Archive for February, 2007

    Queen Latifah Graces the Red Carpet in Style

    Queen Latifah might not have been in the limelight among the nominees, at The 2007 Academy Awards, however she did rule the red carpet in her ever impeccable style.

    The Queen ruled all the curves on the red carpet last night, wearing a body hugging Carmen Marc Valvo gown. Sticking to classic, chic and elegant black, Queen Latifah definitely chose a winner dress. The horizontal, silky lines helped accentuate the right curves, whilst the V-neckline gave the dress a sexy yet still sophisticated twist. The wide sash below the bust worked wonders I think, as giving her full figured body more definition. I liked how the Queen kept it simple with accessories. She chose a matching, chic little black purse, which had just a hint of sparkle. The look was topped off with stylish earrings, a great bracelet, and a very sexy hairstyle.

    The Queen reigns yet again.

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    Posted by Sarah - February 26, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Categories: Oscars - Academy Awards Fashion, Queen Latifah News   Tags:

    Big Handsome Man Wins the Big Oscar

    My hunch, or shall I say, my preference was right! Last night Forest Whitaker walked away with the little golden statue… The Oscar. Whitaker was names Best Actor in a leading role. I was rooting for Whitaker all the way! Although all the other men who were nominated are of course very talented, I was happy Whitaker walked away with the award as his performance as Idi Amin was impeccable.

    I had previously watched several documentaries of Idi Amin, which also portrayed the actual man in various interviews and footage, and I thought Whitaker’s performance in ‘The Last King of Scotland‘ was spot on. Besides the movie being, of course, a very through provoking and soul shaking movie.

    A little bit about the movie, ‘The Last King Of Scotland‘:

    An idealistic Scottish doctor working in Uganda unexpectedly finds himself selected by the nation’s dictator, Idi Amin, to serve as his personal physician. As young Nicholas Garrigan succumbs to the seductive extravagances of palace life, he also becomes an eyewitness to the horrors and brutality of Amin’s regime.

    Well done!

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    Posted by Sarah - February 26, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Categories: Big Handsome Men, Oscars - Academy Awards Fashion   Tags:

    Taking at Look at Curves on The Oscars’ Red Carpet

    Kathy Bates at the OscarsWithout a doubt the eye of the world, or at least the media world and film buffs today, will be on The Academy Awards Ceremony… also known as The Oscars. A number of great films and artists are competing today, and I cannot wait to know for instance whether Forest Whitaker will walk away with the Best Actor in a Leading Role award, and whether Happy Feet will walk away with the Best Animated Feature Film award.

    In the meantime I thought it would be a good idea to take a walk down memory lane and look at some of the best dressed curves that have graced the red carpet at The Oscars in the past few years.

    Kathy Bates is one of my idols. She is am artist full of passion, grace and style. She wears her age with proud and sophistication, and she looks damn good! She was definitely look fabulous in this silk mousseline chiffon gown, designed by Eric Gaskins, which was paired up with a cranberry duchesse satin opera coat. Simply plus size and simply gorgeous.

    Whoppi Goldberg at the OscarsPerhaps curvy might not necessarily be the first thing you think of when you mention Whoppi Goldberg. However in this rich and regal black ensemble the lady was rockin’ the show. A black satin gown, matched up with a velvet overcoat which was designed by Donna Karan, simply screamed out elegance and made Whoppi a curvy icon on the night.

    A petite, but still very curvy, Imelda Staunton blew me away with her excellent performance in Vera Drake. That is one film I will remember for a very long time. I aImelda Staunton at the Oscarsm sure this stunning dress will remain unforgettable to Imelda as well! She strutted her stuff on the red carpet wearing a teal design by John Bright.

    After having taken a look at three of the most unforgettable and best dressed plus size women to have graced the red carpet on The Oscars night, I’m very eager to watch this year’s event unfold, as well as see what fashion will grace the red carpet this year!

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    Posted by Sarah - February 25, 2007 at 9:19 pm

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    Can Fat People be Happy?

    I’m sure regular readers of this blog will be shocked by this post title, or better question! How dare I pose such a question? Well it’s the topic that is raising a lot of discussion over at Big Fat Deal. Anne’s post yesterday pointed to an article which appeared in the Daily Mail yesterday entitled “Why you can never be fat and happy“.

    Her descriptions of the way fat people, although occupying a great deal of physical space, actually become ‘invisible’ – to the shop assistants who stare through them to the men who pretend you don’t exist – made me realise that the best thing I ever did to lose weight and keep it off was to stop beating myself up about it.

    But there’s more…

    It shouldn’t – but fat demeans you, even in your own eyes…I was already divorced, but it is at this stage that many people turn away from their partner, and turn instead to the fridge. Outside my family, the closest relationship I had was with a packet of Hobnobs.

    When you’re fat, you dread getting dressed in the mornings because you hate all your fat clothes, and you dread going to bed at night feeling a failure because you’ve eaten a Malteser.

    Although I have to admit that the article is quite realistic, in the sense that feeling and attitude do hit home. It’s what many overweight people experience and go through due to society’s stereotypes.

    But that does not mean that one should succumb to these stereotypes and plainly rule out that fat people cannot be happy just because society decided this is so. It’s a matter of turning these thoughts around, and instead of succumbing, learning to love and accept yourself the way you are. Being fat and happy is possible. It is not an easy ride, it’s a constant struggle sometimes I admit, but I know and also know a lot of other plus size people who are happy about their body shape.

    Also, in light of all the hot debates that have been going on about skinny models on the runway and role models for teenagers, to me it seems very unprofessional to publish an article with such a demeaning title.

    One step forward. Three steps backwards.

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    Posted by Sarah - February 23, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    Categories: Plus Size Issues & Size Acceptance   Tags:

    Retro and Modern Prints for Figure Flattering Swimsuits

    If you’re on vacation, of just strolling around on the beach, the last think you want to be worrying about is whether your curvy bits and love hands look their best in the swimsuit you’re wearing. You’d rather be thinking about what the next cocktail you’re going to get is going to be, don’t you agree?

    Therefore I’m sure you agree that picking a flattering swimsuits is essential, so you can worry about things other than your back end. Swimsuits For All have lauched a new collection of figure and curve flattering swimsuits which you must take a look at. These plus size swimsuits work double-time so you can forget your nine-to-five and just dive in the pool (or the ocean)!

    Swimsuits For All have got all the right details and all the best technology to make is look our most beautiful, and to draw attention to our gorgeous curves without letting any slight flaws get in the way. Here pictured are two of my favorites, though many more are available, so do check them out.

    Once you have your figure flattering swimsuit at hand, all you’ll need to complete the look is a bit of waterproof mascara, a beach read in the one hand, and some kind of fruity concoction in the other.

    Remember Swimsuits For All are currently giving away a free beach bag with every purchase, and you can also get 10% off your order by using coupon code PASAZZ.

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    Posted by Sarah - February 5, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Categories: Plus Size Fashion Tips, Plus Size Swimsuits Style, Plus Size Swimwear Style   Tags:

    Making Sense of Your Closet

    I’m currently in the process of moving house, the actual move should be happening around early April, but obviously the preparations for the move have already started. One of the things I have been thinking about, which I would like to make happen in my new apartment, is the re-organization of my closet.

    Currently my closet is a maze. I have many items there which I barely wear, some which I constantly wear, and some other items which are reserved for special occasions. Then there are those surprise items: those items of clothing which have gotten deeply buried in the closet you don’t see them for months, and then when you’re in the process of searching for an item, there they are to surprise you. My usual reaction to this is, “Oh my! I had totally forgotten about you!”.

    Obviously this is not a healthy closet situation at all. Many a time dressing up turns into a very stressful situation when I cannot find the items I have in mind. So it is of utmost importance that I lay some closet organization rules in my apartment! Or better, train myself at better closet re-organization.

    Whilst looking around online for some tips and tricks to help me achieve this, I came across a very interesting e-book which I had to share with you all. This e-book, written by Carol Foster, is called ‘The Marker Method’ and it is a sensible, step-by-step approach to organizing your closets and drawers piece by piece, in just minutes per day. This is exactly what I was looking for! This free to download e-book helps you identify the pieces that form your actual wardrobe, and divide and conquer the rest, to achieve closet heaven.

    This e-book is a great start to successful wardrobe planning! So if like me, you’re a little bit dis-organized when it comes to your closet management and need some tips, download ‘The Marker Method’ today. It’s free and quick!

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    Posted by Sarah - February 3, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    Categories: Closet Management, Plus Size Fashion Tips   Tags: