Plus size summer swimwear wishlist

We’re all feeling the heat right now, and where as comfort wise indoors naked in front of the air con is preferable, there comes a time when you just have to leave the house.  I know the small town I live in is not quite ready for me to go nude! But I don’t want to go to the post office, the bank and the mother in laws house – I want to be by the pool!!  Thank goodness for daydreams, because right now I’m rewinding to May this year when I was sat round the pool in the Costa […]

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My Sunday Photo 26th April 2015 – Fashion

At the risk of seeming self involved, my Sunday Photo is yet another one of me.  An occupational hazard for any blogger who covers fashion and beauty, a slew of selfies can me a little monotonous for blog readers.  Like the large majority of my posts, this pic embodies so much for me. 1.  You can be a wheelchair and still look and feel fabulous 2.  You can be plus size and still look and feel fabulous 3.  If there’s something you think you can’t do because society says you can’t, stick two fingers up to convention and do it […]

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Wheelchair fashion: Curvety at the British Fashion Awards

When it comes to fashion, you can’t really get more prestigious than the British Fashion Awards. In November 2014 I was lucky enough to be mixing with the likes of Cara Delevingne and Victoria Beckham at the reception, awards ceremony and the after party of the BFA in Londons trendy Soho.   The sole wheelchair user amongst the fashionistas and influencers in attendance, I held my own with J on my arm, wearing the most gorgeous gown from Curvety. The Viviana Christina really needs to be seen to be believed.  From the exquisite neckline to the attention to detail on […]

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Wheelchair fashion: Fever London Ivy Gown

At the end of last year I attended a fundraising ball for EDS UK.  Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a connective tissue disorder which effects pretty much everything in the suffers body.  I have EDS myself, hypermobility type, which is one of the many reasons I support the charity. When you have a disability, it is so important to focus on the nice things in life, the things that make your heart beat a little faster.  As a fashion lover, it was so great to see dozens of men and women, many of whom suffer with EDS draped in their finery […]

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A Far Away Festive Season: Dream Destination Dream Outfit – Travel

I love Christmas time in England.  We have so many traditions and so many things to look forward to.  That being said, there are times when I just crave the escape of planning a holiday I won’t take, a day I won’t have, and an outfit I could only dream of in the depths of winter.  Dreaming gives variety and escapism, and a good reason to spend hours window shopping online. So for this seasons ‘dream holiday’ I’ve decided to go to the Canary Islands.  Still close enough to home, but far enough away for the temperatures to be warm […]

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We’re up all night to get blogging: Here’s to an amazing Autumn

Well space fans, after an idyllic honeymoon with my hubby, it’s now back to real life.  Though not quite sipping virgin cocktails by the pool, it certainly had it’s merits.  After being struck by the muse at about 11pm yesterday, I started sorting things out, going through my inbox, and actually getting very genuinely excited about the coming three months. In bed at just after 3am with hubby snoring away next to me, I have been cooking up a cavalcade of fun, food, fashion, family for the new season.  I won’t give to much away, but I can promise you: […]

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London College of Fashion: 2014 Show at The Yard – Fresh Young Talent – Part 1

  I am more than a little bit in love with LCF London and all it does.  Right off Oxford Street, this hallowed institution shapes eager young men and women into the fashion designers of tomorrow, moulding raw talent and passion for fashion as an art form into practical yet expressive and fresh skills ready to create the sort of sumptuous collections of clothing fit to grace a catwalk.   This year, I was lucky enough to attend an event that showcased the fresh young talent doing just that.  Here are some of the amazing creations that were lovingly draped over stunning […]

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#FOTD Get The Look: 80’s Statement Makeup – Blondie, Stonewashed Denim and Bold Colours

 Here are the tools for this look, the hallmarks of which are statement eyes, bright lips and bold blush.  The eye is featured here, just as a teaser. MUA brights palette  //  So Susan Blush  //  Semi-Opaque bright lipstick  //  Khol liner in black  //  Gel liner in black  //  Benefit gimme brow  //  Your favourite foundation and powder to set  //  Benefit They’re Real MascaraOkay, so first I need to confess my attitude to makeup, if it hasn’t already made itself apparent.  I love it.  I have more makeup than I could ever use and most of it hasn’t […]

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Guest post: The Language of Fashion – Looking past disability by Emily Davison

Emily has written the most amazing article that really needs no introduction.  Nevertheless I am going to point you guys to a great article featuring Emily and her Guide Dog Unity that was in the Daily Mail yesterday.  What a great team they make!  And without further adieu…       “When you have a disability, knowing that you are not defined by it is the sweetest feeling.” – “In My Dreams I Dance”, Autobiography by Anne Wafula Strike (p. 79)     Greetings Readers! I bid you all welcome to my introductory post here on the lovely Vicky’s aroundandupsidedown.co.uk! Today […]

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Get the look: Monochrome and bold clashing prints – everyday casual wheelchair fashion

Well I said ‘I’ll be back’ and I meant it.  What’s that now? I didn’t say it?  Well…I meant too. After a couple of weeks of focusing on the other elements that make up a complete style, I am right back to fashion, and this May I am donning my monochrome, coz that’s just how I roll. Dress Dorothy Perkins last season //  Infinity Scarf Dorothy Perkins £5 in sale  //  Diamante Choker Claire’s Accessories £10  //  Capri Pants Sports Direct £3  //  Shoes historic purchase  //  Aviator glasses (belonging to J) £12 TK MaxxAs usual my purchases are very […]

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