Posts Tagged ‘The Business

Anna Scholz’s new collection for Autumn/Winter ’09 is yet again fabulous.   Here are a few pictures from the A/W ’09 Lookbook.


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The collection is filled with beautiful prints and covetable pieces. Click here to see the entire look book.  Happy Wednesday! Enjoy!

Images via: Splendicity


To many this is old news, but I have been wanting to post these pictures of Jennifer Hudson by Derek Blanks for a while.  Jennifer looks absolutely gorgeous. 



jennifer-hudson-derek-blanks-2The shoes! I’m dying!…Peep the photo in the TV set.


jennifer-hudson-derek-blanks-4She looks so young and pretty on this one.


jennifer-hudson-derek-blanks-5 Love-it!  The woman is not playing in this photo!




jennifer-hudson-derek-blanks-7I never really think about being a diva at funerals.  But I suppose sadness shouldn’t stop you from being fabulous.




Of course you can find Jennifer Hudson on her website jenniferhudsononline.com.

And you can see much more of Derek Blanks’ amazing work on dblanks.com. Blanks is a photographer from Mississippi and  has done much work with America’s Next Top Model. 

On his site you’ll be able to see work he’s done with many celebs like Brandy, Amerie, Angela Bassett, and David Banner (Who I almost didn’t recognize. He looks good.) amongst others.


Images via: Celeb Wohoo

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


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marie melodie tunic cassis_1


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marie melodie cardigan passion_1I want this!


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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

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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

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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

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.

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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

Nordstrom: Calvin Klein Tie-Dye Maxi Dress


Nordstrom: Sweet Pea By Staci Frati Empire Maxi Dress


Nordstrom: Rachel Pally White Label One Shoulder Maxi Dress Hibscusnordstrom-rachel-pally-white-label-one-shoulder-maxi-dress-hibiscus

Nordstrom: Adriana Papell Silk Halter Maxi Dressnordstroms-adrianna-papell-silk-halter-maxi-dress

Old Navy Halter Maxi Dress Purpleold-navy-knotted-halter-maxi-dress-purple1

Alloy: Necessary Objects Maxi Dress Teal


Torrid Knit Double V-Neck Maxi Dress Black


Torrid Tiered Knit Maxi Dress Green Ivory and Black


Ashley Stewart Brushstroke Floral Maxi Dress Tiger Lily


These are some of the best maxi dresses out there.  I love this style, particularly for those days where I’m feeling a little more shy than usual.  Also because of the versatility of the style.  These dresses can be worn for a myriad of occasions and you won’t look out of place.  It’s one of the best summer styles in recent years.  You can find more maxi dresses at Macy’s, Target, Evans, and Anna Scholz.

Via: Various Sites

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