Earlier in the year, Taryn Brumfitt‘s documentary Embrace screened at the New Zealand International Film Festival. It was a “one show only” deal and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the screening. I knew I had to see it though, so I got in touch with the team at Body Image Movement to find out how I could bring it to my local cinema.
My friend Monique from Dressing Up and I organised a screening at one of our local cinemas through Demand.Film, because we knew that this was something we needed to share. It needed to be shared with our blog readers; with our friends and family; with mamas, daughters, sisters, besties; with the amazing people that we are surrounded by who might be struggling like we have struggled… because body image is something that we need to be talking about! Continue reading
Jes Baker is pretty well known in the world of body positivity as someone who is unafraid to talk about things that many shy away from. Her no bull attitude is what drew me to her, with her open letter to then Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries and amazing “Abercrombie and Fat” photoshoot after Jeffries made some body shaming comments about why he didn’t want fat people shopping in A&F stores.
As soon as Jes announced her book Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, I preordered it on Amazon. Continue reading
Missy aka Miss Melicious is the Queen of cupcakes. I was introduced to her delicious iced confections in 2010, when my boyfriend presented me with a whole box of Cherry Cola Cupcakes on our first date. He sure knows how to woo a girl!
Miss Melicious released her first cookbook in 2012, so you can make your own delicious cupcakes at home in just a few easy steps (and rumour has it that she would love to create a second book). Continue reading
With Instagram making the hashtag #curvy unsearchable last week, and Oprah Magazine’s recent advice that you should only wear a crop top if you have a flat stomach (spoiler alert: that’s a complete load of bullshit), I think we need a bit of a body positive shake up! So here are some of my favourite body positive Instagram accounts – check them out and let me know if there are any others you’d recommend. Let’s get this body positive party started! Continue reading
Have you been to a concert recently? A large portion of the crowd seems to be experiencing the show through their screen and may as well be watching it on YouTube at home. It made me stop and think about the amount of screen time I have. I realised that I was either on my phone or my computer from 7am until 10pm most days, and that’s an awful lot of time staring at a screen and not interacting with the world around you. It’s time to switch off. Continue reading
Gosh, the year has passed so quickly! It’s almost time for The Very Vintage Day Out 2015, and I’m very excited to be heading along with a group of friends. I hope you’ll join us! If you’ve never been before, check out my posts about VVDO 2013 and VVDO 2014.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ll know that last night was date night. We didn’t really celebrate on Valentine’s Day because we were both working, so we decided that dinner and a movie was in order this week. Continue reading
I’m just going to come right out and say it – I am not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. I celebrate the love I have for my partner, my friends and my family more than just one day a year, and I really don’t think that it needs to be commercialised with a push to spend big money on diamonds, flowers and chocolates (not that I’m opposed to any of those things!). That being said, I like that there is a reminder to celebrate love – not just your love for others, but also for yourself.
Instead of (or in addition to, if that’s your jam) celebrating Valentine’s Day with chocolate and expensive gifts, do things a little bit differently. Here are a few of my suggestions on great ways to celebrate love (any day of the year). Continue reading
As you know, I was on the cover of Sunday Magazine a couple of weeks ago. I promised that I would get a digital copy of it for you so that anyone who wanted to read the accompanying by Therese Oneill and see the pictures without having to read the body shaming/concern trolling/generally nasty comments on Stuff.co.nz (no one should have to read stuff like that!). And so, here you go – you should be able to click on the images to open them and zoom in to read the text…
Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year – I love dressing up and celebrating all things spooky! If you’re heading off to a Halloween party this year or taking the kids trick or treating, then here are a few costume ideas to get you in the mood…