We’ve got a bit of a celebrity girl crush going on…
It can’t have escaped your notice that the effervescent Beth Ditto has launched a fashion collection. At first I was a bit “Hmm” about it because I remember the collaboration she did with Evans a few years back and it was a bit hit and miss.
I actually own a Beth Ditto designed dress from her 2010 Evans collection – the green khaki maxi dress. I love it, it’s so different. But a lot of the collection was a bit, well, Evans, wasn’t it?
Fast forward to 2016 and Beth has been busy working with John Paul Gaultier to come up with an edgy collection that’s actually pretty wearable. She’s also been modelling for Marc Jacobs.
The collection isn’t just on-trend it’s also produced as ethically as possible, made entirely in one factory in Brooklyn. The collection is available in UK sizes 14 to 28, but isn’t the cheapest, with tees selling at around £40, silk dresses for £240 and vintage style denim jackets for £170. The collection is here:
And of course we just had to imagine what some of the designs would look like with Wingz. We think that: this gorgeous Double Bubble dress would look even more fabulous with a sleek pair of lace Wingz.
The Modern Love jumpsuit would look fantastic teamed with contrasting Chiffon Flare Wingz too:
Which Wingz Fashion combinations do YOU think would work?
So, apart from fashion, why do we love Beth?
Beth Ditto is unapologetically authentic
There’s no pretence, she’s been completely honest about her roadkill eating start in life, her sexuality, and everything else. She doesn’t pretend to be anything she’s not.
“I believe I owe all the best parts of my adulthood to embracing my imperfections and showcasing them”
She’s a poster girl for body acceptance
Yes, she’s plus size and doesn’t care if you approve or not. That’s a great thing in today’s image obsessed world, and when someone like Beth comes out there and says she’s happy being who she is, it’s a step forward for acceptance of ALL body types, fat, thin, tall, short, disabled…her assured confidence is an inspiration to any of us concerned about whether we ‘measure up’.
“Here is my prescription to heal all wounds. Watch the film ‘Funny Girl’ at least five times, eat at least 45 chocolate bars, and hang out with all those friends you blew off to hang out with your ex. I truly believe that, through a combination of Nutella, old pals and Barbra Streisand, we can achieve happiness and, very probably, world peace.”
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