Philadelphia Fats take notice; also, an Avenue Surprise.

By | May 4, 2009

This weekend I left my LCD-lit internets-cave long enough to attend the Saturday evening performance of Big Moves Boston’s new musical, Fat Camp, with a few other noteworthy fats. It was a great big fun time and while the Boston run is over, there’s good new for folks in Philly – Fat Camp is coming your way this weekend, with shows on Friday night and then twice on Saturday (it’s happening at The Rotunda at 4014 Walnut Street; see their calendar for more information).

As if this weren’t fabulous enough, at 4pm, sandwiched deliciously between the Saturday shows is a reading from the two hot dames responsible for the forthcoming (this week!) Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere, Marianne Kirby and Kate Harding (full disclosure: I have two short pieces in the book myself, which should put any lingering doubts to rest as to whether it’s a worthy purchase). So Philly folks, get your fat asses out to support fat events this weekend if you can.

As for the Avenue surprise: I went to today to look for workout wear, as these are the only Avenue items I am reliably pleased with and thus the site is typically my first stop for clothes falling under the heading of Things I Can Sweat A Lot In. My surprise was noticing that Avenue has a selection of wildly-affordable cotton (COTTON!) sundresses on their site at the moment. We’re talking $23 kind of affordable. They all seem to be the standard surplice-top, elastic-ruching waist style, and whether they fit as weirdly as Avenue’s stuff usually does (my opinion and experience only, of course) remains to be seen, but I thought it worthwhile to note an apparently new source of non-synthetic summer dresses.

Have any of you bought or tried on any of these dresses? Let us know what you thought in comments.

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