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I have had the chance to watch both More to Love and Drop Dead Diva and I was pleasantly surprised. 

Yes, More to Love is reality TV, but I am very excited to see a group of beautiful plus size women get a chance to battle it out for love, lol.  There’s no good reason to not produce a show like this. 

more to loveLuke’s a cutie, huh (former college offensive lineman who looks good in a suit). 


Drop Dead Diva has a great plot and I was immediately sucked in.  It stars the lovely Jane Bingum as Brooke Elliot.  I love the way Bingum is ditzy but smart at the same time (if you ever met me and saw my personality you’d understand why ;-), lol). 

drop dead diva

Here’s how lifetime.com describes the show:

The show tells the story of a beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe, Deb, who has a fatal car accident and suddenly finds herself in front of Heaven’s gatekeeper, Fred, who declares her a self-centered “zero.” Outraged, Deb attempts to persuade Fred to return her to her shallow existence but is accidentally relegated to the body of the recently deceased Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott). A brilliant, thoughtful and plus-size attorney with a loyal assistant (Margaret Cho), Jane has always lived in the shadow of her more comely colleagues, whereas Deb has always relied on her external beauty. Now, by a twist of fate and a bolt of divine intervention, Deb must come to terms with inhabiting Jane’s plus-size frame and learn to reconcile her beauty queen ways with her brilliant new mind.


Support both shows!

Watch More to Love Tuesdays @ 9/8c on Fox

 Watch Drop Dead Diva Sundays @ 9/8c on Lifetime

Images via: www.fox.com/moretolove & http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/drop-dead-diva


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.

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


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

It’s official! The FFFWeek Schedule is now complete with all the details to spare.  Get ready for an amazing 3-day extravaganza in New York City filled with  panel discussions, parties, shopping and fashion shows!

Teslyn Butler fffweek picThe winner of the fffweek cover model search Teslyn Butler

FFFWeek Schedule

Thursday, June 25, 2009
FFFWeek Welcome Event
12:00 – 4:00PM

Re/Dress New York
109 Boerum Place (bet. Pacific and Dean Sreets)
F or G train to Bergen Street stop
Brooklyn, NY

Description: Kick-off event to welcome our out of town guests. Meet FFFWeek’s organizers and supporters while enjoying premium shopping at the Re/Dress boutique.

Target Audience: General Public/Press

Sponsors: FFFWeek, Re/Dress Boutique

Admission: Free Admission but must RSVP w/ names to RSVPKickoff@fffweek.com by 6/22/09

Emerging Designers Showcase & Networking Event
6:00 – 10:00PM
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Showcase starts at 7:30PM

Club Blvd
199 Bowery (at Spring Street)
New York, NY

Description: Fashion showcase featuring emerging plus size fashion designers. Networking reception hosted by X’Change Modeling

Charitable Gift Giving for Purses And Pockets With A Purpose:
Meet Tracey V. Bell (Chairman and President, PPWAP) and Kim Coles (Global Spokesperson, PPWAP) and donate a modestly used Purse (or Pocket Wallet), which will be bundled with personal care products and counseling services for women/children in Domestic Violence Shelters. For all monetary donations of $25 or more, PPWAP will be gifting the donor with a free 100% orgnanic candle made with pure essential oils. We need your support. All major credit cards and debit cards with MC/Visa logo accepted. COME AND DONATE YOUR PURSE. WE NEED YOU!!

Target Audience: General Public/Press

Sponsors: FFFWeek, X’Change Modeling, Purses And Pockets With A Purpose, Ashley Stewart Stores

Admission: Complimentary Guest List Admission until 7:00PM.
$10.00 After
To get on guest list until 7 PM send RSVP w/names to: RSVPShowcase@fffweek.com – Note: Even if you have RSVP’d you MUST arrive before 7 PM to get in on the guest list.

Friday, June 26, 2009
Buyers Market
1:00 – 4:00PM

Location: Private

Description: A buyers sales event that will connect plus size fashion buyers and boutique owners with participating FFFWeek designers/suppliers in a private, one-on-one environment.

Target Audience: Designers and Buyers

Sponsors: FFFWeek, J. Biggins Consulting, The Plus Size Marketing Group, This Lush Life

Admission: By Invitation Only (Buyers please email Corinna Makris at corinna@thislushlife.com for invitation)

Panel Discussion – “The State of the Curvy Community”
3:00 – 5:00PM
Friday, June 26, 2009

Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue (bet. 36th and 37th Streets)
16th Floor, Room 17B
New York, NY
*** Must have I.D. to enter bldg.

Description: Notables in the curvy community discuss the importance of FFFWeek, as well as other related topics.

Target Audience: General Public/Press

Sponsors: FFFWeek, The Curvy Collective

Admission: Free Admission

FFFWeek Media Reception
6:00 – 10:00PM
Friday, June 26, 2009

Taj Lounge (Mezzanine Level)
48 W 21st St (bet. 5th and 6th Aves.)
New York, NY

Description: Official press party for FFFWeek

Target Audience: Press, Designers, Models

Sponsors: FFFWeek, Curvesity Entertainment

Admission: By Invitation Only

FFFWeek Full Figured Friday! We have NYC Entertainment SEWN Up!
10:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Friday, June 26, 2009

Sage Theatre
711 7th Ave.(bet. 47th & 48th St.)
New York, NY

Description: Mini-Concert hosted by Queen Aishah – comedienne, actress, radio personality, and philanthropist. Performances by
Queen Aishah, Crystal P., (Detroit’s new Queen of Comedy) and
The Glamazons, the fierce foursome plus size pop group whose mission is to show the world that talent comes in all sizes.

Target Audience: General Public

Sponsors: FFFWeek, Curvesity Entertainment

Admission: $20.00 in advance or at the door (INCLUDES mini concert and Friday night afterparty below)

Note: No tickets will be mailed. Check-in at the door – please bring photo I.D.

FFFWeek Friday Night Dance Party
10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Friday, June 26, 2009

Stitch Lounge
247 West 37th St. (bet. 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY

Description: Dance, mix, mingle, drink, network or grab a bite to eat while celebrating our historical event New York style with old and new friends. Music by some of NY’s Finest DJ’s.

Target Audience: General Public

Sponsors: FFFWeek, Curvesity Entertainment

Admission: $15.00 in advance. More @ the door.

****If you purchase a ticket to the mini concert above, you do not need a tix for this event as it is included.
****Online tickets must be purchased BEFORE 6 PM on June 26th.
Note: No tickets will be mailed. Check-in at the door – please bring photo I.D.

Saturday, June 27, 2009
Small Business Workshop – “Marketing Your Business Or Organization Online”
10:00AM – 12:30PM

Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue, (bet. 36th and 37th Streets)
16th Floor, Room 17A
New York, NY
*** Must have I.D. to enter bldg.

Description: 1.5 hour workshop on Marketing Your Business or Organization online using Facebook, Twitter and Your Website. *All attendees will receive a free website analysis (value $295) or blog analysis (value $145)

Target Audience: Small Business Owners, Models, etc. ANYONE who wants to strengthen their online presence by utilizing social media.

Sponsors: FFFWeek, J. Biggins Consulting, The Plus Size Marketing Group

Admission: $50.00 registration by 6/12/09

Curves in the City – Shopping Soiree
11:00AM – 3:00PM
Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue (bet. 36th and 37th Streets)
16th Floor, Room 17D
New York, NY
*** Must have I.D. to enter bldg.

Description:Discount shopping with participating FFFWeek designers and vendors

Target Audience: General Public

Sponsors: FFFWeek, The Curvy Collective

Admission: $25.00 VIP, $15 General Admission

Note: No tickets will be mailed, check in at the door –please bring photo I.D.

Finale Runway Showcase
7:00 – 11:00PM
Saturday, June 27, 2009
(Red carpet VIP Arrivals at 6:00PM)
Doors Open at 7:00 PM, Showtime: 8:00 PM

The Prince George Ballroom
15 E. 27th St. (bet. Madison and Fifth Aves.)
New York, NY

Description:Semi-formal, finale designer showcase

Sponsors: FFFWeek

Admission: $45.00 in advance – No tickets at door
Note: No tickets will be mailed, check in at the door –please bring photo I.D.

Official FFFWeek Afterparty
10:00PM – 4:00AM
Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tavern on the Green
Central Park West and West 67th Street
New York, NY

Description:Celebratory dance party commemorating the first ever Full Figured Fashion Week. Music by “Chuck” The Triple Threat of Power 105.1 FM

Target Audience: General Public

Sponsors: FFFWeek, Bigger and Better Thangs Entertainment, HSS&A Inc.

Attire: Semi-formal

Cost: $20.00 in advance
To purchase tix to the event, click here.

© 2009 DeVoe Signature Events, Inc.

To find out more about fffweek click here


Full Figured Fashion Week is dedicated to full figured women everywhere.

This event will bring attention to plus size designers, models, retailers…etc.  A runway event will also be featured!

Ladies, if you live in the NYC area or are nearby during this event get out and support Full Figured Fashion Week!!!  And tell them fablove sent you! 😉

Full Figured Fashion Week is produced by DeVoe Signature Events and is sure to be a top notch affair.  Excitement is in the air about FFFWeek and I certainly hope there is more to come for this event.

Click the read more link below to read the FFFWeek Press Release.  To get more information on FFFWeek click here.

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Crystal Renn is yet another one of my favorite plus size super models.  She brings it everytime as she does in this underwater photo shoot.  That’s right… underwater!





These are some amazing photos…one of the best plus size editorial shoots I’ve ever seen!  Ms. Renn couldn’t have looked better!

This is very exciting.  I have always believed that plus size models could do high fashion spreads in this manner.  Creative, alluring and seductive.  Those are just a few of the adjectives I can think of.

The photographer’s name is Luis Sanchis. He did the girl justice.

Via: Pipeline

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