Friday, September 30, 2011


It's been a long time since I've done a 'Juicy Finds' post, but with the weather cooling down, I figured what better time. At this time of year, when the temperature seems to be playing double dutch going back and forth.. I start my shopping online for fall and winter coats, and scarves, and earmuffs.. and shoes haha. Check out my latest Juicy Finds!

Juicy Finds: Outerwear

Saturday, September 17, 2011


If you have not yet started watching TLC's newest hit show, Big Sexy.. I have to ask, what in the world are you waiting for? The only thing I hate about this show is that I didn't come up with the idea myself.. I could be making lots of money right now haha. The show takes place in New York City and follows 5 ladies who are part of the fashion industry and love their curves. It's pretty refreshing to see a show on tv that doesn't talk about plus size women trying to lose weight (ie. One Big Happy Family, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Fit Club). Not all curvy women want to be slim..healthy maybe, slim?! No; I'm just glad a show came around that embraces the plus size woman and showcases what life is like for us when it comes to dating, health, shopping, careers, etc. Producers of the show say: 

Weight bias is notoriously rampant in their chosen industries, and it is their mission to prove that a bigger girl – the girl that most Americans can relate to — can break the mold and change the fashion and cultural norms that have restricted and rejected them for so long.”

The show comes on TLC every Tuesday at 10pm Eastern time.  Tune in, you won't be disappointed!!


New York Fashion Week always brings out the stars. It was no surprise to me that Angela Simmons was on the scene; we all know she is a long time lover of fashion (can't wait for her line to drop.. I love her style). When I saw this picture of Ms. Simmons near Lincoln Center, I knew I had to do a plus size remix. Love the coral and blue combo! and the snakeprint bag?! :: sigh:: I wish hahah. Check out my curvy girl version below!
Angela Simmons Plus Size Remix


Last week in NYC, September 8th to the 15th marked one of fashion's most glorious events, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2012. Designers from the likes of Michael Khors and Herves Leger, to Rebecca Minkoff (♥ her handbags), Betsey Johnson and Tory Burch (who made her Fashion Week runway show debut) showed off their latest designs. As expected, celebs were photoed out and about in their best, front row center at the event's shows. I'm sure we can all agree that the person who stuck out the most this week was *in unison* NICKI MINAJ

Nicki at Oscar De La Renta Spring 2012
I don't hate this outfit.. minus the animal winter hat, and I might even love it if there was a change of shoes. 

Nicki Minaj is most often found in the fashion worst column of most fashion mags and on Joan River's Fashion Police show on E! but sometimes I think she is just misunderstood. Now, don't get me wrong. This in no way means that I love all of her looks, as some of them are way over my head. I'm just saying, I understand. Nicki and artists like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have pretty much changed the game of how an artist is defined, taking it from an average person with talent to a completely animated character. With an alias of 'the Harajuku Barbie', how can Nicki Minaj NOT dress this way? Japanese Harajuku culture is all about bright colors, mismatching, dressing funky and pretty much doing what you want. So I'm saying... if Lady Gaga can dress up in raw meat and walk through central park with 24 inch latex heels and be called creative, why can't we cut Nicki Minaj some slack?!

Harajuku Barbie at Prabal Gurung
This outfit was one of my favorites! I feel it really embodied Nicki's Harajuku style.

Nicki Minaj  at Carolina Herrera Spring 2012
 There was a lot of buzz surrounding this outfit choice from Nicki Minaj for Carolina Herrera's spring runway show. Many speculate she copied from one of Jessica Rodger's pieces..the two pieces do have the same color concept and the puff ball stuff but it's clearly two different things. One is a top, the other is a dress. I'm taking Nicki's side on this one.