Fashion is different of style. Fashion is designed, it is a fad. Style is individual expression, is art, almost like it is born with you. In times of excess, superficiality and so much waste, it is important to keep this idea in mind. Times like nowadays make me to question so much how I relate to fashion. Even my work with this blog. What makes me to keep going is to know from you guys how helpful it is to have someone channelling beauty and style beyond size. The feedbacks on how I have been positivelly promoting a break free from beauty standards gets me such a rewarding feeling.
I am very very fascinated by the past decades when it comes to fashion, decor, art and archtecture. Have always been. For this reason I have such a strong vintage “perfum” in my style – the 50s and 60s are my great inspirations. Clothes, makeup styles, furniture and the mid century houses, they are my all time favorites. But i must say I do not think to much about it as it just comes naturally.
Last week I wanted to wear this top that came in with several other pieces for an exclusive preview of Brazillian plus size brand Mellbout. This top has such a beautiful yellow hue for my skintone. A soft and resistant fabric, good fit. Also, I love the sleeves. It is a hit in the plus size closet. The neckline flatters us plus size gorgeous ladies for giving this opening in the chest that allow our images to kind of “breath”.
The mid skirt just paired so well. With the belt it flattered my curves and gave me this retro look that I like so. Not too loose, not too tight, just perfect! I’m in love. The red leather scarpin and bag helped with a hint of color. Love the result.
3/4 sleeves, mid skirts and acentuated waistline. Just so me.
Sapato Maria Bonita Extra (brazilian brand)
Jeans on jeans, socks & scarpin, mix of prints & textures and other fashion tabus are on my new style series produced in partnership with brazilian plus size fashion retailer Flaminga. Check out the photo & video series.
A wrap-type dress is a must have for the plus size closet. It’s been a favorite forever, remember this post here? It fits almost every body shapes, I’d say it is a champion, indeed. But there are a few tips to pick the right one for you – they helped me to pick the one in the pictures. Check this out.
There are zillion options of wrap dress in the market and we are thankful for that. The shape is gorgeous, fits every lady, every ocasion, every fabric, fail-proff material. But, one has to be aware of the type of fabric to choose. The most light ones and a no-no. You don’t want a revealling dress, you want a good fit, perfect shape and it can be achieved when the dress is made of thicker but not too warm material. Be aware of the fit on the shoulders too, they make all the difference. Despite of prints or lenghts, the perfect wrap dress comes in a more bodied fabric, ok?
This ne is from brazillian new plus size brand Mellbout.
Fotos da Yuri Matsumi
So here is one great example of a classic situation when you see that piece and just cannot realize how amazing it is until you try it on. Exactly what happened with this oversized shirt, or parka? Or dress? Check out this post.