If you’re an Anna Scholz fan, you know she’s all about her bold patterns and bright colors. That’s what I love most about her. She’s not afraid to dress the plus size woman in what is normally seen as taboo for our curves. Her latest capsule collection, New York State of Mind, is a perfect example of that. The collection launched yesterday and I am all about it. As you’ll see below, she used “The Big Apple” as the back drop for the photoshoot. What do you think? Are you a fan? You can find the latest Anna Scholz collection here.
When it comes to plus size fashion, I think a lot of people tend to forget that luxury designers are part of the industry. A brand like Marina Rinaldi, which has been around since 1980, is designing sophisticated yet modern designs for the curvy woman. I was invited to a special spring/summer preview at their Beverly Hills boutique and I was in love with so many pieces. As you’ll see below, this italian brand is all about colors and prints for the upcoming seasons. My favorite part of the collection is the collaboration with Japanese Fashion Designer Tsumori Chisato. It’s…
In 1989, Designer and CEO Michele Bohbot launched her collection Bisou Bisou–French slang meaning, “a little kiss.” If you’re a JCPenney customer than you might have seen some of her designs in-store. I had a chance to ask her a few questions about her line, where she draws inspiration, and of course the plus size collection.
I know summer is still here, but when you’re a fan of Shopbop and they tell you about a handbag sale…you already start planning for fall. OK…at least I do. Right now, they are offering 20% off select “classic” bags with code: INTHEBAG If you’re a regular designer handbag shopper, then you know you can’t pass up something like this. I found 10 designer classic bags that I thought would be perfect this fall.
Who’s ready to head back to school? I know I’ve considered going back and getting my master’s degree. It’s definitely something that keeps popping into my mind. I always imagine that being a student now, would be a lot different than back then. I’d definitely invest in better supplies. You know…to keep me motivated. Just like these from Kate Spade.
I just finished watching the season premiere episode of Project Runway and I can say it was one of my favorite episodes EVER. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, without access to the internet—you know that plus size indie designer Ashley Nell Tipton is a contestant this season. And in my opinion, she is the best thing to happen to Project Runway.
Did I ever tell you how important indie plus-size fashion designers are to this community? They bring creativity, quality, and detail to their collections that a lot of big brands sometimes miss. Not to mention blood, sweat, and tears. As you know, Elann Zelie of Zelie for She is a personal friend of mine. And she is so passionate about her line and creating stylish clothing for plus-size women. So, when she asked if I’d be interested in modeling a few of her pieces, of course I said yes!
If there’s one thing I love about Elann Zelie, the designer and founder of Zelie for She, it’s her passion for her craft. I know her personally and I can tell you that she loves what she does and it shows in her designs. And if you haven’t checked out her latest collection then you’re missing out on some fabulousness. Just saying.
Designer collaborations in the plus size fashion world never happen. Never. So, when I heard that the incomparable Isabel Toledo was designing a capsule collection for Lane Bryant—my heart skipped a beat. I adore her! If you love her too, you’ll be happy to know that the exclusive Isabel Toledo Collection for Lane Bryant debuted online today. I’m ready to shop…are you?
I’m just going to come out and say it…I love Elann Zelie. Seriously, who else dares to step out of the so-called “fashion box?” In her latest Zelie For She collection, Elann shows us what you get when you mix Barbie, 50’s fashion, and Sex and the City. You might think it’s a strange combo, but just take a look at the pieces below.
Say hello to the Zelie for She fall 2013 collection! It launched today featuring the beautiful Kelly of MasqueMag.com. This is Elann Zelie’s second collection and if there is anyone passionate about fashion and dressing a woman’s curves, it’s definitely Elann! I’m lucky to call her my friend and am so in love with this Forever Young collection.
I imagine the designer of Rue 114, Serwah Asante, to be this really cool, vibrant, and carefree woman. I’ve never met her, but I just get that vibe when I look at her collection. Even her motto is awesome—”Great style should be available in all sizes because fabulous, fierce, kick-ass women come in all sizes!” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I know we often complain about the lack of fashionable plus size clothing. But, the truth is, if you live in the U.S or U.K. we have the best selection in the world. That’s my opinion. I bet we never think about how plus woman in other countries deal with the lack of fashion where they live.
There will be a time in our lives when we need “the” dress. I’m not talking about a wedding dress either. I’m talking about a special occasion dress or evening gown that is classy, chic, and constructed beautifully. I think designer Tadashi Shoji was born so he could create these designs for us and bring them into our fashion lives. Just sayin’!