An avid Twitter user (I have no less than three accounts…@KhandieKhisses, @Velvet_Curtain1 and @HHBurlesque) it is inevitably you form friendships. Some are fickle and merely nothingness on a screen, whilst others are more inspirational, informative and such like.
Mrs Bebe (@MrsBebe_) is one such online friendship that developed via a mutual love for burlesque, clothes, bangers (boobs) and being plus size. The woman is a fabulous blogger. Her site (The Ramblings of Mrs Bebe) is one of the few I am certain to visit every day. I love her dress sense so much so I even slightly (ok I openly did it) stalked a dress she had to get it for myself. From posting her daily outfit choices to her plans for the future Mrs Bebe is one MILF rocking the world like a pro.
It seemed on natural to ask Mrs Bebe to be my latest Spotlight Stealer.
Tell me a little about yourself?
Well, I’m 33, married to uber geek Michael and mum of tiring yet huge bundle of cuteness Poppy. I’ve worked in pretty much every job imaginable, but never found that “career”, mainly due to my appalling attention span.
What does a usual week consist of for you?
Day to day is just looking after my little girl and general housewifery. Evenings are filled with blog stuff, answering emails and comments, updating the blog and working on Plus North stuff, the annual plus size fashion event I organise.
What got you started with the blogging and in particular the plus size?
I’d recently moved to a town where I had no friends and had become increasingly involved in twitter (ha that sounds well sad!!) I’d come across blogs, plus size ones in particular and loved the message they were conveying. After years of yo-yo dieting and even going to the extreme measure of having a gastric bypass it was so refreshing to see women proud of their bodies, embracing their shapes and dressing with style. Having had a passion for fashion all my life, I thought it got be cool to give it a try myself. I love that plus size blogs give women the opportunity to view clothes on body shapes that make more sense to them, it’s all good and well going onto a clothing brands website and seeing an item of clothing you love, but seeing it on a size 14 model when you are a size 22 or 32 for that matter doesn’t mean anything. It’s not until you’ve seen it on someone more similar to you does it then become more appealing.
You are very passionate about plus size blogging but have you come across any negativity regarding it?
I love what I do, and I love how well it’s been received, and how other women have told me the blog has helped them with their self esteem, but, as with any venture that puts you in the public eye, so-to-speak I’ve been met with some negativity, but luckily, so far very little. I try to be as diplomatic as possible and politely shrug it off. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt though, and can be very upsetting.
Any tips for the blogging beginner out there?
Just do what you feel, write about the things you love and speak from the heart with honesty. That’s all you can do, it’s your space!
Any future projects?
Myself and Toni from The only way is T are currently in the process of organising next years Plus North, 2013 event will be held in Manchester on 7th November, we bring together some of the UK’s biggest Plus Size clothing, jewellery and beauty brands for a day of shopping, fun and pampering. It’s open to everyone and we make a point that our catwalk shows are modelled by every day women of all shapes and sizes.
Where can we find you?
On the web I’m at www.mrsbebeblog.com and for event details www.plusnorth.com You’ll mostly find me hanging around on twitter though as @mrsbebe_ and I occasionally pop my head into Facebook www.facebook.com/mrsbebeblog