Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Denim Obsession

Wearing: Levis denim jacket, Old Navy top (similar), FTF jean shorts, FTF necklace (similar), Torrid shoes (similar) 

The weather in NYC has been stunning and has felt more like summer then Fall. With that said it has given me an excuse to still wear my favorite jean shorts without freezing. I have done the denim-on-denim look for the blog a few times and have undated it with this awesome new Levis jacket from ModCloth. The look can be transitioned for cold weather by simply adding a pair of high waisted jeans  and a knit beanie. 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lena Dunham, Nadia Aboulhosn, and I for Stylist Magazine

I am so excited to share the images from the top secret shoot Nadia and I did with Stylist Magazine for Lena Dunham , creator of HBO girls. Lena asked us to model in the new fashion editor she was guest editing for and I am BEYOND words at how grateful I am to have taken part. View full details on Stylist Magazine's site HERE.  I absolutely loved rocking some of this Fall's most desirable fashions including everything Stella McCartney that I was obsessing over ! (sweater outfit). If you didn't know Lena just came out with an awesome book called "Not That Kind Of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned""! 

Here is our interview : 


"I like a photoshoot that has varied faces and body types. I’m obsessed with these girls: Nadia Aboulhosn, 26, a fashion blogger and model, and Margie Ashcroft, 28, a blogger and fashion journalist, both from New York. They are hot, sexy Instagram stars, who are super into fashion – and not skinny. They made me think, for the first time in my life, ‘I don’t have a big enough ass and this sucks.’ It’s a new body monopoly and I’m excited."
I love how you’re inspiring other women to celebrate their bodies…
M: Thank you. As a plus-sized person, it can be hard to put yourself out there. I like that I’m confident enough for  other girls to follow me, and I even have girls who Instagram me saying, “I see these pictures and it makes me feel better about myself.”

You’re both gorgeous, sexy women, but when did you realise you wanted to model?
M: My mum was a huge role model. She was plus-size too and exposed me to fashion. From a young age, I would dress up as Madonna and dance around saying, “I’m gonna do an outfit change.” My mom was like, “Oh boy, this is trouble!”
N: I always loved fashion so I started blogging, then Seventeen magazine asked me to model for them. I bought a $400 plane ticket to New York just to get to the shoot – you have to invest in yourself. Then I won American Apparel’s model contest in 2011. I faked it till I made it.

What are the major obstacles you encounter day-to-day as a plus-size model?
N: Being slut-shamed for the clothes I wear. People are quick to label you a ‘whore’ if you’re fat and confident and wear the same clothes as skinny people, because there’s more of your body showing. I say, if something makes you feel good, wear it.
M: There are like four stores we can go to for fashionforward pieces. It’s hard to keep up with the trends but it’s made me great at vintage shopping.

You both have big followings online. Do you get any negative feedback?
N: I do get negative comments. There are “I hate Nadia” blogs out there. I used to read them but I don’t need that – these people don’t put money in my pocket.

Because screw them, right?
N: When I was 13 my mum put me on a diet. I lost 50lbs and everybody treated me differently – people were nicer, guys liked me… I quickly learned how shallow some people can be.
M: When you’ve always been plus-size, you can either have self-hatred for the rest of your life, or you can be like, “OK, this is who I am.”

Nadia Aboulhosn and Margie Ashcroft model a/w 2014’s rich, textural investment pieces in the gallery above.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pink Moto Jacket

Wearing: Simply Be jacket & shoes, Worthington top, Eloquii skirt, FTF ear cuff 

I love any excuse to wear pink together ! This faux leather moto from Simply Be is in the perfect hue to be combed with just about any color. Since the outfit has so many things going on I decided to pair with a pair of faux suede nude booties. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fashion Rocks in Simply Be

Wearing: Simply Be dressFashion To Figure plaid (similar) , Rovi Moss bag, Phillip Lim for Target shoes ( similar

Last week I had the opportunity with the fashion site StyleBistro to cover the red carpet at the Fashion Rocks event ! I was also lucky enough to have my friend and photographer Debora Spencer snap these before I headed out. I saw everyone from Naomi Campbell to Jlo to Tommy Hilfiger. Everyone was dressed to impress and my favorite outfit was actress/singer Kat Graham's mens wear inspired two piece. For the event I wanted to go bold with my look so chose this new Simply Be sequin dress that is not only super comfortable but is slightly the same color as my hair. I had to downplay the glitz with a signature plaid tied around the waist to make the look my very own.

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