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IGIGI Clothing, and my Garment Review October 11, 2007

Filed under: Articles,Clothing Stores — FattieGossip @ 10:43 pm
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I was recently reached by the Marketing Director of IGIGI (http://www.igigi.com) , asking if I’d like to volunteer to write a garment review for them. I of course jumped at the chance! I mean what girl doesn’t enjoy trying on new clothes to “pretend model” in the mirror? And not to mention, my confession…I have never purchased anything from their online store, and this was the perfect chance for me to try them out!

Now mind you, I’ve always admired their clothing, and appreciated their fashion sense for the plus size woman. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, just because we carry around more weight, doesn’t mean we care less about how we look and are willing to accept a Mumu as a fashion statement for the plus sized gal!

So today the garment arrived. I chose the Vivianne Cowl Top, in red, as seen here.The description for the top on the site reads: “High fashion meets street-wise style! This top is so comfortable you could spend hours in it and so stylish you will want to dance in it.”

And let me be honest, I agree with above said statement. It’s a nice fashionable top, and beautifully comfortable. I could definitely wear this at the office all day, and feel just as comfortable as if I was wearing a cotton t-shirt.

Now I’m no model, which means I don’t have a perfectly proportioned, smooth, and curvy body. I have my share of flaws, and lumps, and rolls to boot! But this top seemed to be made for me. It flattered my GOOD curvy assets, and admittingly to my surprise, doesn’t cling too much! The stitching appears to be of top quality, for the garment to last the years to come.

The only thing that turned me off, was the fact that it must be HAND washed…but I suppose that’s a small price to pay for style, comfort, and long-lasting quality.

And yeah yeah…I took a pic of myself in it…I was against showing any pictures of me on this blog, so as to keep my anonymity, but I found a way around it ;)…and again, I’m no model!!

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Another thing I’d like to mention, IGIGI offers a great feature on their site, that helps identify what body shape you are. This comes in handy b/c for each garment they have for sale, they tell you which body shape it flatters best. Also, they offer a size chart for EACH garment, b/c we all know there’s really no such thing as standard or consistent sizes. They obviously are striving to make us big gals even more beautiful!

And how cool is this? They provided me a coupon to offer on my blog for all my readers! ENJOY!!

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Don’t forget Torrid! October 6, 2007

Filed under: Articles,Clothing Stores,Websites — FattieGossip @ 1:34 am

Right now TORRID is having their 50% off already clearanced items sale now through 10/8 online and in stores. You may also be interested in checking the 2007 Torrid Model Search!

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 And if that wasn’t cool enough for you, Torrid has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You can make a direct donation through Torrid to the NBCF, or check out their Pink Ribbon Boutique, and purchase an item that shows off your support to the NBCF, where 20% of the purchase price will be donated!

 

The Glamazon Girls… September 30, 2007

Filed under: Art,Celebrities,In the News — FattieGossip @ 6:04 pm

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“Born on a small island in a little place called the East Village the Glamazons never lost their baby fat. These song and dance girls prove that the stage is big enough for the most buxom of beauties. Giving you a large, hot helping of bawdy burlesque, striptease, go go dancing and sassy songs…they serve it up with a sexy style all their own. The girls have been described as the plus-size Pussy Cat Dolls.

The Glamazons are 4 fierce ladies who are singing and dancing their way through New York City. They’ve performed at numerous places, including The Roxy, Avalon and The Rainbow Room. These girls have also been seen strutting their stuff on the WB Morning show on more than one occasion. They are strong, sexy, plus size women who can sing anything from showtunes to hip hop.
Read more here…


 

Plus-Size Fashions!

Filed under: Clothing Stores,Websites — FattieGossip @ 5:43 pm

 

 

 

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I think one thing we can all agree on as plus sized fashionistas, is that it’s difficult to BE fashionistas, and find fashionable and well-fitting clothes. Just because we are fatties, doesn’t mean our taste for fashion is soured, we want to dress like we’re 80 years old, or we don’t care enough to look GREAT!

This is a list of some trendy and beautiful plus-size clothing stores. Some of the links are for online-only stores, some are just previews for brick and mortar stores, and some are both. They range in affordability and sizes, in which I’ve provided summaries of that info. below.

Happy shopping!

http://www.alight.com/

Sizes: 14-30

Price Range: $25-$150

 

http://astartewoman.com

Sizes: 14-32

http://www.avenue.com

Sizes: 14-32

Price Range: $35-$80

 

http://www.bandlu.com

Sizes: 14-30

Price Range: $35-$65

 

http://www.bigonbatik.com

Sizes: 18-40 (or 1X-6X)

Price Range: $50-$90

 

http://www.buxomboutique.com/home

Sizes: 10-24 ( or 1X-4X)

Price Range: $12-$20

 

http://www.casual-plus.com/

Sizes: 1X-5X

Price Range: $12-$32

 

http://www.catofashions.com/

Sizes: 0-28

Price Range: $15-$35

 

http://www.cherished-woman.com/

Sizes: 14+

Price Range: $45-$250

 

http://www.curvygirlclothing.com/

Sizes: 1X-4X

Price Range: $30-$60

 

http://www.daphne1.com/

Sizes: 12-32

Price Range: $100-$200

 

http://www.dots.com/dotsmain.htm

 

http://www.shopchopsuey.com/

Sizes: 1X-3X

Price Range: $20-$30

 

http://www.fashionbug.com/

Sizes: 14-32

Price Range: $12-$40

 

http://www.ftfstores.com/welcome.htm

Sizes: 14-26

Price Range: $12-$36

 

http://www.igigi.com/

Sizes: 14-32

Price Range: $25-$200

 

http://www.ki-ke.com/

Sizes: 10-28 (0X-4X)

Price Range: $30-$60

 

http://www.kiyonna.com/

Sizes: 12+

Price Range: $48-$180

 

http://www.lanebryant.com

Sizes: 12-32

Price Range: $25-$80

 

http://www.maximumwoman.com/

Sizes: 14+

Price Range: $50-$220

 

http://www.monifc.com/

Sizes: 14+

Price Range: $138-$300

 

http://www.mudskippergirl.com/

Sizes: 10-24 (0-4)

Price Range: $29-$32

 

http://www.oldnavy.com/

Sizes: 1X-4X

Price Range: $10-$40

 

http://www.pacificplex.com/

Sizes: 1X-3X

Price Range: $25-$55

 

 

 

http://www.rainbowshops.com

Sizes: 1X-3X

Price Range: $10-$30

 

http://www.sizeappeal.com/

Sizes: 14-28 (1X-4X)

Price Range: $29-$62

 

https://www.swakdesigns.com/

Sizes: 1X-5X

Price Range: $20-$50

 

http://www.torrid.com/

Sizes: 12-28 (0-4)

Price Range: $24-$68

 

http://www.zaftique.com/

Sizes: 12-38

Price Range: $42-$190

 

http://www.ashleystewart.com

 

http://www.mxm.ca/

Price Range: $30+

 

http://www.dulcestyle.homestead.com/

Sizes: L-XXXL

Price Range: $15-$40

 

http://www.abbyz.com/

 

http://www.svobodastyle.com/

Sizes: 10-24

Price Range: $49-$155

 

http://www.addition-elle.com/en/

Sizes: 12-24

Price Range: $39-$79

 

http://www.simplyfashions.com/

Sizes: 14-36

Price Range: $12.99+

 

http://www.evans.co.uk

Sizes: 14-32

Price Range: £18-£55

http://www.silhouettes.com

Sizes: 12-24

Price Range: $29-$180

 

http://simplybeuk.drct2u.com/home.jsp

Sizes: 12-30

Price Range: £16-£100

 

http://www.voluptuousclothing.com/

Sizes: 14-22

 

http://www.jahqoi.com/

Sizes: 14-32 (1X-5X)

Price Range: $40-$105

 

http://www.womanwithin.com/

Sizes: 12-44

Price Range: $7-$50

 

http://www.annascholz.com/

Sizes: 12-28

Price Range: £49.00+

http://www.missphit.com/catalog/products_new.php

Sizes: 14W-24W

Price Range: $39+

 

http://cennev.com/

Sizes: 12-24

Price Range: $30+

 

http://www.mimiscurvycorner.com/home.html

Sizes: 14-36

Price Range: $20+

 

http://www.itsfashions.com/index.cfm

Sizes: Juniors-PLUS Size Juniors

Price Range: $10+

http://www.SydneysCloset.com

Sizes: 14-44

Price Range: $99-$500

 

 

Plus size model hunt! The winner could be you!!

Filed under: Clothing Stores,In the News — FattieGossip @ 4:46 pm

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Skorch Magazine has teamed up with an upcoming NEW plus-size fashion line through MEWV, in seeking its signature model for the line’s premiere in December. There’s NO FEE! And just for coming out, you’ll receive special discounts for their host retailer and MEWV fashion!!

The contest has already begun touring, but the remaining locations include:

PORTLAND, OR
Sunday, Oct. 7th from 11am to 4pm
Location: The Venue, 2808 NE MLK, Portland, OR

LOS ANGELES – Special Partnership with LOVE YOUR BODY DAY!
Sunday, Oct. 21st from Noon to 4pm
Plummer Park – Fiesta Hall
1200 N. Vista Street, West Hollywood, CA

Visit here for more details!

 

Love Your Body Day!! September 29, 2007

Filed under: Articles,Celebrities — FattieGossip @ 3:04 pm

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The NOW Foundation’s Women’s Health Project launched the Love Your Body campaign in Sept. 1998 as a national day of action to speak out against advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning. Each year, on Love Your Body Day, activists around the country say “no” to twisted beauty standards and hazardous advertisements by holding rallies, pickets, house parties, classroom discussions and more.

Specific to the Hollywood Chapter, our focus in purpose is to address and serve the needs, issues, and concerns of women in Hollywood – both geographic and entertainment industry.  We’re working to redefine the image of women in Hollywood, and we recognize real beauty as healthy bodies – inside and out.

 

A Fattie Rant…by yours truly… September 27, 2007

Filed under: Articles,Uncategorized — FattieGossip @ 2:50 am

 

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Okay I’m going to go on a fattie rant here so bare with me…or don’t ..I don’t care…

 

But all I want to do is ask WHY?! WHY?!

 

Why do people have to be so discriminatory and down right HATEFUL towards fat people? What’s it worth to them to become so aggressive and angry with us?

 

My fat is NOT contagious…looking at me is not going to cause your body to balloon into the size of a whale causing you infinite misery with yourself. This I promise.

 

My being fat does NOT affect your life. It does not cause you financial distress, for your significant other to break up with you, or even your car to break down. The negative experiences in your life are not a result of my fat.

 

My happiness and fortunate life is NOT a result of my being fat. It’s a result of what I’ve worked hard for, and the loved ones I surround myself with. So don’t you dare tell me I don’t deserve my nice house, or my nice car, or my hot boyfriend, with the lame ass excuse of me being a fattie.

 

You can wonder all you want as to why I “allow” myself to be fat…I’m lazy, I’m disgusting, I’m low-class, I lack discipline…I don’t give a fuck what excuses you derive. Why? Because it’s NOT your concern, and AGAIN my fat does NOT affect you in anyway! AND IT NEVER WILL!

 

I’m not your therapy for your miserable pathetic life that you’ve caused for yourself, so stop acting like I am! This means stop judging me, stop determining what I do or don’t deserve, and stop telling me I’m a horrid person for being FAT. This is NOT going to improve your life, and this is NOT going to make you a better person. So stop. Seriously just fucking shut up.