As a child of the technology generation I spend an awful lot of time on the internet. Heck, I even browse while I poop. As I’m sure you’re aware, there is A LOT of awesome stuff happening out there. For all of it’s downfalls, I am so grateful that I was born in a time where I have so much information and inspiration constantly at my fingertips.
A lot of the blogs I follow compile a weekly list of things that they love, and I think that’s really cool cos it serves as a way of cataloguing online exposure/exploration, and it’s also pretty indicative of how our brains work. They all have snazzy alliteration names, like “Things I Love Thursday”, or “Friday Favourites”. I’m not really cool like that, so mine is just going to be called SPLOOSH TUESDAY. Cos I’m classy.
This is James Aitken – he is Australia’s FIRST “plus-size” male model. Like, legit; he’s signed with BGM. Don’t believe me? His portfolio is HERE.
Now although he’s a long way from fat or even big (with a 110cm waist), there definitely is a far cry between James, and a model like this:
YSL 2013 collection, Paris.
After all the banging on that happens about body positivity in the female arena, men are totally overlooked and it’s easy to forget that they cop it, too. So, my feeling is that James Aitken is a step in the right direction. A small step, but a step nontheless. Viva La Revolution!
For anyone who knows me, you’ll know that I LOVE Japanese culture. Nearly everything about it, including (especially!) their whacky and eccentric approach to fashion. I first went to Tokyo when I was 11, and my innocent young eyes were perverted in the very best way when we set foot in Harajuku. I don’t necessarily have a Japanese-inspired look, but I own a lot of small kawaii pieces that I like to mix in as part of my style.
As such, I’m SUPER EXCITED to discover that there’s a new shop opening in Shibuya, called “Punyus”, and they stock straight AND plus-size sizes! And better yet, theit catalogues feature small and big girls modelling the EXACT. SAME. OUTFIT. And best yet, they will have an ONLINE STORE! Get outta town! Word on the grapevine is you’ll have to organise a third party for shipping, but hey that’s totally doable. Then again, with the prices Jetstar have on direct flights from Australia to Japan at the moment, I may just have to GO!
This is just downright exciting, but it’s also really awesome for the girls of Japan – we think we have discrimination in the Western World, but in Japanese culture, even just being a *little* bit fat is a massive no-no. Take a look at this photo below: the percentage rating system is based on how fat the girl is:
While Japan is very slowly starting to come around, the Japenese cyber community has produced a good-humoured name for us fatties: Marshmallow Girls. I LOVE IT.
Although this doesn’t make me *sploosh *, I was really saddened by the passing of Mickey Rooney yesterday. I don’t think he was an amazing person, but he had some really great on-screen characters that are very dear to my heart. Anyway, I bet now he’s drinking sodas with Judy. RIP Mickey. xx
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am seriously FROTHING to get me some of these amazing pieces. I NEED the Beat it Creep t-shirt, and I just WISH Tracy’s Roach Dress came in any colour other than pink, but hey, maybe I can make an exception.
This is a hilarious, heart-warming and all-round good advice list. Definitely check it out, and let Lexi know which is your favourite! You’ll see my favourite 2 in the comments on her page 🙂
Lastly but not leastly, the work of my friend Isabel Peppard – stop motion animator, director, SPFX artist, everything good and fun. Izzy is such an amazingly beautiful person, inside AND out, and her talent is incomparable. I recently had the privilige of (finally) getting to see her stop motion animation short “Butterflies”, and it made me cry. It’s not available online at the moment, but I think it will be on the SBS sometime soon, so i’ll mention when it happens.
Until then, here is the WEBSITE ,which gives you a taste of the beauty, style and story.
Izzy’s currently working on her first feature length film, and I am SO STOKED for her, that she has this amazing opportunity, and for us, that we will get to experience it once it is finished.