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Curvy Girls Alert! Lane Bryant Making Curves Cute Again


Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 9:50 pm

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I think you can love Kim K or hate her but it’s my opinion that aside from the social media and reality show stardom she has achieved she has also changed the way curvy girls are viewed and accepted in American culture. Now it’s true that not everyone including the aforementioned, came to be that  curvy girl naturally but regardless whether via surgery or sculpted by God, thick chicks are now being acknowledged as sexy beings to be recognized and respected.

This new found figure fame is so popular that the fashion industry has jumped to the call for a better selection of trend driven looks for this majority of our US population. It seems the struggle to find stylishly modern clothing for the plus size woman was harder to find than a Where’s Waldo puzzle. Here are a few brands to consider when looking for trend driven pieces for those curves for summer wear.

Christian Siriano many of you may recognize from winning Project Runway Season 4 in 2008. In his career as a respected up and coming designer he has made a name for himself.  He has worked with a myriad of celebrities in entertainment and several plus size lovelies for the red carpet and weddings in the recent past. Now he has taken his talents to the public in a very economical way which has been received very well.

christian-siriano-danielle brroks SAG 2015 chrisitian siriano nicolette-mason for vogue Itailia

Pictured above fitting Danielle Brooks for SAG 2015 and Nicolette Mason for Vogue Italia. Lane Bryant has partnered with Christian Siriano this month to create a plus-size line and he has also partnered with Kleinfeld for a bridal collection which is making big news!

http://www.lanebryant.com/designers/christian-siriano-plus-size-clothing-collection/21289c21613/index.cat 

https://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/search-wedding-dresses-by-Christian-Siriano.cfm

There are several other LB x celebrity collaborations like Melissa McCarthy, Lela Rose and Sophie Theallet.  Here is a few of my favorites:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Review of the GOLDEN GLOBES 2015


Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Filed under Fashion

 

 

I watch all red carpets like a kid with popcorn right before the circus begins; giddy, full of anticipation and excitement swirling in my belly for the magic I am about to witness. Its simply eager anticipation to see which celebrity will arise out of the abyss of that regular hum drum traditional red carpet look into a sort of beaming light lifting them to an “OH! She did that!” level of greatness.   Regrettably, I was not really moved to such excitement this time. Now, there were a few good ones but overall I wasn’t “taken to new heights” impressed with anyone.

The Golden Globes is the prerequisite to the Oscars. It’s an opportunity to dress funkier and dial back the starch in your collar so to speak and have a good time. The point is to party and wear stunning stylish black tie-esque clothes that are comfortable to your style aesthetic. You know have a good time being FABULOUS with fewer rules is how I look at it. It also gives us style experts a heads up on who to look out for when the Oscars comes because they nailed it at the Globes.

There were a few winners that were really beautiful and complimented their star style; wearing it right both with personality (the look didn’t wear them; they wore it) and physically (totally complimented their body type). First, Jenny from the block- Jennifer Lopez wore Zahair Murad with ease and elegance, Viola Davis who has struggled in years past with getting it right, did it this time in Donna Karan (who by the way looked great with her new hairdo), Allison Tolman looked beautiful and rocked it right especially for the plus size girls who struggle to find the right balance for their silhouette as well as be fashionable, Allison Williams in ravishing red layers of Armani Prive, Kate Hudson in a hot cutout number by Versace and Lena Dunham in Zac Posen (FINALLLLLYYY! She got it right and wore something complimentary to her shape and not looking like upholstery fabric) BRAVO Lena!!! I knew you could do it.

There was a wide variety of styles shown on the carpet; no landslides of color of styles however red, white and black seemed to be the colors that were spotted often amongst a full dichotomy of styles. Also noted were the plunging and open necklines trend; clavicles were the necklace of choice for many which I loved. Jennifer Lopez, Sienna Miller in Miu Miu, Jessica Chastain in Versace Atelier, Kate Hudson also in Versace and Katherine Heigl in Zac Posen was among the leaders of this style trend last tonight.

Some celebrities whom I didn’t love were a surprise to me but you can’t get it right EVERYTIME I guess. Even though I liked Kerry Washington’s neckline in that Mary Katrantzou dress overall her look was a thumbs down for me. The color block silhouette was nice however the metallic fabrication paired with the two tones made it more sci-fi than high society; pretty but more like a princess in Avatar or Star Trek than anything else. Another surprise flop for me was Lupita Nyong’o in Giambattista Valli; I found it to be a beautiful dress just not a great red carpet dress for her. I equally disliked Keira Knightly in Chanel; she looked matronly and more like she was going to play a role on an episode of “The Little House on the Prairie” than an Hollywood awards show in the year 2015…No ma’am, I reckon that was a bust! There were others but these were my Top 3.

Yellows and blush tones were also seen quite a bit last night. Let’s hope the Oscars will fair stronger on the red carpet reactions this year. The Golden Globes gets a C+ for COME ON! Push the envelope a little harder ladies…we all will be watching in anticipation for more come February 22.