Lots of hugs, laughter, and goodies filled the X Bar last night as L.A. Fatshion Bloggers and The Curvy Collective came together for Curvy Cocktails L.A. It was a meet-and-greet to start off Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ here in Los Angeles. Here are a few photos of last night, including photos of the raffle winners and the beauty goodies we handed out. It was so great to meet all of the amazing women who make up part of our curvy community; whether you’re a blogger, model, stylist, entrepreneur, or a fatshion lover!
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.
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)
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!
The Ultimate Swag Giveaway winner is Jessie from Bites and Pieces! She was randomly chosen using Random.org. What a lucky girl! She wins all of the amazing items from all of the amazing sponsors!
Thank you to everyone who entered and I hope you continue to come back and enjoy Curves and Chaos. I’d also like to thank all of the sponsors, who are listed below. I couldn’t have been done without you! Remember, this giveaway was in honor of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ which kicks off on Thursday!
Don’t worry curvaliscious ladies…I’ll be back with another amazing giveaway soon!
Free People Clothing Boutique’s vintage-inspired jewelry has kinda made my heart skip-a-beat. Just look at these gorgeous designs! All of the pieces here range from $18-$38 (click on the pic for details). That’s definitely something I can get behind. I’ve never held the jewelry in my hands, so I can’t tell you about its quality, but it looks chic. Anyone out there ever buy from Free People? Please spill!
Don’t have that sexy Halloween costume yet? You’re in luck…because there’s still time to pick one up over at Lingerie.com. Read more
What an amazing weekend!! The Love Your Body Day (LYBD) events were everything and more! On Friday night, Nik from xoxo NikStar and I hung out at the launch party. It was held at Bar Lubitsche in West Hollywood. We met so many amazing women; models, entrepreneurs, a teacher, a florist, and more! There were so many curves in that bar! If you take a look at the pics below you will see all of the beautiful women…including the super sweet Denise Bidot.
My outfit for the night:
On Saturday, we attended the LYBD event, also in West Hollywood. It was hosted by America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson and Chenese Lewis. Love Chenese! This time Cid from Cid’s Style File came out and hung with us. We visited all of the amazing exhibitors, watched the performers, and drooled when the clothes hit the runway. It was an amazing and empowering day! If you didn’t attend this year, I highly recommend attending next year!
I am beyond excited for Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ ! I am officially counting down to one of the hottest fashion events for the curvy woman!
L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, along with The Curvy Collective, are going to kick things off on Wednesday, October 27th with Curvy Cocktails L.A.! It’s an informal meet and greet in honor of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ . I promise there’s no pressure and no “list.” Just come out, have fun, and meet other women who love “fatshion” as much as you do.
Join us at the Xbar, which is located at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, at 7 p.m. I have a few prizes to raffle and a little treat for you!
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.
|Above images found here: http://www.wmagazine.com/celebrities/2010/11/kim_kardashian_queen_of_reality_tv?currentPage=2|
|Above images found here: http://www.styleite.com/media/kim-kardashian-w-magazine/|
Come out and join Curves and Chaos and L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, as we take part in Hollywood NOW’s 5th annual “Love Your Body Day” from October 22-24th in West Hollywood, CA. According to LoveYourBodyDay.com, the Love Your Body campaign was created in September of 1998 as a national day of action to “speak out against advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning.” America’s Next Top Model winner, Whitney Thompson and the beautiful Chenese Lewis will be the hosts for the weekend! You don’t want to miss this!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Love Your Body Day Launch Party
Hosted By Tomiko Fraser’s Goddess Gathering, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm
7702 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
21 and up (must have I.D.), Free Admission
RSVP LIST CLOSED
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Love Your Body Day
12:00 – 4:00 pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Vendors – Entertainment – “Real Women” Fashion Show
Special Performances by TFGG “Changing Woman”,
Kathy Dietch of Broadway’s Wicked,
and LA Sparks Ole Skool Crew (click for more info)
Free Gift Bags For First 100 Attendees
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Cathy Lewis Universal Comedy presents:
The Love Your Body Day Comedy Show
Doors Open: 8:00pm Showtime: 8:30pm
The World Famous Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Admission: $10.00 (pay at door)
21 and over
2 drink minimum
Sunday – October 24, 2010
Body Image Panel Discussion:
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Plummer Park – Great Hall
7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
*Reception Immediately Following Panel Discussion
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 $27.98! That’s a lot better for my budget! I think I’m ordering this bad boy!
It was nothing but gray skies today in L.A., just the way I like it! Yes, I’m a cold weather lover living in the City of Angels. I had a business meeting today, so I decided to try out my new Torrid Jayden Faux-Leather boots, dark denim jeans, and my Sejour Faux Suede Jacket by Nordstrom. The beautiful Nik of xoxo NikStar took my pics for me. She’s a doll! I was a little frustrated by the cowl neck on this top! I bought it at Macy’s a long time ago and don’t get me started on my hair. LOL. I was in a rush, so I went really simple with my jewelry; necklace from H&M, Fossil watch, and Lane Bryant bangle bracelets. The faux suede jacked was comfortable. It’s definitely not a warm weather jacket, but it’s a perfect fall piece. The boots are probably my favorite pair of shoes right now, but they are a little too high for me. No problem, I’ll just wear them more often to get practice. Don’t you just love giving yourself reasons to wear new shoes?!
|photo by: xoxo NikStar|
- Faux Suede Jacket: Sejour by Nordstrom ($ n/a gifted)
- Jeans: Marshalls ($7.00 Clearance)
- Top: Macys
- Boots: Jayden Faux-Leather Boots at Torrid (on sale $45.50)
- Watch: Fossil ($95 gifted)
- Bracelets: Lane Bryant ($14.99 for set)
- Necklace: H&M
**Some of the items were gifted. This has no way affected my review, all of the above is my honest opinion. I was not paid for this post. Please read my disclosure policy.