Wednesday, July 17, 2013
This post is a very late post.
In fact, this topic has been done way before. However, recently, one of my favorite people in the world, The Fashion Law, tweeted an Oscar Dela Renta quote "To be well dressed, you must be well naked."
Now of course, this can be open to interpretation, but it did get me thinking. One of the issues in the plus size community (since last year, if I got it right) is that since the boom of the global plus size fashion world, a lot of plus size features in the mainstream magazines featured them... naked. Well some almost naked, while others showed a lot of skin. It spanned from tasteful to questionable, depending on one's view.
But if we think about it, women being naked has always been both looked up and down upon. Again, it all depends on who is looking at it. Some women are saying that this is exploitation of our gender, while to others, this is just empowering.
We can all go on debating this forever but that is not the focus of my post. It's more on what one of my favorite designers of all time, Oscar Dela Renta, said. "To be well dressed, you must be well naked." Again, it is open to interpretation. But for me, I believe that what he meant was that you should just be comfortable in your own skin. It doesn't necessarily mean that you have to show your skin to the public. It is more of being comfortable actually looking at yours.
So maybe that is what all the naked plus size women are all about? It's to get other plus size women feel comfortable about their body. Maybe it was a small hint and nudge to them that it's okay to be naked, not necessarily in front of other people, but maybe in just the privacy of your own home.
But recently, I have observed that the naked plus size women on the mainstream media has died a little. It has gone quiet again. I think it has reached its epitome when Vogue Italia splashed them all over the covers. From then on, it just rolled off. But if there is one thing that I do feel happy about is that after that, not all plus size models on the cover of the magazines were naked after that. Some where just amazingly stunning, posing glamorous plus size clothing. Unfortunately, their naked counterparts have more impact to the social blog-o-sphere than the clothed one.
It was then that I was thinking, maybe because a naked plus size woman is so brave to do, it switches more heads and makes more tongues wag. And of course, media has to sell and if this is what gets the people's attention, then they will do it. And so to answer the age old question why majority of the plus size models on the covers of mainstream media naked --- it sells because it gets people talking on both side (pro and con).
But then, the other question we must face is --- is this right? That's another post, but I'm pretty sure that I won't be able to resolve it with myself. Personally, I am okay with all the naked plus size women plastered on the magazines. As long as for me, they are tasteful, I welcome myself to look, but if it is otherwise, I can always look the other way and allow other people who wants to enjoy it, enjoy it.
It has been a long time since I have posted something about our plus size wednesday wear. To be honest, I am looking for something fresh for an inspiration. Good thing I love twitter. I love how that social media can be used to connect with other people and share ideas, emotions, thoughts etc. all at the same time. Anyway, earlier, I was able to read a tweet about "blazer investment" stating that "Always spend a little extra on your blazers: they last a lifetime, never go out of style and can jazz up any dress" - Beautydaily .
As a lover of blazers myself, I think that the tweet does hold true. Investing in a great, high quality and classic blazers is a great financial fashion move. Blazers immediately transform anything paired with it into something sophisticated and it rarely goes out of style. It can also jump from casual to office in no time, depending on what you pair with it. The amount of style that you can do with it is almost limitless. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and imagination.
And so, for wednesday wear for my fierce Erzulliestas, here is a set of "blazing blazers" for you. For the full photo board, click here for the pinterest board. Want to shop some of them? Click here.
Good Morning, Erzulliestas!
We would like to thank all of the Erzulliestas that shopped like a boss in our booth last weekend (July 12-14, 2013; 10am-9pm) in the SuperSale Bazaar, Hall D, World Trade Center Pasay City! You girls are amazing and we are very happy that you girls loved our latest collection (some styles have sold out already), updated booth set up (aka our new fierce plus size mothership) and of course, our new amazing beacon (aka shop sign --- the smexy LOREN MONARES tarpaulin).
Thank you very much!
We would also like to thank our personal shoppers, Apple Pueblo and Monica Reyes, for being such amazing part of the team as well as the professional organizers of the event. Thank you very much Miss Celine, Audrey and Kato! Thank you very much for always allowing us to participate. We look forward to working with all of you again in the future!
And now, on to the event photos!
I must admit that I was not able to take a lot of it due to the number of Erzulliestas that came in last weekend (again, thank you!). You girls came in waves and I must admit, we felt really loved and appreciated by you girls. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. We really appreciate all of you!
And so, here it is! Hope you girls, love it!
|ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODEL, LOREN MONARES, TRIES ON ONE OF THE ERZULLIE DEMI-COUTURE PIECES (PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 COLLECTION)|
|ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODEL, LOREN MONARES, LOOKING COSMOPOLITAN CHIC IN THE ERZULLIE DEMI-COUTURE PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 BLAZER|
|DAY 1 OF THE SUPERSALE BAZAAR AND THESE COLORFUL ERZULLIE DEMI-COUTURE PIECES ARE READY TO BE BOUGHT! (AND IT WAS! THE YELLOW-GREEN TOP IS ALREADY SOLD OUT)|
|THESE COLORFUL ERZULLIE RESORT 2014 SHORTS ARE ALSO A BIG HIT! THEY ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT IN THE EVENT|
|OUR NEW CLOTHES RACK, A LITTLE BIT HIGHER AND BETTER FOR YOUR EYE'S VIEW!|
|ERZULLIESTAS ENJOYED OUR EXCLUSIVE 50% OFF SALE IN THE EVENT|
|THE BEACON OF OUR FIERCE ERZULLIE PLUS SIZE MOTHERSHIP!|
|ERZULLIESTAS ENJOYED THE LATEST FIERCE PLUS SIZE FASHION IN THE EVENT.|
|OUR LATEST SET UP FOR YOU GIRLS, BIGGER AND BETTER AS WE ALWAYS SAY!|
|ONE OF OUR MAKE SHIFT SIGNS. IT WILL IMPROVE SOON!|
|THESE CLOTHES WERE ON SALE. FINALLY, OUR FIRST EVER (ERZULLIE) SILVER BLAZER HAS BEEN BOUGHT! WE ARE VERY HAPPY THAT IT HAS FINALLY FOUND AN ERZULLIESTA TO SERVE AND MAKE HAPPY.|
|ERZULLIESTA SHOPPING BAGS WERE ROAMING AROUND THE EVENT. PROUD FIERCE PLUS SIZE FASHIONISTAS HERE!|
|ONE OF OUR LATEST (ERZULLIE) RESORT 2013 MAXI DRESSES HANGS GRACEFULLY, WAITING TO BE SHOPPED BY ERZULLIESTAS!|
|PERSONAL SHOPPER, APPLE PUEBLO, LOOKING FABULOUS AS USUAL! SO ROCK EDGY!|
|ERZULLIE DESIGNER, BERNA CUEVAS, ROCKING THE LATEST ERZULLIE PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 COLLECTION --- THE LOOSE TUNIC STRIPPED TOP, WHICH IS SOLD OUT ALREADY (I MIGHT DOUBLE CHECK ON THAT LOL).|
|ANOTHER VERSION OF THE ERZULLIE COLORFUL SHORTS. THE AMOUNT DIMINISHES BY THE DAY. :)|
|THE ERZULLIE CROPPED TOP, STRIPED SKIRT AND DRESS AS WELL AS THE RED BLAZER WAS A BIG HIT. THIS IS MORNING OF DAY 3 BY THE WAY. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE YELLOW GREEN ERZULLIE TOP IS GONE AND THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SIZES LEFT ON THE ROCK FOR THE COLLECTION. THANK YOU GIRLS!|
|ERZULLIESTA, PHASH, FILLING UP OUR LATEST COLLECTION NICELY AND SMEXILY. RAWR! ERZULLIE CROPPED TOP AND SKIRT LOOKS SO AMAZEBALLS ON HER CURVES, YES?|
|I LOVE OUR WIDE LEGGED PANTS! HEHEHE. THIS IS FROM THE ERZULLIE CORPORATE 2013 COLLECTION WHILE THE TOP IS THE CROPPED TOP OF THE ERZULLIE PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 COLLECTION. LOVE THE COMBINATION!|
|DAY 3 OUTFIT. I AM WEARING ERZULLIE'S SUPER CAPE, DEBUTED HOLIDAY 2011.|
|LOOKING BRIGHT AND FRESH THIS BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY. ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODEL, KHRISELDA GUARIN, LOOKS AMAZING IN THE ERZULLIE FLORAL RESORT 2013 TOP AND ERZULLIE HOLIDAY 2012 SKIRT.|
|PERSONAL SHOPPER, MONICA REYES, LOOKS SO FIERCE, FRESH AND TRENDY IN THE ERZULLIE CROPPED TOP AND RED BLAZER BOTH FROM THE PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 COLLECTION|
|DAY 2 OUTFIT. WEARING ERZULLIE PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 SKIRT!|
|ERZULLIE DESIGNER, BERNA CUEVASl, WEARS THIS CHIFFON PONCHO FROM ERZULLIE'S PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 COLLECTION|
|PERSONAL SHOPPER, MONICA REYES, HELPS AN ERZULLIESTA DECIDE ON THE CLOTHES TO TRY AND GIVES AMAZING STYLE ADVICE!|
Well, I hope that you girls love the photos of the event.