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FINALLY Navabi & Manon Baptiste Faves

If you’re a fan of plus size designer fashion, then you must know about Navabi. They’ve kind of been around the web recently. They created this awesome video which was taped during Berlin Fashion Week. It features the beautiful and confident Mariesther Venegas strutting her stuff around Berlin…in the buff! Read more

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

Sneak Peek: Carmakoma AW 2012

Ooooohhhh…do I have something special for you ladies! It’s a VIP SNEAK PEEK into Carmakoma’s AW 2012 collection!! If you’re anything like me and you love a classic clean look with an edgy and sexy twist, then this collection is for you. I’m DYING over the leather leggings! Seriously HOT! OK, you know I love something if I’m using all caps over here.

Carmakoma is a Danish label if you’re wondering, yes all the way from Copenhagen. I especially love them because they’re using my good friend Fluvia Lacerda in their recent campaigns.

“Carmakoma women are strong, independent individuals denying to be subject to the opinions of others. They are not afraid of experimenting with their personal form of expression, but are open to change and always heading towards new experiences – determined to control their own destiny.” -Carmakoma.com

This collection rocks with these amazing wrap skirts, polka dots and stripes, bold pieces, graphic prints, flowy pieces, and the leather leggings…oh the leather leggings!  They also have outerwear and menswear-inspired pieces. I can see myself wearing pretty much everything here.

This collection should be available online and in-store in August and their sizes range from U.S. 12-24.

I want to know what you think!

Will Carmakoma be on your shopping wish list?


**All images are courtesy of Carmakoma.

This Week’s Fashion Frustration

Fashion Frustration Makes me Feel Pixelated!
Fashion Frustration Makes me Feel Pixelated!

Blame it on me not feeling well or the fact that I waited until the last minute, but I am “fashion frustrated” at the moment. I can not seem to find anything to wear for Full Figured Fashion Week. I know I still have about 4 days left to shop, but come on! And with my back hurting the way it has, I can’t leave my house and the hubby hates to shop, so I’ve been stuck searching online.

And don’t even get me started on what I’m going to wear to the “All White Sunset Cruise.” Do you know how hard it is to find something that every other girl isn’t going to be wearing on that boat. LOL! I guess that’s the source of my frustration. Our lack of variety and availability. Last year, I saw so many lovely ladies in the same dress! That’s already happened to me once.

Why do straight sizes have all the fun? They have millions of options. Especially in the white dress department.

Let’s go curvy fashion designers…I need more options and white dresses! LOL! I’m a demanding blogger!

On a serious note…I know I’m just being a whiner and I know I’m so amazingly lucky to be headed to NYC, one of my favorite places on this planet. But, I’m allowed to whine and complain every once in a while. So there!

Are you headed to FFFWeek? Do you have your outfits planned?

OOTD: IGIGI’s Diana Infinity Dress

The minute I was asked to review a dress from IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel I immediately said yes! I’m a big fan of her designs and was very interested in seeing how her clothes fit. I chose the Diana Infinity Dress in Multi ($165) because of the cool python-like print. And I’m all for a piece of clothing that gives you different options.

I decided to wear it to the opening night reception of my blogger retreat and a lot of my friends loved it! I chose to wear it as a one-sleeved dress. I’m wearing the size 14/16 here and it fit comfortably (I wear a size 16/18 and I’m 5’6). I can see it fitting different body types. The material is light and it comes with a shorter rayon slip to wear underneath. And I had it packed in my suitcase for a while it never once wrinkled! I’m looking forward to wearing it in the other styles and I know I’ll be able to wear it casually too. I’ve definitely become an IGIGI fan!

Starting Friday, May 25, 2012 12:00 PM/PST until Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:00 PM/PST you can get 30%OFF select category products using code “MEMORIAL2012″ visit http://www.igigi.com/memorial-day-sale

Are you an IGIGI fan? What do you love about her designs?


Here are a few photos from the morning of my Mary Kay makeover in Washington D.C. 



Review

Pennington’s 2012 Summer Look Book

Pennington’s, the Canadian retailer, has just published their summer look book and I’m looooving it. The colors are amazing, aren’t they? Yes, they do ship to the U.S.! I wouldn’t do that too you!! I’m not going to lie, I have my eye on a few things (when don’t I?), but I’m really interested in trying their intimates. I love the prints and colors. I do have a coat from them and it’s great! Let’s see what else I fall in love with!

Are you a Pennington’s customer? What do you love most about them? 


OOTD: Feisty in Leopard

As you can tell I’m in an animal print kind of mood, makes me feel a little feisty! Saturday night we were invited out for a birthday dinner in Downtown L.A. and I couldn’t throw this dress on fast enough. The Natural Leopard Surplice Chalice dress (courtesy of Torrid) was a perfect pick for our night out. It’s a great alternative for the normal jeans and top combo. It fit me really well, but as you can tell I did have to put a tank underneath so I didn’t show all the goods. I don’t think the hubby would of liked that. LOL! I really liked the length and how it hit right at the top of the knee. I’m 5’6, a size 16, and this dress is a Torrid’s size 1. And like always, I kept the styling simple, because it’s a bolder print. How would you have worn this dress?


Review

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

eShakti Wish List

I’ve been in a dress kind of mood lately. Growing up, I haaaaated wearing dresses.Even a few years ago, you wouldn’t see me in anything that showed my legs. I don’t know what was wrong with me, seriously. Today, I loooove dresses and I really love eShakti. I have a dress from them and it’s so divine. It really is. If you hadn’t had a chance to check them out, you really should.

eShakti is not only a fabulous fashion web site, but the allow you to customize your dress. According to the their site: You can customize your measurements and style preferences. No more standard sizes that don’t fit! You like the design, but the neckline or the sleeve or the length does not look good on you! You now have hundreds of amazing styles for you to select from our site, and you are sure to get the look you love with great fit and fall!

Here’s my eShakti wish list…which dress do you love?

*This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really like them!

Trends: The “Hi & Lo” of Things

The “Hi-Lo” or “High-Low” dress is kind of my latest obsession. With it’s high hem in the front and low hem in the back (hence the name), it’s really an eye-catching style. As you can see, they come in all kinds of colors and prints. You may eve find a skirt here or there. This really is a “love em’ or hate’em” kind of dress. So, what do you think?

Love it or Hate it?

1. Dorothy Perkins 2. Lane Bryant 3. Forever 21 4. American Rag 5. Torrid 6. Dorothy Perkins 7. Saks Fifth Avenue 8. Nordstrom 9. Fashion to Figure 10.Dorothy Perkins 11.Torrid 12. Forever 21 13.  Torrid 14. Dorothy Perkins

JIBRI Spring 2012

Hey my loves…not sure if you’ve seen this yet, but here’s JIBRI’s Spring 2012 Collection. I will admit, I don’t own any of Jasmine’s designs, but my friend Ivory does and she LOVES the line. I’m actually eyeing that first skirt! So gorgeous! Her pieces don’t usually last very long, so if you see something you like…get on it! Check out the line here.

Update: I am now the proud owner of this skirt (below) LOL! 

Torrid’s Retro State of Mind

Torrid and I have been friends for a while now and I’ve noticed the trends come and go. One thing I’ve always loved about them is how they’ve always embraced the retro style. And all of the pieces above are perfect examples of that. I’m especially loving the dresses! Brands like Stop Staring and Queen of Heartz make chic pieces! Even the swimsuits are getting in on the action. Do you own any of their retro designs? Are you a retro kind of girl? 

TS14+ & Virtu January Styles

If you’re looking for a line with transitional pieces, going from fall to spring to summer, and are easy to layer then you really should check out Australian brands TS14+ and Virtu. Their January look books and style guides are filled to the brim with them. I’ve actually found a few things I wouldn’t mind owning. They’re all about making you feel good in the clothes you’re in. I can get with that!

“Celebrate the Curves You’re In!” -TS14+