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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?

OOTD: Gray in L.A.

It was nothing but gray skies today in L.A., just the way I like it! Yes, I’m a cold weather lover living in the City of Angels. I had a business meeting today, so I decided to try out my new Torrid Jayden Faux-Leather boots, dark denim jeans, and my Sejour Faux Suede Jacket by Nordstrom. The beautiful Nik of xoxo NikStar took my pics for me. She’s a doll! I was a little frustrated by the cowl neck on this top! I bought it at Macy’s a long time ago and don’t get me started on my hair. LOL. I was in a rush, so I went really simple with my jewelry; necklace from H&M, Fossil watch, and Lane Bryant bangle bracelets. The faux suede jacked was comfortable. It’s definitely not a warm weather jacket, but it’s a perfect fall piece. The boots are probably my favorite pair of shoes right now, but they are a little too high for me. No problem, I’ll just wear them more often to get practice. Don’t you just love giving yourself reasons to wear new shoes?!

photo by: xoxo NikStar
  • Faux Suede Jacket: Sejour by Nordstrom ($ n/a gifted)
  • Jeans: Marshalls ($7.00 Clearance)
  • Top: Macys
  • Boots: Jayden Faux-Leather Boots at Torrid (on sale $45.50)
  • Watch: Fossil ($95 gifted)
  • Bracelets: Lane Bryant ($14.99 for set)
  • Necklace: H&M

**Some of the items were gifted. This has no way affected my review, all of the above is my honest opinion. I was not paid for this post. Please read my disclosure policy.

Jessica London Launches Plus Size Leather Collection

Jessica London, a plus size women’s retailer,  announced the launch of the “First Ever” plus size leather collection yesterday.

They promise an “unrivaled leather collection.” Their sizes run from 12 to 32 and will feature a large selection of “modern silhouettes in rich colors and chic new metallics perfect for the fall and winter seasons. Jackets, skirts and blazers are available in soft, elegant leather including must-have items like the classic blazer in five colors (with ribbed sweaters dyed to match), several coat styles in new lengths (long leather coat, leather trench, leather peacoat and ¾ length leather coat), a best-selling zip front jacket in copper, bronze and pewter metallics, and fresh contemporary silhouettes (leather bomber, “moto” jacket, aviator jacket and maxi length leather coat).

They are even offering a special promotion called “The Extraordinary Leather Event.” Just in time for fall and winter, they are offering $50 off every leather coat and jacket. And that’s not all, Jessica London® is also offering 30% off one item to customers who place a web order using coupon code JLHOLIDAY (valid through 12/31/10). According to the press release customers can take advantage of both discounts on one order!

“The Jessica London team has designed a beautiful leather collection featuring stylish, easy-wear fashions that can take our customers straight from work to a night out on the town.”

It’s time to get romantic…with Alloy.

Alloy is really setting the mood with these romantic pieces! The Isabelle Beaded Blouse (the first one) is my favorite! It’s so beautiful and billowy and yummy. I can’t resist that trio. And if you’re wondering, these pieces are all carried up to a XXXL. Yay! That makes this curvy gal very very happy!



Out and About…

Time does fly when you’re having fun! After returning from Blogalicious in Miami, I only had a day-and-a-half to get ready for my next trip. This time it was a 4 day mini-vacay to see my best friend (in the green dress) who lives in Maine. The last time I saw her was in May and I was definitely missing her. It was so strange unpacking my summer clothes from the Miami trip, then packing the fall clothes for the New England weather. Even though it was a bit chilly and it rained all day on Friday, I couldn’t help but stare at the gorgeous colors of the fall foliage as we drove to Boston. We went out dancing that night and had such a great time (as you can tell in the photos). I am always inspired by the curvy women when I visit other towns. It’s fun to see what the curvaliscious trends are in different parts of the country. For most of the trip I wore sweaters, skinny jeans, and UGG boots. Sorry, but that’s mandatory vacation gear for me. But, as you can tell I did dress up for the night out in a simple LBD and my Steve Madden leopard print pumps. And the striped cashmere eternity scarf I’m wearing was gifted by Marshalls. It’s soft, warm, and perfect for fall weather. After a long flight home, I made it back to L.A. safe and sound. I think I’m going to stay grounded for a while.

Brown “Bootin’ it” with Steve Madden

With all of my recent running around, I haven’t any time to really go shopping! I know! I’ve been super good when it comes to spending money I don’t have. It’s a serious problem…I know. I was even inches away from amazing deals at this Coach Outlet in Freeport, Maine over the weekend and I didn’t spend a dime! It was horrible! Well, now it’s time to drool over shoes…well…brown Steve Madden boots to be exact. I need a pair so bad. The brown boots I have weren’t made for my curvy calves! My mom bought them for me two years ago and I just can’t wear them. Sorry mom! Hopefully, she’ll read this and get some ideas!

Faith 21 Restyled? Soon to be Forever 21+

If you follow me on twitter than you know I tweeted about this the other day. Forever 21′s extended sizes line Faith 21 will soon become Forever 21+ Plus Sizes. I received a range of comments on this tweet. Some love it, some aren’t sure, and well…some don’t really care. How do you feel about it?

P.S. I’m dying over these pieces!!

Review: INES Collection

 

Luxuriously soft, comfy, chic, and only $39?  The “Gotta Meet Sam” top by the INES Collection, will definitely leave you wanting to wear more from their line. 

Created by designer Jacqueline Floro, the INES Collection is a result of her friends and family desire, over a size 10, to design clothes for them. You can find the collection for sale on ShopTranslated.com.

I’m not going to lie, prior to being contacted by them, I had never heard of this plus size clothing line. Now, I’m thinking…how did I NOT know about them? This top, made of 100% poly woven, is extremely soft and now that I think about, it didn’t seem to wrinkle either. The top is a size 1 (16/18) and is VERY true to size.
I wore this to the movies last night with a pair of jeans and black flats and was complimented right away on the almond-colored square design on the black satin backdrop, that kind of resembles an abstract leopard print. I really like the 3/4 sleeve with the black cuff and the 28″ length of the top. It felt like the perfect length.I was also worried that the quality wouldn’t be that great…wrong! I haven’t washed it yet, but the quality seems outstanding. I’ll let you know how the washing goes.
I was also asked to review the INES Sleeveless Wrap Dress, you will definitely see this on me soon! It’s stunning in person. Take a second to check out this curvaliscious line now

**This top was gifted. This has no way affected my review, all of the above is my honest opinion. Please read my disclosure

Introducing Sejour by Nordstrom

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Nordstrom anymore than I already do, they are in the midst of unveiling their own plus-size line.

“Nordstrom recognizes that plus-size women deserve more on-trend, in-store and online choices, and is pleased to announce its new plus-size brand with modern styling called Sejour. Sejour will be available exclusively in the Encore department beginning the first through second weeks of November. The brand will launch in two phases with the first roll-out in November, and culminate in the spring with our entire selection of styles.” -Nordstrom Press Release

Along with a couple of other bloggers, I was contacted by Nordstrom to review some of their new pieces. I am beyond honored to be involved in their new fashion venture.

The thing I love the most about Sejour is the fact that they are going to feature looks that are great for layering. This includes great fabric manipulation and fun textures like sequins, beading, and embellishments for the season.

Their pieces will go from weekend to work, evening to holiday, sizes 14W-24W, and 1X-3X, primarily in a curvy fit. The pricing will range from $28-$200. As you can see in the “Blogalicious 2010: What I wore” post I made sure to try the Rayon leggings and Drape Front Embellished Top right away. There are a few other pieces that I will review for you soon.

Make sure you keep an out for this new line headed to the Nordstrom Encore department nearest you!

Blogalicious 2010: What I Wore

Blogalicious Weekend in Miami was beyond anything I imagined. The women were smart, creative, and fabulous! I met so many great ladies, even from the moment I stepped of off the plane! We had such a busy weekend of sessions, that I didn’t have time to take proper outfit posts. It was a wake up early and go to bed late kind of weekend. Here are a few pics from that weekend with a description of what I wore. Oh and by the way, as you can see in most of the photos, I was having MAJOR bang issues! Ughhh!

This weekend I wore a few amazing pieces (above) that were gifted by Lane Bryant. I wore the Cowl neck “Is It” tunic($49.50), the Stripe sequin tank ($29.50), the Multi-layer friendship bracelet ($19.50), and Silvertone chandelier earrings ($14.50). If you know me, then you know I like to acquire multi-functioning pieces in my wardrobe. I love that I can dress up or dress down any of the pieces above.

Being that it’s Miami, I knew the stripe sequin tank would fit right in. I wore it out to dinner with the always amazing Lane Bryant denim jeggings and I got so many compliments on it! Seriously! The only issue I had were the sequins that were near my underarm were kind of scratching me. I think it’s because I got the tank a little too big. I should have stuck with the more fitted size.

As you can see below, I paired the tunic with a pair of gifted Sejour by Nordstrom rayon leggings (a new plus size line!). The gorgeous chandelier earrings brought a touch of sparkle to this all black outfit. This tunic can be worn as a dress. I would of done it too if I wasn’t too much of a chicken! I wore the friendship bracelet both nights and the day after. I love it!

Above I mentioned Sejour by Nordstrom, it’s a new plus-size line. I am going to do a post on this line soon, but I just wanted to mention them and show you the two pieces I wore this past weekend. I wore their luxuriously soft Rayon Leggings and this gorgeous Drape Front Embellished Top (below) that was also gifted. I wish you could see the sparkle of this top. I paired it with Lane Bryant earrings and black skinny jeans from Old Navy.

This is an amazing top I found on the clearance rack at Macy’s. It’s by Rachel Roy and it was originally $99 and I bought it for $20! I was in heaven! The colors remind me of a sunset. I think it was meant to be big, because the tag say’s it’s a medium and it fit me. I wore it with my Torrid jeans and sandals. Loved it!

**Some of these items were gifted. This has no way affected my review, all of the above is my honest opinion. Please read my disclosure policy here.

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™: Fashion, Fun, and Fundraising.



Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ is almost here! Can you believe it? It will be an amazing weekend of  curvy fashion, amazing panels, and life saving fund raising. The opening reception will feature Curves for a Cure: A celebration of Pink silent auction, it’s something you don’t want to miss. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the LA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Inc. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

If you’re a new or aspiring model then you have to attend the “New and Aspiring Models Panel Discussion/Seminar.” There will be an “All-Star” line-up of Panelists, including the gorgeous Fluvia Lacerda.

You can also attend the following panels: The Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc® presents “The PLUS Side of Business” – Featuring Successful Businesses that cater to the Plus Size Community and The State of the Curvy Community – A Panel Discussion. Tickets are moving fast! You don’t want to miss out!

Buy your tickets HERE.

Shopping for Breast Cancer Awareness

I get to shop and help raise Breast Cancer Awareness? What more could I ask for? Here are a few of the retailers offering specials and raising awareness during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Don’t forget to enter to win a free “Punk Tee” from Save the Tatas here.

 Buy this beautiful bracelet for only $2.00 from Payless ShoeSource and they will donate to Susan G. Komen for the Cure 100% of the net profits. Along with the bracelet, you’ll receive a $5 off $25 coupon with every bracelet purchase.

 

 This special collection, which is sold exclusively at Kohls online, was created by the lovely Vera Wang. 100% of the net profit will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer. All the items are $5 or $10.

Avon carries a line of products to raise awareness for women’s issues around the world. To date, they have donated more than $800 million worldwide. Take a look at their Global Breast Cancer Crusade Pin, it’s only a chic $3.00.

OPI has created “One Color. For All Women.” This exclusive nail lacquer was creat for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Pink of Hearts 2010 edition is a “pale pink with a shimmer of hope-and an uplifting sparkle.” They will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Estee Lauder “Pink Ribbon Collection” is a part of their continuing effort to raise awareness. Elizabeth Hurley is also a part of the campaign and has created a lip design collection. Estee Lauder will donate $500,00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Professional makeup artist Sonia Kashuk and Target are working together to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation with limited edition makeup tools. Kashuk, a breast cancer survivor, is donating 15% of the purchase price of these items going to BCRF’s mission.

Size Appeal, a curvy fashion web site, is offering free shipping on all orders for the month of October. They encourage you to use that money you save from the shipping on donating to the cause. I think that’s a great idea!