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Alight to Add 900 Hot Plus Size Fashions

Alight is definitely among our readers’ favorite stores list! We get a lot of good feedback from visitors about this online store, and I’m sure the fact that Alight provides such a wide variety of plus size clothing, helps get on curvy ladies’ good books.

A lot of you will therefore be very excited to hear that Alight has just launched a new product catalog, which is will be rolling out online batch by batch within the next few weeks. Alight’s new product catalog has over 900 of the hottest plus size fashion. Yep you read right that’s 900! Talk about expanding plus size women’s clothing choices.

The product catalog will be updated once a week, adding hot new fashions forward. You can already take a look at some of the items includes in Alight’s new product catalog in their ‘What’s New?‘ section. Do give it a peek, it’s chock a block with stylish and fresh fashions for full figured ladies.

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.

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!

Full Figured & Fabulous Comes to Charlotte, NC

DeVoe Signature Events and Bella Donna Designs in association with Na’arah International is proud to bring Charlotte, NC the Full Figured & Fabulous Runway Model Competition and Plus Size Fashion Show on Saturday, March 31, 2007.

The fashion show will include the the collections of Bella Donna Designs, Voluptuous Woman Company, Alisina & Co, Monif C Plus Sizes and the Scarlett Boutique.

This event will be held at the Blake Hotel located in beautiful downtown Charlotte, NC. Doors open at 6:00pm for exhibitor/vendor displays and shopping. Competition starts at 7:00pm. General admission $25.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at

The Voluptuous Woman Company will be featured with other designers in a fabulous fashion show and sample sale. A great event, definitely not to be missed if you are located in the area! Visit for more information.

Winning Curves at the Academy Awards

Besides being very happy that Whitaker walked away a winner last night at The Academy Awards, I saw even more happy to hear that our beloved Jennifer Hudson walked away with one of those little golden statuettes as well! Jennifer won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Effie White in ‘Dreamgirls‘. In the movie, Effie White is a talented singer whose weight leads her manager and lover to relegate her to a back-up role in her singing group.

I am so so happy for Jennifer! And besides her winning, she looked absolutely stunning last night in a brown Oscar de la Renta gown. The chosen shades of brown blended in greatly with Jennifer and her make up, hairstyle and accessories topped everything off. Jennifer’s gown fit her like a dream, and the jewels from Fresh Leighton definitely were the cherries on the cake!

Well done Jennifer, you have proven that curves can definitely go a long was, and are worth gold! Survey – Win $100 Gift Certificate, an online community that aims to:

promote the positive image of Big Beautiful Women of Color by featuring content (i.e. articles, poetry, photos, etc.) of an informative, entertaining, and inspiring nature, created specifically with the Big Beautiful Woman of Color in mind.

is currently holding a reader’s survey. They are planning some major changes for 2007, which we are all very excited about! In order to ensure the direction they take is indeed what their readers are looking for, are holding a survey to gather all your thoughts and suggestions. The survey only takes around five minutes to complete, and one lucky person will win a $100 Gift Certificate from one of the following stores: Lane Bryant, IGIGI, Kiyonna or Avenue. The choice is yours. Help out by filling our their survey. I already have!

About a Curvy Blogging Year

I have been blogging for almost a year now, and so far it has been a very rewarding and satisfying experience. Over this past year The Plus Size Clothing Scoop has, among other things, enabled me to meet a lot of like minded people in the curvy blogosphere.

Recently I had the pleasure to get to know the bloggers behind a fresh and brand new plus size focused blog: About Curves The Blog. A blog which has just been launched on Valentine’s Day, it groups up a team of bloggers, who plan on sharing their thoughts, experiences, rants and raves, always from a plus size perspective.

I have the pleasure, and honor, to have been chosen to be a part of the team of bloggers behind the About Curves Blog. Do read my posts over at About Curves, and ensure you bookmark this new and exciting blog!

Girls Night Out Parties by VWC

The Voluptuous Woman Company is celebrating 10 Voluptuous Years in 2007. It is so exciting to see a company which is always promoting a positive image of plus size women be so successful and remain operating in a grand way for such a long time! The Voluptuous Woman Company consistently promotes a positive image of larger women through fashion, networking events, seminars, etc.

A new addition to the services offered by The Voluptuous Woman Company has just been announced: Parties by VWC. If you are interested in learning more about this new and exciting service, or if you would like to schedule a party for your girlfriends feel free to email The Voluptuous Woman Company at .

How About Curves?

Every day I’m surprised by the multitude of choice plus size women have available to them nowadays. Perhaps the online market is much for plus size friendly than brick and mortar stores?

Although I’m aware and familiar with my plus size specialized stores, everyday I come across new stores, which offer something unique and different to any other store I was aware of.

Yesterday I came across what looks like another excellent source of plus size lingerie and intimate wear – Although I still have to try out the ‘full customer experience’ with, I can immediately tell they have something good going on!

The website navigation is very user friendly, and I love how all the models used are actually all plus sized and so normal looking, and I don’t mean that in a negative way mind you! They are all very beautiful. I just want to point out how refreshing it is that plus size stores actually used plus size women to model their items. It makes it so much more of a pleasant shopping experience, and it goes to show that the people responsible for went that extra step to ensure the market they are targeting will feel comfortable and at home whilst browsing around. Well done indeed!

IGIGI's Spring Collection Preview

IGIGI new Spring collection is just around the corner. From what I’ve heard, this new collection is bound to be IGIGI’s hottest, therefore ladies we have something to look forward to, and I am sure IGIGI will not let us down!

This weekend we’ve been given a sneak peek into the new Spring collection, which gives us a small taste of the good things to come. IGIGI has launched a limited edition Spring dress: the Circle Print Wrap Dress. In this limited edition print, this dress screams out class and chic.

Fun meets funky in this geometric take on the classic wrap dress, which can be dressed up with a black coat, pumps, accessories and a small clutch bag. It can also be used in a more casual occasion if paired up with a fitted denim jacket, wedge shoes and a tote bag for instance. What a great piece and quite a steal for only $89.00!

Seeing the great dress, I can’t wait to see what IGIGI have to offer in their new Spring collection!

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