Plus Size

[EVENT] Plus Size Modeling Workshop En La Isla Del Encanto Puerto Rico

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Curvy ladies have you ever wanted to become a plus size model? Or have you ever wanted to go on a productive and informative mini-vacation with like-minded curvy gals?

Su-Style.com and PLUS Model Magazine present PLUS SIZE MODELING 101 at Caribbean Curves Weekend en la isla del encanto Puerto Rico. Come be part of the ultimate 2 day workshop featuring Latina former plus model and Editor-in-Chief of PLUS Model Magazine Madeline Jones and international plus size model Christina Mendez.

If you are a Plus Size model or just simply dreamed about becoming a model and excel in the world of fashion, this is your chance to obtain a unique experience from industry experts at an international level. There are special rates for out of town guest that include hotel and transportation to and from the workshops.

Topics to be covered:

-Modeling 101

-Catwalk

-Editorials

-Beauty Shots

-Self Confidence and projection

-Photo shoots

-How to manage your portfolio

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When: Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7

Where: Dance Machine Studio

Urb Santa Rosa 31-55 Ave Main, Bayamón (in front of Luis Pales Matos School and Santa Rosa Academy)

Hours: 8:00am- 5:00pm

Register online NOW to guarantee your spot at http://goo.gl/ovcym4 or call 787-960-4997. See you there!

Plus Size Fashion – You’ve Come a Long Way

PLY a high end brand who cater to woman size 14 – 24 released their new Spring 2015 collection and gave us a sneak peak of PLY428.

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Curvy celebrities and industry experts love PLY because their collections offer quality timeless pieces that can be worn from day to night. PLY is located in New York and was founded by Lamarr and Pamela Nanton. They are a creative husband and wife team whose history of fit and fashion make them the perfect fashion union.

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Spring 2015 Lookbook

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Here is the sneak peak of PLY428. Still fresh, chic, relevant and priced just nice.

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Shop at www.plyapparel.com.

Uptown Fashion Week’s First Plus Size Showcase

I had the pleasure of being a guest at Uptown Fashion Week‘s First Plus Size Showcase at Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course. As a fashionable plus size girl I loved and would totally wear 90% of the garments that graced the runway. The 3 indie designers were faboulous and their collections ranged from sophisticated glam to urban chic.

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BGU (Big Girls United) was founded by 2 fashionable sisters, Jeannie Ferguson & Tasha Hill. BGU prides itself on providing trendy, contemporary, and ready to wear clothes for the stylish curvy fashionista who likes to keep up with the ever changing styles in the world of fashion. Check them out at www.biggirlsunited.com.

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Serita Bell by Cassandra Smith is bold, edgy, and sexy with amazing feminine silhouettes. Check them out at www.serita-bell.com.

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Rue 114 is one of my favorite designers to see on the runway. Their fashion line specializes in modern, African inspired silhouettes that look awesome on curves. Check them out at www.rue114.com.

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Runway Photos: © Size Matters Photography 2014

Curvy Ladies, Checkout These Swimsuit Bargains

Sad to report that summer is almost coming to an end however now is the time to stock up on your swimsuits for the last weeks of summer and for those upcoming Fall/Winter vacations to the Caribbeans. Embrace all your curves and edges with these great finds.

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Top $58.80
Bottom: $52.80
Purchase: MonifC.com

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$76.80
Purchase: MonifC.com

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$40.80
Purchase: swimsuitsforall.com

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$58.50 (Set)
Purchase: swimsuitsforall.com

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$27.20
Purchase: forever21.com

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Top: $30.49
Bottom: $22.86
Purchase: us.asos.com

Head Turning Summer Dresses For The Curvy Ladies Under $50

Curves are in! Here are some curve flattering options for my curvy ladies on a budget.

Ashley Stewart $49.50

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Fashion To Figure $34.50

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Forever21+ $24.80

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ASOS $32.92 (ON SALE NOW)

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www.qristylfrazierdesigns.com $47.99 (ON SALE NOW)

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Sexy Summer Styles: Plus Size Swimsuits

Ladies enjoy your summer and show off your curves in these fabulous swimsuit options.

Monif C – www.monifc.com

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Forever21 Plus – www.forever21.com

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Torrid – www.Torrid.com

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Asos Curve – us.asos.com

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Swimsuits For All – www.swimsuitsforall.com

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Ashley Stewart – www.ashleystewart.com

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Closet Essential: The Little Black Dress

Fashion rule #1003 says that every women should own a “Little Black Dress” but I strongly suggest owning a few “Little Black Dresses“. Here are a few spicy and affordable options for women of all sizes.

Kardashian Kollection at Sears: (Selections under $100)

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Nasty Gal at www.nastygal.com: (Selections under $70)

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ASOS at us.asos.com: (Selections under $75)

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Forever21 Plus: (Sizes 14 and up and selections under $25)

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Qristyl Frazier Designs at www.qristylfrazierdesigns.com: (Size 8 and up)
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Monif C at www.monifc.com: (Sizes 12 and up)

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Lingerie for the Real Size Women

On November 13th in New York City Victoria’s Secret taped their annual fashion show.

I tune in every year because I enjoy watching the glamorous models strut their confidence on the long elaborate runway and watch the great performances but I know that my 40-35-47 Latin curvy frame will never fit in any of their selections. So today I want to share Christina’s Secret.

Here are some of my favorite places to shop for sexy lingerie for the “real size” women.

Hips and Curves
Located in Southern California, Hips and Curves.com opened for business in 2000 and has been going strong ever since! They offer a secure, private and entertaining shopping experience while bringing you the latest and greatest in plus size lingerie styles. They carry a wide assortment of lingerie from sweet and demure to smokin’ hot styles for plus-sized women everywhere.
www.hipsandcurves.com

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Intimates Plus
The dream began in 2007 when full-size CEO was in the market for a sexy and luxurious piece of lingerie for a special occasion. She searched high and low at all of the well know lingerie retailers. She even searched well known plus-size boutiques; nothing piqued her interest. Everything was either not cut for her ample size 18 body, not sexy enough, or was just simply not made from quality materials. She thought that she couldn’t be the only real-size woman having this issue, thus, Intimates Plus was born.
www.intimatesplus.com

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Addition Elle
This fall Super Plus size model Ashley Graham introduced her lingerie collection for Addition Elle. “The pieces were inspired by bras in my personal wardrobe that I found to be both beautiful and supportive….
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Ann Nahari
Originally launched in 2000 under the brand name Full Figure Design, the new lingerie division is a complete revamp and rebrand of the collection for the Ann Nahari woman. “We have upgraded the whole collection with better fit and fabrication,” says Ms. Rasheed. “The new collection reflects both sexiness and comfort with styles that are on trend.
www.ann-nahari.com

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Fall Style Guide For The Curvy Chicas

As a curvy Latina I would like to shout this out “CURVES ARE IN LADIES”.

For years curvy women were told to stick with dark colors and oversize garments to appear slimmer. But thankfully all those myths our out the window and we are now embracing our sexy curves and wearing patterns, bright colors and form fitting fashion that showcase our amazing silhouette.

Pencil skirts are one of my closet sheros. These skirts are made to hug our curves…day or night you can’t go wrong with a good pencil skirt. You can wear it with a button down shirt for work, a graphic tee-shirt for a day with the girls or pair it with a peplum shirt for a fabulous date night. For cold days just add some opaque tights, amazing pair of pumps or some knee high boots or bootie to finish the look. They come in different fabric and color so shop around for the one that works best for you. Here are a few from Asos Curve collection.

Asos is based in the UK and in my opinion tend to run a little big. Review their size chart and get one size smaller. Standard shipping and returns are free!!!

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For a long time leggings had a bad rap and were considered a curvy girl fashion “don’t” but that is also in the past. Leggings styled correctly are a curvy girl’s MUST this fall season. Again don’t shy away from being bold and standing out. Experiment with texture and patterns this fall. Pair them with a good bootie to elongate your curvy frame.

Here are a few looks from Forever21+. All the looks shirt & leggings included are under $50.

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Prints Prints Prints…..its time to jump out the box ladies. Major designers fall collection all included fabulous prints and guess what? Our curvas look great in them too. Here are a few options to consider this fall. Pair them with black Opaque tights for a sleek off the runway look.

TIP: If you splurge on a good pair of tights it will not only make the look complete it will flatten your tummy area, smooth your hips and lift las pompas. Opaque tights are a fashion WIN!!!!!

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Denim is in and always will be, but when you are curvy shopping for jeans are a true nightmare. The truth is Latinas need more room in the hips and butt area. After a few hit and miss I have 3 go to brands that work great on my curves and are very fashionable. PZI Jeans, NY & Company and Fashion To Figure. Contrary to what people say…curves look great in skinny jeans and dark washes give us a slimming affect and are extremely versatile.

New Fashion Alert: This fall you can mix denim with denim. So pair your fitted jeans with a denim shirt (even if it’s a different wash). Look at the example below from Mynt 1792. You can also wear them with a fabulous printed shirt, blazers or an open front cardigan.

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Shop:
Asos http://us.asos.com
Forever21+ http://www.forever21.com
Rue107 http://rue107.com
Ashley Stewart http://www.ashleystewart.com
Monif C http://monifc.com
PZI Jeans http://www.pzijeans.com
NY & Company http://www.nyandcompany.com
Fashion To Figure http://www.fashiontofigure.com
Mynt 1792 http://www.mynt1792.com