The Thicky Chicky Launch party

Last week, after a year and a half of blogging, I finally attended my first honest-to-goodness glamorous fatshion event: the launch of a new online plus size boutique, The Thicky Chicky.

me wearing leopard coat and hot pink dress

On the way to the launch, and at it!

outfit details: dress: Domino Dollhouse, leggings and heart necklace: Wet Seal, shoes: Naot, sequined cardigan: Kohl’s (a long time ago), tiara: Kmart, giant bow: The Velvet Village, leopard coat: thrifted (for $12, by my mom, who has thrifting superpowers), Hello Kitty bag: present from a friend (I think she got it free with a purchase at Sephora), scarf: made by my mom, gloves: Best Deals U Can Find on Amazon, custom Tutus and Tiny Hats necklace: DiDepux, bangles: Torrid and Deb, bow ring, earrings, and rhinestone bracelet: So Good, flower necklace: eBay

Isabel Lopes, the founder of The Thicky Chicky, emphasized the importance of building women’s confidence in a world that tried to tell us our bodies are wrong. I love that she has such a strong commitment to body positivity, and I love how she illustrated it with the following anecdote about a magazine article she read. It advised women to suck in their stomachs, have good posture, and hold their heads high in order to appear slimmer. She agreed with the advice, but for different reasons: she felt that we should suck in our stomachs in order to support our voices, have good posture to demonstrate confidence, and hold our heads high to show that we bow to no one.

Melissa, me, Isabel, and Jesse

The event included a fashion show of some of TTC’s designs, including this gold sequin dress designed by Izzy herself. It’s in production now and should be available next month:

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Wet Seal plus, and the same old same old

I just read over at Stylish Curves that Wet Seal is re-launching their plus size line.

Yay?

On one hand, some of the stuff is really cute. Take, for instance, this velvet blazer:

This could be so easily dressed up for work, or even job interviews, with a nice black dress. And it could be so easily dressed down with a t-shirt and jeans. I could rock it with my gray tutu, a black top, and lots of pearls. Or my Nirvana t-shirt and ripped jeans.

And this skull sweater (SKULL SWEATER!):

On the other hand, this is not exactly progress. Wet Seal already had a plus size line, and got rid of it for no reason. Who knows if this new line will stay around for good, or get yanked like the old one.

Also, I haven’t been able to find confirmation on their site, but last time Wet Seal had a plus line, it was only available online. Online-only plus lines are not exactly new, and I’m sick of them. Continue reading