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…

So…

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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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Topping Monday off with Topshop…

It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of Mondays… I have talked of my dislike for the day before and my opinions haven’t changed… as far as days go it’s got a raw deal really, no one likes a Monday. It signals the start of a whole new week without long lies or day time drinking, and it’s usually a dull day spent at work feeling depressed. So my new trick to try and help the depressing day out and to avoid the Sunday night dread when it has once again come around too fast, is to arrange…

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I want to ride my bicycle (but I can’t find a helmet that doesn’t make me look like a chump!)

So after far too many months of searching for the ‘perfect’ bicycle to no avail, being outbid on ebay on several occasions, let down by gumtree and messed around by timewasting sellers, the end of the year came and went and BB was still without bicycle… but with a new year an all I decided it was time to stop faffing around and just buy a bike already so I could actually start cycling as that of course is meant to be the appeal of buying a bicycle not the shopping and bidding and looking at pretty pictures of bicycles.

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Too Cool for School

I don’t really think of myself as a ‘cool’ person. Stylish? sometimes… Trendy? occasionally… but not cool… in fact mostly I actively avoid the word. At school I wouldn’t say I was unpopular but I certainly wasn’t part of the ‘cool crowd’ and that was just fine for me… there was always somewhat of a responsibility to being cool as a youngster, there was an invisible box that you couldn’t stray outside of, rules you had to abide to and a conformity to not be too dissimilar to your peers which for me would have meant wearing those awful sensible…

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A year in the life…

On the 29th January I will officially have been blogging as Bumpkin Betty for a whole year!

Ok so I know it’s not that big of a deal and I haven’t exactly broken any records with my readership or won any awards or suddenly been invited to write for a fashion magazine or hotshot designer and yes there have been stumbles along the way and for the most part I have babbled complete nonsense that I’m not sure anyone really wants to read… BUT for me it does provide a tiny little bit of ‘eek!’ when I think that BB is…

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Betty Bakes… Again!

It’s December! that means it’s almost Christmas! and that means BB is feeling all festive!

By the way I’m not even going to mention the fact that this is the first post I have done in 2 whole months and I probably have sooo many things which I could have told you about… and haven’t told you about… and now its too late… and how I have been sooo busy… and I could go back and try and recap but that would take too long and no longer be relevant… and so on and so on… I’m just skimming right…

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I want to ride my Bicycle…

 So BB is currently searching for the perfect bicycle… and as a result all I can think about is bicycles… vintage ones, colourful ones, stylish ones, ones with baskets… who knew that buying such a thing as a bicycle would be so interesting… I have been talking about buying one for quite some time and really should have got around to it when it was summer, the days were longer…

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One good thing about Winter… The SHOES!

So it would appear that winter is OFFICIALLY here… In September! Yes thank you great Britain, for no longer giving us anything that even remotely resembles seasons… just a few days here and there of sun and then a year round state of greyness…

Well ok if it’s not quite Winter (there isn’t snow yet at least) it is that stage before winter that involves dark mornings, dreary, grey, rainy, cold days and depressing evenings where all we want to do is go straight home and get into bed… I’m not calling it Autumn because Autumn is supposed to be…

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Take your time…Get out of Town

New Discovery!
I’m a little behind in blogging about this latest discovery seeing as I hit the launch party last Thursday but partying for a living during fashion week has been so mental that I have had no evenings in to write about it since then… it’s a hard life I know….
So anyway if you like vintage (which I do) if you like unusual lost and found objects (a good car boot is my heaven) if you like eating and drinking (goes without saying) and if you are partial to…

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