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Curvy Girls on T.V.

This last year in the “plus-size” fashion world has been crazy. We’ve been getting the most coverage I’ve ever seen. Even so, mainstream America still has no idea about what this world is like.

Yes, there was the cable mini-series Big Sexy on TLC. It definitely caused a stir. But that’s it…or is it? Tonight, Curvy Girls premiered on NuvoTV. The new show features models Denise Bidot, Lorna Litz, Rosie Mercado, and Victoria Castillo.

Curvy Girls provides an all-access pass inside the glamorous world of professional modeling by shining the spotlight on four working plus-size Latina models whose passion and pride fuel their drive to achieve fame, fortune and fabulousness. But secret battles with insecurity, eating disorders, family fiascos and rocky romantic relationships threaten to singe their competitive spirit as they navigate through L.A.’s fast lane of auditions, photo shoots and fierce competition.

I personally know Denise and Rosie, and couldn’t be happier to see these two featured on this show. They are amazingly wonderful and sweet women. I’ve spent enough time with both of them to know that they are both fighters and hard workers. Both are great moms and beautiful on the inside and out.

As I watched tonight, I listened to all of these women reveal their personal struggles and couldn’t help but feel for them. They may be physically beautiful, but they hate their boobs or think they aren’t perfect enough. In other words, body-image issues don’t stop at just us.

We even get an inside look on the dreaded modeling standards and how they effect if and how much these ladies actually work. There were a “few” scenes that I’m not very happy about or impressed with, but that’s just television…I guess.

They always need to add drama to the show (via editing). So, enters the mean-spitired people, cattiness, jealousy, and an almost fight. Mannnnn…some people can be so ugly on the inside. I guess the plus size modeling industry is a lot like the straight-size modeling world. This documentary really got me thinking…

Did you watch Curvy Girls?

What did you think?

Models…is this a proper representation of your world?




What I want…Right Now!

There comes a time in a woman’s life, when she knows what she wants and is determined to get it. That…is now and they all involve sequins. This is what I want…right now!

Monif C. Samantha Dress (Holiday) $268
Monif C. Samantha Dress (Holiday) $268
IGIGI Minelli Sequins Skirt $90
IGIGI Minelli Sequins Skirt $90
Calvin Klein (Nordstrom) $198
Calvin Klein (Nordstrom) $198
Aidan Mattox (Salon Z -Saks Fifth Avenue) $385
Aidan Mattox (Salon Z -Saks Fifth Avenue) $385

Win a pair of pink ‘YOU by crocs’ pumps!

We’re on giveaway #3 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month! And this weeks giveaway is courtesy of YOU by crocs.

Yes, I said “crocs.” But, these aren’t what you think. YOU by crocs not only makes comfy shoes, but these are actually cute and their comfort footbed absorbs shock for reduced foot and body stress. And did I mention their pink?

One of you lucky readers will win a fuschia pair of Anjons ($70). Only US sizes 5-10.5 are available (including half-sizes). This is definitely a shoe I can see myself in.

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Rafaella’s Spring 2012 Preview

With the passing of NYFW and now in the midst of LAFW, there’s tons of spring previews going around. Including this 2012 look at Rafaella’s spring line. I was invited to this preview in New York City, but being that I live in Los Angeles, I couldn’t attend. Boo! I was sent these amazing photos, so I can share with you.

As you can see, the line is filled with brights, whites, and neutrals. You’ll also see a lot of pattern mixing with stripes, chevrons, animal prints, and polka dots. There’s even some color blocking. You can find these pieces, in Spring 2012, at Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, BELK and

I’ll stop typing now, so you can look at the pics…

Nordstrom Fits America for Breast Cancer Awareness

Imagine getting a bra-fitting from an expert and helping raise breast cancer awareness.

From October 20-22, the Nordstrom Fits America event will do just that!

During the event, Nordstrom will donate  $2 from every bra sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. And if you spend $50 or more (in-store), you’ll receive a reusable tote, while supplies last.


Beauty Buzz: Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol & Auto Pilot

Fresh off their win for best blush and best primer from’s Glosscars Beauty Awards, Napoleon Perdis’ Bronze Patrol and Auto Pilot have definitely made an impression in these neck of the woods.

The first thing I noticed about Bronze Patrol ($50) was it’s swirled baked powder. It shimmers with gold flecks and leaves an amazing sun-kissed look. All you need is one sweep of this paraben free bronzer. And I found out it’s enriched with Vitamin’s A and C.

Now, the Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer ($39) deserves it’s award too. lt’s a very gentle, but effective primer. Just put it on before your foundation (even after your moisturizer). No worries, it’s scientifically formulated to allow your makeup to “automatically” glide over the skin. And it helps your make-up last.

Let’s just say these two award winner’s have made their point and it’s definitely been noted.

What are your favorite Napoleon Perdis products? 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The items were provided for review. The above is my true and honest opinion.

My New Favorite Dress

How many times have you purchased something only to have it sit in your closet, brand new with the tags? I know I’m not the only one.

That was the case with this dress I bought from ASOS Curve last year! You might remember it.

I decided to take the dress with me on my recent trip to Miami. I didn’t even think I was going to wear it. But, after many outfit changes, I decided to finally wear it out.

It’s now my favorite dress and I plan to wear it more often. It’s amazingly comfortable and I feel like it’s made for my body.

Nevermind that fact that my friend Ivory has been yelling at me to wear it. Thanks Boo!

Now let’s see what else I have in the back of my closet.

The Body Beautiful App for iPhone

You all know how much I believe in loving the skin you’re in. Now…yes, wait for it…there’s an app for that (I had to say it). The Body Beautiful iPhone app is now available for only 99¢. That’ s less than $1 to remind you on a daily basis how beautiful you are. Read more

Sexy in Pink with a Curvilicious Lingerie Giveaway

How often do you feel sexy? It’s not a trick question! I promise. We are always so busy, dealing with families, working, and running around that we sometimes forget to turn on the “sexy.”

Thanks to Curvilicious, it is time to turn on that much needed sexy with an amazing piece of lingerie.

They believe that “sexy is not a specific size on a chart, and beauty isn’t limited to a particular body type.”

They want to “help you celebrate your beautiful curves and accentuate your assets with self-confidence and style.”

Along with free shipping, Curvilicious features an extensive collection of lingerie. Like this pretty in pink Polka Dot Babydoll (valued at $45.45), which includes a matching g-string and is available in sizes S, M, L, 1X, 2X, and 3X.

And as the second “pink” giveaway, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, one lucky reader will win this sexy piece of lingerie.

Check out the widget below to learn how you can enter!

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