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What Is Plus Size?

Crystal Renn

When the average American woman wears a size 14, what should be considered a plus size? Anything over 14 would make sense to me.

When I was a teenager, there were clothing stores called 16 Plus. They carried plus-size fashions. So anything under a size 16 was considered regular.

Now, the most popular plus-size model, Crystal Renn, wears a size 12. How is that a plus size? But because she is not a size zero with her ribs sticking out, she is considered too big to be a real high-fashion model. She has to be in a special category.

The fashion industry needs to wake up.

Read Crystal Renn’s story in this New York Times article. And look at the lovely picture of her above. She doesn’t look plus to me.

I’m Too Sexy for Your Brand, Too Sexy

angelina jolie st. john ad

Angelina Jolie had been replaced as the model for St. John clothing because she’s too famous. The company says she overshadows the brand.

Oh well, they had a good three-year run together. I remember St. John ads from magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. They used to featured the daughter of the company’s founder. But they were always rather conservative in their knitwear. Angelina gave them some street cred.

Read the full story on Yahoo.

One Bare Shoulder For Fall

Baring one shoulder is in.

Sounds a little chilly for Fall, doesn’t it? But for dressy evenings, one bare shoulder can create a lot of drama.

Here are some affordable selections from Bluefly.com:


A.B.S. Black Chiffon One-Shoulder Long Dress – $239

Made of lightweight silk chiffon with a one-shoulder neckline.


BCBG Max Azria Rouge Pleated Jersey One-Shoulder Dress – $247

Made of a mid-weight matter jersey with a pleated neckline and adjustable one-shoulder strap.


Rebecca Taylor Black Tiered Satin One-Shoulder Top – $165

In a lustrous stretch satin with asymmetrical neckline


Betsey Johnson Black Battenburg Lace “Olivia” One-Shoulder Dress – $198

Made of Battenburg lace with satin trim on asymmetrical neckline.


Nicole Miller Purple Matte Jersey One-Shoulder Dress – $153

Made of mid-weight stretch matte jersey knit with asymmetrical neckline and one shoulder strap.


Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Black silk chiffon “Christine” One Shoulder Dress – $417

In semi-sheer silk chiffon with asymmetrical one-shoulder neckline and knot tie at left shoulder.

Quote of the Day: Paris Hilton


Paris Hilton has made it into the latest edition of the Oxford Book of Quotations with:

“Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in.”

Here are some of her fashion moments ranging from casual to downright theatrical.


2009 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 8

Nominees Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt:

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Angelina and Brad


Michael and Kirk Douglas:

Michael and Kirk Douglas

Evan Rachel Wood:

Evan Rachel Wood

Last year’s Best Supporting Actress Tilda Swinton:

Tilda Swinton

2009 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 7

Nominee for Supporting Actress Penelope Cruz:

Penelope Cruz at the Academy Awards

Penelope Cruz on the red carpet

Penelope Cruz with Best Actress nominee Meryl Streep:

Penelope Cruz and Meryl Streep

Penelope Cruz with last year’s Best Actress winner Marion Cotillard:

Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard:

Marion Cotillard at the Oscars

2009 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 6

Best Actor nominee Sean Penn:

Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn

Queen Latifah looking gorgeous as usual:

Queen Latifah on the red carpet

Fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker:

Sarah Jessica Parker on the red carpet

2009 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 5

Best supporting actress nominee Marisa Tomei:

Nominee Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei on the red carpet

Supporting actress nominee Amy Adams on the red carpet:

Amy Adams on the red carpet

Amy Adams at the Academy Awards

Supporting actor nominee Josh Brolin and Diane Lane:

Josh Brolin and Diane Lane

Diane Lane on the red carpet

2009 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 3

Taraji P. Henson, nominated for best supporting actress for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:

]Taraji Henson on the red carpet

Melissa Leo, nominated for best actress for Frozen River:

Melissa Leo at the Oscars

Virginia Madsen looks stunning in red on the red carpet:

Virginia Madsen at the Academy Awards

2009 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 2

Disney’s favorite couple Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens:

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens at the Oscars

Vanessa Hudgens on the red carpetVanessa Hudgens at the Academy Awards

Stars of Slumdog Millionaire:

Stars of Slumdog MillionaireFreida Pinto on the red carpet

Freida Pinto at the Academy Awards