Talking Fashion with Care Abilities

Talking Fashion with Care Abilities

Today's post is all about being seen and heard. If you'd like to hear what I have to say about fashion and disability listen to my interview on Care Abilities at CA 15: Alicia Searcy on Fashion, Style and Choreoathetotic Cerebral Palsy.  Also, last month we attended a local county's benefit version of Dancing with the Stars featuring some of it's most illustrious residents - which, of course, includes my friend Sunny Fitz of Sunnyband.

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Fashion Is For Every Body

Fashion Is For Every Body

It's been a little over three years since I started writing spashionista.com. Within that period of time the fashion-bloggersphere has expanded exponentially. That's not necessarily a good thing. Often bloggers get so caught up with the trendy, upscale aspects of fashion that they end up being exclusionists. It can be difficult to stay true to your message, especially if it garners a niche following that doesn't necessarily bring in the big numbers. I want to foster and empower every woman reading Spashionista to be confident in their beauty and exude their own sense of style. Because fashion is for every body.

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1000 Voices For Compassion

1000 Voices For Compassion

You may wonder what a fashion and style blog has to do with compassion. After all, these things are often thought of as frivolous and superficial and having nothing to do with any deeper context. But I have a unique point of view that is accompanied by an unconventional opinion about fashion and style as it relates to people with disabilities. Namely, that we are entitled to both, even though they may be harder for us to come by.  I believe that fashion and style can not only change the way society views a person with a disability. It can also change the way they esteem themselves.

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eShakti and Owen Bradley Park

eShakti and Owen Bradley Park

If you read a lot of fashion blogs you've probably heard of eShakti, the clothing company the carries sizes 0-36W and will customize their garments to your measurements. I was thrilled when they contacted me to choose a dress and write a review because I've never owned a made-to-measure garment and was curious to see if it would meet my expectations. It didn't; it far exceeded them. Take a look.

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