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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Finding Unusual Fashion Inspiration with Nienke Tatiana Zweers

Posted by on December 24, 2013

Nienke Tatiana Zweers, 20, is a full time industrial design student in her second year at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. Nienke describes herself as a dreamer who gets lost just a little too often, but luckily, those are most often the times where Nienke finds inspiration through new people and places she gets to discover.

Fashion has a very important place in Nienke’s life and she is a firm believer in the power of a really great outfit. Finding the perfect thing to wear can change your entire mood and outlook on life. She shows off her rocking, mood-changing ensembles on her blog, Lace and Lovehandles, and on her Facebook page.

Nienke took to the time to talk with IGIGI and discuss her unique fashion aesthetic, and her fearless devotion to dressing outside the box.

Nienke cites Lola (Lindsay Lohan) in "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" as her biggest fashion inspiration.Credit: Nienke Tatiana Zweers

Nienke cites Lola (Lindsay Lohan) in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” as her biggest fashion inspiration.
Credit: Nienke Tatiana Zweers

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Plus-Size Model Robyn Lawley Lands Huge Beauty Campaign

Posted by on December 23, 2013

Robyn Lawley is an utterly flawless goddess. I could write articles upon articles (and sort of have) about her unapologetically body positive, thigh-gap hating soul, and I’m really not the only one.

The 24-year-old Australian plus-size model has gotten her share of headlines this year. In June, Robyn was awarded Model of the Year during the Full Figured Fashion Week and her awesome anti-thigh gap editorial on The Daily Beast just went viral a few months ago, gaining her a lot of new admirers.

Robyn Lawley on Ellen

Robyn Lawley went on Ellen in early November to discuss the changing shape of fashion.
Credit: The Ellen Show

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Commenters Think Plus-Size Model Leah Kelley Is Not ‘Plus Enough’

Posted by on December 20, 2013

Plus-size model Leah Kelley recently did an interview with ELLE where she talked about the modeling industry and the somewhat silly, and very arbitrary, plus-size moniker. It was a great interview; however, the response that the interview got – or rather, the response that the pictures accompanying the interview received – was rather negative.

This was the offending tweet and image.  Credit: Twitter ELLE

This was the offending tweet and image.
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In the process of promoting the interview, ELLE tweeted an image of Kelley (above) with a link to the interview, and their followers were not impressed with her “plus-size” title.

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