Fashion

New & Improved La Grande Dame Web Site!

La Grande Dame is officially launching their newly designed web site tomorrow, Tuesday November 16th!“The new site isn’t just beautiful, it is easy to use. Plus, we have designed it to make shopping for plus size clothing easier. Shoppers can learn about the various body types and then shop for styles that will fit them!.” Said La Grande Dame Co-founder Michelle Wood.To celebrate the redesign, from November 16th-23rd, La Grande Dame is giving everyone 20% off the entire site! PLUS doorbusters for the first 50 shoppers. Doorbusters include free merchandise and gift certificates! One lucky shopper will win a $500…

Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 2

What do you take into consideration FIRST when purchasing clothing?Price43%Fit32%Style23%Designer Label0%Other 2%When viewing plus-size retailer’s/designers advertisements, what makes you want to shop with them?The models they use.6%The way the clothes fit on the models.29%Their use of “real” women in ads.23%The sale or promotion in the ad.15%Ads don’t affect me.26%Name the #1 reason you continue to shop at your favorite retailer?The staff.1%The availability of stock and sizes.39%Their prices.34%The quality of the merchandise.21%Other4How important is it that a retailers staff make you feel comfortable and welcome?Very Important54%Somewhat Important37%Not Important3%Don’t care either way.5%When shopping , what is the ONE MAJOR problem you find…

Did someone say SALE?

First I would just like to say Happy Veteran’s Day to all of my military brothers and sisters. A heartfelt thank you to you all! Now, on to the SALES! I found some of these sales in my inbox and you know I love to share! If you have or know of a sale going on please share in the comments below! Don’t keep the awesomeness to yourself! Forever 21Eliza ParkerASOSLane BryantTorridAshley StewartNot a sale but a treat at Sephora!

Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey Results: Part 1

In August I created the First Annual “Curves and Chaos 2010 Survey.” There were 201 responses to this survey. My goal was to get a sense of what other curvy women thought about shopping, brands, and other things that pertain to us in regards to fashion. I will post this in a three part series. Part 1Age18-2440%25-3033%31-3919%40-505%50-above3%Where do you currently live? United States76%United Kingdom9%Asia0%South America0%Africa0%Australia1%Canada5%Europe5%Other2%What clothing size do you currently wear?US 12 / UK 14 / AU 163%US 14 / UK 16 / AU 1811%US 16 / UK 18 / AU 2027%US 18 / UK 20 / AU 2216%US 20…

Torrid’s 50% off Clearance Picks!

If you’re a Torrid fan, then you def have to head over there and check out their 50% off Clearance sale online and in-store! The sizes are going fast so hurry! These are my top picks: Grey Sequin Knit DressDouble Buckle Black BeltGrey Short-Sleeve Side Zip Ruffle TopOlive Parka JacketQuincy Stud Toe HeelZ.Cavaricci Couture Black Forgotten Skinny JeanDisclosure: This is not a paid or advertising post. This is my honest and true opinion.

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Panel & Discussions

We came, we discussed, and we conquered! If there was ever a more productive and powerful day, it had to be yesterday at the Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Panel & Discussions. I unfortunately missed the first session “The Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc® presents “The PLUS Side of Business”, but I did make it to the “New and Aspiring Models Panel Discussion/Seminar” and “The State of the Curvy Community.” I learned a lot from the top people in the “curvy” business! Here are a few photos from yesterday.There’s still time to attend tonight’s finale and runway show! You can’t buy them…

I love you…but I can’t afford you.

There comes a time in our life, where we realize that our love for shoes will sometimes break our hearts. Like these amazingly beautiful Christian Louboutin’s. They are $1,375; more than what most of you pay for rent. That’s where the broken heart comes in. There’s no way I can afford these delicious luxurious suede delights. I guess it’s time to find a replica pair.

Torrid’s 2010 House of Dreams Model Search Winners! Exclusive Pics!

The winners of Torrid’s 2010 House of Dreams Model Search have been announced! They are:Krystal (Juncos, PR)Aryn (Evanston, IL)Mia (N. Dignton, MA)Isabelle (Florence, KY)Jakoy (Ammon, ID)Melissa (Alexandria, VA)Jennifer (Twenty Nine Palms, CA)Congratulations ladies!! The winners were in L.A. last week enjoying their glamorous prize. It included a two night stay at The Standard Downtown, a visit with Karli Henriquez at the world famous KIIS FM station, dinner at Eva Longoria Parker’s restaurant, ‘Beso’ as well as a V.I.P. Torrid photo shoot! Here are a few sneak peek photos (courtesy of Torrid) from their L.A. visit and upcoming Holiday spread!

Kim Kardashian shows off her Curves and more!

The always curvaliscious and sexy Kim Kardashian shows of her artsy side? Or rather her nude backside and front side in this month’s issue of W Magazine. The article is titled “Kim Kardashian: The Art of Reality.” Talk about “loving your body,” she seems like she’s full of confidence! The first set of photos are from the web site, yet the second set are the ones that went to print in the magazine. The photos were taken by photographer Mark Seliger.There’s no doubt that she’s a stunning woman, but do you think the photos are a piece of “art” or…

Bank Breaker V$. Bargain: Leopard Print Tote

As you can tell, my brain never stops thinking about fashion! I’ve been craving a leopard print tote…bad! You’d really be surprised at the amount of super ridiculously expensive leopard print designer bags there are out there. As I was researching, I found some in the thousands! This M Z Wallace ‘Grace’ Tote is $425 at Nordstrom; not too bad compared to some of the others, but it’s still a “Bank Breaker” for me!Now, take a look at the ‘SCHMUTZLER’ handbag from Aldo, which is on sale for $27.98! That’s a lot better for my budget! I think I’m ordering…

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