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Thanks to an article/segment from Good Morning America, I have a new blog crush: Young, Fat and Fabulous.YFF is a blog run by a young woman named Gabi and it focuses on trendy fashion for plus-sized girls. The clothes she chooses to talk about are a little edgier than those usually featured on Fatshionista, and the blog in general is less political. Plus, YFF seems to focus a lot on the ''in-betweenie'' set, which is the range of sizes that span the gap between ... Read More
Every story about living on a budget seems to start out with the line ''in these tough economic times.''So, in these tough economic times, thrift store shopping seems like a really good idea. And the thrift stores have noticed. The New York Times published an article today about a new phenomenon - Goodwill boutiques.These shops are still run by the Goodwill and they still use their profits for the same cause, but instead of being a big warehouse of ... Read More
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

Glam hats from Glampire!

BY Susan in Style File |

Check out these gorgeous hats from Craftacular vendor Glampire! From sassy, to stunning, to dramatic, these hats, fascinators, headbands and hair accessories are everything you are looking for to dress your head with. You will never want to wear a baseball cap, a bucket hat, or even a newsboy ever again with these fabulous creations. Check out Glampire and more vendors at this weekend's Spring Fling Craftacular happening at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY and ... Read More
Yoko Ono has designed a line of tees for H&M that will benefit Fashion Against AIDS. The tees will go on sale on May 28 and organic cotton. They'll be available in the DIVIDED section. Ono's tees are bright colors with ''Imagine Peace'' printed on them in different languages. Other artists that contributed designs include Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese and N.E.R.D. They will give 25% of the sale price to youth HIV/AIDS awareness programs.''It's an honor to ... Read More
Some hardcore cute jewelry is on sale at Urban Outfitters courtesy of glam rocker Justin Tranter. The Semi Precious Weapons frontman and FETTY jewelry designer is going to be offering his second Urban Outfitters-exclusive line.The line, Precious Weapons, has already been seen on stars like Kate Moss and Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen. The jewelry is FETTY's inexpensive line that juxtaposes big-ass weapons with tender broken hearts, a nod to the punk and glam rock ... Read More
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