This reminds me of when I was shopping with my mom at JC Penney, and we passed by a plus size mannequin. She says “Look it’s you!” thinking it would make me feel bad about my weight. I turned to look at the mannequin and smiled and said “Damn, then I’m a hottie!” (My mom wasn’t happy lol) Anyway, yes to more plus size mannequins!
Instead of the usual FSF, I wanted to share something I read today that impacted me greatly.
Recently, designer Karl Lagerfeld has come under fire for calling singer Adele “fat”. He has since apologized, and alleges that his quote was taken out of context. Whether that’s true or not, we can all agree that he could have never anticipated the backlash that has come his way in the last few days.
Out of all the responses I’ve read, including one from Adele herself, nothing has come close to summarizing, with an anger and a furious sentiment and passion unlike anything I have ever read, what Margaret Cho has written. She has laid it all out for Mr. Lagerfeld. It is a heartbreaking and reflective article, from our point of view, from one of our own.
This year has really zipped past me and I can’t believe all that has happened! CGR only launched in June and so many of you have been just amazing with the love and great vibes! Thank you thank you thank you!
Here’s to an even better 2012, I can’t wait
So here are some links if you have any down time this weekend:
Where do you usually shop for clothes most? Online I shop mostly at Torrid.com, or Old Navy and City Chic Online
Places where you usually shop for shoes? The clearance rack at DSW or Nordstrom Rack, sometimes Macys when they have a great sale
Places where you usually shop for lingerie? Fredericks of Hollywood has a lot of plus size lingerie at great prices.
Do you prefer to shop for clothes online or in shops? I like both, online there is a larger choice for a plus size, but sometimes when you get it, the fit isn’t right, so you learn as you go.
when you choose clothes what do you go for mostly, the looks or comfort? Comfort, but not to the point where its a shapeless frock, I make sure the fit still compliments my body.
when choosing clothes what do you go for mostly, quality or convenience? I think that if it’s a passing fad, you can go for convenience. However, for staple pieces that I intend to keep for years, I go for quality.
what sort of relationship do you have with your body and with fashion? It’s a love/hate thing sometimes, but I definitely think that I have found my style and have figured out what compliments my shape. There are things I wish I could wear that, once on, won’t make me feel good, but then there are times where I bend the rules a bit when a particular item makes me feel happy to wear, and that’s the point really, to feel good in your clothes.
When you can command an audience simply by the sound of your voice and not by sexy dancers, pyrotechnics, or by sexy clothing, then you have true talent. That’s what I love about the amazing, talented and beautiful Adele. She’s stunning and mesmerizing, even when she is trying not to be, and she’s also becoming an icon (whether she wants to or not) to Curvy Girls everywhere!
My life is full of drama and I won’t have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don’t like going to the gym. ‘I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even if I had a really good figure, I don’t think I’d get my t**s and a** out for no one. ‘I love seeing Lady Gaga’s boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry’s boobs and bum. Love it. But that’s not what my music is about. I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears.’ – Adele (Rolling Stone)