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Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Runway Finale

The Curvy Collective

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ ended with a fatshionable bang last night! Not only did everyone look amazing! But, it was a little surreal. There I was sitting in a room with people who love fatshion as much as I do. With beautiful women of all shapes and sizes on the runway and people cheering them on as they strutted their stuff. It was so inspiring and outrageously fun!

Before I go on, I want to thank the “oh so chic” Gwen DeVoe and Marie (The Curvy Fashionista), for including me in “The Curvy Collective.” I am honored.

Last nights runway finale showcased the best in the plus size biz. They were Abundance Plus Size Boutique, Chan.Nel Karama, LTD., Forever 21+, Hips and Curves, IGIGI By Yuliya Raquel, Jill Alexander Designs, Kiyonna, Lane Bryant, Plush Boutique, Sassi Rebel Clothing, Sealed with a Kiss, SONSI, and Youtheary Khmer. The fashion was unreal! I included a few pics below of the night. I am going to do a recap in the next few days that will include ALL of the photos I took. In the meantime, enjoy.

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Panel & Discussions

We came, we discussed, and we conquered! If there was ever a more productive and powerful day, it had to be yesterday at the Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Panel & Discussions. I unfortunately missed the first session “The Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc® presents “The PLUS Side of Business”, but I did make it to the “New and Aspiring Models Panel Discussion/Seminar” and “The State of the Curvy Community.” I learned a lot from the top people in the “curvy” business! Here are a few photos from yesterday.

There’s still time to attend tonight’s finale and runway show! You can’t buy them online, but they are available at the door, but it’s CASH ONLY! Visit www.FFFWeek.com for details!

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Opening Reception & “Curves for a Cure”

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ officially started last night with a cocktail reception and “Curves for a Cure” fundraiser. It was an amazing night for an amazing cause! I am a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awarness, since it has unfortunately touched my family. The event was hosted by the fabulous Gwen DeVoe, talented songstress Kelly Price, and 102.3′s Lon McQ. All proceeds went to the L.A. Komen for a Cure Foundation.

This was also a chance for all the bloggers to meet up. It was great seeing all of these beautiful faces in one place. There was even a Sonsi Photo Booth we were all playing with. I will post those pics later! It was too much fun. I finally wore my City Chic top (gifted by City Chic) out with a pair of black skinny jeans and Jessica Simpson open toe platform pumps. I was bringing the bling last night! Don’t forget, you can still purchase tickets to Saturday’s Finale Event! Go Here!!

Stay tuned for pics and recap from today’s panel sessions. You can follow me on twitter @CurvesandChaos where I will be tweeting live!

Curvy Cocktails L.A.



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!

A big and special thank you to Torrid, Sonsi, Ardell, China Glaze, Kurvee, and Bali for sponsoring our goodies! You just made our night that much more special!

I love you…but I can’t afford you.

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.


Torrid’s 2010 House of Dreams Model Search Winners! Exclusive Pics!

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)

Congratulations ladies!!

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!

Ultimate Swag Giveaway Winner is…

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!




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Size Appeal

Free People’s Vintage-Inspired Jewelry

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!


Halloween Shopping at Lingerie.com get an Additional 10% Off!

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.

Take a peek into their plus size costume collection. Most of the costumes are 29%-73% off too!

And don’t forget that from now until October 31st, my curvy readers get 10% off any and all costumes on Lingerie.com. Just enter the code “CurvesandCostumes” at checkout.

*Read my disclaimer here. I was not paid or compensated for this post. 

“Love Your Body Day” Weekend

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: 

Sweater: Marshalls
Denim Skirt: Old Navy
Tights: Assets
Boots: Torrid
Necklace: Kohls
Bracelets: Lane Bryant

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!

Outfit for the day:
Denim Jeans: Torrid (gifted)

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Countdown!

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!

If you haven’t bought your tickets for Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™  hurry up and buy them now! Before they are sold out! You don’t want to miss this! 

Kim Kardashian shows off her Curves and more!

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.

There’s no doubt that she’s a stunning woman, but do you think the photos are a piece of “art” or just for press?

**Warning: Nude images below.
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/

Don’t Miss “Love Your Body Day”

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!

Check out the schedule of events below!

Friday, October 22, 2010
Love Your Body Day Launch Party
Hosted By Tomiko Fraser’s Goddess Gathering, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm
Bar Lubitsch
7702 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
21 and up (must have I.D.), Free Admission
DJ Rell
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 ADMISSION
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
Belly Room
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

Bank Breaker V$. Bargain: Leopard Print Tote

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!

What about you? Are you craving a leopard print tote?