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Monday, September 21, 2015

Kitschy Pop!

  
This sickeningly sweet look isn't the most adequate way to welcome the witchy season, but I just had to bring this modern kitsch concept to life. I wanted to look like a walking cute and whimsical dessert and I can safely say: goal achieved! 
Nothing beats the satisfaction I get from successfully materializing my dream outfits. This time, I was inspired by this ultra delectable ImYourPresent popsicle necklace to create another frozen dessert themed situation. I wanted a super fun and light retro look with just a hint of tacky. I found this Hungry Castle donuts tee through Dollskill during their labor day sale, and I'm so glad it was so affordable, otherwise I probably wouldn't have considered purchasing a "one size fits all" top. I usually don't fall for that crap but this shirt looked fairly oversized on the model, so I knew it would fit. It's covered in jelly-bean rainbow sprinkles and I just love it! The fabric is soft and the shirt was actually a little loose on me, so it could probably accomodate up to size 4X individuals. I had to seriously adjust it in my capris so it would look a little more fitted, because that's the look I was going for. 
Whenever I put these Pinup Girl Clothing capris on I feel so retro glam. I also have them in hot pink and I'm trying hard not to get them in every color available. Now, how cute is this popsicle clutch I found on asos?! I only wear novelty bags and this little guy will feel right at home in my collection. The only downside is that it was designed with right-handed people in mind, and I'm a lefty who feels uncomfortable holding anything in my right hand. I held it quite awkwardly while taking these pics because I just didn't know what to do with the strap.
My double chin hides it in most pictures but I also have a rainbow choker on because you can never overaccessorize! I also felt that the shirt wasn't busy enough so I threw in popsicle, ice cream and gumball machine pins for some more pizzazz *twinkles fingers*. To finish off the look, I added my baby pink gitsie fluffs from Nikkilipstick, my cherry and whipped cream ring and the only sneakers I wear, my Irregular Choice pompom sneakers. They have dinosaurs all over them! I know that doesn't really go with my theme but the melted ice cream detailing kinda does!

That's supposed to be sprinkled sugar on my face by the way, a very cute fail (︶ω︶)   



Top : Hungry Castle via Dollskill | Bottom : Pinup Girl Clothing | Clutch : Asos | Popsicle Necklace : ImYourPresent | Rainbow choker and Ring : Etsy | Earrings : Nikkilipstick | Sneakers : Irregular Choice via Dollskill | Lip color : Blow Pony by Jeffree Star Cosmetics | Popsicle and Ice Cream Pins : FemmedeBloom


Monday, September 14, 2015

So Much Hypocrisy From These Plus Size Brands




Today, I want to address the hypocrisy in the plus size fashion industry and overall plus size community. I needed to release all of my pent-up rage towards this new supposedly empowering, body diversity * scoff * campaign, before I resume my usual fashion posts. 

I am so fed up with brands, particularly those with an exclusively plus size clientèle making bullshit body positive campaigns and being praised for it! Recently, a very well-known brand decided it was time to "equally celebrate the 67% of women sizes 14-34 who are underrepresented in media" by creating a campaign in which, wait for it... none of the models are above a size 16! Ahhhhh what an incredible achievement! I seriously can't handle all this equal representation! Just give me a minute to soak in all the EQUALITY AND INCLUSION. 

Ok, now all sarcasm aside, where the hell is this mythical representation? How hypocritical of you to be making a campaign and not even attempt to include different plus size bodies? And have the nerve to say that you believe your ad is inclusive of everyone when none of your models have a visible double chin? If you as a plus size brand won't feature models who are short, who don't have a flat belly, slim arms, a coke bottle figure, then who the hell are you celebrating, anyway?

This campaign is an insult to anyone who doesn't look like those models. To me, it says "well, fuck you, you clearly don't matter!" To top it off, their t-shirt range for the campaign doesn't even go UP to a size 34, it stops at 26/28...Wait a minute, fatshaming plus size brand, wait a damn minute. You didn't even judge it necessary to include the larger sizes you claim to be representing, yet you want to change the plus size industry. Sure. Right. And you say you want to make history? Make money is more like it! This awful campaign is reinforcing the idea of the "acceptable fatty" which is so damaging. It is being celebrated by so many outlets, when in actuality, we deserve more. We can't settle for this bullshit. I really can't believe this campaign is getting all this positive attention when it is in fact a huge let down. There is so much prejudice and erasure going on in this plus size community. I really need these companies to follow through and actually showcase the bodies that generate their revenue.

Seriously, how can you be saying that plus size individuals have as much to offer as those of a smaller stature, and not believe that enough to feature anyone with lumps and rolls in your ad?  #PlusIsExclusionary #DoBetter


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BECOMING X



Welcome to Blog Pics with Stacey! Step 1: do some awkward poses. Step 2: wear the exact same vaguely threatening expression in all of the pictures. Step 3: be unhappy with the outcome and hope the pictures will grow on you -_-

Ok, I'm still not in love with these pictures but they are decent. I was having an off-day but I was hell-bent on posting before the end of August-which obviously didn't happen, ugh. This outfit looked completely different in my vision, but I'm still obsessed with the pairing. Maybe it's the hair that's not working for me. I still can't quite put my finger on it. 

I've been listening to the Sneaker Pimps religiously lately and this post was heavily inspired by their Becoming X album. In my attempt to materialize the heavy electronic futuristic vibe, I wore this Zippered Vinyl top by Shop Tunnel Vision, 'cause PVC clothing was huge in the mid 90s'. I have to admit that it made me feel real bad-ass!  It does accentuate my breasts which are already a big insecurity of mine but I don't even mind it. That's how much I love this top. It just oozes cyberpunk realness. I prefer wearing it zipped all the way up but it was just too hot! 

I love Shop Tunnel Vision! They have cool vintage pieces but their house brand sells quality items that can be custom-sized. I was intimidated by the sizing at first but you can actually send them your measurements and they will work with you. How cool is that? The top is in my regular XXL and I chose to pair it with this trippy check print skirt made by my aunt. I had gotten the fabric a while ago off of etsy but had no clear idea what to do with it. In the end, I asked my aunt to make me a two-piece set. She's a wiz at sewing;  I, on the other hand, don't even understand the concept. 

I hated all the full-length pictures, therefore none of them will be featured. I am however posting a picture of the shoes I wore because otherwise, the post would not be complete. I got them two years ago, so they might be kinda hard to find. They are the Jeffrey Campbell Coltrane's.  The alien bag is also from Jeffrey Campbell (probably even harder to find, but here's a similar one). My pentagram earrings are from Killstar and my lipstick, * dramatic pause* this beautifully pigmented, tubed liquid metal is Technopagan by OCCJust look at it! It's my favorite purplish blue lip product. Isn't it gorgeous?! Well, see ya in the next one!


♪ I want perfection, I'm real need 



Top: Shop Tunnel Vision | Earrings: Killstar | Skirt: Handmade by my aunt ^_^ | Bag: Jeffrey Campbell (Similar) | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Lip color: Technopagan by OCC




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