Everyone’s favorite line ASOS Curve…well one of my favorite lines…has been getting a little vintage on us. And I like it! You’ll see from the pieces below that they’ve been inspired by the 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s. My jaw dropped when I saw the Full Dress with Variegated Stripes. I’m kind of in love. I would’ve worn this if I went to Coachella. I will admit, I was a “wanna be” hippie child when I was growing up. My dad had me listening to Jimi Hendrix and The Doors records. Remember records? Ohhhh the good ol’ days…just like the era’s that inspired the designs below. Ok, I’m totally showing my age here, but I don’t care. Fashion is timeless.
I’ve always loved the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” I might love the cold season, but I also love the spring weather. The saying reminds me that blooming flowers are almost here. I can smell them now. Read more
Full Figured Fashion Week is almost 2 months away! I’m so excited to start planning my trip to New York City. I’ve only been there twice, but never for anything fashion related. You can’t even imagine what being a part of FFFWeek means to me. From here until June 16th (the day FFFWeek starts) I will be giving you weekly updates or features…starting today.
FFFWeek is being presented by SONSI and sponsored by Lane Bryant, Kmart, and LYS. I know! How exciting huh? And you have to see the list of designers: Curvaceous Boutique, Evie Foster, SONSI, Anna Margaux of Margaux Kouture, Jill Alexander of Jill Alexander Designs, La’Tresa Harper and Danyelle Freeland of LaDan’s Closet, Maria Zelner of Queen Grace Collection, Rachel Kacenjar of Sweetooth Couture, and Tene Charles and Julie Thomson of Ashaki Charles Designs. Phew! Read their bios here.
They also recently named the recipients of The FFFWeek Awards:
Plus Boutique of the Year – Re/Dress NYC Plus Designer of the Year – Monif C. Plus Sizes Plus Fit Model of the Year – Terri Murray Plus Fashion Magazine of the Year – PLUS Model Magazine Plus Commercial Print Model of the Year – Fluvia Lacerda Plus Lifestyle Magazine of the Year – Daily Venus Diva Plus Retailer of the Year – Lane Bryant Plus Runway Model of the Year – Mia Amber Davis Plus Icon of the Year – Catherine Schuller Plus Agency of the Year – MSA Models (MSA Plus) Plus Pageant of the Year – J.T. Productions – Full Figured USA Pageant Plus Fashion Stylist of the Year – Susan Moses Plus Fashion Blog of the Year – Big Girl in A Skinny World
It’s Wednesday and I I feel like I’m still trying to recover from this weekend. I attended an art gallery exhibit on Saturday night, featuring some beautiful curvy women. You’ll hear about that soon.
Sunday, was a day filled with fashion and beauty. I was invited to the Retail Camp, which was held at Woodbury University. It was a two-day conference that brought together apparel and retail industry professionals, bloggers and designers. They taught them how to use technology as a marketing, business and brand development tool. I was only able to attend a half-day and it was very educational. Marie Denee The Curvy Fashionista and Jeanine Jacob of The Coveted, along with other top notch fashion bloggers were part of a panel called “The Business of Blogging.” It was a great look into the minds of successful fashion bloggers.
After the conference, I headed over to Kurvee, the shopping and beauty event. I met up with a bunch of other bloggers and we had so much fun. There was not only shopping, but there were beauty treatments as well. The weather was amazing as we sat on the patio waiting to see if we won any of the giveaways. A big thank you to the organizer, Tamika. You outdid yourself.
It was a greatly needed event and I thank all the vendors and sponsors for being a part of it. We had Haute CurVture, You by Crocs, Curvy Divas Rock, Belini, Chinese Laundry, Phoenicia Goddess, Sealed With A Kiss Designs, IGIGI, and many more! A portion of the proceeds went to Pushing Pink Pedals, they work with at risk women and teens to help build self esteem and empowerment through makeup. I seriously can’t wait for the next one. You should too!
Welcome to my new obsession, wooden bangle bracelet sets. Yes, it has to be a set. My friend Ivory has really inspired me to start wearing large bangle bracelets. She always rocks them! Today, I went shopping with my mom and she bought me an early birthday gift, which included a set from Avenue. She did buy me other stuff, but you’ll have to wait and see those. If you haven’t noticed, I have to buy my bracelets at plus size stores. I have my dad to thank for my large man hands. LOL. I love the tribal feel you get from these and they pretty much go with anything. Take a look at the wide assortment below.
You asked and he delivered. You might have already heard that Roberto Cavalli’s White Collection is available on the Designer Plus Size Fashion web site Navabi.
Just look at this gorgeous coat!
Unfortunately, this girl can’t afford any of his designs. This coat is $1467.90, so instead I will sit here and dream about wearing it on the streets of Paris. A glass of wine in one hand and my Chanel bag in the other…sitting under the Eiffel Tower. What can I say…I’m a fashion dreamer.
You can see other Roberto Cavalli designs on Navabi here.
What do you think about Roberto Cavalli’s plus size collection?
Last week I attended the Hispanicize 2011 right here in Hollywood. It was their 2nd Annual PR & Social Media conference. I had an amazing time networking and reconnecting with my friends. I was asked to sit in on a panel of Fashion and Beauty bloggers. I was pretty nervous. There were four of us up there and I couldn’t help but stress how brands and companies are passing up opportunities to work with the “plus size” community.
I also made sure to tell the audience, that I don’t sit here telling you what to wear. I just give you recommendations on what I like and feel would look good on me. We all know that we have to find our own personal style. That being said, here are the three outfits taken by the awesome Cid of Cid Style File. My partner in crime. I made sure to dress comfy, because these are all day conferences. P.S. don’t mind my hair (I swear it was windy) and my awkward poses. LOL.
Cascade Style Cardigan (Size Large) from Forever 21
Hello ladies of Los Angeles!! If you haven’t bought your tickets for tomorrow’s shopping and beauty event Kurvee, then you’re going to miss out on shopping, beauty treatments, dessert sampling, FABULOUS GIVEAWAYS and so much more! It was created specifically for you, the “Kurvee” fashionista!
I will be there along with some amazing vendors and sponsors. You have a few hours to buy tickets today HERE, but you will be able to buy them at the door as well. But, make sure you get there early, only the first 100 guests will get swag bags.
Full Figured Fashion Week, the only plus size fashion week, will invade New York June 16-18 and I can’t be more excited. I’ve only attended the Los Angeles FFF Week and it was beyond amazing. I was a part of The Curvy Collective, a group of bloggers chosen to cover the event. This year the name of the group has changed, it is now The Fashion Front and I have been selected as a member again. I am so very honored to be included with these fellow bloggers!
I’m in a really big hurry this morning, but I just had to show you these adorable cat and elephant pieces from the jewelery line of the creative Betsey Johnson. Of course my heart belongs to vintage cat collection, but the elephants are too cute! This woman never runs out of ideas. What it must be like to live in her head. Anywhoo, enjoy the Betsey love!
Calvein Klein, Michael Kors, Rachel Pally, and Diane Von Fursteberg are only a few of the designers available on 365Hangers.com. This jewel of a sample sale site guarantees women’s designer labels at 70% ! That’s a steal, if you ask me. I love that they use models that represent different shapes and body sizes. And their sizes range from 0/XS to 16/XL. My friend just purchased a Marc Jacobs dress from them at Sassy City Chicks, for an amazing price. I was actually looking at this Rachel Pally design, it would make a great spring dress.
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