Bumpkin BERTIE!

Arhh so I am very late with this post and the reason is that I seem to have crammed about a years worth of stress and change into my life this month… I will fill you in fully in another blog post but let’s just say changes are a’ comin!

Anyway back to the matter in hand and last week my secret blogging double life suddenly got a bit more interesting when I was invited along to a VERY fun blogger event at the

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Going Dot Com

After a lot of painful hours spent trying to figure out the difference between a naked domain and a subdomain, A Name records and C Name records and other such gobble di gook computer nonsense… I am finally a dot com site!

Bumpkinbetty.com is now live! You can still find me by typing in my blogspot address, that was part of my clever naked domain, subdomain rubbish, and you can also find me at http://bumpkinbetty.com/ and http://www.bumpkinbetty.com/ so I think I have everything covered.

I still have a fair way to go to get the blog looking exactly…

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LFW Comedown… Time for Party!

So I don’t know about anyone else but as I didn’t have the luxury of two further weeks off to continue the fashion week madness in Milan and Paris I have been experiencing a major London Fashion week comedown in the week that has followed!

Back to work blues, back to reality bad moods and a serious longing to be back in the glamour of daily fashion shows, wearing fabulous outfits, meeting crazy people and most of all having the freedom to do my own thing every day…. droan!

Apart from doing some seriously indulgent baking over the weekend (separate…

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8am: Back to the early starts again today… Ok well 8am isn’t that early but still! Was emailed a ticket to the Joanne Hynes show yesterday and I want to make that in the morning!

Today I’m wearing: Again it was all a bit of a last minute decision with what to wear today, first I was thinking about a PPQ for Very dress or a vintage velour number after all the velvet and velour I have been seeing! In the end I decided I wasn’t doing any big shows today but did need to dart about a lot and…

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10am: following the shows from the comfort of my bed this morning while desperately trying to catch up on my reviews… Seriously jealous of everyone currently at the David Koma/ Holly Fulton shows this morning… I am currently trying to keep up with it via twitter and dipping in and out of live feeds while I write up!

12pm: really need to get going but still writing my Louise Amstrup review for Ballad Of… Must learn to write faster and not get distracted researching femme fatales of the film noir age! Time to get going as have a show at…

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10am: Finally a long lie… after the craziness of the last two hectic days boy do I need it… so much so I skipped the Jayne Pierson show in favour of it, it is a Sunday after all… day of rest and all. As I force myself up, GB seems confused… turns out he was under the impression fashion week was only Friday and Saturday and thought we would be spending the day together today… oops! To be fair the clue is in the title… fashion ‘week’ bless him, still half asleep I shoo him out of the way so…

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BB hits LFW – DAY 2

7am: Can’t. Get. Up.

8am: Crap I’ve slept in and now only have half an hour to get ready if I’m going to make Louise  Amstrup at 9.30am… And I really want to make Louise Amstrup at 9.30am… Must get up NOW!

8.15am: Still in bed… I am soo tired today after all my trekking about yesterday – all my muscles ache and I could very easily sack it all off in favour of my comfy bed… But… No! Remind myself that I have wanted to do fashion week since I don’t know when and this opportunity doesn’t come along…

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An early start: It’s DAY 1 of London Fashion Week and this is by far my busiest day… first show at 9am, last show at 9pm… it’s currently 6.30am, yes that’s right AM! For someone who usually starts work at 9.30am (sometimes even 9.45) and crawls out of bed at about 9am… this is early! really early! I don’t think I have ever applied red lipstick at this hour before, unless it was topping up while still out partying! I also still have a hazy head from last nights affair (The Adidas & Deisel party which was a complete disorganised…

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Hold the Phones, Stop the press… BB’s hitting LFW!

Last year I joked that come the AW11 Fashion weeks I might be the next Tavi (you remember her… last years – blogger of the moment, this years – who? Turns out you can’t be a famous journalist at 13 because oh that’s right you have to go to school) blogging live from all the shows, prs fighting over me and so on… it was of course a laugh out loud statement but I did say it with the intention that this year I would actively pursue fashion week as a “journalist” (not so secret life long ambition) and see what the hell might just happen…


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The Dreaded Valentines Post

If you have read my blog long enough to remember last years Valentines post (it was one of the first I wrote so I won’t hold it against you if not) you will know that Valentines isn’t one of my preferred celebrations. When I was single I had enough reason and an abundance of cynicism to allow me to throw a great deal of hatred and pessimism at the day and all who celebrated it… and I then I went and met ginger boy, fell in love and suddenly I had no reason or cynicism left in me to…

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Neons, Chihuahuas and a whole lot of Attitude!

It’s no secret that I have been a bit of a fan of the quirky animal world of Brat & Suzie for some time… I was one of the original owners of their now infamous Squirrel on a motorbike tee (I had it long before Daisy Lowe became a fan thank you very much) and I have had the pleasure of meeting the founder Polly Vickery a few times now and without sounding like too much of a kiss ass she really is the epitome of what her brand represents – Quirky, fun loving, a little bit cheeky and…

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High Summer from River Island

So I realise with the current state of affairs which is the British weather, it is more than a little difficult to imagine ourselves ever wearing a bikini or a sheer kaftan ever again. The gale force winds we are experiencing are definitely playing havoc with my fashion and beauty regime that’s for sure, floaty dresses are a no go for fear of simply being unable to protect my modesty and hold onto my hat at the same time, and despite straightening my hair to within an inch of its life in the mornings I am still arriving at work…

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