September 2011

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L.A. Fashion Scene: La Maison de Fashion

On a very hot L.A. afternoon, I made my way to a hidden fashion gem on Melrose Ave, La Maison de Fashion. OK, it might not be hidden to the many fashion stylists of Los Angeles, but it was for me. La Maison de Fashion is style house and boutique.  The space may be small, but the fabulousness of it is overwhelming. I wanted to touch everything. LOL. I really did. But, I didn’t. One thing about La Maison de Fashion you should know is they house various sizes, styles, and designers. And you can shop online here. I was there to…

Plus Model Magazine Blogger Conference Pics

I am missing NYC soooo much right now. The Plus Model Magazine blogger conference was so much fun. There’s just something about being around a group of women who love fashion as much as you do. Nevermind the fact that we all love and appreciate our curves. Everyone looked so beautiful and the confidence was beaming from that room. Once again, a BIG thank you to Plus Model Magazine and Just As You Are for inviting me. Erica Watson was hilarious, as always, and the models were beautiful. Unfortunately, my batteries and back-up batteries died. I didn’t get any photos…

Meet Your ‘Fashion Genius’

How many of you are scared of online shopping? Not sure if the styles will suit you? Or is putting together an outfit online a pain in the butt? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you’re going to love this new online tool. Brought to you by Charming Shoppes, the Fashion Genius is here to the rescue. In less than 3 minutes and with NO measurements required, Fashion Genius will identify your unique body shape & personal style preferences, and then match your style to the perfect bras, tops and pants … just right for…

NYFW is Red Hot!!

Red has been one of my favorite colors since I was a kid. And every time I saw a red piece from a designer at New York Fashion Week, I made a mental note. I knew I had to write a post about it. The color red evokes passion and a fiery attitude. What else does it need to say? It’s fashion! There’s a reason I love this color so much. And you will definitely see why below. I don’t think I can even pick one of my favorites! I’m leaning towards the Christian Siriano pieces. Which designer are you…

Shoe Fever: Zebra Print

Always inspired by shopping and my good friend Ivory, I had to feature a few pairs of zebra print shoes. It goes a little something like this… There we were in Soho shopping at Topshop, with Ivory on the hunt for a “must have” pair of platforms she saw online, but were sold out in her size. Sadly, when she found them, they didn’t have her size. She was a sad shopper. I will admit that shoe is pretty hot. I picked them up and started imagining the ways I would wear them. But, then I realized Ivory would kill…

Mixed Messages?

It’s been a few days since I returned from New York (I miss you!) and I’m trying to catch up. You’ll notice I’ve changed the layout of the blog. I think this one is easier to navigate and easier on the eyes. I hope it works. Today, I’m catching up on all the recorded t.v. shows I missed while I was gone and yes, TLC’s Big Sexy is one of them. I really do love the idea of a show featuring women who are confident in their bodies, but are normal at the same time. I’ve realized that regardless of the size…

Your First Look: Just As You Are

Here’s something you’ve probably said before…”Why can’t I find a coat that fits me?”

Fall is almost here and you know that means chilly weather. You all know I love when it gets cold. Although, L

os Angeles doesn’t get that cold, I still want a nice coat that actually fits me.

This weekend I was in New York, for the first Plus Model Magazine blogger conference. It was so much fun!! We were getting the first look, with a group of amazingly beautiful bloggers (those pics to come), of the new line of outerwear by Just As You Are.

Just As You Are wants to emphasize to all of us that they do care about what we want and for us to know that “size doesn’t matter.” They’ve done the research, believe me. They’ve listened, which a lot of brands don’t do. The coats do not come in sizes, you add your measurments, they tell you what coats would suit you, and you order. Simple.

As I watched the ladies modeling the coats (below), I noticed that there was something for everyone. They’ve to

uched on the small details. And believe me it’s the small details that count. For example, they only use faux furs, and they are incredibly soft. The coats are light weight, come in great fall colors, they have inside zippers, linings and faux fur collars that detach.

Prices will range from $159-$289, not bad for something you’ll use for many years.

The site will be live no later than September 14th. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. These coats really are mad

e for us. It’s about time.

“Like” them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and tweet them with you questions or comments. They will also be featured in the next issue of Plus Model Magazine, so be on the lookout. A big thank you to all the amazing ladies of Plus Model Magazine that made this conference happen. I can’t wait for the next one.

Style Trend: Faux Leather Jackets

Although it’s scorching here in Los Angeles, I’m still thinking of and waiting for fall. I want to wear my City Chic faux leather a.k.a. leatherette motorcycle jacket. Faux leather jackets are hotter than ever and they come in a lot of different styles and colors. These are great for spring too! I will take one of each below. My favorite would have to be #1. Which one is your favorite?  Lane Bryant $189.95 Old Navy $49.94 Nordstrom $207.90 Macy’s $79.00 City Chic $109.00 Torrid $19.96 Forever 21 $47.80 Forever 21 $24.80 Ashley Stewart $59.50 Avenue $89.90 £55.00 City Chic $109.00…

Plus Model Magazine Conference with Just As You Are

New York City here I come! Yes, I’m coming back and I couldn’t be more excited. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Plus Model Magazine Conference with Just As You Are. Just As You Are, a, outerwear company, will give us (a group of bloggers) the first look at their plus collection. Just As You Are™ is brought to you by AUI International, who have been designing and making ladies coats and outerwear for over 50 years. They are branching out to the plus size market – uniquely blending high fashion and functionality . Their Fall/Winter 2011…

Just My Size Launches Belt Collection & Giveaway!

Looking for a belt that fits can be a pain in the butt, especially when you finally find one you like and it cost a lot more than what you wanted to spend. I have done this for years, that’s probably why I only have 4 belts. Don’t get me wrong, I do want to wear more belts. They can add so much to a look, all while helping to show off that curvy figure. Just My Size wants to help us with our belt problems, they have just launched a new belt collection. If you haven’t seen them in…

Beauty Buzz: The Body Shop

 When you think of natural beauty products, you have to think of The Body Shop. They have been creating products with natural ingredients for years. All they want to do is “enhance your natural beauty and express your unique personality.” I’m all for beauty products with us in mind. And I love trying out new products with values like this. We believe there is only one way to be beautiful, nature’s way. I had a chance to try out five new products below. 1. 100% Natural Lip Roll-On: This lipgloss is mint-a-licious. It goes on nice and cool, with it’s metal…