Friday, November 30, 2012

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




Photo: Lane Bryant and DeVoe Signature Events presents the FFFWeek® 2013 Casting Tour for plus models. Tour begins in Los Angeles on Sat. 12/8 from 12 PM - 4 PM. 

Saturday, December 8th, 12 PM - 4 PM
Lane Bryant at the Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 Carson Street 
Torrance, CA 90503

***Bring port OR full length photo AND headshot. 

Dress stylish, we're worth it! 

See you there!
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

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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 skinny girl?

I honestly was heated after reading this not because I am upset about her immature comments about a plus size model believe me we've heard it all. No use in trying to change your mind but I just don't get it what does having plus size women in campaign do to hurt the skinny agenda? How on earth does this hurt you? PlusModel magazine has been an inspiration to all those women who are not a size 0 to get with new trends, inspire confidence and boost morale so that all women can concentrate on feeling good about themselves instead of trying to tear others down. I don't want a skinny versus Plus war, I just want people to be happy in their own skin. There is one thing she's right about though, if I could push a button and be smaller the way the blogger and everyone else in the world wishes I was then I would do it instantaneously.

Surprised? Why would anyone be, my size makes me a social pariah in so many ways, it affects my health and the way I percieve myself, it makes me think I can't do certain things so yes if I could instantly change it I would like so many others. Why because people like this blogger make it impossible to feel good about myself, I can say as many mantras as I want, have confidence until the cows come home but in the back of my head that damn skinny bitch is watching every bite I take and she won't leave me the fuck alone and she makes me do stupid shit like not eating, taking laxatives, over exercising and I know she does it to you too. But I've realized something:
We don't have to let her.

Not everyone is like that blogger most people out in the world will root for you when you want to make a life change, lose weight, get a degree or start a new career. Most people will do everything they can to help you because people are good, people have been there, they know what it's like to have a binge weekend, they know what it's like to not like their body , they've experienced failure and the truth is most people think you're gorgeous and frankly you don't have time for any bitches who think otherwise.

-CGINTW

Sunday, November 18, 2012

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 you and your family.
Hope you all have a fabulous Turkey Day!
-CGINTW
Check out my the sweet sweater swag I scored here:

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Actually an awesome dolman red blouse.

Hard to tell with my not so great camera but this is a silvery metallic sweater perfect for hholiday parties or just for feeling festive..

My all time favorite color TARDIS blue! Had to have it.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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 next time!" .....Confusion and then anger set in as I realized Ms. Bouncy had seen my cool down and assumed that I'd given up after 5 minutes. Sheesh.

To her credit she did seem genuinely happy for me; because I'm a Big girl (capital B) I let it go, there was no use in correcting her. But even though her intentions were good, she was trying to motivate me and maybe even befriend me she failed to realize that her peceptions about me as a person were far from reality. I'm 5 feet tall, 306 pounds and carry most of my weight in my lower mid section and thighs but I could check a 250 pound man into a wall due to my low center of gravity and the fact that I do have some impressive muscle mass for someone my size. She didn't see a person capable of achieving great things, someone who has failed at weight loss a million times but refuses to give up, someone who is uncompromisingly loyal to friends and family.

She didn't see any of that, which is why it's so important that when you meet a Ms. Bouncy, whether at the gym, on the job or even an employer you remember that just because they can't see your dedication, education, skills or determination doesn't mean you can't. No matter what it is, a new job, weight loss, fitness etc.; remember that your weight does not define you, it does not hold you back, people will tell you that it does, and to the superfacial, the annoying and the billion dollar diet industry it does but fuck them. To every "Fat Girl" out there, screw skinny be healthy.
-Love
CGINTW

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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 people who fall into the "obsessed " category with any of the above things.

2.) Make sure that the person who has asked you to give up your time and energy is someone who
will respect that expenditure of said time and energy. You want someone who will plan out the date, someone who will make time for you and treat you live the unbelievable goddess you are.

3.) Always keep a back up plan, if someone somehow manages to get through your radar and you end up having to hear all bout his exe's cat always have a couple exit strategies ready, always make sure it's something plausible not not necessarily verifiable. Here are some example's

"Jeez you know I'd love to drive you and your friends around because you drank too much but I just got a text that my sister needs an emergency babysitter so sorry, nice to see meet you."

"I'm sorry my boss just texted that she needs some presentation materials like yesterday, I'll call you." -This one is best used on the "too clingy too soon guy"

and my personal favorite, the truth-reserved only for the douchest of douche bags

"I think it's totally great that you have such a good relationship with yourself that you don't even need to feign interest in anyone else, in fact I suggest that you keep your current relationship paradigm and  I wish you all the happiness in the world but I have to go.

4.) Please do not agree to go out with someone just because you're bored, lonely or feeling a little desperate. Remember that you are beautiful, strong, intelligent, ambitious and deserve someone who will work for your attention, someone who has their life together because I mean who really wants to date the dude he always has to borrow rent money? Come on. It's very hard in our society to hold out for Mr. Right especially when Mr. Right Now is lurking in every bar, now we all have a few lurkers in our relationship closet and that's ok just remember the point of a one night stand is to get it out of your system and move on to greener pastures. DO NOT mistake an intimate encounter with an connection of intimacy.

5.)When navigating the dating world the number one thing I learned is that timing is everything thing. Don't waste your time with someone who isn't worth the paper their number is written on because you never know when Mr. Right is going to walk through the door and you wouldn't want to miss him because you were too busy with some yahoo who just happened to be around.

Love to all the single ladies out there, please remember how fabulous you are.
-CGINTW

Sunday, November 4, 2012

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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ASOS Curve.com Dress around $54

Igigi.com dress $118 on sale (Investment piece you'll wear it a lot!)


Women's Plus Tweed Wool-Blend Trousers
Wool blend pants Oldnavy.com around $44.95
qfd.com "Enamored" expensive 2 piece but worth every penny, the cut and style of this skirt suit combo is AMAHZING. Mix and match the jacket and skirt with different blouses in your closet. $210 (but it's two pieces and for a suit that's an awesome price.)

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