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Plus-Size Fashion Blogger Rebecca Panayiotou-Sante Talks Self-Care

Posted by on February 17, 2014

Rebecca Panayiotou-Sante, 24, is a violin teacher and a freelance studio musician living in Oklahoma. When she’s not working, she is at home with her partner and their five pets.  As a plus-size fashion blogger, Rebecca loves clothes and fashion in addition to cooking and crafting. In fact, she has a second blog completely devoted to any and all DIY adventures. “I enjoy suburban domesticity way more than I am comfortable admitting,” says Rebecca.

Rebecca took the time to talk with IGIGI about the importance of self-care and how a perfect outfit can make everything better.

Plus-size fashion blogger Rebecca Panayiotou-Sante

Rebecca says that she fully embraces the title of “diva.”
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Stupid Plus-Size Fashion Rules: We Can Wear Stripes and Whatever Else We Want

Posted by on February 14, 2014

There are a lot of people out there in the world who have very strong opinions about what other people should wear and how other people should feel. Some people call them “fashion experts” and some people call them by what is sometimes a more appropriate title, “jerks.” When you’re plus-size, the number of fashion rules that are imposed on you go up ten-fold. Plus-size women are often giving the same offensive restrictions that people above age 30 are often given when dressing. Even the “adorkable” Zooey Deschanel gave an interview in Lucky magazine where she essentially shamed women above age 30 who wear short shorts: “Daisy Dukes are not for people over 30,” said Deschanel in her interview. “I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that right now.”

In honor of all of those so-called experts who like to take the fun out of fashion and impose stupid rules on people who dress the way they like, I aggregated some of the fashion trends that plus-size women are told they should stay away from, but can rock every day, anyway. Here’s our list of the stupidest plus-size fashion rules.

1. Crop Tops

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I will not let your stupid fashion rules censor my wardrobe.

I really, really love crop tops. I have more than I know what to do with. I also weirdly think that they may be one of the most flattering clothing items you can put in your closet. If you want to wear a crop top, try pairing it with a high-waisted skirt or pants. Your midriff is cute, I promise.

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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.

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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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