erikahollister's Journal, 14 September 2016


From the Washington Post: Tim Gunn

I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women. It’s a puzzling conundrum. The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and a size 18, according to new research from Washington State University. There are 100 million plus-size women in America, and, for the past three years, they have increased their spending on clothes faster than their straight-size counterparts. There is money to be made here ($20.4 billion, up 17 percent from 2013). But many designers β€” dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk β€” still refuse to make clothes for them.

There was also a wonderful radio interview with him on NPR. Google it: it will make you smile!

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 September 2016:
1701 kcal Fat: 152.71g | Prot: 52.17g | Carb: 34.17g.   Breakfast: Brie Cheese, Heavy Cream. Lunch: Clover Organic Farms Heavy Whipping Cream, Brie Cheese, Kale, Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Smithfield Spicy Andouille Sausage. Dinner: Egg, Lettuce Salad with Cheese, Tomato and/or Carrots, Trader Joe's Hass Avocado, Olive Oil. Snacks/Other: Trader Joe's The Dark Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Bar, Pecan Nuts, Red Tomatoes. more...
3500 kcal Activities & Exercise: Yard Work (gardening) - 4 hours, Resting - 12 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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Here's the link to the very fun interview: 
14 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
Love Tim Gunn!  
14 Sep 16 by member: rhontique
Maybe his influence can make the difference! 
14 Sep 16 by member: 0alanna0
Sharpen your pencils, ladies! There is money to be made! 
15 Sep 16 by member: LadyinDenim
Unless you are creatively constipated like i am!  
15 Sep 16 by member: bdmgoggins
It is one of my pet peeves. How come they won't make clothes for a plus size woman that doesn't look outdated or like a tent. You can find all the pretty things in smaller sizes, go to your department and it looks like something my grandma might would wear. If she hadn't made most of her clothes. LOL  
15 Sep 16 by member: Normadale
THAT is interesting. There have been a few plus size would think the clothes would catch up. I have so many more choices with the weight is sad though because everyone deserves to look good with well fitting clothing no matter what size. 
15 Sep 16 by member: HCB
15 Sep 16 by member: Normadale
There was a very good article about the fashion designer Christian Siriano yesterday and how he likes to design for plus sized models. 
15 Sep 16 by member: amusedtodeath85


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