Fat People… And An Oscar Dress Issue.

Okay, so some of you already heard that Melissa McCarthy (played in Heat, Identity Thief, The Hangover Part III, Gilmore Girls, etc.) was turned down by a number of designers when she asked to have an Oscar dress made. Though, I do need to state that Mark Zunino is reported to have sent her a couple sketches and was eager to dress the actress for the occasion.

Now with that being said, fashion, especially high end fashion, has always been a skinny girls world, even off the rack designer clothes don’t typically cater to “plus size” woman, and I personally don’t have a problem with that. Do I think designer clothes need to run a little larger? Yes. By a size or two, but I also don’t think that every article should run larger, some just look awful in larger sizes, point blank. Am I fat hater? No, defiantly not, weight has always been an issue for me, so I most certainly can not judge. I have never been a 0, nor will I ever be, I have never even been 6, nor will I ever be, but the truth is, there are certain dresses that us fat chicks just simply can not pull off.

Do I think a handful of designers should have told her no? Most certainly not. If your a talented designer, you can create dresses that look fabulous on larger woman. If your work only looks good skinny gals, your not very good at your job. And, I think your a closed minded if you turn someone down just for having a higher BMI than your used to. I’m not asking for every designer to promote cellulite and fat rolls, though it would be nice to see more cover a range of healthy weights on the runway.

Hollywood is tough enough, you don’t need them criticizing your weight, viewers critiquing your body and designers telling you your too fat for them to make you a dress. Wendy Williams (known for The Wendy Show and being an on air personality) stated that she too has had issues with designers because she doesn’t conform to their ideal measurements. I believe her term was husky, hefty? Either way, as a designer, you run a business, you can turn people down, but its still a business, its not personal, so please push aside your skinny girl ideals when it comes to these events. These woman are not asking to own the runway, be front and center on swimsuit magazines, and become spokes people for designers, they are simply asking for a dress. One custom dress.

But hey, Melissa rocked her off the rack dress (Marina Rinaldi), looking like a well fed GODDESS with cherub cheeks at the 2012 Oscars. And, I feel like those designers are getting what they deserve by Wendy and Melissa not name dropping, congrats gals on not giving them any more exposure! They obviously don’t need it. And good luck to Melissa’s own fashion line! Can’t wait to see it, and I can’t wait to see what sizes she will cover! Who knows, maybe I’ll be wearing her in the future!

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Spring Into Spring With These Great Items!

Picked by yours truly, here are some of my favorites for this spring-

Air Walk- Woman’s Retro Oxford, classic black and white sneaker, get yours at Payless.

Alexander McQueen- Utility Peplum Coat Dress. This coat dress is adorable, and would look great with most heeled shoes and an umbrella, while you catch a London bus or walk down into a Manhattan subway in the rain. You can get it straight from the McQueen site.

Alexis Bittar Fine- Midnight Marquise Pearl Necklace in multi. This has gorgeous topaz accents and can be found at Neiman Marcus.

B Brian Atwood- Ava Spechcio Pyramid-Embossed Leather Crossbody Bag in gunmetal. Really wish the name was just “ASPEL Crossbody Bag”. Regardless of name though, this bag is darling. Pre order at Saks.

Burberry- Brit perfume. I buy mine off Amazon, gotta love Prime! You can get this at just about any store like Macys. I’m pretty sure Sephora also sells Brit.

Coach- Madison Hobo OP Art Pearlesent Fabric in khaki. Get this bag straight from Coach’s website.

Crush by ABC Family- Chiffon Raglan Sleeve Knit Sweatshirt in poppy red. Have fun frolicking in this fashionably bright “sweatshirt”. The banded trim and chiffon sleeves really make this knit fabulous. Order yours at Wet Seal.

Danny & Nicole- Ruched Wasitband Dress in taupe. Super cute, feminine and on sale now. Find it at JC Penny’s. http://m.jcpenney.com/mobile/jsp/browse/product.jsp?deprtId=&ppId=pp5003570088&sub_catId=&Ntt=danny+and+nicole+waistband+dress&colorizedImg=DP1122201317013628M.tif&dimCombo=&subcat_Id=&currIndx=1&cateId=

Dickies- Multi Use Work Pants. Looks great on guys, gives them a sort of handsomely rugged, Mr. fix-it vibe. You can even pair with a simple white tee. Target and stores like Cabelas are a good place to spot these.

Dior- Exquise glasses in ivory and pink. They are available at Bloomingdale’s and Sak’s Fifth Avenue.

Giorgio Armani- Suede Platform Sandels in smoke. Grab yours at Saks Fifth Ave.

Giuseppe Zanotti- Buckled Strap Leather Sandals available in Nero. Oh my! These Zanotti’s offer up a daring look that I adore! Check the out at Neiman Marcus

Gucci- Flora perfume. Another one I get from Amazon, but I have seen Flora at Bloomingdale’s, Sephora, Macy’s, and Nordstrom’s. I think Boscov’s carries this perfume too.

Jimmy Choo’s- Collar heels with matching Carmen clutch. These come in eye popping blue bottle water snake. A really fun look, great for a night on the town! I know they are available through the Jimmy Choo website.
Heels- http://m.us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/shoes/sandals/collar/bilberry-watersnake-platform-sandals-141mz3mwa120385.html?start=4
Clutch- http://m.us.jimmychoo.com/en/women/bags/evening-bags-and-clutches/carmen/blue-bottle-watersnake-clutch-bag-with-chain-wristlet-141cm9mwa120.html?start=5

Luis Vuitton- Cry Me A River Sunset Plastron. I love the use of the pearls. Pretty sure they have it right on the Vuitton site.

Nine West- Angellica lace-up high heels in black. I prefer the black, but the other 3 colors are wonderful as well. Get them at the Nine West site!

Oscar De La Renta- Long Sleeved Lace Dress and Crystal Flower Earrings, bracelet and necklace. All are available to pre order on the De La Renta website.
Dress- http://www.oscardelarenta.com/ready-to-wear/pre-order/5e628/long-sleeved-lace-dress
Earrings- http://www.oscardelarenta.com/accessories/new-arrivals/5j130/crystal-flower-earring
Necklace- http://www.oscardelarenta.com/accessories/fashion-jewelry/5j004/crystal-flower-necklace
Bracelet- http://www.oscardelarenta.com/accessories/fashion-jewelry/5j214/crystal-flower-bracelet

Old Navy- Flat Front Twill Shorts in black. Great to pair with a dress blouse or even a sweat shirt. Looks fantastic with sneakers, peep-toe booties or heeled sandels. Sold at Old Navy.

Pannee- Smoky Crystal Floral Necklace. The turquoise bead flower on this baby really draws attention. The whole necklace though is beautiful. Available at JC Penny’s.

Vera Wang- All her black and white dresses! I just can’t narrow her designs down, I am that in love with the most recent collection. I have seen Vera dresses at Sak’s and possibly Nordstrom too.

Versace- Metallic Athena Bag Of Vanitis Line in Gold. Talk about texture! This bag is brilliant with its stunning stitching. Get yours at Versace.com

Zana Di- I’m fan of this brand because they offer bigger sizes, so if your larger than a 10, I suggest checking their products out. Many plus sized woman I know hate showing leg, and if that’s you, find a pair of their jeans you like and rock them with a cute sweatshirt and heels. Wet-Seal, Belk, and Sears all carry this brand. I think some of the companies that merged with Fashion Bug may have them as well.

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