Ive been looking at my issue of Marie Claire for about a week now sit on my counter and finally decided to pick it up. As flipping through looking for the latest and greatest I run across an article called "Big Girl in a Skinny World." Miami grown Cuban American Ashley Falcon briefly talks about her background and her struggle on being a "big girl."
More importantly she talked about fashion and how she maintains her fashionista status from her Banana Republic XLs (which I can attest to that you really can get into), to her Christian Louboutins to her YSL bag. Then she goes into what the advice most plus size women are looking for....what to buy. This month she focused on the jeans for her and I love the fact that she has 3 requirements for jeans: 1. no muffin top 2. no butt crack 3. and no camel toe (I hate camel toe...it is my pet peeve) 3 great rules to live by. She then gives her recommendations - Levis, Old Navy, & Calvin Klein. Just like that - no sob story about her struggle - just fashion and works for her. What I like about this article is that Ashley is just another fashionista who happens to be curvy. And what is even better is that this article isnt a one time shot - It looks like Ashley might have 2 pages in Marie Claire month to month. Next months article is on "Cocktail Chic and the holidays."
I for one am looking forward to this new section in Marie Claire and you can also catch this article on http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/trends/articles/ashley-falcon-plus-size-stylist?click=pp - But remember pick up the magazine and support - I for one am glad to see someone who knows what they are talking about when it comes to fashion for the curvy girl and not just another size 0 stylist picking out plus size clothes that, for lack of a better word, suck...lol.