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“Curvy Girls Closet Raid” meets “Curvy Girls Who Brunch” – A Spring Plus Size Shopping Event and Brunch Co-Hosted by Yours Truly

I am so thrilled to announce that this Sunday March 03, 2013 I am co-hosting a very special event. In collaboration with Lana Leazer of Affluence PR and creator of “Curvy Girls Who Brunch” I have brought my Facebook group “Curvy Girls Closet Raid” for an amazing day of indulgence. Shoppers will sip on delicious cocktails and scrumptious brunch, all while networking and shopping with some of LA’s top plus size models, stylists, bloggers, and designers in the industry such as “The Curvy Fashionista” Marie Denee, Plus Fashion Stylist & Plus Model Magazine Executive Fashion Director Reah Norman, Veronica Cid of “Cids Style File“, Model & Actress Joy Nash, Plus Model & Stylist Melinda Mann, Hips & Curves, Sorella Swim, IGIGI, Cult of California, and yours truly. We will also have makeup and skincare vendors offering mini makeovers and samples, a variety of amazing jewelry vendors. Dress your best ladies because we will have Plus Model Magazine and Curvy Magazine there as well as professional photographer Victoria Chrystal Photography.

 

Check out the invite below for details or CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKET NOW 

Hope to see you there! xoDanielle

 

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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.

Tea Time – A Review of Igigi’s Bennetta Dress

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Igigi designs by Yuliya Raquel. So needless-to-say I was ecstatic to be asked to be part of their Curve Connection Project and take one of her amazing designs for a test run. This team is incredible and knows exactly how to dress a woman with curves. Not to say I have tons of curves, but I am definitely plus size and they chose an amazing dress that was flattering for me in all the right places.

The ladies sent me the beautiful Bennetta Dress  for review and when I opened the package I was taken back by the vibrant print that covers the bottom half of the dress. It was beautiful and I could not wait to get it on. They sent me a size 12 (since they tend to run a little larger) and it fit like a glove. I could not wait to wear it to one of my friends birthday tea.

The celebration I chose to wear the Bennetta Dress to was at the Tea Rose Garden in Pasadena. The venue was super cute, the tea and treats were absolutely delicious, and my dress was perfect for the garden setting. The dress has a gorgeous low, yet sexy cross over neckline with tank style, bra friendly straps which were perfect for the Summer daytime event. I did feel for me that the underarm did ride a little high, but nothing a quick trip to alterations couldn’t take of. The dress came with a gorgeous copper tone snake-skin like belt that I absolutely loved but chose not to wear for this event. I wanted to be a little more simple for the tea but would totally rock the belt with the dress for a “dressier” event. The dress length and style are classic and I highly suggest the Bennetta Dress for any plus size gal as it will accent a variety of body shapes.

Igigi is the perfect place to find a plus size dress for any event. They offer a variety of beautiful styles and unique designs. They are now my go-to shop for all my dresses. Yuliya and her team have truly taken the plus size fashion industry by storm and is transforming the world’s view of beauty one design at a time.

What do you think of the Bennetta Dress by Igigi? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Danielle Line Tea Time