So I’ve noticed there’s a whole movement out there, a movement that’s backed by a whole lotta plus size and curvy sistas. They are vocal…loud ‘n proud women who have decided that they don’t need to give a shit about standards. Yeah like beauty and fashion standards don’t freakin matter anymore.
Ummm, nope! NO! I’m not buying into it. Standards matter to me.
I can’t just throw on whatever the hell I like and call that fashion or styling. The same as designers can’t design shit and call that fashion. If that were true we would all wear sacks.
Designers (mostly) are trained at their craft, they know a thing or two about proportion, balance, texture and colour. Uhuh, because that stuff DOES matter.
I’m tired of how some women keep bellowing about how ‘hard done by’ they are when it comes to fashion and media. You know what? If you don’t freakin like it then change it but just take the aggression outa the equation. Go on, create change.
There’s plenty of awesome fashion out there, start buying it…support your designers and they will continue to grow. Get a little educated about style and fashion before you start tearing down an industry.
Stylists exist to ‘enhance’ a sista, not to tear them down. Bagging on styling and stylists isn’t cool, if they aren’t your cup of tea then don’t use them but in my experience they are ‘confidence givers’. Stylists actually help ladies see the wood for the trees when it comes to their wardrobes and shopping. They save a woman money, make choices easier and give confidence back to women who may have lost it…or have never had it.
You know what if we colour our hair, get fake nails, wear makeup and change the colour of our skin with foundation then it’s perfectly fine to use smoke n mirrors when it comes to dressing. OK!
If I want to enhance what I’m loving about my body and distract from certain body features then that’s ok…stop telling me it’s not ok…OK!
I’m tired of the plus size/curvy debate…if you really don’t like the terms then hey here’s an idea…just don’t use them.
‘Plus size’ was a term given to the modelling industry for runway shows, like all words they evolve and it stuck for mainstream women. Whatevs! Let’s remember that the term opened up a whole industry and created inclusion in design and retail. Is it perfect? Not yet but we are making strides in the right direction.
Oh and while I have my fancy ranty pants on…REAL WOMEN…geez, pleeze! We are ALL real women!! Unless you are made up of more plastic than human DNA (I reckon there’s a few out there) then yup…real women!
Really ladies, let’s act a bit more grown up, have more love in our hearts and support a sista.
I don’t care if you are a size 6 or size 26, if you have a kind heart, can make me laugh and are mostly happy in your own skin then we are gonna get along just fine.
Just don’t get all aggressive and nasty about sizing and labelling. Don’t tell me I can’t ‘hide’ my fat guts when I wanna feel better about myself. If I want to use the term ‘flatter’ then I’m going to because there is nothing wrong with it.
If I can wear plastic nails and red lipstick then I’m sure as hell not gonna feel ashamed of drawing attention to my plastic boobs instead of my fat guts!
Ok, as you were. Now go love yourself, eat cake and wear shape wear…or not. Do whatever the hell you want, just be nice.