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Lucky Brand Plus Size Denim Available Now!

Raise your hand if you’re a Lucky Brand fan! Me! Me! Back in my non-plus size days, I adored this retailer! Today, I can’t really wear it. Well…that is until NOW! As of today, ‘Ginger’, the company’s first venture into plus size denim will be available at major retailers nationwide! Read more

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.

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Lauren Veluvolu Covers June 2012 Issue of Plus Model Magazine

Click Here to Read the Issue!
Click Here to Read the Issue!

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 Plus Spotlight Model: James Aiken” and so much more…

Let me know what you think! Plus Model Magazine wants to know!

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! Read more

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 you are, inside and out.

Yesterday, I received a tweet from About Curves, a plus size lingerie company. They told me that my blog was included in their “Top 50 Self-Acceptance Bloggers” list. Words can’t describe how honored I am to be included on this list. I’m sending out a big (virtual) hug and thank you to About Curves! Please check out the other blogs on the list and be ready to feel empowered!! 

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?

“You have such a Beautiful Face…”

How many times have you heard this?  Welcome to world of what we like to call backhanded compliments. You’re being told you’re beautiful, but (yes there’s a “but” in there, no pun intended), apparently your body isn’t. Read more

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 What Not To Wear, the owners will work on making over their customer’s wardrobes and offering plus size fashion advice.

I’m always worried about how these shows will portray plus size women. Sometimes these networks edit the show to be a lot more dramatic than it really is. You know what I’m talking about, right? Let’s hope this shed’s a positive light on plus size women and  fashion.

What do you think?

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

Bill Cunningham New York-Zeitgeist Films (Available on DVD, Digital, and Netflix)
Bill Cunningham New York-Zeitgeist Films (Available on DVD, Digital, and Netflix)

‎”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 and beloved fashion/street style photographers of our time. Today’s ‘wanna be” street style photographers don’t compare to Bill. I don’t think you even need to love fashion to appreciate the message of this film and his philosophy on fashion.

Have you seen Bill Cunningham New York yet? What did you think?

Full Figured Fashion Week…Here I come!

To say I’m excited about Full Figured Fashion Week is an understatement. As a member of The Fashion Front, I can’t wait for the events, networking, and THE FASHION! I am not only ready to show New York a bunch of curvy love, but I am ready to party with my girls!

And by the way…I leave tomorrow night. I haven’t packed a thing. In fact, I’m not even done shopping. LOL. Yes, I’m “that” person. I did finally get my runway finale dress! It’s a very hip hugging kind of dress. I can’t wait to show you. You will also see a couple of days of outfits from the “one and only” Lane Bryant.

I will post every day and tweet my heart out. Please follow me @CurvesandChaos for all the updates. If you’re going to any of the events, please stop by and say hello. I’d love to meet you.

Full Figured Fashion not only means the world to me, but I know it means the world a lot of you. And now, the fashion world will see the mark we can and will make. Just look at some of the recent press it’s received:



Are you going to any of the Full Figured Fashion Week events?