Vanity Sizing, Vintage, Claire (from Steps) and Living TV

Wanna know where I was yesterday?

I was in London filming something for the actual television with Claire Richards (from Steps!).

See.

I was there to film a small segment on Vanity Sizing and how dress sizes have changed over the years for a documentary on weight issues that Claire is filming for Living TV. The show is due to start on Tuesday 6th September at 9pm on Living, and apparently I’ll be in episode 2 a week later (though my personal paranoia is that I’ll end up on the cutting room floor!)

Claire, of course, gets endless stick from the newspapers about her weight fluctuations, but I can exclusively confirm that she’s a completely normal size for a human being with an actual life who doesn’t want to spend 14 hours a day in a gym and likes to eat actual food. She was also very nice. So there, I hope that settles it.

Also, I like that the picture of us looks like we’re being all exciting camera angles and zany, when what actually happened is we tried standing sensibly next to the mannequin and broke it.

I was a little nervous, mostly as I am a control freak and any footage of me actually moving and talking you may have seen before has been edited by me, and has therefore had any hideously embarrassing bits strategically removed. It all seemed to go as well as can be expected though in that I didn’t turn bright pink, swear a lot, faint, or completely lose the ability to speak at all.

Originally the idea for the piece was for us to go shopping and compare the sizes in different shops, but on Monday I was told the concept had changed and was asked to bring some vintage with me. I wasn’t at home on Monday, and weirdly I don’t carry my entire collection around with me at all times. Panic set in, until some lovely vintage loving ladies leapt to my rescue. I need to say a massive thank you to Fiona from Notorious Kitsch, Shona from Heyday and Naomi from Vintage Secret for leaping to my rescue and providing me with some props to talk about!

I think it’ll be an interesting series to watch (especially my bit, obviously).

So, with that piece of news out of the way, I can finally decide on who I shall bestow the frankly amazing German tourist tat that I bought back from my holidays as a present for one of you lovely, lovely folk.

I really would have bought some back for everyone, but there was only so much room in the car! So, instead I turn to random.org to pick a number between 1 and 30 (weird how less people want a pen with a floating boat in that wanted a years supply of free shoes)

By my calculations comment number 8 was…….

PERDITA

Congratulations my lovely! Send me your address and a little package of quality German tourist tat will be winging it’s way to your door!