The Modern Day Cleopatra: Sneak Peek at IGIGI’s Pre-Fall Collection

By on August 6, 2011
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This week I posted about two gorgeous new tops from IGIGI, the Analee and the Malena ruffle tops, both of which make excellent choices for fun Summer plus size tops, and both let curvy girls wear one shoulder style and still wear a bra!

Today I wanted to give you all a sneak peek into IGIGI’s Pre-Fall Collection, which was launched this week. In fact IGIGI also launched the video below to showcase a little preview of their brand new designs, which will be added to their online store throughout August, as part of their Pre-Fall Collection. From this fun video, which features the gorgeous plus model Sarah Slick, we can tell that Yuliya Raquel’s latest designs have been inspired by ancient Egypt and are truly fit for the modern day plus size queen!

I’ll leave you to enjoy the video below, but first wanted to let you know that the very first piece from the Pre-Fall Collection is now on sale at, the amazing and versatile Ivana Tunic.

Here are details from the official release announcing IGIG’s superb Pre-Fall Collection…

Award-winning American designer brand IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel this week unveils The Modern Day Cleopatra pre-Fall collection in sizes 12-32 available now at Inspired by one of the most beautiful, charming, and powerful women in history, this collection is designed to infuse a bit of the fantasy and exotic opulence of ancient Egypt into our everyday modern lives. A colorful and engaging behind the scenes video from the collection photo shoot makes the perfect watch for the fashion enthusiast who appreciates the creative process as well as the final product.

“I have been mesmerized by ancient Egypt since I was a child, and I have always dreamed of creating a collection based on my travels through ancient Egypt. I am so happy to have finally fulfilled that dream,” said Yuliya Raquel, Head Designer and Founder. “I was channeling Cleopatra’s femininity, her sense of style, and her love of luxury and jewels. My goal is to celebrate the powerful and unapologetic women of today with contemporary designs that provide luxurious and opulent glamour.”

Modern Day Cleopatra consists of casual-to-evening dresses and separates in lightweight georgette and wispy chiffon in the season’s hottest animal and abstract floral prints adorned with lavish, hand-beaded ancient Egyptian inspired embellishments with a modern twist. Asymmetric cuts and draping provide for a flattering fit while the use of gold lame lining under some of the chiffons creates a subtle yet luxurious shimmer. Versatile pieces provide for multiple styling options like cinching at the waist or wearing them drop-waisted. Prices range from $85 to $195

About IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel
Headquartered in San Francisco, Ca, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel was founded in 2000 with a mission to transform the world’s view of beauty by providing full-figured women with fashion-forward, quality, and well-fitting clothes that would help express their beauty. Collections are designed in-house and produced locally through independent San Francisco Bay Area contractors. IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel has been featured in major fashion and life style magazines like Marie Claire, The Oprah Magazine, People StyleWatch, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, and Essence, and it has been a favorite among celebrities such as Nikki Blonsky, Kim Coles, KayCee Stroh, Jill Scott, Kelly Price, and Gabourey Sidibe. IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel collections are available online at and select boutiques worldwide. IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel was honored with the Best Plus Fashion Retailer of the Year award (Full Figured Fashion Week, June, 2010), and made Internet Retailer’s Top Hot 100 list (December, 2010), and recently received Critics’ Choice Best Plus Designer Award (March, 2011).

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