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Alicia and Kryptonite

Radio 1's Big Weekend - Day 1


Radio 1's Big Weekend - Day 1

After seeing these pics of the gorgeous Alicia Keys, I started yearning for a hot pair of sunglasses. Not just any sunglasses, but a pair of square-ish shaped sunglasses. I don’t know what it is about me and this awesomely amazing accessory! This is the one item, that I don’t mind $pending money on. The pair of Coach sunglasses I have now are almost 3 years old. And they are still in great shape. I love them! I guess you can say that sunglasses are my kryptonite. Now, if only I can figure out what brand Alicia is wearing and I’ll be a happy camper. Oh…FYI…I want all of these pairs below!

What is the one thing you don’t mind spending money on?

Models with Curves: Laura Catterall

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You remember Laura Catterall from French Marie Claire’s recent photo spread don’t you? How could you forget this stunner? Click on the pic below to view her recent video with Vogue Curvy Italy. Find out how she was discovered and a few other cool facts about her.

It’s time to get bridal…

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It’s wedding season!! Yay! I love weddings…actually I love…LOVE! I’m a sucker for love. I’m not ashamed to admit it. With love, sometimes comes marriage. Speaking of marriage, I just so happen to be a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding. I can’t wait. I’m super excited! Yesterday, we celebrated her “tea party” themed bridal shower. It was so much fun! Isn’t she beautiful!! She’s hilarious! Look it’s my mommy too! The wedding is next month, so stay tuned for more bridal pics to come!!

If you’re on twitter, then you might have seen me tweeting about the dress I’m wearing. I wasn’t sure if I wanted it or not. I don’t usually wear large prints like this, but I thought I’d try something different. I haven’t worn a maxi dress in ages. I almost forgot how comfortable they are!

Dress: Ross
Shoes: Avenue
Jewelry: Forever 21

Inspiration & Beauty


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I just wanted to take a second and say thank you to the fearless and confident women out there, who don’t care what society thinks of their size.

The models who started it all.

Those who could care less if you call them curvy, thick, chubby, fat, or plus-size; but rather see it as a compliment.

The women who know that the inside is just as important as the outside.

You who celebrate the beauty of your body every day.

You inspire me.

Blogger Q&A: Marianna


Marianna
Chicago, IL & San Jose, CA

Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

Honestly, I can’t say that I have a favorite fashion designer as I generally don’t shop in that category. I do love the Michael by Michael Kors line, because of his simple, chic, and classic designs. His looks are very much my style, and they’re fairly affordable! Marc Jacobs’ designs are serious eye candy for me, though.
What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?
A full face of makeup! I am one of those girls that cannot leave the house without makeup on. I feel drab and lacking polish when I don’t have any makeup on.
If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?
Probably a magical bloat eliminator. We all have those days when we feel utterly bloated and unattractive, right? I think it would be great to have a magical product that would restore us to our normal unbloated state. Let’s call it Bloat Be-Gone!
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’d love to have a fashion extravaganza in London. I would pack comfortable yet stylish flats, a black pencil skirt, a polka dot blouse, and a cropped blazer. That’s a very “me” look.
Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?
I don’t live by any one fashion philosophy in particular, but I am a firm believer that being stylish does not depend on the size of your body or the size of your bank account.

Accessorizing with a Summer Hat

If there’s one thing I’ve figured out ,while writing this blog, it’s that I don’t wear enough hats. Hats are an accessory a lot of us might not think about when putting together a spring or summer look. Which is kind of funny, because in the early 1900′s it was considered disgraceful to walk outside of your home without a hat and a pair of gloves! Imagine?

Today, there are many different styles of hats. You might have even seen a lot of fashionistas out there wearing the straw panama or fedora hat. Cute, but I’m looking for a hat to wear to the beach this summer. In fact, I’d love to get my hands on a big floppy hat. I saw a few today that I’m considering. I can’t wait to hit the beach! Do you already have your summer hat?


Mish Mesh?

I’ve been seeing a lot of mesh around lately…and I wondered if I was daring enough to wear it. I think I would if it was on a shoe. These are really HOT and could add enough punch to any outfit. Very daring!

What do you think? Mesh or Not?


What’s going on?

It’s Wednesday…already? The week has really flown by! Take advantage of these events and giveaways!!

SwimsuitsForAll.com
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Swimsuits for All thinks it is about time that plus size women have a vote and a voice in asserting their own unique and confident beauty.

The Swimsuits for All “My Fabulous Body” Swimsuit Contest will run for twelve weeks from May 24 until August 24, 2010. Each week a winner will be chosen. Contestants can log-on to the contest website, register, and upload a photo of themselves in their favorite swimsuit, or tell us a story about how their favorite swimsuit makes them feel confident and beautiful. Each winner will be given a gift card and will be automatically entered into the Grand Prize contest to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. If an applicant has not been selected as a winner, then she may re-post her photo and/or story the following week(s).

May 20, 22
Meet tokidoki creator Simone Legno and be the first to experience the new tokidoki makeup and accessories line, presented exclusively at Sephora. Stop in and sample the criminally cute collection, featuring innovative ingredients, high-pigment shades, and custom-designed packaging. Then leave with an exclusive autograph from Simone himself.*

*Come early. Autographs will be given on a first-come, first-served basis, and the first 200 people who spend $25 or more on tokidoki purchases will receive a tokidoki Frenzie charm.
Sephora Powell Street
Thursday, May 20
6 – 9 pm

Sephora South Coast Plaza
Saturday, May 22
1 – 4 pm

Space is limited. Walk-ins welcome!

Sephora Powell, San Francisco, CA / 415.362.9360
Sephora South Coast Plaza Costa Mesa, CA / 714.429.9130

May 21
12 – 6 pm Anastasia Meet Celebrity Brow Guru Anastasia Soare
Celebrity brow guru Anastasia Soare is coming to 5th Avenue. Come meet the woman behind the brand, and enjoy a full brow-waxing treatment ($32) or a complimentary shaping session with one of her talented arch experts. You’ll learn how to tweeze, trim, and stencil your way to perfection and leave looking effortlessly chic.

Space is limited. Walk-ins welcome!

Sephora 5th Ave, New York, NY / 212.980.6534

Faith 21
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Do you love Patricia Field?

Did you know Patricia Field is next in line to design for Payless? Amazing right?

Patricia Field is non-other than the famous celebrity stylist and costume designer for Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada! She’s definitely a legend!

The American Style Icon wants to chat with all of you too! They will be holding a live exchange on the Payless Facebook wall tomorrow, May 19th, from 4-4:30 p.m. EST.

Here are few topics that she would like to chat about:

  • The importance of accessories including charms.
  • Her “faves” from the Payless Summer Collection.
  • What are your favorite accessories and why?

Don’t forget, the chat starts tomorrow at 4 p.m. EST! Submit your questions, comments and wild thoughts on these topics, and more, including requests for style advice along with photos of outfits at Facebook.com/payless.

‘Pinky’ Paisley Top Giveaway!!

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I must confess…I buy stuff and never wear it. Yes, it is true!! I’m so ashamed! So, to make up for it, I’m going to give one of you this ‘Pinky’ paisley top! I purchased this from Alloy and I thought I’d wear it, but I haven’t.

It is brand new, but I removed the tags. I promise that it’s never been worn. You have my word! It is an XL, but it is very roomy and flowy. It is a see through top, but you can just throw a tube top underneath. So, it should fit anyone from a U.S. size 12-18…maybe even a size 20.

The rules and entry form are below. Good luck!

**For an extra entry, please tweet the following: ” I just entered to win a chic paisley top @CurvesandChaos Enter today! http://bit.ly/9Tw38b “

{Please make sure to post the link of your tweet, as a comment. Or I won’t be able to keep track of your extra entry. Thanks!}

Contest Closed

ASOS Curve…I love you.

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It’s official…I’m in love with the ASOS Curve line. Ok, I may only have one purchase under my belt, but I’m sold. I know a lot of you love their clothes as well, so I had to buy something. Whenever I order something online, I try to buy something on clearance, just in case I don’t like the way it fits. This way I know I didn’t spend a lot of money on it (It’s the inner bargainista).

As I scoured the clearance, I found the Woven Insert Tee (see pic above) for only $8.45 in white!! I wore it on Saturday night to a romantic Italian dinner with my hubby. BTW this is so L.A…this is the resturaunt where the hostess was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model. Anywhoo…

This tee is so comfortable and the cotton is undeniably soft! Initially, I was worried that it might be too see through, but it wasn’t. I wore a nude bra underneath and I got the hubby’s approval. The length and fit is perfect. Congrats ASOS…you now have a new customer!

Tee: ASOS Curve
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Nine West
Jewelry: gifts

Impulse Buy??


OK…considering I just went shopping yesterday, I really shouldn’t want to buy something today. Right? But, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt!!!! They don’t have it at my local Forever 21 yet…I just called. And it’s only $13.80! Should I get it? Ugggghhhhh!!! I know I can wear it when I go to Las Vegas!! What to do???

Celeb Curves: Jennifer Hudson???

63rd Cannes Film Festival - Jennifer Hudson on the Majestic Barriere's Beach


Winnie Cocktail Party: 63rd Cannes Film Festival

63rd Cannes Film Festival - Winnie Photocall

Renault Official Partner of the 63rd Cannes Film Festival

Miss Hudson? I almost didn’t recognize you! You are looking very fabulous in Cannes!! Not only in the getting healthy way…but your outfits are “oh la la!” Loving your stylist!

What do you think of Jennifer Hudson’s look?