(Image Courtesy of The Manfattan Project)
I remember the first season I received a compliment from a complete stranger inside the tents at Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week. I'd spent a lot of time prepping for the events of the week. Every detail was meticulously thought out including accessories, hair and makeup. The compliment I received instantly validated all my hard work, preparation and determination - I was recognized by someone within fashion's orbit for having great style.
The number of sartorial "streetstyle" blogs are growing rapidly - only fueled by the recent success of such bloggers proudly displayed front row at Dolce & Gabbana's recent show in Milan. I appreciate these bloggers for their unique photography skills, eye for detail and their passion for the industry, however why are there never individuals over a size 6 featured on these sites?
Finally, someone has created a site specifically highlighting the well dressed larger ladies (and men!) of NYC. The Manfattan Project utilizes a number of photographers to capture real bodies in real fashion in a real way. You never know, you could be next!