Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Plus Size store Fashion to Figure recently released a sneak preview of their summer 2011 collection to online viewers last week so I feel it's only right to share. What I love the most about this store is that are always on target in terms of trends and very affordable.  Styling the shoot was one of my favorite curvy girls, Gabi Gregg, who you may know for her amazing blog Young fat & fabulous or as MTV's TJ. I love these looks, can't wait to see more! Enjoy!


I have always thought of Queen Latifah as a well-dressed full figured woman. She knows how to dress her curves and always steps out fabulously. With poor representations of curvaceous woman like Gabby Sibide, it's great to see Latifah still holding down the big girls in a positive way.
The Chicago actress/entertainer is set to release a clothing and handbag line on August 27th via HSN and tells People Magazine, "I'm so excited about it. This is something that I have wanted to do for a long time." Just in time for the fall season, the collection will include all kinds of stylish items from dresses to pocketbooks to clip on extensions! yes, I said extensions! Although the line will cater mainly to the larger woman, Queen Latifah does not want it to be referred to as a Plus Size line. She tells Woman's Wear Daily,
“It is a word we need to bury at this point … I wanted to make something size two and up,” she said. “The truth is, we all would like to wear the same clothes. We all want to wear beautiful, fly clothes no matter what size you are, and so for me it was important to match with a company that understood and respected that ideal.”
Preview Pics:

Monday, May 23, 2011


My last post which briefly recapped my most and least favorite outfits from sunday night's Billboard Awards featured Rihanna wearing an all white Max Azaria pantsuit which I absolutely adored! Being that I was obsessed, I had to do a Plus Size Remix of the outfit. I've paired it with rose gold accessories, nude platform heels and a red satchel because I'm sure most of you don't have Rhi Rhi's flaming red hair but I loved how the color popped against the all white. Hope you love it as much as I do!


As we all know, the billboard awards were on last night and it was actually quite entertaining. From Rihanna's sensual performance of "S&M" to Beyonce's electrifying "Run the World (Girls)" performance and hubby shoutout ♥, there was much to talk about.. or in my case tweet about! (Follow me @TheJuicyJournal) Check out some of my favorite looks from last night.. the cute and the questionable.

Rhi Rhi in Max Azria White Pantsuit
I loved this outfit on Rihanna.. I thought it was so chic and very spring 2011! Paired with those red bottom nude heels, plunging neck line and fiery red hair, she is certainly making a statement *finger snap*
Kelly Rowland in Herve Ledger bandage dress

Saturday, May 14, 2011


This week in the plus size fashion world has regrettably been a sad one with the loss of model, actress, Plus Model Magazine Creative Editor-at-Large and TV producer, Mia Amber Davis.  36-year old Davis passed away from a blood clot associated with a recent knee surgery she underwent to correct a college basketball injury. Best known for her work with Ashley Stewart, the face of Jill Scott's Butterfly Bra line and her cameo in the movie "Road Trip", Mia has left behind her husband and an endless number of family and friends. Beautiful on the inside and out, Mia was an industry leader who always encouraged and supported those trying to make it in the fashion world being full figured by connecting them with others and sharing her own journey of success.  
In a 2009 interview with CNN to discuss obesity in America, 6', 300 lb Davis firmly stated, "If you are gay, you can 'play' straight. If you are a certain religion, you can 'play' another religion. You can't hide the fact that you're overweight and nor do we want to. I'm proud of the way I look, I'm proud of my body. I'm proud of all of my friends and the hard work that we do to maintain our curves."

In a statement for The Huffington Post, Editor Madeline Jones had this to say: "Davis was a wonderful wife, caring daughter and loyal friend who will be missed dearly. The PLUS Model Magazine family is deeply saddened by the loss of our sister and want to thank our readers for their support and prayers. Our June issue will feature Mia on the cover as a very special tribute to our angel."

Mia, we thank you for your influence, your beautiful smile, style and selflessness. Even though you've only graced this Earth for a little while, your presence will always be unforgettable. RIP.


Friday, May 13, 2011


Although Beyonce's new video has been pushed back, that hasn't stopped the video from being the talk of the town. The shoes shown above are what Bey will be wearing in the Run the World (Girls) video set to release soon! I'm not sure how I feel about these shoes yet but I do know that I prefer the Glam girl Beyonce, not this trying-to-keep-up, new found edgy Bey. What do you think? Def.. or Def Not?

See Video Tease below:


I know I haven't done a nail polish post in a while, reason being that I recently took the acrylic tips off of my nails and they look atrocious. Selfish I know, forgive me haha.
Today I went for a pedicure and while staring at my collection of polish and deciding whether I wanted to use my own color or one from the salon, I had an epiphany; Most of my nail polish is OPI. Don't get me wrong, I love looking at my nail polish and seeing the uniformity of all the OPI tops ( psycho.. im already aware). I know that I am not alone in this and many of my friends ONLY purchase OPI nail polish. I'm not so strict, occasionally buying other brands if I'm in a rush and don't have time to run to the mall. I can't help feeling like I have fallen into this box of the brands highly publicized by magazines (ie. OPI, Essie)  and encourage us all to break out and experiment! After all, it's just nail polish ...let's not discriminate!

  • China Glaze
  • Orly
  • Zoya
  • Revlon
  • CND Creative
  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • MAC
  • NARS
  • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure


Sunday, May 8, 2011


Christina Aguilera and Son Max
Keisha Cole & Daniel

Sandra Bullock and baby Louis

June Ambrose and daughter Summer

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga Jr.

Kourtney Kardashian and Mason Dash

Solange & Julez
Lala & Kiyan

Halle Berry & Nahla

Best Mom of all.. Mine!
Happy Mother's Day to all!