Starting off this week’s Fashion Friday is the Ekineyo Crayon Print Crop Top and Matching Peplum Skirt. The top goes for $58 and the skirt is $138.
Then we have blogger Elann Zelie, who has created the perfect tutu for curves with her Pretty in Pink Tutu which is currently on sale for $75.
Got a white party to attend? Make an entrance in this HEIRESS WHITE LOW BACK MAXI DRESS BY KAMI SHADE. It retails for $184 and could easily be worn also as a bride’s reception gown.
It’s summer time & that means its swimsuit season! I love that NaKIMuli makes clothing for ALL sizes! This sexy bathing suit doesn’t disappoint so all my ladies can slay at the beach or pool.
Lastly, a girl has to eat right? Well, I live in Williamsburg & one of my favorite spots to eat & drink at is Sweet Science! The food is scrumptious & affordable. The staff is friendly so it feels like an episode of “Cheers”. They offer lunch & dinner during the week with brunch on the weekends. Two of my favorites are the BLT with chipotle mayo & the Catfish sandwich with broccoli rabe’.
My girl, Naomi Campbell, who some dub me as her twin for the plus community, has just landed a new mag cover. Fresh off from celebrating her 44th Birthday, and STILL looking fab I might add, Ms. Campbell graces the June 2014 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam. The feature is a pictorial called “Le Look Du Jour.”
I love LOVE! I also love weddings, luxury, fashion and opulence so I was totally here for the European KimYe wedding this past weekend. Kim looked flawless as expected and yes Kanye smiled finally. Here’s what E! news reported about their nuptials this weekend. Kim looks flawless in a white, Givenchy Haute Couture lace gown and a long silk veil during the ceremony, while Kanye was fitted in a custom Givenchy tuxedo. Kris and Bruce Jenner also gave speeches at the reception. John Legend serenaded the lovebirds with “All of Me” for their first dance.
To see the road to Kim and Kanye’s wedding—from Los Angeles to Paris to Italy—tune in to the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, premiering Sunday, June 8, on E!. And tune in to E! News tonight at 7 & 11:30 pm for more Kimye.
Photo Credit E!
So today I’m sharing some of the upcoming plus-size events & news coming up within the next month.First up are my girls Shaina Harrison and Essie Golden’s Brooklyn Nights event on June 19th at 7:30pm at Tacu Tacu lounge . It will be a night filled with music, food, bad singing, AND drinks! Experience our city with us! Free signature Brooklyn treats with each goodie bag.
Also mark your calendars for the curvy event of the year, Full Figured Fashion Week June 16th -21st in NYC
Did you read this great article on plus-size representation on TV by Essie Golden who served as a guest blogger for Marie Denee “The Curvy Fashionista”? This is a must read!
Last but not least don’t forget about my Life of a Working Model Bootcamp June 22nd in NYC. The class is only $100 till June 15th and is inclusive of my seminar along with a runway class & industry panel discussion.
Right on the heels of “Elevatorgate” this week, Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z have just released a promo video for their upcoming tour “On the Run”. With a Bonnie and Clyde theme, Jay and Bey are a gun-toting couple and the 3 1/2 minute clip has cameos from Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhal, Rashida and Kidada Jones and more. I’m so hyped that I already have my tickets and can’t wait for what is to be the hottest concert of the summer. Do you have your tickets yet?
Sharing some of my favorite things from this week!
Rue 107 recently debuted a new collection. Their items have been spotted on celebs such as Amber Rose and Joseline Hernandez. I’m loving the Hello Kitty, Ice Cream and Polka Dot themes. The Mid-Summer Star 2 piece outfit stood out to me! It can be purchased HERE
Now is the time to get your summer sandal game tight and Ami Clubwear has you covered. Checkout these fab Strappy Open Toe T-Strap Heels for only $41.99. I love the gold embellishment.
If you’re looking for a head-turning dress for your next party to attend, then look no further than this Gold Square Bodycon Dress from Society of Chic. It is on sale for $58 and comes in sizes S-L.
I’m in love with anything that has a cross on it since my last name is Crosse. So if jewelry is what you’re in need of, rapper Rasheeda who has an online boutique called “I’m Bossy” has these adorable Large Cross & Hoop Earrings for $29.99.
Lastly I love a well dressed man. Yes, a well tailored suit is a turn-on in my book! Alexander Nash has got my guys covered! I love his traditional suits as well as when he plays with unconventional prints! Supermodel Tyson Beckford is a true supporter of his brand. Did you see him recently on the red-carpet looking dapper in this Alexander Nash blue suit? Let Alexander upgrade you HERE
Sharing some of my favorites things from this week!
Sophia Webster premiered her collection in 2013 after working as design assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood. Her shoes have been seen on many celebrities. I love her Mila shoe. I’m excitde because the thigh high version in in production now. Both of these are super sexy and will add the oomph to any outfit.
This Sheek Shat Holy Body Chain is a summer staple. You can wear this in the front or back. Its 24K gold plated and has an adjustable Swarovski crystal chain.
Giuseppe Giuseppe Giuseppe! He knows his way to a women’s heart. These sandals are calling my name. I love the color because it’s universal. It goes with everything.
Ashley Graham looks smoking hot on the June cover of Elle Québec. Her smile is just as stunning just like her bikini. So proud to see Ashley in all her curvy glory on the cover of a major magazine! It’s a step forward for all plus models and plus women. Baby steps still equal forward motion.
Best dressed goes to Karolina Kurkova.
Next up is Rihanna who served up heavenly curves in all white.
Queen Mother Naomi gave me life looking like a 21year old in Givenchy.
Charlize Theron never disappoints!
Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds
Joan Smalls is just breathtaking pairing this beautiful dress with Ruthie Davis heels.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Olivier Rousteing
Chanel Iman and ASAP Rocky
I wasn’t drunk in love with Beyoncé’s dress this year but her and Jay-Z get “best moment”! When she lost her ring on the red carpet, he playfully put it back on her as a proposal!
Photo Credit: Getty Images
This past weekend in NY at Union Square, I attended the #BringBackOurGirls #RockACrownFor234. It was inspiring to see how a young woman with a small idea did a post on Facebook for people to come out and support which birthed into this. There were men and women of different races, religious backgrounds and areas who all came out to show solidarity for the girls affected by this tragedy in Nigeria. What struck me while I was there was that we have NO NAMES for any of these girls missing. The coordinator for the rally was able to get 1 name of the girls but that’s all she had. Here in the USA, when the tragedy struck at Sandy Hook Elementary, we knew the kids’ names so quickly. Two weeks have gone by and we only have 1 name?? How much does the Nigerian government really care?? We need their names to make this not a nameless and faceless cause. Also it’s now being reported that over 270 girls are actually missing because it was over 300 captured. Sad just sad. I will continue to pray for these girls every day for their safe return. BRING BACK OUR GIRLS! For more information check CNN or BBC news. Also for more info on the rally, go to www.Facebook.com/RockACrownFor234
This week I noticed a post on plus supermodel Denise Bidot’s Instagram page. She spoke about how excited she was to finally be in Target stores because it was a company that she wanted to work for, for quite some time. I see Denise modeling all over the world these days! But to see her excitement about this reminded me how we all have goals and sometimes it doesn’t come immediately but if we keep at it, it can happen! To all my models out there, keep pushing, & don’t stop believing!