>LANVIN FOR H&M LOOKS

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,

Lanvin has released 4 looks from their H&M collection which very  much resemble previous Fall and Spring runway looks from 2008 and 2009. These looks are super chic, classic, and sexy. Sizes vary when designers team up with H&M and I’m hoping that Lanvin atleast goes up to a size 16 ( I can hope can’t I?). The looks in the pictures are very stuctured so I’m hoping that there are a few forgiving pieces too.

The Lanvin collection will hit stores on Nov. 23 and by the looks of things this could be H&M’s biggest designer line.

Share with SC your thoughts on the looks.

Source. NYMAG

>THIS WEEK IN CURVY GIRL NEWS

>Hey curvy girls all over the world,
It’s been such an exciting week for curvy girls. I have been having a few computer technical difficulties, so, I missed out on some of the curvy fashion juiciness. However, in case you missed out too, here’s a mini recap of what’s going on in the curvy girl community.

BETH DITTO FOR EVANS

Beth Ditto kills with another EVANS collection. I love that Beth brings out her feminine side with a draped pocket floral dress and heart print bubble skirt and hanki hem top. I also love the adorable polka dot dresses and the ruched maxi dresses.

An Open Letter To Target
Also this week the curvy girls Marie Denee (The Curvy Fashionista), Patrice (Afrobella) Sarah Conley (Style IT) are asking the curvy community to participate in petitioning Target to do a plus size designer collection. It all started with Marie Denee’s letter (which you can read on her blog). This is such an awesome idea and opportunity to have all of our voices heard. I myself have worked retail since I was 17 years old. I’ve always made it a point to put in my two cents about adding plus sizes to some of the brands I worked for. So, I for one am all for this petition and this movement. Please do your part and sign so your voice can be heard. Sign the petition HERE
STYLE 369.COM

Last but not least, curvy girls now have another style website just for them. Style 369 is a new online fashion destination for curvy girls to find the latest and the hottest in plus size fashion starting from sizes 14-26. These are two of my favorite pieces.

Well, that’s it for SC’s recap. Have a great weekend.

>CURVY GIRL NEWS: FULL FIGURED FASHION WEEK IS COMING TO LA

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Word on the street is that Full Figured Fashion Week will be coming to LA this Fall. I had the pleasure of attending FFFWEEK here in NYC and it was an awesome experience. FFFWEEK is like a sisterhood. It’s an event filled with beautiful women and beautiful voluptuous bodies all supporting each other in a world that wishes we would go away. FFFWEEK doesn’t miss a beat. You will see some of the best designers in the plus size industry.
If you are in the LA area or will be able to travel there, please be sure to support this event.

Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ L.A. will bring a fashion-filled three-day weekend brimming with information, inspiration and great clothes to aspiring plus-size models, designers and consumers. An exciting line-up of panels and events will be capped off with a full-scale fashion showcase hosted by Full Figured Fashion Week™ creator and executive director, Gwen DeVoe. The search for designers and models has already started–but there are still opportunities for plus-size designers and models. Says DeVoe: “We’re looking for new faces and new looks that will really wow the crowd. This a celebration of curvy bodies, so we’re looking for designers who know how to show them off best. We want designs that will accentuate, not hide, our plus-sized selves.”

For more on the story checkout Luvin’ My Curves blog

>CURVY GIRL NEWS: PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE & SONSI ON THE SYFY NETWORK

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,
It looks like curvy girl’s are branching out into to tv now.

According to a Sonsi press release:
Sonsi Debuts on Syfy Channel?s newest breakout reality show ?Mary Knows Best?

Sonsi along with The Plus Academy and PLUS Model Magazine will be featured on the upcoming episode of Syfy?s newest reality show ?Mary Knows Best?! Thanks to our good friend Gwen DeVoe, Sonsi had the opportunity to style Syfy?s newest personality and breakout reality show lead, Mary Occhino?s youngest and only daughter, Jackie Sullivan.
Tune in to ?Mary Knows Best? on Syfy Thursday, August 5th at 11pm EST (check your local listings for channel and times) to watch Sonsi style Jackie in looks from Kiyonna, Mlle Gabrielle, Lane Bryant and Loop 18! Get the advance scoop and a peek at Jackie?s looks NOW!

Although I am not a Syfy watcher, I will be setting my DVR to record the show in support of Plus Model Magazine and Sonsi.com. This is a wonderful opportunity for the plus community.

Checkout a few more of Jackie’s looks

>JENNIFER HUDSON ON THE COVER OF INSTYLE MAKEOVER

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Be sure to pick up your issue of InStyle Makeover this month because fellow curvy girl Jennifer Hudson has beautifully graced the cover. Jennifer is proud of her new body and has been flaunting it in body con dresses. I love InStyle’s Fall makeover issue because they offer tons of fresh ideas for Fall looks.

I must say that since Jennifer has lost weight it seems that her sense of style has changed for the better. I  think she looks fantastic.

What are your thoughts on Jennifer’s new body and look?

Checkout her pics

Photos from cover awards

>CURVY GIRL NEWS: SAKS FIFTH AVENUE WILL SOON CARRY HIGH END PLUS SIZE CLOTHES

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,

Word on the street is that luxury high end store Saks Fifth Avenue will be bringing back it’s plus size department in a big way. This Fall/Winter season some of us curvy ladies will be able to finally get our hands on some of the most coveted designer brands like Chanel, YSL (My personal fave), Dolce & Gabbana, and Alexander McQueen. Majority of these lines will be available in the industry plus size standards, which are a size 12 and 14. However, there will be brands that will carry sizes up to or even past an 18, but, we will have to just wait and see.

The insulting part of this, is, that for most items there will only be one of each size. I believe this may call for a few little cat fights. I will definitely become aggressive for a YSL suit in a size 16.
I can just imagine the snarky looks some of the Saks employees will be giving once they see curvy girls raiding the racks.

The plus size clothes will only be available in the NYC store, but, if we keep our fingers crossed maybe they will begin supplying a variety of Saks locations.

For more on the story check out the following:

The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/27/saks-fifth-avenue-plus-si_n_660369.html?ref=twitter

Cocoperez
http://cocoperez.com/2010-07-27-saks-to-carry-plus-size-fashion-from-high-end-labels

The Fashion Bomb
http://fashionbombdaily.com/2010/07/27/sak-fifth-avenue-to-carry-high-end-plus-size-womenswear/

>AMBER RILEY MADONNA INSPIRED, CRYSTAL RENN IN FRENCH VOGUE, JEZEBEL RECOGNIZES FATSHION BLOGGERS

>Hey curvy girls,
It looks like we are in the spotlight again. As I was reviewing my daily blog reads I came across some photos of Crystal Renn in French Vogue, Amber Riley in her Madonna gear for Glee tonight, and I also saw that the blog Jezebel actually decided to do a little highlight on plus bloggers and fashion.

Peep the flicks below:

Amber Riley Madonna Inspired

Crystal Renn in French Vogue

What a week for curvy girls!