Growing up, I was always bigger than the other kids in my class in every way: fatter, taller, and with bigger feet. I never had a sense of what being “normal” was like, so when I started to care about the way I dressed, I didn’t have a lot of options. All of the clothes I wanted to wear I was already sized out of. Being plus size for me isn’t just an industry term that I proudly support, it’s a way of life. I’m passionate about helping women get dressed in ways that express who they are, and using their voice to be represented in an industry that so often has no interest in listening. I will also occasionally weigh in on body politics and plus size fashion industry news when I feel like my perspective enhances the current conversation. I love the opportunity to learn from all of the voices within the plus size community.
Several seasons ago, before Donna Karan’s departure at DKNY, I remember falling in love with flowing maxi tees during the runway show. Maxi tees appeal to my sensibilities on many levels, like my love of dramatic flowing pieces, layers, and proportion play. When I saw ELOQUII’s Button Down Sleeveless Maxi Top, I knew at a […]
As I edited these photos, the first set that I shot on my recent trip to Maine, I realized how closely they reflected what I was feeling at the time. A little lost, a little confused, and with an overwhelming sense of being half in/half out of life. The woods feel like home to me. […]
My favorite thing about my trips to Maine is the silence. Not the physical sounds of the woods, but the lack of noise from outside stimulation. In many ways, I thrive on the energy of the city but it also takes from my spirit just as much as it gives. In the serenity of the […]
How do you know it’s September in New York? Just look for all the fashion people wearing leather jackets in 75 degree weather. Black bags. Black jackets. Black pants. Black lipstick. It’s time to put on our fall-ish masquerade, the game we play when we’re still sweating and yet pretending it’s cool enough to wear […]
It’s no secret that I love, love, love this sheer polka dot top from ASOS. I can’t stop wearing it over layers, under tops, and even alone so much that I’ve already purchased a fall alternative. Sadly, almost everything I’m wearing in this post is last season or sold out, but I hope that it […]