Hey curvy girls all over the world,

On Tuesday after work, I stopped by the Crown Royal hotel on 49th street to checkout the Z. Cavaricci denim preview hosted by Plus Model Magazine and RedressNYC. The preview was an opportunity to meet with the designers and finally tell them what the plus size curvy girl is looking for in denim. The Z. Cavaricci team is making efforts to create denim that is trendy, fashionable, and most importantly comfortable. They had a few racks of jeans that ranged from skinny, straight leg, to trouser styles. They even brought in a few denim shorts just to give us a taste of what’s to come.

Just like every other preview I go to, I make sure I speak up to let these designers know what they should be doing because most plus designers are men or slim women who have their own or an old school idea about what a plus size woman wants. One of the major problems for me in plus size denim is the length. Very few brands offer jeans in ankle, regular, and tall. Most just carry regular which become high waters if you wear heels. Other issues are gaping waists, waaaay too much stretch that causes a sagging crotch, and bland washes. I mean how many dark blue jeans does a girl need in her closet. We all expressed those issues to the team who was more than eager to write all of our concerns down. The Z. Cavaricci team is also working on adding denim jackets, denim skirts, and flowy flirty dresses to their collection. I will be sure to keep you posted on that.

Plus model Alicia Farjado
The Z. Cavaricci team had plus size curvy models Alicia Farjado and Grisel Angel model a few of the jeans for us.
Alicia Farjado and Grisel Angel

Model Grisel Angel in a pair of the denim shorts which we thought were too narrow in the leg and would squish cellulite. We asked if they could loosen the leg and cuff the shorts for a better fit and look.

Grisel modeling a pair of trouser jeans
FFFW creator Gwen Devoe also stopped by the preview. You know I had to get in a groupie shot of us. I’m wearing a Kenneth Cole leopard top, Jessica London leather skirt, and Jessica Simpson lace up boots.

Stylist Steffany Bready and blogger Edwina
Bloggers Melinda and Amalia
MTV TJ Gabi Gregg and blogger Mellie from The Fat Apple



If you are a fan of Ashley Stewart then you’ll probably be excited about their new denim line. Last week SC stopped by the Ashley Stewart denim bar at the Ace Hotel to checkout their new line of denim. I am a skeptic when it comes to Ashley Stewart’s denim because sometimes the jeans can come off cheap looking or just a tad too trendy for my taste. However, that’s not say that you can’t find a good pair of jeans in the store.
Their new line is made up of four collections which consists of Premium denim, Novelty, 5 Pocket (which comes in petite, average, and tall), and jeggings.
The new collection offered a variety of styles. There were looks for the trendy curvy girl who likes her denim ripped and ruched and if you like your denim dark and classic then the 5 pocket collection will appeal to you. I was not sold on some of the back pocket designs or the animal print front pocket designs, but, I was definitely feeling the wide leg tie waist jeans and the moto cross light wash jeans. 
Jean sizes range from sizes 12-26 with the exception of the jeggings which go up to a size 24. Ashley Stewart’s new denim line is priced from $29-$59. 
Check the new line out for yourself and tell SC what you think.
Premium Denim
Novelty Denim

5 Pocket Denim
Models in the new AS denim line
They also had this cute faux leather and fur zippered vest which I thought was cute.