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The Curvy Revolution: Day 2

Day 2 of The Curvy Revolution was all about meeting the vendors at the Expo. I know there are so many amazing products and brands out there for the curvy woman.

I even had the opportunity to get a free bra fitting by Lane Bryant. I found out I’ve been wearing the wrong bra size! What? No wonder I’ve always been uncomfortable wearing under wire bras. Now, I know my correct size and my “girls” will be a lot happier. Maybe I’ll even buy the new Sateen Convertible Plunge Bra. Go get your free fitting today!!

Here’s what I wore:

Sweater: TJ Maxx
Tunic: Abrstract Print Twist Neck Tunic (courtesy of Lane Bryant)
Leggings: Sejour (Nordstrom)
Boots: Dollhouse
Bracelets: Courtesy of Lane Bryant

I got a lot of compliments on the tunic. I love the colors and once again the soft material. Chic and comfy! I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it. I also wore my favorite leggings by Sejour, they are amazing. Now, let me tell you about the boots. They are very nice to look at but NOT AT ALL made for comfort. I wore them all day and I did a lot of walking; today my legs are aching and my feet hurt. I definitely need some cushioning in there.

Back to the vendors…I met a lot of inspiring curvy women yesterday. I bought a vintage top from Kori at BuxomVintage.com, she has an amazing selection of vintage pieces. Amanda Bennett of BennettsBoots.com came all the way from Australia to show her amazing line of wide calf boots. FYI…they are made from the same leather Prada uses. You’ll see them on Curves and Chaos pretty soon.

I picked up a few samples of PSST (Put Shorts Straight Today). I was so in love with this product. It’s a very simple and convenient way to stop your shorts from bunching up between your legs. I love it!!

The women from Curvy Divas Rock were so cute! I bought one of their tees (below) and I can’t wait to wear it. Because duhhhh…we do rock! I honestly loved meeting each and every person yesterday, it show the passion they have for the curvy community. Very very inspiring!!

The Curvy Revolution: Day 1

I made the trek from Los Angeles to Las Vegas all by myself! Woohoo! I’m here for The Curvy Revolution and I am beyond excited! I am about to pass out from all the excitement and fun. So here’s a quick recap of what I wore.

Dress: Print Kimono Tunic (courtesy of Lane Bryant)
Nylons: Target-Merona brand
Shoes: Forever 21
Jewelry: Lane Bryant and Nordstrom

This tunic, which I made into a dress, is silky soft and comfortable. And it has pockets! I kept the jewelry minimal because of the print of the dress.

I met a lot of amazing Lane Bryant and City Chic people. Rosie Mercado was the host for the night. She rocked of course! Check out the pics below.

::::Don’t Forget:::
Join me on Sunday from 1-2 p.m. for a Twitter Party sponsored by JAFRA. Follow the hash tag #JAFRAColor to join in! There will be beauty prizes!

After the events of the night, I had a chance to catch up with my girls: models Fluvia, Griselangel, Allison, Courtney, Maddy from Plus Model Magazine, and stylist Reah. We had too much fun on our first night. I can’t wait to see what day #2 has for us.

I’ll be at The Curvy Revolution!

I’m supposed to be on the road already, but I had to post about the amazing weekend ahead of me. I’m going to attend The Curvy Revolution in Las Vegas, brought to you by Lane Bryant and City Chic!

If you’ve been hiding under a rock and don’t know what The Curvy Revolution is…

“The Curvy Revolution (TCR) is the premier, largest, and most dynamic convention for plus size women, produced by the nation’s largest plus size organization Full Figures. This convention is an interactive experience designed to celebrate, inform, and inspire plus size women.”

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to Lane Bryant for sponsoring my pass and some of the clothing I’ll be wearing this weekend!  Follow me all weekend on twitter @CurvesandChaos with the hashtag #lbtcr.

If you’re going…I’ll see you there!

Kmart’s Launches LYS Collection (Love Your Style, Love Your Size)


Listen up Kmart shoppers!

Kmart has just launched the LYS plus-size collection! It’s all about “Love Your Style, Love Your Size” and I don’t know about you but I’m very excited to check it out!

Designed for the effortlessly chic woman, the line is stylish and contemporary. (And affordable!) There are splashes of color and bold prints that are trendy but not overpowering. And they used fabrics like satin and denim to mix it up. Many of the pieces can definitely translate from day to night looks.

LYS Senior Designer, and plus-size woman, Nicole Magnani sees LYS as redefining the plus-size fashion landscape, bringing her personal eye for style and ease to the clothing. She says, “Kmart will be the destination where curvy women shop for clothes they feel great in, want to be seen in, and look amazing wearing!”

Take a look at the video below. It features model Fluvia Lacerda and Maddy Figueroa-Jones of Plus Model Magazine checking out the LYS line for the first time. I love their honesty! FYI…Fluvia and Maddy are two of my favorite peeps in the whole wide world! Why? Because they understand and represent the curvy women of the world. Enough said.

Are you interested to try the Kmart LYS collection? Do you think it will meet your fashion expectations? 

Christina Hendricks 1960’s Fashionista

Looks like Christina Hendricks is taking her character Joan from AMC’s Mad Men to the red carpet. Just look at her channeling the fashionable 1960’s woman. Not only is she one of our favorite curvy celebs, but it seems the paparazzi has been loving her lately too!  It’s also been reported that she is the new face of Vivienne Westwood’s fine jewelry collection. Congrats Christina! Score another point for the curvy girls!

How to Accessorize a Maxi Dress

One of my favorite silhouettes for spring would have to be the maxi dress. It’s the ultimate dress for comfort and style. And it’s so versatile.

This Lane Bryant V-neck Maxi Dress ($39.95) is a perfect example. This LBD (I’m now calling the long black dress) is like a blank canvas.

From the waist to your neck and down to your feet, there are so many ways to accessorize and make this the dress you’ll wear all spring. Not only will you be able to accessorize like a pro, but you’ll do it at reasonable prices with pieces that will carry into other seasons.


The Floral Scarf

The Leather Belt

The Chunky, Funky, or Long Necklace

The Eclectic Cuff Bracelet

The Gladiator Sandal

Now that I think about it, you probably have most of these items in your possession. How do you dress up your maxi dresses?

Vote for “The Face of FFFWeek”

It might be New York Fashion week and I do love fashion, but do you know what I love more? Full Figured Fashion Week! And it’s set to all go down again in New York on June 16-18, 2011!

I was lucky enough to be selected as a member of The Curvy Collective in Los Angeles last year for Full Figured Fashion Week(end). It was an amazing experience!

Every time I see founder Gwen DeVoe post something about FFFWeek on Facebook, I get more and more excited! As a matter of fact, they are currently searching for The (New) Face of Full-Figured Fashion Week for 2011. You might remember the stunning Rosie Mercado representing in 2010.

There are over 30 beautiful women vying for the spot! I can’t wait to see who wins!

Lizzie Miller is the New Face of OneStopPlus.com

Ever since her eye-catching nude photo in Glamour Magazine, model Lizzie Miller has been busy. Can you blame her? She’s gorgeous!

It was just announced today that she is the brand new OneStopPlus.com ambassador. That means she will be the face of this plus-size fashion brand. You’ll see Lizzie on Twitter and Facebook, as well as their web site.

“I am so honored to have been chosen as OneStopPlus.com’s ambassador, as they are a major player in the plus-size fashion world. I believe that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and I admire OneStopPlus.com for being willing and able to think outside the box when it comes to women’s fashion.” said Lizzie Miller. “I dream of the day when we will be able to open a magazine and see women of all sizes and colors represented. With OneStopPlus.com, that dream will become a reality and I’m so excited to be a part of it.”


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Grammy Hair Styles: Long and Loose

When you think of last night’s Grammy’s you don’t think of hair. Well, I do now. My favorite looks of the night were the longer styles, either straightened or wavy. It was very rocker chic!

LOVE Giveaway #3: INES

Editors Note: Congratulations to Carleen, who won the super sexy Ashley Stewart lingerie. And a big thanks to Ashley Stewart!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! 

Love is definitely in the air…whether you like it or not! And what better way to spread the love? With the “month of love” giveaway #3 of course!

One lucky winner will win this amazing INES Sleeveless Empire Dress (right) courtesy of Shop Translated. This hot pink dress, with an art nouveau print, is perfect for spring. Available in sizes 0X-3X, it’s definitely an eye-catcher!

To enter: You MUST follow me via Google Connect (on the sidebar) and leave me a comment below telling me your favorite Valentine’s Day memory.

*Make sure you leave a valid email address or twitter i.d. or your entry will not be counted.

For extra entries:

**You must provide separate comments stating you completed each of the extra entries or it will not count.

Rules: Only open to U.S. residents, only one entry per person unless using the four extra entries, you must be 18 years or older to enter, winner will be chosen using Random.org and the giveaway will end 2/21/11.

Giveaway is Closed!!

Jessica Simpson’s Fashion Empire is said to reach $1 Billion

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Can you believe Jessica Simpson’s fashion empire is set to reach a whopping $1 billion this year? This is according to an article in New York Magazine that will hit newsstands on February 21.

It’s no surprise, right? 2010 brought in $750 million alone. It’s reported she will add a full ready-to-wear collection and a career separates line later this year.

Hopefully, she’ll decide to work on a plus collection. Until then, I’ll drool over her shoes and handbags. In fact, I found a few pairs I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection.

I know I say I love shoes, but the first pair is amazing! It’s called the Edgewood ($89) and I would wear them forever. I promise.


Poll: Do you really love your curves?

I love my body. I really do! But, I know I’m not healthy. I have high cholesterol and I haven’t worked out in months. If I could be in top physical health and have my curves, then I’d love myself even more. Read more