I’m back after honoring the ‘For Japan with Love’ Blogger’s Day of Silence. On my day off I had a chance to go to the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles with my girl Ivory. FYI, she’s a fabulous fashionista and an awesome shopping partner.
We were in search of plus size fashion and believe me it wasn’t easy! We headed down to Santee Alley a.k.a. “The Alley.” It’s literally a 3 blog alley way of shopping. It’s mostly clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, and toys. But,you can pretty much find anything down there. It’s only a five minute drive from my house, I really need to go down there more often.
Let’s just say there was A LOT of walking. I did make a mini shopping haul video. You can go over to my YouTube channel and watch it. I even did a little review of my new favorite tee. The “I Love my Rolls” t-shirt by Feminine Funk.
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It simply is not fair. Why does the ASOS Curve line continue to tempt me? Their clothes are right up my alley; simply chic.
And why don’t they just hurry up and open a store in Los Angeles already? I know I sound like a broken record, but I…I mean “We” need them out here.
Not only are they killing me with the pieces below, but the the colors are calling my name. Sigh…
One of my favorite handbag designers Linea Pelle has just debuted ‘LPLP by Linea Pelle’ at Target. Well, there goes my Target boycott (I was boycotting them because of their sad plus size department).
Available in stores and Target.com, the line “introduces a new demographic to the Southern California “casual chic” lifestyle sensibility embodied by the brand, which currently celebrates its 25th anniversary.”
Priced at $9.99-$34.99, the line includes handbags, belts, wallets and other small leather goods as well as some jewelry items.
Looks like I have to pay my local Target a visit. Hopefully, they’ve fixed their plus size department.
MAKE UP FOR EVER, a Paris-based make up brand, has just launched it’s first ever unretouched print and online ad campaign. That means the models haven’t been digitally altered. It was even certified by a notary public. According to the brand, the ad is set to highlight the brand’s HD Invisible Cover Foundation which provides a photo ready finish after every application. The campaign will appear this spring in issues of select national magazines.
What do you think? Will this type of add persuade you to buy this brand?
**Available in 26 shades to match all skin tones, MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation provides oil-free, medium-to-full-coverage that creates a soft-focus effect to soften lines and blur imperfections. It retails for $40. Visit Sephora.com for additional information.
Handbags and I…we go way back. The love affair started at an early age and continues to this day. Don’t even get me started about my days working at Nordstrom and my employee discount!
So, I know a beautiful bag when I see one. And when I was flipping through the new issue of Redbook, I saw a bag that caught my eye (#5 below).
When I found out it was a Big Buddha design, I wasn’t surprised. Their bags stand out to me, not just because of their design and craftsmanship, but because they are animal friendly and 100% vegan.
I love stylish with a conscious, don’t you? I’m in handbag heaven right now.
FYI. I will take all of the bags on this page.
Please Note: This event has been postponed via KTC Facebook page on 3/16/11.
We are in the midst of L.A. Fashion Week here in Los Angeles. And there’s nothing I love more than someone throwing some curves into the mix.
Kiss the Curves (KTC), a plus size fashion gala, will present “Hollywood Kiss,” March 18-19 at the beautiful Boulevard3 in Hollywood, California.
March 18, 2011
Doors Open at 6:00pm
VIP Red Carpet
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Panel Discussion: Body Image & The Industry
Hosted By: Shay Moore of Atlanta’s V103
Opening Night Afterparty Celebration
March 19, 2011
Doors Open 1:00pm
VIP Red Carpet Reception
VIP Back Stage Tours
2:00pm – 4pm
Women’s Full Figured Runway Show
Full Figured, Fabulous & 50
Model, editor, writer, mother, wife, actress, salsa dancer, motivational speaker, and gardening guru; meet your modern day super woman, Olga Gonzalez-Ramos.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, this only child was an avid book reader. She even started a “Dear Diary” journal at the age of eight. This started her love affair with writing.
Today she is an editor of Daily Venus Diva, the Plus Size Lifestyle Magazine, Olga writes on a variety of topics, including the “Ask Olga” column. Have a life problem? She’s here to give you advice.
With her job at Daily Venus Diva she wanted to “create a haven and space for plus-size women displaced in a world bombarded with unrealistic expectations of what women are suppose to look like.” Her self-professed mission has been “to remove blinding aspects of full figure girls who believe they are predisposed towards a unhealthy lifestyle by creating a positive outlook and agenda on being plus-size.”
Olga started her blooming modeling career a little later than most models, but that hasn’t stopped her. She’s been featured in Marie Claire, All You Magazine, Figure and BUST to name a few. And she has many projects in the works. I look forward to seeing what she accomplishes in the future.
To learn more about Olga, check out her web site.