A look at the practices of plus size women patterning, sewing, swapping, altering, and thrifting. These methods have long been part of creating style in the face of fashion industry discrimination, social stigma, as well as the income gap between plus and straight size women. Written by body positive author and podcast host Virgie Tovar.
What’s old is new again; La Réunion is a labour of love. The project is helmed by self-described “daughter of immigrants, lover of vintage, and aspiring storyteller” Sarah Nsikak, a 29 year old textile artist & designer working in Brooklyn, NY. has a chat with model and writer Lydia Okello about how her past is shaping her future in the fashion world.
Community member Katie Chapman can be found backcountry skiing by day and wearing floor length sequin gowns by night. This community member shares how she balances mountain life with her 2 pups and boyfriend in Victor, Idaho.
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As more independent designers emerge, many are starting to offer inclusive size ranges. Here is a (growing) list of ethical designers who offer extended sizes starting with 3x and higher. Curated by sustainable fashion writer and body positive activist, Marielle Terhart. This will be updated as we discover more, so stay tunes for a part 2!
BIPOC designers have always existed – it’s just now that they are finally getting the type of attention and exposure that seems to come easily to their white counterparts. From high-fashion to easy basics, the brands listed below are only a sampling of BIPOC folks making their names in the fashion and style industry. Writer, Nana K. Twumasi highlights a few of our faves. Look out for part 2 soon.
Xicana and design student, Mari, shares (and blows our mind with) her favorite hat maker.
Domenica introduces herself and shares with us one epic party dress.
Jewelry designer Ravena Kerur shares her favorite vintage find and what a coffee date with Michelle Obama would look like.
Writer and community member Rosalie Uggla shares from her home during the Minnesota stay-at-home order. In her essay below, she explains how isolation can lend an opportunity for playfulness, restoration, and connection instead of self-inflicted productivity.
Meet Jenny! A stylish physical therapist living in Brooklyn who excels at matching with her husband.
Nana Twumasi is a writer and editor based in Oakland, California. She shares her favorite small brands and her love for AC / DC.