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Friday, October 30, 2009



1st place winner
  • Model in a photo shoot for Faith 21
  • Trip to Los Angeles for Two
  • $500 shopping spree at Faith 21
2nd place
  • $400 Faith 21 E-Certificate
3rd Place
  • $250 E-Certificate

Hurry up curvy girls. The contest ends November 18th

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Stylish Curves is about bridging the gap between missy curves and plus size curves. I strongly believe that as women we all have a connection when it comes to our bodies, and that is wanting our bodies to look their best in clothes. I know there are many designers who are opposed to adding larger sizes to their fashion lines and that is their choice.  However, there are designers out there that are making clothes for plus size and missy sizes. With that being said, I present to you an online boutique that is helping to bridge that gap.

Curvaceous Boutique is an affordably priced online boutique that predominantly carries plus size clothes from sizes 14W-30W and junior sizes 0-15.

I love the stylish and trendy designs that this boutique offers. The cuts are not boxy and the dress lengths are not down to your ankles. The designs are young, fun, and flirty. I see women of all ages wearing these clothes. These pieces can be easily worn to a casual dinner or a night out on the town. I am in love with the black ruffled jumpsuit and the key hole cut teal dress. The colors are rich and the materials are of quality. These pieces will accentuate all your curves in the right way. I can't wait to see more from this boutique. They also carry other designers such as Kiyonna, Mecca Femme, Size Appeal, Spanx, Boom Boom, and Doll house.

Check out my picks:

Jumpsuits



Ashley Open Shoulder Jumper

Dresses


Mini Key Hole Dress, Color Block Dress

Tops



Jeans





Junior Sizes



They also carry accessories from earrings to clutches to bracelets. Check it out.

Belts





Clutches



Jewelry



According to the website:
Cassandra Savage affectionately known as “Ms. Curvaceous” is a pioneer in the fashion industry whose talents and expertise span a wide range of specialties. An African-American who is at the heart of the fashion, she possesses a unique ability to merge cultures through a shared appreciation for style

The Brand

Curvaceous Boutique is an astonishing specialty boutique that produces enthusiast clientele. Curvaceous Boutique is committed to making our customers feel “Exceptional” and to give them a sense of pride when they are shopping in our store by offering quality merchandise that is “exclusive” and by giving them exceptional service. Ms. Cassandra Savage, owner has built the Curvaceous Boutique excellent reputation by “evaluating” each customer’s requests and specials needs with the assistance of her expertly trained staff.



If you live in Virginia you can check out the boutique at:
549 Newtown Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757)-456-0011 Store

or shop online at http://www.curvaceousboutique.com/

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of Glamour Magazine. This is a historic moment for Glamour magazine because this is the first time they have ever had a First Lady on their cover.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009



Word on the street is that there is a new book out today about Mrs. Obama's style. The book is titled, Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy. The author Mary Tomer is a contributing editor and co-founder of www.mrs-o.org, a website dedicated to following Michelle Obama’s fashion.
Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-tomer

The book contians over 120 photographs and illustrations of Mrs. Obama's style. It includes quotes on Mrs. Obama's style from everyday women as well as interviews with some of her favorite designers.

My guess is that this will be more of a look book to be inspired by Michelle Obama's style.






What I love about her style is that you can relate to it and it is affordable. Although Michelle is a very fit person, she still has curves. I am quite sure those curvy hips is what got President Obama hooked on her in the first place. Her look is never frumpy  or stuffy like previous First Ladies. I like to think of her style as lady like chic because of the florals, crisp collars, cardigans, and kitten heels that she wears. It's like June Cleaver meets Claire Huxtable.

I think this will make a great coffee table read. Will you be purchasing?

Check out some of the illustrations:


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Last week Oprah had Magic Johnson's wife Cookie Johnson on her show to promote her new jean line, CJ by Cookie Johnson. Then, last night while reading one of my favorite blogs http://www.fashionbombdaily.com/ I read a post about the same jean line CJ by Cookie Johnson. So, I had to bring it to you guys because the jean line is sized from 2-18 (I know, you don't have to tell me).

Cookie joined forces with 7 for All Mankind jeans designer and claims to have created the perfect jean for real curvy women. The styles are current and cute and can be easily worked into your wardrobe. Right now these jeans can be purchased at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. They are a bit pricey for jeans, averaging about $200, but, if they are really that great the $200 will be worth it.

Check out Oprah and two other real women rocking the CJ by Cookie Johnson jean line:







Photos are from Oprah.com


This morning I was reading one of my favorite blogs Young, Black, and Fabulous (http://www.theybf.com/) and I spotted curvy girls Fantasia (where has she been?) and Raven Symone.

A trimmer yet still curvy Fantasia looked pretty cute in a black halter dress. The dress has that garbage bag material look to it, which gives the dress a unique look. My only change would have been to add a dramatic pair of chandelier earrings to give the dress a little more pizazz.

My Choices:


Earrings: Charlotte Russe $4, Guess $28


Amrita Singh $90, Charlotte Russe $8.50



Raven Symone looks very sexy. Who knew her waist was this small. I must say that the dress is a little too tight, but, it still looks good on her. I think she should have chosen a better shoe for the dress. I would have went with a  peep toe pump in a animal or lace print. A colored peep toe would have also added a little excitement to the dress. Those black ankle booties do nothing for the dress.

My Choices:


Shoes: Guess $109,Charles David $116, Pour La Victoire $144




Sergio Zelcer $100, Charles David $114, Jeffrey Campbell $100




Kim Kardashian always looks great and knows just how to show off her curves. She was spotted in Miami for her birthday bash. I have no suggestions for Kim. I think she accessorized this look well.


Are you loving these looks from these curvy celebrities and do you think they would work for your curvy body?

Monday, October 26, 2009

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.
























Top: Gayla Bentley @zappos.com, Sizes 14-28, Skirt: Evans.co.uk, Sizes 10-28


Shoes




Cole Haan $109, Michael Kors $140, Charles David $150

Clutch




Antonio Melani $99, Rampage $68, La Regale $56


More options for:

Plus-Size curves

Torrid Dresses, sizes 12-26

Missy Curves


Forever21, Sizes S-L, Saint Grace@shopgoldyn.com, Sizes S-L

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