Have you picked up the latest Vogue issue? You know the one with the amazing Beyonce on the cover, with the revered caption, â€œReal Women Have Curves: Beyonce at Her Best?” Well, I just received this issue, curious about the definitions and interpretation of Plus Size in the eyes of fashionâ€™s elite. You see, this monthâ€™s Vogue issue was titled â€œThe Shape Issue.â€ Underneath this title were captions: â€œFashion for Every Figure from size 0-20.â€
I must say, this monthâ€™s edition did not fall completely flat for the Plus Size Curvy.Confident.Chic. Fashionista. While not completely amused, I was not falling over myself with the turn of every page either, especially since they did a â€œNip Tuck: Designing a Perfect Bodyâ€ article, which I find to be extremely hypocritical. But, they did an amazing story on both Beyonce and Adele! While I could celebrate and reference Beyonce, I must do what I am here to do- share the Plus Size perspective in the magazine!
Adele, along with Mad Menâ€™s Christina Hendricks, represented the â€œCurvyâ€ women. While Christinaâ€™s piece was lovely, as she shared her bouts with high fashion, the red carpet, and her amazing accessory addiction, the real gem of a spread was Adeleâ€™s!
Did you see Adele at the Grammyâ€™s? Donning a custom Barbara Tfank satin dress, Adele wooed me, as she was who I anticipated to see, knowing that Miss Anna Wintour had personally styled her for the event. This article illustrated her transformation â€œfrom ladette to ladyâ€ in preparation for this yearâ€™s Grammyâ€™s.
As she addresses fashion and her voluptuous frame, Adele stresses that she likes to be more comfortable than anything else, adorning herself in â€œtrapeze shapes, enveloping sweaters and cardigansâ€¦ with leggings and ballet flats.â€
While I could go into more depth of a lovely and extremely piece of an article, I must say it is an amazing read, all fashion aside. But, what I do know is that this is definitely the Year of the Plus Size Fashionista!
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