One year ago I discovered the world of plus size fashion blogging, and I can easily say that my life changed forever. While I may have been incredibly late to the game, it's always better to be (fashionably) late than never, and I guarantee that there is still time to hop on board if it's something you are interested in!
“Just like how Courtney Love once said that every girl should pick up a guitar and start screaming, every fat girl should grab a camera and start a fashion blog.”
(I once read this quote on tumblr, and unfortunately I cannot remember who said it or the exact phrasing, but I still think it's worth mentioning...)
Now, I know that I've talked about steps to take when starting your own fashion blog, but this time I'd like to share a list of my absolute favorite bloggers. Each one of these women have a unique perspective on fashion, blogging, their bodies, and most importantly, how they navigate the world with a body-type that is hardly celebrated in our culture.
Nicolette Mason has a very special place in my heart. She is smart as a whip, totally stunning and understands all things design better than anyone else I know. When I first saw Nicolette's blog, I was blown away. While she is a lover of all things glitz and feminine, her appreciation for the serious things in life provides both eye candy and majorly thought provoking content. Following Nicolette from a movie with friends to a rooftop photo shoot to her coverage of NY Fashion Week one really gets the feeling that this woman is on her way to taking over New York City. And then some.
Bronny of Fat Aus started her blog only one year ago, but has quickly become one of the brightest stars in plus size blogging. Her style is eclectic and fun, but always seems to be cohesive with her delightful personality. What makes it a truly fun read are all of Bronny's non-fashion related posts. Riot Grrl, Pizza, Cats (Zigmond!) and wishlists galore blend perfectly with Bronny's outfit posts. It's not just about fashion, it's about what inspires us to make our clothing choices in the first place!
Gisela Ramirez is a budding plus size fashion designer who also happens to have wonderful style of her own (I don't know if I could trust a designer with bad style). It's really special to see a plus size woman designing clothing for other plus size women. We do know what we want, after all. I have been following her blog since before her line launched, and I have to say, I am blown away by how successful she has become in the past year. Really exciting things are happening to this lady, so be sure to keep your eyes on her!
Franceta Johnson is another one of those bloggers who is as smart as they are stylish. While Franceta may be the youngest of this bunch of bloggers, her wisdom, wit, and confidence is unparalleled. Another special feature of Frantic Dreams are Franceta's tutorial updates. Many of her style posts feature something that she's made or altered, and they all look so so good, and many times she will also do a how-to post, which is such a treat.
These are just a few of my favorite blogs, but I hope you check them out and enjoy them as much as I do!
Amalia Nicholson is a plus-size blogger, fashion enthusiast and advocate of beauty at every size. She currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota where runs her personal style blog, Double Vision.