$10 Off Swimwear at JMS.com

JustMySize.com is one of those quality plus size stores, which make me think, but why don’t they use even curvier women for showcasing the products on ther sites? Although the women could be curvier, the quality of the items JustMySize.com provides are top notch.

This month they have launced a few promotions, all of which are valid through Sunday, 3rd February, and which can save you a few dollars! Here’s the nitty gritty:

Plus Size Swimwear Sale: All Swimwear at $10 off
All swimwear on sale! Save $10 on swimsuits and $5 on swim separates! Lots of flattering new swimwear styles! Treat yourself to a new plus size swimsuit during our sale!

Bali Sale
All Bali on Sale! Buy any 1 Bali Bra, shapers or panty style, get 2nd Bali style (equal or lesser value) for 50% off! Stock up now while all Bali bras, panties and shapers are on sale!

Web-Only Super Savers!
Hurry! Get extra-low prices – online only – at JustMySize.com. Remember, sizes and colors are limited, so don’t miss out. These Super Saver prices are valid through Sunday, 3rd February.

Jacquard Jacket & Pant Set
Jacquard Jacket and Pant Set
Regular price: $64.99. Now only $19.99!

Just My Size Paisley Tiered Skirt
Just My Size Paisley Tiered Skirt
Regular price: $29.99. Now only $9.99!

Save 20% at Kiyonna

With all the politics going on in the new, Kiyonna wanted to let use know where they stand on all the issues, by rolling out a special promotion this weekend. Now there is something I would give my vote to ;-)

This weekend only, you can save 20% off your purchase at Kiyonna. Simply use coupon code MLK now through Monday, 21st January.

Also remember that you qualify for free ground shipping when you spend $100 or more. No coupon code needed! (Applies to domestic orders only.)

Black Cat Plus Launch Authentic Woman Model Search

Black Cat Plus has just launched its new on-line contemporary clothing boutique for plus size women wearing sizes 12 – 24, and also announces its Search for the Authentic Woman Model Search Contest.

Black Cat PlusPresident and owner, Jodell Raymond, is an international trainer and speaker on women’s leadership and workplace gender issues and is excited about her new site which caters to women who want to wear contemporary and stylish clothing.

Raymond is a plus size woman who spent considerable time and effort trying to find clothes that had a modern look. Out of that frustration came the inspiration to open an on-line contemporary clothing boutique so that other plus size women did not have to work so hard to find clothes that reflected current styles. Raymond’s primary objective is to find clothing that one would not see in a large department store, allowing her to provide a more distinct offering which reflects the lifestyles of her customers.

She says, “I was always disappointed at the lack of choices for the plus size professional woman. In every city where I had speaking engagements I was always on a mission to find plus size clothing stores where I could shop. Plus size women have the money to spend and we do not want to be banished to wearing baggy clothes in monochromatic tones forever. From work to play, the desire to wear trendy clothes in updated, contemporary styles does not need to stop at a size 10. The average woman wears between a size 12 and 14. We want to wear the same styles as our smaller size counterparts and we want clothing that fits, makes us look and feel terrific, and is appropriate to our lifestyle.”

As part of that mission, Raymond has designed her own line of plus size clothing to offer to customers beginning with its Spring ’08 Collection. “Visit us at our website to view our own exclusive collection of contemporary and stylish plus size fashions,” she says.

To celebrate the plus size woman and her lifestyle choices, Black Cat Plus’ Search for the Authentic Woman Model Search Contest’s was conceived. The objective of the Model Search Contest is to demonstrate that confidence comes in all shapes and sizes and from that confidence comes the power to change perceptions. Raymond has plans to use the site as a forum for dialogue and discussion of issues relevant to all women. She says, “I hope that this site delivers positive messages and allows others to look at vivacious, positive, real women whoii enjoy life.”

Models must be 21 years of age, a size 12, and must answer two questions as part of their entry submission:

  1. What is the best lesson I have ever learned? and
  2. How do I live an authentic life?

Entry deadline is March 15, 2008. See http://stores.blackcatplus.com/Service.bok for details.

Black Cat Plus offer contemporary and stylish selections from popular on-line retailers such as Kiyonna and Svoboda as well as Canadian Designer Linda Lundstrom, Loco Lindo, Berek, Kaktus, Pure & Co., and Black Cat Plus Private Label. Black Cat Plus also has a store-front showroom/boutique located in Rochester, NY at sister boutique, SoLia Boutique.

Contact: Jodell Raymond 585-413-1320.

Nikki Blonsky is Queen Sized

Last weekend on Saturday, the anticipated new Nikki Blonsky movie, ‘Queen Sized‘ premiered!

Queen Sized

I must say, last year’s mega hit ‘Hairspray’ is a very tough act to follow, however I am sure in this new movie Nikki will shine. The new movie features Nikki portraying the role of Maggie Baker, a plus-size high-school senior who has always pitied herself for not being skinny, pretty or wealthy. When her name turns up on the list of nominees for the homecoming court as a prank, she’s mortified.

It is interesting to note that this movie was actually inspired by true events: the true story of a suburban Detroit teen who in 2004 spurred a national dialogue about a type of teen bullying: students voting less popular peers onto homecoming courts for the purpose of mocking them.
Although I am eager to watch this new movie, I haven’t had a chance to as yet, so if any of your have seen it, do leave some comments about it on this post. What was your opinion on the movie? Will this be another hit for Nikki?

Who Is Nina Blakemore?

Nina Blakemore is a professional plus size model, hailing from Wolverhampton, England, who is proud of her curves.

Nina Blakemore

I was lucky enough today to discover this plus size model whilst reading an article on her on the ExpressAndStar.com. Wearing a size 16/18 (UK), Nina’s professional experience reminds me of the experiences Crystal Renn had with modeling.

Like Crystal, Nina did not start her modeling career as a plus size, indeed she was a size 10 when she started off! But this was unnatural for her, in fact the article show that Nina found it very hard to keep her weight down to a size 10. This made her realize she had to be true to herself, and who she really was, and quickly plumed back up to her natural size 16.

All curved up, Nina has this far been very successful in her plus size modeling career. In fact she has modeled for Simple Be, Jusy Mu Size, Matalan, Evans, John Lewis, and many more names. She has also appeared on several TV programmed including ‘How To Look Good Naked’ and GMTV.

Find out more about Nina Blakemore at her official website.

50% Off Clearance at Torrid

TorridStarting today, Torrid’s infamous 50% off clearance sale is back! Yes, Torrid have prepared an excellent sale for us once again, by chopping 50% off the already reduced clearance prices.

This sale will be running online until this Monday, 21st January. I am sure many items will be snatched up pretty quickly, so if you want to shop around the sale items, do it today to make sure you find the item you want in your size. Visit the sale today!

Diva In Me Conference 2008

The following is a press release issued by Just Dazzlind Productions.

Just Dazzlind Productions’ goal for business is to uplift, enhance, motivate, and celebrate the full figured woman. Many women have expressed their desires to not only join this industry, but most want to know the basics in etiquette to help them better themselves for whatever goals they are trying to achieve. Thus The Diva In Me Conference was born. First starting with social activates and now blossoming into a complete Educational and Success tool for our market of women and teenaged young ladies.  

The Diva In Me Conference is the first ever of its’ kind, as it features the needs of Plus Size Women and Teens only.  There are many Conferences out there but none that only focus on these topics and in this arena.  Just Dazzlind Productions is pleased to say that the public has fully embraced our vision and has opened its’ doors for more information.

As a part of our commitment to Supporting Divas in their communities, we are honoring Cincinnati’s own Raye Kimberlin, Simone Party, and Faith Daniels, of Radio One, as Outstanding Achievers for 2008.

In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, we are hosting a Conference for Plus Size Women and Teens entitled “THE DIVA IN ME”.  This will take place February 15 & 16, 2008 at the Sheraton Hotel here in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Friday February 15, 2008 will kick off the event with “Divas giving Back” a fundraiser for the Witness Project and the Breast Cancer Foundation. Tickets can be purchased online at www.justdazzlind.com.

We are looking for all Women and Teens that maybe interested in joining us for this Spectacular Event.  We are accepting registration for ages 16 and up.  The Cost is $80.00 advance registration by December 15, 2007 or for those wishing to attend the Fashion Show only Saturday February 16, 2008 the event price is $20.00. This event will consist of workshops geared toward Fashion, Financial, Spiritual, and Self Enhancement.

We are also promoting a model call for the Runway Competition!!  If you meet these requirements we are looking for you:

  • Full Figured Sizes 14-22.
  • Height- 5’6 minimum.
  • Ages-18 and up.

Please check the website for more information in submitting photos!

It is very important to the growth of our commitment, to each community, that we have partners such as Sharon Gordon (Urban Trendsetters News Magazine & Media) on board to help us with the success of our mission.

This event is sponsored by Just Dazzlind Productions, Radio One Broadcasting, Ashley Stewart Stores, Urban Trendsetters News Magazine & Media, Trend2Trend Magazine, Divas Unlimited Inc., Warm Spirit, A &D Marketing Concepts, Jericho Broadcasting Systems, Voluptuous Magazine, Dayton Weekly News and a host of others.

For more information, please contact: Dawn Martin @ 937-837-3555 or email us at . 
Website: www.justdazzlind.com or www.thedivaregistery.com.

Why Plus Size Women Should Not Wear Black

Woman Wearing Black

Fashion for plus sized women has come a long way since the dark ages. More companies are meeting the demand for sizes over 12, but are you stifling your own fashion sense by donning black material day after day because you want it to slim you down?

Instead of being grateful for the sudden expansion of plus sized clothing choices, you might be limiting yourself to black because you know it hides the bumps and curves more than other colors do.

Even thinner women often get stuck in black color schemes because they, too, want to look as slender as possible, but all black all the time can be boring! Yes, black does have the slimming effect, but there are other ways you can find the same effect in more colorful clothing options.

Plus sized manufacturers are designing clothes that fit better to accentuate the areas you feel are your best qualities, whether it your legs, décolletage, or your arms. The fit of the clothes, not the color, can help you remain fashionable without having to hide behind fabrics.

Print fabrics can hide problem areas, such as the stomach. And you can find well-fitting clothes for plus sizes in all types of clothing lines, including casual and evening wear, sporting clothes, and even swimsuits!

Check out the different online plus sized stores or catalogs and you’ll find a very diverse selection of clothes to suit your needs. You can find clothes for teens, pregnant women and businesswomen.

Adding accessories, such as scarves and jewelry can also help brighten an outfit and possibly hide any area you may not feel comfortable about. Does that mean you should throw away all of those black clothes you have ready on standby for when you’re feeling uncomfortable about your body?

You certainly don’t have to, but you should add other clothes to your closet that come in all sorts of styles and colors. The next time you go to your closet to pick out an outfit, the only problem you’ll have is in deciding which one of the beautiful outfits you want to wear to bring out the color of your eyes or showcase your long legs.

Don’t get sucked in by the black trend that leaves you feeling despair if someone gives you a bright yellow sweater for Christmas or a salesperson advises you to try on the exotic leopard print skirt they just got in.

Curvy Spring Savings at Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant2008 has rolled in, and Lane Bryant has rolled out 4 brand new coupon codes for full figured ladies to use whilst shopping online at LaneBryant.com to save those bucks! The new offers and codes now replace the previous ones I had announced in the past months, which now have expired. Below are the new ones which replace them, and which should be used.

Here is the nitty gritty you need to know:

  • Save 15% on any order. Enter promotion code 000153645 at checkout.
  • Save 25% on any order of $75 or more. Enter promotion code 000253666 at checkout.
  • Save $25 on $75. Enter promotion code 025003659 at checkout.
    • Take $75 off your purchase of $225 or more, or
    • Take $50 off your purchase of $150 or more, or
    • Take $25 off your purchase of $75 or more.
  • Free shipping on any order of $75 or more. Enter promotion code 006953690 at checkout.

All the offers above are valid through 11:59 P.M. PT on 10th April, 2008.

Winter Clearance Sale at Monif C

If like me you have visited MonifC.com in the past, and drooled at the dresses, but then sulked due to the hefty prices, you will be very happy to get to know that Monif C is currently holding a massive winter clearance sale.

Some items in fact have been reduced by up to 80%! So if you have had you eye on something at Monif C in the past, go check it out today and checked whether it is now in your price range.

The extremely versatile “Marylin” Convertible Dress is now only $75, from a previous $195!

Other items which caught my attention were the “Selma” Armhole Mini Dress (pictured here), which from $175 is now available at $85 , and the “Belina” Silk Print Tea Dress now at only $96 from a previous $265.

Check out all the sale items today at MonifC.com.

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