How are you all this fine Thursday? Munchy and I have been having a grand old week trying our best to keep out of the Melbourne cold by rugging up and sneaking out at lunch times for the occasional hot meal (mmm…cheeseburgers). We’ve also thrown together some outfit ideas for your amusement and inspiration. Enjoy!
The key to Munchy’s look is warm colours. Take your inspiration from Ronald McDonald (I bet that’s a suggestion you never thought you’d receive!) and think in yellows and reds (and stripes!). Throw in fast-food motifs wherever you can…Etsy is a great place to shop for cute accessories such as these hamburger earrings. Oh, and don’t forget to use your Juno-esque hamburger phone (you’ll have to speak up, though).
Going a bit cutesy is another way to rock the junk-food look…and there’s nothing more kawaii than anthropomorphic foodstuffs! Give the look some real pop with ketchup-red lips and nails.
For a formal event, Munchy still sticks to her favourite warm colours, but opts for pastel tones to soften the look a bit. Her handbag has an elegant swirly pattern subtly reminiscent of pretzels, and it just so happens that it’s big enough to carry some for her favourite snacks to keep her energy up when she’s out gadding about. Of course, Munchy has a bit of an irreverent streak, so when even when she’s going formal she isn’t going to tone things down TOO much. I can definitely see her donning the same sublime eye makeup as the model above.
If there is one pony who knows how to relax, it’s Munchy, and she certainly does it in…well not in “style” as such, but in…”abundance” perhaps? That hamburger bed is certainly not something I can imagine many people wanting in their bedrooms but looking at it now, and be honest, don’t you want to try sleeping in it, if only once? Most of my own pyjamas when I was younger were actually just over-sized t-shirt, and this “food porn” tee just seems to perfectly express Munchy’s attitude towards junk food and her sense of humour about the whole “food guilt” issue. So why don’t you pull on your most comfy pair of tube socks, snuggle up with a little hot-dog friend and maybe enjoy some short-stories as a kind of literary bed-time snack. Some people might judge you, but Munchy and I sure won’t!
I’ve been in a really foul mood lately, which is partly the reason for my extended leave from blogging. One of the things that has put me in this funk is food guilt.
You see, I am surrounded on a daily basis by people who seem to be forever dieting, visiting the gym and otherwise preaching about the sins of sugar, fat, gluten,lactose and…well just about any food you can think of. While I think it’s great to take care of your body, I can’t stand when people look down on others for taking care of their bodies in a different way.
Let me be frank.I love junk food! Sugar, meat, fat… I love it all. I also eat plenty of vegetables and grains and am fairly comfortable with my weight and overall physical health. Recently, however, I’ve found that people’s comments about the junk food I eat at work rather upsetting. On some days I feel too ashamed to eat anything in front of people.
I’m sick of feeling this way, and I have found the perfect pony to get me past this feeling…Munchy!
Munchy is a “Twice as Fancy” pony. Instead of having their cutie marks confined to their hips, these ponies have symbols covering their entire sides and back, with a small symbol on their faces.
Munchy has a yellow coat with peachy-coral coloured hair. Her cutie mark/s consist of a plethora of hot dogs, hamburgers and french fries.
I imagine that Munchy’s strange taste in snack products would be considered taboo by most ponies and that she would face much of the stigma that I feel. Instead of sulking about what the other ponies think of her eating habits, however, Munchy is unashamed of who she is and what she enjoys. In fact, Munchy’s positive attitude even leads her to persuade other people to enjoy the simple joy that a little snacking can bring. I mean, just read the story on the back of the packaging she was sold with:
“After the last baseball game of the season, Munchy called the ponies together to give them a special surprise. “Follow me!” she cried, leading them to a pile of baseball bats and baseballs. When she wiggled her nose, the bats burst into hot dogs, and the balls turned into bags of french fries! “This is better than a home run!” Slugger cheered, biting into his third hot dog!”
So join me and Munchy in saying “Stuff you!” to food guilt. What’s your favourite junk food? What do you do when you feel like indulging your taste buds? We’d love to hear from you!