NEWS: SPARK & Teens #KeepItReal

I’m a grown woman. One who can make decisions on what I like, don’t like, don’t want to buy, don’t want to buy into, and who I want to be. As a teenager, that was a whole other different story. I was just trying to figure out who I was, where I belonged, and who I wanted to be. I was easily influenced and often mislead by what would make me “popular” or liked by others.

Lauren Veluvolu Covers June 2012 Issue of Plus Model Magazine

If you haven’t already…make sure you check out the June 2012 issue of Plus Model Magazine! I don’t mean to brag (OK maybe just a little) but this issue is hot!! The beautiful Lauren Veluvolu is on the cover and she’s looks stunning. Like always you will find giveaways, behind the scenes videos, fashion and beauty trends, and shopping (my favorite). Here are a few of this months features: “A Spotlight on International Plus Size Fashion” by Marie Denee “Just White” Fashion Spread “Make a Splash” Swimsuit Spread “The Making of a Mogul: Gwen DeVoe” interview by Yve Edmond “Male…

April Issue of Plus Model Magazine is Out!

I’ve said this before and I will say it again…this magazine is just getting better and better. Seriously, I’m in awe of the April issue of Plus Model Magazine. Maddy and her team do an amazing job of bringing us this monthly issue. Yes, I’m the shopping editor, but even if I wasn’t I would still love it. You can check out my shopping trends feature on pages 36-41. Make sure you read this from front to back. It’s filled to the brim with amazingness!

I’m one of About Curves ‘Top 50 Self-Acceptance Bloggers!’

When I blog about self-acceptance and positive body image, I do it because I know what it’s like hate your body or be ashamed of what you look like. I’ve been made, like all of us have, to believe that I’m supposed to look like the models in the magazine to be accepted in society. It took me a long time to realize that I don’t have to look like them to be considered beautiful. And that’s what I want to share with you. I do it for no other reason than to help you realize how amazingly beautiful…

AdoraOm Represents in Marie Claire

A big congrats goes out to active wear brand AdoraOm for making into the latest issue of Marie Claire magazine. Featured in Nicolette Mason’s “Big Girl in a Skinny World,” AdoraOm made it on the list of other active wear brands for all sizes and different fitness levels. If you’re a subscriber or not, check out the mention on page 134. There’s a special promo code for MC readers!!

Christian Dior Launches DiorMag

French fashion just got a little bit cooler. Christian Dior launched DiorMag online today, only adding to the stature of the famous brand. According to WWD, the magazine debuted with eight articles, the number which the founder considered to be a lucky charm. The magazine will tell us the backstory of the design house along with amazing images and editorial pieces. It is available in French and English. Will you read DiorMag?

New Plus Size Fashion Show on TLC?

If you read my post  Mixed Messages you know how I feel about TLC’s show What Not To Wear. This show features co-host Stacy London, a fashion expert who tells women what they should and shouldn’t wear. According to The Hollywood Reporter, London got the green light for eight episodes of a new fashion series. It’s untitled at the moment, but the article states it will feature husband and wife business owners Lisa and Jim Dolan. They own plus size boutique Lee Lee’s Velise in Brooklyn, New York.  The show will revolve around the boutique and the customers. A lot like…

January 2012 Issue of Plus Model Magazine

I may be biased because I’m part of the Plus Model Magazine team, but I’m in awe of the January 2012 issue. It’s filled with literally everything. Loving the beauty and fashion features. I was really excited to put together my shopping piece covering three common new year resolutions. I’m especially moved by the What’s Wrong With Our Bodies Anyways? feature. It’s a powerful photo spread. Don’t take my word for it, check out the January issue of Plus Model Magazine now.  I’d love your feedback about this month’s issue.

Inspired by Bill Cunningham New York, A Documentary

‎”Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.” -Bill Cunningham If there’s one thing I’m passionate about it’s living life and doing what you love. Today, I watched a documentary based on New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham and I witnessed a passion unlike any other. And it’s not even just for fashion. His love of life and doing what you love is inspiring. Bill Cunningham New York, follows and chronicles the life of one of the most validated…