Dear Mainstream Fashion,
Last year I wrote you a letter thanking you for your part in taking the plus size fashion community to new heights. Considering our still tension filled relationship I thought I needed to write you again on behalf of the plus size fashion community.
There are literally hundreds of stories daily of how your attempts to steal, kill, and destroy the success of plus size fashion and the components related to it. It is almost as if you are some sort of supernatural demon that has chosen to discriminate against those who do not look or think the way you do. As I stated last year, thank you. Our success came despite your best efforts to destroy all that we have worked hard for and continue to work for..
Thank goodness for the plus size women like Tiffany Jones, editor of POSE Magazine who demanded trendy clothing and modeling. Thank goodness for Plus Model Magazine and Full Figured Fashion Week™. Without these niches there would be no stage for Full Figure Plus or the hundreds of plus size blogs and designers who are looking to right the wrong you have placed on the plus size community for decades.
As I already said, without your help dozens of plus size designers would not exist. Without your interference hundreds of plus friendly websites, modeling agencies, photographers could not exist. It’s a shame that we had to force our way into a world we should have been included from the very beginning. I guess I should thank you again for reminded me what resolve is in terms of getting what I honestly should not have to fight for.
Thank goodness we are seeing less and less plus size issues of magazines and the plus size clothing section buried so deep within websites they cannot be found. You managed to claim Eloquii, but to be honest it was not much of a lose considering the poor marketing methods that had people wondering who they were in the first place.
There are so many people and businesses that I have met as a result of your actions I should thank you for helping me to create a business that talks about other plus size businesses. I will be celebrating ten years of blogging in 2015 and its all thanks to you.
While there is lots to thank you for in your narrow minded excellence I have to say that I still feel a bit sorry for you. When you did realize the plus size fashion sector was profitable you made an attempt to enter the arena but did so without much thought and without talking to the plus size people that for so long you have ignore. Take my advice, before your next failed attempt to woo the community, why don’t you try talking to members of the community first.
Glen L Johnson, MBA
Plus Size Blogger
P.S. I am sure you will miss the point of this as well mainstream fashion. That’s fine we made it this far without you and will keep moving without you. P.P.S: I know you will probably not read this letter and that’s fine. We will keep moving and talking to you even though to you we do not exist.