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.
Hey there! I have to tell you about my latest obsession. I entered a contest! If you’ve followed me, @curvesandcake on twitter, you already know Addition Elle is running their “I love My Genes” campaign. I’ve never entered a contest before so I had no idea how OCD I would get about checking to see how many votes I had or how many votes the competition had. In the last week, I haven’t really done much besides solicit votes and watch the numbers grow. Click the link below if you would like to support me.
Things I’ve learned since entering this contest. Contests are serious business and people can get really nasty when they feel threatened. I’ve seen some verbal throw downs on some of the pages that is not only embarrassing but childish for this 18+ set. I’ve also learned that taking chances is kinda fun. I’m not sure why I’ve shied away from these things. It’s exciting to see who is really rooting for you and how much you can collectively make the numbers move.
So, what’s my end game? That was my Olivia Pope (Scandal) reference for those who don’t watch. My end game is to put myself out there. It would be great to win the whole thing, but even if I don’t I know I’ll still feel like I did. Everyone that has votes so far has been amazingly supportive and a great boost to my ego, plus I’ve had fun doing something I never thought I would. This contest is another check to my bucket list! Win or lose I’m still taking a chance and moving forward. Maybe that trip to the Italian countryside should be next? In the meantime vote for me!