October 26, 2010. Big girls are now turning head with the flick of a collar or the cinch of a belt, saying I deserve to be seen too. Of course, it’s no surprise that fashion executives, magazines and rap videos are now paying more attention to styling for these women. My assistant who used to be a big girl would always tell me that at 5’2 & 220 pounds, she needed an elaborate pulley system and a can of Crisco to shimmy into the clothes that dress models of size 4 figures because there were no cute clothes available in her size in any of the stores. Trendy for some of us usually translates into empire waists and cinch-sack drawstrings but for a plus size person it’s not easy being big & chic. It’s an epic struggle when you’re a big girl, but the good news is fashion is changing and so is designers mindsets so big girls keep making your voices heard cause we’re definitely paying attention! “That’s what’s up now”!