Mayim Bialik is the guest blogger at Fallen Princess. “I try to remember that the value of my character, my dignity, and the potential to somehow repair this fragmented world matters more than the size of my dress.”
For plus designers looking for a little extra inspiration, check out the pictures on knotting and ruching at the UK Daily telegraph. Something a little less scandalous at least for me, but it looks like a possibility that can work with drape styles on plus sizes. Ruching is a longstanding plus size clothing technique, after all.
There’s a new plus size magazine on the horizon called Evolve. They are doing model casting now. I’m more interested in this than most because of the emphasis they also place on the writers they’re hiring, suggesting it will be something deeper than the advertising copy that fills the content of most digital plus-focused magazines.Â Heck, by the sounds of it, I’d like to write for them! Do you need a US correspondent?
Not running the blog gamut yet but likely to completely transform plus size shopping: Charming Shoppes (which is the parent corporation of one Lane Bryant) is trying a new technology billed SAS Size Profiling.
I’m seeing another trend: Huffington Post is currently our key social barometer. There are scores of articles on this whole “plus size trend” that bloggers their just can’t quite fathom. I think it’s a strong indicator of where we’re really at and how far we have to go before people fully understand that the fat people will never disappear in a puff of condescending disapproval. The angrier the comments – and some are pretty angry – the more I realize that people are being forced to accept change. No one likes finding out they’re wrong, and the hostility is about exactly that.