November seems to be a first for us in plus size fashion, first the cover of Glamour magazine, now the plus size woman has a column in Marie Claire. Enter in Ashley Falcon, a petite Cuban Curvy Fashionista, at 5’2″ weighing in at 220 pounds!
As a plus size stylist, Ashley Falcon Shares her discontent and frustrations as a plus size fashionista, stating, I’d need an elaborate pulley system and a can of Crisco to shimmy into the clothes I dress models in. Instead, I’m relegated to the plus-size racks, where trendy usually translates into “when’s your due date” empire waists and cinch-sack drawstrings. It’s not easy being chic, but it’s an epic struggle when you’re a big girl.
Big Girl in a Skinny World by Ashley Falcon debuted today online at Marie Claire! In her debut issue, Ashley attempts to conquer denim for the Curvy Fashionista.
While Ashley grazed the immediate surface of the plethora of denim designers (Calvin Klein and Old Navy) for the Curvy Fashionista, she inevitably left out Curve specific denim designers like Svoboda, Embody denim, David Kahn, and PZI! There are plethoras of others out there, but for now, Ashley Flacon sharing fashion tips in Marie Claire is a step towards a positive direction for Plus Size Fashion being represented on a grander scale.
What do you think???
(P.S. You can find both Embody Denim and David Kahn jeans at Marie Denee, up to a size 24!)