Archive For June, 2009

Outfitblogging: The Shortest Distance Between Two Points

By | June 30, 2009

Click through to the Flickr version for outfit info. Even in childhood, the most expeditious way to get me to accomplish something was to tell me it’s impossible. Earlier this month I twittered about my new obsession with procuring a pair of desert boots to wear with summer dresses, and a buncha people (both on […]

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Outfitblogging: Speaking to or spoken for.

By | June 25, 2009

Click through to the Flickr version for outfit info. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of communicating with a delightfully thoughtful and well-intentioned columnist over at the Daily Beast (Hi, Daily Beast readers! Comments here are moderated!) for a piece she was writing about plus-size fashion. The finished product – which I call unequivocally […]

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Fat Jaguar Versus Fat Elephant: FIGHT!

By | June 24, 2009

This morning I had an email asking me to respond to some (very common, but worthwhile nonetheless) questions. Excerpted below: I used to be over 300 pounds, as many fatshionistas are. In principle, I believe in Health at Every Size. I thought I ate healthy and was not inactive, and my weight never went down. […]

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One of us: Deep Thinking About Beth Ditto

By | June 22, 2009

Last week I skimmed an interview with Beth Ditto, talking about her upcoming Evans line. Though I don’t expect to buy anything from it (I’d be happy to be wrong! But it would take something impressive indeed to convince me to deal with the international shipping), I’m excited to see this happen for a few […]

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Black is the new FemiSlim NutriShake

By | June 21, 2009

Let’s get one thing straight, let’s bust this “beauty” myth, let’s all promise to stop saying it: “Black is so slimming!” Since I started a job that has an all black dress code, I have heard every variation on that tired nugget. “You’re so lucky! Black will totally slim you/Take X pounds off you/define the […]

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IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY: Death Fat contextualized

By | June 19, 2009

Back in November of 2008, I wrote a post in which I used the phrase “death fat”. At the time, I didn’t actually expect people would connect with it in such numbers. As a result, I’ve been continually surprised by the ongoing adoption of death fat, by bunches of people in bunches of contexts. However, […]

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Dear I Hate You. I Really, Really Hate You.

By | June 15, 2009

Oh Avenue. ALL I WANT TO DO IS GIVE YOU MONEY IN EXCHANGE FOR GOODS. That’s all! I don’t want us to be friends. I don’t even care if we’re barely civil to one another, given that I loathe probably 85% of what’s on your website at any given moment and I resent that you […]

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making accessories work

By | June 10, 2009

I love cleavage. I love that one of the most recent Fatshionista Twitter questions involving summer accessories involved queenbbb admitting that cleavage was a favorite summer accessory. I agree, summer cleavage makes me and Regina Spektor happy. There’s so much to it; how to get the right pusher-upper bra if you want a particular look, […]

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Outfit Blogging: What lies beneath?

By | June 5, 2009

I love dresses and skirts, but I do not love the painful chub rub that can happen when I wear them. “Chub rub” is such a polite way of putting it. Basically, when two thighs rub each other many things can happen. Among them are skin irritation, chafing, pain, and agony. Painful ingrown hairs, infected […]

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Fatshionista World Domination Threat: IMMINENT

By | June 2, 2009

Over the past couple of days, has been featured in pieces in the New York Times, what looks to be a lifestyle/magazine site in China, and an Italian women’s-issues blog. (Also on Jezebel for the second time in two weeks, though they misspelled the site name again. Ha. Oh, but I do enjoy Jezebel.) […]

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