This Magazine: Clothes encounters

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Months ago Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show performance of “Formation” served as a poignant example of the evocative power of clothing. Clad in outfits that paid homage to the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, Beyoncé and her dancers embodied a necessary social commentary on police brutality against predominantly African-Americans.

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Posted in Body Image, Clothes, Designer Shoes, Personal Style, relationships, Uncategorized

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

Bell Bottom ‘Realness’

 

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Spring has finally arrived (well kinda) and with the arrival of Spring we’re inevitably bombarded with messages that tell us our bodies aren’t good enough period much less good enough for summer. I can’t tell you how many commercials and ads I’ve seen that have said ,“Get your summer body, summer bodies are made in winter “and so on.

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Posted in Alaia, Body Image, Minimalist, Personal Style, 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

High End Plus Size Designer You Need to Know: PLY APPAREL

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I instantly fell in love with PLY Apparel when I first saw  Jill Scott wearing their classic black and white blazer  in the September issue of Essence Magazine . Classic design , structure , luxe fabric and it’s plus size well , sign me up ! PLY recently debuted their Fall/Winter 2015 collection at an exclusive preview in Manhattan during the midst of New York Fashion Week.

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Posted in Minimalist, Personal Style, Plus Fashion, PLY, Uncategorized