-Californians, check out the +Market by Domino Dollhouse featuring Tess Munster. It sounds amazing and I wish I could be there!
-Vivi writes about why she’s taking a break from Gwynnie Bee.
-These photos from Bombsheller’s fitting party are awesome, and I can’t wait until their leggings are available in plus sizes.
-New Yorkers, keep an eye out for Lockwood Style, a new clothing boutique in Astoria that will be one-third plus sizes.
-Chubby Cartwheels’ Little Black Dress Collection is out!
-I love Rae’s Halloween costumes featuring Hips & Curves items, especially the witch.
–12 all black plus size picks for fall.
-Sheri rounds up gorgeous dark floral pieces.
–An awesome plus size show at Portland Fashion Week.
-I love this plus size fashion illustration blog!
–Major fashion labels attack blogger for not conforming to gender roles.
-I’ve never been to a horse race and have no particular desire to do so, but I love the style of dresses and fascinators that women wear to them. Everything in City Chic’s Day at the Races roundup is gorgeous. I wish they had credited the sources for the shoes and accessories, though.
-I have somewhat mixed feelings about #4, but otherwise I agree with this completely: 5 reasons why we need to stop thinking of skinny-shaming as “reverse discrimination.”
–On being liked better after losing weight.
-If you’ve heard that sleep apnea is caused by fat, did you know that belief is based on research that was found to have been falsified?
–Good intentions only go so far in making HAES more inclusive.
–Fatphobia: 5 facts and a guide for the disbeliever.
–Apple’s health app: where’s the power?
–When is weight a symptom?
-Australian dance company Force Majeure has put out a call for fat dancers to audition for a groundbreaking new dance theater project.
-I’ve been watching Parks & Recreation, and I want to love it, but there are so many things that bother me about the show–including the fatphobic treatment of Jerry and the portrayal of Donna as the stereotypical sassy fat black woman. This series of posts makes the important point that Donna often talks about her sexual activities, but is never seen with a love interest. It broke my heart a bit when I read this list of 29 reasons Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt are the most perfect fictional couple around, and realized: this is exactly what fat women, and black women, and especially fat black women, don’t get in the media. We/they don’t get to see ourselves portrayed as worthy of love, and that needs to change.
Seriously, is this National Fat Week of Awesome or something?
First, there’s the short film Fatshionably Viral: The Weight of Visibility, which Linda Dianne made for her MA thesis.
She’s planning to turn it into a feature-length documentary about the Fatshionista LiveJournal, fatshion blogging, and body positivity, which is so exciting. I can’t wait to see what she does with it!
Then there’s this amazing video that Gabi Gregg made of herself, Tess Munster, and Nadia Aboulhosn singing along to Beyonce’s “Flawless.”
I generally don’t pass along things that Nadia Aboulhosn does, because she’s said some racist stuff. But I’m making an exception in this case both because this video is SO NEEDED, and because I feel that the positives of promoting the work of a black woman (Gabi) outweigh the negatives of lending credibility to a woman who has made anti-black comments (Nadia).
It’s March already–how did that happen?
Here’s a really cool video in which Tess Munster shares where she gets her clothing. I had to laugh when she described Torrid and SWAK as affordable, but…yeah.
Also awesome: an interview with Gabourey Sidibe on personal style! I love her.
Here are the links I’ve found interesting this week. Add your own recommendations in the comments, and feel free to self-promote!
–20 plus size fashion bloggers who wear a size 24 or above.
-Domino Dollhouse has started shooting for their Spring ’13 collection, and you can see a few pictures on their Instagram!
–A look at the role of clothing in the struggle to shape one’s identity in the film Pariah.
-Advanced Style has a roundup of fabulous hats.
-Shannon at Nudemuse writes about more reasons why she’s not a famous fatshion blogger.
-Check out Glorify’s Tumblr fatshion outpost!
–An open letter to Lane Bryant.
–This is a really sweet story.
Since I’ve been so obsessed with Domino Dollhouse’s galaxy print leggings (which I have) and dress (which I covet), I’ve decided to do a roundup of fatshionistas rocking them. I like seeing how different people style them differently!
This is just awesome:
I love this leather corset tutu dress.
I aspire to be glamorous like Kat Williams and La Carmina: to wear vintage dresses and get paid to travel the world. To make magazines. To go on adventures with kindred fa(t)shion spirits in party dresses, petticoats, and pink hair.
I aspire to inspire other fat girls and women like Tess Munster. To create badass images of fat beauty. To show them they, too, can be beautiful.
I aspire to walk in the woods, full of wonder, like Mary Oliver. To live by the ocean, to wander the tidal flats, to dive deep into the blue mystery that is life.
I aspire to tell my truths, like Cheryl Strayed. To crack hearts open in the best way. To write with both brutality and kindness.
I am still struggling to integrate these visions, these dreams, the many different ways I see myself. Continue reading