I LOVE Beth Ditto. Seriously. Love.her.hard.
The frontwoman of The Gossip has an amazing voice and punk rock attitude. And she's fat. And fierce. She's become an unabashed face of fashion for women of abundance, showing up front row at fashion shows and having straight size designers jump at the chance to fit her in something. Now, she can add “designer” to her reproitoire, as she has designed a line for UK-based Evans (and yes, you can order online if you're in the States!) This announcement that came in my email today made me literally squeal out loud. Sorry co-workers.
This is a fabulous article about her. Some excerpts:
“Her body is mesmeric. Rolls and folds topped with an adorable heart-shaped face. Having never had the least desire to paint, I’m suddenly overcome with an urge to take up oils and have a bash at capturing the play of light across her love handles. No wonder she’s a muse to just about every designer going…”
““In case you were wondering, these are real,” she says, cupping her boobs. “But this,” she continues, grabbing a shelf of tummy flab, “is implants.” She honks with laughter and pulls her top back on.””
From one Southern fat girl to another (she's from Arkansas)… Rock on sista!
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