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Panache “Modelled by Role Models” Campaign – My Role Model Cherry Dollface

17 Mar

This is the second year Panache is holding a competition and a campaign “Modelled by Role Models” to shine light on inspirational women who could also be potential Panache lingerie models. The final six role models will be picked by the Panache judge panel from the 15 chosen semi-finalists. Here’s my nomination for this campaign – if you would like to nominate someone, please do so here www.modelledbyrolemodels.com/nominations by the 3rd of April.

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It was quite hard for me to pick just one role model – I could think of many women who have inspired me in my blogging and personal life, from bloggers like Cora Harrington and Anna from Bras and Body Image to woman entrepreneurs like Laura Byrnes and Micheline Pitt. In addition to lingerie blogging, one of my favourite hobbies is to be involved in the pinup scene and through that community I have found and ”met” women who have inspired me to be myself – one of them being the ever-so-lovely Cherry Dollface.

Cherry ie Cherokee is an American beauty/lifestyle blogger/vlogger and an established pinup model who I encountered on Youtube over a year ago. I fell head over heels in love with her makeup and hair tutorials, but there was even more to her – a sweet personality who actually cared for other women and tried to build bridges between her and her followers. I was in a rather grey place when I first found the pinup scene and thought that I was too big and non-graceful to enter that wonderful world of wiggle dresses and badass high heels. Cherry made me realize that this world was for everyone and every body – she had and has an honest yet kind voice which I really appreciate in a community where things can get a bit catty quite easily.

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All communities have their problems and Cherry Dollface has been one of the brave women to stand up for all women, regardless of their body type or size. She has been brave enough to say women are women – no matter whether you are skinny or fat, curvy or straight-figured. There is no such thing as real women. She also stands up for women when it comes to eg sexual abuse on internet – recently, she wrote a blog post on her ”the Real Cherry Dollface” blog project about women being judged and commented on because of their looks, even in professional settings. Unfortunately, so many women encounter these issues in real life and now on internet and too many of these women feel forced to be silent – just for avoiding more rape threats and sexual abuse.

Why I really appreciate Cherry is the fact that you can see that she cares; she knows her media presence in the pinup and rockabilly world and knows that she can make a change in people’s attitudes and views on important issues. What really makes a great role model for me, is the ability to take responsibility and make a difference. As I recently learned from a video put up by the Guardian, being non-racist, non-sexist and a non-bully does not mean you are anti. Anti means making a difference and that is what Cherry Dollface is doing.

Who’s your role model? Let me know in the comments! xx

Blogiversary giveaway – Tutti Rouge Liliana in purple!

12 Feb

Hiya! Next up is a giveaway from one of my favourite lingerie brands so far. The lovely people of Tutti Rouge have offered one set of their best-seller Liliana in purple for one lucky reader! You can read my review of Liliana here. Obviously I’m completely in love with the set and it’s one of my most comfortable sets ever. I also know a bunch of other bloggers who rave about Liliana which is why I know many of you will find her as adorable and amazing. This set is available in a whopping size range of 28-38 DD-J and panties in S-XL.

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To enter the competition, there is four ways to gain an entry. The compulsory one is to leave a comment telling what is your favourite Tutti Rouge design so far? You can also subscribe to me by e-mail to gain another entry. Also you can follow Two Cakes On a Plate on Facebook and Twitter to gain an entry. If you decide to do either or both just include your Facebook profile URL and/or Twitter account name in comment. Remember to fill the e-mail field in the comment form so that I can contact you in case of winning. 

This giveaway is available internationally and will be open for entries until Sunday 23rd of February 11:59 pm GMT. Winners will be contacted the following week by email.

Good luck and get entering! xx

Time to work out – Panache & #supporteverymove

23 Jan

I know working out during January is usually “the thing” and this is the month many people step up and take on some new hobby or start to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions. I personally don’t usually make resolutions but this year I have made one significant promise to myself: never be afraid and try new things just for the heck of it. I work out regularly so making resolutions about sports didn’t really make sense but funny enough, my life in UK is now filled with working out since I got almost accidentally recruited to a dance performance for which I have to memorize a 11 minute regime in one month. Not an easy task, I assure you. However I love dancing and have decided to take up everything fun that comes in my way so I thought, why not? 

I recently had a chat with the Panache crew who are hosting a Panache Sports Event called #supporteverymove now that their AMAZING sports bra (no, I didn’t get paid to write this, I just love their sports bra) won the UK’s favourite sports bra award in UKLA 2013. The event is very extensive; it includes a competition for UK residents in which you can create the perfect Spotify workout list and also a Pinterest comp for international fans. The Pinterest competition runs until 31st of Jan so get pinning! Here are the instructions for that.

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I decided to take part in Panache’s event because of my own dance project. Now I would love to share my top 10 workout tracks and tell you exactly why these have stuck with me through months and even years!

[spotify  http://open.spotify.com/track/318d3zDZXOxJGU24epWw32]

Amazing song with great rhythm. This track is great for toning your muscles and running! I personally love “angry” music during intense workouts. Some people like to take it easy which is perfectly fine but I keep it simple, high-intense and quick. No long workouts with breaks between, just pure sweat and exploding power. 

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/7yUk1rCRWuvohiSDHbpLSD]

Rihanna is one of my ultimate favourites to listen to when working out. I love her no-bullshit attitude which definitely influences my workout in a good way. This songs embodies female empowerment and self-respect. This is also the song that I listen to when everyone and everything pisses me off and I just want my brain to take a break. Excellent for running and makes a killer dance track! The moves you can come up with… Fierce.

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/1uqLxPxVgM50Dzoe6l3L00]

Yap, still in the run-your-brains-out category. However, this song has the best beat for repetitive moves such as push-ups and sit-ups. This lady and especially this song has A LOT of balls which are required to do the most boring moves (let’s face it, building muscle is not always fun). 

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/6GQuF9vzJAVs7fYN9ftBdP]

Beyonce, you melt my heart with your fierceness. This track used to be on my running playlist for A LONG time. It was always the first track which send me off to the best runs I could ever imagine – great rhythm, great lyrics to empower oneself. 

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/7kLBT8gASUHrWGc83qKYwo]

Total knock-out – the track’s name says it all. I love this song both for dancing AND boxing, which is very convenient considering what the lyrics are all about. I have took on boxing just recently and I sometimes practice the moves to this song. 

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/59K6GctkD8lWljFYa8eE6D]

Now we’ve come to the golden oldies! I have practiced with this song a lot – it’s great to lift your mood when running and I actually jump each time they say the word in the song as it’s fun and gives a great boost to your energy levels. I have also danced to this song with some kick-ass 80’s dance moves and it was a whole lot of fun.

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/3941McqnrX9blUEelPxgot]

See a theme here? Great female voices with lyrics that ooze the message of loving yourself. This track has also bumped into me a couple of times and it always delights me with it’s flirty tone. It’s also a part of my current dance project and I love the moves we’ve come up with it!

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/2yFh7Oz9g0bpHp3iis2Iu2]

I’m sorry, this is probably something each and everyone of you hate but good God this song is great for the most dirtiest dance moves I know. I have a tendency to come up with the jaw-dropping booty-shake moves and this THE perfect song for. BUT I can justify it with the amount of core work those moves require (like I need to justify my choices at all..). I actually think dance is one of the most effective forms of sports which is why I love it besides the fact that it’s amazingly fun!

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/2SxC7qSTg4MaXygjkKt5GY]

One of my fave tracks of all time. Wicked lyrics, wicked beat. This song makes me very creative when it comes to dance moves but also cheers me to run a bit faster and to be a bit more powerful. This song always reminds me that I’m equally as strong and fast as any guy out there (and even better, sometimes MUCH faster).

[spotify http://open.spotify.com/track/4YMqbFcDIFiCBd02PzUBcM]

This one never gets old, it’s pure gold. When I first heard this song I just NEEDED to dance. It’s also great to make you smile while running and rap out loud making other people look at you like you’re some freak. Well, this song just makes me so happy any workout feels like a child’s play.

Hope your New Year resolutions are still going strong and you’re feeling healthy as ever. I would also like to remind you that no matter what everyone else says, do the things you love and feel comfortable with! If sports is not your thing (it was not mine either for so many years) just try a few different things but never force yourself to go on if it doesn’t feel right! All my love to you dear readers, see ya in a bit xx

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