Bits & bobs

By | July 7, 2008

I’ve added several new shops to the shop reviews section of this here website. Many of these were suggested weeks ago, and I apologize for the delay, but I think I’m caught up now. As always, if there’s a shop you love missing from the list, please do drop me a line and let me know.

Also, I’ve got two pieces of news for two underserved fatty-fashion populations.

Item the first: A month ago (I’ve been really behind on email, sorry y’all) I got an email from the folks at Lil’ Mama, alerting me to their existence. Lil’ Mama is a new higher-end Australian plus size line; they’ve got an online shop, but I’m not sure if they’re available in stores as well. Being as I have no way of checking out these clothes, I’d love to hear from Australian readers with their thoughts or experiences.

Item the second: Junonia, long known by me as a fabulous resource for activewear and swimsuits, has opened Junoesque, a new online boutique specializing in casual apparel for sizes 4X to 6X. The line is quite basic – lots of tees and pull-on pants, but there are also a couple of dresses and a few dressier tops. It’s also pretty affordable, and Junonia’s quality is always excellent. When I first discovered Junonia many many years ago, I was flabbergasted: Fat people have use for ACTIVE WEAR? But fat people don’t EXERCISE! Ha. Fortunately I’ve come to realize that Junonia supplies a huge void in the plus-size market – that of comfortable workout gear – and they’re continuing this trend with Junoesque.

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