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This Trend is Cool as Blue

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The minute I saw Chanel Iman in this amazing turquoise dress, I knew I had to write this post. I’m not sure who the designer is, but I do know she wore it to the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City.

Raise your hand if you wish a designer would make this gown for us curvy girls (raises hand).  Why do straight sizes have all the fashion fun? No fair!

This has always been one of my favorite colors. It reminds me of the turquoise jewelery my mom would buy me from Arizona. Did you notice there are even a few aqua colored items that made the cut?

Doesn’t this cool blue makes you think of water? This really makes me think of the beach. Which has me crushing on #10 from Style369.com. Can you tell summer is right around the corner?

Which is your favorite piece below?

1. Chinese Laundry $44.95  2. Remi & Reed $25  3. Ashley Stewart $19.99  4. Forever 21+ $22.80  5. Kendra Scott $60  6.  KBL $135  7. ALDO $18   8.  Element $41.60  9. Just Cavalli $545  10. Style369.com £29.50  11. Avenue $24.90  12. ASOS Curve $64.63  13. Crocs $45  14. Lane Bryant $48.96

FFFWeek Update: The Pulse of the Plus Size Community Panel

WHOA! Full Figured Fashion Week is officially 10 days from now! Did you get your tickets yet? If you haven’t, I can tell you that the Full Figured Fashion Crawl and the Fashion Friday Networking Event featuring the Full Figured & Fabulous Runway Model Competition are sold out.

You can still get your hands on the other events going on that week.

If you love all things regarding the plus size community, they you should really attend “The Pulse of the Plus Size Community” panel.

This year, in conjunction with Full Figured Fashion Week™, The Fashion Front will host a panel discussion, “The Pulse of the Plus Size Community”. Perfectly timed, in the midst of current news in the media, this panel discussion addresses the current state of the plus-size community and the significance of Full Figured Fashion Week™, through the eyes of the industry’s leaders, bringing different perspectives from various experiences and points of view.

As a member of The Fashion Front, I will definitely be there. Besides, the speakers on the panel are awesome.

  • Jill Hutchison
  • Katheryn Finney
  • Madeline Figueroa-Jones
  • Jennene Biggins, Founder and CEO Voluptuous Woman Company
  • Glen Johnson – Full Figure Plus
  • Leslie Medlik

Tickets are only $15 (in advance). Buy them here. 

COVERGIRL Beauty Bar Event Pics

Here are some awesome photos by John Sciulli from the COVERGIRL Beauty Bar event at the Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood. You can see below Makeup Artist Amy Nadine applying blush, before I got my hair done. Read the post about the event here.

Images Courtesy of COVERGIRL
And of course there were some celebs on hand. Rumer Willis, Karina Smirnoff, Stephanie Pratt, Demi Lovato, Taylor Armstrong, Lisa Vanderpump, and Aubrey O’Day made sure to get all dolled up! I’m kinda bummed I didn’t get to meet any of them. I think I left before they got there. I wish I would have met Demi Lovato and Aubrey O’Day.

Who is your fave celeb below? 
Images Courtesy of COVERGIRL

A Day of Beauty

Don’t you just love getting beautified? Thanks to CoverGirl for inviting me to their Beauty Bar event at the Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood. It’s all to celebrate tomorrow’s MTV Movie Awards.

I’m sorry I don’t have any pics from this event. We weren’t allowed to take any photos or video. But, I can tell you this chic salon was packed.

I got my makeup done by the very sweet and talented Amy Nadine. My braided hair was courtesy of the salon. They have a Braid Bar there and only charge $25 to have your hair braided in your style of choice. I know I’ll be back!

They also offered manicures, pedicures, blow outs, and spray tan. Hypnotic was on hand with their new Harmonie Liqueur vodka. We enjoyed purple cocktails, eats, and sweets. We also walked a way with a bag of goodies.

I was going to wear a dress, but it was cloudy here in Los Angeles. I wore this feather-inspired flowy top from Nordstrom Rack, my (fave) City Chic wide leg jeans, and these (new favorite) coral Dolce Vita wedges I also scored at Nordstrom Rack. And you know I’m bangle crazy right now, so I wore these that I got at Avenue, my ring is from H&M, and the earrings are from a small boutique.

I’m wearing CoverGirl’s new Natureluxe Silk foundation, Liquiline Blast Eyeliner, and LipPerfection Lip Color. I’m really loving their products right now! 
What is your favorite CoverGirl product? 

Disclosure: Admission to this event was courtesy of CoverGirl. The services and products provided were gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

China Glaze’s Make an Entrance

You can never go wrong with a pink nail polish. Especially with a name like “Make an Entrance.” China Glaze has pretty much taken over my nail life. We all need a little color in our lives.

Who is Manon Baptiste?

I’m on an official mission to find out who designer Manon Baptiste is. Do you know?

I think he/she might be a French designer.  I’m on Navabi.us and I’ve noticed a lot of this designer’s pieces are sold out. And I can’t for the life of me, find any more information about this designer on the internet. It’s driving me crazy. LOL. Sorry, I’m anal like that.

These are my two favorite pieces and for designer fashion, the prices aren’t too bad. I am loving how these just hug the natural curves of the body. Don’t you just love that?

The first dress also comes in white and would have been perfect for the Full Figured Fashion Week “White on White” Sunset Cruise! Why are all the good dresses gone?

OK, back to the craziness. I’ve already emailed Navabi for more info on this designer, but if any of you out there know, please share with me. Pretty please?

For those of you who don’t know, Navabi sells “designer fashions in plus sizes.” You can find Anna Scholz, Elena Miro, Roberto Cavalli, and more.

Yes, that’s right…designer fashions in plus sizes! You can thank me later.

HSN & QVC Wish List

Where are all my home shoppers at? Flip on the television and check out HSN and QVC for a few surprises. I just bought a pair of Levis Curve I.D. jeans on HSN, which I love! It was my first purchase with them, but with items like these, it won’t be my last. I’ve got my eye on these beauties below, especially that Nick Chavez set. I love that product!

What’s been your favorite item you’ve bought from QVC or HSN?
Do you have any tips for us home shopping newbies?

HSN

QVC

Staying Golden with Midnight Velvet

What did you wear during the Memorial Day weekend?

If you you had weather like us in Los Angeles, then you’d probably wear something similar to my outfit-a flowy dress and sandals. It’s kind of the perfect combo for a beautiful day.

We hosted a small barbecue at my apartment and I wanted to wear something chic. I made sure to wear this Golden Paisley Dress that Midnight Velvet sent me.

This dress is so feminine with it’s golden paisley design, beads, and sequins. I know you can’t see them (sorry), but there are adjustable spaghetti straps under my hair. Which I loved! There is a side zipper, but I didn’t even need to unzip it. The dress just slid over my head for a perfect fit. The empire waist is my favorite part to this dress. It’s so beautiful. Of course I paired it with my Avenue bangle bracelets and these gladiator wedges (for comfort value, because I was going to be cooking).

I must warn you to be careful with the beads on the chest part of the dress. I was brushing my hair and the comb knocked off a few beads.

I will be honest, I have never shopped with Midnight Velvet. But, I instantly fell for their contemporary pieces (misses and plus sizes), accessories, shoes, jewelery, health and beauty, and home products. It’s definitely a shopper’s paradise. Make sure you check out their partner site, Monroe and Main. I’ll definitely add them to my shopping list.

Disclosure: The dress was gifted by Midnight Velvet. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

FFFWeek Update: Plus Designer of the Year – Monif C.

If there’s a designer out there that knows a woman’s curves, it has to be Monif C. That’s why she was selected as Full Figure Fashion Week’s Plus Designer of the Year. Do I even need to give you another reason why? Just look at her designs, they speak for themselves. Besides, most of them are sold out. That should tell you something.

If you’re attending Full Figured Fashion Week, which I hope you are, you’ll be happy to know that the Monif C. boutique is located in New York City. You’ll actually get to see her famous convertible dress and amazing swimsuits up close. And you’ll know why they’re a curvy woman’s dream come true.

You can find a complete list of the FFFWeek Award winners here. 

Remember, there are only a few days left to buy your tickets. Get them before they’re gone.

Beauty Buzz: Introducing Caciquebody

Lane Bryant’s Cacique line, is more than just intimates. It’s now about beauty and body care. Available online today, Caciquebody is a new line designed to tone, smooth and revitalize a woman’s natural curves. Sounds great, right?

The new collection includes smoothing body lotion, hydrating body mist, and body butter. Available in scents Pinkberry, Citrusfresh, Waterblossoms, and Nightbloom. They also offer anti-chaffing cream, revitalizing leg cream, and shimmering body lotion.

Lane Bryant sent me the hydrating body mist Spray It Again and the smoothing body lotion Firm Believer in Pinkberry and I was pleasantly surprised. Pinkberry is a “romantic blend of cherry blossoms, raspberry, and peppercorn.” I was worried the scent might be too strong for me, but it actually wasn’t.

Firm Believer felt great as I slathered it on. It had a great consistency and wasn’t too thick. And because of the sculpting seaweed extract and antioxidant blend with a jolt of caffeine my legs really felt refreshed. It’s not every day a clothing company can pull off body care and now I’m super curious to try the other products.

Will you try the Caciquebody line? 

Disclosure: I was gifted these products by Lane Bryant. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Covering It Up

I don’t know about you, but I’m counting down the days until I get to lounge in the sand on the beach. Doesn’t it sound relaxing? But, what do you wear when you aren’t in the water or laying out getting a tan? You can walk around in your swim suit, but I want to look cute and still protect my skin. That’s when I grab a cover-up.  There are tons of styles, colors, and prints to compliment you and your swim suit. Which one below do you like? Click on the style you like for pricing details.

 Are you a cover-up kind of girl?