Archive For April, 2009

On Class, Fat bodies, and Scarcity

By | April 24, 2009


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Recent posts on the fatshionista livejournal community have me thinking about the gulf between experience and the intolerance/misunderstanding that often grows out of that gap. A casually-dressed poster admits to pulling clothes off the floor and zie is met with comments like “that’s unhygienic” and accused of “advancing a sloppy fat stereotype.” Of course, the […]

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I should tell you I should tell you…

By | April 17, 2009


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I weigh 242 pounds more or less. I stopped checking whenever hospitals required my presence because the number they’d repeat (happily or not) would send my mind into a spin. Too large? I couldn’t eat for a week. Too small? Sweet, I succeed at life! Same as before? How lazy am I, how many burgers […]

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Belts for all, belts forever.

By | April 15, 2009


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Someday, I hope in the near future, I will get back to reliably contributing thinky content to this blog, and not just mindless consumerism. Until then, however, I’d like to talk about belts. For EVER, I thought I could not wear belts. (There are, no doubt, folks who would argue that I still can’t/oughtn’t wear […]

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we’re sorry but your princess is in another castle…

By | April 13, 2009


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When I was 7 years old I got a Nintendo game system (NES) from my uncle. It was the one that had Duck Hunt and Mario Bros. and you shot and stomped your way through laughing dogs and fire-breathing flowers. Hooked up to an old plastic-wood-paneled television set in my mother’s bedroom, the NES brought […]

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Review: SWAK Designs Convertible/Infinite/Endless/Interchangeable/Overwhelming! Dress, and Perfect Cami

By | April 13, 2009


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For many years now, Monif C has really sewn up the plus-size “infinity dress” market. The infinity dress – also known alternatively as a convertible or interchangeable dress – is a dress with a full skirt and two long (really, really quite long) panels of fabric that can be wrapped around the torso in a […]

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From the Fatosphere….tips to dressing fatabulously

By | April 7, 2009


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In lieu of the Blogessy on fat fashion tips, here’s some reader-submitted snaplettes of wisdom: Kimocean responded: Love, love, love your list! Great to see tips that actually make sense to me and add something new to the conversation. My tips would be: Fit is important, make friends with your local tailor(it’s often less expensive […]

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What [not] to Wear…a blogessy

By | April 6, 2009


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In the interest of keeping things cheap, I tend to wear basics to work and buy things that match *everything* (or at least something) in my wardrobe. I like simple accessories that go a long way, stretch my dollar and all that jazz. I like colors that can go day and night and still look […]

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