Hello lovelies! I’m fresh back from Moda and ready to share sneak peeks of what’s coming next year – but first! I noticed at Moda that once again, the number of brown bras is on the rise, which is great news for women of colour looking for nude bras. I wrote about all of the nude bras available from full-bust brands for the SS16 season earlier this year, and I thought now would be a good time to do the same thing for the current AW16 season. So, here’s what’s available now!
First up, the Parfait Charlotte in Bronze, available soon in 28-40 D-K! I admit, the black piping means it won’t be a perfect nude bra, but I am very glad to finally see a darker shade join this bra’s classic nude-based shades of Peach and Dusty Rose. I’m sure this will look stunning on light and dark skintones alike, and I can’t wait to see how people like it. Continue reading →
For a long time, the full-bust lingerie world has been largely homogeneous when it comes to nude bras: In SS15, there was one brown bra between Freya, Fantasie, Elomi/Goddess, Panache, Gossard and Curvy Kate, and before SS15, it had been pretty much the same. However, the recent overwhelming success of brands such as Nubian Skin seems to have given the lingerie industry the kick it’s needed for a long time.
In the past I have talked about my mental health issues and how it affects my blogging. What I haven’t mentioned on my blog before is that November is a difficult month for me, and in particular, today is a difficult day for me. But this week, I am struggling to think about much else.
Trigger warning: Discussion of street harassment, catcalling and assault.
As many people will have noticed, yesterday was International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a global event, in which many people take the time to celebrate the achievements of feminism and to consider how far we still have to go – and yes, we definitely have a long way to go. Unfortunately, International Women’s Day also seems to enrage or annoy many people, who, rather than taking the time to learn about why the event is still necessary, instead complain, “What’s the point? Women got equality 50 years ago. If women get a day, why is there no International Men’s Day?”. Explaining all of the current issues feminism is tackling is a huge subject, one which I am not going to try to attempt. But, since it’s International Women’s Day, I thought I would take the time to write a short post focused on feminism. In particular, I would like to talk about my experiences with objectification and street harassment.
Femme Nation: Part of a photo series by Hailey Corrall.
Trigger warning: Discussion of fitspo and thinspo, “motivational” images, body shaming, and diet culture
A new year has just started, which for many people will mean making resolutions for the year ahead. By far the most common resolution I hear people making is to lose weight and/or get fit, and lots of women will turn to online fitspo and thinspo communities in order to find motivation, workout ideas, diet plans etc. I am definitely not against anyone wanting to get more in shape, or even to lose weight if that’s what they wish, though I do believe the focus should always be on health and fitness rather than aspiring to an arbitrary number. However, there are various problems in the fitspo and thinspo communities, and since many more people will be looking into them at the moment, it seemed like a good time to talk about some of them. Continue reading →