‘American Idol’ Alum & Plus Size Model Joanne Borgella Dies At 32

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CORRECTION: In a statement released online, Joanne Borgella's family shared the date and time of death as Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:45 a.m. American Idol alum, plus size model and designer Joanne Borgella died Saturday morning from a rare case of Endometrial cancer according to several of her colleagues and close friends. After becoming the first winner of Mo'Nique's … [Read more...]

4 Holiday Perfume Sets That You Should Treat Yourself To

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4 Holiday Perfume Sets That You Should Treat Yourself To One of my favorite things to receive during the holiday season is perfume. Not only is it affordable, but you can never have enough variety when it comes to scents. The holiday season may be months away, but why not treat yourself to one of the Holiday gift sets a little early. Michael Kors Fabulous Holiday Set … [Read more...]

We’re Convinced That Mary Lambert Is Having The BEST Week Ever!

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We're Convinced That Mary Lambert Is Having The BEST Week Ever! Between collaborating with other artists and sharing her Secrets with the world, Mary Lambert carved out just enough time to release her major label debut album this week. “After 9 months of pouring my entire being into this project, Heart on My Sleeve (released Oct. 14) is finally here for your ears & hearts … [Read more...]

Igigi’s Luxe Elegance Collection Features Old Hollywood Inspired Designs For Plus Size Women

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Igigi's Luxe Elegance Collection Features Old Hollywood Inspired Designs The new Luxe Elegance collection by Igigi is an ode to glamour in the way that it includes Old Hollywood inspired designs with a modern and sophisticated flair. In classic IGIGI tradition, silhouettes that accentuate and flatter curves laden with all-over lace treatments, peekaboo slits, and lavish … [Read more...]

Z by Zevarra Launches A New Luxurious Plus Size Collection In Time For The Holidays

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Z by Zevarra Launches A New Luxurious Plus Size Collection In Time For The Holidays Last year, Z by Zevarra introduced us to luxury, fashionable clothing for plus size women by incorporating a range of beautifully crafted styles using equally beautiful prints and fabrics. Designer LaKisha Livingston-Brown brought her vision of creating affordable ready-to-wear clothing to life … [Read more...]

Plus Industry Insider: Fashion & Wardrobe Stylist Steffany Allen

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Plus Industry Insider:  Fashion & Wardrobe Stylist Steffany Allen For our industry insider feature we introduce you to women and/or men who are creatively creating opportunities for others to shine through their individual work.  Many of the people featured are writers who share the accomplishments of others, the designers that create clothing for you to drape your curves … [Read more...]

Put A New GoPro Camera From Best Buy On Your Holiday Wish List

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I remember my very first digital camera. It was a cute little camera and I really thought I was doing something special with that hand held device. I took it everywhere I went and if you were in my presence, you had better be prepared to be photographed, because thanks to my camera, I thought I was a professional. Things have changed drastically since then. Now we live in a … [Read more...]

Queen Latifah Shares Career Advice As Essence Magazine’s November Guest Editor

Queen Latifah Shares Career Advice As Essence Magazine’s November Guest Editor

Queen Latifah Shares Career Advice As Essence Magazine’s November Guest Editor Multimedia mogul and Renaissance woman Queen Latifah is the cover model and guest editor for Essence Magazine’s November Career Issue. Inside the pages of the career issue, the daytime TV talk show host shares how she’s preparing for her upcoming role as Blues singer Bessie Smith and the direction … [Read more...]

Plus Size Fashion Pick: ‘I Love My Rolls’ T-Shirt From Feminine Funk

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Plus Size Fashion Pick:  'I Love My Rolls' T-Shirt From Feminine Funk The T-shirt craze is keeping us stylish and comfy, while allowing us to make a statement. Today we’re featuring the ‘I Love My Rolls’ t-shirt from Feminine Funk. This is the cutest t-shirt EVER!!! The tee comes in two colors; olive and white and it’s made of super comfy fine jersey cotton.  If you’re … [Read more...]

3 Reasons To Wear Ashley Graham’s New Plus Size Lingerie Line This Fall

3 Reasons To Wear Ashley Graham's New Plus Size Lingerie Line

3 Reasons To Wear Ashley Graham's New Plus Size Lingerie Line Wearing lingerie is a great way to pamper and treat yourself so when it was announced that plus size model Ashley Graham was launching a 19 piece lingerie collection with international plus size retailer Navabi, I for one was excited. For years, lingerie has been associated with femininity and sensuality.  Wearing … [Read more...]

Michael Kaplan, CEO of Fashion To Figure Talks Plus Size Fashion From A Business Perspective

Michael Kaplan, CEO of Fashion To Figure Talks Plus Size Fashion From A Business Perspective

Michael Kaplan, CEO of Fashion To Figure Talks Plus Size Fashion From A Business Perspective Michael Kaplan, CEO & Co-Founder of Fashion To Figure recently sat down with The Street to break down a company's decision to enter the plus size fashion industry from a business perspective.  During the discussion, Kaplan shared the reasons of why other retailers are beginning to … [Read more...]

British Retailer Wallis Launches Their First Plus Size Line

British Retailer Wallis Launches Their First Plus Size Line

British Retailer Wallis Launches Their First Plus Size Line British women's retailer Wallis recently launched their first plus size clothing line and we're pretty impressed. The inauguarl collection features bold prints, luxe fabrics and elegant kimonos that appeals to a shopper of a certain age. According to Dailymail, the established retailer typically connects with shoppers … [Read more...]

Must See TV: Plus Model Denise Bidot Gives One Audience Member A Makeover On ‘The Real’

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Must See TV: Plus Model Denise Bidot Gives One Audience Member A Makeover On 'The Real' International plus size model and tv personality Denise Bidot stopped by the set of The Real to talk about her career and being an inspiration to other women. Along with encouraging girls of all shapes and sizes to love the skin they’re in, Denise gives one lucky audience member a … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Ensure Power Couple Status Like Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone

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5 Ways To Ensure Power Couple Status Like Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone Power couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have done an extraordinary job of finding a way to mix business with pleasure. In addition to appearing in a number of films together, this year McCarthy starred in the Falcone directed film Tammy. So what’s their secret? Henry Hutcheson, author of the … [Read more...]

The Curvy Sewing Collective Calls Out Pattern Companies For Ignoring Plus Size Women

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The Curvy Sewing Collective Calls Out Pattern Companies For Ignoring Plus Size Women Members of the plus size community have written open letters in the past to fashion designers and to Target, but none of them have been directed to pattern making manufacturers, until now. The Curvy Sewing Collective, a group of curvy sewing bloggers, recently penned an open letter to pattern … [Read more...]

Melissa McCarthy & Star Studded Cast Shine In New Film ‘St. Vincent’

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Melissa McCarthy & Star Studded Cast Shine In New Film 'St. Vincent' This weekend I had the pleasure of watching Denzel Washington kick major butt in his new movie The Equalizer and like many movie watchers, my favorite part of the movie going experience is seeing the previews of 'coming soon' films. One film that caught my eye was St. Vincent, a comedy-drama written and … [Read more...]

Refresh Your Hair & Skin This Fall With These Beauty Finds

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It's October and that means the temperatures are dropping, it's time to bundle up and protect our skin and hair from the harsh cold.  The following products are great for refreshing your skin and hair during the fall and winter months. 1. Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit ($3.30, burtsbees.com): This juicy lip balm is made with nutritious, tropical Pink … [Read more...]

B&M Models Relaunch Their ‘Curvy’ Division With A Group Of Size Sexy Models

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B&M Models Relaunch Their 'Curvy' Division With A Group Of Size Sexy Models B&M Models, a boutique agency located in Toronto’s Fashion District recently relaunched their ‘above average’ division and we love the imagery. In the campaign photo for the new Curvy division, B&M Models are wearing a Size Sexy t-shirt and jeans; two things that no diva should go … [Read more...]