Gabrielle Union is one of Black Hollywood's favorite actresses. She has that girl next door look. You know, the girl that looks great in jeans and a t-shirt and looks hot in a simple sexy dress. Last week she was spotted at the 2009 Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards in a white long sleeve draped ruched dress. The draped ruching look is a hot trend this fall. Get Gabrielle's look for your curves.
Applause for the New York Times magazine. They actually decided to put plus-size actress Gabourey Sidibe from the critically acclaimed movie Precious on the cover of their magazine. I know that there will be tons of jokes and laughs about her size, but, I think there will be happiness and encouragement from people who feel like a mold is being broken with Gabourey being photographed on the cover.
Gabourey looks nice on the cover, I just wish they would have gotten a full face shot so you could see her beautiful piercing almond shaped eyes. People need to get passed the weight and recognize the beauty. I hope she is ready for all the criticism she is going to receive because of her weight. From photos and interviews of her, it seems like she is a strong girl and can handle anything that comes her way. Most of all she needs to enjoy this time in her life and embrace the success.
Inside the magazine are pictures of Monique, Mariah Carey, and Director of Precious, Lee Daniels. I for one can't wait to see this movie. If you read the book, then you know what will be in store for you at the theater. I am bringing a box of tissues and some cucumbers to put on my eyes to reduce the swelling from all the tears.
The movie is garnering Oscar buzz for Monique as well as Gabourey. The trailer alone brings tears to my eyes due to the nature of the story which deals with self acceptance, physical and sexual abuse from both parents, and HIV. In some ways many women and young girls will be able to relate to Precious whether they are white or black. I know one issue that I related to, was the complexion issue. I can remember as a young girl the outrageous comments that would be made about my dark skin. Of course it's all about chocolate now, but, back in the day it wasn't. I hope that you guys will go out and support this film and the cast.
Do you think America is ready for a movie like Precious? Do you think it will do well at the Box Office?
And do you think we will be seeing more of Gabourey or will this be it?
Yesterday I received an email from a reader who wanted to know what stores carry tailored shirts that don't gap for large breasts. As a woman with ample bosom, I normally tell people to go to the Gap. In my opinion, Gap's woven button up shirts are cut larger than most.
Another great store that offers a variety of cuts is Thomas Pink. Thomas Pink is a great store for tailored shirts and shirt dresses for women with large breast.
They have been in business since 1984 and are a London based brand. They offer custom made services in select stores. Their shirts come in a variety of styles such as fitted, classic, evening, and casual. They sell cuff links, belts, and scarves.
Their prices are pretty steep, but, they have awesome sales where items are slashed up to 60% off. The best thing about them is that they carry sizes2-20.
Check out a couple of their sale items priced from $59-$149.
I like this store because they offer great style for work and evening.
I love when curvy celebrities represent curves well. Last night Sherri Shepherd and Jennifer Hudson were looking fabulous at the 2009 Angel Ball at Cipriani. Sherri who is now a size 6 looks great and Jennifer Hudson has really been stepping her fashion game up, because she looks great in this black dress. Both women are two different sizes but they both have curves and a little roundness to their body. Take that Karl Lagerfeld!
Get Jennifer's look
Dress: Torrid, $68, Sizes 12-26,Shoes, Nine West $99, Jewelry, Forever21
Donna Ricco Dresses, Sizes 2-12 and 14W-24W
Get Sherri's look
Dress: JS Collection $159, sizes 14W-24W, Shoes, Charles David $125
Dress, Ann Klein $168,sizes 2-14, Shoes, Steve Madden $89