Posts Tagged ‘crystal renn’

Dress Flash: Monochrome

May 12, 2010

Just a quick reminder – You have until Friday (14/05/10) to get 10% off orders over £40 at Evans with EVPOCKET. Go, shoo, buy pretty things! And then come back and tell me what they are please? :D xx

As you may have gathered by now, I’m pretty much a clandestine sucker for a good dress. I do find that plus size dresses tend to have less detailing or are less eye catching than their straight size counterparts, but recently I’ve been really impressed by some gorgeous stuff from Faith21 and Plus Size Fix. Here are my favourites:

ONE: Faith21 Mystery Ruched Dress, $24.80
I’m really impressed with the ruching of the first dress, especially as it’s sewn in a way that draws the eye upward which definitely appeases my obsession with all things asymmetrical!

TWO: Faith21 Tux Event Dress, $22.80
The detailing on dress number two is subtle, but the fact that it has been included at all is a bold step. A flat panel of fabric over the stomach? Ruching around the mid section? A fabric that holds a shape and doesn’t flow? All of these things would have been considered a no go not even a year ago. That Faith21 are putting out clothes like this is really, really exciting to me.

THREE: Plus Size Fix Polka Dot Bubble Hem dress, $44.99
Now this dress is pretty much the dress I would have committed murder for back in the day (and I wouldn’t mind it now to be honest). Isn’t it adorable? I’m so pleased that someone actually thought to make this in a bigger size and make 17 year old soft-goth/rockabilly girls very, very happy.

FOUR: Was Faith21, but appears to be sold out… Sorry!
This is the dress I would commit murder for now. Form fitting, striking and pretty unique – perfect. Plus, not entirely dissimilar to Crystal Renn’s lovely Chanel dress from yesterday:

Image courtesy of Vogue Curvy

Alas I can’t get my hands on any of the above beauties as they’re all US based and I am poor. Here is my small slice of the mono action:

Zebra print courts by Evans :D

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Seeing Double

December 22, 2009

HIYA!

Bet you didn’t think you’d be hearing from me this side of 2009, right? I’ve been in enforced fashion hibernation for the past few months. But I’m counting down the seconds till 2010 when hopefully I’ll be able to join in the fun again.

In the meantime, I’m sure all you savvy fatshionistas have heard the news about V Magazine’s size issue, due out in January! It promises to be super exciting and fabulous, even despite the inclusion of Karl (two pints of)Lager(and a packet of crisps for the fatties)feld. Models.com and V have released preview pictures of one of the shoots, called One Size Fits All. I see what you did there. It shows straight-size model Jacquelyn Jablonski and plus-size supermodel Crystal Renn in a series of near identical shots, which manages to prove the point that we’re all trying to make here: size is irrelevant to the supposedly-sacred ‘fashion fantasy‘ pearl-clutching fashion zealots use repeatedly as a reasoning to abandon models above size 2. Because look, here’s a 2 and a 12, and they’re BOTH workin’ it! Have one example, where they look spookily like an American Apparel ad:

Who looks better? Actually that’s kind of an irrelevant question – they both look incredible, don’t they? I have to admit I’d have loved a Velvet D’Amour or a Johanna Dray in a modern shoot like this, but I’ll take any high fashion size acceptance that I can. And damn, do I want a necklace like theirs.

Check out the full size shots here or see Frances of Corpulent’s take on it here.

Both photos are copyrighted to V Magazine and Models.com and were taken by Terry Richardson. More shoot previews are coming in the next few days. Thanks for spoiling us at Christmas, all of you! Mwah!