Ellos Swedish Curvy Fashion: Tune Into Tuesdays

Nancy LeWinter, Editorial Director at OneStopPlus, today walks us through a gorgeous selection of items from the new European brand they have introduced: Ellos. Simply stunning and curvy hugging are words that can desribe this unique collection. Take a look at the video to discover more of Ellos, exclusively available at OneStopPlus.

Size 14+ Girls Taking Over the Runway

City Chic and BGM Models are making Fashion History and are on the on the search for 2 sexy curvaceous fashionistas to hit the Runway at Rosemount Fashion festival.

City Chic, Australia’s premier high street fashion destination for curvalicious girls size 14+ and BGM Models Australia’s leading plus size modeling agency are looking for two sexy curvaceous girls to make their catwalk debut. For the City Chic SPRING 09 runway shows to be held on Thursday, August 20 at 12.30pm and 1.30pm at the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, Martin Place.

Phil Ryan, General Manager for City Chic says, “the average size Australian woman is size 14 to 16 and have previously always been under catered for in the fashion industry, especially in the younger 18 – 28 year old market”.

Ryan has built the business from 1 to 48 stores in five years, says “City Chic will not only be the first brand to present a curvaceous show at Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival (RSFF). But the first in Australia to have size 14+ models on the catwalk!”

There will be fourteen of Australia’s leading plus size models in sizes 14,16 &18 from renowned modeling agency, BGM Models. Darrianne Donnelly Director of BGM Models says “We are looking for 2 more curvaceous girls to join our 14 beauties and make catwalk history”

The prize for our two winners will be:

  • Making your modeling debut at the prestigious RSFF event
  • A $1,000 City Chic shopping spree.
  • A 12 month contract with BGM models.
  • Meeting Elizabeth Green – BGM model who now resides in New York working as one of the leading plus sized super models – who’ll fill the  winners in on how to get to the top.

To enter the City Chic & BGM Model catwalk model search simply be a size 14-16, 18-28 years in age, at least 174cm in height. Then FROCK UP AND ROCK UP TO THE WESTIN HOTEL, the official ROSEMOUNT FASHION FESTIVAL VENUE, ON SATURDAY AUGUST 8 –between 10 am and 2.00pm.

Castings will be held in THE WESTIN HOTEL Ballroom.

Lower ground floor, No 1 Martin Place, Sydney.

The 2 winners will be announced Saturday 8th August 3pm at the Westin Hotel.

(Make sure you’re available for model training on Sunday, August 9 and between Saturday August 15th and Thursday August 20th for the ROSEMOUNT SYDNEY FASHION FESTIVAL, City Chic  & BGM Model parade.)

For all details log on to www.citychiconline.com.

Darrianne Donnelly, BGM MODELS is available for interview – 0418 450 222

Phil Ryan, GM of city chic is available for interview – 0416 115 750

For further information call:  Lee Manfred  (02) 8323 5777

One Month Left: Catherines Savings

The promotions and coupon codes below, which have been running at Save at Catherine'sCatherine’s for the past few weeks, will expire in a little over a month! Here are the details again ladies:

  • $10 off orders of $50 or more. Use coupon code 776999864.
  • 20% off highest priced item with $75+ purchase. Enter coupon code 776999856.
  • 10% off on your online order. Use code 776999849.

All these offers are valid online until August 31, 2009, giving you only 1 month left to take advantage of these offers.

How to Rock a Black Plus Size Pencil Skirt – Part 1

The "Curvy" Pencil SkirtWhat could be more sophisticated than the long, lean lines of a pencil skirt? Audrey Hepburn made this look trendy back in the 1940’s and these sleek, fitted skirts are still gracing the pages of fashion magazines today. Although you can find pencil skirts in a variety of colors, if you could only choose one, the obvious choice is black. Need some ideas on how to pull off this look? Here’s how to wear a black pencil skirt.

1. Get the Right Fit
A black pencil skirt is meant to hug the lines of your body without being overly tight. Spend some time trying on a variety of pencil skirts and walking around in them before making your final selection. The skirt should accent your shape without being constrictive or uncomfortable. The straight lines of the skirt can make walking a challenge if you select one that’s too snug. To prevent this, look for one that has a discrete slit in the back to allow your legs to move more freely. Don’t give up comfort for fashion.

2. Keep the Lines Clean
A slim pencil skirt looks best with a simple top that plays up the sleek, sophisticated lines of the skirt. For office wear, pair it with a stretch top and a bold, silver cuff bracelet. With a basic black pencil skirt choose a top in a bright color or create a sleek, ultra-sophisticated look with a fitted black top and a silk scarf tied at the neck. A silk blouse that buttons up the front is a good choice for an office environment or a business lunch.  If you’re feeling more daring, pair it with a leopard or other animal print top and black pumps for evening. Think sleek, clean, and sophisticated with a pencil skirt.

Keep on reading the scoop, and next week watch out for the second and final part of this article, where we share another 3 tips on how to rock a black plus size pencil skirt. Keep on reading ladies!

5 Way Plus Size Bra: Tune Into Tuesdays

OneStopPlus carry 75 styles of bras, in over 200 sizes, so you’re bound to find the bra of your needs there! The video I’m featuring today showcases a super bras OneStopPlus carry which can be worn in 5 different ways: the shoulder pad bra from Instant Shaping by Comfort Choice.

The Camilla Dress from SWAK Designs

Today I wanted everyone to take a close look at one of SWAK Designs’ latest new additions, the gorgeous and bright Camilla plus size dress.

The Camilla Dress

This dress is yet another fresh twist on one of SWAK Designs’ favorite designs, the ‘classic’. Featuring bold and artsy whimsical floral prints, this piece is a necessity for your summer wardrobe!

This dress retails at $46.99 and is available in sizes 1X to 6X.

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Save 10% at Ulla Popken: 1 Month Left

Ulla Popken have been running a super summer offer, letting you knock 10% off the price of your your order when shopping online.

To have your discount applied, simply use coupon code UPLS091 at checkout.

This sale runs through September 1, 2009, so you’ve only got a little over 1 month left to make use of this offer. Hurry and shop with Ulla today.

Kiyonna Savings: One Week Remaining

Kiyonna’s latest sale is expiring very soon ladies. Here are the details again… Get $25 off your order of $175 or more. Simply use coupon code COLOR at checkout, for savings to be applied.

This offer expires on 1st August, 2009.

Sexy Summer Style with SWAK Designs

SWAK Designs is back this week, bringing plus size fashionistas the hottest looks for this summer season, with their newest scorching collection.


Their new pieces are too cute, so I urge you to go ahead and have a close look at them. I have a number of favorite pieces myself, and I am trying to decide which ones I want to add to my wardrobe. The Beverly Tube Dress is a fresh option, and I currently do not have any sleeve less dresses in my wardrobe, so I guess that’s a good enough reason for me to buy it no? But there’s also the super cute and very comfy looking Hilary Floral Smock Dress, and then there’s also the Tri-Color Block Dress which is a very sexy halter neck number, and would satisfy my love for bold colors. Hmmm… decisions, decisions.

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How to Spruce Up Your Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank – Part 2

Red Cable-Knit Leg WarmersLast week we started sharing with you some handy tips on how you can update your wardrobe, giving it a summer look, without spending too much money… if any at all actually. Amongst the tips shared, we suggested you look at what you’ve already got in your closet, as well as looking for trendy accessories to spice up an outfit.

Today we’re sharing another 3 tips, which can further help give you ideas on how to give your existing wardrobe a breath of fresh air!

4. Look for Styles That Have Come Back in Fashion
They say that everything comes back in fashion eventually, and it is certainly true that many old styles are in again.  From bell bottoms and leg warmers to clogs and boots, many old fashions have come and gone throughout the years.  You may be able to find some hip and fashionable clothes in the back of your own closet.

5. Make a Few Small Repairs
Investing in a sewing kit can pay some big dividends when it comes to your wardrobe.  Simply mending your old clothes can save you hundreds of dollars, so gather up those clothes that you have been meaning to repair and put your needle and thread to work.

6. Put Your Old Clothes to New Use
Your old clothes can enjoy a whole new life with just a few quick updates.  From adding a new accessory to pairing a different blouse with your favorite skirt, there are plenty of ways to create new outfits with the clothes already in your closet.  Putting your old clothes to new use can save you hundreds of dollars season after season.

By making these simple changes in the way you view your wardrobe you can save yourself a ton of money and still look like a million bucks. So before you head off to the mall head into your own closet. What you find may just surprise you.

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