Jan 8

This is one of the most revolutionary hair loss products that I want to tell you about that can give you confidence and offer you an alternative to thinning hair or even hair loss.  Check out Fibond today.

If you suffer from hair loss or know someone who is, check it out. This product covers bald spots and instantly bonds to your hair without damaging it and gives you a natural-looking thick, luxurious, full head of hair until you shampoo. Made from plant resin, the fibers bond just like keratin compund in your natural hair.  And, it is safe to use with your other hair products such as hair spray and other shampoos.

And, Fibond won’t come off on your clothes, in the rain, wind or when you perspire. If you are not happy with the product, you can also get a complete refund. If you are looking for a way to cover bald spots, this is a perfect solution.

Mar 19

What a great piece from Media Planet as it touts all the greatest news and info on the Curvy Evolution!

This  insert appears in USA Today’s major markets and features from the plus size woman’s perspective!   You’ll be thrilled to read the latest trends and topics of interest from plus model Emme, Plus Model Magazine Editor, Madeline Figueroa -Jones and plus size blogger, my friend, Marie Denee.


Check it out!


Also, check out Jackie from Aging Backwards as she hosts this week’s Fashion Flash!


So, happy reading!  Jodell

Feb 13

This week’s host of the Fashion Flash is the Shoe Dish.
I love what the Shoe Dish has been “dishing” about among other things—Valentines Day Treats for your Feet.

The Shoe Dish is a website devoted to the love of shoes; shoe fashion, industry news, trendspotting, and the eternal devotion to a girls “other” best friend. You cannot go wrong with the latest in all things shoes from the Shoe Dish.  Be sure to check it out.

Happy Valentines Day! Hug Your Cat!–More as it happens!


Sep 30

Two posts in one day! I am so excited. What now, you ask?

Crystal Renn in French Vogue’s 90th (is it that old?) Anniversary issue!

A plus size model eating for all of eternity. Cannot be?!  Hahahahahaha!

Photo: Terry Richardson for French Vogue

Is this way over the top? What kind of statement is she trying to make?  There is no doubt, Crystal has done a lot for modeling and plus size modeling and just when we think she is going mainstream, she shocks us again.


Too much? No big deal? About time to break some taboos?   What do you think?

Is that an octopus?

What next?

Feb 23

Last week, Designer, Mark Fast, the Canadian born knitwear designer sent plus size model Crystal Renn, a size 16, out on the London catwalk wearing two clingy, knit dresses from his Fall 2010 Collection.

This red dress

And this beige-colored dress

Photos: www.Imaxtree.com/Matteo Volta

His point? Women can look good in couture at any size.  Fast said, “Modeling should be about personality and variety.  It is about beautiful women.  Size should not come into the equation.”

Last season, Fast used models in his show in a range of sizes from 0 to 14.

What to think?  I don’t know.  I have to ponder a bit.

But, I am  liking it.

The story continues.

More as it happens.   Jodell

Jan 30

Every now and then I am blown away by something and just want to share it! Enjoy!

Jan 13

In this month’s podcast scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2009 at 3:00-3:45 p.m. EST. Black Cat Plus Radio will feature Sarah Maria, body image expert and Author of “Love Your Body, Love Your Life.”

Listeners can log onto the show live at on Wedensday, January 13, at 3:00 p.m. EST.  Shows are also archived for easy access.

Sarah Maria, a reknown body-image expert who helps people love their bodies no matter how they look, shows people how to discover the beauty that is already inside of them, right now, in this moment. Once people lconnect with this beauty, they will discover that anything is possible – that they can create a body and a life that they truly love. Sarah Maria’s mission is to create a world where every person sees the beauty in themselves and in others. Sarah Maria has trained with well-known teachers and physicians, including Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Simon, Wayne Dyer, and Jack Canfield, among others. Her work has been endorsed by Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Simon, and NY Times best-selling author Marci Shimoff, as well as many other notable physicians, psychologists, and educators. Before writing her first book, she received a law degree from Stanford and a Master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

Oct 7

Is it a revolution, cost cutting measure, publicity stunt or just good common marketing sense to more accurately reflect the audience you serve?

Recently Glamour Magazine made headlines when it announced that it was featuring a pictorial of normal to plus size nude models in its November issue. Debuting the image last week on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Leive, commented about Glamour’s decision to include women of all shapes and sizes in their ads and said how Glamour was inspired by reader comments about model Lizzie Miller and how women reacted to that ad because they finally saw a part of themselves reflected in a magazine advertisement.

Photo: Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Glamour

And now, Brigitte Magazine, one of the more popular magazines from Germany announced that starting in 2010 it would only use women with “normal figures.” Brigitte sells 700,000 copies and offers readers  fitness, lifestyle, recipes and sex related articles which appeals to an upwardly mobile, younger career women demographic. Editor-in-Chief Andreas Lebert, said the change was, “in response to complaints by readers who said they had no connection with the women depicted in fashion features and no longer wanted to see protruding bones.”   How exciting! Two magazines! Who is next?

Oct 4

Stay tuned on Wednesday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. EST for our next show featuring Robert Gruber, CEO of one of our featured lines, A People United.  You will hear the story of his company and about their commitment to social responsibility.  We are excited to offer selections from this wonderful line.  We will also be talking to Elizabeth Patch, author and illustrator of More to Love.  We are excited to talk to this talented artist who has set out to make a positive contribution to combat negative stereotypes of plus size women by showing them as attractive, adorable, sassy and sexy women who live life to the fullest through her illustrations.  Don’t forget to tune in to Black Cat Plus Radio at 3 p.m. on October 14! Give-a-ways, promos, surprises and more!!  See you on the catwalk!

Sep 26

Kudos to Kelly Bliss for launching her new Lifestyle Watchers Program!

Congratulations to Black Cat Plus radio Lifestyles segment contributor, Kelly Bliss, for offering this new and innovative program!

As Kelly says, “Self Care works better than self hate!” Amen to that! Striving to live the healthiest lifestyle that we possibly can is the best gift we can give to ourselves and to those we love.

So, I promise for today to live the healthiest lifestyle I possibly can in body, mind and spirit! How about you?   WE look forward to talking with Kelly about her new Lifestyle Watchers program on our next show which airs live on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

And, if you live in the Philadelphia, Pa area, check out one of Kelly’s Lifestyle Watcher Classes


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