Archive for June 2009

Head over to Torrid Stores and Torrid.com for their 50% off Sale!  Happening now and until July 7th.  Click the banner to start saving!


Also, the Shop By Size option is now available at Torrid.  Now you can see all the styles available in your size and your size only!  To start using the Shop By Size option click here.


Inspirational Notions for Women

by Jacqualyn S. Fuller

Do not roll your eyes or frown on her for the success she has today, simply ask her what does it mean to get down on your knees and pray.

Crystal Renn floors me yet again with another editorial shoot.  This time for Elle Canada. Thanks to the good people at Every Body is Beautiful who posted the pics for all to see.







This photo shoot is an ode to Frida Kahlo.  Shot by Leda & St. Jaques.

Via: Every Body is Beautiful


Marie Melodie is a knit focused fashion line based in Brussels, Belgium and is available to be shipped to the U.S.


marie melodie sweater vanille_1


marie melodie tunic cassis_1


marie melodie framboise_1


marie melodie cardigan passion_1I want this!


marie melodie mangue_1

Marie Melodie does not offer any bottoms at this time. But the tunics, cardigans and sweaters are marvelous.  The styles and silhouettes are very classic and tailored and should make any curvy girl look fab. The pieces come in sizes 14-26 (XL-XXXL); sizes 44-58 in French sizing.  Be sure to notice the price difference between the Euro and the US Dollar when purchasing. You can get all these looks and more on the Marie Melodie website.

The model in these pictures is Stephanie Zwicky.  She is a French model and actress with a great blog: Le Blog De Big Beauty.  I love these photos of her and I’m half-tempted to wear my hair straightened so I can get the same hair cut.  Ms. Zwicky is all over the internet.  However, if you don’t speak French you may not be able to understand everything.  Check her out on these websites:

stephaniezwicky.com: translated version

Her Model Mayhem account: translated version

Her Muse Cube: translated version

Stephanie Zwicky Twitter: Sorry, no translation available

Images Via: Marie Melodie

Happy Friday Fabulistas! Here’s a new line I came across, Tru Diva Designs by Veronica Lipscomb. Enjoy :-)!

Passion Navy

true diva designs passion_full navy

Tina Orange

true diva designs tina_full orangeThe Designer, Veronica L.: She is working this stance.

Cotton Candy

true diva designs cottoncandy_full pink patternMonica H.: She’s done quite a bit of work.  Check out her Model Mayhem page and her Feb. ’09 Venus Diva Mag feature.


true diva designs prints_fullJeannie Ferguson: She’s also done a lot of work.  Check out her website.

Superstar Tan

true diva designs superstar_full tan

Tru Diva Designs is created by a truly talented woman.  In addition to being a designer, Veronica Lipscomb is also a stylist, plus size model and the winner of the Miss Full & Fabulous Pageant of 2007.   Visit her website to read more of her bio and and see more of her Tru Diva Designs.

Here is one video of 3 for the Art of Curves Fashion Show featuring Tru Diva Designs. See the rest of the videos here.

Via: Tru Diva Designs

Christina of  The Musings of a Fatshionista bestowed me with my first blog award!  Thanks, it means a lot to get an award from someone who definitely knows her stuff :-).


The Rules Are:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen.

Here are blogs I’d like to give an award (in no particular order)

1. Weesha of Weesha’s World

2. Prissi of Fashion Loves Curves

3. Chastity of The Curvy Girls Guide to Style

4. Gabi of Young Fat and Fabulous

5. Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista

6. Curvy Girl of The CurvyGurl Chronicles

7. Raquel Wilson of The Culturalist

8. The DynamicDiva of Dynamic Diva

9. The Ladies of Big Fat Deal

10. The Ladies of Brickhouse of Style

11. Erin Bush of Passion for Pretty

12. The Team of Too Fat for Fashion

13. Alegra Mainz of Dollface is CandySweet

14. Yolanda of Fat Fashion Glam

15. Team @ A Celebration of Curves

These are some of the best blogs out there, get to know them.

Yesterday, I discovered two things that delighted me, Amber Magazine and their interview with the amazing designer, Byron Lars of Byron Lars beauty mark.  In the article, Lars says that he will be embarking on new territory with plus size offerings for Spring 2010. Byron has been on the scene since the early 90’s, his work being showcased and sold in upscale department stores, such as Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.   He has also designed fabulous, limited edition Barbie Dolls for Mattel.

beauty mark is primarily known for the chic shirts offered in Lars’ collections.   In it’s eighth season, the line has expanded far beyond that most coveted article.  His pieces are chic, sophisticated, edgy and undeniably Bryon Lars.  After viewing his collection at the website, I am very excited to see what he will be creating for curvy women.  Hopefully, his designs for the fuller figure will be on par with his straight size offerings.  Presented below are a few pieces from Byron Lars’ Fall 2009 collection, proof positive of an exciting new line to come.

byron lars beauty mark grey jacket

byron lars beauty mark blue ruffles dress

byron lars beauty mark poof sleeve jacket

To find out more about Byron Lars and his collections please visit byronlarsbeautymark.com.

To find out more about Byron Lars’ iconic Barbie collection visit Barbie Collector.com.

Biographical info and photos Via: byronlarsbeautymark.com

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