Jun 28

There is a new media company in town! We were excited to hear about Truth and Fashion whose mission it is to showcase curvy models.

The site features plus size model info, model agency info as well as editorial info which showcases the latest editorials, campaigns, videos, and behind-the-scenes images of plus model fashion shoots from around the world.

In addition, there is also a blog which has images of featured models. A proponent of plus size models, they also have features that are plus size relevant! You will want to check out this site as it is an important resource for all things plus!

We hope that they add more content to this site as it is important to put the dialogue with the images!

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash!

More as it happens, Jodell

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Jun 25

There’s a lot to celebrate this summer with patterns and style.

Another great fashion trend features Stripes! Get ready for the 4th of July next week with this Grace Cornflower Blue and Black Striped Tunic.  The flattering diagonal lines are perfect way to show off any plus size silhouette.

Not crazy about stripes?  Check out these adorable polka dot leggings and matching jacket also from Comfy USA.  Have fun in the sun!

Speaking of sun.  How many of you remember the tie dye look from the 70′s? I know I am dating myself, but today’s tie dye is more sophisticated and flattering! Check out this Kelsey tie dye skirt from Art of Cloth. Perfect for a day at the office or a day at the beach!

We can easily mix and match stripes and tie dye and incorporate them into our wardrobe for a current, on-trend look!

Don’t forget it’s Fashion Flash Monday, check out Kari at Fab Over Forty!

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Jun 21

Happy Summer!

This trend is a sure fire hit with its ladylike and elegant theme.

What is it?

Pastels, pastels and more pastels! I love the muted colors that you can mix together or match for a monochromatic look.   Take a look at the Art of Cloth Samantha Tunic. Or for a more dressy outfit, check out this Gillian Jacket from Art of Cloth.

This trend gives the plus size silhouette a very fresh and flattering look! If you want to mix it up a bit, pair your pastel with fresh white pair of pants, throw on an open toe pair of shoes such as these Ros Hommerson Charlize heels from Zappos for a bit of retro glam look, bright red lips for a pop of color and you are good to go!

Sweet looking and right on-trend!

 

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Jun 14

From June 13th to June 16th 2012, Full Figure Fashion Week 2012 is the place to be for all things plus size.

An event that is truly focused on the plus size community, it is a celebration of plus size women.  I truly applaud everyone involved in this event! We need more like it!

With panel discussions, workshops, fashion show and exhibitors, this is truly a ground-breaking event that gets better every year.

FFF Week is produced by DeVoe Signature Events (DSE), FFFW is the world’s first event to promote independent fashion designers, retailers, event producers, models and plus industry businesses. The event was created to increase economic development in the area of plus size fashion design, clothing merchandising and plus modeling.

By the way, this week’s Fashion Flash is being hosted by Shawna! Female Fat Loss Over Forty! Check it out!

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Jun 10

It’s Summer! Can you tell?  Sun’s shining!  Everyone is in a good mood!

And we are excited to bring you the best of the best this week for our Fashion Flash Summer Edition!

First up!

Do you have knee pain? Female fat loss over 40 expert, Shawna K interviews an expert on what you can do to help.

No two people are exactly alike – even identical twins are subtly different – but we all have certain features we love and others that we spend countless hours, days and even years trying to disguise. Jackie Silver from AgingBackwards.com talks waist size and how to look your best no matter what your shape.

Kari at Fab Over Forty shares with us what dads really want this Father’s Day.

Staness talks about when calculating your daily calories, don’t forget to subtract those household chores calories.  Check out the top ten household chores for burning calories! What did YOU burn today?

How do you accessorize dresses for women over 40 that you might wear to a summer wedding?  Fabulous After 40′s Glam Gals have some pointers for you.

 

This FOFashionista never says, “I have nothing to wear” because she has 15,000 articles of couture! Read the interview on FabOverFifty.

Une femme d’un certain âge reviews Carol Tuttle’s “Dressing Your Truth” program.

Welcome Cindy, our newest contributor! Have you ever tried a beauty sample subscription service? Prime Beauty introduces us to Glossybox, the newest beauty sample program to arrive in the US and reviews the May box.

Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks at the beauty dangers of book clubs.

Happy Reading!  Happy Summer!

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