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SHOPPING NEWS: Ideeli Launches TAHARI Arthur S Levine Shop & New Promo!

By now, the lauded September issues of all your favorite fashion magazines should be arriving in the mail. My local postman, Lou, says he’s been hitting the weights all summer in preparation for the “bibles”: coming from the likes of Vogue and In Style. The arrival of these style guides signal the change in the fashion seasons and herald the arrival of pre-fall– a season that lives on the fashion and retail calendars that celebrates the transition from summer to fall with the arrival of all the must-have boots, jackets and handbags to help build the perfect closet. 

Ideeli wants to get in on all the pre-fall celebration too. TODAY ONLY, Ideeli will be helping  curvy fashionphiles build the perfect wardrobe with a fabulous promotion:

SPEND $85 AND GET $15 OFF YOUR PURCHASE

SPEND $125 AND GET $25 OFF YOUR PURCHASE

Not bad right? Especially since the online shopping destination is adding some amazing new brands to their plus size shop ever week. This week, Ideeli is hosting a special brand event for  TAHARI Arthur S. Levine which launches today with some beautiful graphic prints– perfect for this season’s wardrobe revamp. Here’s a fave of mine from the brand’s new plus shop.

TAHARI ARTHUR S. LEVINE Natural/ Black Plus Long Sleeve Keyhole Print Dress with Tie Belt $69.99

But TAHARI Arthur S. Levine isn’t the only brand on sale today. Ideeli knows that when building the perfect wardrobe, one must also have the basics (classics and accent pieces to build on)– tops, bottoms and dresses. So to help in this arduous (but super fun task), Ideeli has added some amazingly chic pieces from Miraclebody, Philosophy, Lafayette 148, Marina Rinaldi, Seven7 and more to today’s big sale as well! 

Here are my pics from today’s sale!

MARINA RINALDI Fuchsia Sleeveless Side Pleated Sheath Dress  $299.99

MARINA RINALDI
Fuchsia Sleeveless Side Pleated Sheath Dress $299.99

MARINA RINALDI Black Plus Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Pant $69.99

MARINA RINALDI Black Plus Mid-Rise Skinny Leg Pant $69.99

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JESSICA SIMPSON Jet Black Oscar Drape Short  $29.99

JESSICA SIMPSON
Jet Black Oscar Drape Short $29.99

MSK Black Plus Asymmetrical Neckline Dress  $29.99

MSK
Black Plus Asymmetrical Neckline Dress $29.99

 

ANN NAHARI LAUNCHES LINGERIE BRAND; CHRISTINA MENDEZ CHOSEN AS THE FACE OF THE DEBUT COLLECTION

Ann Nahari, the California-based luxury plus size fashion brand, recently launched a new lingerie division under the name Ann Nahari Intimates. The full figured fashion house teamed with famed plus model Christina Mendez as the face of the new division.

As with its ready-to-wear collection, Ann Nahari Intimates is designed by Sumiyyah Rasheed. 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.” 

After testing the collection with a small market in the southern California area to rave reviews, Sumiyyah decided to roll out the lingerie collection, which was designed to complement the ready-to-wear collection for the brand.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the debut collection..

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SHOPPING EVENT: #NYCurvyCloset sponsored by Simply Be

SHOPPING EVENT:  #NYCurvyCloset sponsored by Simply Be

One of the UK’s best loved plus brands is teaming up with some of the curvy world’s favorite bloggers to bring you an exclusive shopping event….#NYCurvyCloset.

Come out and some of your favorite plus size personalities at this amazing event catering to sizes 10-28.

Shop clothing, accessories, shoes and lavish in some awesome giveaways. EVERYTHING IS UNDER $50!

Open to the public but register for early admission! http://nycurvycloset.eventbrite.com

See you there!

BREAKING NEWS….eloquii by The Limited is being phased out!

A little over a year ago, the plus size fashion world was all a buzz with the launch of eloquii, a fashion forward plus line by The Limited. Featuring accessories to outerwear and everything in between, eloquii sought to bring looks from the catwalk to the full figured fashionista without sacrificing fit and quality. They gladly showcased their collections in beautifully shot campaigns with some of the industry’s top models including Tara Lynn and Kaela Humphries.

eloquii looks

Just moments ago, on their official Facebook page, eloquii announced that the brand was being phased out in a open letter to their fans.

 

A Special Message to our Fans

For more than a year, eloquii has served you by delivering quality, must-have fashion in sizes that highlight your confident curves. In return, you have given us great feedback about how we can better serve you. 

We look forward to offering you new fashion at www.eloquii.com through the summer. However, after a year’s test at market, we have decided to phase out eloquii and we have begun discussions with others who have expressed an interest in the future of the brand and/or its products. 

Thank you so much for your support and for your feedback as we developed and refined eloquii over the last year. We recognize that eloquii plays an important role in our fans’ lives and look forward to better serving our clients in the future.

So sad to see a line with so much promise go.

 

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SAVE THE DATE: Full Figured Fashion Week 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Full Figured Fashion Week 2013

The next Full Figured Fashion Week will be June 17th through the 22nd, 2013 in New York City. Mark your calendars!

In the meantime, be on the look out for Gwen DeVoe and her team. They’re coming to a city near you to cast next year’s runway stars!

Visit http://www.fffweek.com for more info.

Gemini Magazine to get a new look

Tamara:

Gemini Magazine to interview plus model fave, Christina Mendez.

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Photo Credits:
Stylist: Spry Lee Scott
Makeup Artist: Tara Taylor
Hair Stylist: Aliza Williams
Photographer: Lucas Pictures
Picture Editor: Poetic Image

Ok, so what–we are a little bias when it comes to Christina Mendez. It could be her candidness during an interview, or it could be her 24/7 grind–we aren’t sure which, but anyway you slice it we just love her.

If it seemed like she had been missing in action, you can attribute that to her new bundle of joy, Cailey Christine. Although, being a mom for the second time around did not stop her for long. Three months after the birth of her baby girl, Christina hit the ground running with high-profile features on Good Morning America and Rachael Ray modeling for Modern Family’s star Sofia Vergara’s Kmart Fashion segment, BET’s Rip the Runway, New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week, Rocawear.com, Qristyl Frazier’s…

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Full Figured Fashion Week™ 2012 Schedule is Out!

I am so excited that the Curvy Socialite was chosen to be a member of The Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™ 2012!

This year FFFWeek™ will be held in New York City from June 13-16! You can view the schedule and purchase tickets at fffweek.com!