Plus-Size Blues Vocalist and Model Katana Fatale Talks Accessories and Worldly Fashion

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Katana Fatale lives in Portland, Oregon and is a plus-size fashion blogger, actor, vocalist, model, and soon-to-be licensed skin therapist. The 27-year-old was recently interviewed by Marie Claire Brazil for her outstanding style.

Katana is a blues and funk vocalist and is utterly inspired by music. “Music moves the unmoveable, and I feel transformed by it,” says Katana. Katana describes her style as a cross between an urban Princess Jasmine and a traveling gypsy. She believes that she can be chic and comfortable at the same time. Beauty doesn’t always have to hurt!

Katana took the time to talk with IGIGI about her worldly fashion sense and her love of accessories.

(Credit: Katana Fatale)

Katana considers the sloth to be her spirit animal, and she’s obsessed with gold jewelry
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Finding the Perfect Fit: Look Chic with IGIGI Plus-Size Pants

Posted by on February 12, 2014

For a really long time I refused to wear pants. Honestly, I’ve always been more of a skirt or dress girl anyways, but since I live in Chicago – also known as the icy heart of the polar vortex – pants are something of a necessity these days.

Part of my challenging “pants-phobia” came from being unable to find pants that fit the way I wanted them to fit. I would see other women wearing really cool skinny jeans or a perfectly tailored pair of trousers and get really discouraged when I would go shopping for those same styles and find that absolutely nothing similar would fit me. I’m also a little self-conscious about my thighs, but apparently even Beyoncé is a little self-conscious and thinks her thighs are a “problem area,” so I’m in good company.

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The IGIGI Elizabeth Plus-Size Pants in Black also come in Midnight Blue, so you can add both classic colors to your wardrobe.

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Chatting with Online Shopping Goddess and Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Dominique Ouellette

Posted by on February 11, 2014

Dominique Marie Ouellette, 22, is a cake decorator and pastry chef living in the Poconos. Her hobbies include sewing, wood carving, special effects makeup, making decorative cat pillows, writing, playing the ukulele, kicking butt at Mario party, and plus-size fashion blogging.

Dominique took the time to talk with IGIGI about her love of online shopping and her eclectic style.

Plus-size fashion blogger Dominique Ouellette

Dominique loves to spend her days eating chocolate, watching Netflix, and instagraming pictures of her cat.
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Transitioning from Winter to Spring in the IGIGI Chelsea Plus-Size Dress in Ombre Floral

Posted by on February 10, 2014

Since it seems like the dreaded “polar vortex” (which would be the best frappuccino name ever, by the way) will seemingly never end here in Chicago, I find myself looking for brighter prints to spruce up my wardrobe and cut through the cold, snowy weather. While browsing the IGIGI site, I came across the beautifully vibrant IGIGI Chelsea Plus-Size Dress in Ombre Floral and I knew that the awesome “sixties flower child” vibe that this dress gives off was just what I was looking for.

The ombre effect of the pattern on the IGIGI Chelsea Plus-Size Dress in Ombre Floral simply means that the color tones on the dress shade into each other and the color is graduated from light to dark. The placement of the ombre shading on the dress starts right under the bust and then goes down several inches, blending to the top of your hips to minimize the smallest part of your body.

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The Chelsea Plus-Size Dress in Ombre Floral has an ultra flattering a-line skirt and it is fully lined, like most IGIGI garments, so you don’t have to worry about any panty-lines peeking through.

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High School Junior Petitions for the First Plus-Size Disney Princess

Posted by on February 7, 2014

So much of size discrimination and bullying is ingrained during childhood. Kids are taught hate at a very early age and that hate usually extends to everyone who is different from what they are taught to consider the norm. One of the easiest ways to combat this bullying, as well as to dispel a lot of body image issues that kids often struggle with, is to show more representations of different body types in media and advertising.

Recently, the Huffington Post reported that a plus-size, high school junior named Jewel Moore from Farmville, Virginia, started a Change.org petition asking Disney to create a plus-size Disney princess. As of Sunday evening, the petition had 9,689 signatures, with only 311 more needed before the petition reached its goal of 10,000 signatures. To sign the petition, click here!

A screencap of the Change.org petition that Jewel started (Credit: Change.org).

A screencap of the Change.org petition that Jewel started
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