Fatshion Real Talk

Phat, Fat Peacock
(OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE RUE 107 CATSUIT)

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Hola! I’ve been absent, but guess who just signed a lease on an apartment in Boston? MEEEEEEEE! Well, apparently it’s not definitely ours just yet because the American real estate world happens differently to here in Australia, but whatevs – i’m allowing myself to get excited already!

So i’ve been meaning to post about this amazing fatsuit catsuit that I bought from one of my (now) very favourite designers – Rue 107. I stumbled across them earlier this year when I was looking for something absolutely show-stopping to wear to the Curvy Couture Roadshow after party. It was going to be my first proper runway walk (and for 8 designers, no less), as well my birthday, and my boyfriend had just moved to Melbourne (for me… *shucks*)! I was guessing i’d better treat his eyeballs real nice and find something that made me look and feel INCREDIBLE. I had plans to make myself a pastel rainbow faux fur collared cape for aaaaages (as you do), and other plans to DIY an in-your-face feather head dress inspired by Isabella Blow (as you do). And I had an inkling this was going to be my opportunity for both…

First off, I was super nervous about purchasing this item cos it was definitely one of those things that was either going to be amazing, or hideous. All of the Curve models on the Rue 107 site are tremendous babes of epic proportions, but I had literally no idea how this suit would play out on me, because of my distinct lack of ass. If we’re Instagram friends, you will be well aware of how often I lament this fact. We all know, curves are acceptable if they’re in the ‘right places’ and of a certain proportion. Mine are not. And as much as I have spent many a year pining for the shape of those girls on the Rue site, I never ever will be that way. And over time, that fact is getting more and more ok with me. So, I sucked it up and took a chance, and holy shit i’m stoked I did.

See here, for all the fun times:

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I actually forgot to wear this head piece the night of the show, so I was excited to replicate the outfit (sans my incredible runway makeup, sadly) for these photos. Speaking of which, while Sam and I were out taking the photos, we had a hilarious exchange with a drunk woman in a muumuu who sauntered down off her balcony and crossed the street to us while we were wrapping. It went something like this:

Drunk Woman: WHAT ARE YOU SHOOTING FOR?
Me: Pardon?
DW: WHAT’S THIS PHOTO SHOOT FOR?
Me: Ummm… a private blog.
DW: FOR OVERSIZE?
Me: Pardon?
DW: IS IT OVERSIZE?
Me: Ummm… no? (I then clicked maybe she’d merged ‘overweight’ with ‘plus-size’ and I was just like wtf….)
DW: WELL, I’M A STYLIST. I JUST WORKED MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK. AND CAN I JUST SAY YOU NEED TO JUST HAVE FUN WITH THIS. JUST – HAVE FUN! LIKE, PUT YOUR THUMB (as she grabs my hand) AND PUT IT JUST IN THERE AND PULL YOUR TOP DOWN A BIT AND LOOK SEXY INTO THE CAMERA.

I legitimately didn’t know what to say at this point, so I was just like “umm ok, thanks” and thankfully she retreated to her balcony of judgement, leaving me with a mixture of amusement, embarrassment and an unhealthy dose of anger.

I ask you, dear reader, to please view the photos above (all taken before she came over). Does it SEEM as though I was NOT having fun with this outfit? Does it? Hmmm. Well, just in case you haven’t found me fun enough, this one’s for you. And the drunk, arrogant stylist.

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Now go and check out Rue 107! I originally had some troubles with their website registering the wrong international shipping price, but their customer service was OUTSTANDING and we even had a super cute skype call. I can’t wait And if you haven’t purchased from them before, make sure to use the code #newruegirl and get 10% off your first order!

Now fly, my pretty peacocks! FLY!

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  • Kayla

    Thank you for being one of the awesome bloggers to pop-up when I did a search for “fat catsuit” after “plus-size catsuit” had nothing. You look amazing! 🙂

    • Oh my goodness what a BEAUTIFUL COMMENT! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me – I hope you found yourself an amazing fat catsuit and feel like the rad babe i’m sure you are 🙂 🙂 x