Fashion

Fa(t)shion February – let’s do it again!

5 February, 2011

In an unprecedented move I wore clothes today, thus I can keep up with Fa(t)shion February for the second time ever. Let’s hear it for me! Yeah! We went to breakfast and then to the consumer adventurelands that are Spotlight and Garden City to get some bits and pieces for an ’80s fancy dress birthday party we’re going to tonight.

Outfit photo of me, light skinned fat lady with short lilac hair, standing in front of a brick wall. I'm wearing a dark floral sundress with a white short sleeved tshirt underneath with black mary jane crocs.
[Image – Outfit photo of me, light skinned fat lady with short lilac hair, standing in front of a brick wall. I’m wearing a dark floral sundress with a white short sleeved tshirt underneath with black mary jane crocs.]

Outfit photo of me wearing the sundress and tshirt; my hands are on my hips and I'm bending over a bit oddly.
[Image – Outfit photo of me wearing the sundress and tshirt; my hands are on my hips and I’m bending over a bit oddly.]

No matter how many times I get Nick to take my photo, I always feel super self conscious! Let’s hope that in time I can aspire to Crystal Renn levels of posing.

Dress: Big W
T-shirt: Asos
Shoes: Crocs
Necklaces: ebay and gift

I’ll leave you with a cliffhanger and post photos of our costumes tomorrow. HINT: I’m wearing tentacles and Nick’s bringing cheese.

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  • RMJ

    Oo, I love how your hair picks up some of the coral in the dress!

    Also, I miss those shoes you’re wearing. They warped in the car one day :(

  • Luna1450

    LOVES it! we’re only a few days in, but ‘m loving fa(t)shion february!
    i love the crocs. they look an awful lot like these cute lil felt numbers i wanted from target.

  • URSULA?!?!?! YOU ARE MY HERO

  • I love that dress! Your lilac hair looks fab, too.

  • Jamie

    I love this outfit. It reminds me of the tees and spaghetti strap dresses that I loved in the 90s. Totally buying something with spaghetti straps when I get my taxes back. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Amy

    You make me adore you even more with your photo descriptions – it is good to be reminded about making the world more accessible for everyone.

  • Amy

    You make me adore you even more with your photo descriptions – it is good to be reminded about making the world more accessible for everyone.

  • Miliana

    Hi Natalie,

    I’m not sure if I have written here before, I sort of have the memory of typing and not pressing “post as” or maybe I did..hummm.. Anyway.. I just wanted to let you know that your blog has been very inspiring. I’m not sure how I came accross it, I think I found your portfolio first (loved it) and then was led to your blog, which was so beauitfully designed.

    I have to say it was a total eye opener for me. I have never heard of fat/body acceptance ever before (until the last couple of months), and had no idea this kind of subculture was out there. I am a fattie, I was also a fat kid, I’ve had “in-between” periods but I’ve essentially gotten to size 24(top) and 26(bottom) now.. I’m not totally comfortable (physically, like with clothes, I prefer how they feel at say size 22-24) but since following your blog and just just recently finding tumblrs of the same nature (literally 2 days ago) my ideal weight has shifted from 180-200lbs to 280-300 lbs (for my height).

    Spending a good couple of hours on these tumblrs has showed me how influential the media is on our perception of beauty, because I could tell mine had changed. After just a bit of exposure, I went back to images of skinny women (fashion blogs I like to follow) and I kept thinking that the clothes didn’t look good on them and that they needed more curves! I always theoretically knew this influence, but that’s not the same as actually experiencing it. Theory is all fine and dandy but practice is what matters, it took me a long time to learn that!

    I’m not entirely “healed” so to speak, but I am way more hopeful now and am beginning to see some of my physical “flaws” as “pretty” or even “beautiful”, which is a huuuge mental shift for me.

    On another note, I wanted to call your attention to something pretty darn cool happening in kpop. Eversince I was introduced to the world of korean drama and their pop music industry, I’ve been hooked! The only thing is, there are noooo successful entertainers who are fat, it is literally unheard of unless it is for comedic purpose. So, not long ago, a female singing trio debuted under the name “Piggy Dolls” and they are such cute fatties with amazing vocal talent, I loved them straight away!

    here’s a recent interview:
    http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/piggy-dolls-discuss-their-name-hardships-and-breaking-stages

    their music video for their song “Trend” with english subtitles:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGbeYJpvcrg&feature=related

    and for comparitive purposes, the quintessential kpop girl group (which I also love and totally want their clothes and accessories!):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBxW22JLUmg&feature=fvst