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There's a familiar face currently featured over at Vogue Italia, and it's none other than local blogger (and Racked SF Blogstar) Chastity Garner. The profile features eleven of her best looks and an interview discussing her open letter to Target. She tells the publication that her boycott of the retail giant was in response to the absence of plus sizes in the Altuzarra collaboration (and an overall decline in the plus size selections in general). She really had no idea that the post would go viral, but she's not resting on her laurels following all the attention. She reveals in her interview that she's organizing a convention called TheCurvyCon for girls sizes 10 and over that will happen in NYC next summer.
"I am elated at being featured in Vogue Italia and honored that my blog post was deemed worthy of being written about by [the publication]," Chastity tells Racked SF. "My stance with Target remains the same. I made my declaration to not shop there on my blog and I definitely meant it. I haven't shopped there since and I don't plan on shopping there unless some serious changes are made."
Target reached out to Chastity shortly after her post. Although she says that they had a frank discussion, no other contact nor apparent changes have been made. Is Chastity moving on? "I'm not over this topic at all," she responds. "I hope the attention it receives brings actual change." Something is definitely working since Chastity and her message have landed on Vogue's radar. And that should be another signal Target to get a move on it.
· Intervista alla blogger Chastity Garner [Vogue Italia]
· GarnerStyle [Official Site]
· This Plus Size Blogger is Loud and Clear with Her Love of Fashion [Racked SF]