Guys, can I just have a moment to freak out for a second? *&^%$@#* OK…thank you. I found out last night, that I am one one of the 25 finalists for the Redbook Magazine ‘Real Women Style Awards’! I’m beyond excited. I know how some people might feel about contests like this, but I truly love the idea of them featuring every day women on the cover of their magazine. So, if you want to give me a few votes, you can vote hourly until May 10, 2016. And of course, from the bottom of my heart—I’m always so grateful…
We are all fans of collaborations aren’t we? And Lane Bryant seems to be on top of their game when it comes to teaming up with talent. Today, they announced their collaboration with the students of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. They sent me a few images from the collection which is expected to launch February 2nd, exclusively on Lane Bryant’s website, and in both the brand’s flagship location on 34th Street and the store at Del Amo Fashion Center in the Los Angeles area. Shop the limited edition collection here. “This collaboration is an important…
If there’s one thing that bugs me the most about the plus size fashion industry, it’s the lack of true representation when it comes to body shape and size diversity. Not every plus size woman has a flat stomach, is hour glass shaped, or is 5’9 or taller. I’m 5’6, a size 16/18, and I carry most of my weight in my stomach. I’ve discussed this before on this blog or probably ranted about it on Twitter. It’s annoying and frustrating to say the least. And I’m not the only one who feels this way.
#PlusIsEqual is Lane Bryant’s latest campaign with a powerful message! Plus size woman want to be seen and represented in the fashion industry, the media, and in the world. They started by strategically placing a mysterious ad right smack in the middle of Vogue‘s huge September issue. Then came the billboards around Manhattan and “the commercial.” And now, they are set to take over Times Square on Monday, September, 14, 2015 at 12 p.m.
Aren’t you sick and tired of people telling you what you shouldn’t wear as a plus-size woman? I know I am. There are a lot of fashion rules out there, but of course there are some that are specifically targeted to us. You may or may not follow them, and that’s up to you. Just so you know, I’m not following anyone’s fashion rules except my own.
When the news of plus models walking the runway during New York Fashion Week hit social media, it seemed like the internet exploded for a moment. Everyone had an opinion about it. Some good, some bad, and some right-on-point. The minute I read my friend Ivory’s Instagram status, underneath a photo of model Denise Bidot walking the Chromat runway, I couldn’t help but laugh and instantly agree with her.
I started this blog in 2010, since then the plus-size fashion community has grown leaps and bounds online. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a lot more this community has to accomplish. And I know it’s only going to get better. For now, I wanted to put together a quick list of my seven favorite online resources for plus-size fashion.
If you live in Southern California and are a fan of the Australian plus size retailer City Chic, then you’re going to love this. They have finally opened their first U.S. store location in Los Angeles and they have more stores opening soon! I was invited to an exclusive in-store preview—before they opened to the public.
In the world of fashion, we are often told what we should and shouldn’t wear. As a blogger, I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by women who don’t listen to those rules. But, instead listen to their heart and thrive in their own personal style. I’d like to think I’m one of those women. Someone who doesn’t let fashion dictate who they are, but rather just let’s it inspire them.
If there’s one thing I love about Elann Zelie, the designer and founder of Zelie for She, it’s her passion for her craft. I know her personally and I can tell you that she loves what she does and it shows in her designs. And if you haven’t checked out her latest collection then you’re missing out on some fabulousness. Just saying.
There are very few designers and brands out there that create fashion for all sizes. Some will design for straight, then later will create separate and different designs for plus sizes. Melissa Masse is one of those that designs for all—sizes XS to 3X. It’s very refreshing! I was recently invited to her spring preview and I fell in love with her vibrant prints and amazing fit.
The other day, I made an announcement on Instagram stating that I was a Lubriderm Blogger Ambassador. This pretty much means that I will get the inside scoop on all things in the Lubriderm world, get to try out their latest products, then share with you! Which I’m super excited to do, since I live and die by moisturizers. Which you should all know by now. With that being said, I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be co-hosting a very special Twitter party on Wednesday 2/26!
If you love your plus size fashion, then you may have remembered when Eloquii shut down it’s website last year. Well, guess what loves—they’re back! You yelled and complained and it seems like they listened. They’re under new ownership and have launched their new online shopping site today. You’re going to find a lot of on-trend black and white in this collection, some romantic pastel pieces, and a few bold colors.
I’m just going to come out and say it…I love Elann Zelie. Seriously, who else dares to step out of the so-called “fashion box?” In her latest Zelie For She collection, Elann shows us what you get when you mix Barbie, 50’s fashion, and Sex and the City. You might think it’s a strange combo, but just take a look at the pieces below.
I know some of you are still buried under snow and ice, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming about warmer weather. No you don’t! And when I say warmer weather, I’m talking about the beach and swimsuit season. While you’re dreaming of that warm sun hitting your skin, you should know that Swimsuits For All has just launched their Designer Boutique.