Bunnypudding – The Return – This time its personal (Seriously, BP stop over sharing, sseeeesh)

Hello Darlings!

Oh how I have missed you. No, I really have. No, really. Seriously, I have….now can we move on? Good.

I have wanted to restart Bunny Pudding for a looooong time but knew at the bottom of my heart I wasn’t ready. Mama needed to take some time out, find herself and come then back again to bore you all with whatever my found self is (Turns outs she’s just as crazy as the old one, with a few more chins) So here we are….what have I been up to? Well, since the last post I have been globe trotting…thus far I have been Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Prague, France, Germany and last but by no means least, Italy….and I took plenty of pictures to show you in my posts about these places which I can’t wait to share. Sneaky Pic here:

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I am loving my job, I’m so very thankful for that fact. Who couldn’t love their team when they make shit like this happen?!

That’s me that is.

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Meet Emmelza.

 

and wonders like this

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(That’s me as the cat being put in a bin before you get confused)

As well as making amazing aps all about tea? http://brewteaful.uk/

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The name still has me laughing!

Well done Fellow Tea fan 😀

My anxiety is finally under control….again, more info on that in a bigger post, but you people out there thinking it’s just you…It isn’t…you fabulous over thinker you, BP sends you cuddles PM if you ever need advice or love from a woman who refers to herself as a part animal part culinary delight <3

Finally, until the next post as I have to scoot! Our beloved Starman David Bowie…*ahem* went back to his home planet *whimper*..rest assured he will always be with us and I am on the team that is helping to market a charity campaign in his honour for Cancer Research – Find more details via this here link beautiful sexy people

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I had a David Bowie party themed birthday in his honour….again, more on that! But no words as to how I felt when that happened and before you ask, I sobbed for two days and downed a few bottles of wine in grief…my house mate found it all most hilarious..me not so much!

Agrh! I’m so excited to fill you in on all of my fun and frollics BBz, but seriously, how the devil have you been? Send me your news, I wanna know!

 

Muchos love my darlings!

Lovelove, BP x

 

 

History Ahoy, Sixties Sunday!

Howdy Bbz,

I hope that the weekend is treating you well? I am not going to lie, I am still recovering from a great night last night and am now eating my pain away! It makes me so sad that I used to be able to party all of the time whilst suffering very little and now as I edge ever further towards old age I now know what people mean by “three day hangovers”. Sniffles.

Oh youth, why have you forsaken me? Mind you the alternative is far worse, so I will take the three day hangovers and winkles anyday!

Historical Gown of the week –

Can you imagine trying to get through a door, let alone the loo in this dress?! Lovely detailing in the sewing work. Just beautiful.

 

So this weeks history Ahoy is all about the fashion of the 1960’s. Trust me it’s just an over view, as the best part of this decade is the subcultures that popped up – mods, hippies, fashionista…so I will revisit each one at some point but for now, let’s perve!

I couldn’t even start to mention the 1960’s in fashion terms without mentioning one of mine (every other females) fave film. Racist portrayal by Mickey Rooney aside (eurgh), it’s such a fabulous film and the clothing is AH-MAZING DARH-LING!

 

Oh my god I want that coat, and I want to hang out in London with Twiggy. *throws self on bed and weeps at being born too late*

 

Oh just fabulous hats, hats all round!

 

Could this girl BE any cooler? No, no she could not. She knows the way to my heart – eyeliner and hats. Bitach knows how to please.

 

Everyone loves a Si-fi inspired stripe ensemble. How cute are those skirts? They remind me of Xena’s skirt in Xena Warrior Princess. One of the greatest Tv shows ever made.

 

Monochrome was all the range and some of these dress are iconic and the patterns have pooped up in the 1980’s, 1990’s (which I consider a 60’s fashion reinvention era). Groovy!

 

 

Could Diana Ross BE anymore fabulous than in this style that would be homaged by Britney spears in the Toxic video?

 

Yes, yes she could. Look at that coat! WOOF!

 

Lets have a gander and see what was happening in Bollywood. The back combing craze certainly added some bouffant class to Bollywood. More on Bollywood in later posts.

 

 

London was swinging, and hippy style from San-fran made a lil ripple in the clothing chooses of the cool kids.

 

 

Further reading (and perving)

http://digthe60s.tumblr.com/

http://that60sgirl.tumblr.com/

http://lost60s.blogspot.co.uk/

 

Any fashion blog recommendations are most welcomed! If you want to get a regular fix of historical fashion then pop over to my pinterest account and fill your boots.

I also do twitter, tumblr (it’s where I ease my gif addiction), instagram and facebook, so you have no excuse not to stalk me.

Until next day darlings!

Love, love, BP Xx

I am not dead.

Darlings, I have been such a busy bee as of late but I have lot’s of fun updates for you to come. For now enjoy this picture of me perving on the choccywoccydooda gift that the lovely author of the book I will be reviewing this week gave me.

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I know, sexual right? In other news, I am trying to get a nice work life balance sorted out, which…fingers crossed I will achieve (she says ironically to herself as she is typing this post just before she leaves to get the tube home at 7.10pm)

The boy is on leave this week so I will be indulging in what I refer to as a “normal” relationship for the next week ( context – I’ve been a military girlfriend for four years, I have no concept of a conventional relationship anymore) so yeah, goodtimes.

Any how must run, laters Bbz, love BP  Xx

History Ahoy! LFW Ahoy!

Hi BBz,

Apologies for the delay in your historical fashion fix. It’s been a busy week but I have made sure to get some extra lovely historical fashion goodies for you. So you see, I do care.

This week we are going to dip our toes into historical fashion influences in pop culture, which if we are honest, are never really that authentic. Reign anyone?!

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reign it just screams 1600’s on acid

I haven’t properly watched this series yet, so I can’t really comment but we can’t be too hard on it. The fact is almost all historical dramas are tweaked so that modern day audiences wont be put off. For example Cleavages, they are always high, pushed together and bulging, which is in fact a 21th Century preference and not like the cleavage preference of the regency era where they liked high boobage but separated. You could see between ze boobies. Not like the lovely Lizzies cleavage we have come to expect in Pride and Prejudice-

True story.

Less this –

 

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boing!

 

 

More This – 

 

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Boobs pointing in different directions

 

I am a huge fan of Disney, and I try and get it into as many posts as I can ( see previous History Ahoy! posts ) So I am LOVING this video about “Historically Correct Disney Princesses” from Buzzfeed. Ah, Buzzfeed, the internet crack of the millennial age. I really love these history fashion flashback videos, what are you thoughts?

It’s strange to ponder what the princesses fates would have been, if put into the real life historical constraints of their times. Yikes. I love history but when I am asked if I would ever want to go back, my response is always the same – if I had to, I’d have to be rich and male. Otherwise, no. I like modern medicine too much. And I have a big mouth. I would have ended up like this after about an hour. I can help myself-

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Gotta love a scolds bridle.

 

It’s London Fashion Week, and the city is a buzz with fashionista’s tittering in their heels, looking for their next fashion fix. To my gleeful delight recent historical inspired media has seeped into the fashion catwalks, and below are some of the wonderful examples of fashion meeting history. Be prepared to have major wardrobe envy though.

A crown and a cape. Yes! Not that the cape was ever out of fashion, my good friend at writersblockandbrokenlenses rocks her regularly in fact. Viva le cape!

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Frockflicks has a great article on the historical influence on modern fashion that you should check out!

I don’t think this is a new thing either  as all fashion is inspired by previous fashions, but I think the periods that are getting the most replication at present are the more flamboyantl historical periods. This makes me very happy! Pass me my powdered wig. (Washed of course..)

This dress by Dior is a beautiful homage the wide skirts of the 1700’s. Still lovely and it doesn’t lose it’s traditional cut in translation either.

Do you have to keep your hand in your pockets for the whole day that you wear it though? Hmmmm…

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I notice that the model’s above and below are wearing a crown. Which means I am now allowed to go out in public wearing a crown ( like that would stop me, but it being socially acceptable may influence the size of the crown that I wear )

I still hold a grudge against my boyfriend because he took me to the Towers Of London for my birthday and promised me a crown. I never got it. Still waiting *side eyes boyfriend*

The Byzantian style of this tunic below is just breath taking and it looks so luxurious. I can completely see it being worn casually and dressed up.

Oh I WANT IT SO BAD. 

*throws self on bed and cries* #firstworldproblems

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All three dresses below actually make me want to purr like a kitten, so beautiful. The craftsmanship as well..pass my smelling salts. I am loving that Baroque is rocking the catwalk right now. *fist pumps* 

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Gotta show some love for this Dior make up image and it’s hark back to the crazy hair styles of the 1700’s. I bet this style smells much nicer though. Wigs in the 1700’s could have things living long term in there.They didn’t like to wash much. In their minds, there was nothing a spritz of Perfume couldn’t hide away! Niiiiice. I still know some people like this.

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A nice full skirt. I love how this skirt moves as well. Le sigh. Also, added bonus of long skirts means having to shave legs, less. Whoot!

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I adore the back of this wedding gown. It’s beautiful. It’s one of those timeless styles, as it would be a lovely dress to wear in any age. WANT.

I want it so bad that if I had the money, I’d literally buy it and then proceed to just sit, watch tv and eat pizza in it like Monica and Rachael from friends just so I could wear it all the time.

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Last but by no means least – You’ve got to love John Paul Gaultier, I certainly do. He’s so cheeky and so, well, French. I am a bit of a Francophile and my partner is part French, so it’s rather convenient. He likes to feature a sprinkle of historical reflection in a lot of his designs ( John, not my boyfriend )…Anyone who can make underwear, outerwear and make wearing a corset cool again is more than ok ( like is ever wasn’t?) He’s fine by me.

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Dress Of the Week – 

This weeks dress of the week comes with an amazing story. How fabulous! –

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Isabell Fraser’s Wedding Dress, circa 1785, wool, Scotland, used continuously by a single family since it was made in 1785, last worn in 2005, Inverness Museums & Art Gallery.

Anyway, I am ofski to sort out my own own wardrobe,which is a huge task, as I have a habit of getting emotionally attached to my clothes. It’s going to be an emotional one, so I have wine at the ready. I am also planning a get together for London Fashion Week, so if you fancy meeting up, more details can be found on my post here. Hope to see you there!

Have a good weekend lovelies!

Love, love Bp x X

The never weekly feminist round up

Hello Darlings,

How art thou? I hope you had a good weekend? I had a weekend of work but all for good projects so I didn’t mind. It’s been a while since my last feminist round up, but hey, I’ve been busy! So here is just the tip of the iceberg in what has happened in the world of feminism. It’s going to be brief so take it all in.

 

The sun were dicks.

There was excitement as The tabloid The Sun, decided to play a media prank by pretending to pull page three. We all couldn’t quite believe it and when we did, it was swiftly shoved back into our faces and we were again forced to motorboat the breasts of the beautiful younglings of page three. I have a lot of thoughts on this, but I would need a blog series to cover it, so I won’t start here. I am keen though to hear your thoughts and opinions on the subject.

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To Sprog off ,or not to sprog off? That is the question. 

The Stylist wrote a great article on the much debated issue of children.  I preferred it to this one on Thoughtcatalog “I think people without kids have empty lives and im not sorry about it“. Yikes! The comments section on this makes for interesting reading. Does anyone else read the comments section or am I just a lonely sad comments voyeur?!

Whats wrong with society in on screen capture.

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Seriously!?!

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Just reminding the media this happened.

Just a brief one for now, otherwise I will never find a blogging / work life balance. That is one New Years Resolution I am happy to share. Work smarter not harder.

Indeedy!

Let me know you thoughts on the above lovelies!

Love, love Bp X

If you’re Stokie and you know it clap your hands ( and stick your oat cake in the air! )

Alright Mate?! Ouw at?

For context I am feeling a bit home sick for the “North” ( according to everyone in London, North of Watford is technically the North) and I wanted to greet you in my peoples most traditional way. Ok, that is a lie. If I was to great you in the traditional “Stokie” way it would be “aye up duck?!”. Before you ask, yes, I do say the stokie “ook” and pronounce it-  “book, look and cook” instead of the wrong, and oh so incorrect way of saying “book” as “buck”, “look” as “luck” and “cook” as “cuck”. Basically people, you all disgust me with your “new English” ways...I joke, I joke! But there is truth in the fact that the potteries dialect is the closest to old English we have. So who is saying English wrong now huh?

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Oat cake, the stokie national dish <3

I also call everyone “shug” ( down south I tend to  say “lovely” more,  as they get confused by “shug” ) and it was my nick name when I was living in Shrewsbury, so when I saw this article I was white hot angry. Shug is rude? Shug is cheap!?

Shug is beautiful. Shug is endearing,unlike you mr “sad inside”, “mr “Elcuntaro”, mr “just go fook youself” …you get the point anyway!

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Shug is me. Break me in half and like a stick of Brighton rock I say two things, “Natalie Dormer” and “shug”. So to insult my people saying shug, is to insult me. And I am much more terrifying when I am righteously defending my people than I ever am defending myself, and as anyone who knows me will tell you, that is a well scary event. lol

So what about you BBz, do you have pride in your accent and back ground or is it a something that you don’t define yourself by?

Have great weekends my shug- a- lumps <3

Love Bp XX

Rocking with my crock out

Gah!!! 

I’d just wrote a lovely long post when my cat decided to sit on my keyboard whist I was otherwise occupied with the kettle. She some how magically managed restart my computer in the process too. Impressive skills. So this update will have to do my lovelies.

I have had a pretty crazy week so I was happy to chillax at the weekend. I went for drinks for a friends birthday in Islington. I also got my crock pot on and made a spag bol in the slow cooker. I really am becoming a fan. How rock n roll is that sentence? The taste of slow cooked food is very nice, in foodie terms, it has a nice “depth”.

It was nice to know there are a few more history buffs out there than first expected, going by the response of my last blog post.  Thanks for sharing.

So I have decided to share a “dress of the week”. This was was shared by Cozy vintage Corner on Facebook. It’s stunning!! <3

From behind <3

Simply beautiful.

Anyway bedtime calls so catch up soon my lovelies hopefully with less pussy cat dramas!

Love, love BP Xx

90’s Heavy soled shoes have A lot of soul, and rubber.

Good Evening Bbz,

It was pouring with rain outside last night. Hello Autumn! Whilst I can try to ease the pain by imagining wonderful colourful scenes of fallen leaves, Halloween parties ( blog post about costumes coming soon)  and bbq’s with sparklers on Bonfire Night, I still cannot forget the fact that Autumn is actually pretty wet. It’s bloody miserable and usually right at the time when you are trying to do something fun. So I won’t get my hopes up about my cosy outdoor evening dreams being fulfilled (first world problems). 

On the walk home the path was flooded, and it was a bit of trek to avoid the mini pools that had collected in my chosen route . Fortunately the fashion gods have been kind (Thank you, Anna) and 90’s heavy gripped boots are back in fashion, so my feet didn’t get too wet.

On the final corner I came across a jogger who was obviously tabbing in front of me. I watched him run ahead, his rucksack bouncing on his back and wondered if he been a hero, and run in the epic rain fall that had been plattering down for the last hour, or had he just decided to “try it” , ran out his front door, seen the path was flooded and there was a girl balancing kylie mingoue style around a puddle and thought “fuck this”, turned around and started running home.

Never Forget.

We shall never know.

In other news, I have named my kitten. She is now entitled “Pudding” mainly because she is a pudding [Noun; Bunnypudding meaning bundle of fluffy love]. Therefore I have made a page about her so that I can keep track of her antics, here. Other fellow cat people are welcome to join in the cat love of course. This will hopefully prevent the rest of this blog turning into a cat shrine. Am I alone in becoming a bit of a cat lady? Do I need a family and friends intervention?

Anyway I am offski to do a a little bit of work, so I will make sure to say hi If i pop by your blogs!

Much Love, BP <3