The brains behind the swap and the burgeoning group of Pinay Curvies are Mitch and Lorna. Two lovely, curvy girls, who, like many of us, have been looking for a support community where we can talk about fashion (Where to buy bras and bathing suits for the well-endowed, shoes for the wide-footed, plus-size deets, you know?), frustrations (Finally, F21 PLUS is here!), sales (Check this branch out!) and whatnot.
Arriving at the awesome upside-down establishment that is Pan de Amerikano along Katipunan road (It's quite far from Ateneo. The map lies.), I found a group of bubbly curvettes already in the swing of things.
While I could take some time to warm up, the ladies immediately made me feel welcome and at home. Giggles, anecdotes, laughter, bits of barbs and pre-loved clothing were exchanged, going from one Pinay to another and quickly passing the hours.
(L-R: Aries, Monica, Lor, Me, Ann, Tracy, Berna; Sitting: Lorna, Mitch)
The Belated Bloomer
*Photo credits: Pinay Curvies