I’m back from the beautiful Island of Jamaica! I can’t even tell you how hot and fabulous it was. I witnessed the marriage of my best friend Kim to her incredible soul mate and life partner Marc. This is what I wore to the blessed event.
I saved this jumper all summer for Jamaica and it was worth every second.
I stumbled on this movie “A Perfect 14” online today. I’m not sure what to think about it. I love the new-found attention that plus size fashion and modelling is getting now, I feel like I’m a part of the club, but after watching the trailer I feel part cheerleader part fat basher. On the one hand, it’s fantastic to showcase women bigger than the norm as beautiful desirable beings. On the other hand I’m looking at many of the women and thinking, they’re not that big, really, A Perfect 14? I wish. Isn’t a 14 just average? Am I a hater? I don’t want to turn into one of those people who, because I’m bigger than a 14, acts like anything less than my size isn’t important. I mean we’re all in this together, right?! Who am I to say who is fat enough to represent the group? I think my problem is that I feel like there isn’t enough of a representation of the typical “plus size” woman. It’s like even when plus size women are represented we’re represented by the version closest to largest example of the norm and with that comes the feeling that you’re still too big for this under served group that you belong to. It’s a never-ending circle.
I’m still intrigued by the trailer and would love to see the film in its entirety.
What do you think? Am I being an overly sensitive whiner? Is there a such thing as being too small to be considered a big girl?
Last night I watched the new Isabel Toledo collection for Lane Bryant, go down the runway, and I think I’ve reached the age where I have a true appreciation for the sophisticated. Just about everything I saw, I actually saw myself wearing these clothes and I was surprised. There was a time when the only time I wore something remotely fancy was to a wedding or a funeral and both were few and far between. Now I’m watching this gorgeous collection thinking, I can wear that to work, that to dinner and that to a patio! What I really liked about the collection was that it was clean. Floral’s were kept to a minimum and the color palette was pretty much, black and white, my favourite! I can’t wait to start shopping.
If you didn’t catch the show. Check the link below. Let me know what you think about the collection in the comments. Special shout out to all the models, including my fave Ashley Graham, and especially the one that fell multiple times during her walk. It was nice to see all of her fellow models come to help her getting back to the end of the runway.
This cold weather has me really wishing I had a winter cuddle buddy! It doesn’t help that I recently had the chance to check out Ashley Graham’s new lingerie line. The collection like it’s creator, one of my girl … Continue reading →