I am NOT a plus size mature model!

I started this blog as advertising for our online boutique The Unique You to direct traffic to our site to increase sales, but I am much more than just a small business owner trying to increase revenue!

I am a Mother, a Daughter, a Fiance,a friend, a Cancer thriver, I have experienced joy, heartbreak, uplifting experiences and some not so good ones, I have worked long hours, I have had financial hardship and I have had wins. I do not think that I am anyone special but I think that I am making the right decisions when it counts, I think that I am being the best support to my partner that I can be, I think that maybe I can write of experiences that will be of some help to others, I think that I could benefit from your input, sometimes we need to support each other even though we may not realize it..

Along with posting images from our online boutique because we really do have some beautiful fashion to share, and some clearance bargains, I will share parts of me and what happens to me in the course of living this one life..

Back to the title – no I am not a model, my image appears on our online boutique simply because our customers need to see what they look like on someone of my size and vintage, I will be 57 this coming June and I love fashion, just because we age does not mean that we need to dress differently does it? I do not think so.. We are an online retailer and are provided with images from our suppliers, most of these images have been taken using models much younger and much smaller, we use them as an example of how certain garments can look on different sizes but to not use images of me is not representing our demographic accurately.

So – until next time, this is me not being a model! http://tinyurl.com/ja449ye





Monochrome with a pop of colour

Autumn 2016 is all about monochrome with a pop of colour..New arrivals to our online boutique include a range from Kita Ku, this brand is our best seller, they never fail to deliver on style, quality and individuality.  Using natural fabrics their designs are just that little bit different, and remember the fact that as retailers we can chose which prints to have designs made for us.. We place indent orders nine months in advance, there is a high chance that whatever we order other retailers may order differently so it always pays to shop around.  Being online we can always keep our prices down as we have very little overhead.  The standout print of this season in our opinion is Lily, a stylized leaf print of black and white, we have it in pants, a dress and a maxi draped jacket, we also have black and white separates to co-ordinate and create your individual outfit, all available in sizes 14 thrIMG_0010 335x620kitaough 24 whilst stocks last.IMG_0003 KitaIMG_0007 KitaIMG_0031 Kita Ku Lily print pants and kimono jacket

Another monochrome print by Kita Ku is Shapes, the print has soft edges which gives the appearance of it being blurred, a stunning effect, it looks fabulous from the front and from the back, leave a lasting impression when walking away…IMG_0055 Kita


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We have focused on stocking more natural products as we believe that they represent value for money, will last for seasons to come and are manufactured in an ethical manner with premium fabrics, we have brought in a range of cardi’s up to a maxi and scarves in rich knits of Cashmere, Merino, Lambswool, silk and cotton blends.


Thank you as always for reading, we would love for you to visit our online boutique The Unique You