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Full Figured Fashion week 2013 casting now! In LA Dec 8th

Go to the Facebook Page for Full Figured Fashion week for all the details on casting times and locations. If you've ever wanted to be or have been a plus size model now is your time to shine! Even if you've never modeled before try out anyway what could it hurt? Just remember not everyone get chosen and many people get passed over like your truly, being five feet tall however I kind of expected that but don't let your inexperience, stature, or lack of a make up artist stop you, Fashion designers are looking for YOU and so are we at Chubby Girl In The World. We are constantly looking for plus size models to feature on this site so even if you don't get picked for Full Figured Fashion week send us your modeling pics, we will feature them!

I can't wait for Full Figured Fashion week this upcoming year, I'm determined to go ah the shopping, the models, new york city oh my!

Wishing you the best of luck
-CGINTW

Fat Pride burning skinny girls hides? Too Fucking Bad.

Above: PlusModel Magazine's positive body message and Italian Vogue proving that women of all shapes and sizes are in Vogue.


Today when I googled chubbygirlintheworld.com I came across an interesting link towards the bottom of the results page. It was a blog post from a blog I won't mention but the title was "Fat Pride burns my hide." It was an all out rant against the plus size fashion industry, a commentary of Plus Model Magazine's spread featuring straight and plus size models and how she was "disgusted" by it.

The blogger goes on to say that plus size people should not be represented in more media because being plus size isn't "aspirational", that if big were beautiful we would see more plus size models (an upward trend in the fashion industry btw) she also goes so far as to call one model "disgusting" because she has what I perceive to be a normal amount of fat on her body. I just don't get it, why are you so mad skinn…

Black Friday Worth it or Waste of time?

So this will be one of the first years in a loong time that I do not have to work  on Black Friday but I the person who adores a bargain and loves fashion will not be with the Walking Dead like zombie crowd at 4am banging on the Macy's door and here is why:

Today my room mate and I were at the outlets next to apartment and I walked into the LB outlet everything was 50% off and the clearance  was another 60% off I couldn't let updating my wardrobe go until the next weekend and who wants to deal with the herds of people? I've usually been forced through the drudgery of working on that day because of retail jobs but this holiday season I'm very excited to not be out and about. When I checked out at the register one of the clerks told me that I was getting a better deal this weekend anyway! The holidays are about spending time with those you care the most for, don't let the commercialization of our culture take over what should be a heart warming bonding experience for…

Being the "Fat Girl" at the gym and everywhere.

Most Chubby Girls out there know what it's like to be the "Fat girl" at one time or another, you know the girl people make assumptions about because of her weight, the girl people assume doesn't have ambition, drive or determination because she's over a size 12? It's extrememly difficult to be the largest person in the room most of the time, not because I hate myself or my body (My body and I are going through some things but we like each other) but because so many people have already decided who I am before I've said a word.

Today at the gym a well meaning skinnyland citizen- she couldn't have been more than 95 pounds came up to me after my grueling 45 min elliptical workout, I was sweating like a lady of the night in a baptist church I tell you. So this little person bounces up to me and says "You're doing so great! You're new right? I'm _______. Don't worry as you keep doing it you'll be able to go for at least 10 minutes n…

Bad Dates-How to handle them, how to avoid them

***I know I promised a video post this week however due to technical difficulties (editing software issues, it will be delayed but worth it)

I recently heard a horror story from a dear friend of mine about a really bad first date. Apparently the suitor in question invited her to partake in some illicit smoke sport ( I'm not judging but here's your first hint of trouble) and then made her drive an hour and half to his house in order to partake (not very gentlemanly). It only gets worse my friends; he then proceeds to make vulgar and not so romantic advances regarding her ample bosom. (Ok so I really just wanted to write "ample bosom")

Needless to say she was disappointed with the entire experience and rightfully so, here are my five tips for avoiding what I call "bottom of the barrel dating":

1.) Avoid those people whose idea of a good time is illicit drugs, too much alcohol or strip clubs.  Now if these are your interests then go for it but if not avoid peo…

Plus size career wear you actually want to wear!

So I am eternally frustrated by the selection at Lane Bryant, Torrid and other major retailers because either the pieces are so incredibly unaffordable (come on $50 for a wrap shirt?) or they just look like my grandmother would have adored them (sorry Grandma!). So I searched and searched and then looked under every internet rock I could find to come up with these staple pieces for an office wardrobe that 1.) Won't put you to sleep and 2.) are affordable and expandable wardrobe material (as in they will go with things you already have!

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In conclusion my lovelies you can be chic, cheap and power dressed for the board room, remember to tune in next Sunday when we will have a new video episode of Chubby Girl In The World!
Love you!
-CGINTW