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MAGIC, Project, and Pool Tradeshow Photos

Here are the rest of my photos from MAGIC, Project, and the Pool Tradeshow. Like I had said before, these spaces were so huge! There was such an array of clothes and accessories. Once again, we didn’t get to see everything.

MAGIC and Project were home to fashion brands, while the Pool Tradeshow was more of the indie designers and brands. It was amazing. Ivory (www.ivoryjinelle.blogspot.com) and I had a chance to chat with the ladies over at Nation LTD. They’re really passionate about their plus pieces that you can find at Nordstrom. That’s very inspiring! I also fell in love with the fringe handbags from Ember Skye at Project. I loved the colors!

And I died over the jewelry from Cosmic Thread  and Designs by Alicia P. at the Pool Tradeshow. The jewelry was very unique! Loved it.  I had such an amazing time and I can’t wait for my next WWDMAGIC visit!

KAMI SHADE

EMBER SKYE

COSMIC THREAD

NATION LTD.

DAREEN HAKIM

DESIGNS BY ALICIA P.

MAGIC’s FN Platform: Part 2

Here are more photos from MAGIC’s FN Platform. I don’t think you ladies understand how many shoes there were! We didn’t even cover the entire thing. I know my feet would’ve of been dead at the end of that day!

I was most impressed with Betsey Johnson and Charles Whittington. Of course I always love a fun shoe like Betsey Johnson, but I was loving the double stiletto by Charles Whittington. Isn’t it cool? It’s trademarked people…so don’t try to steal it! Just love it!

Betsey Johnson

Charles Whittington

Baby Phat

Kelsi Dagger

NYLA

MAGIC’s FN Platform: Part 1

I’m back my loves! I’ve spent the past few days in Las Vegas for MAGIC. It was a few days of fashion heaven. Seriously. The first day was exhausting, but in a good way. Ivory from www.ivoryjinelle.blogspot.com and Cid of www.cidstylefile.com spent the morning at FN Platform.

Footwear News (FN) collaborates with MAGIC to bring over 1,500 labels together, in men, womens, juniors, and kids shoes. It was insane! Not only were there established brands, but there were also new brands I couldn’t get enough of! A group of us bloggers were given a little tour around where we met up with the designers and people of Pour La Victoire, 80%20, Coye Nokes, House of Harlow, and Foot Petals.

It was so awesome to be able to get a sneak peek into their fall collections. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to take photos of all the shoes. But, I did take a lot of photos of others. I decided to break the up in a few parts over the next few days.

Irregular Choice

Lola Cruz

Coye Nokes

80%20

Pour La Victoire

House of Harlow

Kensie

Foot Petals

I’ll See You at WWDMAGIC!

I think I’m about to walk myself right into a fashion craze on Monday. I’ve been to a few blogging conferences and events. But, I don’t think I’ve ever been to anything this big before! Next week, I’ll be attending WWDMAGIC in Las Vegas!

WWDMAGIC is “the” fashion tradeshow. There will be over 5,000+ men’s, women’s and kids’ apparel, footwear and accessories brands. They meet here twice a year to showcase their latest designs. In other words, it’s a mecca for buyers and fashion bloggers. I guess I’ll make it my NYFW, without the runways.

Take a look:

 

You can follow me on Twitter @CurvesandChaos or the #MAGICLV hashtag, where I’ll be tweeting about my Las Vegas experience. And if I have time, I’ll try to post while I’m there. So excited…I have to go and pack!

 

L.A. Love: Rachel Pally Warehouse Sale 55-85% OFF!

Listen up Los Angeles fashionistas! If you’re in love with Rachel Pally  (which I know you are) you need to hit up her famous warehouse sale! Today was my third time attending one of her sales and it was awesome as always. Rachel was even on hand. She’ s super amazing by-the-way.

Believe me, you won’t find these prices anywhere else. It’s 55-85% OFF the retail prices and there are $25-$75 discount racks. And YES they have White Label (plus size collection). Seriously? Why aren’t you planning to head down already? Get down there! The sale runs through the weekend.

If you have any questions about her sale or collections, please leave them in the comment section below.

Curves and Chaos 2-Year Blogiversary!!

Curves and Chaos is officially 2! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging here this long. You have no idea how appreciative I am of each and every one of you that has visited and commented on my blog.

I look back over the past two years and I see how much I’ve changed. But, one thing has remained the same, my love for fashion, shopping, beauty, and all things curvy. My confidence has grown beyond measure and I thank you for that. I still and will always believe in loving yourself inside and out.

One thing I’m REALLY appreciative of is all of the amazing people I’ve met, the places I’ve been, and the events I’ve been invited to. Each and every opportunity has been amazing! And it’s all because of you!

And as a thank you…

I’m going to have an entire month of giveaways! Each week, in the month of February, you will have a chance to enter to win amazing prizes from Queen Grace Collection, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel, Fashion to Figure, Hips & Curves, We Love Colors, Payless ShoeSource,  Curvilicious, and Caress.

All because I love you! It all starts on February 1st!

Getting Red Carpet Ready with L’Oreal Paris & Giveaway!!

Who’s going to watch the Golden Globes on Sunday? We are now officially in award season and that means lots of gifting suites. I was invited to the L’Oreal Paris beauty suite inside the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. It was a day of pampering, which I really needed. And I got to hang out with my friend Lisann, who’s in town for the weekend.

L’Oreal Paris is celebrating 40 years of beauty, so it only seemed fit that the room was designed with gold touches everywhere! My makeup was done by celebrity makeup artist April. She gave me some helpful tips while using some of L’Oreal’s hottest products. Connie gave me one of the best manicures I’ve had in a long time…Thank goodness! This is my first time trying out their nail polish, and so far so good with their new line Colour Riche. Then the funny and talented Romero styled my hair. He had us cracking up! He gave me a very Bridget Bardot-inspired hair style.

This weekend celebrities will be get all primped and pampered courtesy of L’Oreal Paris, just like me for Sunday’s award show. I can’t wait to see the red carpet and what my favorite actresses are wearing and how they’re styled.

L’Oreal Paris wants to help get you “red carpet ready” for award season, with an awesome giveaway! Find out how you can enter to win an amazing package after the photos below!

My friend Lisann and I, it's self-portrait time! LOL
My friend Lisann and I, it's self-portrait time! LOL
April working on my eye makeup.
April working on my eye makeup.
Connie working on my nails.
Connie working on my nails.
I chose "Breaking Curfew" for my nails. Love it!
I chose "Breaking Curfew" for my nails. Love it!
So many colors, so little time!
So many colors, so little time!
Loved Romero!
Loved Romero!
Har is set, now let's lounge in my gold chair!
Har is set, now let's lounge in my gold chair!
Thanks Romero! I felt very Bridget Bardot!
Thanks Romero! I felt very Bridget Bardot!
There were candy dishes filled with L'Oreal Paris products! Loved it!
There were candy dishes filled with L'Oreal Paris products! Loved it!
A quick pic before we leave!
A quick pic before we leave!

One reader will win the following L’Oreal red carpet package!! 

  • Lauren Merkin Diana Metallic Snake Clutch
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Pavé Curb Link Bracelet
  • L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Collection
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Gloss 8HR
  • L’Oréal Paris Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush
  • L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner
  • L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail
  • L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Alcohol-Free Styling Collection
  • L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray

Enter to win below!

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F21 Dress Replay in Chicago

Last week, I made my way to Chicago for the Latinos in Social Media National Conference. I was bummed that I couldn’t take any time to see my girls out there (you know who you are).

For the award’s gala, I wore this Forever 21 dress, that you might have seen me wear here. It was such a fun night! I love hanging out with my fellow bloggers! I was nominated for two awards: Best Latin@ Lifestyle Blogger and Best Latin@ Social Networker. I did walk away with the best lifestyle blogger award. What an honor!! Really!! I’m truly blessed. Thank you to EVERYONE who voted for me and helped me win! xoxo

Earlier in the day, I was invited to a very special Mary Kay Glam Suite held in the Vice Presidential Suite at the Intercontinental Hotel. I got my hair blown out and a “day look” makeover. And I even walked away with an awesome Mary Kay gift bag!! Thank you Mercedes from BeChicMag.com for the invite!

Check out their Free Virtual Makeover. It’s pretty cool!

I didn’t get to take many pics of the city. The conference kept me really busy. But here are a few I did get.

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Matos/The Art Muse
Photo Courtesy of Rachel Matos/The Art Muse
Can't wait to try my Mary Kay products.
Can't wait to try my Mary Kay products.
Loving these smokey eye kits made for different eye colors.
Loving these smokey eye kits made for different eye colors.
View from the suite!
View from the suite!
After I won my LATISM Best Lifestyle Blogger Award
After I won my LATISM Best Lifestyle Blogger Award
The best dessert ever! Oreo cookie ice cream sandwich.
The best dessert ever! Oreo cookie ice cream sandwich.

Disclosure: My trip was sponsored and I did receive a complimentary gift bag from Mary Kay. The above is my true and honest opinion.

L.A. Love: ‘THREAD Show’ Holiday Shopping Event

THREAD Show, a multi-city shopping event that promotes emerging designers and artists, has finally made its way to Los Angeles.

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., THREAD will showcase 100 of the top independent designers in each market. This guarantees shoppers unique and creative gifts.

Held at The Cooper Design Space, along with shopping, there will be a DIY Gift Wrapping Lounge, a themed photo booth, live music, a pop-up local art gallery, Style Lounge, Nail Bar, fashion art installation, THREAD Well Lounge, and giveaways all day.

“This holiday shopping event allows trend-setters to shop more cost effectively while purchasing unique gifts inspired with creativity for people they care about,” explains THREAD Show spokesperson, DanielleGano. “THREAD Show also gives locals an opportunity to meet the designers face-to-face, feed the local economy, be kind to the environment and ensure the gifts they give are locally-made and ethicallyproduced.”

$10 general admission tickets will be available at the door.

Visit www.Threadshow.com for more information.

L.A. Fashionistas- Win tickets to Sassy City Chicks!!

Calling all Los Angeles Fashionistas! If you love to shop, then you don’t want to miss the Sassy City Chicks L.A. Fall Fashion Bash!

I don’t know a better way to celebrate Fall! I’ve been to this event twice and it’s filled with shopping, shopping, and more shopping. There are major discounts on brands like Free People, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ellie Tahari, and lots of jewelry and accessories.

They’ll have complimentary cocktails from Pinnacle and Qream Liqueur. Sip on a Strawberry Creme drink from the Qream Lounge. There will be mini-spa treatments from some of L.A.’s hottest salons. You’ll even get your hands on a Sassy Tote! The Sassy Tote is valued at over $30 and features nutritious SOYJOY bars, Softlips, and Fredericks’s of Hollywood lingerie. Sexy!!

Here’s your chance to WIN FREE TICKETS!

The first 25 fashionistas who enter CURVES at checkout will win a Sassy Tote Ticket!

*Ticket includes: admission – swag bag – cocktails – spa treatments

WHO: Sassy City Chicks
WHAT: Los Angeles Fall Fashion Bash
WHERE: 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (@ Fairfax)
WHEN: Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 from 5 – 10PM

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The tickets are compliments of Sassy City Chicks. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Nordstrom Fits America for Breast Cancer Awareness

Imagine getting a bra-fitting from an expert and helping raise breast cancer awareness.

From October 20-22, the Nordstrom Fits America event will do just that!

During the event, Nordstrom will donate  $2 from every bra sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. And if you spend $50 or more (in-store), you’ll receive a reusable tote, while supplies last.

RSVP NOW