BlackCatPlus News

Nov 15

I love this photo by Mario Testino! It has Vogue’s Creative Director Grace Coddington with her Persian Cats! Of course, at Black Cat Plus, we love anyone who loves cats!! Also, We love Grace’s easy style.  At 74, the former model serves as inspiration to each one of us! She has been with Vogue since July of 1988 as their creative director.  Her long, red hair and black ensemble with red sneakers are perfect for an afternoon out! And, to top if off, she has the best accessory in our opinion, her Persian cats!  Photo: Mario Testino  Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Prime Beauty Blog.


Nov 6

A few things for you to watch as the weather turns colder.

For winter color trends, you will want to take notice of colors which reflect Mother Nature and remind us of seasons past.  Shades of dried herb that is actually a lovely shade of olive, is a color you will want to have in your wardrobe as it neutralizes every complexion.  You will also want to add the luscious color of suede in tops and bottoms.

Don’t forget the ever-popular gray.  Gray is a color for every occasion that you will find in just about any separate, from cozy sweaters to fitted tops and skirts. You will find that gray adds subtle dimension to any winter outfit.

On trend for this season are items which have that 70′s inspired look!  Still going strong is anything with fringe, tie-dye and embellishments.  Not quite the full-on bohemian style we saw this past Spring and Summer, but a more refined and elegant 70′s vibe is very apparent and flattering.

For this week’s Fashion Flash, check out Chic at Any Age!

Nov 1

Prime Beauty explains why you need a Concealer Wardrobe!


Barbara Hannah Grufferman, author of THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50, thinks every woman should have one of THESE in her closet. Here’s why . . .

Melanie from Society Wellness brings us up to speed on the topic of common allergens. These are the foods in our diets that will most likely sabotage our best health.

Lose Weight: Talk Yourself Thin! Mirabai Holland Certified Exercise Physiologist & Health Coach from shows and tells you how.

If you can’t design and build them, then sell them.  That’s how architect Bissera Antikarov survived the 2008 economic breakdown and created the blueprint for her own personal redesign.  

If you are contemplating a trip to Europe this winter check out some warm waterproof coats that will protect you from the chilly winds.




Oct 18

Meghan Trainor’s voice is joining the voices of other plus size celebrities of late who believe that the words, “plus-sized” should not be used.

Trainor, who is now the official spokesperson for, an online retailer for 12+ size clothing, said that it bothers her when she sees people passing scathing comments about a model just because she has put on a little extra weight.

Photo: Meghan Trainor/Facebook

She also shared during the interview that she hated the term “plus-size”. When she discussed this with FullBeauty, they were quite amicable about her not wanting to be labeled as a plus-sized girl. The e-retailer was perfectly cool about her decision.  The retailer introduced the term “full-beauty” rather than plus-sized and the term is becoming accepted among the women who wear a size 12 and above.

When Meghan was asked whether she looks up to anyone in the industry, she admitted that she like Beyonce because of her curves, Melissa McCarthy and Gigi and loves their inspirational quotes.

Good for you, Meghan!  Let’s not allow anyone to label others because of size and that includes the words skinny.

Oct 9

You have to try these socks!  Xpandasox are the answer!  They are perfect for women who have a larger calf. Say “Farewell” to socks that bind or fall down! We have found the perfect pair of socks for you!  We tried them on and wore them all day without a problem!  They fit up to a size 24″ calf!

These socks have a new and innovative concept that has a stretch panel that stretches and contracts to fit your body and stays up without binding, allowing for comfort, style and a better fit.

One pair of socks retail for $18.00 and come in several colors and patterns.   A 9-11: Fits women’s shoe size 5-10 A 10-12: Fits women’s shoe size 10-12

In addition, for every sock that is purchased, Xpandasox will donate 1 pair to The Sock Bank. Did you know that socks are the most asked-for item in homeless shelters in the U.S.A.

Try a pair today! 20% off for October with Code Save20 and Free Shipping with orders over $25!

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from NononsenseBeautyBlog.

Oct 1

That is all I have been hearing about lately!

Check out Pursecase!

Pursecase is the patent protected smartphone clutch elegantly designed with your phone and essentials in mind. Made for Samsung Galaxy, iPhones As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank & partners with Lori Greiner, this protective smartphone case exclusively fashioned with a pocket to carry cash, ID & credit cards, a sleek chain handle that doubles as a bracelet, and a compact mirror designed for those fashion emergencies!

Check out this new accessory today!

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Second Lives Club!



Oct 1

Run, jump and dash into the latest revolution in foam footwear this spring with Crosskix! Be part of the growing trend of the energizing, sleek and sporty Crosskix lifestyle and culture that is dominating the foam composite footwear market.


Crosskix is more than just another EVA shoe to slip on and casually wear. It’s pioneering functionality in mold-injected footwear for multi-purpose uses that comes in striking, attractive and sporty designs. Each shoe is designed and engineered for the best impact absorption, ventilation and water use. The stylish and functional athletic shoes are rugged enough for rigorous obstacle course races (TUFF MUDDER, etc), comfortable for marathon runs, and stylish for everyday casual wear in and out of the water!


Be one of the first to experience Crosskix’s APX and 2.0. The Kickstarter “super early bird” SPECIAL pricing will start at $34/pair (any style, color, or size). Suggested retail price starting at $64/pair. These prices are exclusively available during the Kickstarter campaign at until completion. Target delivery date is April 2016.

Crosskix’s 2.0 design is a follow-up to the signature 1.0 shoe with more improvements in design and functionality. Features include a fully adjustable tongue with slits on the medial and lateral sides for high insteps. A strong marine Velcro securely fastens the instep strap while submerged in water. Crosskix also added a “pin fastener” on the upper lateral side that can be inserted into pre-drilled holes on the instep strap. This allows users to wear the 2.0 as loose or as tight as they want.


The APX is designed to fit, feel and function like a high performance sneaker. New features include a full tongue with 9mm wide anti-chorine elastic specifically made for water — and will not dry up and crack. The instep can be adjusted to any height. Like the 2.0, the APX also incorporates stylish air and water vents and scupper drain holes on the rear medial and lateral sides of the shoe.


Both the 2.0 and APX are designed recreational and athletic uses and are perfect for water sports and recreational activities where the user needs to go from land to water and back, without having to switch shoes.


Don’t miss this opportunity and be the first to experience the most comfortable and functional athletic shoe in foam composite footwear with the Crosskix’s new Kickstarter for the APX and 2.0 design — just in time for Spring/Summer 2016 delivery.


Great for all ages, these Crosskix designs are perfect for anyone looking for a comfortable all-purpose athletic shoe for everyday use. Please visit or contact







Sep 25

Check out the site, Size Fit Plus, a unique online fashion and beauty destination for curvy women. Their unique Size Calculator, helps members get exactly the right size of clothes when they order on line, regarless of the retailer.

Priviledges deals and promotions. Fitting, styling, trending advices from experts in the industry.


You won’t be disappointed with a virtual mall and other amenities which helps you dress for your shape! All from a team of experts in the fashion industry who have teamed up at the service of plus size women, providing you with fashion and beauty advice, deals, promotions, news about everything curvy!

Check it out today!

Sep 19

We are big fans of the new Lane Bryant Ad Campaign which features six plus-size model favorites all showing Fall fashions.  Models include Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, Precious Victoria Lee, Justine Legault, Georgia Pratt and Sabina Karlsson.

What else can we ask for?  A demand for equality and the latest in Fall Fashions!

The campaign features on-trend styles from Fall in beautiful black and white photos.  You will see on-trend figure flattering dresses and pencil skirts, button down shirts and more!   Take a look at this fashion and culture foward ad campaign!


Photo: Lane Bryant

The “PlusIsEqual” movement strives to give women — of all sizes — equal representation in the media. “Sixty-seven percent of U.S. women are size 14 to 34, but they’re underrepresented on billboards, magazines, TV … everywhere,” according to the brand.

Photo: Lane Bryant

This is the second campaign to the #ImNoAngel Campaign which encourages every woman to love herself.

One word: Brilliant!

Sep 12

We love to support entrepreneurs! Take a look at this new product!

Wrapurse, is a new product and company that has invented a designer cover that shields the bottom of your handbag!

We have tried this product first-hand and it truly does protect your purse!  I am so happy that I did not have to put my purse on the restaurant floor.

Since women spend billions of dollars each year on handbags! You know you do!  It is a good idea to protect them.

Wrapurse is a product of convenience, reusability, versatility, and protection! It folds into a small, lightweight carry case, so it can go wherever you go. The high-quality, water-resistant fabric allows you to easily wipe off any dirt or hand-wash the whole thing. Available in four different sizes, it will fit any purse, tote, or diaper bag. By keeping them clean, dry, and germ-free, Wrapurse will improve the longevity of your handbags.

Colors available are merlot, chestnut, and midnight black. Depending upon the size, Wrapurse retails for $16-$22.  This product is available online at

As a single mother of two active boys, Cyndi Heap witnessed the ruin of many expensive accessories due to muddy soccer fields and grimy baseball bleachers. As a result, she founded and designed Wrapurse. With her campaign, she hopes to further establish the brand as well as give back. Dedicated to her son with special needs, Cyndi will donate 10% of the funds raised to, one of the programs at the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Wrapurse is Cyndi’s stylish solution to your handbag troubles and so much more, and she would like to share with you!  Check out her campaign on indiegogo.

Check out this week’s Fashion Flash from Chic at any Age!


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