“Somehow, by some ill-advised stretch of imagination, I thought this process would be easier for me. Why? Because I was going to design clothes for me, the plus-sized girl who loves fashion but, like many others, becomes annoyed and nauseous at the prospect of actually shopping for it.”
Might not think a metallic leopard print mini skirt would be elegant, but oh my goodness, is it ever.
Loads of cute options in this post about stylish shoes for bunions.
“Here is the truth: when someone tells you that you are not enough because of your hair, your eyes, your weight, your height, she is judging you based on what she believes to be true, what she has prioritized, what insecurities she nurses.”
I love every detail of this sophisticated outfit from the elegant peplum top to the orange accents and bold lips.
“For most of my late teens and early 20s, I had severe anorexia, and it wasn’t always so easy to push perfectionist thinking aside and recognize that society-at-large’s messages that I needed to “be better” were actually super harmful and ruining my life.”
Beverly provides inspiration galore in her roundup of casual outfits. Swooning over that fisherman’s sweater.
Thrilled to hear that Getty Images has launched the “Lean In Collection” in partnership with LeanIn.org, featuring more than 2,500 photos of female leadership in contemporary work and life.
Who knew camo could be so glam?
Beloved plus size line Eloquii – formerly a sister brand to Express and The Limited but now under new ownership – is back after a hiatus! And there was much rejoicing!
This week, one of my current online clients introduced me to Ureshii, a small, woman-run company that creates custom garments by hand and from scratch. From their site: “We make clothes to fit your body. We do not make garments in standard sizes only, we choose each pattern piece based on your information. This includes lengths and depths, not just relative width of the garment. This means that we adjust for every measurement you give us. We sit down together and go over your measurements and general body type.” AMAZING. And my client says the clothes are fab.
Anna explains how her yoga practice has provided her with a body acceptance blueprint.
A new company focused on producing TV and film projects about and led by women may help bust through the “celluloid ceiling.” I loved Zoey Deschanel’s recent commentary about separating out “female entertainment” as a practice that works against gender equality, but also see the value of supporting women-driven stories in any way possible.
Check out this helpful roundup of vendors that carry full-figured bras.
I’ll take a Little Red Dress over an LBD any day, and love Erica’s gorgeous frock that she sewed by “frankenpatterning” several dresses into one! Amanda wears her gorgeous red dress for a Valentine’s night out.
HM picked up a gorgeous pair of Grenson brogues when we were in London, and if I could borrow them from him, I would. (Oxfords aren’t quite my bag, so even though they make women’s styles I don’t think I’ll invest. Just admire from afar!)
Trends are sticking around longer these days, as evidenced by this list of 12 continuing trends from the Fall/Winter runway shows.
Marie looks marvelously edgy in this leather paneled fit-and-flare dress from plus size designer Ashley Nell Tipton.
“To untangle from this furious frenzy we need to see feminist work less as being about individual perfection and more as a practice, one that incorporates uncertainty, mess, the vulnerability of genuine engagement, evolution and community.” (Via Geek Feminism)
Fashion Online Learning Domain (FOLD) is a collaboration between Marist College and Betsey Johnson to help students gain real-world learning experiences through engagement with their peers, professionals, and scholars in the fashion industry. You can sign up for online courses and participate in the community here. (Cheers, Garrett!)
Sheila pairs lemony yellow with bold houndstooth for a funky-but-classic ensemble.
Here are three simple methods to break in new shoes. Anyone tried the first two? I typically go with cushions and time. And, therefore, blisters.
And from the Department of Random: A little local love for the Purple One: Every hairstyle Prince has ever rocked.
Additionally: David Attenborough narrates Olympic curling.
Finally, BUNNY STAMPEDE. (Cheers, Gabriel):