BIG NEWS EVERYONE! I have been waiting to share this news with you all for several months but now that I finally can, here it goes… I have been invited to speak at the 4th Annual Fat Activism Conference this fall. I am so excited & totally honoured! Continue reading “I’m Speaking at the Fat Activism Conference!”
As I will discuss more in my next post featuring Panache, they have a few distinct collections. This blog post talks about CLEO by Panache, which I would define as their fun line. Some might refer to it as their younger line but I don’t like defining things that way. Perhaps we could meet in the middle and call it their trendier collection. Continue reading “CLEO by Panache – The Fun Collection”
Panache has three main collections; Panache, Panache Black, and Cleo by Panache. They also have Sculptresse which is their plus size based brand. This blog post focuses on the Black Collection from Panache, specifically the Ardour set. It is their sexier collection. The one made for those who want to show off a little bit. Keep in mind Panache is a large cup brand, not necessarily a plus size brand.
Who doesn’t love a comfy pair of pjs to lounge in? Personally, I think these Foxers Boxers are the perfect summer alternative to long sleeves and flannel pants. Especially given the built in bra and pockets, yes pockets in your undies! Comfy, casual, but still totally sexy. Continue reading “Foxers: Boxers For Femmes”
Can shapewear be body positive? I know some of you have already decided that you know the answer and don’t need to read this, but hear me out for a second. Isn’t the desire to stop wearing shapewear exactly why body positivity was created, or at least one of the reasons why? Wearing it can’t possibly be body positive right? But is it really that simple? Given the body positive movement is so closely associated with feminism we need to prioritize freedom of choice for all people, but especially for marginalized people. We need to ensure that all women are allowed to make all the choices they want. So while for some, body positivity may mean ditching shapewear, for others it may mean giving it a try for the first time. Still, hanging this complex issue on the choice argument is not good enough. We need to look deeper than that.
Yep, I know, that’s a huge title but I honestly feel that this one brand is completely deserving of being awarded for the best body positive campaign ever! I say this for a few reasons. First, they have already done two full photo shoots and resulting advertisements for this new campaign. They have shown a strong commitment to keeping their ads body positive and inclusive moving forward. They promised the first one wouldn’t be a one off and they have actually stayed true to their word. Second, the brand has always worked with diverse models and a wide range of bloggers, myself included, so this move to include real women seems natural and not forced as it does with so many other brands. Continue reading “The Most Body Positive Ad Campaign Ever!”
It’s been one year since I started the Body Positive Babe blog on January 6th, 2016. Interesting in that 6 is my favourite number and yet I just realized this coincidence now as I typed out the full date. Also, a pretty cool coincidence is the fact that this is my 100th blog post, a double celebration! So I thought, especially as it is also a new calendar year, it would be a good time to reflect on all I have accomplished. 2016 was the year I created and launched my own blog, but also my very own signature scent! Plus I have all the details on a huge giveaway valued at over $500 total, you don’t want to miss this opportunity. Continue reading “One Year Later: A Blogger’s First Year In Review”
Here’s the thing about New Years, it could be an absolutely beautiful time of year. It could be a time for reflection, especially since most of us get a day off from work and quite frankly from doing much else because everyone is also off and at home. It could be a time for relaxation and renewal for all the same reasons. It could be a time to spend with friends, family, and other loved ones. Instead, it is a time of year when a huge number of people are made to feel shitty about their bodies as a result of the massive influx of diet, exercise, and weight loss advertisements. Continue reading “New Year, Same You, Different View”
Did you know that corsets, bustiers, and waist trainers are not synonyms for the same thing? They are actually all completely different items with their own design features and purposes. Many mainstream and popular lingerie brands are incorrectly using these terms interchangeably and contributing to the confusion. Consumers need to know the real meaning behind these words so they are satisfied with their purchase having received what they intended to. So what are the main differences between the three options? Cost, material, purpose, and design. Continue reading “The Difference Between Corsets & Bustiers”
Are you still doing your holiday shopping, like me? I’m normally quite well organized and ready for the holiday season well in advance but this year is an exception. One major gift for someone very special was finally sorted out today. I still have at least two more gifts to purchase tomorrow on December 23rd. And I have absolutely no wrapping paper or gift cards to use. So it is a good thing I have the day off work to take care of these last minute purchases before our celebrations begin on December 24th. Continue reading “Last Minute Gift Ideas For Body Positive Babes”