Thursday, November 15, 2012

Totally InStyle

I feel like I've been holding this in forever, and now I can finally share the news: I'm a new contributor to InStyle Magazine! I have a monthly page with tips and style ideas for plus size women, and I couldn't be more honored. Four years ago, I was desperately interviewing at fashion magazines for internship positions, and no one would hire me. I gave up on that, and blogging became its own (amazing) career that has led to more opportunities than I could have ever imagined...and now I've come full circle. More than anything, I'm really happy that another mainstream women's magazine is including a page on plus size fashion--I can only hope the rest follow suit. My debut is in the December issue, which hits stands tomorrow! Make sure you pick up a copy! Photobucket

99 comments:

  1. Amazing news! Congratulations :) xxxx

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  2. Amazing opportunity, congrats! Just goes to show you, never give up on your dreams!

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  3. Absolutely AMAZING news, Gabi! You so deserve it, lady. It looks great!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  5. Wooow Congratulations!! YOu so deserve it!! I am following your blog for a long time already and you are truly an inspiration!! ENjoy!:o) Kerstin xxx

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  6. This is fabulous and I love your picks!

    Congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations and enjoy your new adventure!

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  8. CONGRATS GABI!! I'm most often a lurker on your site but I have been for at least 2 years... it's amazing to see your growth.

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  9. oh my goodness, this is amazing!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  10. YAYYYY! I'm so, so happy for you! I love InStyle because they often show clothing that is realistic for my daily life. I can't wait to pick up a copy of the December issue! :)

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  11. Congrats, I wish you all the success you can handle. lol. Now if we could get a whole section and not just a page. But we gotta start somewhere. Congratulations!!

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  12. Congrats to you!! Its great that your dreams are coming to life!

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  13. This is SO awesome! Congrats Gabi!

    Amberly
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  14. This is so amazing Gabi! Congratulations. If fashion mags continue to take steps to embrace women of all shapes, I might actually start buying them again:)

    hipsandhangers.blogspot.com

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  15. Yes. plus size women are more relevant than ever now. a big thanks goes out to u for that. thank you
    www.thickdaddys.blogspot.com

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  16. Congratulations Gabi!!!!! Will be picking up my copy tomorrow.

    www.curvysoutherner.com

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  17. That's major! Congrats Gabi! Very inspirational!

    www.LongLeggedLife.com

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  18. AMAZING!! Congratulations!!! Step by step we are making it!!! I wish I lived in the States so I could by this magazine every month. Excellent choice!

    XX http://miramodernonosoybethditto.blogspot.com.es

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  19. i actually got my issue in the mail earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised to see your face there! im no longer a plus-sized gal, but the lessons of dressing your shape and body are universal.
    i helpd up the magazine and shouted to my hubby "i read her blog!"
    almost came earlier in the week to congratulate you, so now im glad i didnt spill the beans. :)

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  20. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

    -Kris
    The Kris Bliss

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  21. Congratulations Gabi, it's a great news for fashion.

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  22. I was flipping through this issue (Imma subscriber) and I was like, "WHAT?! That's GABI!!". Sooo happy for you. What an amazing opportunity. InStyle is very lucky to have you! :D

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  23. You are indeed Blessed to do what you are passionate about and that you enjoy! Just remember from whom all blessings flow and enjoy the ride that he has you on.

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  24. CONGRATS Gabi you made it! You never gave up and you suceeded! Now is the time to start writing a book. . .

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  25. Congratulations!!!! I've been following your blog since the very beginning and I can't express how happy and proud of you I am.

    Keep up the FANTASTIC work.

    -Tiffany

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  26. Congrats Gabi!!! This is absolutely wonderful. I will definitely subscribe now.

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  27. This is good news. VERY good news. So, congrats! Now if only they'll start using models that are above size 12, because the ones in the picture still look nothing and are far more skinnier and easier to find clothes and looks for compared to my size 22.

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  28. THRILLED for you, and very glad InStyle took this step. Am DISTURBED by how much I like that Dress Barn dress, which is messing with my worldview and general position on Dress Barn.

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    1. HA! Totally agree re: Dress Barn :)

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  29. I remember when you were "young fat and fabulous" and thought this girl is so bad ass. Congrats baby, that just goes to show good things come to those who hustle, persist, and follow their heart. You deserve this so so so much. Congrats!

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  30. Well done Gabi!!!! an inspiration to fellow bloggers! wish you all the best with your new project!!!!

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  31. Congrats Gabi! I will be subscribing just so I can read your column!!!

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  32. Gabi,
    I'm just a lurker, but I read you pretty regularly. I just wanted to congratulate you on all your success! It's amazing to me how so many talented young women like you, can hustle and make their dreams come true! It's really inspiring! I'm so glad for you! Can't wait to read your column!

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  33. I was so excited when I saw this, because , no offense to other girls that have done this in the past, but you're not going to be boring!!!!! Hooray! You won't tell us to wear a tent and belt it; you'll actually give us FASHION!
    Congratulations Gabi, I'm so inspired by you, I actually feel like maybe one day I might get to do this too :)
    Lynne
    www.dollfacedlynne.blogspot.com

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  34. Congrats I've liked your blog for a few years now and I've been a faithful Instyle reader for even longer so the two together should be great I will be reading.


    www.chantelovesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  35. Congratulations! I love InStyle and am so happy that are addressing the plus size audience. I'd love for you to tell us some of the best sources for wide calf boots, preferably in leather. Thanks

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  36. I am so doggone proud of you Gabi, you are truly an inspiration!!!!

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  37. This is so awesome!! Congrats to you and THANK YOU for starting to pave the way for the rest of us curvy girls!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  38. Oh fun! COngratulations. I am really glad for you!

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  39. Congrats!!! What amazing news! :) Keep doing your thing, Gabi!

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  40. Yay, Go GAAAAABI! You are the role model that I would love my daughter to look up to any day. Continue to prosper and everything else will fall into place.

    - Ashley
    afabtail.com

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  41. This is wonderful!! All your hard work and perseverance paid off. I will now be buying InStyle on a more regular basis!

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  42. I'm a lurker as well. Congratulations and I definitely be picking up a copy of InStyle this weekend :).

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  43. Congrats! Well deserved!
    Samantha
    www.thingsicovet.tumblr.com

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  44. Gabi, when we go through many things in order to get what we want so badly, it all happens eventually. You have an amazing work as a blogger and I am so sure that you'll rock the InStyle issues with your tips, and meeting you personally confirmed my suspicions, you are so dear and sweet, that made me even more fan of your work! When we do things with love, we conquer anything, and you're getting, hun!
    Going to search all international newsstands here in São Paulo in order to get the December tips!
    Cheers from Brazil! <3

    www.gordita.com.br

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  45. Congratulations! It has been so inspiring watching you as a person grow, along with your blog. I first heard of your blog through your appearance on The Today Show earlier this year and immediately checked out your site. I started from the beginning and read every one of your posts! As a new blogger and someone who struggles everyday to feel comfortable in my own skin, I look to you and see how far you've come and it's truly, truly is inspiring!! I can't wait to hear the rest of your exciting news....my guess is you have a clothing line in the works ;)

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  46. Wow! Congratulations! That's awesome news. Keep up the good work
    mychicstyle.tumblr.com

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  47. Congratulations! I *love* InStyle, and I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to read relevant tips in the December issue. :)

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  48. I cant find the black dress on Sonsi :/ and CONGRATS!!! xo

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  49. ...found it, so many dresses! you rock

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  50. just when i thought i didn't need any more magazine subscriptions--i may have to start reading instyle--congratulations!(i've lurked and loved your blog for quite a while) and must say you are truly inspirational!!

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  51. This is great, Gabi! Congratulations :) You are such an inspiration.

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  52. this is so fantastic!congratulations!!i feel like sitting down and taking notes from you.i wish i could have you as my mentor!i really mean it!

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  53. wow Gabi
    Congrats!!! I hradly ever comment but I just love you!
    Wishing you all the sucess in the future
    Xo
    Nn

    http://allmyfavouritethings.co.uk

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  54. You're an inspiration and a trailblazer for a lot of women, Gabi. Congratulations on your success!

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  55. Congrats I am so happy for u! And looking forward to your monthly contributions to In Style

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  56. Congrats!!! It is so nice to know that a fellow blogger whom I follow faithfully has been afforded so a great opportunity. It is also good that InStyle is also one of my faves. So, when I pick up my issue each month at my local store I will be excited to see what you have to say. And steal a tip or two.
    www.divinedivastyle.com

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  57. Congrats Lady!!! I JUST renewed my subscription last month so you just added to my joy at having Instyle back in my life after a 2 year hiatus!

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  58. Ciao...Molti Complimenti, Congratualtions!!
    Wishing You the Best!
    Ciao from Italy

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  59. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing this each month!

    xoxo

    Reign
    www.thefashionreign.com

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  60. That is too neat! I love seeing all the great things you've been doing-- it seems like things just keep going better and better for you, and it makes me happy. Congrats!! :D

    http://byehollywood.blogspot.com/

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  61. Congrast!! I'll start getting Intyle a lot more regular now!!

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  62. I LOVED seeing you in the contributors page when I opened my InStyle a couple days ago.. I moved it around my husband's face saying:: "THIS IS GABBI!! A blogger I have been following for years" (Only to see a "What-the-hell -are- you talking -about- face from him.)

    I feel so proud of being your follower and so proud of your achievements...

    Congratulations!!

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  63. Congrats! That is amazing news. Its great that fashion magazines are finally starting to run plus size features!
    Daisy Dayz
    Cross-Jones-Photography

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  64. Well done Gabi, just found your blog because of your addition to InStyle. Really great that you'll get a chance to promote plus size fashion!

    Best wishes Joanna

    Vida Moda | European Designer Fashion For Curvy Women

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  65. Congratulations Gabi. So ironic I gave up my subscription to Instyle due to being frustrated of not being represented on any pages. What an amazing feat for us + sizes! Thank you!

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  66. Congratulation!!
    takes a look at my blog when you have a moment thank you! http://inyasuniverse.blogspot.be/

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  67. Hii..I'm from Indonesia, n it's so difficult for me to find plus size blogger, but through ur blog i can learn something.
    It's very dissappointed coz I can't find ur magazine in here.

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  68. Wow! Great entry! Love your suggestions! And i like that black and white blazer!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  69. Congrats!
    It's so nice to see a magazine picking up good things for plus size woman.
    I hope others will follow!

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  70. I love this article and this blog! I will definitely support and continue to follow!

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  71. Yay! Congratulations! Looks like a great page.

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  72. Congratulations! I love the bright green dress from DressBarn.

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  73. Amazing :) Congrats :) !!!


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  74. Congrats Gabi!!!!!!
    Now with you there, hopefully they will give you more than one page!

    xo jessica kane www.lifeandstyleofjessica.com

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  75. I love your blog ! <3
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  76. OH MY GOD BLACK PUMPS IN WIDE WIDTHS!! WHAT MAGIC WILL THEY CONJURE NEXT??? i'm kidding...just a little sarcasm for the gabi...that jibri skirt is bombtastic! that's not sarcasm...

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  77. WOW!!! Congratulations on this feature. Amazing.
    http://www.andreafenise.com

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  78. wow, nice one! congratulations gabi!

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  79. Wow! This is SO ah-mazing! Congratulations on all of your success!! You are definitely an inspiration and a door opener! LOVE it!

    Tiff
    www.lacenleopard.com

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