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Monday 20 August 2012
Fashion Opinion

that’s not my size

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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There are lots of fashion labels and companies that have savvy fashion marketing and do it well. Domino Dollhouse, an independent American plus size brand is one such company I can think of. Autograph, an Australian brand, does a relatively decent job too. Then, there are the companies that make you think, at best, that…
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Monday 13 August 2012
Opinion

witchery introduces a size sixteen

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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This morning, I was reluctantly watching Sunrise (I know, I know) when, what I assume is a regular rotating panel of women came on to discuss the current issues. One of today’s current issues was: Australian retailer, Witchery, is now introducing a size sixteen to their range. The women were asked what they thought of…
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Monday 6 August 2012
Opinion

the olympic women

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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The Olympics are occurring as I type and what better way to comment on them than to make disparaging and sexist comments on the women athletes and their bodies! Why, that’s my favourite thing to do! We’ve all heard the speculation that was around before Leisel Jones, Australian Olympic swimmer, competed in the Games. Why,…
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Monday 30 July 2012
Fashion Opinion

plus size ‘role’ models and body politics

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Clementine Ford recently wrote an article about our obsession with plus sized role models over at Daily Life. She speaks about the “real woman” debate (we all know my feelings on that, repeat ad nauseum until I’m blue in the face) and the pitting of women against women. She makes mention of the fact that…
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Monday 23 July 2012
Opinion

fashion and feminism in blogging

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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As well as writing here, for Lip, I also write a fashion blog – Australian Fatshion. I focus mainly on fashion trends for each season, where to get them in plus sizes and how to wear them. I sometimes run competitions and talk about clothes I’ve bought myself or things I want to buy. I…
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Tuesday 17 July 2012
Opinion

the hypersexualisation of fat bodies and the modelling industry

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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It’s Fashion Week in Berlin and plus sized brand Navabi has pulled a stunt that will surely get them worldwide attention. I’m talking about it and I’m seeing people on Twitter talking about it. They sent a model, walking the streets of Berlin, not in their clothing, but nude. Like a fat Lady Godiva, without…
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Wednesday 11 July 2012
Featured Opinion

kellogg’s: body positive crusaders or clever marketers?

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Recently, I read this article, linked to me by the wonderful Jo, here at lip. It ties in what I was speaking about in my previous article – co-opting body positive speech and using my pet hate phrase, “real women.” I won’t rant any more about the phrase; I believe I covered it enough in…
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Wednesday 4 July 2012
Culture

can we bin the phrase “real women”, city chic?

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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If the first rule of the internet is ‘Never read the comments; the second must surely be – ‘Once it’s out there, it’s out there. Ain’t no goin’ back.’ Recently, a friend of mine brought something icky to my attention. She was on the City Chic Facebook page when she noticed they’d put up one…
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Wednesday 27 June 2012
Culture Opinion

stocky bodies: no more “headless fatties”

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Since last year, I’ve been a participant in a project with Dr Lauren Gurrieri and Issac Brown. Lauren is a marketing academic based in the Business school at Griffith University in Queensland and Issac is a photographer and lecturer at the Queensland College of Art also at Griffith University in Queensland. The project has involved…
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Sunday 24 June 2012
Opinion

my apple bottom will wear those jeans; my doughnut belly will rock that bikini

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Other hemispheres are going into summer right now, which means, for them, swimsuit season. I’m sure they’re getting bombarded from all angles about having the “right” body to wear swimsuits. Luckily, fatshionista Gabi Gregg has given a giant middle finger to that rhetoric and posted a series of photographs of her fabulous fat self in a…
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Tuesday 19 June 2012
Opinion

retailers: pick up your game!

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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For those of us who are at the larger end of the size spectrum, or at the smaller end, it can be incredibly difficult to buy clothing in your size in stores. Forget buy – it can be incredibly difficult to FIND clothing in your size in the stores. No wonder why so many of…
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Tuesday 12 June 2012
Opinion

one woman’s story about fat discrimination and a plea for kindness

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Recently, a friend of mine, Kath, appeared in an article in the June issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly. I remember her talking about it when it was happening and how excited she was. I even got to see a sneak peek photograph of the shoot and it looked AMAZING. It is a largely positive…
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Monday 4 June 2012
Featured Opinion

on gok’s fashion fix and looking your “best”

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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The other week I got to watch some Foxtel while I was housesitting for a friend. At home, I never get command of the television and it usually doesn’t bother me. I don’t really watch a lot of television ON television nowadays anyway. This time, however, I definitely got my fill. Four days’ worth of…
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Sunday 27 May 2012
Fashion Opinion

my bikini body

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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I recently purchased my first bikini since god remembers when. I definitely haven’t worn one since I started developing boobs and hips. It is retro-fab, which lately is the only type of swim suit I own. My one-pieces (apart from the sturdy black racerback I wear swimming laps) are all along these lines. Think skirted,…
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