Do not get me wrong, I love the fact that Mark Fast is becoming known for using "Plus Size" models in his runway shows. It makes someone like myself who hasn't fit into a size 0 since birth feel good about themselves, which is hard to achieve after watching a runway show no matter who you are, so I applaud Mark Fast for his efforts.
With that being said, one would think that if you were going to go ahead and use bigger girls in your shows you would do whatever it took to show the audience and the disbelievers that they look just as good, if not better then the skinny bitches models normally used, so as to promote the use of heavier girls to model the designs in more runway shows so that people like myself that don't fit into sample sizes can watch these shows and want to buy the clothes that these designers are trying to sell (run on sentence I know, but Im trying to make a point here...)
So my point?
Seriously Mark! Im not a designer, nor a runway model, but I know for a FACT that showing undergarment lines is a big NO NO for the runway, (or for anywhere for that matter) but as you can see from the photo above that wasn't even thought about when you put this plus size model in a dress not for a plus size model. duh.
To me, it would have made much more sense, and might have even flattered her figure, if she wore something like this:
Now my point... Well...my point is, there are clothing styles that certain people can't pull off, big or small, it really doesn't matter. You can't expect to fit a plus size model in a "tube dress" and have it look the way you want it to look. So next time you want to advocate the use of bigger girls on the runway (of which I applaud) PLEASE make sure a) the clothes flatter the model so as to accentuate the fuller figure, not make a mockery of it and b) make sure no panty lines are showing!!
Follow these simple yet effective rules and we have ourselves a deal!
Actually, no I don't. With me, what you see is what you get. I'm a pretty simple chick, a pretty low maintenance simple chick. I like what I like and I'm okay with that. I'm also okay with layering (weird segway I know)... as seen on a few of the runways at NYFW.
It has inspired me to explore this trend within the confines of my own closet. Because not only am I a simple chick, Im frugal (some would say cheap!) as well, and can't bring myself to buy the massive amount of clothes I yearn for on a day to day basis. So here I am trying my best to interpret what I see in a way that makes sense for me. and hopefully looks good.
You be the judge....
I thought the first major snowfall deserved its own photo shoot.
PS: Yes, I am 27 years old and wearing an I Love Vampires T- shirt
Now I realize this outfit ain't nothing special. But I like it. I like it because this little dress I picked up from an FCUK outlet in the States (gotta love state side shopping) for only $25 US is perfect for work, casual wear and dressing up for a night out of town. Not only that, I can wear it in the summer by itself and in the winter paired with some thick tights and a cute little cardigan.
And a belt is a must accessory for this little number. It just adds a little extra while accentuating the waist, giving the illusion of an hour glass figure even if you are a total pear shape like moi!
And though you can't really tell, the neck part ties up in a cute little bow....how sweet!
PS: don't judge the douch-y posing, Im still learning and by learning I mean copying the posing I see on some fabulous blogs I see out there in the blogosphere, and by copying I mean not looking anything like what I mean to look like...but I digress.
Its unfortunate when something like this happens. To say Alexander McQueen was a fashion visionary is an understatement. To say that he will be missed is an understatement. The fashion world lost one of its best today and I am very saddened by this. Thank you, Mr. McQueen for everything you shared with us, for your intense imagination and for your rebellious designs that were acclaimed the world over. You were special, you were loved and you will be remembered forever.
I absolutely love it when I find pieces that I can wear to work (under a blazer), casually on the weekend or to dinner (paired with jeans), or I can dress it up to wear on a night out (with a high waisted skirt and some fabulous accessories).
Thats exactly what I get in this simple, yet detailed lavender top. and what I love most about it, is that I picked it up at H & M for next to nothing. $12.95 to be exact.
Yes its winter out. Yes I want to curl up in a little ball until the sun shines again. But that doesn't mean we should dress as such. Went out for a girlfriends birthday this past weekend and saw a perfect oppurtunity to wear this party dress, that adds a little colour to the bleak winter months.
I don't know what it is, but when I put this dress on it just makes everything seem better, and this Betsy Johnston belt ain't so bad either.
Quoted from twitter by the ever so funny and off side Russel Brand (Katy Perry's fiance).
Yes the grammy's are long, (there is no need for the show to be 3 1/2 hours long) (maybe take out all the country shit and then we'll have a show!) (no offense to anyone who likes country, just my opinion) but who's watching for the awards anyway? its all about the fashion man. and shit does lady gaga know how to make a statement or what?
before I get to the my opinions on best and worst dressed, I just wanted to side note a bit about gaga's performance and gaga herself. I watched her on Oprah a bit ago and before I saw this interview I thought the way she was was because thats the way she is, if that makes sense. then it came to light that all she does, every costume she puts on, every theatrical performance she shows is all for a purpose. to send a message to the masses, telling a story about truths and lies that she believes needs to be brought to everyone's attention. she is a walking, talking fabulous work of art. so for those who hate gaga (I know quite a few) take a second to realize that she is more then a car crash that can't be looked away from, she is artistically telling a story that needs to be told. Wow, I'm dramatic this monday morning, aren't I? blah blah blah, loved her performance a lot.
Also, Pink's performance was spectacular. seriously one of the coolest performance I have seen on the grammy's stage ever! and Beyonce...wow, amazing, wonderful and all that, but she has a copious amount of kick ass songs, did she have to do her rendition of Alanis Morrisettes You Outta Know to fill in some time? I don't know I thought it was weird and unnecessary.
Okay back to whats important. Judging others.
So I might be getting hate mail for this one but I really didn't like Beyonce's dress. I get the concept, sure. clevage-very nice, but the sleeves just ruined it for me. I mean, I wish she went either sleeveless, or at the very least capped sleeves, if necessary, but not that length, not that length at all.
but then again she can wear a paperbag and still look amazing. (not sure why Im hating on Beyonce, goes to show that if you are the best, you expect the best, I guess she just fell short for me this time around)
Now I don't know why exactly, but I loved Katy Perry's dress, not her usual style of course, but I loved how from the front it was a very simplistic silouette but when she turned to the side her dress becomes a little more taboo. Side Cleve! (might be the best kind of cleve, in my humble opinion) and low backs makes for an awesome dress.
Can't really see it here, but trust me I saw it with my own two eyes...
but for me, someone that encapsulated the way one should dress at the grammy's was (drum role please)
Heidi Klum!! someone who has nothing to do with the music industry except for marrying into it.
I mean, lets face it, the grammy's aren't the Oscars, so I don't think the flowing long gowns are really necessary nor relevant at this type of award show, so leave it to Mrs. Seal here to combine the elegance of a long flow-y gown with the fun-ness of a shorter length gown. I'm rambling now. and again check out the cleve!!!!! For someone who lacks in that department I sure like to talk about them/stare at them. Yikes.
and thats alls i gots to say about 'dem dresses, ya hear.
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