A Day of Shopping

I’m back after honoring the ‘For Japan with Love’ Blogger’s Day of Silence. On my day off I had a chance to go to the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles with my girl Ivory. FYI, she’s a fabulous fashionista and an awesome shopping partner.We were in search of plus size fashion and believe me it wasn’t easy! We headed down to Santee Alley a.k.a. “The Alley.” It’s literally a 3 blog alley way of…

“For Japan With Love” Bloggers Day of Silence

In honor of the horrible earthquake and disaster is Japan, tomorrow, March 18th, I am participating in the For Japan With Love Bloggers Day of Silence. I am doing this along with a long list of bloggers who hope to bring awareness to this devastation. There will be no blog post tommorrow on CurvesandChaos.com.If you are a blogger I encourage you to participate. And whether you’re a blogger or just a concerned citizen of this…

ASOS Wish List

It simply is not fair. Why does the ASOS Curve line continue to tempt me? Their clothes are right up my alley; simply chic.And why don’t they just hurry up and open a store in Los Angeles already? I know I sound like a broken record, but I…I mean “We” need them out here.Not only are they killing me with the pieces below, but the the colors are calling my name. Sigh…Being on a budget sucks! I…

LPLP by Linea Pelle at Target

One of my favorite handbag designers Linea Pelle has just debuted ‘LPLP by Linea Pelle’ at Target. Well, there goes my Target boycott (I was boycotting them because of their sad plus size department).Available in stores and Target.com, the line “introduces a new demographic to the Southern California “casual chic” lifestyle sensibility embodied by the brand, which currently celebrates its 25th anniversary.”Priced at $9.99-$34.99, the line includes handbags, belts, wallets and other small leather goods…

MAKE UP FOR EVER Goes Untouched

MAKE UP FOR EVER, a Paris-based make up brand, has just launched it’s first ever unretouched print and online ad campaign. That means the models haven’t been digitally altered. It was even certified by a notary public. According to the brand, the ad is set to highlight the brand’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation which provides a photo ready finish after every application. The campaign will appear this spring in issues of select national magazines.What do…

Wow them in White

Wearing white makes me think of spring…and we are five days away! It’s a clean and crisp color that will go with pretty much anything. The looks are endless. 1 Forever 21, 2 City Chic, 3 ASOS, 4 Evans, 5 Ashley Stewart, 6 Carmakoma, 7 Lane Bryant, 8 Aldo, 9 Nordstrom,

Handbag Delight: Big Buddha

JCARTER $100Handbags and I…we go way back. The love affair started at an early age and continues to this day. Don’t even get me started about my days working at Nordstrom and my employee discount!So, I know a beautiful bag when I see one. And when I was flipping through the new issue of Redbook, I saw a bag that caught my eye (#5 below).When I found out it was a Big Buddha design, I…

Kiss the Curves “Hollywood Kiss” Event

Please Note: This event has been postponed via KTC Facebook page on 3/16/11.We are in the midst of L.A. Fashion Week here in Los Angeles. And there’s nothing I love more than someone throwing some curves into the mix.Kiss the Curves (KTC), a plus size fashion gala, will present “Hollywood Kiss,” March 18-19 at the beautiful Boulevard3 in Hollywood, California.Designers include LEVI’S, Sean John, Torrid and more. I can’t wait to see what they send…

Meet Olga Gonzalez-Ramos

Model, editor, writer, mother, wife, actress, salsa dancer, motivational speaker, and gardening guru; meet your modern day super woman, Olga Gonzalez-Ramos.Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, this only child was an avid book reader. She even started a “Dear Diary” journal at the age of eight. This started her love affair with writing.Today she is an editor of Daily Venus Diva, the Plus Size Lifestyle Magazine, Olga writes on a variety of topics, including the…

Can curvy girls wear crop tops?

Of all the current fashion trends, this is one I do not look forward to. I don’t care if it’s on straight or a plus size girl, I’m not a fan. The dreaded crop top is making a come back. I don’t know why, but I guess belly baring is not just for teens anymore.This Abby Cropped V-Neck from Alloy is currently sold out. What does that tell us?I’ve have seen some fashionistas wearing crop tops…