September 2012

I’ve Got the Blues…Imperial Blue, Twilight Blue, Royal Blue

This month I was invited to a very special birthday celebration for an amazing friend of mine and fabulous Plus Size Fashion Stylist Reah Norman. The event was schedule to take place at the ever so yummy Rosa Mexicano on Sunset Blvd. I knew that some of the most fashionable women in Los Angeles would be attending, so the pressure was on to find the perfect dress. With so many designers transitioning into Fall and it still being super hot here in LA I have to tell you that it was a struggle to find something amazing that I would not sweat to death in and I definitely did not want to wear black. I knew that I wanted something bright and sexy to not only celebrate her special day but also to celebrate the end of summer. With the kids heading back to school and me starting my new job with Becca Etc Swimwear, this was going to be one of my last girls night out for awhile and I really wanted to look amazing. After searching numerous websites I came across the 2012 Fall Collection on Igigi.com and fell in love with all of the styles available for Fall that come in a variety of blue hues from Imperial Blue, Twilight Blue, and Royal Blue. I am a sucker for an amazing blue and it was tough to pick the right one for the event.

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Mara Dress Imperial Blue

Lubov Dress Royal Blue

Lubov Dress Royal Blue

Chanda Dress Royal Blue

Chanda Dress Royal Blue

 

I decided to go with the Mara Dress in Imperial Blue because I felt that it had a little more of an edgier look than some of the other styles and I have been waiting to pair my black hematite chain and matching earrings with something amazing and this dress was it. When the dress arrived the day of the event, I literally was able to pull it out of the box and wear it immediately because of the incredible season-less jersey knit fabric it is made out of…the dress was wrinkle-free I couldn’t believe it! It felt so silky going on and hugged my curves in all the right places. I particularly loved the open boat neckline and was able to wear it a little bit off the shoulder for a more sexy look. I felt beautiful, sexy, and confident as always in Igigi.

As I arrived I wished the birthday girl Reah Norman a Happy Birthday and said my hello’s to all the gorgeous fashionistas that were there. I was surrounded by extremely talented, beautiful women…. from fashion bloggers, designers, to models, to celebrity hair and makeup artists. They all gave me tons of compliments on my dress and hands down the Imperial Blue was a complete hit. Not only did they love the vibrant blue hue but I was also told that the style/cut of the dress was perfect for my figure. The night was incredible, the venue was gorgeous, food and drinks were delicious, the DJ (DJ Gumsoul) had an amazing playlist, and I truly felt like a million dollars!

Thank you again Yuliya Raquel and the Igigi team for making me feel and look fantastic for another one of my events and for creating incredible designs for full figured women.

Be sure to check out more fabulous finds for Fall at Igigi.com and if you are in the LA area be sure to visit Rosa Mexicano on Sunset Blvd. to hear DJ Gumsoul on Friday and Saturdays from 8-11pm.

I Love Being a Leo…..Happy Birthday to ME!

Yes, I can truly say that I love being a Leo and if you know me you know that I am 100% a Leo woman in every way shape and form. This August it was all about me with continued birthday celebrations through the entire month thanks to my loving friends and family.  I was pampered with special dinners, girls night outs, a trip to Vegas with one of my favorite gal pals, and even a fabulous spa day. I have truly been in heaven and hate that it has to end.

One of my MOST special nights was celebrated with 3 of my closest girl friends at The Federal Bar in Noho. It was my first time going there and I didn’t know what to expect, nor did I have any idea what to wear. I was told to dress for dinner and dancing, so I knew I wanted something comfortable that I could move around in…. but it had to be SEXY!

I remembered getting an email recently from one of my favorite designers Anna Scholz announcing the launch of her White Label Collection which was featured on the fabulous model Whitney Thompson of ANTM and I was in LOVE with it all. The White Label is Anna’s premium collection featuring luxury fabrics, statement pieces, and designer cut and detail as stated on the site. I knew that I would find my birthday dress here. I decided to go with the Digital Jersey Gathered Panel Dress in Forest after seeing the picture below….amazing right?

Dress by Anna Scholz

Dress by Anna Scholz

With the gorgeous hues of Magenta, Purple, with splashes of Gold in the digital forest print this dress is truly like no other. Because of the fabulous colors and print I decided to go simple and accessorize with a chunky bangle, matching earrings, and my go-to gold Carlos heels. It  is sexy and curve-hugging but not super clingy, so it allowed me to get my dance on with my girls. It also had the perfect amount of drape down the front to camouflage my “problem area” after I enjoyed my red velvet surprise compliments of the Federal Bar. I felt super sexy and confident rockin my Anna Scholz White Label Digital Jersey Gathered Panel Dress while celebrating my 35th birthday!

Anna has an amazing way of making curvy women feel beautiful and confident with her bold prints, elegant draping, and impeccable fit. Most full figured women I notice will shy away from bright colors and bold prints, but I truly embrace them and hope you will too.Once you try on an Anna Scholz dress I guarantee you will be hooked. I know it can be tough sometimes ordering online especially all the way from the UK but from experience I know that when I order from her site I am getting exactly what is pictured, with exact details stated in their description, and quality merchandise.

Check out some of the latest designs by Anna Scholz and Happy Birthday to all the other fabulous Leo women out there!