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United States
Current Residence: A state of mind
Operating System: does it really matter?
MP3 player of choice: Creative: Zen Vision W
Personal Quote: Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
  • Listening to: The Tyra Show
  • Reading: Beloved
  • Watching: The Tyra Show
  • Playing: fashion designer
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: nothing
So I decided to work on a project this semester that's close to my heart; plus size fashions. I am, indeed, plus sized and while I'm tempted to say I'm proud of it, that's a very very hard thing to do. The fact is we are visually drive creatures, and I(and most people today, I think) live in a culture that says "Skinny is beautiful. That is all." For the past few years I've been studying to be a designer and I have to design for a standard fashion model, and that's what I'm told is beautiful, and when I want to do plus size designs I'm told no. This semester I got a teacher who was willing to compromise if I could put forth a compelling argument. Go me years of torment about being "Fat and ugly" have given me all the power to make a compelling argument.
Well today I was watching the Tyra show and she had on severely over weight children (we're talking 200 pound ten year olds or more) and for that poor ten year old to be on TV her mother wrote "Dear Tyra, my daughter is a fat pig." there was more that wasn't shared but that was just... outrageous. I can't even come up with words for how horrible that is. Kids are mean, and I know that as well as anyone but as a child you depend on your mother and father for support when your peers are cruel. In her defense the mother said "Well I don't say that to her face" Oh that's so much better. Sure.
As distasteful as that woman was, is that attitude so unusual? I did a google search for "Plus size prom dresses" it brought up macy's prom dresses. 14 or so dresses, 3 in store, most of them horrible. Granted they have a new line of junior plus clothes but they're one of the few(and most aren't in their store) but this is a problem I have with my own industry. Where are the plus size designers? There is no Prada, or Chanel, or McQueen or even Rucci for a woman of my size(unless you have the money for a couture Rucci then it's in whatever size you are). It says to women "You're not worth my time" Guess what; Plus size is a growing market and to designers too stubborn to make clothes for these women... you're losing out. I'm angry I can't buy designer clothes but it's good for me. Someday I'm hoping to become a household name for plus size fashions as well as average fashions. It doesn't need to be either-or, you can do both.
So for anyone out there happening to read this entry; check out, lane bryant, ashley stewart, and torrid. Google search "plus size designers" you can find some or if you're really looking for something special there are many young designers out there willing to do commission designs. I'm one of them; tell me what you're looking for and I will be more than willing to work with you to create a custom sketch, a technical flat and fabric suggestions. For no additional cost I'll help you source seamstresses in your area(I have several connection to home seamstresses, who know other seamstresses all over the place and do amazing work. Being in college doesn't allow me enough time to sew a dress for anyone right now). More information will be up on my design deviant art when I figure out pricing but feel free to send me a message and we'll talk about it.


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nekochan491 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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Thank you for the watch! have a great week :)
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