Most women have a love-hate relationship with shopping. One thing making it especially torturous? Sizes — particularly when they vary so wildly as to toy with your sanity and self-esteem. The struggle with sizes is particularly acute for plus-size women. No one knows this better than Tess Holliday.
Last weekend and the Fatizen book event I spoke at there was a plus size fashion show put on by the Wild Siren, and I loved the designs so much I wanted to share some of them with ya’ll!! The women with the microphone in the corner is the designer and she makes clothes that flatter all types of fat bodies. You can see more of her designs on Wild Siren’s Instagram: @wildsirenfh also their twitterfacebook and of course the official website!
They are also having another fashion show next weekend in Los Angeles!! I hope to see some of ya’ll there!
SJ Fashion Wknd is the brain child of Kat Quarterman and Sense of Style Boutique LLC. As a way to promote local designers and boutiques, this bi-annual event provides South Jersey based designers and boutiques a platform to gain exposure, increase sales and professional contacts.
Fashion Weekend has become the latest and biggest shopping and beauty event all over the world. It allows fashionistas to get their wardrobe fix by supporting the local area’s best boutiques and designers. Enjoy as our very own locally based designers and boutiques unveil the secrets behind a fashion elite’s wardrobe.
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As a charitable event and to raise awareness around Cancer, SJ Fashion Wknd Spring 2013 will benefit Fight Colorectal Cancer. Each year, more than 50,000 people die from colorectal cancer. It is the second leading cause of death due to cancer for men and women combined. Kat Quarterman’s family friend, Dave Diamond Cox, recently passed away from this deadly disease and SJ Fashion Wknd is in dedication to him.
Get a bunch of your friends and enjoy the Ultimate South Jersey Fashion & Style Experience! Once in a lifetime designer shopping at amazing prices, inspirational catwalk shows, luscious beauty pampering, and when you need a time-out, enjoy the sounds of our DJ as you sit back with a glass of wine. What better way to spend your day?!
Attendees will include buyers, media, bloggers, influencers and supporters along with fashion-minded consumers.
Tailor-Made ‘Phoebe’ Wedding Dress £429.99 Established uk team of highly skilled dress makers We provide plus-size + petite! Custom-size (made to your measurements) @ no extra fee! Over 100 colours or send in a shade and we’ll match it! Free uk delivery! And International postage offered! @ www.tailorwedding.com
I love when plus-size models are chunky and have rolls and actually seem plus-sized instead of just slighty thicker with perfectly smooth skin that doesnt have a single crease in it. Like goddamn a roll ain’t gonna give your family the bubonic fucking plague deal with it.
I presented with seven other graduating designers from my school, all of which created beautiful and unique collections. It felt really great to stand out with a plus size collection, though. I got me a little feature in the local paper, along side the childrenswear collection also in the show.
My models were incredible! I was told by audience members that they brought the most attitude and changed the whole dynamic of the show. I was honored to work with them.
After each collection walked, the designer would walk out for a brief Q&A with one of the hosts. That made me nervous a bit, since the questions were made up on the spot. All my questions were simple enough, and the host was very observant about the collections, tailoring the questions well to each individual. One point she made to me was that all my models looked like they were having a lot of fun in my clothes! “Is that important to you when you design?” she asked.
“Very important! The number one concern I have when I design is comfort. Because if you aren’t comfortable in your clothes, you won’t wear them!”
Overall, I’m very happy with the event and I’m looking forward to the next show!
Tailor-Made ‘Tilly’ Dress £219.99 Established uk team of highly skilled dress makers We provide plus-size + petite! Custom-size (made to your measurements) @ no extra fee! Over 100 colours or send in a shade and we’ll match it! Free uk delivery! And International postage offered! @ www.tailorwedding.com