“Does my fat arse look fat in this?”

Here’s a great tale of the power of social media: Australian plus-size blogger Natalie, of Definatalie.com, wrote this great blog about rejecting the idea of the “flattering outfit.”  She argues that when we dress to disguise our flaws, we’re lying to ourselves (and others) and perpetuating an inauthentic version of ourselves.  Part of this philosophy is represented […]

Another misuse of the word “curves”

I found this great quote from Vicki’s Secret model Miranda Kerr: ““Here at VS, we always embrace women’s curves and each individual’s shape and that’s why we have so many different types of swimsuits and bras to flatter each individual’s body shape.” Really?  Because I have a hard time fitting my curves into your bras […]

May cover of Glamour- how curvy is plus size?

May’s cover of Glamour magazine features the headline “Curvy?  Skinny?  It’s All Good!”  The photo shows three bikini-clad models: Alessandra Ambrosio, Brookylyn Decker, and Crystal Renn.  While I’m glad they avoided the term “plus size” on the cover, the photo demonstrates that Crystal (the token  “plus size model” in the photo) doesn’t look that different […]

Amber Riley rocks it as Madonna

So, maybe you’re as crazy for Glee as I am.  And maybe you’re really looking forward to this week’s tribute to Madonna episode.  Even if you’re not, you have to appreciate Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes, totally looking hot in her “Like a Virgin” outfit.  The bustier makes her look fantastic– shapely and very sexy. Like the […]