Looks like Christina Hendricks is taking her character Joan from AMC’s Mad Men to the red carpet. Just look at her channeling the fashionable 1960’s woman. Not only is she one of our favorite curvy celebs, but it seems the paparazzi has been loving her lately too! It’s also been reported that she is the new face of Vivienne Westwood’s fine jewelry collection. Congrats Christina! Score another point for the curvy girls!
One of my favorite silhouettes for spring would have to be the maxi dress. It’s the ultimate dress for comfort and style. And it’s so versatile.
This Lane Bryant V-neck Maxi Dress ($39.95) is a perfect example. This LBD (I’m now calling the long black dress) is like a blank canvas.
From the waist to your neck and down to your feet, there are so many ways to accessorize and make this the dress you’ll wear all spring. Not only will you be able to accessorize like a pro, but you’ll do it at reasonable prices with pieces that will carry into other seasons.
The Leather Belt
The Chunky, Funky, or Long Necklace
The Eclectic Cuff Bracelet
The Gladiator Sandal
Now that I think about it, you probably have most of these items in your possession. How do you dress up your maxi dresses?
It might be New York Fashion week and I do love fashion, but do you know what I love more? Full Figured Fashion Week! And it’s set to all go down again in New York on June 16-18, 2011!
I was lucky enough to be selected as a member of The Curvy Collective in Los Angeles last year for Full Figured Fashion Week(end). It was an amazing experience!
Every time I see founder Gwen DeVoe post something about FFFWeek on Facebook, I get more and more excited! As a matter of fact, they are currently searching for The (New) Face of Full-Figured Fashion Week for 2011. You might remember the stunning Rosie Mercado representing in 2010.
There are over 30 beautiful women vying for the spot! I can’t wait to see who wins!
Ever since her eye-catching nude photo in Glamour Magazine, model Lizzie Miller has been busy. Can you blame her? She’s gorgeous!
It was just announced today that she is the brand new OneStopPlus.com ambassador. That means she will be the face of this plus-size fashion brand. You’ll see Lizzie on Twitter and Facebook, as well as their web site.
“I am so honored to have been chosen as OneStopPlus.com’s ambassador, as they are a major player in the plus-size fashion world. I believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and I admire OneStopPlus.com for being willing and able to think outside the box when it comes to women’s fashion.” said Lizzie Miller. “I dream of the day when we will be able to open a magazine and see women of all sizes and colors represented. With OneStopPlus.com, that dream will become a reality and I’m so excited to be a part of it.”
When you think of last night’s Grammy’s you don’t think of hair. Well, I do now. My favorite looks of the night were the longer styles, either straightened or wavy. It was very rocker chic!
Editors Note: Congratulations to Carleen, who won the super sexy Ashley Stewart lingerie. And a big thanks to Ashley Stewart!
Love is definitely in the air…whether you like it or not! And what better way to spread the love? With the “month of love” giveaway #3 of course!
One lucky winner will win this amazing INES Sleeveless Empire Dress (right) courtesy of Shop Translated. This hot pink dress, with an art nouveau print, is perfect for spring. Available in sizes 0X-3X, it’s definitely an eye-catcher!
To enter: You MUST follow me via Google Connect (on the sidebar) and leave me a comment below telling me your favorite Valentine’s Day memory.
*Make sure you leave a valid email address or twitter i.d. or your entry will not be counted.
For extra entries:
- “Like” Shop Translated on Facebook.
- Follow Shop Translated on Twitter.
- Subscribe to the Shop Translated mailing list.
- Tweet the following: ” Dress me for LOVE with @ShopTranslated and @CurvesandChaos Giveaway #3 http://bit.ly/ibIJgB “
**You must provide separate comments stating you completed each of the extra entries or it will not count.
Rules: Only open to U.S. residents, only one entry per person unless using the four extra entries, you must be 18 years or older to enter, winner will be chosen using Random.org and the giveaway will end 2/21/11.
Can you believe Jessica Simpson’s fashion empire is set to reach a whopping $1 billion this year? This is according to an article in New York Magazine that will hit newsstands on February 21.
It’s no surprise, right? 2010 brought in $750 million alone. It’s reported she will add a full ready-to-wear collection and a career separates line later this year.
Hopefully, she’ll decide to work on a plus collection. Until then, I’ll drool over her shoes and handbags. In fact, I found a few pairs I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection.
I know I say I love shoes, but the first pair is amazing! It’s called the Edgewood ($89) and I would wear them forever. I promise.
I love my body. I really do! But, I know I’m not healthy. I have high cholesterol and I haven’t worked out in months. If I could be in top physical health and have my curves, then I’d love myself even more. Read more
When you think of Payless ShoeSource, you think of stylish shoes at affordable prices, right? You don’t think of bath and beauty products.
Well, it’s time to change that train of thought. They are now offering bath, beauty, and fragrance products at affordable prices.
I found this out a few months ago, when I was sent a free sample of their “green” and natural beauty products by Zoe&Zac.
I will admit I am totally in love with the Bamboo White Tea Body Mist ($7.99). It’s such a light and fresh scent…so dreamy.
The Zoe&Zac beauty line is exclusive to Payless and consists of makeup, bath & body, fragrances, nail polish, and gift sets. I’m dying to try one of their Eye & Lip Palettes. Preferably, the Forest Blooms Eye & Lip Palette ($9.99). They colors remind me of spring.
Created by Summer Rayne Oakes, the line is free of Parabens and Phthalates, not tested on animals, and all packaging is recyclable.
Have you tried any of the Zoe&Zac beauty products? Tell us what you think!
**Disclosure: I was NOT paid for this post. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Australian plus size retailer City Chic is all about fashion for the curvy girl. Offering sizes 14-24, they want you to know “that fashion is not only for the skinny!” And that’s why we love em’!
Want another reason to love them? For a limited time only, they are offering you 30% off your City Chic orders with the coupon code BM30FS. That means you can buy this One Shoulder Striped Top (right)!
How about one more reason? Go HERE and enter to win a trip to see City Chic during Australian Fashion Week!
Bargainistas rejoice! The Nordstrom Rack is now online! I know you’re jumping for joy right at this moment. I love this store, but because of the “demographics” the one closest to my house doesn’t carry an plus sizes. That makes me a grumpy shopper. And no one likes a grumpy shopper.
Now I get to shop online for Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Caslon, Rachel Pally, Adriana Papell, and more for up to 70% off! I need to catch my breath.
What do you think? Are excited to shop “The Rack” online?
OneStopPlus, the largest plus-size online retailer, is set to produce it’s first virtual runway show during New York Fashion Week.
The simulcast will take place on February 17, 2011 at 1 p.m. EST and will give women from around the world a front row seat to view their exclusive fall fashion collection.
You can view the virtual fashion show on www.ospfashionshow.com using your computer, smart phone, iPad, or iTouch. It’s set to air in countries around the world, including the U.S., France, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Sweden. They are even going to broadcast it live from a Jumbo-Tron in New York City’s Times Square!
I know I’ll be watching. Will you? R.S.V.P today!