I saw this photo online and had to share it with you. Here is a “plus size” mannequin next to the so-called “normal” sized mannequins in Sydney, Australia. Read the news story here.
Alexander McQueen’s final collection, Chanel’s obvious weather statement, and Valentino’s ruffles make Paris Fashion Week all it’s hyped up to be. But, take a look for yourself. Let me know what you think. I am in love with Valentino’s collection…Chanel has me puzzled, and Alexander McQueen left me wanting more.
You don’t have to love the 1960′s to appreciate tie-dye. It’s easy to wear, without looking like you’re headed to Woodstock.
Tie-Dye is already making a comeback. I guess we can’t enough of the psychedelic print! It’s definitely a fun print and can easily be found at your local thrift store, if you’re a bargain shopper like me. If you’re a daring and crafty fashionista, you might even attempt to create your own tie-dye fashion pieces! I’m calling dibs on #9!
My golden rule: Don’t let this bold print take over. Choose colors that would compliment your skin tone.
- Delias Blowfish Tie-Dye Skimmer
- Evans Tie-Dye 2-in-1 Cardigan
- Macy’s Tie Dye Cropped Leggings
- Nordstrom Rachel Pally White Label Long Caftan Dress
- Faith 21 Mineral Wash Spaghetti Strap Dress
- Faith 21 Tie Dye Knit Dress
- Macy’s Tie Dye Scoopneck
- Torrid Tie Dyed Footless Tights
- City Chic Maxi Border Bling
- City Chic Top Tie Dyed Print Knit
- Torrid Fergie Fuschia Tie-Dye Satin Disco Heel
- Yours Limited Collection Pink Tie Dye T-Shirt
I am going to keep this short and to the point. As a woman and a huge fan of yours, I am urging you to make sizes larger than a 12 (US) available in your United States stores. Being that the average size of the American woman is a 14, it would only make sense for your company to stock these sizes. It would also make a lot of us very happy.
I know you have a plus-size line available in other countries and I’m sure it does very well. This would not only benefit us fashion-savvy curvy women, but it would benefit you financially ($$$).
To show you, this is not just a one woman requests, I am asking all of those who agree to leave a comment with their first name and the state/country where they reside.
P.S Please pass this on via email, tweet, facebook, or whatever you use. Thanks!
It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting here watching The Bad Girls Club. I’m feeling all feisty right now! Lol. If you live in L.A. and listen to KDay…only one of the best radio stations EVER, then you’ve heard that dumb Lap Band commercial. I can’t stand it!! It goes a little something like this…
Guy:”Wow Bridget, you look so skinny! I can’t believe you ever weighed that much weight!”
Girl: “Oh thank you! See these two gallon jugs of water I’m holding? That’s how much weight I lost!”
Guy: “What is your favorite thing to do now that you’re skinny?”
Girl: “I get to go shopping at all the fun stores!”
Come on!!! Are you kidding me? I despise that commercial. Too bad all of us non-skinny people don’t get to shop at fun stores! Ugggghhh!! Kiss my BIG OL’ BOOTY Lab Band! You bite!
Thank you. I’m done.
What’s the difference between coral and orange you say? Coral has a touch of pink or red hue. Let’s not worry about that…let’s just enjoy this vibrant color in our spring wardrobes. There’s nothing like a splash of color to wake up the fashion senses.
I’ve had my eye on #3 for about two weeks now. I think I’m going to go and grab it before it’s gone. And don’t get me started on #5!! Love love love coral.
My golden rule: Don’t let bright colors frighten you! Even if it’s a pair of shoes or a rockin’ handbag, wear it proud!
- Faith 21 Demeter Floral Tunic
- Old Navy Embroidered Tops
- Old Navy Embroidered-Eyelet Scarves
- Lane Bryant Braided Thong Sandal
- Asos Curve Fitted Waist Dress
- Evans Coral Check Scarf
- Lane Bryant Sleeveless Rosette Top
- Asos Curve Sheer Panel Twist Front Dress
- Nordstrom Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Draped Jersey Dress
- Faith 21 Ruffle Trim Ribbed Tank
I have just found my new indulgence…are you ready for this? Vogue Curvy!!! Featuring all “curvy” models, this web site was launched by Vogue Italia and couldn’t be more fantabulous! Of course you will see faces like Crystal Renn and Lizzie Miller…gorgeous. You know what? Just take a look at it. My description won’t do it justice. Enjoy!
If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love the rain. Yes, a “California Girl” loves the gray and cold weather. That’s why I was super happy to hear rain in today’s forecast. It gives me a reason to dress cozy and comfy. Good thing I was comfy, I had a doctor appointment and a few errands to run. Leggings, a roomy top, and my Uggs have become my new jeans and t-shirt alternative. Oh…btw… I love my Uggs!! I am not going to lie, I used to think they were ugly. I know! That was until I planted these bad boys on my feet. Now, I’m in Ugg heaven.
Repeat after me…”Prints are my friend.” Don’t be afraid of this daring spring trend. Geometric, tribal, and ikat are definitely the eye-attracting prints to wear this spring. If you’re not into the much loved floral print, then this may be for you.
Any of the tops can be worn with a simple solid color legging or even a skinny jean. I have my eye on #2 and #11. I love the idea of a chic long layered necklace as an accessory. Or even a solid color skinny belt can add definition.
My golden rule: Try not to wear more than one style of print, no combining here! The print is already your bold statement piece.
- Macy’s AGB Flutter Sleeve Printed Smocked Blouson
- Asos Curve Printed Foil Sweat Dress
- Faith 21 Knit Top with Tribal Scarf
- Lane Bryant Geometric T-Shape Dress
- Alloy Tribal Print Tee
- Evans Chain Shoulder Detail Top
- Alloy Ikat Tunic Sweater
- Alloy Tribal Chiffon Blouse
- Next International Blue Global Print Layer Top
- Nordstrom Donna Morgan Cap Sleeve Jersey Sheath
- Torrid Neon Multi Geometric Print Pocket Tank
- Torrid Black Grey and Turquoise Ikat Tiered Ruffle Tank Dress
**I found this article about 30 minutes ago. Please, Please, Please leave a comment and tell Mrs. Richardson what you think about her article. I sure did. Click on the title for the link.
The negatives of plus-size
The Daily Iowan
We are in the midst of the hottest time in fashion. February begins the Fashion Week parade that jumps from New York to London to Paris, complete with the walking pieces of art that will hit (mostly elite) stores in the spring. Implicit in your thoughts on couture designers and bright runways are the models. While the exact shape of the model changes to express the zeitgeist of the decade, the actual size has basically stayed the same. This year, however, more than one designer has chosen to include the generally dreaded (in the fashion world at least) plus-size model. Rumors abound from London and New York about the opposition to this new inclusion.
So what is all the hubbub about? Despite my very secure self-identification as a feminist, I find myself a bit out of sorts where this topic is involved. While I oppose the idea of size-0 models as the only representation of the female form on the runway, I don’t think I am a fan of the size-12 models either.