As always, I was excited to get the latest issue of Essence magazine with Regina King on the cover and as I flipped through I came across Toccara’s exclusive interview with Tina Knowles (Beyonce’s Mom) as she discussed her new line Miss Tina which is a plus size friendly line that can be find exclusively at Walmart. I think it was so necessary for Tina do bring this line to Walmart so that curvy woman can have affordable and fashionable selections when shopping for their own size. I also like how it’s not just plus size women, she has sizes for everyone!
I’m loving the jumpsuit Toccara has on!
The Miss Tina line ranges from dresses, casual wear, swimsuits, jeans, and more. I checked out the line for myself and there are a few pieces that I could pull off as well as my mother.
You can find Miss Tina exclusively at Walmart stores or online at www.walmart.com
I have always loved to window shop in Saks Fifth Avenue knowing good and well that I could barely fit their sizes, but those days are over because they will soon be adding plus size womens wear with designer labels like Chanel and Dolce & Gabanna. This fall, Saks in Manhattan, NY will be previewing their fall collections with sizes up to 20. Although these piece will be available there will definitely be no bargains but I am so glad that plus size is on the come up. Fashion are finally realizing that the “normal” sizes are what makes your market.
With a little inspiration from my fellow voluptuous diva, Tara Haskins I introduce to you “Full Figured Fashion Week” where the most elite plus-size, curvy, voluptuous models, fashion designers and inspired sponsors gather RIGHT NOW in NYC for a week of fashion. FFF Week, sponsored by Sonsi (www.sonsi.com) is hosted by plus-size model, icon, author, and founder of The Body Image Council (BIC) Emme.
As we all know I love to look into the up and coming designers during fashion weeks worldwide and I picked out a few of my favorites. Well Known and new to the industry, these designers make the full figured woman more beautiful then she already is.
I absolutely love Monif Clarke of Monif C. fashion line because it represents the more glamour and diva side of me. She specializes in contemporary clothing from swimsuits to party dresses. I almost tried to get my sexy bathing suit for Miami from her but things didn’t quite work out, she’s elite!
Qristyl Frazier Designs is from the designer from season 6 of Project Runway, Qristyl Frazier. Her pieces are very tasteful and neatly put together for the sassy career woman. I find her jumpers to very sexy and appealing on full figured women. Her designers were featured on BET Rip the Runway as well as in Essence Magazine.
I appreciate this 2nd annual event specifically for full figured women because I too have worked in the fashion industry through Torrid Clothing and find it such an uplifting community where woman of curves who are stylish and model-esque can come together and celebrate our fabulousity. For more information on schedule, sponsors, tickets, and events visit www.fffweek.com
I couldn’t keep this a secret from you any longer! I was recently put on by my cousin and Aunt to “Isha Couture” a fashion boutique catering to the vuluptous and full figured women. It’s not so often you find clothes fit for plus size women that aren’t so out-dated and ugly. This small boutigue in Oakland stands out amongst many, with its selected items in shoes, dresses, jeans, accesssories, and more for reasonable prices. From sizes XL- 5X Isha Couture is designed to meet every curvy woman’s needs. Established in 2006, Isha Couture is located at 2569 MacAuthur Blvd, in Oakland California; open weds.-sat 11-7 pm. Whenever I would be home from school, I made sure to stop and get my party outfits with here. Take a look at some of her selections and don’t worry, if you are not local you can always stop by the online store www.ishacouture.com
Also Isha Couture features a Beauty Bar where you can get makeup as well as an authentic Couture Hair Collection featuring Malaysian and and Indian Hair.
Make sure you keep up with Isha Couture for new arrivals and items: