Clothes & Gear

Rocky Ridge III Skirt by Columbia

I discovered by accident the Rocky Ridge III skirt as I was shopping in an off-price department store. Lucky accident though, because this is one of Columbia Sportswear most interesting piece I have ever gotten! (Sadly, this item seems to be unavailable for the moment, but let’s hope Columbia remembers their plus-size lady clients and bring that model back!) ►►►

Clothes & Gear

The Scrubba Wash Bag (Video Demo!)

For most backpackers, washing our clothes on the road is an essential part of traveling light. As a plus-size traveler, my clothes are bigger, so when I take off with just a carry-on luggage, I have to be quite creative and minimalist when it comes to my outfit choices! ►►►

Expert Talk

Q&A with Maude Leblanc, Illustrator of Belles et Rondes (“Pretty and Curvy”)

I recently found out about Belles et Rondes (“Pretty and Curvy”), a creation of the founder of iMel artiste, Maude Leblanc. Graphic artist since 2006 and illustrator since as long as she remembers, she’s in love with creativity and human beings. She accepted to take part to this Q&A for the blog and wanted to share a message particularly important for her : we have to dare accepting and being ourselves. ►►►

True Story

Plus-Size People Don’t Matter.

Sunday morning, not so long ago. I’m sipping a London Fog coffee and scrolling down my Facebook, checking what my friends are up to – new babies, funny pets, silly kids and the latest of Jimmy Fallon viral sketches – when I stumble upon a video that was shared on one of my friend’s wall. ►►►

Clothes & Gear

Ashlynn Chiffon Poncho by SWAK Designs

We hardly ever associate summer heat and ponchos, which are traditionally thick and warm (to be confirmed next September in Peru, haha!). But since last spring, it seems that the light version of this garment is one of the biggest trends for 2016 ! With a more relaxed cut than a traditional button shirt, yet more stylish than the polo or t-shirt, the poncho adds a little Bohemian touch to most outfits, without making it too sporty, but allowing full comfort and ease of movement. The Ashlynn Chiffon Poncho is SWAK Designs’ answer to this year’s trend. ►►►

Clothes & Gear

Summer Chiffon Tank by SWAK Designs

Summer is definitely on in Montreal and so is festival season! With the (often) scorching heat and through-the-roof humidity – which, in some places we travel, happens all through the year – I thought this was a great occasion to tell you about SWAK Designs’ Summer Chiffon Tank ! ►►►