Obsessed with this striped knit cardigan, it adds an effortless chic to any look. I think it’s the faux leather elbow patches that really sold me plus my obvious love for stripes. Especially stripes the are going in different directions it add a fun and detailed dynamic to the garment. It was the last one of it’s kind on the rack. size 3x it was meant to be. I wasn’t leaving without it, sorry babes it’s SOLD OUT. I’m wearing a basic knit shift dress in a blush pink color. Black, pink and white always looks so good together, one of my favorite color combinations. Winter is all about minimalist fashions layered under luxurious outerwear. Photos courtesy of Plus Bklyn <3.
Cardigan & Dress: Plus Bklyn | Shoes: Rainbow | Lipstick: Kat Von D
Walking up the street to the event, hearing hip hop jams blared through the air. As we took the elevator up, our excitement also rose. One wall had a complete mural which I of course used as my backdrop 🙂 I had so much fun watching the runway show. Courtney had so many beautiful gowns as well as a sequins duster, a fringe skirt, a faux fur coat and chic two piece sets. All the things girls love 🙂
My fellow designer and friend Mone accompanied me to the event, wearing a dope jacket of her own creation. She also caught me taking selfies LOL. I wore a Fatshion Forward original; a two piece velvet set. Crop top and A-Line skirt paired with a knit cardigan with faux shirt cuffs and collar.
Jonquel’s AH-MAZING Art lined the walls everywhere. Bloggers and models dancing, mingling and shopping. There was even a sketch of each model in their runway look (See slides below). @QueenOfTheTurnTables was on the 1’s and 2’s, that’s right they even had a plus size DJ. The event was so much fun reconnecting with my blogger boo’s and meeting some new ones. I hope it becomes an annual thing.
As you know I spent the past couple months costuming Sweeney Todd. Jessica (my partner in costuming) and I had a themed pattern and color palette that was apparent through all the characters looks. Red, white and black mixed with stripes. There were also red splatters every where but you can blame that on the demon barber of Fleet street. I took my outfit inspiration from our costume theme and put together a look for myself for the finale show. I wanted to see my work from the audience so I got a ticket for the finale show. After designing for the cast I wanted some Sweeney stripes of my own, so here is hat I whipped up.
Black and white striped tunic with cap sleeves, and a ruffled flounce at the hem. I designed and sewed this tunic myself. I purposely sent the stripes in different directions to putt your eyes where you want them too. I paired striped tunic with solid black stretchy leggings. I accessorized the look with red tennis bracelet, red lippie and red suede round toe ballet flats.
I absolutely love wearing my own designs, because they are one of a kind and it feels good being an original. Want a custom Fatshion Forward piece of your own ? Contact me at FatshiionForward@gmail.com with “Custom Design” in the subject line and a brief description of what you had in mind. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂
OUTFIT OF THE DAY #81: The Golden Rules
Happy Fatshion Friday loves 🙂 With the Fall season approaching rapidly I wanted to give you babes my golden rules to transitioning your waredrobe from summer to fall.
Rule #1 : Thou Shall Layer: Tanks , Camisoles, and short sleeves shirts can be layered over a long sleeve shirt or turtle neck. Short sleeves can also be layered under cardigans, blazers or sweaters. Add leggings or tights under short skirts and dresses.
Rule #2: Thou Shall Play Up Colors : Play up the darker shades in your summer prints like I did with this look.
Rule #3: Thou Shall DIY: Get creative ! Dye your light spring and summer colored clothes a darker tint. Whites to Nude. Yellow to Mustard. Pink to Red. Purple to Eggplant.
Show me how you transition your fall waredrobe using #FatshionForward
OOTD #78: On Day 1 of the TCF Style Expo I wore a leopard print button up shirt with cold shoulder cut outs paired with a burnt orange circle skirt for the day event. I accessorized look with Betseyville by Betsey Johnson black bow sandals and glitter leopard purse shaped like lips.
I purchased this dress at the expo from LYfeStylzPlus’s boothe. The gold lace design initially caught me eye by the long train and the stretch scuba fabric sold me on it. Dress featured long sleeves, body con skirt with an floor length train attached the back, it also had flyaways peplum style right at the waist. The short length flattered my legs and the flyaways flattered my hips. I absolutely loved this dress, the long train made me feel like royalty.