Qui est-elle?

This weekend was one for the history books! I had been looking forward to it for more than a month. For those that don’t know, I own a brand (Proud Mary Fashion) that shares space with the Plus Bus in Los Angeles. The Plus Bus was celebrating their 1 year anniversary of opening their brick and mortar shop (I joined them in November of 2016.) Not just that, but the day before was the Torrid Pool Party in Orange, CA. At a damn mansion. Bloggers, models, and influencers of all kinds were in town to attend both events. That means I got to bask in the glow of so many beautiful fat babes!

Here with one of my favorite people, owner of Copperhive Vintage based in Salt Lake City, Jacqueline Whitmore.

Saturday ended up being cloudy and rainy but we didn’t let that stop our fun. I attended with a group of friends, thanks to Anastasia Furrow (plus model and influencer based in Salt Lake City.) We all put on our best looks and headed to the party in good spirits. There were so many stylish babes in attendance, as well as cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, popsicles, flower crowns, portraits, photobooth, and an amazing DJ.

I got to squeeze friends from near and far, dance, meet new people, and wear one of my original designs (found here) over this torrid swimsuit (found here.)

Showing off our originals designs (with Jen Wilder of Wildest Wilder Designs and The Plus Bus.)

The next day I woke up and instead of being sad that party was over, I was excited to see everyone again at the Plus Bus. And it did not disappoint. I swear this was the best event I have ever been to, and I’m not just saying that. Jen and Marcy really know how to throw a party. There was a real deal photo booth thanks to posers in a booth, snacks care of cricket crumbs, tattoos from inkbus, the one and only DJ Dazzler and vendors galore (including my dear friends from Chicago LastCraft Designs and Gigi Jiggles Nails.)

Oops I got a tattoo from Inkbus – sorry mom.

Everyone was dressed to impress and ready to mingle. I wore my new favorite piece care of Navabi (found here.) Can I just tell you about this dress? Not only has a print not spoken to me so intensely before, but it’s incredibly well-made. I can tell this dress is going to last me for YEARS. I had some cute platform shoes on but my feet couldn’t take it so I threw some flats on for this photo and the rest of the night. But you can totally dress this look up or down. The cut-away sides are really great and keep this look fresh.

What a killer weekend!?! Thank you to everyone that blessed LA (and me) with your presence. And congratulations to the Plus Bus babes! You are amazing ladies that have created a beautiful safe space. I am grateful to know you, work with you, and love you. Here’s to SO MANY more years of fashion and friendship! <3

Xx

Jessica

 

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Survive til the Night

And you know she will be waiting there; And you’ll find her somehow, you swear
Somewhere tonight you run sad and free; Until all you can see is the night

Two things I love are vintage and wearing black. I tend to snap up any sheer black clothing I find in my size. I am constantly searching for vintage for my shop and sometimes I keep a piece when I just can’t resist. This button up top is a sweet 90’s dream. It looks really great over bralettes like the one I am wearing (found here.)


Speaking of bralettes, I never want to wear underwire again. I’m not saying I won’t. I just don’t want to currently. I’ve been so on the go lately, that comfort is key. And luckily, there are tons of super cute bralettes available right now.

I feel like this photo set looks like the cover to my goth country album. Maybe it is. 2017 is already feeling completely surreal, so you never know what could happen. I was actually driving around Newport beach when we saw this ice shop and decided to snap a few shots. It really said sleepy beach town, which isn’t generally my aesthetic, but I loved it.

Shirt: Vintage from Proud Mary Fashion

Skirt: The Plus Bus

Bralette: Torrid

Shoes: Asos (similar here)

Earrings: Accessory Queen via The Plus Bus

Photos by: Fat Girl Flow

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About Last Night

I had the pleasure of shooting Kat (from style ethic) for proud mary fashion a couple of weeks ago. We had such a blast that we decided to hang out all of last weekend and shoot around Las Vegas. She is a stylist so we pulled our closets together and she threw on some really fun looks. I am practicing my craft as a photographer and it’s so fun to have passionate people to collaborate with. Usually I am styling shoots and not behind the camera but truth be told I love it! I love all aspects of a photo shoot, so I can’t wait to work on more. Below is part one, our shots from night one.

Stylist/Model: Kat Eves

Photographer: Jessica Hinkle

 

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Buttoned Up

I seem to have two moods: all black everything and eccentric 80’s princess. I tend to wear a lot of black in the Winter and then throw on a bright lip and fun jewelry. Black is a timeless color for your wardrobe but it’s also fun to focus on the styling. You can keep it understated like I did today, or really play up color in your makeup and accessories.

This vintage shirt dress was such a dream find. There are really lovely details that keep it from being too simple. The collar and buttons are satin. The shoulders have just a touch of volume to make the sleeves pop. It’s also pretty sheer which is great because it’s modestly cut. I wore it with a short slip to make it a little sexier. It’s cut away from the body so it drapes perfectly. It’s so hard to find shirt dresses in my size, especially because I carry a lot of weight in my lower abdomen and hips so they usually never fit me right. To keep it from being boring, I played with textures. The jacket is a mesh moto jacket from asos (found here.) The suede mules are also from asos (similar here) and are pretty easy to walk in since they have a shorter block heel. Bless retailers for finally starting to carry fashionable wide width shoes in a variety of styles. I have felt so left out of owning beautiful shoes because they never fit my fat feet! I plan on doing a post with my favorite wide fit options soon.

I love to see plus size women in drapey cuts. We’ve been told for so long to belt everything, that we need to define our waist. But I say no! Wear whatever you want, it doesn’t need to allude to an hourglass shape. Fat girls can have fun with silhouettes too!

I also threw on these vintage mod earrings I just scored. They’re two toned and really subtle but definitely nod to the 60’s. I love a bright lip, especially when the rest of my outfit is understated. This bright pink shade is called Royal Raspberry and it’s less than $15 at Sephora.

It’s less than 2 weeks until we make the big move to LA. I am really anxious about it and know that everything is about to change in a major way.

We are trying to take in our favorite places in Vegas before we go. Today we went to appreciate some of the wall art we love and eat Po’ Boys from Zydeco downtown.

 

Jessica

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Vegas Nights

It’s getting dark so early here this Winter so it isn’t easy to shoot my looks unless I am out of the house early. As someone that tends to be more productive at night, I have been starting my day later.

I quit my day job a week ago and I am still getting in the groove of making myself buckle down and get work done. It’s been such an adjustment but I know once we are in LA full time (less than 3 weeks) I will be able to get so much more work done.

Some of you may be aware of our struggles moving out West, and for those of you not, well that’s a story for another day. However, we are in this weird limbo of feeling relieved, excited and cautiously optimistic about moving. We are definitely ready to move on from Vegas.

Don’t get me wrong, Vegas is a nice place to explore. But our hearts are in California, and I can’t wait to shoot, style, and bring you all fun vintage fashion!

We’re making some big changes, so of course I shed a few inches of hair. Today I wore this great 90’s inspired slip dress from torrid. It’s on sale now and you can find it here.

I paired it with a couple seasons old leather jacket from Asos (similar here) and these cute flats from torrid. Bag and Chanel earrings are vintage from my own collection.

Xx
Jessica

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