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300 Sandwiches

June 18th, 2014 2:00 pm

We’re all suckers for a romantic love story but what really captures our hearts are romantic love stories based around food. So you won’t be surprised by our interest in the following story.

300 Sandwiches is the mastermind behind one American couple living in New York.

As the creator explains:

‘My boyfriend E is obsessed with two things: Star Wars and sandwiches. During a Sunday lunchtime viewing of “Return of the Jedi” he told me: “you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” … And so, I got cooking .’

300 Sandwiches tracks the journey between two people in love as they share experiences, emotions, their adventures, arguments, holidays, special times and average days over the course of making 300 sandwiches, which in turn, as promised leads to that all important proposal.

The sandwiches vary between sweet and savoury but every single one has had us drooling. E is one lucky man to have such a talented lady cooking for him and taking up the challenge.

Following the story we were glad to see that E couldn’t wait till the full 300 to propose, but gave in on sandwich 257.

What about the other 43 sandwiches? You’ll be as happy to hear as we were; the quest to finish all 300 sandwiches is still on and still being documented on the blog. We wish the happy couple all the best and of course thank you for all the delicious sandwich recipes.

As the saying goes the way to a man’s heart must be through his stomach.

Sizing Up Britain – Taking the guess-work out of fit

June 12th, 2014 3:50 pm

One of our favourite commentators on all sorts of body issues Caryn Franklin,  is launching a new national campaign,  ‘Sizing up Britain – The Future of Fit.’ This innovative idea will empower shoppers and retailers with the use of body-mapping technology.

The national campaign will be introducing technology that addresses the issue,  (not to mention frustration) of inconsistent store sizing and help us to find fashion that works with our individual shape. Partnering up with Bodymetrics a 3D body-mapping scanner, it will record over 200 measurements of a woman’s body shape, providing “size matched garments” straight to their smart phone via an exclusive app.

This brand new sizing technology will allow retailers to match customers body shapes with their  forthcoming collections. One of the initiative’s aims will be to increase customer satisfaction as shoppers are more confident of receiving an item that fits and flatters.

In an open letter to retailers and shopping centres Caryn Franklin was quoted as saying: “I know that shoppers, especially women, are crying out for a more effective and enjoyable shopping experience when they visit your retail outlet.

“Yes wonderful clothes, exciting designs colours and textures await her, all thoughtfully merchandised and styled, in a harmonious and carefully considered environment by you, but sizing and body variables complicate the process of choosing a garment for nearly all women.”

We say ‘well done’ Caryn and we are looking forward to seeing the positive results of this exciting campaign.

You can get more information here

A Perfect 14

May 23rd, 2014 1:20 pm

The film ‘ A Perfect 14 ‘ follows the journeys of three plus-size models, Elly Mayday, Laura Wells and Kerosene Deluxe. It shows their struggles against the perception of body image which currently exists in the mainstream media.

Although the film has not been completed yet, it has already gained an exciting following with over 10,000 followers on the Facebook fan page. It seems there’s a lot of excitement surrounding this project as we all wait for an official release date.

Produced by Canadian filmmakers James Early O’Brien and Giovanna Morales Vargas, the documentary offers an unflinching look at the modelling business and its often unforgiving treatment of women with curves.

‘ A Perfect 14 ‘  also looks at the label ‘plus size’ and discusses what the term actually means? and it’s relevance in today’s society.

The trio of plus size models share personal experiences of the modelling world. The aim is to help and empower not only each other but the viewers as well and to try and change the current notions of beauty. In addition to becoming successful models they are also driven to make a positive impact in the world.

We’re certainly looking forward to watching this film and following the story of each of these beautiful women.

Visit the site HERE

Or watch the trailer HERE


© Anne Kroul, 2013.