Last week, you could hear every curvy fashionista hoop & holler all over the blogosphere when it was announced that the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store here in New York City would begin carrying sizes up to a 14 (and some beyond) of haute fashions from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and others. It makes dollars & sense considering the average woman is a size 14. I say, "It's about time!" I'm happy for all those fashion savvy curvy divas with lots of money to spend because now they have real access to the exclusive designers on the 3rd Floor. But I hope my zaftig friends will also support me in my inaugural plus-size endeavor and continue up the escalator to Salon Z on the 8th Floor where (hopefully) you will find my line for a fraction of the prices on the designer floor. I'm just saying!
I'm always ready to put in my 2 cents even when I am not asked for a contribution. So when Gwen DeVoe, the founder of Full-Figured Fashion Week and super duper entrepreneur dedicated to all things fashionable for the fluffy girl, was a guest of the Life Size Radio show on blogtalkradio.com I called in and offered my input. Luckily, the host, Stephanie Arnold, and Gwen were happy to hear from me. You can tune into the broadcast at Life Size Radio and weigh in on all the positive plus-size talk. Since I am never weary when it comes to talk, I was invited once again to be a guest on my new friend, Muriel's show where she talks about Changing The Narrative. This Saturday past I read an excerpt from my book Memoir of a BlackFashionDude which is only in its early stages. And I discussed the fears that many of us harbor, including yours truly, when we decide to step out on faith and pursue our dreams. I think you might find the broadcast enlightening and inspiring so please listen to it by clicking on Muriella's Corner.
That is all the news for now, I'm afraid. But please look for my next blog entry where I will share more fashion and less talk. All this talk has got my mouth kind of dry anyway.
Peace & Fashion!