Monday, 11 January 2010

By George He's Got It! and Sizeism Shmizeism

I'd like to start with an apology for not blogging during the snowed in period, with my boys home and cabin fever quickly settling in it was the last thing on my mind!  Besides we ended up getting snowed in before I could go for supplies and we ended up playing 1940s House - anyway I digress, we finally have some normality here and I'm back!

I decided to treat myself to Gok Wan's newest book, having been an avid follower of his I thought it only right to get upto date.  Anyway, as much as the male of the species may knock him, the boys done good! He's been preaching what all we lovely vintage/retro ladies have known for a long time - good foundation wear is essential! Its great that he's helping a new generation of ladies to realise this, and lets face it even the best of us need a helping hand once in a while right, and I guess the extra layer can only be good in all this snowy weather lol!

On another note, I've been on the end of a lot of snipey-ness recently because of my size (they have a problem, I dont, who needs to deal with it? lol) and I've noticed I'm finding it a little more difficult to convince photographers to work with me - hell some dont even message back which I find the hight of rudeness, manners cost nothing people! However there are some people out there determined to help break down these barriers and hopefully I'll be able to show you the results soon.  In the meantime I felt it apt to share this, the model/performer on this shoot is one of my idols, Dirti Martini, and she looks damn hot! Before you say it, yes I know its been airbrushed, but at least they havent distorted the heck out of her just to tick all their boxes! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do -  Dirti Martini Photo shoot

Well, I think I've waffled enough now.  Until next time


Friday, 1 January 2010

2010 - New Beginnings

Greetings again friends, I do hope this new years blog finds you in the best of spirits and a little less worse for wear.  I'm amazed at how many people have posted their resolutions on the various social network sites with the side note "wonder how long that'll last"!  Surely with that attitude you are setting yourself up to fail? I also love how the different diet companies do their big advertising launch today when they know you'll be feeling at your most guilty - I for one wont be joining their ranks.

Personally I've made only one resolution for 2010, not what anyone is expecting, no personal improvement plans, quite the opposite! I hereby resolve to revel in my imperfections, to celebrate the flawed being that I am! After all its taken me over 1/4 of a century to get to this point, and it turns out I like the person I've become!

On this note, I've decided its time to up my game in the field of burlesque.  I have had so many wonderful people inspire me over the last few weeks and so much support from my fans that I feel its time to pay my dues.  So, in 2010 I'm going to be releasing my inner Mae West and injecting a little old fashioned glamour and attitude to everything I do.

Enjoy the rest of your day

Amber Sweet