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Don't forget, New York BUSTies, tonight at Re/Dress NYC there will be a book signing and event with Marianne Kirby and Kate Harding , authors of Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere. They will be accompanied by Fatshionista's Lesley Kinzel (who also contributed to the book) for an evening of shopping, dancing, reading and being fat/awesome.Directions: Re/Dress NYC 109 Boerum Place Brooklyn, NY between Pacific + Dean f/g train to Bergen Street stop Shopping ... Read More
Are you one part all-American girl next door and one part risque party chick? Then Vine and Venetia may be exactly what you're looking for. The line is based on the fictional story of two sisters: Vine, who is laid-back and prefers a quiet evening in with good friends and wine, and Venetia, a music-loving blogger who loves clubs and parties.Malik S. founder of Vine and Venetia, conceived the idea in 2004 as representations of his friends. The company adopted ... Read More
GoGoMarj is a cool online clothing store (part of RetroWardrobe.com) that sells recycled and recreated vintage pieces. Designer Meredith Fogg takes vintage fabrics, often from scarves that she finds at estate sales, and re-purposes them into skirts, belts, headbands, and so on.She takes these old things and makes them into versatile pieces. Her skirts have gathered waists that fit a fairly wide range of sizes (most will stretch from 20''-50'' around the waist). ... Read More

Curves in Couture

BY Web Intern in Style File |

The Australian version of Harper's Bazaar featured ''plus-size'' model Crystal Renn in a couture fashion spread (I put ''plus size'' in quotes because she actually wears a size 12).It' not a special edition about plus sized models. It's not a niche issue for curvy girls. It's a couture fashion spread. With a plus sized model. And she looks just as hot as (if not more so than) skinny, ''straight-sized'' models in the same scenarios.We need more of this! And ... Read More
I love me some Kim Gordon. And on May 28 I can take my fandom to a whole new level. Urban Outfitters will be auctioning off some of Kim's own clothes (as in, they hung in her amazing closet and she wore them while doing awesome Kim Gordon-type things) on their Urban Renewal Vintage eBay store. Each piece (all by Daryl K) will come with an autographed tag so you can prove to your friends that the neon pants you're wearing really did once grace the ass of the queen ... Read More