Friday, September 4, 2009

Fat Love Friday #5

I wasn't sure if I was going to continue doing these kinds of posts because of the controversy over the last one. To clear things up: Fabulous fat ladies WILL continue to be featured here. I am fat :D. Like many other women, I have found it difficult to embrace my body over the years. Recently, I have slowly become more and more aware of the fact that bodies come in all shapes and sizes and can be, and truly are beautiful - EVEN mine!

The gals posted here are a tribute to or celebration of that idea. As I said the first time, I will spare you the lecture about the unenlightened society we live in. However, I'm sure you already know... unrealistic beauty expectations and shallow messages in the fashion industry are no secret. To put it as simply as possible, the point of this post is to facilitate change. If you do not enjoy this post - please skip it! But for those who have enjoyed it in the past, thanks for your support, I really appreciate it :)!

First up is Lilli, from Frocks and Frou Frou. This girl is absolutely radiant. Her clothes fit like a glove. Plus I love all the funny little details, like quirky owl pins, red boots, and Chihuahua mary janes! Her style is classy, yet still remains whimsical. I also love her uses of color, wide belts, cardigans and ruffles/bows!

It's probably also largely due to her 100 watt smile, but she just seems so approachable. There seems to be such a comfortableness about the WAY she wears her clothes. Her style is so consistent, as if she has figured out what she likes and feels wonderful in, and then owns it with pride, outfit after outfit. I don't think that's easy to do!

And seriously, that is the cutest haircut ever. Don't even lie! At least a few of you are going to take her picture to the hairdresser, aren't you :P?

And of course, another well-known lady: Maria of Corazones Rojos! So, talk about versatility. She looks just as fabulous in those girly day dresses as she does the edgy, destroyed numbers. Personally, I think the '80s is a very difficult era to draw inspiration from, and she does it wonderfully. I love the bright colors and bold prints she chooses. Her style is cool, inventive, yet always perfectly feminine and flattering.

One of my other favorite things about her outfits is the way she mixes patterns and prints. There is a fine line between a hugely creative outfit with patterns that compliment each other, and just a plain mess. Honestly, I don't think I've graduated to that level yet haha. But some day!

Red nails, lime green pants, jean jacket? Yes, please!

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  1. Thanks for keeping it going!

    I do love anyone with style (Thin or Fat or anywhere In-Between) but it does seem that us fat girls don't feel as confident to put up photos on flickr and blogs and so there are a lot less of us around on the web and I love you showcase each week of bigger girls with style. Keep Fat love Fridays alive.

  2. Actually, I've already taken a picture of Lilli's hairstyle to the salon. Haha. It was actually not that one you pointed out, though; it was the one in the second picture, I think. I went in June, and we used that as a springboard--we made my hair a bit shaggier, if that makes any sense, and adapted it to a rounder face. My hair has grown and been recut, so now I'm really happy with my hair! Thanks, Lilli! :) Also, I LOVE her fox sweater. I'm a sweater fiend--my friends make fun of me for it all of the time--and I have more than any normal person should. I love 'em, and that foxy one is adorable!

    Also, I'm completely jealous of Maria's dress/shoes in the first picture. I usually like more tailored-looking clothes--blazers, sweaters, bright reds, and the like with slightly rock-ish accessories--but there's something about it that I love.

  3. What lovely women with great style! I've been everything from a size 6 to a size 12 since hitting puberty. I know those are small/average sizes, but I'm Asian American and my weight was certainly a BIG deal when I was growing up, thanks to constant comments from my parents, their friends, etc. I grew up feeling so self-conscious that I wore nothing but baggy sweatshirts and boys' cords and went on my first diet when I was 10. It took me a long time to learn how to dress my curves, not cover them up! I love that the women featured all have a different sense of style, from the demure and girly to the foxy.

  4. I LOVE Fat Love Friday, and I hope you don't ever stop doing these posts. These girls are beautiful and super-stylish, and I think it's important to celebrate the plus size ladies! Besides, you're totally making a political statement, and what could be more sexy than that? ;)

  5. I love these post and I think it's totally awesome to see girls of all shapes and sizes!! Both of these ladies are so cool and beautiful. I love their unique styles and edgy looks!!

  6. both women are gorgeous to the extreme. thanks for keeping FLF going, i for one, love it! ...oh and kudos for embracing your curves, and encouraging others to do the same. we need more of your kind.

  7. You know what, I think you've just been peering over my shoulder, cause I HAVE already taken Lilli's pic to my hairdresser ! And i love her looks, needless to say !
    And maria is just fierce !

  8. Really? Me? Omigod! I don't think I'm worthy enough to be posted alongside luminatingly, luscious, and lovely Lilli. Thanks for all the sweet sweet comments everyone! And thanks again, Mars.


  9. I've been reading your blog for a while now and have been one of those shameful lurkers, but I just wanted to thank you for this feature. I read the last one of these as well as all the comments and all that and all I have to say is that I think it is refreshing to see beautiful "fat" girls given some credit. I've been bigger my whole life and I could write several essays on my opinions of societies version of beauty, but I am so happy to see someone who is saying "Hey there is nothing wrong with being big!" I always say be healthy and love your body. If there was more body love in the world there would be alot more happy girls. Kudos to you!

  10. I'm so glad you've kept this going; I look forward to these posts! Lilli's hair is stunning, and I ADORE her fox jumper. They're both gorgeous ladies.

  11. They look awesome! That last picture of Lilli is freaking amazing. Where on earth can I find that sweater and get that exact same haircut.

    I also love that first pic of Maria in the yellow dress. It reminds me of that outfit that girl in The City wore, but much cuter!

  12. yuss i love fat love friday! keep 'em coming plz :)

  13. I think this is fabulous idea and you should keep on doing it!! I think people need to see that curvy gals are super fashionable too and that its not all about being tall and underweight! Go you!

  14. i am so in love with lilli's haircut and that fox sweater! i have never seen a sweater as cute as that, dare i say, never.

  15. i know we're talking clothes here, but that bob is perfection.