Links à la Mode | February 2015 Edition

Links à la Mode is a collection of  blog posts, plus size news and overall things that have inspired me, moved me and made me smile this month.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I did — Love, Zadry

in Body Positive News…

Being Thin Didn’t Make Me Happy, But Being “Fat” Does

by Joni Edelman from

This isn’t to say that thin people aren’t happy (duh), but this is to say that being thin is not: A. A cure for sadness or B. A guarantee of happiness. It is to say this: Happiness does not require thinness. Fatness does not presume sadness.

Fat is Not a Feeling

Written & Performed by Caroline Rothstein

When I feel ‘fat,’ I know that means I’m feeling something else and it’s worth figuring out what that is.

 Learning to Love Myself- A Process

by Marie Denee from The Curvy Fashionista 

Yes, I write this blog about putting your best curve forward, but as much as I was telling, showing, and sharing, I was learning, listening, and taking notes too. (I effing love ya’ll BTW) I wrestled with how I was going to have this conversation with you. How I would open up and let you know that I am not always feeling confident, some days I am tired, and how I hoped that you would find some piece of useful info here on my little blog…

Do You Dare To Take Up Space

By Maui Bigelow from Phat Girl Fresh 

History tells us that women are intended to be seen and not heard. We should not have a presence that is too anything. Women have always been expected to shrink ourselves and conform to society’s standards.  Although times have changed and the roles of women have become greater,  this ignorant belief still haunts our gender, especially plus size women.

My daughter is fat, isn’t it my job to tell her?

by Kasey Edwards

Given all the messages about weight and childhood obesity, it’s not surprising that parents think that the worst thing that could happen to their child is to grow up fat. It’s not. It’s far more damaging for a child to grow up feeling ashamed and unloved.”

Great! Another Thing to Hate About Ourselves
From Sports Illustrated, the Latest Body Part for Women to Fix

by  Jennifer Weiner

Show me a body part, I’ll show you someone who’s making money by telling women that theirs looks wrong and they need to fix it. Tone it, work it out, tan it, bleach it, tattoo it, lipo it, remove all the hair, lose every bit of jiggle.

in Plus Size Fashion…

Tea For Three“and three for tea

SWAK Designs launches their Spring 2015 lookbook and it’s pure loveliness!

Tea sets are brought out alongside yummy finger foods for us to pour out our morning nectar. The new day is so awake and alive while delightful springtime hues are blooming in our closets. Our new styles sway in the gentle breezes that will welcome us deeper into the season and closer to the new one. Welcome to our grown-up tea party.

Zelie For She launches “True Love” collection

Just in time for Valentine’s Day Elann Zelie launches a new Zelie For She collection filled with color and fierceness.

Monif C. launches “Panama” swimsuit collection

These swimsuits will cause beach traffic to stop dead in its tracks.

Bold prints, bright colors, and a little skin never hurt anyone!

in the land of Visual Inspiration…

Officially obsessed with these quote illustrations from the The World of Alice & Olivia

See y’all next month my lovelies!


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