Tuesday, December 25, 2012

New year

Merry Christmas everyone! I have some many ideas and tips and designs that I need to get together and so I have decided that I am going to take some time out first and foremost, and just spend it with my family Before I get back to my blog. I am also taking a break until after New Years and hopefully yours truly will have some ideas, fashion tips and some of my designs that I am in the process of completing that will be ready and posted for all to see!  So yes there will be pictures! So stay tuned and until then Merry Christmas and Happy New Years and don't forget to stay absolutely fabulous!

Monday, December 24, 2012

plus sized clothing industry

Christmas is actually here and I can't believe how fast the year has gone by! Now I am not one to make  new years resolutions but I do want to be a better  healthier me and I always strive to be more fabulous than the year before! LOL. Which brings me to a question that I am constantly being asked  and that is why doesn't plus sized clothing  fit as well as regular size clothing? Its all about the fashion trends and what will sell!
According to recent data, retailers who do not adhere to the needs of the plus-size customer will miss out on a formidable chunk of market profits. The average dress size has increased since 1960, from size 8 to 14, creating a market for larger clothing and underwear that equals roughly $19.4 billion, or 18 percent of the $108 billion women's clothing market, according to statistics from the market research firm NPD Group Inc.
"We have outgrown the traditional definition of plus-size, old-(looking) muumuus and loose-fitting clothes," said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst NPD Group.... I believe that we will see a huge change for the better for plus sized clothing. The fact that the plus sized clothing industry and the demand is growing and will continue to grow.I have a link at the bottom if anyone wants to read more about the information that I used in my article. I know some of you feel that the clothes that are offered are just too pricey or "we are not all just plus sized we have different measurements." This is so true and this also leaves two options for us all because once again being plus sized does have options as well!LOL. We can 1. buy the clothes and find a tailor to alter the clothes for us or  2. Learn to sew and Make our own! I know that last one is doosy for some but hey its an option! And while I am a seamstress and I can sew I don't expect anyone to do anything that is just not their thing. I will however let everyone know that I do plan on designing again and this time it will be  either clothing that I already have and  will revamp or it will be my own design. So I guess I kind of set a plan in motion for this new year without even saying it. LOL.

The potential market is worth chasing because the average American woman is a size 14, and plus-sizes, often classified as 14 to 34, account for 67 percent of the population, according to Houston-based Plunkett Research.

Read more: Demand from plus-size women spawns new fashion category: 'Fatshion' - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/athome/ci_21572251/demand-from-plus-size-women-spawns-new-fashion#ixzz2FzLgo0xG
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

To eat or how not to eat? That is the question! and it's a choice

Me thinking
As I was sitting here lamenting the Christmas holiday and the new year that is about to evolve. It dawned on me that I needed something to discuss in this new found blog that I woke up and just decided to start. Well 8 hours later I still haven't found anything until I laid in my bed again and got back up with the idea of blogging about the first thing that popped in my mind. So here goes. Since we are in a super sized category and whenever it comes to holidays there is always the thought of how much we are going to eat at the office shin dig or will we eat any refreshments at the small gathering at a friends home we were asked to go to? I always wonder if I am going to be the biggest one there and if so will people look at me as if I may eat more than I should considering the size that I am?  I think  that eating is fine as long as its in moderation. The reason being is because it's good to map out whats going to be in the "big spread" once you get there. Just because there is a variety of those gourmet cookies you like doesn't mean you have to try each one on the platter.I also always consider what I will be wearing and how I think its going to look once I get there and start filling up on sausage balls or the macadamia nut fudge or any other type of fudge or food  that these festivities are known to have not to mention how I want to be perceived once I walk through the door and mingle before heading towards the food. I always eat a little snack before I go to any event where food is going to be served. That way I want be hungrier than usual and I want seem like the party pig inhaling everything in sight. I try not to eat anything filling this leaves room for me to casually nibble and I never eat anything before any social gathering that will cause me to feel bloated or gassy.
 Let's face it there is nothing cute about a plus size woman or any woman; letting one rip in a silent but deadly way that automatically draws more attention to herself. And ladies if you are going to be wearing a girdle which I know you are  (which is another topic all in itself) you definitely do not need to drink anything with carbonated water in it. because  we all know that women tend to swallow air when we get nervous or anxious. That is a gas bomb waiting to explode! The main thing is to nibble and mingle don't go there to get your belly so full that all you want to do is sit down with your legs open and pat your belly. That's fine if you want to do it at home but not in public! (trust me I have seen this done before, one of the plus sized models in a fashion show I was in was just about to get on the runway and stuffed herself till she couldn't eat anymore and she made the red fitted dress look like a tomato ready to pop! This was  from all the salty chips and fried foods she was stuffing herself with. And we want even go there with the gas! That's not the name or the look you want to be associated with. You know how its been said that, just because its made in your size does not mean you should wear it? well the same applies to food. Just because there is a lot of food doesn't mean you should try to eat all of it. You came there looking fabulous and fierce and just because you are plus sized doesn't mean you have to hide behind the bowl of chips. .Remember, you are there to have fun  and feel confident and look fabulous not look and act like you are a wild boar scavenging for your next meal.

All around and about me

I have decided to start a new blog. Its time that I actually show who I am and what I am all about when it comes to the do's and don'ts of what I feel about fashion and my ideas of it as a plus sized model. I use the word "model" to describe all women of size because that is just what we all are uniquely designed models of beautifully created women that are full of wonderful attributes that are now being embellished in the modern society that we live in. Now whether it be in a good way or a bad is up to us to decide. So you see being plus sized does have its choices! That being said that is where I come in. Now I know some of you are asking the question that will probably be the most asked once you have gotten this far down in my blog... How do you think you can help? And that is the most challenging question  as well; but I am here to learn just as the rest of you and to let you know that while I don't claim to be the know all to the fashion "fabulosity or fumbles" of the plus size universe  I can assure you that I have been around enough fashion designers and fashion shows to know what is expected and what is not expected of us as far as being fashionably fabulous. So come on in and  let me tell you something!