Jo Ann Jenkins +Lynnette Khalfani-Cox; Black Herstory
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Jo Ann Jenkins +Lynnette Khalfani-Cox; Black Herstory

I am celebrating black history month with a profile of two power-house curvy Black women, doing their thing as educators, activists and best-selling authors. AARP CEO, Jo Ann Jenkins and Financial expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox. Both ladies are confident, smart, powerful and most importantly using their successful brands to empower others. It might be a little shocking … Continue reading

Repost: Danielle Brooks – Brand Ambassador, Lane Bryant
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Repost: Danielle Brooks – Brand Ambassador, Lane Bryant

It was announced last year that designer Christian Siriano was debuting a collection exclusively for plus-size women thru retailer Lane Bryant. Well the collection drops this month and the first pics, thanks to People Magazine, have me gagging all over it. “It was fun to be surrounded by all these sexy men holding my dress … Continue reading

Curvy Swaggerette – Gabrielle Fequiere – TJ Maxx Commercial
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Curvy Swaggerette – Gabrielle Fequiere – TJ Maxx Commercial

Meet Gabrielle Fequiere aka youtube fashionista “Gabrielle The Guru”. She’s a beautiful and confident Diva featured in the latest national commercial for TJ Maxx. The singer/songwriter can add actress/model to her list of accomplishments. Her bright smile and confident personality is one of the many reasons I like the TJ Maxx campaign so much. *photo via youtube.com … Continue reading

Denise Bidot: Plus-Size Model on Modeling and Motherhood : People.com
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Denise Bidot: Plus-Size Model on Modeling and Motherhood : People.com

“I didn’t want to compromise who I was and what I believed in for an industry,” Bidot tells PEOPLE “When the clothes change, the women change,” she says. “They start feeling more confident and then all of a sudden, people start seeing them differently. It’s been a really, really cool thing to see from the … Continue reading

CurvyWellness: Good News, Bad News – Ashley Graham’s Sports Illustrated cover
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CurvyWellness: Good News, Bad News – Ashley Graham’s Sports Illustrated cover

Here’s the good news…for the first time ever Sports Illustrated has a gorgeous Curvy model (Ashley Graham) on its cover with curvy athlete Ronda Rousey inside! The bad news is a former SI covergirl (Cheryl Tiegs) feels the need to complain about it. #whenwillwomenstophatingoneachother. Whenever the status quo gets a smack down, it’s won’t go quietly. Work … Continue reading

Curvy Repost: Plus-size clothing: the real women behind the revolution
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Curvy Repost: Plus-size clothing: the real women behind the revolution

Yes and thank you! Finally curves are being represented more and more. It’s not about curvy women versus standard sized women, it’s about ALL women being represented in fashion and our culture as equals. Check out this article from Yahoo News! By Kaye Foley Women come in all shapes and sizes. And the fashion world … Continue reading

The Curvy Divas of Pitch Perfect 2 – Rebel Wilson + Ester Dean
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The Curvy Divas of Pitch Perfect 2 – Rebel Wilson + Ester Dean

Funny lady Elizabeth Banks directed the successful comedy/musical Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. In honor of the blue ray release of Pitch Perfect 2 I am celebrating two Swaggerettes – Rebel Wilson and Ester Dean. Rebel Wilson What a perfect name for this fearless curvy powerhouse actress. Funny, confident and owns her swagger outright. Maybe it’s … Continue reading