Posts Tagged ‘plus size womenswear’


Hypnotising Mandala Cakes

May 1st, 2015 1:31 pm


When we first saw these pictures we were amazed at the patterns and colours. We were even more impressed when we found out that these are in fact cakes. Stephen McCarty, a vegan-raw chef from LA, makes these elaborately beautiful cakes using only raw, vegan ingredients. He goes under the name Sukhavati Raw Desserts, Sukhavati meaning “Happy” in Hindi.  He displays images of all his amazing cakes on his Instagram page, from where you email your orders.

A mandala (the pattern you see decorated on the cakes) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe.   The colours used in McCarty’s cakes are all made from natural plant and fruit extracts. Some of the flavours include banana jungle nut butter chocolate cheesecake, coconut lime raw vegan cheesecake and acai blueberry mango cheesecake. Our mouths are watering at the thought. I think we can all agree that these cakes just look too good to eat, but we’d be willing to try a slice




Frida’s doppelganger

April 24th, 2015 3:26 pm


Frida is part of the amazing website Pack dog. If you’re wondering what pack dog is then we’ll explain. It’s a site that you can create a profile for your lovely pooch and connect with other dogs and their owners. You can follow Fridas instagram or her pack page by clicking the links. We came across a dog named Shina who we think is the spitting image of Frida. The hardest quesiton is which ones which? Click through to visit Shina’s page





Plus sized wars Channel 4 tonight

April 21st, 2015 5:47 pm


Tonight [ Tuesday April 21st ] Channel 4 takes an in depth look at the high street end of the plus size fashion industry. The documentary follows some well-known plus size bloggers such as Georgina Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust [ See our exclusive interview with her featuring our Spot Jersey Ruched Wrap Dress ]  and established high street brands.

The programme states that 60% of British women are now plus size and the plus size fashion industry is one of the fastest growing areas in fashion retail. The documentary has exclusive access to some of the UK’s plus size brands ,featuring  - Yours, Evans and Taking Shape.  It takes us through the fashion process from the designing of new styles ,the creation of new advertising campaigns featuring models such as Tess Holliday through to the opening and stocking of new stores.

We hope that the documentary shows both the plus size fashion industry and its’ customers in a positive light and inspires all women to embrace their shapes and sizes.

We would love to know what you think of the programme ,so please post an opinion on our Twitter or Facebook page using the hashtag #‎exclusivelyplussize‬





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