Aug 30

Hair style and health of an individual – do they have any relation? Well, there is certainly a connection between the two. All women do not have the same physique and also not the same texture of hair. Some hair styles suit some women while others do not. Now, there are varieties of hair styles such as the Brazilian hair style, Peruvian hair styling and Malaysian hair styles.

The general concept is that all kinds of hair styles look good on all women. But this is not at all the case. Different types of hair styling also suits plus size women; only you have to know the trick of wearing and carrying it. Now, hair styles keep on changing and so is the look of the individual. Have you heard of hair extensions? These are much in fashion nowadays.

Hair Styling with Hair Extensions

Using hair extensions is a trendy way to have a makeover and also be in the fashion runaway. From celebrities to home makers, everyone is using the  help of hair extensions to change the style and volume of hair. With this growing trend, Peruvian hair extensions have become quite popular among women. Once , an Indian hair style was much in vogue but now the focus is being shifted to a South American, updated style.

Peruvian hair extensions are available in plenty of choices. So, you will surely find one suitable to your face shape and own style statement. No matter what your size is, you can look chic with Peruvian hair styling. Let’s review some tips of wearing the Peruvian hairstyle so that you look beautiful and it will show off your best features.

Tips to Select the Right Type of Peruvian Hairstyle

Have you seen Peruvian extensions? These hair extensions are naturally of dark shade and curly in nature. You can even dye the hair extensions, if you wish to. Want to have a more intense and brighter look? Bright color extensions are there for you.

  • Pick Peruvian hair extensions specifically of the “virgin” variety. This means that the hair does not have any treatment products or dye beforehand which in a way also implies that you can easily add all these things, of you wish to.


  • Examine properly whether the hair style is curly, since most of the Peruvian extensions are curly and those that are straight or wavy have the tendency to revert back to its curly nature, if exposed to moisture or humidity.


  • It is better to choose the extensions from one single donor. You can easily manage the extension having a matching donor. Give yourself a natural look with such extensions.

Therefore, if you keep all these tips in mind, you can style yourself in the most unique way.  Follow all these tips and choose the extension suiting your face shape and cut. You can be the cause of envy for the others in the crowd. Plus size women can look stunning with Peruvian hair styling!

Olivia Desouza is a talented, content writer. She writes articles on style and updated fashion. Her latest selection is Brazilian Hair styling and tips related to it.


Aug 26

Project Runway host Tim Gunn said in an interview with the Huffington Post, that designers are not interested in designing for plus size women and that reluctance results in a sh0rtage of good fitting clothing for plus size women.  He added that most designers seem to “hate” the female form as more and more models become androgynous.

Gunn said, “Go to Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue, I think it’s the eighth floor, and it’s just a department called ‘Woman. It’s rather devastating.  You have never seen such hideous clothes in your entire life. I mean, it’s simply appalling. Thank God there are no windows on that floor, because if I were a size 18, I’d throw myself right out the window [after seeing those clothes]. It’s insulting what these designers do to these women. ”

Wow! Sad, but how true! While we have seen a change in the designs it is still not enough of a change to make a big difference. Perhaps, Gunn has more ideas on how we can implement some lasting changes?

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Moving Free with Mirabai.

Aug 23

Diesel hired plus size models for its latest #DIESELREBOOT campaign.   the new ads will premier in the September issue of Vogue and run through October.

The brand decided to find models by word-of-mouth and through social media site, Tumblr with the result of an ad campaign which features models of all shapes and sizes, including plus size  graffiti artist, Michelle Calderon.

Fashion Director, Nicola Formichetti said that the purpose of picking models through Tumblr was to showcase all shapes and sizes.  Formichetti said,

“I wanted to find people who reflected the diversity of the creative community today and not just the typical model. I wanted the campaign to showcase a variety of characters, people who are beautiful in their own unique way.”

Well said! We look forward to seeing these ads!



Aug 15

Why do you think designers and mainstream brands believe that the thin customer drives the fashion market?   Many in the plus size fashion industry are asking the same question!

From Karl Lagerfeld (although he seems to have changed his mind) to the recent Abercrombie & Fitch CEO’s comments about how his brand is not meant for plus size, I wonder if many designers feel the same way these two do?

Granted, it is not easy to design for plus size, with the various plus size body types and having to find a universal fit for the majority of those body types…but plus size women are the majority and will soon be the norm!

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So, how about it?   I am going to count how many brands this coming week at Vegas  Market offer plus size!   While it is impossible to carry every brand, I will do my best to name some of them as they are considerate of the plus size woman!

Maybe things can change in time so a plus size clothing shortage will be a thing of the past!

Check out this week’s Fashi0n Flash from Prime Beauty Blog.

Aug 11


I am so honored to be a part of the Fashion Flash!

Winding down for the last weeks of Summer. At Black Cat Plus, we are getting ready for Fall! Exciting items coming in daily!

You get the best-of-the-best with these amazing women!  So,see below, for this week’s best from our fabulous bloggers as they talk about getting the most out of the last few weeks of Summer!

Kari from Fab Over Forty shares with us how she takes her summer beauty to fall beauty with her favorite beauty transition pieces.

It may be the end of summer, but keeping a healthy weight year round is important especially during the winter months.  Eating high-protein snacks can curb cravings and increase metabolism. has a great list of high-protein snacks to help you obtain or maintain your healthy weight.

Prime Beauty introduces the LUNA, a new skin cleansing and anti-aging device that has her ready to abandon her beloved Clarisonic. Read her review and enter to win your very own LUNA, a $200 value!

Positive aging expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman interviewed world-famous dermatologist Dr. Doris Day for her book, The Best of Everything After 50, and discovered that simple skin care always works best. Want to know the secret to great skin at any age?  Read On...

Summer may be winding down, but the colorful fingernails trend is still going strong! Style expert Deborah Boland from Fabulous After 40 shows you how to freshen up your manicure with one of these popular nail trends that will flatter your fingers.

Women’s Fitness Expert Mirabai Holland shows you how to use cross training to stay cool in summer’s heat.

Summer winding down signals back to school. That means less time for morning beauty and skin care prep. Jackie Silver from has shortcuts every mom could use for school day – or any day – beauty.

Deb of No-Nononsense Beauty Blog explores a popular protein powder as a beauty food.




Meet our newest blogger, Shelley Zurek of Still Blonde After All These Years.






Aug 2

As we enter the last month of Summer.  I am trying not to get depressed about it!  I just wanted to take a few minutes to remind everyone to be safe in the sun and have fun!   And, of course, look good while doing it!

Photo: Lincolnian (Brian)FoterCC BY-SA

Below are five safety tips to keep in mind to keep you cool as a cucumber for this last month of summer!

  1. Wear sunscreen and reapply after swimming or being out in the sun for more than three hours.
  2. Drink more fluids and not anything that has caffeine, alcohol or sugar.
  3. Plan outside activities before 11:00 am and after 4:00 pm.
  4. Do not let food sit out for more than one hour.
  5. Wear comfortable, loose and light clothing.  Save black for the bottom half, wear at night or in air conditioning.  We love this Comfy USA Uneven hem tunic in pink and orange.

Be sure to drink plenty of water, wear loose, cool clothing and you will be made in the shade this summer!


Check out this week’s post from Jackie over at Aging Backwards!