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So some exciting news - I've been invited as part of my blogger role to an intimate and exclusive lunch at the renowned China Tang restaurant Dorchester Hotel to meet the fabulous Gok Wan - totally excited.
The song itself is about the harshness of life, think big
city rush versus a softer more magical quieter existence like the country were
there's seemingly no pressure, a level plane that we'd all like to get to.
I am very excited to tell you all that I have been invited to the Doncaster Simply Be Launch ( French Gate) on the 1st of March - whoooooo!.
Simply Be are one of the only plus sized stores at this time that seem to be opening stores rather
than closing them. I
think this is primary down to the fact that they are completely aware
of who their customer base is and seem to be absolutely spot on with
regards current trends and the types of designers they attract to their
brand such as Anna Scholz and Zandra Rhodes.
When people tell you that a models life is a bed of roses ignore them lol, its dammed hard work.
( oh and heres my new website Janie Britton model site)
As I mentioned in a previous post I was so lucky to be chosen to model for the fabulous Amanda with her new collection for Style Personified.
The day started with me getting up at 7am , ( I must admit to still feeling fast asleep thanks to my dog Suzie snoring all night long, oh and hubby snoring - thanks guys lol) .
I''d also had a very heavy cold and my face had been very spotty and red all week - so not exactly perfect for a model shoot. However, now listen ladies and gents heres a good tip for you , hubby went out and bought some Savlon (£2.08 bargain) for me , which I kept on applying , a bit like moisturiser throughout the week, and it did the trick, nice clear skin - phew!.
So, anyway getting back to the day, following
the instructions from our lovely model host, “Shave legs up to thighs (if your
a bit of a hairy canary)", I did just that and also my
underarms - ( hairy pits are not very attractive if you're lifting your arms for
instance on a photo shoot, unless its intended of course :0) ).
Washed/Styled my hair and attempted to put
a thin base foundation on my face ( I'm very rubbish at that )
Packed my gear and then I was ready to go, luckily the motorway was super quiet - thanks School Hols :0)
Phew I didnt get lost ( thanks to my trusty sat nav) and arrived on time, at the studio in Chorlton.
On arrival I was told that we were in the studio upstairs, so up I popped and was met by the lovely Amanda who introduced me to everybody and showed me the clothes I was going to model that day.
Oh my god , love , love , love the clothes - amazing designs for plus sized women :0) .
Managed to have a chat with the other models, it was refreshing to see that we were all a range of sizes and heights.
Next stop -Hair and Makeup. I always find it interesting watching make up artists in action, foundation and power was applied and then the makeup artist got to work on making my eyes and lashes look fabulous, with lovely tonal browns and silvers , then a slip of color on my lips and I was ready to go.
Well now its time to get dressed - To be continued :00)
I am very excited to tell you all , that I have been lucky enough to be asked to model for Style Personified, a great new line of clothes for plus sized women
Heres a picture of one of their tops that I tried on at a fitting just before Christmas that is currently on sale on the website. As you can see it has a very usual neckline and is totally fabulous, I'm so excited.
The Shoots on Friday so I'll put some more details around the rest of the range and hopefully some picies from the day next week.
Wish me luck :0)
I was so annoyed yet again on Sunday whilst watching "Dancing on ICE" - such a great show but!.
Last week the female judge requested that Chemmy who is an Olympian downhill Skier was not lifted above her partners head as she was supposedly too big.
Utter rubbish and totally inappropriate , in fact the judge also said similar this week and nobody has complained. I mean why? It made me so mad, in fact I'm getting mad, just thinking about it again
What sort of message is this giving out to our kids , do we have to be skinny in order to participate in this sport? Has the judge actually looked at Chemmy properly, she is just a lovely curvy lady and has been paired with a chappy, of a similar height and strength so whats the issue?.
I say get a grip, oh yes and grow up!, and lets all be mindful of the damage that is created by careless commens like this one.
So hello everybody , I just wanted to show you my favorite Winter outfit of
As you can see I'm totally scatty about it.
I wore it this week whilst in the studio recording songs for my band Skye Ladder
This is my Joe Brown " Hippy happy" dress from Simply Be. It has a
loose crowl soft neck line, short sleeves and a slightly flared fit and goes to just below my thigh ( I'm 5:8 ) .
The fabric itself is of a knitted nature, and as you can
has a very colorful and interesting pattern to it. I like this dress
because its fun and is great for young and old alik.
I've washed this a few times, and always put it on the
machine setting handwash which is a cool wash. Primarily because I find
washing at this temperature tends to preserve the fabric and keep the
shape, but also because I love it so much and want to keep it in good
condition so I get lots and lots of use out of it.
It was an
expensive buy at the time , around £50.00 which for me is pretty pricey,
but as soon as I saw it , I knew that I had to have it.
The thing with this dress is that its so versatile, for
instance you can team it with cords as I've done below for when its
cold, or it could be a lovely spring dress with bare legs.
Don’t you think its lovely?
See the below video, this is an excerpt from the recording last week, hopefully you can see the dress in full swing from this mini movie :0).
So introducing the cast, you have Paul on the left ( guitarist/songwriter) moi
Janie in the middle ( singer/keys/songwriter) and our producer Neil.
I have teamed the dress with a great pair of Grey Pipe leg Cords from Evans and my fur
trimmed wedge boots ( man made) also from Evans out of last years sale ( think I paid a
tenner for them :0) .Bargain.
Both of which I wear constantly and they are the staple items in my wardrobe.
Anyway thats it for today - keep logging on and taking a look.
Model Name - Janie Britton
Age - 44
Model Height - 5:8
Simply Be Joe Brown Dress - Size 20 - (97% Acrylic, 3% Elastane Wash label 30c, Iron 1 cool)
Evans Grey Cords - Size 20 - ( Authentic Casuals 98% cotton and 2 % Elastine, wash label 30c , Iron 2)
Evans Fur trimmed wedge boots - size 8 (Fabric Man Made)
I've been asked about makeup as well so here goes.
Eyes - Chanel Les 4 Ombres 95 Sparking Satins ( the dark grey on my eyes and pink and peach on my sockets)
Lipstick - Chanel Brilliant rouge 08
Black Eyeliner on my lids - yes you;ve guessed it Chanel again.