Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chubby Girl In the World In Concept Phase of Plus Size Clothing Line!

All right ladies too long have we secretly cried in dressing rooms, too long have designers ignored us to pursue their "aspirational" fashion, what the hell good is fashion if it doesn't fit? Why should we continue to pour money into designers, companies and media outlets that only make us feel ashamed of what we are? Maybe you're a new mom, maybe you're tall or maybe like me your someone who has struggled with their weight their whole lives and just wants to feel like a human being in a department store! Whatever the case, whoever you are whatever struggles you've been through I have felt the pain of not finding "the" dress, or not be able to rock an outfit you deserparetly wanted in a magazine.

No MAS.

D.F. Apparel is my new project,  my brain child. I want it to be a fully customizable clothing line for everyone sizes 00-38W, tall, average, pettite etc. Since I have no experience in design(that hasn't stopped me from sketching though), the fashion industry or garment making but I do have plenty of experience knowing how I wish my clothes fit; I'm opening this up to you, in the comments section leave your answer to the question "I wish my clothes...." upload photos, are you an aspiring designer, email me at chubbygirlintheworld@gmail.com, I want to make your designs come to life! Are you a current fashion student who is looking for a porject to gain experince? Let me know. Seamstress who needs extra work, I'm your lady.

My design sketches of 10 different pieces will be up this Sunday. However if you'd like to contribute to this project with full recognition (i.e) if we decide on your design we will purchase it from you!
Upload inspiration or sketches in our comments section or email to chubbygirlintheworld@gmail.com or share your Pinterest boards with us!

Love, Happiness and Success to you all!
-CGINTW

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Trying to find out why I'm here....

For a long time now I've been wondering "What the hell am I supposed to do with my life?" and I've been waiting for a sign either ephemeral or literal and alas no sign has showed up. I've planned on being everything from an attorney to a writer to a computer programmer. All of these things are easily accomplished with enough time and dedication like anything else. My problem is that I'm good at a lot of things, expert at none.

I once read "don't do what you love, do what obsesses you." Which at first I didn't understand but now I think I do. I think it means whatever you spend hours Pinning about, blogging about, reading about, do something like that, something that brings out both joy and your inner nerd. For me that has always been clothes, to me clothes, fashion, makeup hair, bring out everything from your inner sex goddess, to your "i'm gonna take over the world!" business suit. Until now I've only been brave enough to read and write and fawn over those in the industry thinking I wasn't talented or worthy enough to be a part of that world.

It wasn't until recently that I'm finally getting up the guts to work on a project I've been thinking about for ages. I won't say anything until all the details are in order but rest assured it's coming and it will be FABULOUS!

TTFN my lovlies and I will be back next week with a grand announcement!
-CGITW

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Finding "The" Dress-Advice for the Plus size Bride

Big and I are engaged and disgustingly cute in love, or at least everyone says we are disgustingly cute, we've been watching weddings shows, interviewing bakers, booking the venue and soon very soon I'm going to be buying  "the dress". A dress so show stopping, so unbelievably gorgeous that it can only ever be worn once.

That's right ladies it's time for me to pick a wedding dress. Now, as fashion forward as I may be in my every day life, I'm envisioning an elegant affair to remember, something timeless something that will make me look like greta garbo (only shorter of course, and Mexican lol)

A few things about shopping for plus size gowns:
1.) Bridal will tend to run smaller than street clothes, Davids Bridal is actually pretty forgiving when it comes to sizing however and their quality for the price is pretty good,

2.) Remember if you're short (like me) remember that you want to wear the dress, you don't want the dress to wear YOU.

3.) Consider your shape, are you apple? (Like me with a tummy) or pear, or diamond or square on top? Let the consultant know which areas you are self conscious about so she can try to find the right fit, if you fall in love with a strapless dress but hate your arms ask to see a wrap or if sleeves can be added.

4.) If you are on the higher end of plus size (again like me, I'm a 28 for now) call ahead and ask what the salon carries in terms of sample in store, clips will only go so far on a dress 5 sizes too small, you don't want what should be a wonderful experience turning into a sob fest when nothing fits.

5.) DO NOT let your size stand in the way of getting your perfect dress. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful on her day, never settle, you didn't settle for your mate, no need to settle on the dress.

I've found some winners everything from reasonably priced to outlandish extravagance, so here's a little taste of my new obsession:
Igigi's collection of wedding dresses is to die for and beyond reasonable this one part of a limited collection is around $500.
This dress had been my dream dress since before I got engaged, it was available in my size every year that I was NOT engaged and now sadly it's no longer available in my size, however if you're a 14/16 you definitely should check it out on igigi.com About $375

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The incredibly talented Monique Lhuillier created this custom made dress for America Ferrara in the movie "Our family wedding" I cannot wait to get back to the gym so I can look like this on W day! She is so incredibly gorgeous! Price upon request.

You can be a beautiful plus size bride!This is from Laylan Heck on Pinterst, an event planner who pinned this amazing pic of a beautiful plus bride who look amazing from head to toe.
plus size wedding dress! Alfred Angelo- available up to size 26 about $600

If you find yourself desiring designer but your pocket book isn't familiar with Benjamins, try consignment shops here in Oregon there is Shabby Chic Bridal in Salem (i'm going there first!)
Also online there are tons of website with bride's reselling their gowns to recoup money from the wedding. There are even some that have never been worn, people often change their wind about the type and style of dress they like, often times seeing something online, purchasing and then deciding to go a different decoration. Make sure to check our recyclebride.com for used gowns, accessories and other reusable things.