First Fractured Fridays

I am going to try posting some items that are not fashion driven, but are a  variety of things that I have seen during the week that I find interesting and maybe some plus sizes clothing sales both local and national.  I have stolen the idea from Tutus and Tiny Hats. This is our first little start.  Let me know what you think and if we like it I will continue, or I may decide that my time is better spent just bringing you curvy fashion news.

2012.12.03_hot_couture_1Hot Couture at the Crucible – January 11 & 12 – A Fusion of Fashion and Fire


13 Fashion Trends to Ditch in 2013

I had to read this because I am always just a step behind the curve.  I am loving studs and spikes all of a sudden and neon will always be on my list.

Speaking of neon, here is a link from Jenny Strauss of some neon jewelry.


For Sale:
Heidi Guttman has 150+ pieces of clothing including shoes, purses, swimsuits. Mostly +/- size 26, shoes size 10.5/11W, bras +/-44DD. In the Oakland Hills. Prices are mostly less than $10 for the clothes except for some new designer stuff. Her email is
Feel free to contact her directly if you are interested.


46418_10151261475394926_1825776280_nDaisy Baloon Dress by Osaka Takashimaya




marilyn paperdolls 4_nMy friend Marilyn Wann was interviewed on CNN, Big Deal: You Can Be Fat and Fit,  this week and someone made her hero paper dolls.  This is a must read if you are interested in fat and health.



100 Coolest Harajuku Looks of 2012 — Straight from Tokyo



The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves. On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends. And scientists today are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health….Dali Lama


8 thoughts on “First Fractured Fridays

  1. The thing is, it takes more than a year for trends to go from the runway / hollywood premier’s to ready-to-wear, don’t you think? I didn’t see any outgoing trends I loved so that’s good, but I don’t think they’ll be gone that quickly. The translation cycle is longer. Isn’t it?

  2. Jenny, I agree that the translation to retail takes longer and even longer to plus sizes, whether it is an outgoing or incoming trend. Thanks for reading and commenting. I consider you a fatshion maven.

  3. I think it probably takes a year to make it to ready to wear and another year or two if ever to get to plus sizes – which sucks. Shows like Project Runway (which I adore) don’t help since the few times they have done plus challenges the designers are totally clueless and certainly not avant guarde. If I could draw and design, I would!

  4. Case in point: I guess I can’t put a link in here – just tried. Moments ago I got an email from Nordstrom about new Alexis Bittar jewelry entitled “touch of neon”

  5. Love: the balloon dress, the paper doll, the 2nd Harajuku outfit [turquoise square-dancing dress + stompy boots!]

    • I also loved the “back” necklace but cannot imagine having a circumstance to wear it. That is what Fractured Fridays will be about. More fashion than I might actually be able to buy. Like this metallic evening dress trend I see everywhere.

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