Tangled Up In Lace

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Two collages I created for my merchandising group project focusing on plus sized women’s fashion. The first is dedicated to the fashion rules against fat women and how we can pull them off fantastically (horizontal stripes, crop tops, mini skirts, skinny pants, bold prints). The second shows current trends on plus sized bodies (leopard print, florals, color blocking, sheer).

Most of the images I chose are from fat fashion bloggers (aside from three?). I hope everyone in these collages are okay with the fact that I used their photo for my class project.

love it! what a load of babes

(Photoset reblogged from ghoulishdoll-deactivated2013031)

Friends and family (same thing) for the sake of transparency I want you all to know I now ID as a “really romantic slut” and high priestess femme. If anyone wants to talk to me about this and start a dialogue, I’m comfortable with that. Thank you for respecting my identity

Being (f)un-employed has saved my life


I have not felt so much like myself in a very long time.  I knew I was unhappy, but I don’t think I could grasp the severity, nor did I let myself grasp the severity, probably out of self-preservation.

The last few days have been wildly productive, eye-opening, hope-inspiring and filled with happiness. 

This evening as I was having drinks on a patio with old  and new friends,  a new friend asked ” Isn’t it scary?” (in reference to quitting my job to venture out on my own)

” Slightly. ” I said  ”  Not nearly as scary as doing something that you hate, that is crushing you, and you feel yourself slowly slipping away. That is the really scary thing, sacrificing yourself”

I was really struck by my own words, and I am very proud of myself for fighting to get where I am now.  Things have been falling into place for me since I decided to throw caution to the wind and take a chance. 

Sure, it is scary. I don’t know what the future will hold- maybe I’ll be a broke ass, and I’ll have to start from square one all over again, but you know what? That’s okay. I’m going to live life on my terms. I will have  my very own shop, I will create something real and full of life and passion. I will be my own boss, and bring something positive and new to my city and community.

I feel like I’m only just starting to live my life after 26 years, and that is extremely liberating and satisfying. 

Ugh so proud of you and deeply envious as well. I need to take your story and use it for inspiration because Manon knows, I am not where I need to be 

So happy for you!!!

(Post reblogged from lenoralenoire-deactivated201210)