Friday, September 17, 2010

Beth Ditto for Evans

Beth Ditto's fall line for Evans was released this morning online, and from first appearances I am really liking what I see, its definitely a fierce and funky line. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about the line lacking pieces that I could wear personally, because my own style is not as eccentric as Beth's herself, but I was extremely happy to see a lot of pieces that are very wearable. These are the pieces that I will be ordering...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Marc Jacob ♥ Curvey Girls

Over the past few days I have been hearing a lot of buzz about famed designer, Marc Jacobs, and whether or not he could be in works to launch a plus size line for us extra thick chicks. Well, while on one of my daily reads, "The Luxist", I came past an article basically confirming that very thing. As I read the article, I actually clapped my hands and giggled like a 10 year old school girl.

In the article, it stated that Robert Duffy, president of Marc Jacobs' label, confirmed via Twitter that the designer is in the beginning stages of creating a line of clothing for women over a size 14. Not much else was released about the future line , but anticipation is definitely growing among the plus size community. Personally, I am truly happy to see designers are starting to be aware of and really respect the plus size movement. I hate that people associate being fat/curvy with being lazy and sloppy, because that is so not true and believe me, I have seen a good bit of lazy/sloppy skinny people in my day. Haha. But seriously, its great to know that stores are starting to expand their plus size departments and designers are ready to buck and go against the grain and offer clothing for all types of women. I mean really, no matter what a woman's size might be, if she loves fashion and is willing to spend good money on it, why, as a designer, would you limit the amount of people that could enjoy your clothing... its just hurting your pockets at the end of the day. I'm just say....

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I stayed up past my bed time to watch Miss Gabi of Young,Fat and Fabulous become MTV's first TJ (Twitter Jockey). Gabi busted her booty hard the last few weeks, completing several different challenges, in order to get this job, and did I mention this job pays out $100K!!! OMG... all I want to say is CONGRATS GABI have the time of your life in the NYC and keep representing for the curvy women of America!!!!!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Monif C... You've done it again!!!

While searching the web for my fall must haves and potential birthday outfits I had a few things in mind...super bold, super sexy, and all around fierce pieces to add to my collection. And then I ventured on to Monif C's website and OMG I AM IN LOVE....again!! Monif C is back with a banging fall line... full of sexy, body hugging dresses and beautiful bold colors and designs. This was exactly what I was looking for. If you are looking to update your look or step out of your box in a tasteful way, Monif C has got exactly what your looking for...

Visually these two jumpsuits are beyond gorgeous...beyond fierce. The Leopard Print number screams Studio 54 to me and anyone who knows me, knows I am infatuated with all things 70's. The Fire Print jumpsuit makes me think of South Beach in the 80's, either way it goes, they are exactly the type of outfits that a confident diva ( like myself) would love to wear. These outfits worn correctly will for sure turn heads, just remember to keep it simple and let the jumpsuit speak for its self. I have to admit though, I am a bit worried about how these jumpsuits will look on my body just because my tummy is my biggest problem area, so much so, that I did not wear a romper or a pair of shorts all summer long. So I will probably wait to try these on in the store before purchasing one.

Back for the fall are Monif C's Marilyn Convertible Dresses, but this new version will have your sexy lady swag turnt up to the max... with the jersey material ruched and done in bold jewel tones, this dress will have you loving your curves. By the way, can I just say model Fluvia Lacerda is wearing the hell out of these dresses. I definitely will be picking up this dress in either black or red... paired with the new Yves Saint Laurent Leopard Print Pump (in my dreams) or with some other reasonably priced pair of leopard print pumps... OMG I will definitely be a show stopper. The Convertible dress is still offered in the original design it was last season, long or short and flowy. If you are afraid of not knowing how to tie the dress, don't worry, on the Monif C website they offer a link for you to watch videos on how to tie the dress...FYI they said they have created 22 different looks from this one dress. So pick one up.... you clearly will get your moneys worth.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Head Over Heels for these Heels!

There is a new man in my life and his name is Jeffrey Campbell. When I first laid eyes on his creations I knew I was hooked for life. His boots are conversation starters, they command attention, so believe me when I say, when you walk into a room wearing these shoes all eye will be on you... well actually your feet. They are priced around $150.00 and up and they are worth every single penny. These are just a few I am drooling over right now...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Summer Must Haves!!!!

Blazing hot summer sun... swimming pools... beach water... humidity... all of these factors do a number on my hair and skin, and by the fall, I am left desperately trying to reverse the damage it caused. So every Spring I go on a search for products that will help keep me looking refreshed and fabulous all summer long. These are the 10 products that I have fallen in love with so far:
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4. Borba Atomizer ->$20.00
6. Shanghai Girl -> $9.50 ( Gotta keep the brain refreshed too! ha ha!)

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9. Carl's Daughter Body Jelly ->$15.00
10.Nivea A Kiss of Moisture Lip Balm-> $3.00 @ Wal-Mart

I realize some of these sticker prices might be a bit higher than some pay for products like shampoo or facial moisturizer. But believe me when I say, "You get what you pay for with beauty products". I have very sensitive skin so I don't skip out on quality just because of the price tag. Now with that said, you will not see me out buying $100.00 bottles of lotion because someone recommended it to me. My momma always taught me to know what I'm buying... in other words, "Don't get caught up in the hype!" (i.e. eye shadow stickers) It might work for some but not for others, so don't your waste money because everyone else is. Take the time to research products that you are interested in. Remember, most stores will give you samples to take home and try or will let you sample the products in the store. So try it before you buy it!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This is only the beginning...

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” - Cecil Beaton

This is were my story begins... Atlanta, Georgia, home to more than just the Bull Dogs and the Hawks. Atlanta has turned into a sort of mecca, for young, eager up and comers to get their chance to"Make it ", or at least "Fake it Until they Make it". Whether it be in music, fashion, food or the arts, Atlanta is becoming the New York City of the south. And I am right in the middle of all the action!

My name is Gina, I'm a 25 years old and I haven't "Made it" nor am I "Faking it " to do so. I'm like most young 20-somethings; working day to day to make a living, doing what I need to do in order to achieve my goals. My goals in life our set around my passions... my loves... my addictions! I call them my "Five F's"... they are Family, Friends, Food, Fun, and FASHION!!!

I am a self- proclaimed fashionista and I am a size 18! In this blog, I will be talking about fashion and the way I see it . Shopping is NOT an easy task and being plus sized, doesn't make it any easier. I shop everywhere... from Neiman Marcus to Express to Dots. I love bargains, so I try to not to buy anything full price. I love trends, but I am not a fool. If it doesn't work on my body or if it looks flat out ridiculous, you will not see me wearing it.

Also, I will also highlight events going on all around Atlanta and other cities, dealing with food, fashion, music and the arts. (I mean, come on... who doesn't like to get dressed up to go to a new restaurant opening or the opening of a new art exhibit?) Culture is important to me and I am opened to learning new things. I am a BIG GIRL in a BIG WORLD, and nothing will stop me from enjoying life.