Archive For The “Guestblogs” Category

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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The Curvy Collective and Full Figure Fashion Week

By | June 2, 2009

When Marie Denee, fashion blogger extraordinaire, approached about being a part of the upcoming Full Figure Fashion Week, we jumped at the chance! Co-founded by Marie and Johara Tucker of Luvin’ My Curves, the Curvy Collective is a group of plus size fashion bloggers and plus size magazines who will be attending and/or speaking […]

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On How I learned to love mascara…

By | May 27, 2009

I walked into the small cosmetics shop squinting at the fluorescent lighting and hoping for the best. I had the most fabulous fatshionista I could find and was clinging to her arm for dear life. Anything would be better than my current boi look swept up into my roots as shade from the blind femme […]

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Diverse Fats: a call to action

By | May 21, 2009

There’s a show that’s long-since expired (I do believe) that had a great theme song, You’re Not The Boss of Me. The jingle is playing in my brain as I type this. As I sipped my afternoon soda and prepared for a weekend of fun and dirt, I read the most recent Shapely Prose post. […]

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Nom nom no….m.

By | May 8, 2009

I was piled under blankets and sheets and could not move. I couldn’t lift my leg, my arm, couldn’t turn over to turn off the alarm. I was stuck under the weight of my own brain telling my body to disappear for a while. Squinty-eyed and full of snot I over-shot and hit the alarm […]

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On Class, Fat bodies, and Scarcity

By | April 24, 2009

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

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

By | April 13, 2009

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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From the Fatosphere….tips to dressing fatabulously

By | April 7, 2009

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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