Dressing Like an Alien Princess with Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Ingrid R. Taller

Posted by on December 31, 2013

Ingrid R. Taller, 22, is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bitchtopia, the collaborative online blog aimed at better defining feminism in an all-inclusive forum.  According to Bitchtopia’s mission statement, the blog wants to help educate the populace about the real message of feminism. “There is this (wrongful) connotation with that feminists are dirty, angry, privileged, white girls,” Bitchtopia’s ‘About’ page reads. “This might make up a part of our population, but feminism is also humanistic. It helps support all genders, bodies, sexuality, and the human ability to choose and exert their willpower.”

Ingrid is currently living in the New Jersey and New York City area, although she’s hoping to move to the Windy City soon. She’s a recent college grad from UAlbany, a licensed cosmetologist, and at the moment, she’s busy searching for a new long-term career to sink her teeth into. In her spare time, Ingrid is also a fabulous plus-size fashion blogger who defies beauty standards and pushes the envelope with her kooky, unusual, and incredibly inspiring ensembles.

Ingrid took the time to talk with IGIGI about her unique look, her feelings on shapewear, and her favorite IGIGI pieces.

Ingrid describes her fashion as somewhere in between "imaginary ghoulfriend" and "alien princess." Credit: Ingrid R. Taller

Ingrid describes her fashion as somewhere in between “imaginary ghoulfriend” and “alien princess.”
Credit: Ingrid R. Taller

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The Power of the Perfect Plus-Size Wrap Dress

Posted by on December 30, 2013

I’ve been really drawn to wrap dresses lately. I’m not sure whether it’s because the silhouette is so flattering or just because they’re so easy, but I’ve been wearing more and more of them. It’s essentially turning into my new obsession!

There’s something really great in having a dress that works for you and can be pulled into the exact position that you want. With a wrap dress, you never have to worry about your bodice falling at the right place or belting it at the perfect part of your waist, because you have total control over the fit.

Naturally, when I saw the IGIGI Fayette Plus-Size Dress in Purple, I knew that it was another wrap dress that I simply had to add to my closet.

The IGIGI Fayette Plus-Size Dress in Purple has a flippy a-line skirt with a beautiful sheer overlay, perfect for a night out dancing.

The IGIGI Fayette Plus-Size Dress in Purple has a flippy a-line skirt with a beautiful sheer overlay, perfect for a night out dancing.

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Confidence and Fantastic Plus-Size Fashion with Kate London-James

Posted by on December 27, 2013

Kate London-James, 24, lives in Barry Island, South Wales and works as a compliance administrator for a large recruitment company. She is a confident, risk-taking young woman with a passion for beauty, fashion, and music. Kate describes herself as a very positive person and she goes out of her way to tell people they look fabulous.

Kate believes that there are far too many negative things being said to people these days and far too few encouraging, confidence-boosting things, so she likes to do her part to change this sad trend. Kate blogs at “How Kate Does Fashion” and she frequently posts her adorable “Outfits of the Day” (OotD) on her Instagram account.

Kate took the time to chat with IGIGI about loving (and more importantly, wearing) fashion at any size and learning how to develop self-confidence.

Kate believes it's important to wear clothes that you can get excited about. (Credit: Kate London-James)

Kate believes it’s important to wear clothes that you can get excited about.
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Sporting a Comfy, Casual Look with the IGIGI Virginia Plus-Size Dress in Cobalt Blue

Posted by on December 26, 2013

There’s something so cozy about a flannel shirt when it’s rainy outside and you don’t really feel like going anywhere or running those last minute Christmas errands.

The little cobalt blue lace cap sleeves are dainty and feminine while providing some coverage and allowing the dress to transition the seasons well.

The little cobalt blue lace cap sleeves are dainty and feminine while providing some coverage and allowing the dress to transition the seasons well.

I decided to wear the IGIGI Virginia Plus-Size Dress in Cobalt Blue with my favorite flannel top for the cool weather. I added my chocolate brown suede riding boots to round out the look for a casual day of weekday shopping and lunch out with a few friends. Plus, whenever I wear flannel, it always kind of makes me feel like it’s 1996 and I’m headed to a Hole concert to hang out with Courtney Love.

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Ridding Ourselves of ‘Short Phobia’ with Plus-Size Fashion Blogger and Poet Cori Zaragoza

Posted by on December 25, 2013

Cori Zaragoza, 23, is a writer living in San Diego, CA and a recent graduate of San Francisco State. She loves dark lipstick, late movie nights, and some days she likes to look like a Mexican Wednesday Addams, but most importantly, she’s a radical plus-size fashion blogger and a poet.

Cori describes her fashion as a mix of David Lynch, Courtney Love, and American Horror Story: Coven. Not always flattering, sometimes skimpy, and dark. Credit: Cori Zaragoza

Cori describes her fashion as a mix of David Lynch, Courtney Love, and American Horror Story: Coven. Not always flattering, sometimes skimpy, and dark.
Credit: Cori Zaragoza

Cori was never really into fashion growing up. She says that she was kind of a weird kid and mainly wore band t-shirts and thrift store finds. However, when she moved to San Francisco for college, her eyes were opened to the much more creative side of fashion. “Everyone is so stylish in San Francisco that it gave me a lot of inspiration and confidence in myself,” says Cori.

Cori took the time to talk with IGIGI about her fascination with the on-point fashion sense of her favorite fictional characters and “short phobia.”

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