Monday, 8 July 2013

~ BRITISH PLUS SIZE AWARDS ~

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You guyyyyyyys!

Okay, so - you know how I love everything and anything British? I have always been a lovely (not-so) little Canadian Anglophile, but my excitement and love for the British are about to hit the roof!

My blog is one of the top six nominees for a British Plus Size Award 2013 in "the Best Blogger and Journalist" category! Please VOTE for me! 

 All of the nominees are incredible people and companies that have brought positive influence to the plus-size community, and definitely deserve your support and recognition! We all fight the good fight, don't we? So please take a moment to give your VOTE to "The Glitter Thread" and to all of the people and brands you believe deserve to be recognized for their efforts and influences this year. ♥ 

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THANK YOU for all of your support and for your votes. KISS KISS and all the love you can handle from me. ;)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

~ SKORCH MAGAZINE High Fashion Issue ~ Featuring Chubby Cartwheels

Hello all my lovely blog readers!

Now, for those of you who are not yet familiar, Skorch Magazine's March Isuue is live now! This month's inspiration? High Fashion. This month's issue features some absolutely gorgeoussss editorials - one shot by the amazingly talented Captured by Chelzea, featuring the beautiful plus model, Jessica Jerome - and the other shot by the talented Emilie Collier, featuring plus model Ava Sfez. We also have an exclusive look at some fab new items from Skorch Blogger (and my lovely friend) Shawna and her edgy plus-size online shop Chubby Cartwheels

And oh, who might that be gracing the pages of this month's High Fashion Issue? She looks familiar, you say? Okay, okay - I'll quit playing coy. Yes, myself (and other lovely Skorch Bloggers) took our own spin on a high-fashion street-inspired look.

I just *adore* epaulettes. We can surely thank Mrs Jones for the popularity of this high-fashion trend, creating the look that has been popular with artists, pop-stars and their music video/concert wear. Ever since they have come on the scene, I have been absolutely obsessed. I love how adding epaulettes to a shirt, dress or jacket immediately bumps the item up into the high-fashion zone, adding a military/warrior/royal/tribal flare to your garment. You can`t get more "Courtney" than that, dearies.

For my shoot, I took my favourite new item - a black velvet bodysuit from Chubby Cartwheels, and paired it with some black tights. The feature here is the bodysuit and the jacket - thus, I didn't want to wear anything distracting on my legs (although, depending on who you are, I'm sure my thunder-thighs serve as a delightful distraction). I took a black leather motor-jacket from Lane Bryant (an old trusty/love from my closet) and added a feather epaulette to the shoulder for that whimsical, warrior-like inspiration for the look.

I'm looking fierce. And I mean - fierce. I could kick some major ass in this outfit.

 

The bodysuit is absolutely amazing. Not only is it profoundly comfortable, but it has *so many possibilities* for use. You can easily pair this bodysuit with a pair of pants (go for that 90s-hipster look), a short or long skirt (a wide belt is calling my name!) or even a pair of studded-denim shorts if you're feeling daring (which, girls - you should be).

Make sure to check out my girl's store Chubby Cartwheels for some amazing, edgy-clothing that is sure to inspire you.

And also make sure you check out the latest issue of SKORCH MAGAZINE for editorials, lookbooks, Blogger photos and more! <3


That's all, my lovelies! Kiss kiss and stay fierce!