InStyle Magazine asked celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez what every woman should have in their closet. According to Chavez, there are 10 key pieces every woman must have. I made this my curvy-bargain version.
I think I have maybe five of these items. Oh oh! Another reason to go shopping. What do think? Is the stylist on point?
Yesterday, my husband and I had the pleasure of being photographed for Cafe Latino Lifestyle Magazine by the talented Melissa Valladares. It’s a contemporary Latino magazine published in Chicago. I’ll tell you more about it when it’s published. I had no idea what to wear. I was stressing out and very nervous, but then I thought…I’m just going to be comfortable. So, this is what I wore. I love the detail on the back of the top. Oh, excuse my bangs, I’m having a love/hate relationship with them right now. They don’t like to cooperate. The shoot was fun and easy; Melissa was great! Love this girl!
Shirt: Pure Energy-Target Pants: Jeggings-Lane Bryant Flats: Sam Edelman Jewelry: Target & Forever 21
Be bold! In your face! Popping with color! Nothing but fuchsia love for your lips!
Yes, I’ve lost it for the “right now” hot lipstick color! Pull out your fuchsia lipstick.
I was all over Target’s beauty section looking for the right shade. But, I was being really picky. And I’m allowed to be; it’s part of my beauty rights (I just made that up). I didn’t find what I was looking for, but today I’m heading to the drugstore on a fuchsia search.
Will you be part of the bold beauty babes and give fuchsia lipstick a try?
I was about to go to sleep, when I saw a link on twitter to these amazingly beautiful photos of the extraordinary Chenese Lewis and Whitney Thompson.
You might know Chenese as a model and the host of Plus Model Radio and Whitney as the first plus-size winner on America’s Next Top Model. They’ve come together nude to promote Hollywood NOW ‘Love Your Body Day’ in West Hollywood on October 22-24, 2010. Whitney is the celebrity host of this year’s events.
According to their web site:
“Love Your Body Day Weekend is an annual event where women of all sizes come together to celebrate self-acceptance and to promote positive body image.”
I will be there on behalf of L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, I hope to see you there!
One fall trend I am looking forward to wearing is any bag or shoe in gray suede. I’ve had my eye on this trend for a really long time. I love this look and I am currently on the hunt for a few items. I’d love to pair it with an all-black outfit. I can’t wait for this heat wave to be over! L.A. needs to cool down! I need fall weather here A.S.A.P!
I was very curious to try them out and after having them for a couple of weeks, I wore them. Yes, I was still fat after I put them on. They didn’t magically erase any pounds and I was still a size 18.
But, it did help because I was wearing a dress and I didn’t have to worry about the dreaded chub rub. I can’t stand that darn chub rub! Don’t get me wrong, I did notice I was wearing shape wear, but it wasn’t like I was instantly a straight size.
The underwear did smooth out the bumpy areas and I loved how they stayed put. No rolling down or creeping up here. And there were no panty lines; that’s always a bonus. I will wear them again, but only for those tight dresses.
So, to answer the great shape wear debate question…I can’t. It’s up to you and your personal preference. But, I would like to know what you think, anonymously of course. Take my little poll below.
This past weekend was kind of strange. I went shopping and I didn’t buy myself a thing. Yes…you read that right. I didn’t buy myself anything. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little disappointed in myself. Maybe, it’s the heat. It’s making me delirious. Excuse me a moment. I’m going to try and figure out what’s wrong with me. Take a lookie at these Juicy Couture bags, while I sort things out.
I came across this Chanel ad, of the beautiful Crystal Renn, on the über fab Madison Plus blog. This ad, according to The Cut, is being used for a store reopening on Spring Street in New York. While many question whether Renn is still considered a plus-size model, The Cut is questioning why they decided to crop out her body. It’s a valid point, being that Jean Paul Gaultier ad’s included her entire body in his fall campaign.
What do you think?
Is this a big deal or are some making a big deal out of nothing?
Oh essie, I remember the first day we met. My best friend introduced me to you four years ago. Your delicious colors made it’s way onto my nails on the day of my wedding. My nails have never been the same. And now you come out with this rich fall collection and I love every single color? You’re too much. I guess I’ll have to wait until September 1st, to get my hands on you. Until then essie…
Why do these brands have to design and create such amazing pieces?
It’s like they are made for me and only me. Yes, that’s how I think when it comes to stuff I want. I know I shouldn’t “want” something so bad, but look at it!
I am drooling over the City Chic Urban Jungle Jean and Juicy Couture Cluster Cuff below. And you know I need that ‘Fashionista’ in a Frame necklace from ASOS. Gorgeous, right? Go ahead, you can lust after them too. It’s only right that you do.
I know you’re probably still melting from this summer heat, but I am already thinking about fall trends! I can’t help it. It’s definitely one of my favorite seasons. And you know I’m a shoe lover, so it’s only fitting that the first fall trend will be shoes! Shoes with buckles that is. I’ve already got my eye on a few pairs below. I’m in love with the Juicy Couture ‘Dale’ wedge booties in the gray suede. My heart just skipped a beat.
By clicking on any of the yummy images below, you agree to start thinking about fall.
As I was flipping through one of my magazines, I came across the ad below from Fruit of the Loom’s “Fit for Me” collection. First of all, I am loving these curvaliscious models! Aren’t they beautiful? Secondly, YAY! for cotton undies made for curvy gals! I know I might sound a tad excited, but I love a simple and comfy cotton undie. I haven’t tried these, but I promise you I will. And when I do, I will write a full review for you!
According to their web site they are available in sizes 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14. Which is equivalent to dress sizes 16W, 18W, 20W, 22W, 24W, and 26W. And they come in different colors and patterns.
Has any one out there tried these yet? Dying to know.
When I look at clothes, I pay most of my attention to plus-size wear and as far as high-end designers are concerned, I like Elena Miro for the curvy-girl wear and also – the amazing Anna Scholz. Both designers clearly understand the nature of curves. My favourite places to shop are the Australian store, City Chic and Dutch store, Carmakoma.
Non-curvy – just designer-wise, I love Wheels and Dollbaby for the flirtatious design and style. I also always like to see the catwalk collections for YSL, Tom Ford, Vivienne Westwood and Alannah Hill. For men – I love Hugo Boss Suits.
What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?
My Wittner Slouch Boots in style “Sin City”. I love them. Wittner is an Australian brand and they have the prettiest shoes. I also have an abundance of handbags, but go through serious phases where I will just use one for ages – before I switch to another that I will use for ages… and so on!
If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?
I would try to make some sort of combined mousturiser and primer that nourishes the skin but also makes it radiant and make-up ready. It would contain a good SPF factor too (I am obsessed with moisturiser)… I don’t know what I might call it, perhaps – some sort of play on the word Luminous.
If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?
I think we’re headed to New York baby! The clothes would include: my fashion uniform – which comprises my City Chic denim skirt, black leggings, black singlet top and then a range of boleros/shrugs and cardigans to style with accessories. I’d then also have to bring a couple of print dresses, my Carmakoma Madonna skirt, slouch boots, kitten heels and then my favourite dress… currently (and always subject to change) a black and white number bought in Australia.
Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?
There are a couple that I coined and love:
“Take your time, explore your style, embrace your curves” is what I would advise…
“I have great curves and I know how to wear them…” is what I live by!
I never thought I had a “style” until I started blogging about my outfits. I figured out I have a very simple style. I don’t do outrageous or bold. I kinda wish I did, but that’s just not me. I commend those who do have the fashionable guts to go out on a limb when it comes to fashion. Bravo! But, for me…I guess I’m just a laid back California girl and there’s nothing wrong with that. This past weekend is the perfect example of that. Very black and white. Just the way I like it.