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I'm a big and nerdy fan of CHROMAT. I wrote about Tess Holliday walking the runway for the brand at NYFW, their funding model and in various other places on the blog. I've been watching founder and designer, Becca McHaren-Tran, slowly add more...
Plus size formal wear
Earlier today, one of my readers messaged me on Instagram. She wrote: "Hey Brianne! I am looking for a dress for a military ball, and I don't know where to shop. I only have a few weeks, but I'd...
I first started fashion blogging as a way to 1) connect with other folks on this here planet and 2) gain needed skills for being a fashion professional. Learning about styling, modeling/posing, working with photographers and brands – it's been invaluable. Little did you...
Hello! Most of the models have been cast for my first fashion collection, with a few spots left to fill. Casting for a Size 28/30 Plus Size Model! I am casting for a size 28/30 model. Size...
Last weekend I went and saw Hustlers with J.Lo, Cardi B, Constance Wu and Lizzo (!!). The wardrobe was absolutely iconic, and I am so impressed with the work of costume designer, Mitchell Travers. https://twitter.com/the_huntswoman/status/1173016453332623360 The film was full...
Lizzo has taken the world by storm in the last few months, and the body positive community has been awaiting her meteoric rise for quite some time. I've written a few pieces about Lizzo before, most notably outfit ideas for her concerts and a...
Last night while working on my own fashion collection, I streamed the SS20 Chromat show online. And I let out a little scream (that freaked out my dog, Lena) when I saw Tess Holliday walk down the runway in this number:
A couple of months ago, I was able to visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art, going specifically to view the exhibit, "Fashion and The Catholic Imagination."  This blog post is a collection of my favorite factoids and pieces, as well as my reactions. It is not an academic paper or...
Finding plus size swimwear *used* to be really difficult. The options were, how shall we say, more "matronly" than what one would like. Weird dated floral prints and "swim skirts" abounded. In the past few years, we've seen quite a few plus...
Y'all, I am LOVING The holiday collection drops from different indie designers.  Today, we're taking a look at the new JIBRI holiday drop. About JIBRI Founded by Jasmine Elder in Atlanta c. 2009, well before most high end designers even thought of offering plus, JJIBRI is (real talk) one of my...
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