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WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks

SplitScreen Entertainment announces the release of its uniquely-themed tribute album, “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks.” A musical homage to the big, beautiful women who make the rockin’ world go ’round, “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE” will feature all-new recordings of popular songs praising the fuller female figure, originally made famous by some of the biggest names in rock and pop music. These anthems to abundance will be performed by renowned rock & rollers from yesterday and today, along with a select few rising stars. In direct opposition to the “no fat chicks” mantra espoused by some, “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE” will be a star-studded celebration of large and lovely ladies.

Starting off the salute with a regal flourish is Queen’s arena rock classic “Fat Bottomed Girls,” sung by Phil Lewis of Hollywood warhorse L.A. Guns. A favorite song from his youth in the UK, Phil lends an appropriately British flair to this beloved ode to the amply endowed derriere. The track was arranged and produced by Paul LaPlaca (Chris Caffrey, The Great Kat, Zandelle), who also contributes lead and rhythm guitar. Keeping the beat is drummer extraordinaire John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot, TNT), with bass provided by Joey Bones and additional guitars by Robert Sadowski. A sample of the song is now available at the official “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE” MySpace page.

“There is much to be said for those exquisite women who are built for comfort, rather than speed,” professes Phil Lewis. “Skinny little spinners have never done it for me. They were always too boney for my particular taste. Let’s hear it for the plush princesses who are confident in their curves! You truly do make my rockin’ world go ’round.”

“‘WHOLE LOTTA LOVE’ is something of a dream project for me,” adds SplitScreen Entertainment founder A.J. Confessore, “combining two of my favorite things into one milestone effort. A rock & roll tribute to the ample beauty of the plus-sized woman is an idea I’ve been tinkering with for most of my adult years. I’m therefore overjoyed to have the support of such noteworthy rockers in at last giving life to this unlikely notion.”

Additional artists and track listings will be announced as they are confirmed. “WHOLE LOTTA LOVE: An All-Star Salute To Fat Chicks” is scheduled for an August 31, 2010 release and is now available for pre-order directly from SplitScreen Entertainment. The first 500 pre-orders will receive a free instant digital download of “Fat Bottomed Girls” and a surprise bonus item upon delivery of the album. Further details can be found at the SplitScreen Entertainment website.

For for information you can alkso contact A.J. Confessore on 212-946-1547 and on . Launches New Website

Leading online retailer of plus size swimwear, swimsuit cover-ups, sexy lingerie and active wear, Always For Me has announced the debut of its new website celebrating their 10 year anniversary.

In honor of their 10 year anniversary Always For Me has created a fresh new look for their website. AlwaysForMe ’s founder, Susan K Barone, reports that “The new website provides a fun and convenient shopping experience. Women around the globe know they can count on Always For Me for trendy figure flattering plus size clothing at affordable prices.” Always For Me is a great place to find the newest trends in plus size swimsuits, resort wear, sexy lingerie and activewear – year round. Here are some of the great new features you will find at

•    Bold new magazine like photography and graphics highlight this season’s latest trends in plus size swimwear and swimsuit cover ups. “At Always For Me we are committed to showcasing all of our plus size fashions including bathing suits and lingerie on beautiful woman with “real” curves.” says Barone.

•    Shopping at Always For Me is easy with navigate links at the top of each page that take you directly to the styles and products you are looking for. You can shop for beautiful designer plus size swimwear from renowned manufacturers like Always For Me, Carol Wior, Christina, Delta Burke, Fantasize, Miraclesuit or Speedo. Or you can browse all of the plus size apparel that Always For Me offers sorted by body type or style.

•    Always For Me has expanded its product descriptions and added multiple product views, so you can be confident your purchase will be exactly what you are looking for.

•    The new product zoom feature to gives you an up-close look at all the flattering style details that Always For Me plus size swimwear and cover ups have to offer.

•    Finding your best fit is easier than ever with a clickable size chart on every product page.

•    In a hurry – use Always For Me ’s Quick view shopping for your favorite plus size fashions

•    “Based on valuable customer feedback , AlwaysForMe designs its own collections of plus swim wear and cover ups that translate the latest trends for the curvy woman with special attention to comfort and control. ” says founder and president, Susan Barone. “We love to hear from our customers and have them to take part in defining the direction of our plus size clothing lines. To expand that dialog Always For Me now has a presence on Facebook and Twitter.” Be the first to hear about new arrivals and trends by following AlwaysForMe on Facebook and Twitter

•    Want to see Always For Me’s designer favorites – check out the Featured items.

•    Always For Me knows that shopping is more fun with friends so they have made it easier. Find a great style you like – share it with a friend via email, or your Facebook or Twitter page

•    Always For Me has also added videos of their best selling swimsuits and cover ups highlighting the fit and features of each product.

Always For Me has long been known for offering plus size women the latest trends in swim wear styles. The ability to translate the features of the 2010 season is showcased in their new website design, as well. “What makes our website different is we specialize in fashion forward plus size clothing. You don’t have to settle for the limited selection department stores offer. At you get the trendy styling of today’s fashions and the Always For Me quality and fit we are known for,” says Barone. Summer is almost here and now is a great time to shop for the best of the season’s plus size swimsuit and cover up fashions from

My Plus Size Clothing Picks – May 12, 2010

  • Nighty-Night
  • Talk about improvisation and creativity! See how this curvy blogger from ‘Frocks and Frou Frou’ customized a dress she received from Dorothy Perking, to add a bit more zing to it. Gives a lot of food for though; when receiving an ordered item and it isn’t really what you expect, try and thing of way how you can make it wearable!

  • 1K Giveaway: LucieLu Gift Cards for Facebook Fans!
  • LucieLu is giving away two $50 gift cards at The Big Girl Blog. Find out how you can participate, for a chance to win.

  • Kylanita and Co Dans Glamour !
  • This is Kylanita’s blog, one of the fatshionistas featured in the June issue of French Glamour magazine. Check out her gorgeousness and super style.

  • Casual day in the city
  • I am loving Jessica’s accessories in her latest post, from her new blog. Love the mix of gorgeous shoes, funky ring, and a necklace with a touch of chic pearls. She is definitely rocking it!

My Plus Size Clothing Picks – May 11, 2010

  • Hats, Hats, Hats
  • Are you into hats? I didn’t think I was, but after seeing this gorgeous collection of very chic and unique hats, I think I might be a hat girl!

  • *Plus size* models protest Australian *Fashion* Week «
  • An issue which has cropped up in many articles today is the fact that Australia’s Fashion Week was not that plus size friendly, and with reason plus size models complained and protested.

  • Is Hollywood really ready for a *plus size* leading lady?
  • Interesting article from Alaina L. Lewis who explores the issue of full figured models, and their acceptance in Hollywood. Among many actresses she highlights Queen Latfiah’s career and new movie ‘Just Wright’ which will open in theaters this Friday.

My Plus Size Clothing Picks – May 10, 2010

  • Plain Jane?
  • May 10, 2010
    – Gabi of 'Young, Fat, & Fabulous' describes this outfit at plain… and I seriously have to disagree! I describe it as tres chic! Love the blazer and the acid wash jeans.

  • *Plus*-*Size* WOMEN Featured In June's Glamour (PHOTOS)
  • May 10, 2010
    – The June issue of French Glamour features real plus size women, not models. Women like you and me, and they look gorgeous. Finally, more real women being represented in fashion magazines. Well done Glamour! Merci indeed!

  • The man who champions curvy models
  • May 10, 2010
    – Times Online carries an article about Gary Dakin, the man who runs the plus-size division of Ford Models, and who has been working to give plus size beauty the exposure it needs.

  • Beyond Runway
  • May 10, 2010
    – This week the Columbia Tribune has carried an article featuring Qristyl Frazier, the creator of ‘Project Runway’ and plus size fashion designer. She talks about what it means for her to have been named the Best Plus Designer for the Full Figured Fashion Week Industry Awards, as well as talks about the future in her career.

The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style Vol. 1 Goes to Print

Curvy Girls Guide To Style Vol. 1Chastity Garner writer of the blog The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style has been very busy at work these day. Besides dedicating her time to posting great items at her blog, she has been busy writing an entire bookl based on her blog.

The book entitled ‘The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style Vol. 1‘ is a fashionista’s guide to having fabuluous style at any size, and guess what, it has just gone into print now!

You can pre-order the book right away, which will officially be released on 1st May, 2010 and will be available for purchase at Amazon, The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style (the blog) or directly from Garner Style. I’ve already booked my copy!

Big congrats to Chastity for this great achievement, and I wish her immense success with her book.

Emme to Host FFFWeek’s Finale Showcase 2010

Full Figured Fashion Week has announced that Emme Aronson will host this year’s finale showcase, being held on Saturday, 19th June, 2010.

Most recently recognized as the host of the popular plus size dating reality television show, “More to Love”, Emme is a plus size supermodel, clothing designer, author, and pioneer for positive body imagery and self esteem. She is also the Founder of the National Eating Disorders Foundation.

Monif C to Hold Shopping Event in London, UK

Exciting news for UK fatshionistas. Monif C will soon cross over to the other side of the pond to hold a shopping event in London, UK!

You heard right ladies, Monif C is coming to jolly ole’ England sometime this month for a trunk show! If you would you like to come shop with Monif C, them email using the words ‘London Shopping Event’ in the subject line. Exact dates haven’t been confirmed yet but we’ll update you once we have more info.

Pasazz Nominated for Plus Blog of the Year Award

It is such an honour for me to announce today that Pasazz has been nominated for the Plus Blog of the Year Award part of the Full Figured Fashion Week Awards, 2010.

Voting is now open! So you can head on here to vote. I would be very grateful if you could show your support to Pasazz, and vote for me!

Almost 8 years ago I created Pasazz to be a top resource for plus size women, and what a wonderful journey it has been so far. It’s so exciting to be nominated among leading blogs in the plus size scene. Thanks to all my readers for your continued support and feedback!

Tara Lynn: Plus Size Cover Girl

Plus Size Tall blog has today published a very interesting post focusing on Tara Lynn, a gorgeous and sexy plus size model.

Tara has gained immense popularity this year after having been featured in a controversial and much debated photo shoot celebrating real women within V Magazine back in January. Furthermore she was also featured on the cover of the French Elle magazine, in an issuue which they dedicated to plus size beauty.

A lot of interesting points were raised by Elli in one of her latest blog posts. Head on over there to read the full post and also have your say!

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