Chub Rub

A Painful Secret

A couple of weeks ago, a group of us were having brunch when someone brought up the subject of “chub rub”.  It’s when your thighs rub together and the friction causes such a burning sensation that you think you’re on fire.  And, it’s not just your thighs.  It can also happen on your inner arms.  […]

Tim Gunn Fights For Us

We Need More Voices Like His

Tim Gunn

Tim Gunn is once again using his voice and his clout to fight for the plus-size community.  He is appalled at the lack of stylish, plus-size clothing. “When I’m working in the real world with real women and we’re shopping, we find that fashion seems to end when you get any larger than a size […]

Diesel Finds Models Using Social Media

The clothing brand Diesel has stepped out of the box with their new ad campaign.  They decided not to go with the typical waif-like models.  Instead they took to tumbler and found plus-size and androgynous models. This was Nicola Formichetti’s first Diesel campaign as the brand’s new artistic director.  He relied on social media and […]

Rebel Wilson

Gets New Fall TV Show

If you’ve been craving more Rebel Wilson then buckle up for her new ABC show Super Fun Night.  Not only she is she starring in it, but she’s the creator, a producer, and a writer for the show. Junior attorney Kimmie Boubier (Rebel Wilson) and her two best friends Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira) and Marika (Lauren […]

Lululemon Shuns Larger Sizes In Their Stores

Consumer Advocates Want Change

High-end athletic retailer, Lululemon, has been feeling some heat from consumer advocates.  Advocates feel that there is a lack of support for the larger sizes that they carry.  Lululemon is best known for their $98 stretch yoga pants.  Their fans are loyal and plentiful. A former employee told Huffington Post reporter Kim Bhasin about the […]

Renting Your Wardrobe

Your Closet Just Got Bigger

Do you remember the scene in the Sex and The City movie where Jenifer Hudson;s character introduces Carrie to renting designer handbags?  Well, now you can do it with your entire wardrobe.  You can rent everything from dresses and tops to shoes and jewelry. I recently discovered Gwynnie Bee.  They are an online fashion store […]

Abercrombie & Fitch Feels The Heat

And It’s Not From Their Models

Abercrombie & Fitch has always been known for their advertising.  Their magazine ads, billboards and gigantic photos used throughout their stores always feature the hottest of the hot, half naked bodies.  With over a billion dollars in sales last year, they’ve done an amazing job using sex appeal to sell clothes. There is controversy stemming […]

Target Apologizes For Insensitive Color Name

Take a Lesson Retailers

We all love Target for their wide selection of products and affordable prices.  They have found themselves with a PR headache in the last few weeks.  Prompting them to issue apologizes all over the place to tame the flames. It all started when a woman tweeted her irritation to Target about the insulting color name […]

Become a Fashionista

Find Your Style Through Experimentation

As a plus size woman, I have been told by other people what I should and shouldn’t wear all my life.  Everyone enjoys being told how great they look when they show up to an event, but for some reason people feel they need to point out what’s not working for you also.  You hear […]

‘Project Runway’ Designer Makes His Model Cry

Project Runway is one of my favorite shows on television.  My friends and I have been watching it from the very beginning.  We love getting together and discussing which designers we love, which ones we hate, and which ones got wrongly kicked off the show.  Well, we definitely have been taking about which designer we […]