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Lookbook: Gunas the Eco-Vegan Luxury Handbag

In today’s Eco & animal friendly fashion world, I’m always interested to see what new item will catch my eye. I was supposed to attend the launch party of the Gunas collection below, but couldn’t make it. All I have is this lookbook to drool over. This Eco-vegan luxury line. I do wish I could feel the handbags myself, curious about the quality. What do you think? Is Eco the way to go?

Beauty Buzz: VS Fantasies & Dinner with an Angel

Where are all my Victoria’s Secret Beauty fans? Are you in love with Secret Garden too? The smells are intoxicating… aren’t they?

Did you know your favorite fragrances of Secret Garden have been reinvented. It’s now VS Fantasies and they’ve even added five new scents.

I was lucky enough to be invited to an intimate dinner at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood with Victoria’s Secret Angel Candace Swanepoel. Now, I didn’t know how intimate this dinner was going to be and I had never been to the legendary hotel. I had no idea what to expect.

As you can see in the pics below, it was very intimate. I met great people, had insightful conversation, and ate delicious food. I ate creme brulee for the first time!

I did get the Sheer love collection and I can honestly tell you it smells sweet and sexy, without being too overbearing. I have a sensitive nose when it comes to fragrances and this is delish! I’m dying over over the body butter!! Stay tuned…I have the entire collection you’ll be able to win soon!

And as for my dress, I bought it from my friend Crystal Rene at Haute CurVture. It was comfy and long! Just the way I like my maxi dresses. xoxo

Disclosure: My attendance to this event and gift bag were courtesy of Victoria’s Secret. The above is my true and honest opinion.  

Top 5 List: Plus Size Fashion Pet Peeves

Can I have a moment for a curvy/fat/chubby/plus sized fashion rant? These are my top 5 pet peeves when it comes to clothing made for women of my size.

  1. Please for the love of chubby thighs, can you figure out a way to make the inside of  your pants/trousers more durable. Hello? I have thighs that rub together and that causes friction, which causes wear on the inside of the thigh. 
  2. Cap sleeves on blouses are NOT my friend. Is it just me or does it look like my sleeves are shrinking? Either make it completely sleeveless or with a normal sleeve and I will buy it. 
  3. I know I’m fat, you don’t have to remind me by making my clothes a lot more expensive than straight size clothes. Because you use “extra” material to make my dress. That my friend is called price discrimination.
  4. All of our breasts are not made equally. I may have a large chest, but Sally down the street doesn’t. Now she can’t buy your blouse because it’s way too big. 
  5. Height does matter. Don’t forget there are tall and petite curvy women who want trendy fashion too. Not everyone is 5’7.
There! I feel much better. Now, let’s hope they are listening. Or I’ll just start making my own clothes.
What’s your plus size fashion pet peeve? 

What’s missing?

I’m always so curious as to finding out exactly what fashionistas like when it comes to accessorizing. I’m a true believer that just one accessory can liven up any outfit. Especially if it’a nude or tan dress, like the T-Bags mini-dress below, and the accessory is a much needed pop of color. But, that’s just me. I want to know what you think…(read below)


T-Bags at ShopStyle

I’ve chosen 6 random accessories below.
If you could ONLY choose ONE, which item would you pair with the dress and why? 
I’m curious.


Vote me in for City Chic’s next Blogger Lookbook!

City Chic, the Australian plus size fashion retailer, is hosting a contest to choose what bloggers will go into their next lookbook.

If you didn’t know, I was one of many other amazing bloggers featured in their first one. Very Very exciting, because I really do love their clothes. So, it was an honor to be included.

I’m here to ask (plead) for your votes…I’d love to be in the next one. So, can I count on you, the curvy loves of my life? If not, I would really encourage you to vote for another blogger who’s look you love.

Here’s what you would need to do to vote for me.

  1. “Like” City Chic on Facebook
  2. Click here and “Like” my photo. That’s it!! 
It’s super easy and I would reallllly appreciate it. You can view the first blogger lookbook here:

It’s these photos, posted here by the way…
I’d love to thank you all for your support in all that I do here on Curves and Chaos. 
You lades are my inspiration to keep blogging about fashion and loving my curves! 
xoxo to you all!!

‘SUPER’ Skin Care Giveaway with Dr. Perricone

Is your skin care product “SUPER?” It’s not? Your poor skin! What do you think would happen if you fed that hungry skin with some of the world’s most powerful superfoods?

Maybe you should take a look at the SUPER by Dr. Nicholas Perricone line. Its products contain green apple fruit, watercress, ginger, and coconut. What makes it “SUPER?” Well, coconut for example provides medium chain triglycerides and tocotrienols to help nourish and protect your skin. All while reducing redness and relieving dryness. Sounds so soothing and scientific. LOL.

Is your skin craving it yet? If so, enter below and you could win the chance to choose any Perricone product valued at $150 or less.

To enter, leave a comment below (with a valid email address) telling me which Perricone product you’d choose and why you think you need it. You must also be following me via Google Connect. 

Extra entries: Please leave separate comments for each, stating you performed each one, or your entry will not count.
“Like” them on Facebook.
Follow them on Twitter.
Tweet ” @getSuper skin with the Dr. Perricone and @CurvesandChaos #giveaway!  http://bit.ly/oAr3Z1

Rules:

  1. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
  2. Open to U.S. and Canada residents only.
  3. One vote per person, unless using the 3 extra votes (4 max).
  4. Giveaway ends 8/2/11. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored  by SUPER by Dr Nicholas Perricone.  

Giveaway is Closed!

Softcup Retreat @ Bliss Spa

Last week, my girlie Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista invited me to a pre-Espy’s Softcup retreat at Bliss Spa located in the W Hotel in Hollywood.

There were lots of celebs and athletes hanging around getting their choice of spa treatments. Just to name a few actress Gabrielle Union, sisters Vanessa and Angela Simmons, ESPN’s Erin Andrews, and hottie actor Jesse Williams.

As I was getting my manicure, I happened to be sitting next to the beautiful actres Gabrielle Union. We were all having a discussion about Softcup. If you don’t know, Softcup it’s the “no strings attached” feminine product. We were just getting tips on how to use it and the benefits of it. Believe me you have to check it out.

After my manicure, I munched on treats from the Little Next Door brasserie. The hummus is soooo yummy! Then I had a few cocktails while I was waiting for my amazing aromatherapy swedish massage.

And I can’t forget about my first ever oxygen facial. OK, it was my first facial ever and it was to…die…for.

I didn’t even know there was a Bliss Spa located that close to me and now I want to go ALL the time. Sometimes we need a little or a lot of pampering. Thanks to all the staff who were amazingly friendly! This is spa event I’ll never forget!

Sorry, I don’t have any pics of my outfit. But, I was wearing a coral SWAK tank and Torrid skinny jeans.

Disclosure: I did receive complimentary spa treatments and a gift bag. The above is my true and honest opinion.  

Color Inspired: Yellow

Have you ever just been in the mood for yellow?
People crave food…I crave colors. When I get in the mood for something, I have to get it! I especially hate late night cravings. I saw some celebrity wearing a yellow dress and now I want one. Someone help me…

The Ballet Flat {Luxe Edition}

It’s no secret that I love a good bargain, but sometimes I love the finer things in life. Like a designer shoe. OK…I always love designer shoes, but I have to be realistic sometimes and tell myself that they are NOT good for the wallet. Instead, I just look and wait until one day I’ll have a personal shoe shopping account.

Today, I’m kind of in the mood for a designer ballet flat. Don’t you just love ballet flats? They are simple, comfy, and chic. Above, you’ll find Chloe, Elizabeth and James, Kate Spade, Lanvin, and Marc Jacobs…to name a few.

Are you a ballet flat lover? 

In Awe…Plus Model Magazine’s Swimsuit Issue

I am in awe…seriously. I had to stop, right in the middle of what I was doing, to write this post.

For a lot of us, we’ve had to deal with being told that fat is ugly. And that we are not worthy of fashion, because we don’t fit the fashion industries mold. That’s total BS!

As I was flipping through Plus Model Magazine’s Swimsuit Issue, I didn’t realize I could be affected like this. I was almost brought to tears (of happiness). Finally, a magazine gets it!

This special issue brings together five very talented photographers, to shoot these beautiful curvy women.

I pray that you, teens and young women look at this and know that you are beautiful. And that you do look like the models in the magazines…Plus Model Magazine.

Please take a few minutes to check out this special issue.

On a side note-I’d just like to let you all know that I am now the Shopping Editor of Plus Model Magazine. I am so very honored and humbled to be a part of this amazing team. xoxo

A JET and Sophia Outfit Kind of Day

Most of you know that I love the laid back L.A. style and this outfit is a perfect example of that. Torrid sent me the JET John Eshaya White Leopard Print Tank ($34.50) and the Sophia Jegging Regular length ($58.50).
This was the perfect outfit for a day of shopping, eating barbecue, and more shopping. I’m always a fan of a flowy tank. Especially, when it has a knotted back where the straps meet. Now, this may seem a little difficult when it comes to choosing a bra. But you can always wear a strapless bra orrrrr one of those convertible bras with those see through straps (that are always attached) in the halter style. Just in case, like me, you need extra support. The tank is a little thin, so make sure you wear a nude bra or tube top under neath or you’ll definitely see the bra. This is the Cacique bra I wore with it.
The jeggings were amazing…as always. They fit great and weren’t too low, they sat above the belly button. Yay! I’m not a fan of low cut jeans! And they have a nice stretch, but still have the denim feel. These run pretty true to size. The 18 fit me perfectly. These are also in the regular length. The Sopia Jegging also comes in extra short, short, tall, and extra tall. Don’t you love the variety? I’m 5’6 and these are still a little long. Regardless, I can see me wearing them a lot!
What do you think of the JET tank and Sophia jeggings? 

Disclosure: The reviewed items were gifted by Torrid. The above is my true and honest opinion.