How to wear all white this summer

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One of the many things  I love about the blog is being able to connect with our supporters. Last month Jill and I ( FITC and BCCA’s) produced a Fatshionraiser: Fat is a Feminist Issue along with The 519 . It was a night of amazing performances, speakers and dialogue . We raised much needed clothing for LGBTQ Newcomers and Refugees who access The 519’s Newcomer Settlement Services. Thank you to all our performers and all the wonderful people that attended and shared their personal stories on our soapbox OUR VOICES MATTER.

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Posted in Body Confidence Canada Awards, Body Image, carmakoma, Diversity, fat shaming, No Diet Day, Personal Style, Plus Fashion, Primaala, Uncategorized

Minimalist online plus size retailer Mei Smith will change the way you shop!

Screen Shot 2015 04 08 at 9.37.36 AM 740x599 Minimalist online plus size retailer Mei Smith will change the way you shop!

When you think of plus size clothing the term minimalist doesn’t come to mind. For years plus size clothing has been plagued with sequence, inappropriately placed rhinestones and the infamous moo moo. But Ayanna Wu Celestin founder and creative director of Mei Smith a new online luxury retailer wants to change that.

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Posted in carmakoma, Mei Smith, Minimalist, Personal Style, Plus Fashion, Uncategorized

Spring Trends: Sporty Minimalism & Pastels

Screen Shot 2015 04 01 at 3.05.02 PM Spring Trends: Sporty Minimalism & Pastels



Every season brings new trends and this season is no different ,sporty minimalism, 70’s , gingham, pastels and the list goes on. This season I’m trying to incorporate more chic sportswear and pastels into my wardrobe. Truth be told I’m not a huge fan of either but fashion is about stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new. If you’re not ready to go full on Easter bunny wear neutrals or try accessories like sunglasses or a purse in pale pink .If flirty femme isn’t your style try a structured jacket or a shoe with a more masculine edge. There are so many pieces that you can choose from that will reflect your personal style.

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Lost in Lisbon

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Months ago Jill and I  travelled to England, Portugal and France.  We laughed, loved, ate wonderful food with family and spent time with one of our dearest friends. No instagram (except for a few pics), no email, no distractions JUST US. Here’s a peak at our first stop –  Lisbon,Portugal.

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Posted in Asos, Body Image, carmakoma, penningtons, Travel, Uncategorized

Grey Matters


 Grey Matters

Christmas is exactly 5 months from today but you don’t have to wait until the holidays to wear your favourite pieces.  I don’t know about you but I gave up waiting for special occasions to wear my fierce frocks cause the truth is your whole life is a special occasion.

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Posted in Body Confidence Awards Canada, Body Image, carmakoma