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DEAR TORRID: A love/hate letter.
Fats: TWO WHOLE CAKES
theoryofgravity wrote in fatshionista
Hi folks! Recently your mods received a missive from Torrid's newish representation on LJ, torrid_inc, asking about promotional opportunities in fatshionista. That's not going to happen, not least because we're trying to be stricter than ever with any kind of promo posting (and any flexibility on the subject historically has only been extended to support small, fat-owned and/or fat-friendly businesses). BUT, it did occur to me that this is a great opportunity to make our multitude of voices and opinions heard to a major US plus-size manufacturer, and to do so in a space and environment controlled by us, and not by some third party organizing a focus group.

So this here is an open letter to Torrid. If you've got a Torrid-related opinion, be it props or grievance, please share it in comments below. This will likely be a crazy jumble of contradictory statements from lots of people, and that's okay. Companies still listen, and as frustrated as we often are by limited or undesireable plus-size "options", this is a chance to speak up. We know Torrid's listening, so let's tell them something.

My contribution is dress-related, unsurprisingly:

Dear Torrid,

I hate your tube dresses and halters and your prints occasionally make me retch. Please bring back appropriately-sized Stop Staring! dresses, or another variety of retro-styled, well-made, predictably-fitting dresses.

Also, please learn from past mistakes and don't ever pull this shit again.

Cheers,
theoryofgravity

PS: Your cardigans are RIDICULOUSLY OVERPRICED.

Your turn.

ETA: To clarify the series of events here - Torrid emails the mods asking to do promotions in fatshionista. The mods say NO. I, individual mod, think that it might be interesting and useful for everyone involved to make a post inviting members to share their feelings about Torrid, since we now know Torrid is taking notice of goings-on in fatshionista. This big SHARING CIRCLE may even have measureable benefits for us as consumers if Torrid sees fit to take our suggestions to heart. Everybody wins.


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fatshionista, sponsored by Torrid! I don't think I could stomach that even if they sent us a big pile of money, frankly. And I do enjoy big piles of money.

Maaaaaybe if they sent us a cake.

Fuck it I would demand two whole cakes along with that big pile of money.

STAND HERE AND FEED ME MY TWO WHOLE CAKES!!!!
(and do the dishes when you're done...)

TWO WHOLE CAKES ON A SILVER PLATTER SERVED BY STEAM-PRESSED WAITSTAFF USING TWO WHOLE SILK NAPKINS.....

hahahaha your icon is amazing.

You need to get a version of your "THE POWER OF BOOBIES COMPELS YOU" where you put a cake on each boobie and it says "THE POWER OF BOOBIES CAKES COMPELS YOU!".

...and a mule!

(showing my age. carry on.)

i'm probably younger than you. still lol'd

It would have to be either yellow cake or ice cream cake...or something bad will happen.

Good Lord, I love watching Ace of Cakes! I have a crush on Geoff.

You and my daughter! She LOVES Geoff. I just love the whole show. Doesn't that look like an awesome place to work?

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