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Fatshion Bloggers Make Plus-Size Chic
This story was produced in partnership with The Daily Beast.
Short of having a bucket of blood dumped over your head at prom, few things compare to the humiliation of being the only customer browsing the racks of an overpriced lingerie store and hearing the painfully chic saleswoman — who’d begrudgingly buzzed you in — loudly proclaim, “I wish people would realize we don’t stock sizes larger than a medium.”
Anyone who’s ever attempted to shop at a schmancy boutique in a body that’s larger than a size 10 already knows that buying big-girl garb requires a skin that’s nearly as thick as your waistline. Fat-loathing is the last acceptable prejudice, and nowhere is that more pronounced than in the world of fashion.
“I have a genuine hatred reserved for cut-out shoulders, drawstring waists, loud prints, cargo pants, waterfall cardigans and hanky hems,” says 28-year-old British blogger Lauren Ding. “It’s so difficult to find something that is not only my style, but that fits well.”
Which may account for the recent explosion of so-called “fatshion” blogging — the tag used by hordes of plus-size bloggers who are melding the two worlds. Until recently, fashion blogging had been the domain of straight-sized women. But sick of being ignored by fashion mags and relegated to sack dresses with screeching prints, a growing number of women — unapologetically plump, and tired of being treated like third-class citizens — are taking their musings online. They post OOTDs (outfits of the day) and ruminate on body positivity. Many of them, as a backdrop to skinny models storming the runways of New York Fashion Week, have started calling this month “Fatshion February” — and are blogging aggressively in its honor.
Trapped in the Tumblr Closet: Coco Rocha
Trapped in the Tumblr Closet with Giza Lagarce
When both your parents are models, genetics and family tradition give high odds you’ll end up in modeling yourself. Such is the case with Giza Lagarce, a fashion model, college student, and prolific Tumblr user. She may not be on the cover of Vogue yet, but just wait. Her instincts are obviously spot-on since she came to the pool party last night celebrating the launch of Reblorg. We trapped her in our closet to find out what it’s like these days working as a just-signed model starting on the road to fame and fortune.
Trapped in the Tumblr Closet with Charlotte Free
Discovered in a Los Angeles arcade, model Charlotte Free has since burned up the runways and fashion mag pages for a variety of worldwide brands. Recently, she did a shoot for Purple with Terry Richardson (including a bit of armpit-licking) as well as stepping up as the new face of Maybelline. She also has a cosmic Tumblr where pics of exotic fauna alternate with earnest answers to the eager questions of fans and admirers. In this first installment of “Trapped in the Tumblr Closet” (shot in our actual Tumblr closet), Charlotte opens by giving some profesh advice to fellow model Tommy the Pomeranian, then ends with a little bunny hop of her own.