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Pocket Rocket Fashion has moved

July 8, 2010

This site will remain with all the old posts and lovely comments, but from now on please update your links:



Be Right Back…

July 8, 2010

Currently switching over servers to showcase my fab new layout. Exciting!

Outfit: Double Dress

January 16, 2010

Thanks so much for all your positive comments regarding the size debate bingo, and for retweeting and posting to your tumblrs! Hope it managed to help you not leave fashion forums with a bad taste in your mouths.

As some of you may be aware, it’s been quite cold in England of late. Like everyone else I cheerfully opened my wardrobe to grab some jumpers and was confronted with a summers’ worth of cotton dresses. Not good. My answer? I doubled up, using this jumper dress which is now a bit too short for me to wear alone:

Black jumper dress: Dorothy Perkins (18)
Cotton flower dress: Evans (20)
Shooties: New Look (6 EE)

silly pose

action shot!

Not included are my wellies, which are a bit gothtastic, embarrassingly.

Get outta my dreams, get on to my feet!

January 5, 2010


Courtesy of Yatzer, here is one of shoe designer Andreia Chaves latest concept designs: the invisible shoe. As some people have commented these are not for the superstitious – nor for the knickerless – but damn would I like these on my feet!

Reckon they’ll do ’em in a size 6 EEE? ;)

I’d also like to thank Carmen for providing me with the blog title!

That’s not about fashion! The art of Lady At Large

November 17, 2009

TRIGGER WARNING: I talk quite frankly about my body image and some of it is less than positive, which may be triggering. Reading back it’s also very heteronormative and written from a cis-gendered standpoint.

I was recently alerted to this fantastic artist through the Manolo for the Big Girl post about her etsy series, Lady At Large:

Unlike when I see a lot of plus models in fashion and art, I find these fat positive artworks very inspiring. For all my FA reading and acceptance, I still have this sort of cognitive dissonance about my own body. Especially where men are concerned. I can’t seem to reconcile the idea of my naked body with something straight men (especially straight men I find attractive) finds desirable. I just don’t believe it’s possible somehow, even though there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary.

For example: I’m big, I’m fat (using the word as a descriptor, not an insult), but I would never call myself curvy, or use words like voloptuous or buxom to describe my body. These words imply extra flesh but in two places only: tits and ass. Anywhere else is unacceptable according to conventional wisdom. And while I have a whole lot of ass, my breasts are almost non existent which is really hard when the last resort of sexual appeal for insecure fat women is, according to public discourse, their larger than average breasts. It’s like a case of constantly being told by the media and friends “well the rest of your body might fail society’s standards, but you can whack up that rack instead!” which is bad enough in itself. But I don’t even have that luxury, and sometimes if I’m really honest I feel, as someone cis-gendered, incomplete and less of a woman because of my (lacking) boobs. Mad, right? But sadly true. I certainly never manage to feel ‘sexy’ in any way.

So seeing my form like this, in a way that is celebrated, portrayed as desirable and womanly, is really quite empowering for me. In my head I like to believe I’m a combination of those two paintings above, haha. The first one is definitely my body twin, and that her body isn’t detrimental to her gorgeousness definitely offers me some hope.


October 28, 2009

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The Breadline Budget

October 27, 2009

It’s still being a pain in the arse, being poor. However, I try and grab some happiness where I can. Occasionally this means hastily throwing on dresses, taking pictures and running back out of the store before I let myself buy them:

Dorothy Perkins Oyster Sequin Shift – SO pretty. It was a little huggy around my middle but I actually didn’t mind, I felt that fabulous.

Dorothy Perkins Star Jumper – Really nice and snug, but the material was manmade and you could feel it. Cute, though!



October 19, 2009

Thanks for all your well wishes on the last post, it means a lot! I’ve actually had some good news today – I am now a temporary style advisor for my local Evans, YAY! Hopefully I’ll be able to set aside my earnings for Christmas presents and not spend it all abusing the staff discount… Wish me luck! ;)

Also, a little plug. I sometimes like to wax pretentiously about music, and my friend Tiffany has an awesome zine and lets me ramble on. The new issue is out now, and features a few reviews and also an interview with me for my band at the time! If anyone’s interested then do check it out here.


October 15, 2009

Hello everyone. Sorry the the blog fell into disrepair for a couple of days. I’ve been dealing with a family bereavement which was on the cards, but nonetheless very sad.

Anywho, this blog cheers me up so I’m going to update to take my mind off things!

I’ve been seeing a lot of big, slouchy jumpers around, most of them containing huge graphics and embellishments on which recalls the very worst of the 90’s. But it’s so cold here that I can’t help but find then incredibly appealing right now…

Left – Right: Evans, Evans (these have disappeared from the site, hopefully they’ll be back up soon!), Dorothy Perkins star jumper, Dorothy Perkins pink/black pattern jumper

Evans studded shoulder jumper, Dorothy Perkins red leopard jumper, Dorothy Perkins flame jumper (I want this more than anything!), Evans satin and sequins jumper dress

More peasant begging…

October 3, 2009

I’m just posting this as many places as I can! I’m clearing out some of my clothes that I don’t wear/bought and then had nowhere to wear them to, and I’m pretty broke at the moment. There’s some nice stuff, and it’s all been well looked after, I promise!

Check ’em out here.

Thanks peoples x