Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hey, Doll

I've styled a good number of people in my life, but never have I styled an illustrated character...until now. When I saw Melody Moore post a fabulous illustrated plus size girl in the Fatshionista community, I asked her if she would be willing to share some of her work with my readers. We collaborated via e-mail and decided that I would send over links to outfits I put together, and she would draw them up. I couldn't be happier with the result! I like this method so much more than photoshopping simple wishlists. Let me know what you guys think!

Get These Looks!
Look 1 (Date Night): Torrid Blazer, Evans White Tank, Old Navy Pencil Skirt, Evans Net Tights, F21 Necklace
Look 2 (Daytime): Old Navy Cardigan, Torrid Burnout Tee, Torrid Skinny Jeans, F21 Flats, F21 Bag, F21 Necklace
Look 3 (Night Out): Evans Dress (not yet available, to be released soon), Bakers Booties, Aldo Clutch


Look 1 styled by Melody, Looks 2 & 3 styled by Gabi.
To see more of Melody's fabulous work, visit her portfolio: www.melody-moore.com

29 comments:

  1. Great collabo! Melody is supremely talented.

    Look 1 (Date Night) and Look 2 (Daytime) are so me! lol. It's freakin' me out, actually. I like the dress in Look 3 (Night Out) because of the color. I heart purple.

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  2. these are so cute! i'm def WAITING for the purple dress from evans!

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  3. OMG I love this collaboration! Posts like these are one of the reasons why I love your blog so much--there is so much variety of content. I think the one in the middle is my favorite. OMG I want those jeans! xo

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  4. i LOVE this. Reminds me of this FLICKR pool: http://www.flickr.com/groups/whatiworetodaydrawings/pool/

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  5. Gabi this is fantastic! I would like seeing how the outfits look on different bodies!

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  6. This is hotter than hot. I love these illustrations. I love that purple dress.

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  7. they're great and she's really talented, but at the same time you can't really translate the texture or quality of items this way. but that's just me!

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  8. @Catty, yeah I understand, but that's why there are links to the products! :) I think it's still a good way of seeing how different items work together as a whole look, since there is no way (without the funds etc) to have a real model wearing different things from different stores all in one outfit

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  9. I think she's a great artist and the girls are adorable. They're fab.

    BUT.

    Their heads are kind of small for their bodies. Actually, they look like skinny girl's heads on slightly bigger bodies. Okay, their hips are wider. But what's with the sharp jawlines? The jutting clavicles? The thighs not touching? I look at these girls and think, "Where's the chubs?"

    Plz put the fat back in YFF.

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  10. I think I am actually wearing that cardigan in style 2 today, but I have matched it with lane bryant version of skinny jeans the yellow style I think, and t-shirt from there as well. ( i know lane bryant...the antithesis of fashionable fat girl clothes) but I am not that fashionable, so the cardigan was actually a venture outside my comfort zone. So I am very excited to see it on your blog.

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  11. I think the illustrations are great, because there's a need to show beautiful, idealized women who aren't skinny. Also, they're extremely professional looking. I've tried doing fat fashion drawings, too, and mine are a lot rougher. (For example, here - http://deeleigh.livejournal.com/16265.html). I'd love to find out how you draw them.

    At the same time, people are right - they don't show the clothes realistically. They're good for putting fashion ideas out there, but I wouldn't buy something expecting it to look (on me) like it does in the drawing. Back in the day, when my measurements were 42-32-48 and I looked sort of like those drawings, nothing fit me. My waist was at least two sizes smaller than my hips. So, the people who the clothes fit don't look like the drawings, and people who look (sort of) like the drawings would find that the clothes don't fit like they do in the pictures - or don't fit at all.

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  12. I think you all have valid points and I'm sure Melody is grateful for your feedback! I do just want to point out though @deeleigh, the same could be said for models re: fit. Models (straight & plus sized) almost never show the clothes "realistically," considering clothing rarely fits most people like it fits the models. Usually things are tucked and pinned on to made to look as if they fit perfectly in photo shoots. Just my two cents!

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  13. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! IT IS VERY reminiscent OF "THE POCKET STYLIST" BY KENDALL FARR WHERE EVERYTHING WAS ILLUSTRATED BY ANJA KROENCKE WHO ALSO DID SOME ILLUSTRATIONS FOR an INSTYLE MAGAZINE issue THAT WAS stellar!!! I HOPE TO SEE MORE OF THIS ON YOUR BLOG...IT BRINGS A WHOLE NEW ENERGY to the table really!!

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  14. oh my god! so cute!!!
    love love love it!!!!

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  15. i agree with alex(andra), these are totally awesome and beautifully done but man it sucks that even illustrated fatties seem to be touched up! they have no tummies, sharp skinny faces, thighs that don't even come close to touching...doesn't sound like any fat girl i know.

    oh and p.s. those evans tights oh my godddd.

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  16. I thought this was more about highlighting the styles than the models' sizes? I didn't even take notice of the how "non-fat" they were because I was drawn more to the styles and how Gabi put them together.

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  17. i love the first look sans the shoes

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  18. i agree with ms. royal reigns fashion is about the imagination and style is how you put that imagination to good use for YOURSELF!!! i dream in HD technocolor baby!!! lol

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  19. i agree w/mr.royal too she's just showing different styles together not how they are suppose to look on your body type & i love the first & second look

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  20. I love those looks! Maybe not the shoes from look 1, but other than that, they're awesome! I would so rock those outfits! Sigh... if only the funds were there.. LOL.

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  21. I wish there where blogs like this for guys. I'm a graphic designer and love fashion and sometimes it's hard to shop for clothes and look good.

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  22. they all have the same body type. how about some variety? not everyone is the "perfect" hourglass.

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  23. It takes some thought and practice to get insight into how a particular body type looks in different poses. It's easiest to start out with a body type that's similar to your own, so that you can use yourself as a model. I think that once you do that, then maybe you can starting working out how a variety of body shapes move and settle. People who draw conventional fashion sketches only use one body type - and it's easy to draw because it's straight and simple. Sometimes they even draw the same pose over and over again. Notably, she IS rotating her curvier standard fashion body into different poses.

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  24. Adore all three looks! Id def wear them all.

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  25. I love this and can't wait to see more. For some reason, these cartoons make me want to go see the clothes!

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  26. The illustrations and the fashions look very nice. Very tasteful and talented. It was nice seeing fashions actually worn by plus size models in your earlier post as well.

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  27. Theses are great. I hope to see more or something like it.

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