>Z.CAVARICCI DENIM PREVIEW

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 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
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>Ann Taylor Loft 2010 Summer Collection

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Hey Curvy Girls:

On Tuesday I had the privelage (Thanks TBF) along with other bloggers to get an exclusive look at Ann Taylor Lofts 2010 summer collection. Loft (formerly known as Ann Taylor Loft) is one of my favorite stores to shop in, so it’s no surprise that I liked just about everything I saw. Loft is one of those chain stores that has great quality pieces that work for just about every aspect of your life.

The summer collection did not disappoint. Geometric and animal prints dominated a number of dresses and skirts. There were clean classic nautical looks and ethnic inspired looks. As soon as I walked into the studio I immediately felt like I was about to go on vacation. Half of the room gave a beachy Miami feel and the other half gave an african safari feel.

As a curvy girl I was looking at how many of the pieces would fit and flatter a curvy girls shape. Unsurprisingly many of the pieces would flatter a curvy girl with ample hips, butt, thighs, and breast. Not only were the clothes chic, the jewelry was big and bold, just how I like it. Large necklaces with baubles, coral, and lucite complimented just about every outfit.

Dresses and Jackets are under $100

Accessories under $50

And in case you did not know, Loft carries sizes 0-18, so many of us plus size curvy girls can get in on these looks too.

Summer Collection hits stores in June

Take a look at some of my favorites:

My Favorite Accessories