Fantasy Dresses Don’t Call Me Girl Plussize Activewear Riffing With The Accidental Icon
I’ve been fantasizing. I’ve been fantasizing about where I could wear this very “not me” dress. Cinque Terre, maybe. Greece, possibly. Paris, probably not. A balcony in Verona.
God, how I need fantasy lately!
I go to bed at night, grateful for what I have but also dreading what’s to come tomorrow. I know my life is a cake walk compared to what most women, and men, in this world are going through.
But I can’t help feeling that I deserve more, a feeling I loathe for its smell of entitlement.
The above is from this morning’s inbox. It’s about the words Alexander Skarsgård chose to use at the Golden Globes Sunday.
Universal Standard has just added activewear to their collection, and there are a hundred reasons to celebrate. Like everything Universal Standard does, the pieces are minimalistic in nature but big in impact. They look like what you want to wear to move in!
Among the many wrong ideas about larger people is that they don’t work out, that somehow, by definition, they just don’t.
That means more stigma and prejudice that results in the phenomenon I’ve written about before: the plus size rack is at the back of the store, by the bathrooms, with the dust bunnies. And no, “we don’t have plus size activewear.” Universal Standard just changed that. Bravo!
I had the pleasure last night of being at the The Eight Senses, a new store in Soho that you will no doubt be hearing more about soon.
There were beautiful clothes, there was Proseco, and the topic of discussion was fashion and the sense of sight! I was pleased by, and will often be quoting, these ideas form Lyn Slater, the Accidental Icon.
“Fashion does not need to control you.”
“You can say more with what you are wearing than with a speech.”
“Fashion is viewed as having oppressive power, but it can have productive power.”