A Year In The Life Of The Fat and Skinny

On January 3rd of last year, I started The Fat and Skinny on Fashion as hobby. It was just a blog to show my life,photography, fashion news, and just plain fashion and beauty things that I loved. Since then I have completed my first year of fashion graduate school at the Academy of Art University. I switched majors from fashion merchandising to fashion journalism. I graduated from Columbia College with a degree in business administration.

I completed one internship with fashion website Stylehop.com, another one with the Columbia Urban League, and started a fashion journalism internship with the online plus size magazine Gemini Magazine. You can see one of my articles here on page 24/25. I went to my second presidential inauguration, yapped about my love life or lack of one, got tired of writing about the recession’s effect on the fashion industry, held some contests, attempted to review some fashion shows that I never went to but hope to go to some day, made 2 videos, and struggled to find my blog’s voice and design. Oh and I discussed shoes. Lots and lots of shoes! All in all I think 2009 was a pretty good year for me and my blog.


Here are some of my favorite posts from 2009:

The Best of Bad Bish

My Review of Faith 21

One of my many attempts to show you my photography skills

Clothes I designed for school

One of My Videos

These are a couple of my attempts to open up to my readers

Here are two of my advice/words of wisdom lists
The epic Alexander McQueen show

Oh and the very short first post!

By thefatandskinnyonfashion

Jai has been helping bring fashion and beauty news to women around the world as the editor of The Fat and Skinny on Fashion for 5 years!


  1. Fab link list, darling! What a year you had! Congrats on finishing your internship, and best wishes for 2010!

    And yes I would adore a link exchange ~ have already added you to my new blogroll!


  2. I would like to say that I am happy that you made it to a year and I wish you much more success!!

  3. OMGosh congratulations! I am a day late (still catching up on blog reading)!

    Your blog is so fantastic and I can't wait to see the posts you'll make this year! I know blogging is tough, time consuming, and often thankless, but I appreciate what you do so much! Your blog is one of the few I read regularly! I need to start commenting more! <333

    xo Fatshionable

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