This comes hard on the heels of the not-so-startling news that I want to be a retro pin-up. Sick of looking at clothes and having no conception of what they would look like on me, I started thinking about women of my shape or my style that I could refer to for advice and inspiration. Frankly, when you’re a curvy kind of creature, it’s nice to look at things like this:
…. but what would it look like on me? What would it look like on any person with hips, or boobs, or chubby legs, or whatever else? Stick insects are BORING. We’re not all born looking like giraffes. I like my body the way it is, and dammit, I want reference points, too.
So here is my personal, gradually growing list of style icons, both real and characterised:
Blair Waldorf – Ok, so she’s tiny and trendy, but her style is grand and I do so love a brown-eyed bad guy.
And brand new entry, Elizabeth Green, who is apparently one of the world’s most famous plus-sized models. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a famous plus-sized model, awesome.