Here’s a new feature simply titled “5 Questions:” Meet Amanda Tice! I had the honor of meeting the beautiful and extremely nice Amanda in Miami. She was one of the models showcased in a Bali exhibit for their new shapewear. I went over and spoke with the curvy women…of course, and found them to be so down to earth! I knew I had to introduce you to her! Read more
On Saturday, I threw my first event for the Los Angeles Latina Bloggers. “Discovering Mas” was my attempt to bring together Latina bloggers to network and learn. It turned out to be an amazing day, with so many beautiful Latina women in one place! Thank you to everyone who came! This is the outfit I wore (left). Alfani top w/belt, Old Navy Jeans, and Sam Edelman flats.
The day before the event I was running errands and decided to stop by Macy’s really quick to see if I could find something to wear. To my surprise, the woman’s section had six clearance racks and there was a coupon for 20% off! Yay!
I have been eyeing this red Alfani top for a while now, but I didn’t want to pay the $65. I spotted it on the clearance rack and proceeded to pay only $8!! Thank you to the mysterious lady who gave me her coupon.
It was very comfy and cool, which was great because I was doing a lot of running around that day. These Latina bloggers wore me out!
After the event, my brother and I had a chance to hang out. Which is kind of rare these days. We went out and ate at Sake House Miro (Yum!) and then went to have a cold beer to celebrate. As you can tell in the photo (right), I needed a drink. I look so exhausted! LOL.
The sweater is from Marshalls, the gray jeans are Source of Wisdom from Torrid (gifted), and the boots are also from Torrid.
This was the first “official” event I’ve planned and it was stressful! But so worth it. I had so much fun and I really learned a lot. I love hanging out with bloggers! Go to LALatinaBloggers.com for an event recap.
Today, Cid from Cid’s Style File and I celebrated our friendship anniversary! Yes, I met Cid at the last Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash at the Peterson Automotive Museum here in L.A.! Memories…LOL. I met up with Cid, Nik from xoxo NikStar, Marie the Curvy Fashionista, the stylist extraordanaire Reah Norman, and beautylicious model Denise Bidot. We were in prime shopping mode!
I love these shopping events, but there is something missing…plus size fashion! It’s so sad, because we were ready to spend money! It seems like all we can get at these events are jewelry, shoes, and accessories. Not complaining about that, but I would love to be able to buy clothing. Are you shopping event planners listening?
I took a test drive in the new 2011 Chevy Camaro and Cruz, and we got in on some yummy Carl’s Jr. courtesy of Chevy. We even got our hands on some swag! Gotta love that swag! It was a great evening. Just take a look at my pics below!
We all know that curves come in ALL shapes and of course sizes. I was recently contacted by Rachel the designer and creator of Charles & Victoria. Although this line isn’t a plus size line, she did make her pieces up to a size 14. And as the sizes got bigger, she created more curve where it was needed. Her goal was to design pieces that would fit a curvy body better. I like the way that sounds!
Rachel would love to give away a navy Ruffle Tank Dress in a size XL, which is a US 12/14 or UK 16/18 . Enter the giveaway below.
- Leave a comment below describing how you would wear this piece; accessories and all.
- Make sure you leave a valid email address or twitter i.d.
- Only one entry per person, must be 18 years-old or older, and will end on 11/18/2010.
Take a look into Evans A/W collection. These photos (courtesy of Evans) feature models Ashley Graham, Crystal Renn, and Peekay. The collection pretty much has everything you need for the season. From the chilly fall day to the hot winter night! I want to be Ashley Graham when I grow up!
Although it’s currently 87 degrees here in Los Angeles, I am still in search of a winter coat. I’m still waiting for Mother Nature to tell the City of Angels to turn this heat down. I yearn for the cold weather…yes…I used the word “yearn.” Well, I do!
Old Navy has these amazing Wool-blend coats, all on sale by the way. They range in price from $29-$79.50 and in sizes up to XXL or 4X. I think I love the first one, it’s the Women’s Double Breasted coat in brown or black. I’d take both.Which one is your fave?
IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Presents a Marc DePaola Film – ‘I Am Beautiful!’, Starring Rosie Mercado.
The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to start it off than crossing someone off your gift list in November. Here’s your chance to win a watch from Orient Watch USA!
Orient watches “are mechanical watches powered by a mainspring, without using electrical power. The winding of the spring causes the “heart” of the watch to beat.” In other words…they don’t require a battery and they wind themselves when you wear it!
But, this isn’t about my gift list…it’s about you winning and choosing one of the watches below! That’s a $135 retail value! Find out how to enter below.
To enter go HERE and leave me a comment below telling me what your favorite watch is. Make sure there is a valid email address or twitter i.d. in your comment.
- Tweet “I hope I win the #OrientWatchUSA giveaway from @CurvesandChaos http://bit.ly/aWWaIp ” Please don’t forget to leave your tweet as a comment, or it won’t count (This entry can only be used once!)
- Follow me via Google Connect, if you already do, leave a comment telling me you already follow me.
- Open to U.S. residents only.
- Must be 18 years-old or older.
- Only one entry per person, unless using the 2 extra entries.
- Giveaway ends November 15th, 2010.
|Photo #4: courtesy of Nicolette Mason|
1. Curvy Cocktails L.A.
- Leopard Print Top-Voluptuous Boutique(gifted)
- Sejour Leggings-Nordstrom (gifted)
2. Discussion Panels
- Blazer-Lane Bryant (thrifted)
- Sejour Beaded Top-Nordstrom (gifted)
- Jeans-Torrid (gifted)
- Giselle Dress-Sealed with a Kiss Designs (gifted)
- Shoes-Forever 21
- Necklaces-Forever 21
- Bracelet- Kohls
4. Curves for a Cure
- Top-City Chic (gifted)
- Jeans-Old Navy
- Shoes-Jessica Simpson
- Bracelets-Lane Bryant
|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.
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!