Support Your Fellow Big Girl! Cabiria Style

So. I am always, always hearing my plus size sisters complaining they can’t get Nice Things To Wear, that it’s all terribly constructed sweat shop rags with glitter and tragic silkscreens and those dreaded flaccid ruffles.

Well, time to put your money where your mouth is. You want variety? You want high-quality, ethically made garments? You want clothes that are constructed as well as any top notch straight-sized line? Here you go.


Support award-winning designer Eden Miller get her Cabiria Style line into stores.

Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, I probably wouldn’t wear any of these dresses, with perhaps the exception of the silk jersey Valentina, but that’s just because this collection’s particular variety of whimsy isn’t one to which I’m typically drawn.

I would serve this so hard Venus Williams would blush

I’m going to support Eden not because I love what she’s offering today, but because I want to see what she’ll do next season and the season after that (maybe something with more of a sleeve? Please? Not everyone wants to jam out with their hams out. Also, if you don’t tell me where you got those emerald green cowboy boots I will die a thousand deaths and then never be able to buy your collection.)

Where DID she get those boots?

Since there seems to be a whole lotta Fellini happening in and around Cabiria Style (Nights of Cabiria, my second favorite Fellini flick, inspired the line’s name), I’m going to guess the Valentina dress is named after the luminous Valentina Cortese, who is featured prominently in my favorite Fellini film, Juliet of the Spirits.

7 Responses to “Support Your Fellow Big Girl! Cabiria Style”

  1. Joshunda October 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    Girl, you ain’t never lied about that beautiful orange and navy blue dress. Good grief.

  2. M October 25, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Eden is incredibly talented, and these dresses are gorgeous. Can’t wait for them to hit the streets!

  3. Eden Miller October 26, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    First of all, OH MY GOODNESS! What an amazing article you’ve written,and thank you so much for getting exactly what the line is about. Choice and options. The option to buy the dress in a crazy pattern or not. Silk jersey or not. Sleeves or not. Giving the plus consumer that choice is so elemental.

    I get hot in the warm weather, and prefer to layer sweaters and jackets if necessary. However, if I get to make a Fall Winter line, I have designs with 3/4 and full length sleeves that should make you very happy and cozy!

    You are incredibly astute about the Valentina – yes, indeed it’s named after Valentina Cortese! The Sofia is a tricky one though… obvious and hidden. Guess!

    And the boots are my absolute favorite pair of Justins, bought final pair at a shop in Colliersville, TN MANY years ago. They’ve been resoled and reshined so many times, and I worry over their eventual…can’t say it.

    So YES! Kickstarter me! Help spread the word! I really can’t tell you how much I appreciate the good review. Thanks! – Eden

  4. Liz October 26, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    A big yes on the sleeves. I have religious objections to going sleeveless in public (leaving aside the fact that it’s just not appropriate in some situations), and it’s hard to find clothes in my size with properly made sleeves. I would be all someone who did that right.

  5. O.C. October 28, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    That’s nice and all, but she stops at size 24. Once again, those of us 26 and up are left in the lurch.

    I hope she’s able to move forward with this business, but I’m going to save my money for someone who will make clothes I can wear.

  6. Twistie October 28, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    I would also note that when Kath of Sleepydumpling asked whether there was any chance the line would expand into larger sizes, she was treated quite rudely. Even if sizes above 24 are not ever in the plan (which is just silly to me in a plus size line, despite the fact it seems to be common practice), it’s still more than possible to respond to a query politely.

  7. angela November 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    i just want to point out that eden is over the $8,000 initial kickstarter goals and into the stretch goals, which include expanding the size range up to size 30.