This Beyoncé + Taylor Swift-Favorite Fashion Co Featured 2 Plus-Size Models at NYFW
What do Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift all have in common? Aside from being absolute superstars, they’ve all sported this one fashion brand onstage and in their videos. Chromat. If you haven’t heard of Chromat yet, take notes, because this high tech, A-list clothing brand is making major waves in the fashion world after this season’s NYFW. According to Mashable, the clothing brand has recently paired up with Intel to create some seriously sci-fi clothing, like this one sports bra that reads your body temp and will open and close vents to release heat. Sooo cool. But the brand isn’t just futuristic, they’re also forward-thinking and body positive. The label enlisted the help of two gorgeous plus-size models to showcase their Spring 2016 RTW collection last Friday night.
Plus-size model Denise Bidot (who also did that un-retouched swimsuit campaign) on the left was seen rocking Chromat’s electric blue Optimal Pencil Skirt and Bustier while slaying with some cerulean eyebrows. Sabina Karlsson sported the Grand Prix jacket, a black and white body suit and the same signature blue eyebrows. All the while, they were breaking barriers, starting convos and looking absolutely killer. YAAAAAS, girls.
And this isn’t the first time the inclusive brand has feature plus-size models. Denise has walked for Chromat before in Spring 2015 and starred in their campaign even then. They also had a number of plus-size models strutting the runway at their Autum/Winter 2015 show earlier this year. We can’t wait to see what this body positive brand has planned next.
What do you think of Chromat’s choice? Tell us in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!