Last weekend was the first ever British Plus Size Fashion Weekend 2013 and I wish I could have been there. But since I could not I thought I would put together some of the things that I think it would be fun to have seen. Here are the designers that are participating. Some familiar names like Simply Be, and lots of new names, like Syreeta Badu, that I will look forward to learning more about. To checkout what happened check out their Facebook Page.
I am including a video below. I loved seeing the larger sized models and I especially loved seeing one of my favorite designers, Cult of California, toward the end of the video. I know right now I am going to have to have those back and silver tights. They are not up on the website yet, but I will be checking every day.
I went to Fatty Affair 2013 on Saturday and had a fabulous time, there was entertainment, information, vendors, community and a clothing swap. I will have other photos to share with you, but I had to share this one today because it is the most fun Calvin Klein size 24 precious dress. I did not know Calvin Klein even made fun plus size dresses. She did buy it on sale so it is probably not around anymore, I did search for it. Sorry.
Allison looks fabulous in it. She is also wearing a Size 3X “Active” Sweater and a vintage petticoat. I am calling her Fashion Princess.
I am going to a fat positive event called Fatty Affair in San Jose this weekend. There are lots of reasons to go. Some of my oldest friends, Cinder Ernst and Deb Burgard, are going to speak and there is going to be a clothing swap.
I have never been to a clothing swap. I really cannot believe that. I have been involved in the fat community since 1982, and I have never been to a clothing swap. So my husband and I cleaned out my closets of all the Dana Buchman etc. that I wore to years for work, plus dozens of turtleneck shirts that were part of my work uniform and you know, the pieces I have purchased from Fattoo Grand or ebay, or even retailer clothing that I never returned and that do not fit. I have so much I cannot take it all. I am going to pick out the fun, best pieces to take to the swap and give the rest to the Goodwill, because there is no way I could manage all of this.
So what to wear? I have a new “vintage” Beth Ditto dress, but it is a pretty snug bodycon dress and not very comfortable, and I have a Burning Man staff meeting in the morning, so it is going to be a long day. The dress has matching leggings, but that seems like a little much. Then I have some “go-to” outfits that are easy and comfy, and are always complimented. But you can’t wear a Beth Ditto, too tight, dress just anywhere, this is a fashion opportunity. I will surely let you know what I decide, and you should feel free to express an opinion in the comments. ;D
A special shout-out to Elaine Lee for driving. I really am not driving very far at night these days and I probably would not go if I had to drive myself. Thanks Elaine.
OMG, I love this. Not exactly the cutting edge I would wish for, but it is a start, baby steps.