Friday, September 17, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
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
Friday, August 6, 2010
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.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Row 2 ( Left to Right)
4. Borba Atomizer ->$20.00
Row 3 ( Left to Right)
7. Philosophy Hope Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 -> $45.00
Row 4 ( Left to Right)
9. Carl's Daughter Body Jelly ->$15.00
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
“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.