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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.

Originally posted on :

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!

Tara Lynn for Torrid

Plus Model Tara Lynn for Torrid
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Plus model super star Tara Lynn graces the pages of full figured retailer’s, Torrid, new lookbook.

Featuring the season’s hottest trends (sheer, crochet, maxi dresses, prints and more….), the Spring lookbook for Torrid is packed with must have items for the curvy fashionista’s closet.

Kaela Humphries for Eloquii

Tamara:

Congrats to Kaela Humphries on the Eloquii shoot– just 30 days after signing to Ford!

Originally posted on Style News - StyleWatch - People.com:

Kaela Humphries Model Pictures
Courtesy eloquii

That was fast! Just one month after landing a modeling contract with FORD Models’ FORD +, Kaela Humphries is starring in her first campaign, for The Limited’s new plus-size line, eloquii.

“It’s been really great,” Humphries tells PEOPLE. “The line is really fashion forward, the clothes fit and they look amazing. It’s been a really good experience.”

Humphries, older sis to Kris, had dabbled in modeling before last month, but only got serious about the industry recently. “I wasn’t ever like, ‘I’m going to be a model,'” she recalls. “I was a medical sales rep until last month.”

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COVER GIRL ALERT: Asia Mone’t on the cover of the April Issue of Goddess Magazine

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Curvy girl extraordinaire and CS friend, Asia Mone’t is the cover girl for the April issue of Goddess Magazine. Doesn’t she look gorgeous?????

NAAFA Plus-Size Fashion Design Scholarship

Repost from http://www.fashionschooldaily.com

The NAAFA is holding their annual Plus-Size Fashion Design Scholarship competition. They ask that students design and submit drawings of three plus-size (Women’s 16 – 32) fashions along with a short essay (750 words or less) explaining the thought behind their design and why it is unique, and be sure to include your approach and interest in designing for the plus-size fashion industry. The winning submission will receive a $1,000 scholarship, to be awarded at the NAAFA Conferencebeing held in San Francisco on August 4, 2012.

Interested applicants must sign up here, and submit one PDF document that includes their three designs, proof of enrollment, and the brief essay. The application deadline is July 1, 2012.

Good luck!