>Fall Denim

> Hey everyone, I am back from vacation. I have been on September magazine overload and I can’t wait until Fall begins. This week I will be going over the hot Fall trends. Starting with denim.

Every year denim is the hottest item for Fall. This year denim has a new look and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Best of all, since the recession, trendy denim is affordable.

This season the 80’s are taking over fashion. Some of the new styles you will see are acid washed, ripped denim, boyfriend jeans, and denim leggings. ( I wish they left the acid wash trend back in the 80’s). Try denim blazers and vests to complete your looks.
The great thing about trendy denim is that it’s fun and it repeats itself every 5-10 years. So, please don’t be afraid to try.

Check out these new denim trends

From Top: Faith21 denim leggings, $15.80, sizes XL-2X, Calvin Klein Boyfriend Jean, Sizes 14W-24W

Denim Blazer, Esprit, $99.50, Sizes S-XL, Denim Vest, Fabulosity, $44, Sizes S-XL

Shredded denim jeans, American Eagle, $69.50, Sizes 00-18,Deconstructed jeans, Gap, $69.50, Sizes 0-16

Acid Wash jeans, Forever21, $26.90,sizes 25-31

Which look will you try this season?

Fall Denim

Hey everyone, I am back from vacation. I have been on September magazine overload and I can’t wait until Fall begins. This week I will be going over the hot Fall trends. Starting with denim.

Every year denim is the hottest item for Fall. This year denim has a new look and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Best of all, since the recession, trendy denim is affordable.

This season the 80’s are taking over fashion. Some of the new styles you will see are acid washed, ripped denim, boyfriend jeans, and denim leggings. ( I wish they left the acid wash trend back in the 80’s). Try denim blazers and vests to complete your looks.
The great thing about trendy denim is that it’s fun and it repeats itself every 5-10 years. So, please don’t be afraid to try.

Check out these new denim trends

From Top: Faith21 denim leggings, $15.80, sizes XL-2X, Calvin Klein Boyfriend Jean, Sizes 14W-24W

Denim Blazer, Esprit, $99.50, Sizes S-XL, Denim Vest, Fabulosity, $44, Sizes S-XL

Shredded denim jeans, American Eagle, $69.50, Sizes 00-18,Deconstructed jeans, Gap, $69.50, Sizes 0-16

Acid Wash jeans, Forever21, $26.90,sizes 25-31

Which look will you try this season?

>Animal Prints For Fall Fashion

>Every now and again I wake up in the morning feeling like I can handle anything and I can take on anyone. I have no fears no regrets, my thoughts are all about making that day a great day. That feeling translates through my wardrobe. I have no insecurities and I put on whatever I want and miraculously I look good in it and I feel good in it. I look in the mirror and say to myself, “Curves, you are looking right.”

Today, I had that feeling I like to call my animalistic vibe. It made me think about the Fall and how animal prints will be everywhere for the Fall season. I know many of you are afraid of the animal prints, but, I am here to tell you don’t be. Your curves will look great in animal prints. If you are still too afraid. Try animal print accessories like leopard print shoes or a zebra print bracelet.
Alissa’s tips:
Full figured Curves: Checkout the Lane Bryant dress in the leopard family. It will give you an hour glass figure. Notice how it pulls away from the stomach and floats around the hips to give your shape an equal balance. The small leopard print will make you look smaller.
Petite Curves: Checkout the Top Shop jumper in the pink animal print. This will highlight your curves in all the right places and it will accentuate a small waist as well as add length to your small frame.
Hour Glass Curves: Checkout the Kay Unger dress in a V-Neck fitted silhouette. This will accentuate the bust line as well as show off a small waist and voluptuous hips.
The Leopard Family

From Top Left: Lafayette 148 New York, sizes 2-16, Kay Unger, sizes 2-16, Ralph Lauren, sizes 6-10, Lane Bryant Dress, sizes 14-28.
Snakeskin

From Left: Stuart Weitzman, sizes 5.5-10.5, Max Studio, sizes 6-10, Top Shop, sizes 0-12


Zebra Style


From Left: Torrid, sizes 12-26, Overnight bag, JC Penney

Animal Print Jewelry

From Left: Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet, $66, ABS By Allen Schwartz earrings, $131

FASHION AND RETAIL NEWS

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

According to the Associated Press: Retailer Saks Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter loss widened as consumer spending on luxury fashion continued to languish, but the loss was not as

big as analysts expected.
The retailer lost $54.5 million, or 39 cents per share, in the three months that ended Aug. 1. That compares with a loss of $32.7 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier.

Animal Prints For Fall Fashion

Every now and again I wake up in the morning feeling like I can handle anything and I can take on anyone. I have no fears no regrets, my thoughts are all about making that day a great day. That feeling translates through my wardrobe. I have no insecurities and I put on whatever I want and miraculously I look good in it and I feel good in it. I look in the mirror and say to myself, “Curves, you are looking right.”

Today, I had that feeling I like to call my animalistic vibe. It made me think about the Fall and how animal prints will be everywhere for the Fall season. I know many of you are afraid of the animal prints, but, I am here to tell you don’t be. Your curves will look great in animal prints. If you are still too afraid. Try animal print accessories like leopard print shoes or a zebra print bracelet.
Alissa’s tips:
Full figured Curves: Checkout the Lane Bryant dress in the leopard family. It will give you an hour glass figure. Notice how it pulls away from the stomach and floats around the hips to give your shape an equal balance. The small leopard print will make you look smaller.
Petite Curves: Checkout the Top Shop jumper in the pink animal print. This will highlight your curves in all the right places and it will accentuate a small waist as well as add length to your small frame.
Hour Glass Curves: Checkout the Kay Unger dress in a V-Neck fitted silhouette. This will accentuate the bust line as well as show off a small waist and voluptuous hips.
The Leopard Family

From Top Left: Lafayette 148 New York, sizes 2-16, Kay Unger, sizes 2-16, Ralph Lauren, sizes 6-10, Lane Bryant Dress, sizes 14-28.
Snakeskin

From Left: Stuart Weitzman, sizes 5.5-10.5, Max Studio, sizes 6-10, Top Shop, sizes 0-12


Zebra Style


From Left: Torrid, sizes 12-26, Overnight bag, JC Penney

Animal Print Jewelry

From Left: Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet, $66, ABS By Allen Schwartz earrings, $131

FASHION AND RETAIL NEWS

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

According to the Associated Press: Retailer Saks Inc. said Tuesday its second-quarter loss widened as consumer spending on luxury fashion continued to languish, but the loss was not as

big as analysts expected.
The retailer lost $54.5 million, or 39 cents per share, in the three months that ended Aug. 1. That compares with a loss of $32.7 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier.

>Tube Dresses

> It’s nearing the end of summer. The weather is getting warmer, the sales are getting hotter, and everyone is trying to get in some last minute vacation planning. You’re probably thinking to yourself what’s the one piece I can take with me to carry me through the summer days and nights, while you are on your tropical vacation or staycation.

I say invest in a tube dress. It’s easy to pack and has versatility. Tube dresses are a great piece that can be dressed down or up. Sweetheart necklines are flattering to just about every bustline. A tube dress is the spunky sister to the shift dress. Grab you a pear of wedges for the day and sexy sky high heels for the night and a large clutch and your ready for cocktails.

If you have an hour glass figure. This black brocade dress will flatter you in all the right places. Go to http://www.pinkice.com/, $37.99, S-L. Create a complete textured look with the embossed clutch, http://www.bananarepublic.com/, $98, and the silver leather pump, http://www.bananarepublic.com/, $140, sizes 6-11


For those of you who think that some of your curves won’t look good in this style, you’re wrong.

If you are a pear shape, this Soprano dress from Macy’s will drape over your lower half while the top of the dress will give a nice emphasis on your bust line. Go to http://www.macys.com/, $40, 1x-2x. Rock it with the gold strap wedges from Ciao Bella at http://www.piperlime.com/. $89, sizes 5.5-11.

I Covet
Gucci Fall Handbag, Retail Price $1,295

Remember if you think you have Stylish Curves, Send in your photo and you could be featured on the Stylish Curves Blog as Stylish Curves of the Day.
Photos should be sent to
alissasavonne@yahoo.com

Tube Dresses

It’s nearing the end of summer. The weather is getting warmer, the sales are getting hotter, and everyone is trying to get in some last minute vacation planning. You’re probably thinking to yourself what’s the one piece I can take with me to carry me through the summer days and nights, while you are on your tropical vacation or staycation.

I say invest in a tube dress. It’s easy to pack and has versatility. Tube dresses are a great piece that can be dressed down or up. Sweetheart necklines are flattering to just about every bustline. A tube dress is the spunky sister to the shift dress. Grab you a pear of wedges for the day and sexy sky high heels for the night and a large clutch and your ready for cocktails.

If you have an hour glass figure. This black brocade dress will flatter you in all the right places. Go to http://www.pinkice.com/, $37.99, S-L. Create a complete textured look with the embossed clutch, http://www.bananarepublic.com/, $98, and the silver leather pump, http://www.bananarepublic.com/, $140, sizes 6-11


For those of you who think that some of your curves won’t look good in this style, you’re wrong.

If you are a pear shape, this Soprano dress from Macy’s will drape over your lower half while the top of the dress will give a nice emphasis on your bust line. Go to http://www.macys.com/, $40, 1x-2x. Rock it with the gold strap wedges from Ciao Bella at http://www.piperlime.com/. $89, sizes 5.5-11.

I Covet
Gucci Fall Handbag, Retail Price $1,295

Remember if you think you have Stylish Curves, Send in your photo and you could be featured on the Stylish Curves Blog as Stylish Curves of the Day.
Photos should be sent to
alissasavonne@yahoo.com

>White Women Have Curves Too!

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Last night I went to the Fashion Meets Finance event with a couple of friends. The place was full of fashion consultants, photographers, stylists, and jewelry designers. Oh, and there were the typical type A finance men working the room full of fashion vixens with their six figure salary charm.

While I was scoping out the scene to see the who’s who in fashion. I came across two spunky curvaceous young women (Lauren and Jacqueline)who were not feeling their curves (Check them out on the right under Stylish Curves of the day). I thought they looked cute.
After introductions, we all started talking about what field of fashion we were in. I told one of them that their black dress was really cute and sexy and her friend immediately jumped in and said, “Do you see this butt? I have a black girls butt, I’m not supposed to have this.” I started to laugh because I think a lot of white girls think they are not supposed to have any curvy parts to their bodies except large breast. They think white men don’t like that.
Is it true that white men don’t like curves? Well, I don’t think so. You have Jessica Simpson and Kim and Khloe Kardashian who have great curves and all types of men flock to them. Even Jessica Biel is packing below the waist. Anna Nicole Smith (RIP) was a curvaceous woman when she was big and small, and, she was still in the dreams of many white men.

A curvy body is not just for ethnic people. White women have curves too and many of them love it. So to all my white girls out there with a little junk in the trunk embrace the wagon your dragon, get you some short shorts and play Sir Mix Alot’s Baby Got Back.

Shoe Fashionation Of The Day

These are the fall Jimmy Choo suede boots. They retail for $995. They are show stoppers.

FASHION AND RETAIL NEWS


According to NY Magazine.com, Roberto Cavalli the greatest tease of the financial press ever in history, has decided not to sell a stake in his company to Italian private-equity firm Clessidra SGR SpA. Clessidra was in talks to buy a 30 percent stake in the company, but pulled out over the weekend.
Read More at www.nymag.com/daily/fashion

Picture and excerpt taken from NYMag.com

Remember if you think you have Stylish Curves, Send in your photo and you could be featured on the Stylish Curves Blog as Stylish Curves of the Day.

Photos should be sent to alissasavonne@yahoo.com