The Beth Ditto at Evans Collection will debut Friday!!
The Beth Ditto at Evans Collection will debut Friday!!
The other day on twitter I made a comment about going to sleep with fashion on my mind and waking up with fashion on my mind. And the news I got yesterday, just confirmed what the next two months will be like!
On October 28-30th L.A. will be home to
The Curvy Collective is a collaborative social network of plus size fashion bloggers and digital magazines for the industry leading Full Figured Fashion Week™.
As a part of The Curvy Collective, I get the honor of being involved in pretty much all that goes on during these three amazing days! This means I get to share the latest news and behind the scenes events with all of you!
The schedule of events was released today and I am seriously too excited! Just look below!
Thursday, October 28
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Opening Reception and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Friday, October 29
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc® presents “The PLUS Side of Business” – Featuring Successful Businesses that cater to the Plus Size Community
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
New and Aspiring Models Panel Discussion/Seminar
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The State of the Curvy Community – A Panel Discussion
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Designer Trunk Sale and Shopping Event
Saturday, October 30
Semi Formal Finale Runway Event (Plaza Pavilion)
5:30 – 6:30 PM – VIP Red Carpet Arrivals and Cocktail Reception (by invitation only)
6:00 PM – Doors Open for General Admission Arrivals
7:00 PM – Runway Show Begins
10:00 PM Masquerade After Party (The X Bar at the Hyatt Regency)
Fashion has hit a recent trend lately; designers are making their designs available to the fashion-lusting public. Not everyone can afford a $1000 pair of shoes. Instead, it’s time to get fashion at more reasonable prices.
Christian Siriano’s 2011 collection will not only include shoes, but handbags as well and will hit stores in February. All under $60! The Lela Rose collection will also debut for Payless in the spring of 2011.
The Lela Rose collection is also inspired by an international location…Lima, Peru. According to Payless, her inspiration is a “strong mix of old-meets-new cultures and architectures at various stages of development in the city.” This collection includes five key styles where old-meets-new and Peruvian textile inspirations. These designs are names after streets of Lima: “Loreto with its striated wedge heel inspired by the city’s hillside landscape; Magdalena accented with a rich brown raffia-wrapped textile wedge sole; Olaya, a T-strap with a wedge sole wrapped in an iconic Peruvian navy-clay colored woven textile; Canevaro a T-strap dress heel; and Olivos, the all-satin cocktail shoe.”
“Each season we eagerly await the latest creations from our designer partners,” said LuAnn Via, CEO of Payless ShoeSource. “For the Spring ’11 season, Christian Siriano and Lela Rose have yet again delivered head-turning footwear and handbag styles that beautifully express their unique design points of view. From Christian’s flair for edgy and powerful looks to Lela’s ‘classic with a twist’ aesthetic, we are proud to debut distinctive, high-fashion styles at prices that everyone can enjoy. The accessibility of these runway looks is at the heart of our commitment to democratizing fashion.”
If there is ever a trend I can relate to the most, it’s definitely military fashion. Yes, my curvy friends, I did serve in the U.S. military. To this day, you will not find me wearing anything camouflage or combat boots. I wore them for five years and that’s enough for me. But, everything else in this trend is OK. If anything I love the symmetry of the buttons. Chic without overpowering your outfit. Can someone please buy me the ASOS Curve Military Knitted Cape? Please?
When it comes to re-working pieces into different outfits, there’s no better way to do that than with simple accessories. For example. You’ve seen this top from Torrid
Win $1000? Yes, please! In honor of their upcoming fashion show on September 15th, during New York’s Fashion week,
Jason Wu and Ports 1961 stole my heart on day 2 of New York’s Fashion Week. I am in love with these Spring 2011 collections. I didn’t want to bombard you with photos, so I only choose a few. The day was filled with feminine touches, flowing fabric, and abstract prints and cuts. Not bad day 2, let’s see what day 3 brings. Oh, btw…I can totally see most of these pieces on this curvy silhouette!
Are you a shoe lover who’s not loving the heel height of your favorite pair of shoes? (Raises Hand) If so, you’re definitely going to love this latest shoe trend, the classic kitten heel. It’s time to bring it down a notch.
The kitten heel was introduced in the 1950′s with a heel height of no more than 2 inches. Some, brands like these Anne Taylor pumps below are 2 1/2 inches high. I remember when I wouldn’t wear anything higher than 2 inches! I’ve dared to go to 3 inches, my feet miss the kitten heels. Looks like it’s time to go shoe shopping!
Day 1 of New York Fashion week has come and gone. I saw a lot of mixing of prints, clean lines, military inspired looks, romantic pieces and bare midriffs? Really? Bare midriffs? Oh well. Here are a “few” of the Spring 2011 pieces I liked. I’m not a professionally paid fashion critic but, I really had to look hard for these! Hopefully, day 2 will be more inspiring.
Look at the lovely curvy ladies who made the cut and won the 2010 Torrid House of Dream model search. They were voted on by you! Aren’t they beautiful! Congrats! They’ve all won a trip to L.A. and they get to strut their stuff on the catwalk at an exclusive Torrid VIP fashion event.
Stunning in a navy Black Halo dress, America Ferrera attends a photocall at the Deauville American Film Festival on Tuesday in Deauville, France for the premiere of The Dry Land.
Jessica Simpson debuted her new denim line at the “Show Me Your Blues” event in her New York City showroom on Tuesday. Love how she used various sized models!
Glee star Amber Riley poses on the red carpet for the season 2 premiere of Glee and DVD release party at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood on Tuesday. That chambray blazer is chic!
Rocking out in black on the red carpet, Nikki Blonsky attends the Camp Rock 2 premiere in mid August.
Have you ever styled an entire outfit around your jewelry? No? You will once you’ve set your eyes on the glorious boutique style pieces from
Not only is Kacie giving you a chance to win the $25 credit, but she’s also giving any Los Angeles or Orange County resident an opportunity to host a Stella & Dot trunk show at your home. You could receive $100s in free jewelry! And if you book a trunk show with her in September, October, or November, you will receive a free bracelet ($29 value) added to your hostess order. Go to her web site now for more information.
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The overcast weather here in L.A. really has me thinking about fall more than ever. So, I couldn’t help but post this trend. The chunky knit is not only a trend for fall/winter of 2010 but, it is always a trend every year. Who doesn’t like to look fabulous while keeping warm? For me it’s a given! I love cable knit sweaters!! I actually have two in my closet from last season, I can’t wait to wear. I am also on the hunt for a chunky knit beret. Will fall just hurry up and get here already!
Bohemian Bisoux Vintage on Etsy has some amazing vintage pieces. Of course there is a plus size selection, which all the pieces above are from. I’m dying for it all! Click on the pic for detailed info.