Swoons, faints, falls over! Plus-Size Magazine and Ma-Grande-Taille have combined to make something wondrous – the first plus-size magazine app. Available on the Apple Store for $1.99 a month, Curvissime (really love the Italian-esque name btw) will cover everything from plus-size celebrity news to real stories from chubby ladies to plus-size fashion. Well, essentially what I’m trying to do, they’ve done on an app.
The monthly magazine will include interviews with chunky icons, exclusive articles and high definition photography. I cannot wait to download this on my iPhone.
It really makes me so happy to hear positive news about the plus-size community. With so much trash circulating that so-and-so is too fat, or this designer won’t make clothes until this celebrity looses weight, it’s so refreshing when amidst all the garbage you find one piece of good news. I remember almost falling over when Marie Claire hired plus-size columnist/blogger Nicolette Mason, and today I am just as thrilled. Though I have the impending doom sort of feeling that Curvissime won’t be the most successful thing in the world, I do think it’s the start of something beautiful (no reference to Porcupine Tree although their music can be rather soothing).
The reality (which I proudly state for all those pudge haters) is that plus-size acceptance, be it through fashion or celebrity or art, is happening…and maybe all it takes is one little app taking a step toward something really BIG.