Dear Ms Mercado, I saw your interview on TMZ a few days ago. You mentioned getting mail from fans who told you to “jump off a bridge” (are they really fans?) and that fat activists “hated” how you’re “really public about… weight loss”. The media ran with the story, distorted what you said and now… Continue reading An Open Letter to Rosie Mercado
Last night I had the pleasure of attending the introduction of Glamour x Lane Bryant. It’s part of a partnership between plus-size retailer, Lane Bryant and fashion magazine, Glamour. Announced in March, the collaboration also includes special issue magazines like the now infamous “Chic at Any Size” edition which named comedienne Amy Schumer as one… Continue reading Glamour x Lane Bryant
Hi there, beautiful people! I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the Fall (or Spring if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere). Fall is such a great season, don’t you think? Crisp air, red and golden leaves, freshly picked apples and pumpkins, soups and stews simmering on lazy Sunday afternoons… what’s not to love? One… Continue reading OOTD: Leggings, Tunics and Boots. Oh, Yay!
Calling my NYC area female readers, sizes 12 and up… how would you like to help make a difference in how clothes are sized for plus-sized women? Body Labs, a company which “collects, digitizes and organizes all of the data and information related to human body shape, pose and motion… upon and around which goods… Continue reading On a Body Like Mine (pt 2)
5 years ago, during New York Fashion Week, Avenue Plus Size Clothing Shop held a runway show for customers at its Third Avenue store to showcase the upcoming collection. The models were all approximately size 12/14 which prompted a woman, standing next to me, to say aloud what I was thinking: “I wanna see what those clothes… Continue reading On a Body Like Mine
Last night I attended 2 events celebrating plus-size style during New York Fashion Week. First was Curvy Night Out, presented by CURVY Magazine and Lord & Taylor. The event was emceed by Patty Hughes, CURVY Magazine’s creative director, and Lord & Taylor’s personal shopper/stylist, Micah Feliciano. It was a pleasure to meet the magazine’s editor, Keke Simot… Continue reading A Night with L&T and LB
I love the look and feel of Avenue’s VIP Knits and this Mixed Animal Hi Lo Dress from the collection is no exception. The colors are perfect for fall yet the fabric is lightweight and comfortable enough for warmer temperatures. As the days get cooler, I’ll pair it with a shrug or cardigan but today… Continue reading OOTD: Avenue VIP