Plus Size Designers

Sep 8

I always love to look at what Designer Tadashi Shoji has in store for us and it is pastels!~His theme: Sweet Liberation. He said, “ Everything is stronger, frosted white, white tulle, white sequins, white lace, on cool pinks and mint, and all of these stronger colors.”  Women are not afraid of being strong and feminine!

When you get a minute, take a look

In a recent interview with Elle Magazine, the designer talked about why he does not shy away from designing for Plus sizes.  He said that perhaps they are not confident about the clothing or to make bigger women look beautiful.  He said, he is up for the challenge and confident he can do it.

We agree! He has done it and we hope he will keep doing it!

 

This week’s Fashion Flash is hosted by Staness at Menopause Makeover!

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Jan 8

We are excited to be offering Ming Wang Knits to the Black Cat Plus Line!

If you are looking for classic, career wear, look no further!

You’ll love Ming Wang for its easy wear, lightweight knits that can be mixed and matched from season to season.

At Ming Wang, we want to help women fall in love with their closets again. That’s why we design with real women and their lives in mind, and focus on creating easy, effortless styles that take you through your day with class and confidence.

Watch as Steven Wang of Ming Wang knits talks about the collection that you will be seeing on Black Cat Plus.

 

As Ming Wang says, “We believe style shouldn’t  be complicated, and we’re dedicated to creating simple options that deliver sophisticated results in women’s 1X-3X. Our separates are always classic yet stylish, designed to layer, and built to go together, season after season. So among all the things you have to think about in your day, what you’re wearing doesn’t have to be one of them.”

 

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Aug 8

Good news!  We can add  Toula to the esteemed list of Sakes Fifth Avenue plus size designers.

Perhaps it signals that times are a changing?

Oh, how I wish we could add them to the list of plus size boutiques as well.  What do you think? Maybe in time?

Following other luxury labels, women’s apparel manufacturer Toula will debut its  plus size Fall 2010 collection at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York Flagship store.   The collection is made up of  mix and match pieces in women’s sizes 14W-24W.


“We’re excited to expand our reach through this partnership and reach a much larger, cosmopolitan audience,” explained Steven Wang, co-owner of the label. “Toula has been available for decades at smaller boutiques, but this distinctive line sold at Saks will reachan entirely new market.”

The collection features forgiving wool and rayon fiber blends which lends itself  to curvier women’s shapes and can be blocked up or down a size to accommodate body fluctuations.  The pieces enhance a woman’s natural silhouette with flattering cuts and elegant, understated detailing.  The wrinkle-resistant fabrics are ideal for the traveling professional woman with refined taste.

Complete outfits from Toula will retail from $1200-$1600.


Toula joins the luxury labels which previously sold items up to a size 10.  This season, size 14′s will hit the shelves from a myriad of designer labels including: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Akris, Armani, Carolina Herrera, Escada, Donna Karan, St. John, Oscar de la Renta, Max Mara, Valentino, Michael Kors, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Fendi and Roberto Cavalli.  It has been reported that some designers will even go up to a size 20W, with Toula going up to a size 24W.


Toula started in 1986 in a a one-room factory in the home of owners Eddie and Ming Wang and has grown into a successful family business, now run by their son Steven Wang.

Toula has stayed true to its original mission of creating practical and sophisticated clothing.  Classic, timeless and well-made describes this fashion forward designer.  With the majority of fashion designers not making clothes for everyday people, Toula focuses on mature, professional women and has prospered as a result.

Blackcatplus
Jul 3

Happy Fourth of July! We have the plus size fashionista’s true red, white and blue promo that we came across recently!

Kudos to Tommy Hilfiger and Co.!

Here’s your opportunity to help disadvantaged women achieve economic independence! When you purchase this limited edition scarf or tie at Tommy Hilfiger’s on line shop, 100% of the proceeds will benefit our fave charity Dress for Success! The best thing: It’s on Sale!! You know you want it!  Truly a present to yourself and a way to help other women become independent!

Blackcatplus
Jun 21

What a great Facebook Fan Page promotion that Mushka by Sienna Rose is having this Summer.

We are proud to be an official e-tailer of Sienna Rose.  They have the most beautiful tops, tunics and dresses such as this Plus Size  Feathered Daisy dress pictured below !

The vibrant prints and soft, flowing fabrics are to die for.  We love this plus size tank top in Python Paisley and this Vanity top below has been a big seller!

You can also click on our Black Cat Plus Radio Episode #9 interview with Sienna Rose and hear more about this wonderful line!

So, For the promotion. Here’s all you need to do!

“Like” Sienna Rose’s Facebook Fan Page and send an email telling them why you should win a closet makeover.

First Prize is $500! Second prize is $250.  All the way to Fifth Prize at $65! You have to try for it! What do you have to lose?

The summer wardrobe give-a-way starts on June 21, 2010 and ends July 15, 2010.  Winners will be notified on Sienna Rose’s Facebook Fan Page.

And tell your friends–they can win too!

More as it happens!

Jodell

Blackcatplus
Jul 18

In just a few hours, we will be debuting our new A People United line. Taken from a Chilean folk song whose lyrics proclaim that “A People United Can Never Be Defeated” this company has provided over 1,000 scholarships for Nepali children to attend private schools. We are pleased to bring you items from a socially conscious company that provides a superior product.

The Tribe Collection which we feature in our show room and on our site, offers great pieces for plus size.  Each piece offers an up-to-date style,  a comfortable, relaxed fit, without compromising style, and features breath-able cotton fabric in generous cuts.  The tag on each garment reads:  Tribe is handcrafted by village weavers in Nepal.  Spun into thread and interwoven in the cloth, you may find natural imperfections such as those inherent in our lives, our minds and our bodies.  Please appreciate the unique quality each purchase offers as you contribute to the education of 160 of our Nepalese workers children and the future they will influence.

Any question in your mind now as to why we added A People United to our collections?  Founded almost 20 years ago, by Robert Gruber, a practicing attorney who went back to school to obtain a Master’s in Public Health.  While working for the Federal Government in the Public Health field, Robert came up with the idea for A People United.  Now a family affair, Robert’s wife, Laura Emberson, is the talented in-house artist and the creator of the line’s unique prints.  Both Robert and Laura and their children are often featured in promotional pieces wearing the clothing. Robert contacted us about a year ago and we were very impressed with the story of A People United.  And, we were ecstatic when we actually saw the line in person! We know you will be delighted to wear these pieces.

We have more items shipping for Fall ’09 and cannot wait until you see how all of the pieces can mix and match.  You’ll want to get them all!

A People United’s corporate strategy depends on the partnership with their boutiques and through you, our customers, to value the workmanship inherent in each garment and the knowledge that the line is not only beautiful and value-priced, but is also helping to create a better world.

We began with the Contour Jacket as the center-piece of the line and will add several tops and jackets, including the Contour jacket in different colors, this Fall.

Join me in welcoming A People United to Black Cat Plus: A unique story, a signature collection and a company for our time.

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Apr 13
Anna Paul
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YASB (You are so Beautiful) is a 3 year old company. We are known for our engineered scarf prints that are designed into tops, dresses & skirts. We are excited to have the well known designer Anna Paul on our team. Her contemporary designs with embellishments & embroidery are for the better, upscale markets in America & Japan.

For Anna Paul, Hollywood glamour is in her blood. Growing up in Beverly Hills, surrounded by some of the most dazzling women in the world, she always knew she wanted to be a designer. Anna grew up loving fashion and spent her teenage years working in local boutiques after school, selling, dressing mannequins and windows, and whatever she could do to learn the ropes. She then shopped vintage stores in her spare time educating herself. Anna has over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry.

Anna credits some of her success to her first job out of school. “I lucked out and got the most fabulous assistant designer position with a fashion designer who created one of a kind masterpieces for celebrities and socialites. I learned so much – the entire process – pattern making, draping, threads, trims. I was truly ‘an apprentice’. she took me to Dallas market – I learned what a school can’t teach – live learning – I loved it!!”

“Fabrics, trims, art…these are the things that inspire me. I love to bring together exotic elements from all over the world – beading, embroidery and fabrics to create feminine, flattering pieces that will make women feel more beautiful.”

Anna believes that curves are beautiful! “all women, no matter what height or size should feel beautiful, sexy and feminine!”

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Apr 13
Comfy USA
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Seasonless, timeless separates from Comfy USA feature trend-appropriate styles at affordable prices. Comfy USA is tailor-made for the plus size fashion conscious woman who wants to strike the balance between casual and career dressing and effortlessly take a look from daytime to nighttime. Designed and manufactured in the USA using natural materials, Comfy USA is reknown for an unmatched sophistication featuring wearable fabrics and flattering silhouettes in gorgeous colors. You’ll want to mix and match Comfy USA pieces into your all-seasons wardrobe for both work and play.

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Nov 25
Sienna Rose
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Black Cat Plus is pleased to feature plus size tops from Sienna Rose. Founded in 2005, Mushka by Sienna Rose Inc. is a Los Angeles-based women’s clothing line that specializes in unique, sublimated prints with bold, painterly hues. Sienna Rose uses comfortable knit and woven fabrics that flatter a plus size woman’s natural curves. Mushka appeals to women of all ages from teenager to mature and we are proud to feature plus size tops that are truly inspiring.
The tops are created through a unique printing process that leave the garment’s natural folds and creases untouched by the printed color wash. The result is a truly unique garment with its own character and style. The Mushka collection translates high fashion trends and prints into everyday life for toady’s fashion-conscious plus size woman. Women are instantly drawn to the flattering, feminine looks and positive feelings that the brand inspires. Sue Halevy, the lead designer and creative force behind the Mushka collection, draws upon her artistic background to personally create every garment. Design inspirations range from organic florals and landscapes, striking graphic elements and beautiful Asian-inspired imagery.

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Oct 31
Nina Nguyen Jewelry
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Exclusively for Black Cat Plus, we are pleased to offer Nina Nguyen Jewerly created especially for our customers in extra long lengths. Plus size bracelets, plus size necklaces and earrings in extra long lengths using semi-precious stones and materials that flatter the plus size woman and puts the finishing touches on any outfit. Nina says, “I want my jewelry to be unique, feminine, stylish, maintain an elegant simplicity and, at the same time, be filled with expression to empower the wearer. It gives me much pleasure to contribute to the beauty of women. My hope is that every woman will enjoy wearing my jewelry as much as I enjoy designing each and every piece” .

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