Milly purple dress, 1,075 CAD / Petit Bateau pea coat / Black tight, 21 CAD / Evening shoes, 56 CAD / Red purse, 75 CAD / Henri Bendel black bracelet, 145 CAD / Freshwater pearl earrings, 86 CAD / Deepa Gurnani hair accessory, 85 CAD
Above: From the JIBRI Spring 2010 lookbook. Image found here.
When well-meaning editors want to feature body diversity in fashion, they run into another set of problems. In order to include items of clothing in a fashion editorial, an editor has to request samples from brands (or their PR agencies) for the photo shoots, which happen several months before the issues are on stands. But for most young indie labels, producing samples a full season in advance isn’t financially viable. And though a major label like Calvin Klein or Michael Kors may create clothing in sizes up to 24, they typically produce just one set of samples each season to lend to editors for photo shots–and they’re created only in a fashion-world-friendly size 2 or 4. So even if an editor books a plus-size model for a story, she’ll have to struggle to find plus size clothing for the shoot or somehow locate the very rare designer who makes editorial samples larger than XS.
-from “The Invisible Woman” by Nicolette Mason in BUST Aug/Sept 2013
Dr. Mindy Lahiri has the best style ever, but this outfit from the episode 13 of Season 2 (“L.A.”) is so awesome–that colour, that print, the sunglasses!
Note she’s actually wearing navy with the fuchsia–perfect! PS plz ignore Adam Pally/Peter Prentice–don’t much care for how The Mindy Project ends up being The White Bro Project a lot of the time. Her outfit is still amazing though.
If you were hoping for a classic, sensible style icon a la Grace Kelly, leave this post now. Beth Ditto is amazing, and no boring wallflower or shrinking violet. The lead singer for Gossip, this newlywed (she got married to her gf this past July!) is as known for being outspoken about LGBTQ2S activism, feminism, and body-positivity as she is got her high-energy stage performances. She’s a total fashionista, having done a fashion collection for Evans, opened Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2011 show (as a model, thanks very much) and has a MAC makeup collection in her name. We love that she wears what she wants and makes no apologies for her body by wearing body-masking ensembles in black or navy, opting instead for eye-popping brights, hot pants, sequins and feathers. Beth Ditto forever, right?
Rebel Wilson is awesome. She’s talented, hilarious, witty…the list goes on and on. In the November 2012 issue of Lucky (old now but who cares? We want Rebel!), the magazine’s stylists took her shopping (scan from the issue above) for a glamorous makeover after Wilson’s mom suggested she get a new look (it’s in the interview, for reals). Wilson is full of amusing comments in the brief piece (” I could see myself power-dressing in this, but not in this leopard print because…[…] I once got in a cafe with a leopard on a dare.”), and we like that her stylist says, “We don’t want to hide Rebel. We want to show Rebel off.” Amen to that!
Dress, 29 CAD / Rag & Bone tux jacket, 615 CAD / Embellished shoes, 39 CAD / Nine West metallic handbag, 52 CAD / Jennifer Meyer Jewelry chain pendant, 540 CAD / Rare London beaded cuff bracelet, 16 CAD / LSA Flower Colour Black Cylinder Bouquet Vase – 28cm, 47 CAD