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last night, i dreamt i was pumping gas with punk princess and gossip front-woman beth ditto.  that's right -- in my dreams, even gas stations are fabulous.

upon awakening, i googled miss beth to see if my dream was "a sign," and indeed it was!  i came across her new, fantasmic fall 2010 fashion collaboration with the uk brand evans.

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beth ditto, the outspoken (and occasionally pant-less) performer, designs clothing?  beyond brilliant!  in 2001, i saw beth perform in hollywood.  she wore a hot pink, skin-tight, satin tube dress and eventually stripped down to nothing but a bra and spanx.  

however, along with her barely there stage attire, beth's been known to attend fashion shows and walk the red carpet wearing vintage gowns and theatrically designed frocks.  i imagine her closet is quite impressive.

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also, as a size 20-22, beth is an advocate for celebrating and embracing the beauty of large women.  in an article for the guardian, she wrote:

"Start by wearing clothes with the intention of reclaiming your self-esteem, clothes that make you feel good, confident, sexy even, instead of clothes meant to hide your body. You can also look at your body more. A lot of us ignore our bodies. Connect with your body instead, especially when naked."

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beth's latest collection for evans (as it turns out this is her 2nd collection with the brand) reflects street-styles throughout the decades from 60s chevron-stripes to 80s sweater dress glam.

sizes size range from 14 - 32.

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above:  a tasty peek at beth ditto's collection.  see the entire collection, plus a short film starring beth, here.

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finally, let's hope a domestic brand teams up with our southern-bred, portland-based miss ditto.  the american market is truly in need of kick-ass, plus size collections.

thanks, beth ditto!  you are a true WHORANGE hero (and dreamgirl!)