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L.A. Fatshion Bloggers Event Recap

Shopping, sushi, and more shopping. Yes, this describes the L.A. Fatshion Bloggers first event! We had such an amazing Saturday in one of L.A.’s most eclectic malls, the Westfield Culver City.

Our day started at 11 a.m., with a meet and greet. There Cid of Cid’s Style File, Gabi of Hungry for Fashion, Laura of Creative Xicana and I met up and chatted a bit before we got our shop on! Everyone looked amazing. Yeah, I think we’re new best friends. Jenn, from Sketching Jenn, met up with us later. We grabbed our tote bags, courtesy of Torrid, and made our way to Lane Bryant…our first stop.

Cid and I surprised our L.A. Fatshion Bloggers and fatshion lovers with $20 gift cards, courtesy of Lane Bryant. I don’t think I’ve seen bigger smiles! As you can see in the photos below, we had way too much fun. The staff was so amazing and helpful and the store looked great.

I think we might have ransacked the store a bit…sorry! Most of us were obsessed with the same pieces too. We all tried on the Ponte Knit Zipper Trim Dress and the Sequin Lapel Sweater Vest. You’ll have to wait for the OOTD’s and the reviews to see who bought what! Even us bargainistas were in heaven with their sale selection. They even surprised us with a gift bag. Too awesome!

We ran passed the time we had allotted for shopping before lunch. What itinerary?

I am sad to say, I dropped my camera in Lane Bryant. Now, it won’t work. So the photos below are courtesy of me (prior to broken camera), Cid (the amazing), and my cell phone.

We squeezed in some time to browse at Torrid, but we vowed to head back after lunch! Did I mention we even received $50 gift cards to Romano’s Jewelers? It was shopping overload.

Lunch at Yen Sushi was beyond amazing! All I heard were ooh’s and aah’s as the servers brought our food. They were really nice and described each meal they placed before us. After the delicious lunch, they treated us to dessert and a tour of their karaoke rooms. Which were named after the most elite fashion houses! Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Gucci…etc. I know! Right? I am so heading back there for their grand opening.

After the amazing lunch at Yen Sushi, we vowed to walk of this meal and headed back out into the mall. This is where the girls did more damage at Forever 21 (as seen below), H&M, Mode Plus, and Old Navy.

Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun shopping! It’s so amazing to shop with gals that love the same things you do. We all got along fabulously and can’t wait until we meet up again for our next event. There’s a lot more shopping to do out there and I think we’re the right curvy ladies for the job!

If you’d like to see more photos go to www.LAFatshionBloggers.blogspot.com for a slide show. Also, please feel free to subscribe or follow us to receive updates about any of our future events.

Special thanks to the Westfield Culver City, Lane Bryant, Torrid, and Romanos Jewelry.

**L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, Cid’s Style File, and Curves and Chaos were not paid for any advertisement or endorsements in this post. Anything received during this event were gifts and did not influence this content in any way. All comments above are honest, true, and strictly my opinion.


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PLUS Model Radio with Chenese!!

Cid from Cid’s Style File and I were just interviewed on PLUS Model Radio with Chenese Lewis! So exciting. We were discussing our L.A. Fatshion Bloggers shopping event. You can listen to us here:

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Thank you so much Chenese! You are amazing. We can’t wait to meet you Saturday! You can listen to her live every Monday at 6 p.m. PST/ 9 p.m. EST. Check out Chenese on her links below!

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What’s going on?

It’s Wednesday…already? The week has really flown by! Take advantage of these events and giveaways!!

SwimsuitsForAll.com
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Swimsuits for All thinks it is about time that plus size women have a vote and a voice in asserting their own unique and confident beauty.

The Swimsuits for All “My Fabulous Body” Swimsuit Contest will run for twelve weeks from May 24 until August 24, 2010. Each week a winner will be chosen. Contestants can log-on to the contest website, register, and upload a photo of themselves in their favorite swimsuit, or tell us a story about how their favorite swimsuit makes them feel confident and beautiful. Each winner will be given a gift card and will be automatically entered into the Grand Prize contest to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. If an applicant has not been selected as a winner, then she may re-post her photo and/or story the following week(s).

May 20, 22
Meet tokidoki creator Simone Legno and be the first to experience the new tokidoki makeup and accessories line, presented exclusively at Sephora. Stop in and sample the criminally cute collection, featuring innovative ingredients, high-pigment shades, and custom-designed packaging. Then leave with an exclusive autograph from Simone himself.*

*Come early. Autographs will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, and the first 200 people who spend $25 or more on tokidoki purchases will receive a tokidoki Frenzie charm.
Sephora Powell Street
Thursday, May 20
6 – 9 pm

Sephora South Coast Plaza
Saturday, May 22
1 – 4 pm

Space is limited. Walk-ins welcome!

Sephora Powell, San Francisco, CA / 415.362.9360
Sephora South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa, CA / 714.429.9130

May 21
12 – 6 pm Anastasia Meet Celebrity Brow Guru Anastasia Soare
Celebrity brow guru Anastasia Soare is coming to 5th Avenue. Come meet the woman behind the brand, and enjoy a full brow-waxing treatment ($32) or a complimentary shaping session with one of her talented arch experts. You’ll learn how to tweeze, trim, and stencil your way to perfection and leave looking effortlessly chic.

Space is limited. Walk-ins welcome!

Sephora 5th Ave, New York, NY / 212.980.6534

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Do you love Patricia Field?

Did you know Patricia Field is next in line to design for Payless? Amazing right?

Patricia Field is non-other than the famous celebrity stylist and costume designer for Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada! She’s definitely a legend!

The American Style Icon wants to chat with all of you too! They will be holding a live exchange on the Payless Facebook wall tomorrow, May 19th, from 4-4:30 p.m. EST.

Here are few topics that she would like to chat about:

  • The importance of accessories including charms.
  • Her “faves” from the Payless Summer Collection.
  • What are your favorite accessories and why?

Don’t forget, the chat starts tomorrow at 4 p.m. EST! Submit your questions, comments and wild thoughts on these topics, and more, including requests for style advice along with photos of outfits at Facebook.com/payless.

Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash

It was all about shopping, gift bags, complimentary spa services, and cocktails at the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash! Held at the Peterson Automotive Museum here in Los Angeles, I had a chance to finally meet Cid from Cid’s Style File. FYI…she’s awesome!

I not only got a few freebies from sponsors like Chevy, Pixi, and Burke Williams, but I also picked up a Chillers T-Shirt for $10 and makeup from Pixi for only $5. I even got a free bra fitting from Frederick’s of Hollywood and a Buy One Get One Free coupon for one of their sexy bras.

With discounts up to 80%, there was clothing, jewelry, shoes, makeup, accessories, and handbags to choose from. There wasn’t much to choose from for us curvy chicks, but I think with a little urging maybe we can get a few plus-size designers out there for the next event. Maybe? I didn’t get to take the new Chevy Camaro for a spin either, but I did get to check it out and let me tell you, that is my next car for sure! It’s HOT!

If you are a self-proclaimed shopaholic then you need to get out to their next event. They hold them in L.A., San Francisco, New York, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Go here for dates.

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