Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Plus Size” IS STILL beautiful!

Take a look at this beautiful woman. She’s georgous!

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Her name is  Robyn Lawly is she is professional model. A PLUS sized model.  Everyone is all freaking out that she is the face of Ralph Lauren’s PLUS SIZED model. Plus sized?  REALLY?  I know I read that she is a 6’2” and a size 16- looks like a  LOT of airbrushing is going on to me! Why does she have to have  title of PLUS SIZED?  Why is everyone OBSESSED with her SIZE?  How about some love for how freaking BEAUTIFUL she is, and not the number on her dress? 

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This is Katherine Roll.  (@plusmodelkat) She is a beautiful. She is kind. She was willing to chat with a girl at a  Macy’s fashion show and she gave me (well, my mom) her contact sheet.  When I look at her, I don’t immediately thing, OH SHE’S A PLUS SIZED MODEL, I think, “hey, she’s beautiful and I love the way those clothes look on her and yeah, she’s my size.“

It’s the same with me.  I’m no size 12, for sure, but I don’t stop and think every time I take photos that I’m being a PLUS SIZED person taking photos- I’m just being me!   And all I see is ME!  Why must there be a label?

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Labels have SO much power!  “Pretty, ugly, smart, stupid, gay, lesbian,fat , skinny, lazy, mean,  nice sweet…. there are so many labels- and they STICK.

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I’m not labeling anyone – and I refuse to be labeled.  Just let me be ME, Ally, and I’ll let you be who you are- and like you for you. Not your label.

Will you give up label?  Will you be happy in yourself, your own skin, who you are?   Please let me know what you think about label… and how they effect you! 


Fall Fashion Show

I’ve written before about how frustrating it can be to go shopping when you are a not a size 2 (or 12, for that matter).  This  weekend I went to a fashion show at Macy’s that was showcasing the newest fall looks.  I loved most of them!  And something that was very cool: they had models of all sizes, so I could see how the clothes would look on me!

DSC_0057_13214Robbie Laughlin (Who Wore it Best, E Entertainment Network) hosted it and he had some really good outfits put together.  He is really fun to talk to and is really nice. I love that he sees styles for everyone, you know?  He does a show with Giuliana Rancic too- and he’s really nice in person.

 

Here are a few of my favorite looks:

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I love this jacket. I WANT ONE! Thant necklace is pretty hot, too. There was a lot of sparkly things happening at this show. (Calvin Klein sequin tuxedo blazer, Calvin Klein black tuxedo pant, Calvin Klein white drape shirt, Enzo Angiolini black shoetie with gramet top detail )

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I LOVE these jeans!  I hope they come in larger sizes, because I SO want a pair!  (INC metallic boucle blazer, Kenzie silk crepe blouse, Else bronze metallic jean , Jessica Simpson metallic peep toe pump)

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Love the jacket, and her face. She’s all like  PLEASE, I am fabulous.  Those pants are pretty great, too.   (INC quilted leather moto jacket, Kensie print tie blouse, INC berry and black side stripe pant  Jessica Simpson mesh suede shoe )

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I like this look, too.  Not sure about the lace jeans, but love the tuxedo jacket!  (Nicole Ricci capsole collection taupe tuxedo blazer with studded shoulders, INC black crepe blouse, INC black and gold lace print jean, Rachel by Rachel Roy black geometric heel pump)

Another thing I LOVED;  Robbie and Macy’s had a plus sized model, and she was beautiful: @plusmodelkat  was SO exactly what I am always talking about: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER WHAT YOUR SIZE.

plusfashion They may not all be looks I’d wear, but she’s really beautiful in all of them.  And it’s nice to see real looking people at a show. To be honest, I thought I’d be seeing a lot of looks I’d liked but wouldn’t be able to find or wear.  I really loved that  I can go to Macy’s and get some of the stuff that I saw. Like those riding boots, the riding pants, and the leather jacket!

(Jones New York leather cutaway jacket, Calvin Klein red dress with zipper accent , Lauren by Ralph Lauren bootie .  Adrianna Papell high low jersey dress with leather accents,  Zoey & Lucca calf studded boot .  INC sequin moto jacket, Jones New York purple silk blouse, Michael Kors denim, Dolce Vita suede wedge shoe.   Calvin Klein camel caplet with leather trim, Jones New York olive pajama print silk blouse, Alfani black stretch riding pant, Michael Kors tortouise and gold chain link jewelry, Michael Kors black leather riding boot)

What is your favorite look for fall?  Do you ever wonder where and how to translate the trendy looks to suit your size?

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s Fall Fashion.  However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.