Kiss Me Deadly

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Any detail oriented people in Sheffield want a bit of work this week?
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Due to a calender mixup on my part, we need someone to do a couple of days stock counting and whatnot in the office in Sheffield this week. Min wage plus pants, needs to be someone happy to work on their own-ish and with computers, must be highly detail oriented and able to tell different styles of lingerie apart even when in plastic bags!

I am going to be a whale when I grow up
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"P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.

With time, we gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.

Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, “Good grief, look how smart I am!”"
 

http://galadarling.com/article/do-you-want-to-be-a-mermaid-or-a-whale

Filing this with  "does my bum look big enough in this?"  under "Better ways to think about the size of my rear end".

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Anybody out there using IE6  and/or IE7? Need to get you to look at the new website  to see how badly broken it is in those . . . emulator says very.

For those of you remotely interested in CFS/ME . . .
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http://neuroskeptic.blogspot.com/2010/07/xmrv-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome.html

Worlds briefest summary: an update on the fight over whether some weird retro virus causes CFS/ME.  Giant academic bunfight as papers contradicting each other are promptly temporarily suppressed.  Attempt to politically galvanise extremely tired people. Masses of detailed info in some of the links of which I understand not  a jot, as virology is not my forte, just catching them.

What most amuses me, in a black sort of way, is that as a social scientist, I spent years being taught that one of the main issues in researching psychology, as opposed to the alleged nice clarity of physics or indeed "purely" physical illnesses, is operationalising your variables. And now what have we got?

We  can't agree on what constitutes CFS/ME.
We can't agree on a test for said weird retro virus thing.

Bit hard to see how any research started on that basis is going anywhere really.

On the upside its got people interested and shouting, which is progress in a way. And at least its biomedical in nature; our governments just wasted a million or so establishing that getting a nurse to call you up regularly and do some baby CBT/graded exercise  with you makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. Big shock, I know.


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I'm catching up with Girl With A One Track Minds blog (she just won her libel case) and read this:
http://girlwithaonetrackmind.blogspot.com/2010/04/network.html
She's much better at explaining that than I am :)

Anyway, now its summer I am removing my winter coat via the medium of wax, so back to my heavy schedule of saying ow interspersed with curses. I have some shiny pictures for after the weekend though :)

Spring/Summer 2010
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It's Spring 2010 and Kiss Me Deadly have a Midsummer Nights Dream, of
queens, lovers and playful sprites, in their painted woods and palaces.
See Hippolyta in her vintage peach longline bra and satin suspender,
Hermia elope in a corselette, garter skirted Titania, Helena joyous in
midnight blue silk, and Puck playing amongst them all in mischievous longline knickers. Join us at the Punk Club, Soho, on the 16th April to see the styles in action!





The Jolie is a super smooth satin stitch detail longline bra and suspender set based on a 40's design and reminiscent of the bullet bras and girdles seen on the catwalks.



The DeVille suspender skirt set in satin and lace includes a multiway midi-line bra, deep brief, and stunning lingerie-as-outerwear suspender skirt with detachable garter straps. Perfect for a subtle glimpse of stocking tops!



The Vargas Dress in peach is a new colourway in our best selling, waiting list creating corselette - magic figure shaping with great comfort! A lovely lace bra top with a control mesh torso makes for function and beauty!



The Jezebel Longline Knicker is in the style of a panty girdle - soft mesh and taffeta panelling with a contrast scarlet lined tie to loop in a bow at the front or rear make for a seductive twist! Definitely the big knicker you'll actually want to show off!



The Delacroix silk set comes in an extremely limited edition midnight blue/black and peach/black colourways for May, with only 100 of each camisole, bralet, brief, french knicker and of course suspender belt ever being made.




For more information

Email info@kissmedeadly.co.uk for high resolution images, guestlist, samples, and more details. Our items retail from around £25 for a bra, and all use six metal garter tabs to ensure our garters won't let you down! We shoot them with the fabulous vintage style nylons produced in the traditional way by Cervin in France.

Come to the Punk Club, Soho, on Friday the 16th April to see our lingerie in action on the amazing Kitten Club (show at 10pm) followed by burlesque beauties Missy Fatale, Lady Voix de Ville, Ophelia Bitz and Sofire Rosa. An all singing - all dancing line up in an electric venue!


Skin two, Leeds
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I have two guestlist places for this (this weekend, the fetish ball), anybody want them?

Procrastinating
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I haven't been able to do much this week because 3 days of trade show plus travel plus setting up really wears me out. But it looks like its already bearing fruit, so thats good.

Anyway, I've been slowly reading through some stuff rather than attempting the more complicated bits of work I should be doing but can't manage.

M.E related stuff.
There's been a whole lot of articles recently  related to M.E. There was a woman with very severe M.E who decided she wanted to die; her mum eventually helped her, and then was prosecuted for murder, and was happily  found not guilty . The times have covered it pretty extensively:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7002405.ece
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article7002306.ece
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7003253.ece
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7001494.ece
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/features/article6998742.ece

Its worth reading the comments for the links and also, in my case, for the reassuring news that at least I haven't developed any M.E-related crackpot conspiracy theories, because I do occasionally worry that its driving me slowly insane. Also for this comment:
"back into the NHS for cognitive behavioural therapy – which was of value. But it was a bit like losing a leg in an accident, being offered treatment, but finding that rather than the false leg you were hoping for – the treatment on offer turns out to be hopping lessons."
Yes! Thank you!

Which brings me onto  therapies-that-have-been-declared-amazing and  some recent articles on why they might not be.

www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2010/01/psychodynamic-therapy.aspx
For those of you reading who don't know about  talking therapies, there are different flavours (technically models).  We like to align ourselves with the models and then have bun fights :)  For years CBT  has been winning, which has been sad for me as I tend towards the psychodynamic for various reasons.  This research means bigger buns for us. Possibly with currents on top.

And in other news, anti-depressants are possibly not the magic solution to human misery. Shock news to anyone who has ever had to deal with it.
www.newsweek.com/id/232781/page/1

On the other hand if you mostly like looking at the shiny picture here, i have lots of them to put up shortly, and in the meantime, heres one to make it all  a bit more fashion:












Sheffield people - You need to be here on Friday!
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8298529.stm
Look look look, someone spent money on M.E. research that wasn't on graded exercise or CBT! Hurrah!

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