I love fashion label Kaelen. I went to one of the brand’s first major shows during New York Fashion Week a few seasons ago. The line is young, yet sophisticated. It is also very fresh and hip. These are the kinds of clothes I want to design for plus size women. I want to make clothes that look modern like these garments in the picture above. Kaelen is such an inspiration to me. Photos from here.
Malaika Firth was photographed by Steven Meisel for Prada’s new Fall/Winter 2013 ad campaign. Malaika Firth is the first black model to front an ad campaign for the Italian fashion house since Naomi Campbell was the face 19 years ago in 1994! Wow! This is a big honor. Prada usually only has one black model in each fashion show if that, so this is really big. Photo from Models of Color.
Sending congratulations to Fei Fei Sun for being the first solo Asian model to cover Vogue Italia. The cover was shot by Steven Meisel. He always shoots the Vogue Italia covers. Fei Fei Sun looks great in the pictures inspired by photographer Richard Avedon and 60s model China Machado. Photos from Models.com.
It is finally layering season. For me, living life in the south, I am experiencing mild fall weather. Hurricane Sandy has also brought about some cold winds. Now is the time for me to bring out my sweaters. Finally! I love dressing for fall weather. Check out last year’s tips on how to layer and check out these photos from FYStreetStyle. I’m so excited. I have been planning outfits already. SMH!
Ummm… Beyonce definitely gets this week’s Bad Bish honors for all the style and flare she possessed at last week’s Revel concerts. This is a complete comeback after losing 60 pounds and getting the guts to sing and dance again just four months after giving birth to Blue Ivy or Fair Oaks as my daddy calls her. Photo from The Cut.
P.S. This is the last day to enter the Leading Lady Bra contest.
Check out Beyonce at the 2012 Met Gala Awesomeness indeed. Photo from Billion Dollar Baby.
Lady Gaga at Mugler-From FYLG
Photo by Tommy Ton of Jak & Jill for Style.com.
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!