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

Oh and the very short first post!

It Is Too Freakin’ Hot

You would think I would be used to heat since I was born and raised in the South, but I can’t take it. I just can’t. If you read my questionnaire the other day, you would know that I like dressing myself in the cooler months. You can layer and be more creative with what you wear. When I went into the American Apparel store downtown a few weeks ago, I saw the perfect items for my fall wardrobe. I can see myself wearing these pieces daily. I plan on buying them in August.

The Two Pieces I Can’t Wait To Wear:

  • Unisex Bat Wing Hoody- $39.00

It comes in various fabrics and colors, but I am leaning toward the thicker Black/White Composition one. It looks like it would keep me warm for days.
Unisex Bat Wing HoodyUnisex Bat Wing Hoody

  • Unisex Matte Faux Leather Hoodie-$60.00

There is something so bad ass about a leather jacket. It reminds me of a motorcycle gang or the boys from Justice. Either way this hoody looks hot, and I am going to rock it to the fullest.

Unisex Matte Faux Leather HoodieUnisex Matte Faux Leather HoodiePhotos From American Apparel.

P.S. I got a job working at the Urban League doing PR and things of that nature. I had my first day on Monday, and it was pretty good. School is also kicking my butt, but I will get over it. Wish me luck! I also haven’t been on Looklet in awhile. I had to ween myself off of it. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!