Marie Southard is a journalism student at New York University, intern and blogger for Marie Claire and — just announced — a finalist in the Miss Plus Size International beauty pageant. Southard is one of two Americans picked for the competition. She talks spring-time, plus-size fashion with us.
Snow may be falling and Santa hasn’t even made his rounds yet, but Spring 2013 fashion is awaiting us with flirty looks like extreme ruffles and elaborately beaded apparel and accessories. Tuxedo jackets and black-and-white ensembles will give us sophisticated outfit options. But, we’re a bit uncertain about rumors of blue eye shadow and gladiator knee-highs coming into style.