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Check out this article from cocoandcreme.com  about some FABULOUS Plus-Size designers. Although the article entitled “Top Plus-Size Fashion Designers” does list several fantastic designers, I am shocked to see they neglected to add Yuliya Raquel of Igigi.com. I have rocked several of her designs personally. I have to say they are comfortable, sexy, and very flattering. I’m not the only one. Others who have worn her wears include Jill Scott and Nikki Blonsky.

However out of the designers listed one my personal favorites is Tennille White! This sista’s designs have been gracing Chicago streets for a while and after seeing her gorgeous frocks on BET’sRip the Runway 2011″ I was begging for more. Also featured is Monif C. She is definitely a veteran on the plus-size fashion scene and her swimwear this season is simply gorgeous. I mean, stop-and-stare gorgeous. So I hope you all with check out all the designers sites, (I definitely did!) and pick up a few items for yourself.

Happy Shopping,



Today I stumbled upon the following article on cocoandcreme.com. I found it interesting and thought you would too. Here is a snippet from the article. Check out the entire article here → Big Girls, Confidence and Shame (Full Article)

Check it out.


Big Girls, Confidence and Shame

by  Chelsey Wilkins

This past spring break, a couple of friends and I decided to spend a week where the weather is warm and the streets are buzzing, a place called South Beach Miami.

As someone who has always battled with her weight, my preparation for my vacation became extensive. I was in the gym everyday for hours trying to create a body to compete with the beauty queens, video models, and the other perfect beings I envisioned would be laid out on the sand. After weeks of workouts and dieting, I felt great. I was genuinely proud of my transformation. Yet, I still wasn’t sure if I was beach ready.

When I touched down in Miami, I was enthralled. I was ready for the wild and reckless adventures that would define my Spring Break.

First destination, the beach!

My excitement quickly turned into uncertainty, was the world ready for my “beach body”? With immense hesitation, I reached for the only one-piece bathing suit I packed, and quickly covered myself with my sheer floral print sarong. It was then that I felt ready and confident to reveal myself to other spring-breakers.

As I walked along the beach, my visions became reality. The women were perfect. There were skinny girls, models, and beautiful women in their bikinis. Thank God I brought my cover-up. As I continued to walk further along the beach, the images changed. There were big girls in bathing suits.

I must admit, at first I was shocked. Many of these women walked around as if they owned the world in their two-piece bathing suits, unafraid to let it all hang out. Bumps, lumps, and curves were exposed. Wow, they have no shame…


Above everything else Chelsey says in the article, I am mostly interested in the questions that she raises.

“Are these women really confident or is it something else? Is their confidence really a lack of shame in their current size? Better yet, is it ok to be ashamed of certain attributes, or should we be proud of it all?”

Personally after reading the entire article I’m not sure were I stand on the issue, but I was hoping that you all would give me some feedback.

What do you think? 


I know what you’re thinking: it’s too early to even think about the fall; after all it’s only May…BUT I was snooping around the internet today and stumbled upon this…OSP’s (OneStopPlus.com) Fall 2011 Collection!

:~D <– Excited FACE!

Now, I vowed not to go shopping crazy since I’m in a transitional phase with my weight but these gorgeous frocks (Purple Trench Coat Dress!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!) seriously had me considering emptying my bank account. Check it out below. I’d love to hear what you think of this coming season’s fashions from OSP. I was/am a HUGE fan of the OPS Spring Show. (Video posted below.) It felt light, airy, fresh, flowing and full of tranquility. In direct contrast the OSP’s Fall 2011 Collection is rich, dark, entrancing, and sultry…very city chic. (BTW, Sultrous Garden is the prefect title for this collection.) I hate to say this but it felt very Twilight-y. (For all you Twi-hards out there you’ll get the reference.) Although this writer isn’t sure the over all collection will appeal to the average consumer, I think any fashion minded plus-size woman would gladly strut her stuff in any of these pieces. Where the collection’s unveiling lacks variety in model size and shape, which is definitely problematic when it comes to plus size clothing, it does make up with a certain “je ne sais quoi.” With its sophisticated mystery and pulsating bass driven music this collection’s preview delivers in a very real way the idea that the viewer can, only  if she wears any of the pieces in the collection, also be a voluptuous sultry kitten on the prowl.


Spring Preview video: (Collection is on onestopplus.com)

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