Y’all, Sweet Machine’s moving tomorrow, Fillyjonk’s off to the beach, and I’ve got 85 things on my plate. (No wonder I’m fat. HAW!) Sadly, the harassment thread is still going strong with over 400 comments, but I thought I’d give you a few new things to discuss while we’re more-or-less away.
1) A WSJ article on plus-size fashion, featuring the very old news that some designers are pretentious assholes about the thought of fatties wearing their “art,” and some designers are savvy businesspeople who recognize that fat folks have money, too. I should probably hate Tadashi Shoji for admitting flat out that he knows he has us over a barrel and can therefore charge more for plus sizes, but I just can’t. I admire people who recognize business opportunities that should bloody well be obvious, so anyone who looks at the plus-size market and says, “It’s money dangling in front of your eyes” gets a thumbs-up from me. Also, I really, really want this dress and an occasion to wear it.
He would, of course, get a much bigger thumbs-up from me if his plus sizes went above 24.
2) Tara Parker-Pope really seems to be catching on.
3) Lesley has an excellent response to a surprisingly not awful article about WLS.
Okay, discuss away. We’ll be back when we can.