am basically the opposite shape of the majority of masculine bodied folks. I have a fat ass, huge hips, short arms and breasts that cannot be hidden. Menswear is basically a no-go, so I stick to women's basics, neutral as possible. This is difficult in fat sizes because the detail lets me down more often than not. Think about how women's shirts often don't button all the way to the collar. How there is a little extra frill, a fancy button, a 3/4 sleeve, a distinct lack of pockets! Little things, but things that make all the difference to someone genderqueer, androgynous, or masculine of centre.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
|Pulp shirt - Iffyton Stores £20|
Cardigan - Matalan £18
Braces - Topman £10
Jeans - H&M+ £25
I already have all these except the cardigan. I'm gonna hit the vintage stores on Division Street next week and probably charity shops up Eccy Road in search of a cable knit cardigan, but if I don't find anything I might get this Matalan one. My trusty H&M skinny jeans I wear pretty much every day and I have them in black and maroon. These braces are nice but I got mine off ebay for 2 quid, and the bag was also from ebay and was about 4 quid, I could only find a new one for sale on a french website for €39. What would you wear this shirt with?