We’re all about celebrating our fellow blogger boos and their accomplishments! Seriously, it is really about seeing, chasing, and actualizing dreams and visions, right? With blogs being our platform, we grow into our purpose, leap off the cliff, and dare to live our dreams! With that, it gives me great pleasure to announce ASTRA Signature, a new plus size fashion forward collection designed by blogger Crystal Coons of Sometimes Glam. Its debut collection pays homage to women who have “broken glass ceilings” and “contributed to modern astronomy by overcoming adversity and followed their dreams to be who they truly are.”
ASTRA is Latin for “to the stars”, which is the foundation upon every garment is built. Astra signature is designed and created for every woman who believes they are more. The women who get up in the morning and have the courage to pursue their dreams and face their fears head-on. The women who reach for the stars.
Take a look to see some of the designs and inspirations behind ASTRA Signature.
Keep Your Eyes on the Stars: Introducing ASTRA
Inspiration:Annie Jump Cannon was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin was a British–American astronomer and astrophysicist who, in 1925, proposed in her Ph.D. thesis an explanation for the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundances of hydrogen and helium.
Annie Paperbag Waist Pant, at http://www.ASTRASignature.com/
Cece Colorblock Sleeveless Tank, at http://www.ASTRASignature.com/
Inspiration: British astrophysicist, scholar and trailblazer Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered the space-based phenomena known as pulsars, going on to establish herself as an esteemed leader in her field.
Jocelyn Peplum Top, at http://www.ASTRASignature.com/
Inspiration:Vera Cooper Rubin was an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves.
Cooper Romper, at http://www.ASTRASignature.com/
Inspiration:Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson is an African-American physicist and mathematician who made contributions to the United States' aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA.
Katherine Crop Top , at http://www.ASTRASignature.com/
Inspiration: Nancy Grace Roman (born May 16, 1925) is an American astronomer who was one of the first female executives at NASA. She is known to many as the "Mother of Hubble" for her role in planning the Hubble Space Telescope. Throughout her career, Roman has also been an active public speaker and educator, and an advocate for women in the sciences.
Roman High Low Striped Dress, at http://www.ASTRASignature.com/
Inspiration: Hypatia is the statement garment of this collection. Hypatia of Alexandria is largely regarded as the first female astronomer. This garment was inspired by my fellow bloggers and influencers. Like Hypatia, they are forging their own paths and inspiring others to do the same by leading a style revolution for plus sized women. The bright pink color represents their light and love as leaders of the community and the statement sleeves are a tribute to their willingness to step outside the box. Hypatia is for you, my colleagues and constant inspiration.
Hypathia Cropped Jacket, at http://www.ASTRASignature.com/
With this line and collection, Crystal hopes “that every woman that puts on a piece of ASTRA SIGNATURE, feels capable and confident that in this garment, she can do anything, go anywhere… even to the stars.” The ASTRA Signature line ranges from sizes US 14 to 22.
So ladies, I am loving this collection and the inspirations behind it! The idea of clothing inspired by and named after powerful women in our history is just…. AMAZING! I’m feeling all girl power (queue the Spice Girls) right now! I’ve already spotted a few pieces I’ll be getting, but which ones do you like the most? I love the color combinations and the different styles and structures of each piece. The Jocelyn Peplum Top & Annie Paperbag Waist Pant are my favorite two pieces so far!
To shop these looks and more head over to AstraSignature.com
Let me know which of these pieces you’re eyeing now in the comments!