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camp boom -

It is happening again. Camp Boom - a weekend of fun with fat babes like you - is taking place in Wellington on 26 & 27 November, and I think you might like to come along.  Camp Boom is for fat women & fat gender minorities, age 18+.  At Camp, you’ll be safe. You’ll be in a fun, wonderful space. We hope you’ll come away energised and maybe with a new friend or two.  We’ll celebrate you, your body and our fabulous fat community – not in a cliched “here’s a quote to post on Instagram” kind of way, but...

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All fashion decisions are political ones. The only people who say that they're not are those who are trying to hold onto power. So it makes complete sense to me that House of Boom would align with Rebecca Matthews who is running for re-election in local body politics, and who shares so many of my values. Crucially, Rebecca is also a fat babe, so she came over for a photoshoot and then we had a chat about the word 'fat', housing, feminism and liveable streets. Check it out.  Rebecca wears the Atlantic PENNY ROYALE So Rebecca how did you get into...

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fabrics, makers, suppliers -

Here's some of the green products that I sell so that I can totally greenwash my environmental image! But, seriously, let's have a chat about sustainability. It's often said with clothes, you can choose two of affordable, sustainable and ethical - and with clothes for fat people, you're lucky if you even get to pick one. When I started House of Boom, I made a very clear choice - I wanted to be ethical. But I have to qualify that - my ethics centre on what I have control over, here in NZ. My fabrics come from overseas. Most of...

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Boomettes, season six -

It's important to me that House of Boom is worn by people with personality rather than walking clothes hangers. I met Taina at a pop-up earlier in the year and loved her style, so she came on board as a Boomette for season six, Happiness, Slowly.  When you're not busy being a model, what do you do? I live by the beach so try to spend lots of time wandering around down there, I belong to a book club and am an avid reader, I am a lipstick and wine enthusiast so my collections of both are always growing but most of my...

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CAITLIN, Happiness, season six -

It's cold and the world is pretty miserable. You could probably use a fabulous hug, right? Amazing Caitlin Pausé was a wonderful source of hugs, both metaphorical and literal, and just such a gracious and stylish human. I miss her, the fat liberation movement misses her. Of course I had to name this fancy cardigan after Cat. I hope it can serve as a hug for you too. Wear it crossed over and belted, or open. The tie makes a jaunty scarf if you're not using it as a belt. Oh, and if you have shorter arms than me, you'll...

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