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Remembering Mia Amber Davis

Image via Mia Amber Davis FB Fan Page

Beautiful and groundbreaking model, Mia Amber Davis, passed away today. Plus Model Magazine has confirmed the passing of a true inspiration to many women throughout the world.

I know I will never forget the first time I saw her in a Monif C. ad, she was stunning and definitely left an impression. She was recently awarded Full Figure Fashion Week’s Runway Model of the Year, a well deserved award.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family, friends, and fans.

To leave your own thoughts and condolences, please visit her Facebook Fan Page.

Are you Full Figured Fashion Week’s Biggest Fan?

Calling all Full Figured Fashion Week Fans!! Yes, I’m talking to you!!

Are you a fashionista? Do you love Full Figure Fashion Week? Are you dreaming about attending the big runway finale show? Then you need to enter “The Biggest Fan Contest!” 

The winner will receive the following:

  • Two VIP tix to the Red Carpet Reception and Runway Finale Event on Saturday, June 18th
  • One night’s accommodation at the Affinia Hotel (check in Saturday, June 18th, check out Sunday, June 19th)
  • Ground transportation on Saturday, June 18th from the Affinia Hotel to the Metropolitan Pavilion and back to the Affinia (pick up and drop off location cannot be changed, nor additional stops added)

The Biggest Fan Contest is on right now and if I wasn’t a part of The Fashion Front, I would soooo enter!! Good luck to all who enter and I can’t wait to meet you!!

Casual L.A. Saturday’s

Do you ever have those days where just don’t want to get out of bed and get dressed? That was me on Saturday. It’s been a little gloomy here in L.A., maybe that’s why.

Good thing I got my butt out of bed, I was invited to the P&G Orgullosa de mi Belleza (Proud of my Beauty) event at the Sunset Tower Hotel. It was such a great afternoon of pampering.

I got my hair and make up done with Pantene and CoverGirl products. Then I had a hand massage with Oil of Olay body lotion and a neck massage. I was in heaven.

I also had a chance to meet Celebrity Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo. She gave me some tips on how to create a cat eye, without struggling (LOL). We even walked out with a gift bag full of P&G goodies!

The outfit I wore was just thrown together at the last minute. The cardigan is from H&M, the navy top is from Macy’s, jeans are Levi’s Curve I.D. straight leg from HSN, my shoes are Kensie’s, my jewelery is from Lane Bryant, and the handbag is courtesy of Shoedazzle.com.

Disclaimer: Entry to the event was free along with the products. The above is my true and honest opinion.

China Glaze’s 108 Degrees

China Glaze’s Island Escape collection has been nothing but bright and fun colors! I really do love the one I’m wearing right now, 108 Degrees. It’s a bright berry color with specks of glitter in it. I’m always so impressed with China Glaze, the colors always last so long  This is the third color I’ve worn in this collection and I think this is my favorite so far. There are still three colors left to go. Wonder which one I’ll wear next.

Spring Sandal Giveaway #2: Lane Bryant

The Spring Sandal Giveaway is well underway! If you didn’t win the first one with Torrid, don’t worry, you now have a chance to win the giveaway #2 with Lane Bryant!

As I browsing their web site, I immediately noticed that LaneBryant.com offers a large selection of sandals that will go with any of your favorite LB outfits. I honestly don’t know which one is my favorite. OK, I have an idea, but it involves more than one.

If you’re chosen as the winner of the Spring Sandal Giveaway #2, Lane Bryant will let you choose any pair of sandals you like! Annnnnnd you also will win a $25 Lane Bryant Gift Card!! That should help get you started on your spring outfit. Yay! Once again, I wish I could win!

To Enter—Leave a comment below telling me what pair of Lane Bryant sandals you’d choose if you won. It’s that easy! Just make sure you enter a valid email address or your entry will not count.

And you know I’m going to give you a few extra entries, just make sure you add each one as a separate comment or it will not count. Extra entries:

  • “Like” Lane Bryant on Facebook.
  • Follow me via Google Connect (on sidebar)
  • Tweet the following ” I just entered to win a pair of @LaneBryant sandals via @CurvesandChaos #SpringSandalGiveaway http://bit.ly/lHuFQX 
Rules: Must be 18 years old or older to win, only one entry per person unless using the 3 extra entries (4 entries max), U.S. residents only, contest ends 5/15/11 and winner will be chosen using Random.org.

Giveaway Closed!!

FFFWeek Update: Full Figured Shopping Crawl

Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City is only 40 day’s away! If you haven’t bought your tickets or registered for any of the events, you should really do it now. You just might want to kick yourself in the butt when they sell out. There’s one amazing event tailored for the shopper in you!

Where are my shopper’s at? You definitely don’t want to miss out on the Full Figured Shopping Crawl. This is an exclusive escorted shopping trip to all of New York City’s hot spots for plus size fashion! We all know how hard it can be to find stores that sell our sizes. This trip brings you to their front doors!
Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Travel throughout NYC in style with an executive car service, chauffeuring you to the latest plus size “haute” spots.
  • We share with you our inside access to the latest in plus size fashion- offering you special access, insider knowledge, and exclusive discounts
  • Access to the latest designers and retailers bringing you the highest fashion for your curves.
  • Exclusive Swag bags just for you.
  • Meals provided to keep you fashionably charged throughout the day.
Here’s the kicker shopaholics…there are only 25 spots available!! So, hurry up and buy your tickets HERE!

How to Wear White & Gold this Summer

Excuse all the white and gold for a minute. I’m some kind of white and gold kick. I think it has to do with my search for a white dress to wear to Full Figured Fashion Week’s Curves at Sea event in NYC.

Normally, I love wearing white. But I am such a klutz and I always end up getting dirty. I’ve been like that since I was a kid! It never fails. (LOL) That’s why you won’t see me in white very often. But, this summer, I plan on wearing it. And when I do, it will mostly likely be in the form of the four styled outfits below.

Do you love white & gold together?

The White Sundress


The White Skinny Jean & Tank Top


The Off-White Shorts & Flowy Top


The Gold Bathing Suit

Which outfit is your favorite?

A Little Off…the Shoulder

Let’s get sexy for a moment. 
I was once told, by a guy, that a woman’s shoulder’s are very sexy. I thought about what he told me, when I started noticing off-the-shoulder tops. I’m going to be honest, I’ve never been a fan of them, but these are kind of changing my mind. With or without the straps. I can see myself wearing a top like this with a pair of skinny jeans or capris. I don’t know which one I like the best, it’s too hard to choose just one!
Which one is your favorite? 

1. Simply Be $65 2. Simply Be $49 3. City Chic $46 4. Simply Be $42 5. Dorothy Perkins £28.00 6. Bloomingdales $99.50 7. Torrid $38 8. Yours $14 9. Ashley Stewart $29.50

Maxi Dress Heaven with City Chic

I’ve already told you I’m obsessed with maxi dresses this season. And this one from City Chic is no exception. I wore this at the opening of the About Face exhibit and I never felt more sexy. Seriously, it’s a va-va-voom dress in the chest area. Meaning, it showed a lot of cleavage. LOL. The dress is no longer available on CityChicOnline.com. Sorry, but there are tons of other pretty dresses. I paired it with gold earrings, a black cascading cardigan, Nine West open-toed pumps, and my new fave Melie Bianco clutch. I wore the dress again on my birthday and I can’t wait to wear it again.

Disclosure: This dress is courtesy of City Chic. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Tracy & City Chic on the Latin Billboard Award’s Red Carpet

Guest post written by Tracy López of Latinaish.com

I was invited to the Latin Billboard Awards and red carpet, courtesy of Telemundo. One of my first thoughts after receiving the invitation, (after, “OMG! I could meet Espinoza Paz or Pitbull!”) – was, “What in the world am I going to wear?!”

A smart friend recommended I contact Monique for advice and Monique did me one better – she hooked me up with CityChicOnline.com. They asked me to pick a dress, so after consulting about a dozen friends about three different dresses I liked on their website, the choice was obvious. Overwhelmingly my friends said the Ruffle Victoria Dress with black skirt and fuchsia top would compliment me best based on my body type, coloring and the type of event.

The first one I received didn’t fit and I almost panicked, but Monique calmed me down and had City Chic send two more sizes, which they sent right away. The dresses arrived in time and thankfully one of them fit well.  I had the top part taken in a little around the bust to reduce cleavage and to hold me more snuggly – but it would have been fine without the adjustment.

This particular dress seems to run small – so you may want to order a size or two larger than you think you should. Part of this is because the silky skirt fabric is kind of unforgiving and you don’t want it too tight if that’s a problem area for you. The top of the dress is absolutely gorgeous – from the almost hot pink color to what I call an “artichoke leaf” texture.

If your décolletage, shoulders and back are something you like to show off – this dress is definitely for you. I loved how much skin it showed up top so much that I didn’t wear a necklace so I could keep it open visually. Everyone complimented the design and color of this dress and I felt comfortable in it. The top part holds you in and up which gives the appearance of a good figure.

Accessories: I paired my dress with a black scarf I already owned to cover my upper arms and to take it from fun party dress to something a little more elegant. Shoes: A classic pair of black pumps or simple strappy kitten heels would work perfectly. Don’t try to wear this with footwear that is too complicated visually because it distracts from the dress. The bag: A simple black clutch. Jewelry: Again, I tried to keep it simple to make it more elegant. I used some small “diamond” earrings and a matching ring. Hair: This could work with hair down or up. I pulled mine back and slicked down the front.

One Last Tip: Make sure you have an assistant when you’re getting dressed – you’ll need someone to help zip you into it.

(To see which celebrities I met, come visit me at Latinaish.com!)

Author bio: Tracy López is a writer living outside the D.C. Metro area. Her blog, Latinaish.com, examines cultural differences she discovers as she navigates life in a bicultural, bilingual family. She can also be reached via Twitter @Latinaish.

Disclosure: City Chic provided the dress for review. The above is the author’s opinion.

Spring Sandal Giveaway #1 with Torrid

It’s May…so that means spring is in full effect! (Or at least it should be) It’s definitely spring here on my blog. And there’s no better way to celebrate than with one giveaway a week for the entire month. You know we all need a great pair of sandals to carry us through the spring into the summer, that’s why I’m hosting the Spring Sandal Giveaway.” I wish I could win!

This weeks giveaway is courtesy of Torrid. One reader will win a pair of Torrid’s Emily Snake Wedge Sandal (above). The winner will get to choose from one of the three colors-orange, silver, and yellow.

To enter leave a comment below telling me what color (above) you’d choose and what piece of clothing, on Torrid.com, you’d wear with the sandals. Make sure you include a valid email address or Twitter I.D or your entry will not count.

Extra entries: You must leave a separate comment for each entry or it will not count.

-Tweet “I hope I win a pair of @TorridFashion sandals in @CurvesandChaos #SpringSandalGiveaway http://bit.ly/mMzroa 
-“Like” Curves and Chaos on Facebook
-“Like” Torrid on Facebook

Rules: You must be 18 years or older to enter. US residents only. Contest ends 5/8/11. Only one entry per person unless using the 3 extra entries, making it a maximum of 4 entries.

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Giveaway Closed!!

Plus Model Magazine’s May Issue

I love the May issue of Plus Model Magazine! Truth is-I love ALL the issues of PMM. It is “the” magazine for all things going on in our world. If you haven’t read this issue yet, make sure you do it soon. It’s filled to the brim with fashion and tons of info. Just look at the cover! This fashion spread of Always for Me swimsuits is stunning.

OK, maybe I’m playing favorites because I wrote two pieces in this issue: About Face Changes Art Perspective and Kurvee while Shopping. A big thanks to PMM for allowing me to contribute to this amazing digital mag!