It’s no secret that the fashion industry has a skewed representation of Real Women. Debates have raged on for years over the weight and age requirements of runway models, who skew towards the underaged and pin thin.
Instead of trying to make everyone fit into a neat little box, we at Fashion Bomb Daily try to do something different: celebrate stylish women and men of all shapes, sizes, colors, and backgrounds.
The other day, a bit of a debate erupted after I posted a few lively street style pictures from Tobago Fashion Weekend (see the comments here). A few people were commenting about my body and making assumptions about my health. Words like obese were being thrown around.
Truth be told, my metabolism isn’t what it was when I was in college or high school, but I am very conscious about having a healthy, strong body. I pay attention to what I eat and work out at least 3 times a week.
Even if I may be considered plus sized by industry standards, I created Fashion Bomb to celebrate all women, particularly those who don’t see themselves in fashion magazines. From the super curvy to the thim slicks, from the brick houses to the skinny minnies, and everyone in between. Though our plus sized coverage could be better, I do my best to showcase voluptuous ladies with lots of style in our Bombshell of the Day category to keep you inspired.
I hope you guys can view Fashion Bomb Daily as a positive place where we can discuss not just fashion but body issues related to style. I don’t think the media addresses this issue or this demographic enough, so I’ll do my best to service all your concerns, wardrobe queries, and much more.