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Hot button issues and news in the plus size fashion world

The Bare Arm Non-Event

The Bare Arm Non-Event

    The craziest thing happened this week that most would find trivial or insignificant. To me, it was major. But first, a bit of context. Since I was in first grade, when I was introduced to bullies and began…

Dress For Your Size: A Rant & Personal Pep Talk

Dress For Your Size: A Rant & Personal Pep Talk

Lately (and more than ever), I’ve been getting bombarded with seemingly targeted ads for articles on how to dress for my size. Stop. No, seriously, please, for the love of all things decent, stop. If you’re looking to “learn how…

Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant

Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant

Christian Siriano is a well-known, well-liked designer, and he has not shied away from dressing folks of all sorts (which is one reason he is so loved). He has even been in the news lately thanks to his recent show…

Colorful Activism

Colorful Activism

Happy National Coloring Book Day! No, really, it’s a thing. In honor of this lesser-known holiday, I wanted to share the latest addition to my Amazon wish list with you: Body Love: A Fat Activism Colouring Book by Allison Tunis. Check it out!…

Barbie Evolves

Barbie Evolves

Most of us grew up with the ever-unrealistic Barbie doll. She had the fairest of fair skin, long silky hair, long legs, a tiny waist, and a chest that, in real life, would have made her so top heavy that…

Garnerstyle At It Again

Garnerstyle At It Again

Santa, take note. Garnerstyle and RebDolls have teamed up again to bring an amazing line to large ladies of the world. What’s not to like? Check it out! If it all showed up on my doorstep, I wouldn’t be mad….

Queen of The Runway

Queen of The Runway

SHE DID IT! Plus Size Designer Ashley Nell Tipton won Project Runway! Her collection was amazing (and I clearly want every piece). Way to be yourself, create something beautiful, and make history, Ashely!  Her site is now updated and looking…

Iris

Iris

I recently watched the the documentary “Iris” about fashion icon, Iris Apfel. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. The film takes an intimate look at a woman who is honest, worldly, and eccentric. It covers everything from past business ventures, world travels, her…

The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For: Melissa McCarthy’s Line

The Moment We’ve Been Waiting For: Melissa McCarthy’s Line

Well the time has come, and it makes me wish I could be in Canada right now. That’s right, lucky Canadians (or tourists) have the chance be the first gals to try the new Melissa McCarthy line on their bods….

Motivational Monday: Rousey

Motivational Monday: Rousey

Happy Monday Sorry I’ve been MIA recently- lots of changes going around, and I’m working to adjust. Given this weekend’s brilliant 34 second knockout by Ronda Rousey, I thought it might be nice to start the week with some inspiration…