Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Coat Check Mini Series:Shearling Coat by Ashely Stewart

Today is first official cold day in central Illinois, and honestly I wasn't prepared at all. But I love this time of the year. I love the sweaters, coats, scarves, boots, eggnog, hot cider, tree decoration, and for me cuddling and movie watching! LOL. I think it's time to reach for the thighs and long johns and find me some good warm leather flat boots! I love this waist length coat from Ashley Stewart, but for today I think I needed a knee length one. My mother bought me one for Christmas from Old Navy on Black Friday, but I might have to dig into my saving and purchase another one, because I don't think I'mma be able to wait until Christmas to wear a long coat!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Something Else BLACK and WHITE!!!! Ashely Stewart Chevron Dress

Available at Ashley Stewart or click HERE.

Post from Plus Magazine

Being Prepared on Set: Creating the Perfect Model Bag

by Executive Fashion Director Reah Norman
(originally published January 2010)

In order to be successful in reaching all of your modeling goals, you must have the correct tools. I am always surprised at how under prepared models, no matter how seasoned, are when they arrive at a photo shoot. As a stylist, I have a “kit” full of tools that I use to do my job efficiently. I bring my kit to every shoot that I am on, so that no matter what is thrown at me, I am prepared.
As a model, you should approach your jobs with the same attitude and have some of the same items that a stylists, make-up artists, and hair stylists would have. There is not always going to be a team on set with you, so you should be as prepared as you can. From personal experience, photo shoots always run much smoother if the model is equipped when she arrives on set. A great option for a model bag is a small suitcase that rolls. Most models tell me that they simply leave their model bag in the trunk of their car, so that don’t have to worry about forgetting something or scrambling at the last minute.
To be a successful model, it is essential to have a complete model bag. Models often ask me for my suggestions about which items they should have included in their bags, and what investments they should be making in creating the best collection of “tools”, so the following are some of my favorite basic items that I recommend.

There should be a variety of undergarments in your model bag, considering you will not always know ahead of time what type of clothing you will be wearing. Undergarments are essential to create the correct “canvas” for a garment, so make sure the items you choose fit you properly. You should always choose a nude/skin color as well as black. The Cacique collection from Lane Bryant has perfect options, as well as most department stores.

Strapless/Convertible nude bra:

(Try the BRA 6 Convertible Plunge Bra from Cacique. It is a great all-in-one that includes a strapless option, as well as 5 other configurations. www.lanebryant.com)
Full-Coverage nude bra:
(Try the “Figure Perfect” Smooth Full-Coverage Convertible Bra from Cacique. This bra is smooth and provides full coverage, but it also has the added bonus of convertible straps so you get more for your money. www.lanebryant.com)
Plunge nude bra:
(Try the Smooth Plunge Bra from Cacique. This has a low, cleavage-enhancing frame and offers thin, convertible straps, www.lanebryant.com)

Basic seamless panties:
nude, black
(Old Navy’s Ribbon Trim Hipster underwear [pictured] and Cacique’s Seamless Hipster are both my top picks. Both options are great basics that will offer smooth support and sit just below the waist. www.oldnavy.com, www.lanebryant.com)
Thong Panties: nude, black
(Hanky Panky Lace Thong [pictured] is a perfect basic when less back coverage is required, as well as the Cotton Thong Cacique. Grab one in nude, black, and white for all situations. www.nordstrom.com, www.lanebryant.com)
Waist Shaper: nude, black
When it comes to selecting the correct shaper, it sometimes requires a bit of trial and error. You should be prepared to try several brands and styles to determine which shaper works best for you. I often hear mixed reviews on shapers, so what works for someone else, may not work for you. Selecting a high-waisted brief shaper is a great way to start your collection. (Try the Spanx “Hide & Sleek High Rise Panty” [pictured]. This shaper is a brief that offers coverage throughout the torso to underneath the breasts and is available at www.spanx.com. The Floral Jacquard Waist Nipper from Hips and Curves is also a great option, www.hipsandcurves.com).
Waist and Thigh Shaper: nude, black
It is a great idea to have a shaper that offers coverage to the tummy, thighs and behind. This shaper can come in handy to prevent chaffing when wearing dresses, as well as assist in smoothing out pants, jeans, capris and skirts. (Try the Spanx “High Power Panties” [pictured] from www.spanx.com or the Tummy & Thigh Control Shapewear from Hips & Curves, www.hipsandcurves.com).
Thigh and Leg Shaper: nude, black
Thigh and Leg Shapers are perfect for situations when you need smoothing in the area, such as with pants, jeans or capris. This shaper is specifically helpful when the fabric of the garment you are modeling is thinner and less forgiving. (Try the Spanx “Hide & Sleek Capri Smoother”, www.spanx.com, or the Hips and Curves “Shaping & Smoothing Leggings”, www.hipsandcurves.com.)

Sheer-to-Waist Pantyhose:
nude, black
Sheer-to-Waist pantyhose are essential for your model bag, and are specifically important for runway, lingerie and swimsuit modeling. They can be helpful to ensure that nothing “jiggles” when walking down the catwalk and when shooting lingerie they keep the imperfections and skin tones in the legs and thighs smooth. Sheer-to-waist hose can be difficult to find in plus sizes, so stock up on them and keep a few pair on hand in case you need them. (Try the No Nonsense “Sheer-to-Waist” pantyhose [pictured], www.nononsense.com or the “Opaque Sheer Tights” from Leg Avenue, www.yandy.com)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

VH1 CASTING FOR BIG GIRLS CLUB!!!! (orginally posted by Stylish Curves)



Hey curvy girls all over the world,
I checked my email and found a little press release that said: VH1 is casting for a show called the Big Girls Club. Uh, oh, could it be, a reality show for plus size women that doesn't involve us losing weight?

Well, according to the casting release:


You’re big and beautiful and know how to own it! You’re phat, fab and chic and have the big and bold personality to match. You’ve got the style, sex appeal and sass to get noticed without being a sample size. Time to show the world that big girls have more fun!

VH1 in association with Doron Ofir Casting and Left Right Productions is now casting the hottest, most bodacious, voluptuous single women who are at least 21 years old and appear younger than 35 to represent the BBW’s in a brand new docu-series that will show a long-awaited glimpse into the ultra-fab world of big girls! If you have your cake and eat it too, we want to hear your story.

Whether you’re nightlife’s A-list, a full-sized fashionista, big and business savvy or singlin’ and minglin’ with L.A.’s hottest, we want to meet you!Step aside skinny bitches, the spotlight isn’t big enough for the both us.Big girls don’t cry… they freakin’ party!Email BigGirlsClubCasting@gmail.com with your Name, Age, Phone Number and 2 recent photos.

Unlike The Bad Girls Club, I'm hoping that this docu series will be able to shine a better spotlight on plus size women who are not obsessed with being skinny, who love and embrace their bodies, and most importantly who don't apologize for being above a size 12.
I'm not going to get my hopes too high because things are just unraveling. Right now they're just casting, so, if you think you were destined to be a reality tv star and want to rep for the girls with extra meat on their bones then send your pics in. SC can't wait to see what this show brings.
Orginally posted by Stylish Curves

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Wish List!!!!!

So, if you haven't noticed already, I have a SHOE PROBLEM (I need help, I know). I was looking for items for my "...of the day" boxes on the side panel (over there>>>>>), and I ran across some items that I are just EVERYTHING....if money permits, I will mos def, be doing some online shopping really soon.

All of these styles are available at Make Me Chic

Black Roses and Boots (OOTD and Make Me Chic Review)

Top ~ Hand-me-down from my mom, Tank ~ Ashley Stewart, Leggings ~ Wal-Mart,
Belt ~ Came with a skirt from Burlington Coat Factory, Booties ~ Make Me Chic

I am just sooooo in love with my new Booties from Make Me Chic. This is actually the first time I've order from them, and I love it. I thought these boots would be a little more comfortable than they were, but I just think they have to take some getting use to.

It was also my Ship, Karina Johnson's birthday so I picked her up a pair boots from Make Me Chic too. She loved them...I might have to get a pair of these too. LOL

Saturday, November 6, 2010

For Colored Girls

I went to go see For Colored Girls with my Sorors last night and the movie was AWESOME! I've seen a monologue preformed by some friends from the book before, but the movie was just everything! In my opinion the fashion diva in the film was Ms. Janet Jackson. She lost weight for the role compared to her role in Why Did I Get Married Too, and cut her hair, and she looks great! If you haven't seen the movie yet, please go see it.

Janet on 106 & Park discussing the movie

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