The Whitney Museum chooses silence in an effort to displace, downplay, and negate valid public outrage regarding their policies, ethics and leadership. By Jamara Wakefield May 17th marked the start of the 79th Whitney Biennial. The Biennial is a contemporary art exhibition, featuring typically young and lesser-known artists, at the Whitney Museum of American Art […]
StyleCrush: Pia Schiavo-Campo, Creator of Chronicles of a Mixed Fat Chick
WYV: Who are your three top Style Crushes?
PSC: My style crushes right now are:
- Miss Lion Hunter, who mixes patterns like a pro, and has seriously strong lipstick game!
- Ivory Jinelle, is a master thrifter and risk taker. I absolutely adore her ability to make vintage clothing look current and chic.
- My mother, Hazel, who was always dressed to the nines when I was growing up. She was so glamorous and her jewelry collection is everything!!
WYV: Where do you shop? What are your favorite brands/designers?
PSC: I shop everywhere. but it’s got to be a bargain! My faves are Ross, Marshalls, TJMaxx, Old Navy and Nordstrom Rack which, depending on the location, always have a great selection of plus size clothes. I also shop at ASOS because they offer great basics with free shipping and returns. And I do love a good thrift store — they’re great places to get one-of-a-kind and vintage pieces to build your wardrobe. And goodness knows I can never have enough jewelry — I’m a major collector!
WYV: How do you wear your voice?
PSC: My voice isn’t just comprised of the sound that comes out of my mouth. Wearing whatever the hell I want to tells the world that I’m OK with me and my large body. It conveys my lively spirit and confidence often better than anything I could verbalize. I take up space unapologetically, knowing that some folks will be uncomfortable with it. But if I don’t stand in my power, I am telling other women who look like me that they aren’t enough. And I never want to do that.