The fashion industry celebrates visual beauty in two:
the clothing worn and the body it adorns.
Yet the appreciation expressed of what is body beautiful
is far from all encompassing –
often limited to a specific descriptor of
Euro-centric features, above average height, super-slim physique.
Thus, essentially negating the total scope of beauty,
which exists in the general populace.
If beauty is in the “eyes of the beholder’,
surely readers of fashion publications and attendants of runway presentations
would delight in seeing beauty, which mirror aspects of themselves in
clothing silhouette designed
There is a public (and to some extent – an industry) hue and cry,
which is steadily gaining momentum –
challenging visuals of beauty, which steadfastly adhere
to historical preferences of an expected and accepted image status quo.
Fashion bloggers, are the trailblazers who are
paving the path towards a more inclusive imagery of beauty/style.
Meet a few of these fashion ‘democratic demographics’ bloggers.
Styling, make-up advice from Londoner Danielle Vanier
blogger Danielle Vanier
Curvy Girl Chic
Californian Allison Teng, authors Curvy Girl Chic
“a plus size fashion blog full of outfit posts, product reviews, trend and
shopping spotlights, and discourse on current events in the fashion community.”
fashion blogger Allison Teng
Grown and Curvy Women
a fashion blog for the “plus size diva” … enough said!
fashion blogger Georgette authors Grown and Curvy Woman
A Curious Fancy
a style/beauty blog which chronicles a personal journey of
battling/conquering body image concerns,
offering practical advice/tips
blogger Ragini Nag Rao authors A Curious Fancy
garnerstyle: THE CURVY GIRL GUIDE
authored by Georgia native, author and on-trend fashionista,
Chastity Garner Valentine
“(offering) complimentary inspiration and advice to plus size women wanting to achieve style.”
fashion blogger Chastity Garner Valentine channels a Kelis – inspired look