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June 2013

Rue ONE ONE FOUR!

In Fashion, Plus Size Fashion, Uncategorized

“Great style should be available in all sizes because fabulous, fierce, kick-ass women come in all sizes!”

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Want to see why Rue 114 was named “Designer of the Year” at Full Figured Fashion Week?

Rue 114 has to be my favorite designer BY FAR! I love the intricacy of their designs as well as the print that they use.

Rue 114 is inspired by and created for women who believe that every shape and size should be celebrated as beautiful.  For Spring/ Summer 2013, Rue 114 presents its “Prints-n-Scribes” collection, our story through the medium of print, color & form. This is our first Spring presentation, and the season immediately brings to mind rebirth, color, and freshness that we hope to reflect in this collection. As we seek to constantly push the boundaries of modern, African inspired fashion; we thought it appropriate to use prints as our foundation. Taking cues from the popular color blocking trend, Rue 114 re-imagines the aesthetic through the prism of “print blocking.” Needless to say, this is not your wallflower’s collection! Last season, we kept use of Ntuma* (African prints) to a minimum and think we may have suppressed a lot as we went a bit crazy for Spring/ Summer. But, here at Rue 114, we like “crazy” and hope you like it on us too! Each piece in this collection is named after a fabulous friend who has encouraged and inspired us to keep dreaming big!! It takes a village!
 
Serwah Asante is the Creative Director and Founder of Rue 114. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a BA in Sociology, Serwah continued her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY. In 2011, Serwah launched Rue 114 as a platform upon which to celebrate beauty and style at all sizes. Inspiration for the Rue 114 brand is deeply informed by the designer’s Ghanaian roots, New York City upbringing, and eternal love of travel. Each collection is born of the global perspective and responds to the call of what today’s woman; whether in Laos, Lagos, or Los Angeles; needs to be edgy, unique, powerful, and always feminine.  Designer_of_the_Year 
Here are some of the amazing pieces for this season:
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Please check them out!!!
www.rue114.com

*~* Fly Girl Couture *~*

In Fashion, Plus Size Fashion, Uncategorized

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I love indie artists with a passion!

One line that I am particularly fond of is Fly Girl Couture!

An online boutique catering to the young, fly and Fabulous  Offering head to toe styling,customization, personal shopping, shoes, accessories  custom couture pieces, limited quantity items and EVERYTHING that makes u a FLY GIRL!

FGC just launched their “Dear Summer” Collection. I am absolutley in love with the versatility of this Summer’s Collection.

Here are a mix of both “Dear Summer” and FGC’s past collections!

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FGC does custom orders as well so make sure you head over there and check it out!!

FGC!

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“CURVES AT SEA” ALL WHITE SUNSET DINNER/DANCE CRUISE

In Fashion, Plus Size Fashion, Uncategorized

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This year I was given a ticket to the All White Cruise, but I wasn’t able to attend.

I was so happy to see the amazing all white outfits that Models and Bloggers wore!

Check them out!!!

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Marie Danee

Jezzy and Marie Danee

MANDY FTANK

Rosie Mercado (of Curvy Girls) and Mandy Frank

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Tinder and Alex looking lovely with the ladies!!

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Theary Sim looking great!

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Samantha Lebbie looking great as always!

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Vanessa DEF ROCKED IT!

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I haven’t met these ladies but I HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR THEM! THEY TRULY ARE AMAZING!

Samantha and Jezzy !

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They Slay on the Reg!

Shainna, Liris, Chante, and Essie.

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Sha-Sha looking amazing!

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Anita, Natalie and Liris.

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Michele Hilton

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Chante looking amazing in Monif C!

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Yes Samantha AGAIN!!!

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Rosie and Vanessa!

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She gives me so much life!

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Na’imah and Sunni 🙂

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Joniele

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Nakia Williams

 

Check out Ashley Stewart  and Sonsi for more!

Photo Creds:

Personal Bloggers/Models photos

Rick Jones

Vegas Re-Cap

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Well all great things must come to an end and that goes for everything (including my vacation).

Although I had a definite plan for everything I was going to wear, OF COURSE, it didn’t pan out that way.

Here were my Vegas outfits!

Friday Night Party

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Top: Coco Curve Boutique
Skirt: Rue 107
Heels: Macys

Saturday (Day)

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Top: Thrifted/Gifted
Bandeau: Rainbows
Shorts: Thrifted/Gifted

Saturday Pool Day:

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Bathing Suit: Sorellas
Sheer Skirt: Forever 21
Hat: Talbots Outlet

 

Saturday All White Affair:

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Dress: Fashion to Figure
Heels: JustFab

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Dress: Fashion to Figure
Heels: JustFab

Sunday Day:

Tank: Corner Store Shorts: DIY High Waist Jeans Sandals: Rainbows

Tank: Corner Store
Shorts: DIY High Waist Jeans
Sandals: Rainbows

Lastly, POOL PARTY SUNDAY!!

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Hat: Talbots
Fatkini: Monif C

 

What did you think?

Please let me know 🙂