Thursday, June 30, 2011

 Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Fellow curvy girl Adele graces the cover of Glamour UK's July issue. The soulful singer is heating up the charts with her latest album 21. I like that fashion magazines are taking interest in Adele. Not only is she a beauty but her talent is phenomenal. On the cover of Glamour Adele rocks out in a colorful vibrant floral print Jil Sander dress. It's very rare that we see Adele wearing anything other than black. It's nice to see her wearing not only bright colors, but floral prints as well. I think this is definitely one of Glamours best covers. Adele's eye's just draw you in.

What do you think of Adele's cover and beauty shots (see below)?

I'm not sure if she's wearing the short or long version of the Jil Sander's Dress, but, here's a picture of it from the Spring 2011 collection. It's definitely Haute.

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
When it comes to floral prints I'm a bit picky. I prefer large floral prints oppose to small and busy. It is also very rare that I find an all over floral print top that I like. Last week while on my lunch break I found this very cute and chic rose print knit cardigan that belts at the waist and has a lace back. There wasn't an immediate attraction when I walked by it, but, somehow I was intrigued. I circled around it like bees on honey and decided to stop staring and just try it on. I took it to the fitting room and after I tried it on I was sold, mainly because I thought the lace detail on the back was so feminine and cool.
I planned on wearing my white Faith21 jeans with it but when I put them on the zipper was broke (you get what you pay for). Instead I went for the next best thing, my black super fitted skinny jeans. I wish I could wear this top to work, but, that lace detailing on the back is just a little inappropriate for the office (I think). I like to call this top my bouquet of flowers.

Are you into floral prints?
All Photos taken by Deirdre Simon

What I'm Wearing
Belted Cardigan:Faith21 Plus
Skinny Jeans-ASOS
Shoes: Guess
Earrings: Ashley Stewart
Bracelets: Ashley Stewart
Bag: Loft

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
I feel like the plus size fashion industry is beginning to grow with more plus size brands and more straight size designers creating real plus size collections. For many of us, we all have our signature looks but sometimes we need to branch out and shake our wardrobes up by trying different brands and new collections. SC has found three plus size collections that are classic, fun, and on trend. Even if you can't see yourself in head to toe looks, we are quite sure you can find a piece in each of these collections that will work for your personal style.
Check out these three plus size collections:

First Up:
Domino Dollhouse just realeased their new circus collection which is chock full of stripes, bows, and flirty skirts. We are fans of their red bow front skirt. We would rock it with a white tank, chunky gold necklace, and tan wedges.

Check out Domino Dollhouse HERE

Rachel Pally is a classic brand that uses luxe jersey fabrics in flattering cuts. Her slightly new White Label collection is chic and sophisticated. The one shoulder tulip skirt dress is our favorite.
Check out Rachel Pally Here

We like 17 Sundays youthful edge. Plenty of trendy styles for the curvy girl who likes to keep up with the times. We love the black sheer sweater and dress. It's great over a tank dress.

Check out 17 Sundays Here
Tell SC what you think about these collections.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
This morning I woke up to some curvy girl goodness. One of my favorite models Fluvia Lacerda was featured on the Vogue Italia website in an interview by Gabi Hudson (MTV TJ). For those of you who never met Fluvia, she is truly a beauty inside and out. She's also quite funny. In this feature Fluvia talks about how she's proud of her curves and what the future holds for her. She is known in the plus world as the plus size Gisele Bundchen. Fluvia's past work includes gracing the cover of Plus Model Magazine, face of plus size brand Igigi, and Monif C.

What you can expect in the future is a plus size clothing line, more editorials, and campaigns. What I do hope is that the plus size brands and collections out there like Michael Kors, Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, and Jessica London, recognize Fluvia's talent and beauty. She is a size 18 model and can work the camera just like any of the top so called plus size models out there.

If I were a gambling woman, I'd be willing to put a little money on it that if Fluvia were representing plus size brands, sales would sky rocket.

Read more of the interview with Fluvia HERE

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Forget everything you thought about Kmart's plus size styles. Like so many of the old school plus size brands and collections, Kmart has done a complete 360. As far as I can remember I've never shopped Kmart for clothes because as a teen in the 90's that was not hot. Even as I got older and didn't care what people thought, Kmart was not a place for me to shop at.

 Earlier this year Kmart released a new campaign for their plus size collection called Love your Size, Love your style. It featured plus size models wearing their new spring designs. They even did a video with plus model Fluvia Lacerda and Editor of Plus Model Magazine Madeline Figueroa showcasing their new plus size designer and new plus size collection. Their spring looks were intriguing and left many optimistic about future collections

While briefly attending the Kmart blogger conference at FFFWeek Kmart unveiled a few of their new looks which surprisingly were even better than their first spring collection. The new looks featured tribal prints, sexy cut out dresses, and racer back rompers. Definitely not your old school Kmart style.

Check out the pieces for yourselves and tell SC what you think. Are these looks drawing you in?
Tribal Print Romper

Leopard Print cut out back exposed zipper dress

Tie Waist Jumpsuit

Velvet Leggings

Tribal Print Dress

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jill Scott was spotted at the BET Awards Pre show in an all black spandex ensemble. Is she working it or is it back to the drawing board for this curvy girl?


Sunday, June 26, 2011

It has been such a beautiful weekend. I was able to get plenty of rest plus I had a chance to spend time with my family and hang out with a few friends. Today,  I wore this white off the shoulder dress from Fashion to Figure. They were so kind to hook me up with a gift card to their store. I wish I would have had it for the all white party for FFFWeek but oh well.

I wore it with my wedges and a pair of pink zebra ball earrings that were gifted to me from Forever 21.

What I'm Wearing
Dress: Fashion to Figure (gifted)
Wedges: Nine West
Bracelets: Loft and Ashley Stewart (gifted)
Earrings: Forever21 (gifted)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Can I just say how happy I am for the beautiful curvy woman that is Jill Scott. She's taken a 4 year hiatus from music and is coming back stronger than ever. Not only has Jill garnered attention and fan love for her new CD "Light of The Sun" Miss Scott is also commanding major magazine covers. Her newest cover is Billboard magazine. Jill looks stunning on the cover of Billboard magazine with dark dramatic eyes and crimson lips. Her cover shot is just as spellbinding as her music.

We are truly loving the new sexy, fun, and fearless Jill Scott. We can't wait to read what this dynamic woman has to say. Go Jill, let your light shine.
Thank you all for entering the final Fashion to Figure giveaway. I would also like to say Thank You to Fashion to Figure for being such an awesome sponsor for all the giveaways this month.

Now, the winner of the super cute strapless ruffled dress is:


Congratulations Sydney!

The month is not over yet and I have two more giveaways left. Keep your browsers locked to Stylish Curves.

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
If you love vintage dresses, your favorite show is Mad Men, or your favorite style is 1950's rockabilly then you definitely need to check out curvy girl friendly site Stop Staring. SC was introduced to Stop Staring via an email from the company. Once I clicked the link to their site I started getting excited about all the fabulous vintage style dresses they offered.

Stop Staring is an LA Based company with vintage dresses designed by Alicia Estrada. The dresses are made of quality fabrics and are made in the USA. Celebrities like Toccara Jones to Kim Kardashian have been spotted in a Stop Staring dress. The company boasts versatile dresses that can take you from day to night. These are not the kind of dresses that hide your curves, they do the exact opposite.

They offer a myriad number of cocktail dresses, prom dresses, and rockabilly dresses. In a ddition to dresses, they do offer a few separates as well. You will be happy to know that they go up to a size 3X which is more like a size 18, but the dresses are made with benagaline stretch fabric. We love that their site even has a plus size link that shows you which dresses are best for the plus size body type. The company has been around for 10 years and doesn't plan on stopping any time soon.

SC had the chance to do a mini interview with the designer Alicia Estrada. Check out what she had to say and be sure to visit their site at and tell SC hat you think.

Now read my mini inerview with Alicia Estrada the designer:

SC: How did Stop Staring come about?
SS:I really love sewing, and was making my wardrobe in college. I got the attention of a boutique on melrose ave in Hollywood. Dozens of stores followed, thus stop staring! was born. It was so much fun, and the dresses caught on like wildfire! 
SC: Why do you think people love vintage dresses so much? SS:Stop Staring! Dresses are vintage inspired with a modern touch, women love this timeless and classic look. Our dresses enhance all shapes and sizes, and men love this sexy yet classic look. Besides, I think most women just drool over the dresses in those classic black and white movies!
What do you think separates your site from other vintage dresses sites? SS: Well, first off, we have been in business for over 13 years, our experience and excellent fit is unmatched. People consider us the pioneers for retro inspired dresses. Plus, we have hundreds of styles to choose from, and available up to size 18.

I've seen a number of celebrties wearing your dresses who was your favorite? 
SS: My favorite celeb, hmmmm? I have lots...right now I'm loving Kristin baurer, she just wore our dress on the True Blood posters! Also Jillian Barberie, she's been wearing them all over Fox 11. We love seeing Paris in our dresses, she always looks great.

What has been your best selling dress?
SS: Our red gathered Ava dress, it is so sexy, and the cut fits everyone! But, it also helps that so many celebs have worn it, like Kim Kardashian , and miss Mexico just wore it recently. Lately our bombshell dress is flying, Olivia Munn just wore it!
What materials are the dresses made of to make them hug the body so well?
SS: Of course we use stretch fabrics, like poplin stretch, and bengaline, women love this fabric! It really sucks you in, but allows you to breath! Stop Staring is notorious for giving us a beautiful style, while allowing comfort!

What plus size celebrity would you like to see wearing your a Stop Staring dress? SS: Kirsty Allie just ordered a few, so I can't wait to see her wear them!

This is the fab dress they sent me. I can't wait to wear it.

Please note: Although I received a dress from this company it did not in any way influence my write up. The goal of Stylish Curves is to show a variety of brands that do cater to plus size curvy women whether you are size 14 or 26.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

FFFWeek's all white cruise was loads of fun. It was nice to see a bevy of voluptuous women in all white and not worried about looking too big. Women from all over the world was at FFFWeek and the yacht ride was packed. Our host for the evening was Shanda Freeman whom you may know from VH1's Man and Wife show with her husband Fat Man Scoop. DJ La Choc had everyone on the dance floor jamming to oldies like "Whoop There It Is", "Doing the butt", Bel Biv Devoe's "Poison", and Salt N Pepa's "Push It". Of course she played some of the hottest music out today. Everyone went crazy when Beyonce's "Girls  Run The World" came on and it felt like a family affair when the "Cha Cha" song boomed from the speakers. Although the boat was rocking back and forth, we all got busy on the dance floor, kicked off our shoes, and sweated our hair out.

Check out a few of the shots I took that night.
Loved this dress

Model Jeanine Ferguson in BGU. The pop of orange was perfect for her sexy dress

Host Shanda Freeman

Blogger Vanoue


Blogger Bella Styles

FFFWeek Creator Gwen Devoe

Maddy (Plus Model Mag) & Fluvia (Plus Size Model)
Photo credit: TAP


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