July 2011

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Another 90’s Fashion Trend?

We all know that denim comes in a lot of different washes. When I was a teen (showing my age LOL) acid wash was really popular.A few weeks ago, I went into a Forever 21 and saw a few pairs of acid wash jeans. You probably saw them. They were turquoise and pink. I can’t remember the other colors. Ever since that moment, I couldn’t stop thinking about them. But, I knew I couldn’t really pull off those colors.Then I walked into Forever 21 on Saturday and saw these Mineral Wash Skinny Jeans ($24.80) below. I knew I had to have…

Sunset OOTD with Torrid

Don’t mind the glare in my eyes, I was running out the door to an event. I did make sure to snap a photo of some pieces Torrid had sent me. Yes, I did get the package that day. Thank goodness, because I didn’t know what I was going to wear. And since this was a casual L.A. happy hour, I thought this would be perfect.I’m wearing Torrid’s Feather Print Tube Top and Source of Wisdom Black Luxe Skinny Jean. The top is really light and has a little cinching under the bust, which I liked because it gave me…

Introducing KRA by Skinny Minority, the Lookbook

First of all…I love the name “Skinny Minority!” And if you were wondering, it’s a full service personal styling and image-consulting company based in Philidelphia founded by Karima Renee.Karima founded Skinny Minority with one thing in mind-find “real recognition within the fashion industry for curvy women.” KRA is their first clothing collective. The A/W 2011 line is comprised of 12 pieces-9 dresses and 3 jackets. The ready-to-wear line will be available in sizes 8-18/20.”KRA focuses on cut, design, fabric & quality. For us there is nothing else. The designs take shape from both the 1940’s and 50’s era. Our pieces are for women and young adults…

Be Eco Chic with the Found Objects Giveaway

Found Objects is a creative and unique brand created by Angelica Callanta, a Chicago based designer, stylist and entrepreneur. She not only designs jewelery, but she also creates handbags, including custom designs and reconstructed vintage pieces. “My aim is to find ordinary objects and morph them into extraordinary yet classic pieces of wearable art. My hope is that my designs convey a seamless combination of sophistication, elegance and fearless street style. When a woman wears ‘Found Objects’ I want her to exude confidence, grace and femininity paired with playful originality.”-Angelica CallantaI featured some of her recycled leather jewelry from the Aurora…

In a Cobalt Blue kind of Mood

Ever since I wore that blue dress to the Full Figured Fashion Week runway finale, I can’t get the color out of my head.Now, it’s not just any kind of blue, it’s more like cobalt blue. It can easily transition into the fall season and looks good on pretty much anyone. Don’t we love that?You know I’ve said it before, but adding an accessory in a bright color like this really stands out. And it’s easier to experiment with these bold colors, when it’s just a shoe or piece of jewelry.Just look at this Enigma Slide Sandal from Endless.com and BCBGMaxAzria Abstract Stone…

Sexiness in the Mail with Panty By Post

There’s nothing like getting beautiful and sexy French lingerie in the mail. OK…I’ve never really gotten French lingerie in the mail until recently. Panty By Post sent me this amazing pair of lace lavender (super soft) undies from their Signature Line.Sign up for one of their monthly subscriptions (from the Signature Line or Bridal Line) and you can get a panty or two each month in the mail. The guys can even get in on this too with an Eco-pouch boxer. You also have a choice of thong, hipster, bikini, or a mix of styles. They go up to a size xxxxl…

Sneak Peek of Carmakoma’s Autumn/Winter Collection

This really is a sneak of a sneak peek of the Autumn/Winter collection from everyone’s favorite Danish brand, Carmakoma.According to Carmakoma…”Eyes on you” is created in tribute to the strong and independent woman, who enjoys life and the attention surrounding her.This woman is well-balanced and fearless of the attention her positive energy and strength fosters – she has the courage to indulge in it. Her curiosity for the unknown and her persistent personality gives her the strength to be and think differently. Strong and determined she explores the world and refuses to compromise. She discovers life with an experimental mind and seizes the moment and any opportunity when present.The styles in…

A Good Dress is Hard to Find

You know the saying…a good man is hard to find. Well, I’ve changed it around a bit. A good dress is hard to find.What do you have to do around here to find a dress that isn’t too short (butt hanging out) and too tight (my ribs are showing)? I will save all that for the bolder and more courageous curvy girls.I will stick to the classic, yet chic silhouettes with a fun print. Please for the love of fashion. Don’t be afraid of prints! I know I say that all the time, but it’s true.For me, these styles are so…

Bubbles & Bites with Gilt City & Hpnotiq Harmonie

I really do hate missing out on a beauty event. But, you all know I’ve been sick. I was so heart broken to miss the Bubbles & Bites party over at Benefit Cosmetic’s Santa Monica location.It was sponsored by Gilt City LA and HPNOTIQ Harmonie. I “heard” the lucky guests were pampered with mini makeovers as they sipped on delicious HPNOTIQ inspired cocktails and indulged in tasty sweet treats from the HPNOTIQ candy bar.Photo Credit-John KonkalPhoto Credit-John KonkalPhoto credit-John KonkalI was lucky enough to get my hands on the ultra-exclusive swag bag. It was filled with some of Benefit’s newest…

Why Size Discrimination?

I’m VERY irritated with this so-called fashion industry, fashion scene, or fashion whatever. As a designer, you have the right to create whatever you like, in any size, and for any person. There are no boundaries to what you design or envision to be fashion. You can be as brave and bold or as simple as you want. There is an infinite amount of freedom to express who you are in your designs.

DefShop is Hip Hop & Streetwear

You’re curvy, you adore Hip Hop, maybe you skate, and you love Streetwear fashion. I knew you were out there.After spending time in New York City, I can definitely appreciate all types of fashion. Especially style that comes from the streets. I am so jealous of those who can actually pull it off. And now that streetwear had definitely gone retro, I’m getting flash backs just writing this.I was checking out Def Shop, a Hip Hop and Streetwear online boutique from Europe, and I instantly fell for the retro inspired shoes. Especially, those nice sneakers, like the Nike’s. This is all…

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