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February 2015

Curvy Girls Rule

Posted in Personal Style
on February 27, 2015

Happy Friday All!

This week has been the longest, hardest, but best week of my life lol! From fittings, to fashion shows, and lots of work in between, I found just enough time to tell you guys about a line that I love, Heathen Kouture.

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Just a little background about Heathen Kouture:

Heathen Kouture is the brainchild of a man named Kavah from Brooklyn, NY. He considers Heathen Kouture to be a lifestyle brand. From music, clothing, and all sorts of entertainment in between, Heathen Kouture encourages Individuality and Diversity!

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Pretty neat huh? Although I couldn’t take time out of my day to embrace my curves outdoors, I had a little impromptu photo shoot to show out in my Curvy Girls Rule T-Shirt! Gotta love a “go to” shirt that you can dress up with some heels or rock out with some boots.

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(yea I know, I did the head tilt from Beyond Scared Straight)

If you are interested in music, (especially music that expresses love for Curvy Women), check out some of Kavah’s music here.

Also, check out some of Heathen Kouture’s other social media outlets:

Twitter: KavahTheKing

Instagram: KavahTheKing

Facebook: Heathen Alumni

Tumblr: Who Is King Kavah?

Website: Heathen Kouture

What do you y’all think about the shirt? The fit is really nice and accent all of your curves too ladies! MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE!

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Top: C/O of Heathen Kouture Jeans: Fashion to Figure Heels: Nine West Boots(not pictured here): Timberland Watch: Fashion to Figure

Til next week,

Toodles!

Major shout out to my photographer ToKYO Photography!!!

 

 

Kay Dupree: Where Pockets are EVERYTHING

Posted in Plus Size Fashion
on February 18, 2015

Happy Hump Day! It’s freezing over here in Boston and it doesn’t help that I am buried in over 80 inches of snow, but don’t worry y’all, I will be back will a lot of outfit updates and maybe even a give a way or two!! You know I love to share!  Speaking of sharing, I wanted to introduce to a new line that recently came out. It’s called Kay Dupree!

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Although it’s in its infancy, I couldn’t help but highlight this line because the Kay uses a model that I can relate to! Kay uses Vanessa Mays-Hinds  of Bicoastal Models as the model to début her collection! As Vanessa likes to say, she is one of the “Fuller Models” …and I like to think of myself as a fuller women as well ha!

Here’s a little background about Kay Dupree new line:

Kay Dupree is an American clothing designer.A New York City native, Kay attended the Art Institute of New York City graduating with a degree in Fashion Design. While pursuing her degree, she realized that plus size women were not getting the love they deserved in the fashion industry and decided to make it her goal to change the views of plus size industry.

In 2007, she began styling and writing for online publications lending her voice to empower and educate plus size consumers.

In 2011, Kay created HeartSoulandCurves.com, which quickly became a leading fashion website pairing her audience with her brand’s view – to dress women in pieces that add chicness, sexiness and fun to their wardrobe.

Acknowledging that dressing women in beautiful clothes is only half her mission, Kay took on a new challenge, in 2012 she published “10 Simple Rules to Being Stylish,” a personal pocket guide on the road to turning consumers into educated shoppers all while curating their personal style.

Kay Dupree is currently finishing her first collection due out this winter.

Kay’s philosophy is simple, “In the fashion world we are normally rejected, pushed to the back and last to be noticed. We are beautiful and deserve to be dressed as such.”

 Here are a few shots from her new line! Make sure you check her out!
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Til next time,

Toodles!

Fatshion Zine!!

Posted in Body Positive
on February 17, 2015

Happy Fat Tuesday Everyone!!!

I wanted to tell you all about an amazing opportunity to be featured in Rachelle Abellar’s Fatshion Zine! Here’s a background on Rachelle Abellar and her project:

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A little bit about me: I am a social justice/fat activist. I am the founder of PNW Fattitude, a group that hosts events for people of size in the Pacific Northwest. I am also an avid zinester, and you can see some of my work here.

About the zine: Following fat activists and fashion bloggers has played a huge role in my journey to accepting and loving my fat body. Being able to see people who look like me wearing clothes I never thought I was allowed to wear was life-changing. Though fat bodies are starting to find their way into mainstream media, they aren’t truly representative of how diverse fat people are. I want to create a zine showcasing fatties from all over the world in the hope that it will inspire others. Your photo and information will be featured on your own 6×9 color page.

I love the idea of the project!! It’s truly one of a kind–featuring plus size bodies that we typically don’t see in the plus size mainstream media!

So what does Rachelle need from you?

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What I need from you:
A well-lit high-res full body photo of you in your favorite outfit, or an outfit that is representative of your style. Some notes:

  • You can pose however you’d like, as long as you are facing the camera and your entire outfit is in frame.
  • I prefer photos sans cell phones — if you can get someone to assist you or have access to a tripod and timer/remote, that would be ideal. That said, you can use your cell phone to take the photo as long as it is not in the shot.
  • Photo must be at least 4×6 in (1200×1800 px) but the bigger, the better! (Remember, your photos will be in print and the smaller the size, the lower the quality will be)
  • A detailed description of where you purchased items in your ensemble, if possible (see OOTD/Fatshion February posts for examples).
  • Your preferred display name.
  • Where you are located.
  • Photo credit.

Optional info to add to your page so people can get to know you:

  • Where people can find you (websites, social media, etc)
  • Anything you’d like to promote?
  • Preferred pronouns?
  • How would you describe your style?
  • What is your favorite place to shop?
  • Who is your style icon?
  • What do you do for a living?
  • Any other info you’d like to add?

That’s it?!?! But guess what? THE DEADLINE IS NEARING!

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 8, 2015. Please email them to [email protected].

Rachelle’s goal is to have the zine designed and sent to the printer by the end of March and at that time, I will send contributors a digital download.

Here’s a sample of what you can submit to the Zine

 

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Pretty simple right? It doesn’t have to be as elaborate as this one but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachelle [email protected] For more details check out her blog post: Fatshion Zine.

Stay Warm,

Chardline.