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March 2013

Thrifting Anyone?

In Plus Size Fashion

One of my favorite past times has to be thrifiting.

What is thrifting you ask?

Buying pre owned items that are usually sold a lower cost.

I know the idea of buying clothing that was once owned by someone else is seems kinda weird, but I LOVE IT!

I love vintage items that can’t be replicated. Being able to buy clothing that is no longer made or has a lot of worth is one of my passions.

I bought a Yves Saint Laurent Blazer for 25 dollars. The value online for it is 900.00!!!

If you do your thrifting right, you can get a way with a lot.

Online thrifting is one of my fortes!

Here are some thrifted outfits:

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It’s amazing how many things you can from thrifting, or even your parents closets :).

Here are my Curvy Girl Friendly Thrift Shops!

 

Reinstated Fashion

Reinstated Fashion

ReINstated. was created for my bargaIN fashion seekers. Offering everyone a more IN-expensive way to get the look you are looking for. Whether you are a distINctive Plain Jane or a darINg fashion trend setter, reINstated. has plenty of items just waiting to be reINstated. with your own originality

Here are some of their pieces!

 

I really love this place because of the patterns, prices, and delivery predictability!

 

Next on the list is Fly’s Nest!

Fly Won is a Master thrifter and reseller of vintage women’s wear on www.flysnest.com. She is passionate about finding the most unique, one of a kind and substantial vintage pieces for her customers. Her brand promotes the recycling of clothing as a fashionable option while “going green.” She has been recognized for her fashion sense and thrifting expertise by various blogs, Lucky Mag, and Goodwill of North Georgia among many other publications. Currently she is preparing for a re-launch and expansion of her online vintage boutique based in the Atlanta, GA area.

Here are some of her pieces that she’s sold in the past or still has in stock!

 

She will be relaunching soon, so make sure you stay tuned for her relaunching!!

 

Ose 

Ose (Uh-Seh) is a consignment line with an emphasis on curve. Ose (Uh-Seh) searches the country to bring one-of-a-kind vintage clothing for curvy divas sizes 12+. We reconstruct some of our pieces to add a unique flair for our customers:)
Find us on Twitter @mindofcurvygirl
Tumblr at mindofacurvygirl.tumblr.com
Instagram @oseuhseh

Here are some of Ose’s pieces!

 

 

I truly do love the designs over at Ose!

Lucy Ray Retro

Lucy Ray Retro is an online flea market of vintage, handmade, and upcycled clothing and accessories. There’s also a healthy dose of kitsch thrown in for good measure.

Check out out blog at http://www.lucyrayvintage.wordpress.com.

Like us on FB and follow us on Twitter for updates, exclusive deals and contests, and more.

Here are some of their pieces:

20% OFF Plus Size Vintage 70s Fall Foliage Print Tunic

20% OFF Plus Size Vintage 80s Pink Blush Pleated Front Blouse

20% OFF Plus Size Vintage Black Dress with Gold Sequins and Belt/Evening/Party/Holiday

20% OFF Plus Size Vintage Nautical Sweater w/Gold Accents

They have all types of accessories as well, so make sure you visit them!

Beautiful Savage

Vintage finds that have stood the test of time – saving beautiful textiles one piece at a time. Many of my finds will be Made in the USA back when the “Ladies Garment Worker Union” tag was still proudly sewn inside.

If you would like anything measured, just send me a message. If you purchase something and would like it dry cleaned before I send it, just let me know and I will bill you separately for the exact dry cleaning bill. Like something a lot but can’t afford it? Make me an offer and if its been sitting for a while I can try to make a deal with you.

 


I also run BeautifulAgainBridal for wedding only items. I may merge the shops into this one eventual

 

 

 

Here are some of their pieces!

 

Vintage French Mustard Yellow Ladies Jacket, L / XL

 

Gold Sequin Top - Black, Off-the-shoulder, 80s Delight

 

Sequined Plus Size Dress - Teal, Blue Purple, Gold, Black Sparkle

 

Vintage 80's Sequin Jacket Plus Size

 

I think I will have to snag a few pieces on here!

 

and Lastly,

 

RondeursDelices

Vintage Items for the Curvy Women

Here are some of their pieces!

Plus Size Vintage Sun Dress 1980s Bold Bright Abstract Print XXL

multicolor pumps

beautiful colorful set medium large

Beautiful 1970 suit

 

Spring Plus Size Vintage Shirt 1960s Red Hawaiian Long Sleeve Shirt // A Big of Summer in Winter Fashion // Size L XL

 

Well that’s all for now!

If you are every looking for a specific item, please feel free to contact me!

 

HAPPY THRIFITING!

 

 

Curvy Shopping Anyone?

In Plus Size Fashion

Looking for some places to shop?

 

 

Domino Dollhouse

Domino Dollhouse

 

 

 

Epiphany Boutique

 

 

 

Monif C

 

 

Big Girl Boutique

 

 

Envy My Curves

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So Fab Boutique

So Fab Boutique

 

 

 

OneOneThree

 

 

 

Chic and Curvy Boutique

Chic and Curvy Boutique is reasonably priced website that has plenty of plus size clothes to offer. They have many of the same products that other plus size boutiques have BUT they have an wide variety of dresses!Here are my favorites!Make sure you visit their website for more details!

 

 

 

 

Afrik Inspired

AfrikInspired Styles

 

 

Addition Elle

 

 

 

Coco Curve

Coco Curve Boutique!</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Welcome to Coco Curve Boutique -a fabulous and unique online store for plus size women.Coco Curve offers a range of different products -from new to vintage; recreated and recycled.I&#8217;ve always been interested in Fashion, Beauty and Hair so when I started blogging my outfits on Instagram and getting good responses -I thought about sharing more online. Coco Curve is filled with one off buys from London -although I will have access to more stock on selected products.I will have a limited amount of stock -some being a one off purchase; others being very limited so fast fingers ladies -don&#8217;t miss out on what you want most!</p><br /><br /><br />
<p> I personally love her Instagram Profile. I have ordered from her at least three times in the past month and I am pretty sure my birthday outfit will come from Coco Curve!<br /><br /><br /><br />
Here are some of the pieces I really like from her website</p><br /><br /><br />
<p>Please check her out!!<br /><br /><br /><br />
She has so many nice products!!

 

 

 

Penningtons

Plus Size Clothing FeaturePenningtonsABOUT USWhether it&#8217;s for work, a special occasion, a casual dinner out, or just a relaxing weekend at home with your family, at Penningtons, you&#8217;ll find just the right outfit, all created to fit your budget. You will find it&#8217;s easy to build a wardrobe that&#8217;s full of stylish, trendy and quality apparel and accessoriesYou&#8217;ll love our versatile selection of affordable and beautiful fashions, which includes everyday apparel, lingerie, sleepwear, outerwear, dresses, activewear, swimwear, accessories, hosiery and more - in sizes 14 to 32.At each one of our 155 locations across Canada, our knowledgeable and friendly sales staff will expertly assist you when it comes to selecting clothing that will fit your personal style and suit your shape. Our goal is to make it relaxing and easy for you to shop. A shopping experience that is truly inspiring. You will discover a new love for shopping!You won&#8217;t find more plus size style, comfort and variety anywhere else! For corporate information, including financial reports and employment opportunities, please visit us at www.reitmans.ca.I really love their sense of fashion. They are moderately priced and have great sales!Here are some of the pieces that I loved.They have a wide variety of clothes that fits up to size 5x and 28.Along with a variety of wide calf boots!

 

 

Decadent Industries

Just wanted to take time to feature an INNOVATIVE designer!Decadent Industries!Decadent runs their online shop through EtsyNikki Buchanan has MORE THAN AFFORDABLE vintage styled clothing. I love every single one of her pieces! I wish I knew about her earlier because I would have definitely bought some of her pieces for my birthday. BUUUUUT, it&#8217;s never too late.She makes clothing for sizes 10-22!Check Out Some of Her Older Pieces!HERE ARE THE VIBRANT PIECES SHE HAS FOR THIS SEASON!!Go Check Them Out Before She Runs Out!!

 

 

Kardashian Kurves

Kardashian Kurves&#160;!o excited to announce that my sisters and I are releasing a fabulous ready to wear line for plus-size ladies for our Kardashian Kollection for Sears called Kardashian Kurves! The denim line is available in stores this month and then the rest of the line, which comes in sizes 18-24, will hit stores in October.This is something we’ve been working on for a while, and we’re glad to finally be able to offer our collection to those curvier women out there. We noticed so many Twitter and Facebook comments, as well as people on our blog, saying that they would love a plus-size line so this was something we knew we just had to do!! I think you guys will really love it! More updates coming! Xo-Kim KardashianWell you heard it! The Kardashians are making clothes for US ladies!!! So far they are being sold at Sears.Here are some pieces from their collection:They range from jeans to sweats and ALL OF THAT JAZZ! Go check it out!!

 

 

Wole Designs

Upscale Couture?Wole is a hidden jewel that offers amazing outfits for the upscale full figured woman!Here are some of the pieces I loved the most!Check them Out!!

 

 

Beast Clothing

I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE THIS FEATURE!!!BEAST CLOTHINGAboutBeast clothing provides affordable stylish clothing for people of every shape and size.DescriptionBeast clothing is an innovative custom apparel shop that specializes in revamped vintage apparel..I am absolutely IN LOVE with their line. They have the beautiful Tatiana &#8220;Marfmellow&#8221; Mercedes as one of their models! I&#8217;ll have to do a feature on her sometime down the road, but check out some of their products! And unless specified, all Emiko&#8217;s products are available for any size!

 

 

Voluptuous Vixen Online Boutique

New Retail Feature!Voluptuous Vixen Online BoutiqueAbout Us Voluptuousvixenboutique.com is the leading online clothing store for curvy women of all ages and sizes. All of our clothing is handpicked to ensure all styles are unique.Our site has a wide selection of the latest styles inspired from Hollywood to Paris. We are dedicated to provide clothing to fit your curves the way it should. We carry affordable high quality, sexy trendy clothing for all occassions. We believe our clothing brings out the confidence and selfesteem for every curvy girl, from a teen, to a plus size woman. We&#8217;ve selected the latest and greatest fashion for women and the hottest teen fashion. Discover fashion women and teens can wear to every occasion - from clothing for work and working out to formal dresses for prom and bridesmaid dresses. Discover trendy fashion for women and teens shopping online for accessories, clothing for work, back to school items and active wear.Come back often. We are always adding new styles every week to bring you clothing for fashion conscious women and teens looking for the latest trends in fashion.Here are some of the pieces I liked&#160;:Check them out!Although the models vary in size, all of these items are available in plus size!

 

 

Shapely Louise Boutique

 

 

Out Of The Corner Boutique Online

 

Skater Girl Season

In Plus Size Fashion

One of my favorite trends that I can’t seem to let go of are Skaters.

Whether it be dresses or skirts, they can give a cheerful, sexy, chic, or bold statement.

 

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I am hoping to expand my selection of skater dresses and skirts this spring season.

Here are some places to take a look at:

 

Asos: They have everything! When ordering skirt, order a size down.

 

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Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Exclusive Skater Skirt In Spot

Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Skater Skirt In Leather

Image 1 of ASOS CURVE Skater Skirt In Floral

Such a beautiful Spring arrangement of Skaters!

 

When in doubt, you can always head to EBAY and find some pieces!

Plus Size Ladies Women’s Belted Full Flare Jersey Skater Skirt Size 16-20

 

But when in ABSOLUTE DOUBT, Etsy always has my heart!

They carry an array of designs for almost any size.

Made to Order - Cotton Double Circle Mini Skirt - Choice of Colors - Cute and Sexy - PLUS SIZE AVAILABLE - Free Ship ....

 

Full Ahola Girls Retro Tropical Tiki Hawaiian Print Skirt - Fits All Sizes - Circle Style Skater Skirt OOAK Handmade and Ready to Ship

 

New Look has a few skaters worth taking a gander at as well!

 

 

 

New Look

I love this edgy retro skirt from Domino Dollhouse as well!

 

Here are just a few, but if you are looking for something that’s more specific,

please feel free to contact me 🙂

 

Later Skater Girls!

 

Cara Scott: Never Compromise Always Be Yourself!!!

In Interviews

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Although professionally trained as a classical opera singer since the tender age of 10, petite plus model Cara Scott hasn’t missed a note when it comes to her accomplishments in the plus model industry. 

Check out our little chit chat!

Name: Toccara Scott

Model Name: Cara Scott

Born: Benton Harbor, Michigan

Reside: New York

Occupation: Retail Manager, Opera Singer andPlus Size Model

What would you describe your role in the fashion industry?

Plus Size Model

When did you first start to take an interest in fashion?

I have always loved fashion since I was a little girl. I used to sit a watch operas and old movies and became in awe of all the beautiful costumes.

Who are some of your favorite fashion icons?

I have so many but my top two are Mae West and Marilyn Monroe.

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When shopping, what are some key things you assess before you make a purchase?

I look for timeless pieces to add to my wardrobe. I am not really in to trends that will not carry on into the next season.

How do you see the plus size industry booming in the fashion industry today? 

I see us taking over! With the help of many bloggers, designers, editors, and models the plus industry is going to make waves in every avenue of the fashion industry.

Where do you do you see plus size fashion in 30 years from now? 

I see more diversity, all different shapes, height, colors and sizes. Many women are going to pave the way and break barriers in the fashion industry. I cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Where are some of favorite places to shop?

I love many different stores! My favorite since moving to NYC are vintage and thrift shops. I love the hidden treasure you can find. But when I’m not vintage shopping I usually shop at Forever 21 or Burlington Coat Factory.

How long have you been modeling for?

I started modeling in 2011. I am going on 3 yrs now.

Where are some places you have modeled for?

Tru Diva Designs, Marco Hall Designs and The Skinny Billionairess Designs

Do you have any projects that you are anticipating?

Yes. I am super excited about the great opportunities that have been presented to me but I like to surprise everyone and let everyone know at the right time. I will make sure to keep you all in the loop though!

Do you have any tips for women who may want to model?

Research Research Research! Know the business before you get into it. And remember that this IS a business. This is not something to be taken lightly. If you want to model just to validate your beauty then this is the wrong profession for you.

Why did you start modeling?

I started modeling after taking a brief break from pursuing a career in opera/classical music. I initially did it for fun but once I started doing more research I developed a passion for it and saw that I have something to offer which is not only showcasing more diversity in height and size but also showcasing models in a more avant-garde and couture light. I am so excited to see what the future holds.

Lastly, do you have any last words you want to leave for curvy girls everywhere?

I want women are around the world to know that they do not have to conform themselves into what society sees as beautiful. They are all beautiful just the way they are. If you want to lose weight fine lose it but don’t not sit around and give up on life waiting for it to happen go out into the world and be the you that you can be.

Please Check Out the LOVE CARA SCOTT!!

Website and Social Media

www.carascott.me

www.facebook.com/plusmodelcarascott

www.twitter.com/plusmodelcara

Instagram: plusmodelcarascott

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POSH LA Fashion Week Recap

In Fashion, Plus Size Fashion, Uncategorized

I really really really really REALLY wish I could have been at POSH LA Fashion Week this year!

Some of the best designers in the industry showcased some great designs this year.

Also, the models this year were TO DIE FOR! CURVES, CURVES, AND CURVES GALORE!!

 

If you didn’t know what POSH LA Fashion Week was:

Green-Jones Productions is dedicated to facilitating a gateway to the plus fashion industry – from creation to consumer using fashion as an outlet. We offer solutions that seamlessly connect and associate fashion’s key constituents and corporate brands. Within the fashion industry Green-Jones resources include top plus agencies, models, leading designers and the most influential photographers, art directors and stylists.

The designers featured this year were:

Ann-Nahariwww.ann-nahari.com 

Ashley Stewartwww.ashleystewart.com’

Becca Etcwww.beccaetcswim.com

Chic & Curvy Boutiquewww.chicandcurvy.com

​Cult of Californiawww.cultofca.com

Shanda Stylewww.shandafreeman.com

Sorella Swim, www.sorellaswim.com

 

The selection of models this year were great! So much diversity and beauty!

 

Here are some looks from Cult of Cali!!

Models:
Rosie Mercado,Sommer GreenMelissa RoseMonique FraustoKai MoraeJenae Jones and Vanessa Lunnon.

Back Stage with Cult of Cali!!!

 

Samantha Lebbie!!

 

 

 

 

Last Two Dresses from Shanda Style!

Chic and Curvy Boutique

Alex Rosa!!!

 

These were my tops! Look out for posts in the future for Full Figured Fashion Weeks!

Photo Creds : Curves and Chaos