Issue #3 ... 31 August 2006 ... a publication
Loving My Curves
Dear ladies,

This edition of Loving My Curves is jam packed with articles, news and information for you to digest. A lot of excellent sales are currently going on, which you can read about below. It's good to point out one of my very favorite sales which Torrid have set up especially to celebrate Labor Day, and which lasts throughout the weekend. Torrid is taking 50% off all items in the clearance section; ladies this is your chance to take advantage of some excellent savings. I suggest you visit Torrid right away to take advantage of this great sale. I'm sure I will.

I'd also like to take the chance to congratulate Miss Tanisha Malone, who was crowned Miss F.A.T. in August on the very popular show Mo'nique's F.A.T. Chance. We will hopefully get some up close and personal interview with Tanisha to you very soon.

Finally, a short note to announce this month's winner of the monthly
Loving My Curves give-away. The lucky winner of the exclusive mug is Patricia Gibson. Congratulations!

Until next issue keep on...
loving your curves!
In this issue...

Heart 7 Fashion essentials for the professional woman
IGIGI's summer clearance sale
The Lace, The Faux Suede, and My Wardrobe
Heart Plus size model spotlight: Ofelia Slater
Heart Savings done just right at
Heart Ongoing savings at Fashion Bug
Heart Sizzling savings at Lane Bryant
Heart Frugal plus size shopping at Catherines
Heart Plus size events and happenings
This month's give-away. And the winner is...

Lane Bryant Swimwear
7 Fashion Essentials for the Professional Plus Size Woman
by Sarah Testa

In recent years more designers have begun to create plus size fashion that looks the same as smaller sizes, just proportioned differently. This is good news for those women who need a professional plus size wardrobe. For those who need to build a plus size wardrobe for the workplace, here are some plus size fashion tips.

Outlined in this article are 7 simple yet essential tips, which will help professional plus size women stock up their wardrobe the right way. It also guides curvy ladies on which formal wear fashion styles to go for and what colors are the essential ones to have. So if you're a professional plus size women, a little clueless on what is best to wear, read on!

1. Start with basics
Build a wardrobe around business basics like solid color pants, well fitting blazers, professional skirts, attractive blouses, a few dresses, and stylish yet comfortable shoes.

2. Stock up on essential pants
Start with a good pair of black pants and add a few others in darker, neutral colors. Darker pants will be slimming and neutral colors will make a wardrobe more versatile. Do not buy pleated pants, as they do not much favor to the plus size figure. The length of the pants should be appropriate for both flat shoes and slight heels.

You can find the full article, plus all other 5 tips, on our website at:
IGIGI's Summer Clearance Sale

IGIGIOne of our very favorite stores, IGIGI, has just announced that they need to make room for their fall inventory, therefore all summer items are on clearance! Excellent news for all the full figured ladies out there I say! With savings ranging from 30% to 50% off... and more... this is one sale you should definitely check out.

Visit the IGIGI summer clearance sale today!

It is also good to note that in August, brand new top styles have been added to the IGIGI inventory. Gorgeous lace and floral tops which are ready for you to take a look at. They have also added a gorgeous lace dress, which they are calling the 'Juliette Lace Dress'. If you are looking for something formal, you might want to give this dress a look! Make sure you visit IGIGI to take a look at these new items.
The Lace, The Faux Suede, and My Wardrobe
by Janna Lutz

Janna LutzOur newest contributing writer Janna Lutz takes a look at plus size fashion trends for the Fall of 2006 in her latest article entitled 'The Lace, The Faux Suede, and My Wardrobe'. Janna gives us an inside scoop on what to look out for in the stores, what's hot and stylish, and pointing out also what is not so sexy. Here is a snippet of the article:

"Geek chic is always popular, as school resumes in September. We are waving a joyous and thankful farewell to baggy and obnoxious fads as tailored pants, sweater vests, and sassy sheer blouses trumpet their entrance. Don't forget to throw in a blazer and a few screened tees. I would even dare suggest a pocket protector. Those nerds were just ahead of the fashion evolution is all."

Read the rest of this insightful and fun article today at

Plus size model spotlight: Ofelia Slater

Ofelia SlaterOfelia Slater should be a familiar face to you, especially if you often shop from IGIGI, or browse around Ofelia in fact started her career with IGIGI, and is often the face of IGIGI showcasing their designs. She is the beauty who often emanated glamour in the IGIGI Shimmering Dress (pictured on the left), as well as numerous other IGIGI designs. She is a well-established plus size model, a make-up artist, a devoted wife and the mother of three children. IGIGI have now also recruited her to get an insider's view and find out about her experiences in modelling. Starting September 6, 2006 you can meet Ofelia every month at the brand new section 'Eye on Modelling', under the IGIGI LifeStyle section.

Visit IGIGI now to read their more about this multi-talented model!

Savings done just right at - swimwear at 25% - or Just My Size - who specialise in plus size apparel from size 14W to 32W have really made a variety of options available to us, with all the following savings valid for use until September 4th!
  • Playtex Bra Sale: Bras as low as $13.99
  • 25% off Selected Pants & Shorts
  • Save up to 25% on Just My Size Hosiery®!
  • 25% off Swimwear
Ongoing savings at Fashion Bug

Fashion Bug - Save 15%Some hot and nice savings to be made at Fashion Bug this summer... the coupons below won't expire until October 26th, so you have ample of time to take advantages of these great savings:
  • Save 15% on any order (no minimum purchase) - Enter promotion code 776146805 at checkout
  • Save $10 on orders of $50 or more - Enter promotion code 776147209 at checkout
  • Save $20 on orders of $75 or more - Enter promotion code 776147605 at checkout
Sizzling savings at Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant Free Shipping on $75Great new savings can be made at Lane Bryant at the moment. All the above offers and savings are valid through 11:59 P.M. ET on 17th October, 2006. Here's a quick look at the discounts and coupons available:
  • Save 20% on any order - Enter promotion code 00202077 at checkout
  • Save 25% on any order of $75 or more - Enter promotion code 00252089 at checkout
  • Save up to $75 on your purchase - Enter promotion code 50002108 at checkout
  • Free shipping on any order of $75 or more - Enter promotion code 06952099 at checkout
Frugal plus size shopping at Catherines

CatherinesCatherines has some great promotions in store for us, just in time for Labor Day. This is the time to start looking out for those winter clothes you need, and other items which will keep you warm and cosy throughout the fall and winter-time.

Here are the details:
  • Save 20% on your online order (no minimum purchase). Use promo code 444844765 at checkout
  • Save $10 on any order of $30 or more. Use promo code 444526768 at checkout
  • Save $20 on any order of $70 or more. Use promo code 444462162 at checkout
Please note that the above promotions expire on the 3rd of November, 2006. So you have ample time to shop around Catherines and make use of these extra savings.
Plus size events and happenings

IGIGI - Hollywood Diva Satin Gown in BurgundyDo you have what it takes? IGIGI's model search is looking for you!
Ladies, the IGIGI model search is still going on! IGIGI is in fact constantly looking for models for photo shoots, fashion shows, runways, and TV shows.

All ethnicities are welcome and no experience required. All that is encouraged are a positive attitude and lots of curves. 
Visit the IGIGI website for more information on applying for more information on what you need to do in order to apply.

Try would like with IGIGI to win a Hollywood Diva Gown in Burgundy; two lucky winners will receive the IGIGI outfits featured in the opening act of the 2006 Miss Plus America Pageant. This exclusive contest is being organised by none other than our special friends at IGIGI. So what are you waiting for, and what have you got to lose? Enter the contest today! (The contest runs through September 18th, 2006).

Events organised by Linda's BIG Connections
Details on all these events can easily be found at
  • Labor Day Weekend! September 1st - 3rd, 2006 - Red & Wild Weekend
  • Saturday, September 23rd, 2006 - Saturday Night Dance
  • Saturday, September 30th, 2006 - Milwaukee's Fall Dance
  • Saturday, October 14th, 2006 - Saturday Night Dance
  • Saturday, November 11th, 2006 - Saturday Night Dance
This month's give-away. And the winner is...

Pasazz Mug!Patricia Gibson! Patricia is this month's
lucky winner she will soon be receiving an exclusive mug.

atch out and keep an eye out on this section, as Loving My Curves will definitely have more exciting give-aways in the coming months. Who knows? The next winner could be you!

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