Issue #5 ... 6 October 2006 ... a publication
Loving My Curves
Dear ladies,

Sassy SarahAnother edition of your favorite plus size newsletter Loving My Curves is brought to you this weekend! I apologize if this newsletter comes to you a little later than usual this month. This past week has been extra busy for me, with loads of work to catch up on before taking a couple of days off to celebrate my birthday!

Things are now in full swing and more work is on the way for me, so without further ado let me bring you to the good stuff this issue has in store for you. As usual, lot of interesting articles have been prepared especially for you and your curves. We also update you on the best sales and discounts available at plus size clothing stores online at the moment.

And the best part of this newsletter... our Missphit fashion top competition. Read through the end of the newsletter to find out how you can win a beautiful black and white top brought to us by Yul Kwon from Missphit, a clothing line destined for success.

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

Heart Top 10 Plus Size Halloween Costumes
Glam Slam Sale at Torrid
Preparing For The Christmas Holidays
Heart What Curvy Girls Should Wear on a Dinner Date
Heart Catherines Columbus Day Sale
Heart Ongoing Savings at Fashion Bug
Heart Sizzling Discounts at Lane Bryant
Heart Save 20% on Autumn Essentials at Avenue
Heart Plus Size Events and Happenings
Win a Beautiful Missphit Top

Plus size fashion at IGIGI
Top 10 Plus Size Halloween Costumes
by Sarah Testa

Cleopatra plus size costumeOne of my favorite times of the year is fast approaching. A lot of people love Halloween and seem to take great care in preparing for the time of the year, by decorating their homes, making special treats for the children, and obviously picking out a costume for the special occasion!

Though, do plus size women find it difficult to find Halloween costumes for this special time? We have spoken to several plus size women, and many of them do experience this. That is why we came up with a list of Top 10 Plus Size Halloween Costumes which are available from different online retailers. These costumes are our favorites and are all available on plus sizes.

So if you still haven't yet found the perfect costume for you, or if you are interested to know which costumes we have chosen, read the full article at
Glam Slam Sale at Torrid

This is time sensitive news! Torrid is currently holding an excellent sale on trendy and sexy plus size clothing during the course of this weekend. Until Monday, 9th October you can visit 
Torrid and choose from select tops at $14.99, select denim crops at $24.99. Plus all belts at $5.00 off, and all sweaters, demin jackets and Torrid brand jeans go for $29.99.

But that's not all, 
Torrid is also taking off 50% off their clearance rack! This is a sale not to be missed! Hurry, and visit Torrid today at as this sale end on Monday, 9th October.
Preparing For The Christmas Holidays: Why Plus Size Women Should Plan Ahead
by Maya Matthews

Christmas Holidays and the plus size womanOctober is now already with us and Halloween fast approaching! The long awaited for Christmas holiday season does not look so far away ahead. That is why we need to prepare in advance to make sure we have everything we need for this special season.

Plus size ladies especially, need to prepare ahead for such occasions, because let's face it, we don't always find the items we want right there waiting for us in our size. So, preparing ahead will make sure we have all we need to have our curves looking great during the holidays!

I have laid out for your four main reasons why plus size women should plan ahead for the plus size holiday season. Find out exactly what these reasons are at
What Curvy Girls Should Wear on a Dinner Date

When preparing to go out, I often decide beforehand what I'd want to wear. However the times that I actually end up wearing what I had initially decided I'd wear are very very slim! Whilst dressing up, I start thinking that this and the other don't go together, or these colors don't match and so on an so forth. Sometimes deciding on what's best to wear is an ordeal, and it's even more of a nightmare when it's an important occasion... like a date!

IGIGI's lifestyle corner have recently published a very interesting article which gives plus size women style tips and ideas on what best to wear when going on a dinner date. Whether you are a working girl, a sophisticated cat, or an adventurous maven, check this article out at as it has a ton of ideas, which will hopefully make your dressing up for a date ritual a more relaxed one
Catherines Columbus Day Sale

Until Monday, 9th October Catherines customers can save 25%–40% on select fall styles on This Columbus Day Sale is one of Catherines most popular sales of the year. Here are more details:
  • No coupon required.
  • Save 30% on entire stock of regular-price cold-weather accessories, career sportswear, casual sportswear, dresses and pant sets.
  • Save 40% on all coats and select sweaters.
Shop the Catherines Columbus Day Sale at now! No coupon required.
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 Discounts 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
Save 20% on Autumn Essentials at Avenue

Stay warm in style this fall with the latest trends in outwear, boots, sweaters and much more from Avenue. Avenue have added a large selection of items including a wide range of styles in Petite and Tall sizes; and what's even better Avenue are helping all curvy women build their closet for the winter by taking 20% off everything!
  • Coats: Classic wool, quilted jackets, whipstitch accents and much more. Warm up to fall with a wide selection of outerwear. Coupon Code: 61290
  • Sweaters: The accent is on bright, brilliant hues this season, from bold reds to deep forest green. Coupon Code: 61290
  • Perfect Fit Pants: The right fit is essential to your overall look, but it's not always easy to find. Avenue has the solution, and it's on sale now. Coupon Code: 61290
  • Avenue Body: refresh your lingerie wardrobe with the exclusive line created especially for Avenue, featuring our fabulous one-of-a-kind ONESexyBra. Coupon Code: 61291
  • Cloudwalkers: Get the latest boot trends! Our exclusive line of footwear has it all: whipstitch, fur trim, wedges and more. Coupon Code: 61292
But that is not all! A number of items at Avenue, including tops, bottoms, Cloudwalkers, Avenue Body and accessories, are now marked down by as much as 30%, making this the perfect time to stock up.

Visit Avenue today at and save an additional 30% on select fall styles!

Plus Size Events and Happenings

IGIGI Boutique now open!
IGIGI has this month opened a showroom / boutique in downtown San Francisco; IGIGI invite all curvy women in the area (and beyong) to give them a visit and see their new styles. The showroom will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm. Here is the new IGIGI boutique's address:

IGIGI showroom
1545 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

IGIGI to Bring New Faces to Plus-size Modeling
This month IGIGI also announced the launch of a brand new, national plus-size model search in partnership with Model Service Agency, LLC, scheduled to end in September 2007. IGIGI will run the contest entitled National Model Search on its website in order to select the model of the year out of the twelve model-of-the-month winners.

Entrants will have a chance to apply on IGIGI website between 12:01 AM on the 1st of the month and 11:59 PM on the last day of the current month and the winner of the month will be announced by the 25th of the following month. For entrants who apply between October 1st and October 31st, the winner will be announced on the website by November 25th. More information can be found under promotions section at

“We are extremely excited about this contest” said Yuliya Zeltser, IGIGI Founder. “At IGIGI, we have always been very conscious of using models that are truly representative of the curvaceous beauty out there in the community, and it has tremendously helped us establish and maintain a strong rapport with our customers. As a designer, I think it is very important that we continue to scout fresh, new faces that our customers can identify with.”

Visit the IGIGI website today at for more detailed information and to apply for this contest!

Events organised by Linda's BIG Connections
Details on all these events can easily be found at
  • Saturday, October 14th, 2006 - Saturday Night Dance
  • Saturday, November 11th, 2006 - Saturday Night Dance
Win a Beautiful Missphit Top!

Free Missphit topThis month's giveaway is brought to us kindly by our friends at Missphit. Yul Kwon, Managing Partner of Gemix, Inc. and the Missphit label has sent this beautiful black and white top, which you can see pictured on the left. This garment comes with a black "tank" top which is worn underneath the beautiful black and white floral design top. The cut enhances a full figured woman's curves to make her look ravishing; this is an item perfect to make any special occasion, extra special! 

At hand we have a size 2X top to giveaway. If this is your size, then give our little competition a go and you could win this beautiful top. What do you have to do? Answer this simple question: In 2005, what percetange of the U.S. woman's apparel market was estimated to be plus size? If you think you know the answer, and are a size 2X send in your answer today, along with your name and address to feedback @ Kindly put "Miss phit competition" in the subject line.
(Hint: the answer can be found in the article linked to below!)

Based in Los Angeles, Missphit is a trendy and new plus size clothing line. Missphit clothing can currently be found in plus size boutiques as well as Dillards department stores; however a website is also soon to be launched. With 20 years of serving the plus size market, the company had started off providing more traditional styles to small plus retailers and specialty chains. Missphit clothing are designed to enhance shapes rather than hide them, avoiding the traditional “boxy” cuts many plus manufacturers prefer. You can also read a recent article published by Missphit on at
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