- The New York Times ran a story and photo essay about Shani Gofman, a 20 year old who decided to opt for lap band surgery. Itâ€™s not overly graphic, but there are some uncomfortable bits.
- There is a thoughtful essay in This Is Somerset on how the fashion industry keeps presenting size 12 models as â€œplus-sizedâ€ and how itâ€™s marginalizing their target consumer; this was part of a larger picture of why we as a culture continue to buy things we donâ€™t need, or in greater amounts than we need them.Â This has also created a fashion desert wherein women between sizes 10-14 (in US, UK or AU sizing) just want some damn clothing to wear. It has been expressed to me by many â€œin-betweeniesâ€ that the increased attention on the plus-size market has left anyone who actually qualifies as average looking into the benefits and detriments of nudist colonies. (If you go that route, bring a towel. Trust me on that one.)
Business of Plus
- In a writeup of Liz Claiborne companyâ€™s rebrand of Fifth and Pacific, itâ€™s mentioned that Tim Gunn is contemplating a plus-size fashion line. He has made commentsÂ before, but I believe he commented at that time he wasnâ€™t interested in pursuing design himself. Thatâ€™s OK â€“ things change.
- Pittsburgh area Oval Clothing owner Diane Dube talks about her Petite Plus line at TribLive.
- The Brazilian publication Jornal Agora MS has an article about the increasing choices for plus-size women in swimwear.
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