Archive for March, 2007

    A Fantastic Fat Rant

    I noticed this YouTube video posted by JJ on For Big Girls Only, and now I also see it featured in the latest Svoboda e-newsletter.

    This fat rant, that’s what it is plain and simple, has been produced and out up on YouTube by Joy Nash and it is simple fantastic.

    Joy is straight to the point, blunt and yet funny in her video. Might I add she looks gorgeous as well (and I love the jacket she’s wearing, very stylish! Where did you get that from Joy? =D)

    This video should serve as a big wake up call to all the curvy and beautiful women out there who, as Joy puts it, are putting their lives on hold just because they think their weight is in the way. Start living now. Embrace your fat, your curves and love yourself!

    Thanks Joy!

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    Posted by Sarah - March 23, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    Categories: Plus Size Issues & Size Acceptance, Tune Into Tuesdays   Tags:

    Curvy Lakisha Jones Wearing Missphit on American Idol

    I have to be honest, I do not have much time on my hands to watch a lot of TV. But every now and again I do like to curl up on the couch, with a nice cup of tea, some biscuits and watch some good TV. More often than not I end up watching some reality show, I have to admit I am a sucker for them!

    Although I must say one show I haven’t been following is American Idol, however I will start following this show after getting to know about the great talent that’s being showcased. I was even more intrigued when I got to know about Lakisha Jones, a beautiful plus size woman with one hell of a voice, who is a contestant in American Idol.

    I managed to catch up on the whole American Idol show, and Lakisha’s performances so far, by browsing around online and watching some clips here and there. I must say I am impressed! Lakisha has an amazing voice, carries herself with great pride and style, and totally rocks the stage when she performs. It’s great to have such a positive role model for young girls around the world participate in such a popular show.

    I was very happy, and also surprised (in a very positive way), to notice that in one of her recent performances Lakisha was wearing the very stylish and sexy Diva Halter top from Missphit. This halter top comes in red and cream, vibrant colors that go very well on Lakisha, and a style which hugs her curves in the right way. She definitely looks very stylish wearing it.

    It’s excellent to see Missphit plus size clothing line increasing popularity, and being worn in the most prestigious of occasions! You might recall that Missphit had recently also been featured in an article within Latina Magazine. I wonder what other great stuff is in store for Missphit.

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    Posted by Sarah - March 16, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Categories: American Idol News, Lakisha Jones News, Missphit News, Plus Size in the News   Tags:

    Monif C. on BET’s Rip the Runway Tonight!

    Ladies, tonight make sure you watch BET’s Rip the Runway 2007, as plus size fashions designed by Monif C. are going to be featured on the show! Monif C. is in fact going to be the only plus size designer showcased on the show.

    What’s more, it’s good to note that Monif C. have added new convertible dress colors and a new two-tone convertible dress, which is still being offered at the reduced price of $165!

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    Posted by Sarah - March 14, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    Categories: BET Rip The Runway, Plus Size Fashion Designers News, Plus Size in the News   Tags:

    Missphit Featured on Everybody Hates Chris

    As we have been noticing recently, plus size fashion and designers are increasingly being featured in leading magazines and TV shows. Missphit has recently been featured in a popular TV series ‘Everybody Hates Chris’. In episode 3, of season 2, a Missphit plus size top is seen worn by a cute, full figured woman. Way to go Missphit!

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    Posted by Sarah - March 12, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    Categories: Plus Size in the News   Tags:

    Top 5 Fitness Tips for Plus Size Women

    Everybody should exercise – not matter their shape or dress size. This fact should be common knowledge and should be brought about by a motivation to lead a healthy life. Taking care of our bodies should be a top priority and part of this includes regular exercise.

    Many people attribute exercising or a having a fitness regime with a desire to lose weight. But that isn’t necessarily so, and shouldn’t be! If that was so, plus size people who are happy with their weight wouldn’t need to exercise, because they wouldn’t want to lose any weight. Though they should exercise, as the primary aim of exercise is to get the body moving and increase health and wellness!

    Exercising and keeping fit however, needs to be done in a careful and thoughtful manner. Some precautions needs to be taken, and some things needs to be kept in mind. For this reason I’ve drawn up 5 essentials fitness tips plus size women (and men!) should keep in mind to ensure a great workout and fitness regime.

    Here’s a sneak peak, if you’re too lazy to read the whole article!

    1. Exercise a few times a week
    2. Be creative!
    3. Keep hydrated
    4. Think comfort
    5. Start and finish the right way

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    Posted by Sarah - March 6, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Categories: Plus Size Health & Fitness, Plus Size Issues & Size Acceptance   Tags:

    Sydney’s Closet Walk the Red Carpet

    Curvy fashion is increasingly being showcased in the media, and I was glad to see that two elegant evening gown from Sydney’s Closet appeared on the red carpet when the TODAY Show showcased formal dresses for special nights in the lives of plus size women.

    This segment proved that even if you’re not up for any Academy Award you can still have your own personal red carpet moment.

    “We threw Oscar a curve,’’ Catherine Schuller, stylist to the stars, told TODAY show anchor Natalie Morales when the segment aired on the eve of the 79th Academy Awards.

    Catherine showcased two dresses from Sydney’s Closet: “Sea Goddess”, a Sydney’s Closet Exclusive design in red satin, and “Moulin Rouge”, a dramatic strapless evening gown in crimson with high-low hem and lace up back.

    I think it is very positive that plus size fashion is being given such prominent exposure on TV, especially on such special and popular times, as that of the Academy Awards.

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    Posted by Sarah - March 1, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    Categories: Oscars - Academy Awards Fashion, Plus Size in the News   Tags:

    Elisabeth to Close: Transitions to, a well known brand providing woman and petite fashion in sizes 14 to 24, has now transitioned to Plus size customers needs will still be satisfied at the collection will now be offered within the ‘Liz Claiborne Woman’ line on

    Past brand carried by, which include Sigrid Olsen Woman, Emma James Woman and Elisabeth brands, will be offered at great sale prices on the clearance site, Therefore customers can continue shopping on, for a limited time only.

    Although I must say it is sad to see closing it’s doors, I urge plus size ladies to take advantage of this opportunity to pick up some beautiful curvy fashion styles at clearance prices, before they’re all gone!

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    Posted by Sarah - March 1, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Categories: Plus Size Clothing Coupons, Discounts & Sales, Plus Size Clothing News & Updates, Plus Size Clothing Stores News, Plus Size in the News   Tags: