Jun 2

Welcome to the Fashion Flash with posts this week from your favorite bloggers.

Here’s what they have in store for you this week, check it out!

Starting with Shawna from Female Fat Loss Over Forty:

Do you ever feel like you’re going to ‘pee your pants’ when you laugh? Heaven forbid you try a jumping jack if this is the case. Female Fat Loss Over 40 expert, Shawna K, has a solution for you here.

With summer humidity on its way, how can a girl fight frizz? Jackie Silver from shows you a new hot tool that helps smooth hair and add shine.

When you feel trapped in a tornado of activity, spirituality may keep you grounded to your center of happiness. has 15 tips to nourish your spirituality.

Prime Beauty got a royal pampering  with Perlier luxury bath and body products for a pauper’s price and you can too!

Positive Aging Expert and author of “The Best of Everything After 50″

Barbara Hannah Grufferman wants you to embrace the Plank, your body’s new best friend.  Click here for the scoop on how to do it right . . . so it really works! Video included!

From Moving Free with Mirabai, Don’t have time for a lunch break let alone an exercise break? At least you can reduce your stress. Try these two quickie stress relievers at your desk.

There is more than one type of sensitive skin.  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog looks at a common trigger.

Who doesn’t love a cute summer dress? But which ones are best for your over 40 lifestyle? Style expert Deborah Boland shares her picks for 9 summer dresses that will make you look modern.

Fab Over Forty interviews Sonia Kashuk and gets her beauty do’s and don’ts for women over 40.





Feb 11

Ok, we cannot resist!

We know cat s have always been in fashion! This past weekend, Designer Tracy Reese sent Lily, a real, live cat down the runway.

As it turns out, the cats were there on behalf of Purina ONE as part of their  True Nature of Cats movement.

According to a press release, the movement is all about letting cats “be who they were born to be”… by feeding them Purina ONE.  This is the first time a cat has been on the cat walk! How great is that?

Photo by: Jason DeCrow/Invision for Purina ONE/AP Images

More news from Fashion Week as it happens!


Jan 22

We are pleased to be featured in Nanny Net as one of the Top 25 Blogs to feature fashion advice for plus size women.

Nanny Net chose to feature Finding the Timeless Little Black Dress to Flatter the Plus Size Figure which is always an excellent reference article for choosing a black cocktail dress.

Nanny Net has excellent info about  yes, you guessed it! A NANNY! How to find one, how to become one! The site is most clever and helpful!

The post talks about general tips, fashion do’s and don’ts, how to dress for your shape and more!

Black Cat Plus is pleased to be featured along with Oprah, Real Simple, 3FatChicks on a Diet Blog and More!

Check it out!


Mar 12

Are we ever excited to have a March Madness Contest with Fabulous After 40!


If you have not checked out this site yet, it is a must! Great fashion, beauty and style tips for women 40+! The Glam Gals give great advice, fun contests and interesting topics!

You don’t want to miss out on this truly awesome contest!

We’ll be giving away $200 to one lucky person! So sign up today!

By the way, check out Faboverfifty they are hosting the Fashion Flash for this week!

Oct 9
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It’s our turn to host the Fashion Flash with the latest and greatest news from your fave bloggers.

Are you a cardio junkie when you exercise? Here’s some facts from fitness and fat loss over 40 expert, Shawna K, that should change that.

The weather is up and down and you’re wondering what to wear to look casual, but chic. How should you dress as you transition from summer to fall? The Glam Gals have a great example for you.

It’s difficult to believe she’s over 40, but Julie Bowen’s skin looked flawless at the recent Emmy’s.  Fab Over Forty shares the makeup artists secret to giving Julie a glowing look.
Are you maximizing your workout? Find out what your target heart rate is using the Menopause Makeover free health calculators.
Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog compares two popular anti-aging ingredients to choose the best  one.
Straight from last weekend’s FabOverFifty Beauty Bash, pro Sandy Linter shows you how to apply the best eye makeup of your life.

And this week at Black Cat Plus we were excited to learn that Emmy winning actress Melissa McCarthy went to school for clothing and textiles but ended up starting her stand-up comedy instead.  Melissa revealed this past week that after searching for something to wear to the Emmy’s and giving up and designing it herself, she is now going to start her own fashion line.  We can’t wait to see it!

Go Melissa!
Have a great week! More as it happens! Check out the latest info from our fave bloggers!
Oct 26

Don’t fret! There’s still time to enter our $50 Gift Certificate Drawing at Plus! Two, that’s right! Two, lucky winners will each receive a $50 Gift Certificate to Black Cat Plus to spend on–well, whatever you want! How’s that?!

And while you’re at it! Check out M.E. Wood’s (we call her Mo) Large and Lovely site.  It is a wealth of information: ranging from art, beauty, dating, fashion (that’s where we come in!) food, health, opinion, travel and more! You will never be bored, always be entertained and informed.  Mo’s writing style is witty, clever and to-the-point! Trust, us you this is one site that you will put right into your favorites!

The winner will be chosen from the comments at random, using, on October 28, 2009 at 3 pm EST.  So, don’t wait! Go now to Black Cat Plus, take a look at our plus size wraps, dresses, tops and see what you would like and then go to Plus She and tell us about it! Thanks to Mo and to Plus She for helping you to stock your closet this Fall!

You could win! Yes, you could!!

Oct 1

Black Cat Plus is pleased to feature select items from Alexandria, VA based Kingley & Posh.  From making dresses out of bed sheets when she was five years old to seeing a need in the plus size market and going after her dreams, Fresia Rodriguez, the lovely designer behind Kingley & Posh, is one very special and talented woman to watch!

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Through Kingley and Posh, she is fulfilling her dream to make fabulous and fashionable clothing for plus size women.  We think she has succeeded in her mission to make clothing that is chic and “embodies style and sophistication.”

We look forward to receiving more items from the Kingley & Posh line and are proud to be one of the first e-boutiques to carry this fast-growing plus size brand.  We hope you’ll enjoy seeing the new collection as much as we do! Congratulations Fresia and Welcome Kingley & Posh to the Black Cat Plus Catwalk!

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.