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!