After all the fun I had during last year’s Full Figured Fashion Week, I was determined to enjoy even more this year. I didn’t attend all the events last week but the ones I did can be summed up with 3 letters… H-O-T!!! Sunday – HOT Music, Art and Rooftop The Curvy Music, Film &… Continue reading FFF Week 2017 – A Recap in Pictures
As a fat woman who wears size 26/28 and sometimes 30/32, it’s disappointing when clothes are promised to be for “all women” but the size charts belie that promise. It’s a topic I’ve written on several times before when Old Navy, Kelly Osbourne and Melissa McCarthy launched collections that did not fit all bodies. I’m… Continue reading #AllMeansALL!!!
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
Yesterday my youngest, Jason, graduated from Law School. Of course this proud mama couldn’t wear just any outfit. I needed something stylish that would keep me cool and comfortable in the 80+ degree, humid heat. I decided on the Valentina Racerback dress from SmartGlamour which was custom made to my measurements with white and navy… Continue reading OOTD – Proud Mama Edition
Shall we dance? In this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, body positivity’s engaged in a cha-cha. Let’s follow the steps…. One step forward: The gorgeous Ashley Graham! Last year she appeared in the issue as part of an ad for swimsuitsforall This year, she’s one of SI’s swimsuit models! Another step forward: Swimsuitsforall’s ad featuring (from right… Continue reading 1-2-cha-cha-cha
Hello to all you beautiful, amazing people. I hope your year is off to a great start. Looking back at last year’s posts I realize that there were more rants than raves about what happened in the fat community. I want to focus more on the positive, starting with my first post of the year:… Continue reading Let’s RAVE!