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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
I love mixing different textures. Especially in the fall and winter. Tweed and leather are a perfect combination of rough and tough. I  bought this tweed Gap double breasted jacket last year.
 never got a chance to wear it much and thought it would be good to breathe life into it again. Last time, I wore it with a leather skirt and this time, I decided to rock it with my leather pants.
 II am trying to get more use out of my white button up shirts so I thought it would look pretty good under the tweed jacket.
What I like about this jacket is the colorful yarn. There's orange, yellow, and purple yarn intertwined in the jacket which makes it pretty easy to wear different shoes with it. As I said yesterday, I want to start embracing bold bright lips for my dark complexion so I decided to wear MAC's "Girl About Town," in full force to pick up the colors in the jacket as well as the blush pink color in my heels.
 I know people aren't used to dark skin women wearing bright lips. I've been slammed numerous times for wearing my red lipstick, but I don't care. As long as it looks good to me, then I'm rolling with it.

Well, I hope you guys have a safe and responsible New Year. No drinking and driving, please.
What I'm Wearing
Jacket-Gap
Leather Pants-Anna Scholz for Simply Be
Shoes-Steve Madden
Bag-Loft
Earrings-Ashley Stewart
Bracelets-Ashley Stewart
Necklace-c/o Sonsi
Button Up- c/o Jones New York
Lipstick-MAC, Girl About Town

Friday, December 30, 2011



Hey curvy girls all over the world.
It's been one heck of a year. 2011 to me was a learning experience. Some amazing things have happened and lots of lessons were learned. I never thought I would have continued to blog this long. May 2012 will make 3 years that I have been blogging and at least once a month, I say that I am going to quit. As you can see, it never happens.

Truth is, I love writing about fashion and the state of the plus size community. It is my passion to help plus size women embrace their bodies and stop the self hate. I will always continue to do things that make women feel proud and accepting of their size.

Before I start going in on body acceptance, I wanted to take a look back at some of my own personal accomplishments.

I was blessed and honored to be featured in two fashion magazines. One of them being Essence. I could not believe that I was featured in a magazine that I read since I was a teenager and a magazine that represents so much to black women.

Not only was I featured in their November issue with super fine Idris Elba on the cover, I was also selected as one of their top 40 fashion bloggers. Unbelievable!

I was also featured in One Stop Plus's April issue. I was ecstatic to have been chosen to test drive their Spring collection. It was there that I fell in love with the pink blazer and off white leather jacket.

This summer, I got to participate in FFFWeek as one of the Fashion Front team members with some of my favorite blogger's.

And in 2011 I was also chosen to be a Playtex Strap Solutions Ambassador. You know I love me a good bra.
I also got to attend fashion week again for both Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.
I got to meet one of my fave Stylists June Ambrose
as well as interview my first designer which was Farah Angsana backstage at her show. See video below:



I enjoyed every opportunity that came my way and I learned some pretty valuable lessons when it comes to working with brands.

For 2012, the sky is the limit for me. My motto will be, "Go hard or go home." Along with that motto, I will also be embracing this quote from an Anna Wintour interview I saw, which is, "Stay true to your vision and don't worry about what everyone else is doing."

So, going forth in 2012,

Here are my fashion resolutions
I am hoping to change up my personal style a little bit. Which for me means to incorporate more edgier pieces and probably add a little more black to my wardrobe. In addition, I would like to work on building my personal handbag collection.

Some of you may know, I don't wear a lot of handbags. I have about four now. I definitely want to incorporate more bags into my wardrobe to make a complete outfit. This Celine bag is just perfect.

Beauty Resolutions
I want to embrace more color when it comes to makeup, especially lipsticks. I've been craving bold lips. If you follow me on twitter then you know I am always ranting about the lack of  beauty products for dark skin women. So, I will be chronicling my road to finding the best makeup for my complexion. You should also checkout my Tumblr "Miss Chocolate Supreme." I utilize that blog to showcase dark skin women and beauty.

2012 Blog Updates
I don't know if you guys know this or can tell from this blog, I've always wanted a career as a fashion journalist and editor. This is why I make sure I give in depth interviews and try to talk to industry insiders to find out what goes on behind the scenes. I am hoping that 2012 can bring one of these dreams to life or order my steps for them to come true the following year. My favorite fashion mag next to People Style Watch and Instyle is Lucky magazine. I hope to be a contributor for anyone of them spreading the plus size fashion gospel. I'm a person who believes you can be anything you want to be. You just have to work hard for it and that's what I intend to do.

I have been thinking about changing the tag line of Stylish Curves from bridging the gap between straight and plus sizes. This blog has grown so much. I cover a lot of plus size celebrities, fashion news and events, and where to buy articles. So, I want a tag line that reflects that. Any ideas would be helpful.

Along with wanting to be a fashion journalist, I've also wanted to get into TV hosting and being a fashion correspondent. Until someone hires me to do that. I can somewhat live out my dream with Stylish Curves You Tube channel. Yes, I will be bringing back Stylish Curves TV with exclusive interviews with designers and boutiques.
So make sure you sign up for my YouTube channel HERE

There will be a new layout for Stylish Curves by the end of January.

We will also be incorporating more articles on body issues

And of course we will continue to be the blog that brings you the most updates on your favorite plus size celebrities.

To Stylish Curves Readers


Thank you so much for reading this blog everyday. Thank you for your positive and constructive feedback.  Thank you for trusting me for fashion and shopping advice. I love reading your funny comments and I love the support you show me.

And a big thank you to all the brands that I've worked with over the year. Thank you for seeing something in me and this blog and taking the chance to work with me. Thank you to all those who have mentored me as a blogger and as a writer.

I wish everyone a spectacular New Year.
Hey curvy girls all over the world,
As the year comes to an end I can't help but to think about the AMAZING things that some of our favorite plus size celebrities have done.

2011 should have been dubbed the year of Adele. Adele murdered the music scene with her heart felt album about love and heartbreak. Anytime I heard Rolling in the deep my head immediately began to bop side to side and before I knew it, I was singing out loud wondering what people were looking at. Oh, and don't get me started on Someone Like You. I sung that song as if I wrote it myself.

Not only did Adele have an amazing album, it sold over $4 million copies, and it has garnered her six Grammy nominations.  Adele also was a favorite cover girl for some of the top fashion and music magazines. She was a cover girl for Rolling Stone and most recently she graced the cover of  December's Cosmopolitan. Like Adele's song, rumor has it that she may be the March cover girl of US Vogue. Fingers crossed.
This year Jill Scott came out with her guns blazing. She released a highly anticipated album "Light of The Sun" and rocked stages like no other neo-soul artist could. Much like Adele, Jill graced a myriad of magazine covers and one of them happened to be Billboard's July issue. Although the Grammy's snubbed her Jill's album made huge waves on the charts. We can't wait to see what projects she will be working on for 2012.

Words can't express how hilarious and witty Melissa McCarthy is. If you want to talk about an amazing year for plus size women, you cannot leave out Melissa. Melissa brought the house down in the movie Bridesmaid. She showed the world that fat people like to kiss too with her hit show Mike & Molly and even took home the 2011 Emmy for it. Take that Maura Kelly!


Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Are you ready for the New Year? I am! I love having a fresh start even though everyday you wake up is a fresh start.

 Kicking off this Friday morning are the winners of the 3 holiday giveaways we had this month.

The winner of the Eshakti $50 Giftcard giveaway is BRIWANNA

The winner of the Shoedazzle giftcard giveaway is Dropastitch


The 5 winners of the Playtex Side Smoothing bra are Ashley Mag, Anissa Garland, Soccermom1, Tmc480, Michelle P.
Ladies, please email me to claim your prizes.

Thanks and Congratulations!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Today is the last of our voting series for 2011. We are ending withthe best Stylish Curves of the day feature. Throughout 2011 we proudly received a number of fab curvy girls submitting their looks to be featured as Stylish Curves of the day. I do this feature so you can see how other girls are
embracing their curves.
We have gone through the archives of 2011 and found 6 girls who's styles you gushed about and even wanted some of them to start their own blogs.

Let's check them out:
LINDA
From Facebook to Twitter, you guys left comments making it loud and clear how much you loved Linda's style. Linda could've been dubbed a plus size Kardashian with her long sleeve body con dresses and dark long tresses. Her leopard print number sent all of you over the top for her style.

You can checkout Linda's blog at http://www.afatgirlsblues.com/




INEZ
Inez style is classic mixed with trends. Inez showed you how she worked her curves in everything from a denim sweetheart dress to a printed full mini skirt. Readers adored Inez's realistic chic style and immediately raced to checkout her blog.

You can checkout Inez's blog at http://www.stylechic360.blogspot.com/




NOEL
Noel's style was funky, fierce, and sexy. Everyone loved how she showed off her shapely hips, her love for animal prints, and you all were pretty impressed with her shoe game.

You can checkout Noel's blog at www.leglamprincessofcurves.blogspot.com




TIFFANY
Tiffany's love for colorful printed dresses had y'all asking if she had her own blog. You loved everything about her from her hair and makeup to her shoes.



MELISSA
When it came to Melissa, everyone fell for her classic and simple 1950's style. From chic colored blazers to flared dresses everyone was asking if she had a blog. Due to your raves, Melissa went ahead and started one.

Melissa's blog: http://faithfamilyfashion-melissa.blogspot.com/



EBONY
Readers liked Ebony's love for dashing dresses with bold prints. You raved about her statuesque body and curly hair.




Who was your favorite Stylish Curves of the day feature?

Vote!


BTW-We are accepting 2012 submissions for Stylish Curves of the day. Send in 3-6 full length photos of your best looks to stylishcurves@gmail.com. Include a blurb about how you embrace your curves and where you are from. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hey curvy girls all over the world,
We are continuing with the best of 2011 for plus sizes. Today is all about the trendy plus size sites that realized plus size girls want to wear trends and be edgy and sexy just like everyone else. This year we have quite a few and based on your nominations
The nominees are:

ASOS/ASOS Curve

Dorothy Perkins



Forever21/Faith21 Plus


Carmakoma


Fashion to Figure
City Chic

Simply Be

Evans
Torrid

Style 369

Eshakti



Vote!


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