Inside Out

Inside Out

I went to see Inside Out over the weekend, the new Disney and Pixar movie that is being applauded by so many as extraordinary. And there were moments where my eyes welled up and I got sad at the loss of innocence and the pain of being a child. The challenge for me, however, was getting passed what I perceived as stereotypes.

FFFWeek + The CurvyCon

Last week was the most empowering week of my life! It was FFFW (Full Figured Fashion Week), including informative forums, great individual exhibits, and an extraordinary fashion show on saturday night. There was also CurvyCon, so much fun because it was open to bloggers and the public so the feedback was unbelievable.
Cherie Collection

Cherie Collection

You know that expression about how good things are worth the wait? Well, it really is true if we're talking about the new Cherie Collection on fullbeauty.com. The perfect transitional all-season fashion, her fabulous pieces hit every trend for summer and take you right into fall with layering capabilities.
FFFW

FFFW

You know when you have just a great day? Well, this is going to be a great week! It is Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFW) and there are extraordinary events all week long. An amazing launch party, a forum and panels on the industry, fashion shows...it has everything.

Lace

Yesterday was the first day to hit 90 degrees and I got a taste of what the next few months will feel like. Sure, 90 and sunny is great if you’re (a) in air conditioning or (b) in a pool, but in real life, it’s not so much fun. That’s why I love lace…it’s like a little portable air conditioner for the body that allows air to get through your clothes.
What Do You Think?

What Do You Think?

Other than blogging, my passion is doing fullbeauty magazine and our second issue just went up online at fullbeauty.com. It is 88 pages of gorgeous clothes and relevant information, but your opinion is more important than mine. So a favor…will you look at it and let me know what you think?

It’s Still Booming

So, for those who think the millennials have taken over the world, think again...the boomers are still booming! And all you need to warrant a cover is be uncharacteristically gorgeous for your age, be clearly interesting in redefining gender or, like U2, just continue to be great at what you do. I think I may have to opt for the third choice. Fortunately, there are fashion companies who recognize this reality and offer great clothes for all ages. I'm lucky enough to blog and shop at one of the best... fullbeauty.com.

How Far?

For those of us old enough to remember when leggings were called “fat pants” and maxis were called mumus, we know that fashion has changed far more than the perceptions of plus size from the non-plus world. I watch early morning TV and every day the promos for Dr. Oz seem to be about how to lose weight…what happened to healthy? When we stop being shocked by a plus size woman on the cover of magazines, we will know that we have made it to simply normal. What really has changed is the fashion we can buy and the way we perceive ourselves. In celebration of that evolution, maybe summer is the time to take some risks. If you have not done any of the following, or not done it within the past 5 years, it’s time to get, as Patti LaBelle would say, “A New Attitude”!

Bonjour

Bonjour! Yes, you're in the right place and I am so excited to be blogging from Paris. My sister-in-law and I decided to cash in points and got our flights and our hotel for free...okay, $90 in taxes but that's as close to free as Paris could possibly get. Shopping? While I did go a little crazy on handbags and jewelry, I do miss a country where the clothes actually fit me. Most stores carry up to a size 44, which is a size 12 on a good day. None of the shoes came in wider widths. I did not purchase one piece of clothing...not one! When I get back, I can buy some Taillissime so I can get the clothes to match the bags.