October 31, 2009
October 30, 2009
Actress Kim Coles is pictured on the red carpet as she arrives for the BET Hip Hop Awards, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Atlanta.
Take a look at Torrid's YouTube Channel as they display new fashion trends...
October 29, 2009
Jennifer Hudson on getting her figure back after having David Jr….
“I’m still working on it,” the Oscar winner said, adding that she walks 45 minutes to an hour every day. “I’m eating right, exercising, cutting sugar out of my diet. That’s pretty much it, and walking every day, making sure I do some kind of exercise.”
October 26, 2009
October 25, 2009
October 24, 2009
Why do designers typically refuse to design for sizes above 10? This question is not meant to be confrontational; I’ve just always wondered about this. Is it simply a prejudice? Wouldn’t it be a good business decision? I can understand not wanting to start a stand-alone plus-size line, but what about extending sizes to 14/16? We have money, too! —Daphne L. Scott, Chicago
We do offer larger sizes at Versace, but I take your point. I certainly wouldn’t want to do a plus-size line, as I have no problem with women of any size wearing my clothes. I guess some styles lend themselves to being scaled up, while some others just don’t work. Sometimes it can depend on the specific piece.
So she doesn't want to make larger dresses, but if larger women want to buy her clothes she will gladly take their money. In a genuinely shocking revelation, when asked who she would work for if not Versace she replied, "What if we made very sexy and glamorous Gap? That would be a fun challenge." Hopefully Patrick Robinson will keep her away. The Gap may have its own set of problems, but making the jeans tighter, possibly studded, is not the solution.
October 23, 2009
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 23, 2009 @ 6:00 PM
Love Your Body Day Launch Party
O Bar Restaurant & Lounge
8279 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
***** For dinner reservations call 323-822-3300*****
Please note reservations are not reqiured to attend, only for dinner
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 24, 2009 @ 12:00 PM
Love Your Body Day
12:00 - 4:00 pm
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Vendors - Entertainment - "Real Women" Fashion Show
Free Fitness & Wellness Classes
PLUS Model Magazine model search (see flyer for more details below)
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 24, 2009 @ 8:00 PM
Cathy Lewis Universal Comedy presents:
The Love Your Body Day Comedy Show
Doors Open: 8:00pm Showtime: 8:30pm
The World Famous Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Admission: $10.00 (pay at door)
21 and over
2 drink minimum
SUNDAY - OCTOBER 25, 2009 @ 11:00 AM
Body Image Panel Discussion:
Maintaining a Positive Body Image in "Hollywood" and Defying Unrealistic Expectations
Panelist share their personal and professional experiences with eating
disorders, body image issues, and size discrimination. Discussion will
include personal stories and resources for support and how to take action.
Pacific Design Center - Conference Center
8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Reception Immediately Following
Moderator: Chenese Lewis -Hollywood NOW Love Your Body Chairperson
Lisa Ann Walter - executive producer and a judge of Oxygen’s new dance/weight loss competition series Dance Your Ass Off.
Tomiko Fraser - supermodel who was the first African-American model to score a major cosmetics contract with Maybelline New York.
Lindsay Hollister- actress whose television credits include "Boston Public", "Nip/Tuck", "My Name is Earl", and in films such as "Get Smart"
Nancy Redd - New York Times bestselling author of Body Drama. Nancy also serves as a self-esteem advisor to FITNESS magazine.
Kristen Haglund- actress and Miss America 2008. Founder of The Kristen Haglund Foundation to provide aid for those seeking support from eating disorders.
Jess Weiner- author, Global Ambassador for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund, and monthly body image columnist for Seventeen Magazine.
For more information visit http://www.loveyourbodyday.com
October 20, 2009
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October 19, 2009
October 16, 2009
Two weeks ago, Banks talked about her weight loss with CNN's Larry King:
"When I told the world to kiss my fat a--, I remained that size for two years. I maintained it with my ice cream and my salad with ranch dressing and croutons and bacon bits."
Tyra also explained to Larry how she got the idea and motivation to lose the weight -- she started a weight-loss challenge with her "America's Next Top Model" staff members:
"We were sitting around a table and kind of trash talking," Banks said. "And decided to do this challenge because we all love food. I trash talked so much where I had to win -- and I did."
Read more of this article from Yahoo's Thread at (http://tinyurl.com/yh4ux7d)
October 15, 2009
With a philosophy of "Never let your Curves define your Style - Let your Style define your Curves." Marie Denee sure has accomplished that motto with her online boutique. Marie Denee is an upscale contemporary online boutique that offers today's fashion forward, curvy, confident, and chic plus size woman.
The online boutique carries piece from many top designers from the plus-size community. Consumers can find quality pieces from top plus size designers like Gayla Bentley, Kingley & Posh, Embody Denim by Natalie Wakeling, Melissa Masse, David Kahn Jeanswear, BGU and Amanda Uprichard, Oola Lingerie, Marie Melodie and many more!
Personally, I like the chic look of the boutique, and some of the items that I saw while browsing the website! I love that the models had curves, so you could get a feel for how the items will look on a woman with real curves!!!
Check out my favorites from the boutique...
October 14, 2009
In response to a popular German magazine that banned thin models from its pages in favour of "real women", Largerfeld said that those who criticised models for looking bony or anorexic were fat " chip-eating", jealous mummies. "No one wants to see curvy women," he was quoted as saying on the website of news magazine Focus.
"You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly." The world of fashion was about "dreams and illusions", he said, dismissing as "absurd" the debate prompted by Brigitte magazine which said it would no longer feature professional models on its pages.
Lagerfeld, who has subjected himself to a rigorous slimming schedule, described the magazine's decision as absurd and said it had fallen victim to overweight women. The 71-year-old designer added: "Nobody wants to see a round woman."
October 13, 2009
This year marks the fourth year of the event and it has grown to an entire weekend of festivities. Including a launch party, comedy show, and panel discussion!
Visit the event website (www.loveyourbodyday.com) for more information and for the latest updates!
Hello Kitty has been named as ambassador for this year’s "Pink Ribbon Festival", an event for breast cancer. As such, a portion of the proceedings of the Hello Kitty line with the pink ribbon will go to the Japan Cancer Society’s "Smile Fund".
The pink ribbon is known globally as the logo for the early detection of breast cancer and serves as a symbol for enlightenment.
Hello Kitty is just popping up continuously for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hello Kitty once again supports Pink Ribbon Cancer Awareness this time in the USA with her Hello Kitty "Care to be Aware" T-Shirt from Torrid. A portion of the proceeds go to cancer research.
October 12, 2009
October 09, 2009
Circle of Promise, joins more than 25,000 participants, including 1,600
breast cancer survivors, at the Susan G. Komen New York City Race
for the Cure in Central Park on September 13, 2009. The 5K run/walk
event’s goal was to raise more than $6 million for breast cancer research
and community outreach programs.
In 2005 R&B legend Patti LaBelle had a breast-cancer scare, but didn’t tell anyone in her family about it. LaBelle announced the surprise news at Denise Rich’s biannual Angel Ball for Cancer Research. Since then the star has been actively involved with breast cancer awareness organizations like the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Co-Anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and a breast cancer survivor, was on hand for the Stand Up To Cancer event at the Kodak Theatre on September 5, 2008, in Hollywood, California.
Actor and breast cancer survivor speaks at the Sixth Annual Take-A-Hike to benefit breast cancer research on October 13, 2001, in Agoura, California.