July 2009 archive

Thanks So Much FashionForwarddd

blog award

Thanks goes out to Zoe from FashionForwarddd for giving me this fantastic award. I have to give this award to 10 other bloggers and list 10 interesting facts about myself.

THE TEN PEOPLE WHO GET THIS AWARD:
1. Through the Looking Glass

2.AlixRose

3.The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Fashion

4.Dream Sequins

5.Pretty Exquisite

6.Iole in Fashion

7.A Dream of A Lifetime

8.Pretty in Leather

9.The Big Girl Blog

10.Somewhere Here

TEN FACTS ABOUT ME:
1. Sometimes I can be so enthusiastic about something that I come off as fake, but sometimes I just really care passionately about things.

2. I wear a size 10 shoe, and I have worn a size 10 shoe since I was 10.

3.Sometimes mom and I watch soap operas late at night on Soap Net.

4.I am one of the biggest klutz the world has ever seen. I almost cut my finger off once. Long story that involves me being a total hot mess.

5.I think I want to do fashion pr instead of merchandising because I have had 3 pr internships, and I pretty good at that. Plus math sucks major Rocky Mountain Oysters.

6.I love Legend of the Seeker. The first season just premiered this year, but it really sucked me in. The Seeker guy is hot too.

7.I love shoes. I love shoes. I love shoes.

8.I love Twitter because it has introduced me to some great and wonderful people. Follow me @thefatandskinny.

9.I just had the best fried pork chop ever. Yum!

10.I am so tired of school. I can’t wait for my little break before the next semester starts.

Torrid is Calling Out to Curvaceous Beauties!

Torrid is Calling Out to Curvaceous Beauties!

You don’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! You could be the star of a LA fashion show or even be the next face of Torrid.com! Torrid, the plus-sized clothing store is having their House of Dreams Model Search, a nation-wide hunt for a diva to rep their brand!

Your time is running out! Applications must be postmarked by August 7th to qualify! So if you are at least 16 years old and size 12-26 go to Torrid.com to print out your application and send it in!

Torrid HQ
Attn: Model Search 2009
18305 E. San Jose Ave.
Industry, CA 19748

For more information and to print an application go to Torrid.com today!

The Fat and Skinny Steals and Deals

Before I go into the steals and deals, I wanted to let you all know that I am now a Wishpot Fashion Expert and a Shop It To Me Trendsetter!

Wishpot is great because you can make a wish list based on the things you want to buy or buy for other people. It is also a great resource for people getting married or having babies because they have a wedding and baby registry section. They list toys,clothes, accessories, tech gadgets, and so much more. You should definitely check this out if you are looking for new items to add to your wardrobe, or to help you pick out that special gift for any holiday.

Shop It To Me is also a great site because the SaleMail emails are specifically tailored to you. When you sign up, you fill out a quick 5 min survey that lets you pick your favorite brands, types of clothing you want to buy,and the size of all articles of clothing. What impressed me was the fact that you can chose between mens,womens, boys, and girls’ clothing. They also have plus sizes, maternity sizes, petite sizes, and regular sizes. After that you get to pick which day you want to you want the emails to come to your inbox, …… and TA-DA what seems like bunches and bunches of clothes that are ON SALE are placed in that one email. IF you really want a steal and a deal on clothes in your size, this is the site for you.

Here are some Steals and Deals:

Alloy
  • Free Shipping on Orders Over $25 with code AKHAFF. Valid through 7.30.09.
  • EXTENDED! 15% Off Orders with code DEAL15. Valid through 7.30.09.
  • NEW! Best of Summer: up to 30% off.
  • NEW! Dresses: fall’s hottest styles starting at $29.50.

Vans

  • Free US Groung Shipping on ALL purchases over $100 with code FREESHIP100..

Uniqlo

  • Save 10% when you spend £45 or more. Enter UNIQ10OFF45 at checkout to redeem. Expires 31st December, 2009
  • Free Delivery when you spend £45 or more. Enter UNIQDEL45 at checkout to redeem. Expires 31st December, 2009

Benefit Cosmetics-USA

  • Save up to 50% off at Benefit’s Summer Sale-abration! For a limited time only, get hot deals on some of our hottest products! Visit our Buh-Buys section now!
  • Get a FREE california kissin’ with any $35 purchase. No promo code necessary. Product automatically ships with your order.

Benefit Cosmetics-UK

  • Free Delivery on all orders over £50 – enter voucher code FREEDELI at the checkout!

Dollhouse

  • Save Up To 35% Off Women’s Jeans at Dollhouse.com Offer is good until August 15th!

Thank You Ondo Lady!

Last week I did a post called What Is Your Favorite Super Memory? I want to thank all of the readers who commented on that post. I think it is great to look back at a time when fashion was fun, even fanciful. Fashion today is kind of dark and business like. It is basically more about the bottom line instead of art, but I think the girls of Rodarte, Alexander Wang, and others are changing things again. Models are becoming popular again too. Hopefully they don’t overshadow the designers like last time and bring us back into the dark ages. BLAH!

Enough of my rant. What I wanted to say was… thanks Ondo Lady,from The Musings of Ondo Lady, for spurring my memory with this comment:

My favorite memory of the supermodels was at the Versace show when Naomi, Cindy, Linda and Christy came down the runway miming to the George Michael song, Freedom. Now that was a moment and I doubt if we will see anything like that again.

How could I forget? Well I found a video clip of that exact moment. The video is about 9 mins of awesome fashion moments. Watch all of it to see how the models used to walk a show, or skip all the way to the 6:09 mark and behold the day that most people say the Super was born.

I recently did a guest blogging post for the Demoiselles on body image. The post is scheduled to go up today. Please check it out. I wrote from the heart, and I think their body image series is a great read for everyone.

Stop The Presses…..

From the Imagist:

Looks like NYC has a new destination this summer…C’est Beast where last Thursday all the glossy kids ( from Nicola Formachetti to Mario Testino to Sonny Groo to Stefano ) partied till the break of dawn. Keep it cute ! …In other news TI picked up the hot hiss this weekend that US Vogue is quietly getting a revamp in light of the on-going ad slump. Think a new circle of models, an influx of fresh, young photographers and a desire for “unpredictability” in the stories. Well it is THE biggest brand in the business no?

P.S. Don’t you just love this cover? I think one of the things American Vogue should do is bring back the model cover instead of the movie star cover. I love movie stars, but I would much rather see them on the cover less. I mean come on guys, a fashion mag should have fashion models. DUH!

Jourdan Dunn Is Preggers!!!!!


From the Cut:

Vogue just posted a blog item with this headline: “Expecting In Style: What The Pregnant Jourdan Should Wear This Fall.” And that is how they announced to the world the 19-year-old Dunn, who won Best Model at last year’s British Fashion Awards, is pregnant. Not just pregnant, but four months along pregnant (she’s due in December). Of course, when Vogue announces this news, they use it not as a platform for a discussion of society’s attitude toward or the pitfalls inherent in teen pregnancy, but an outlet for Vogue market editor Meredith Melling-Burke to pick out designer maternity clothes for her, yay! (She does the same for allegedly pregnant model Gisele and confirmed pregnant model Karolina Kurkova). It’s unclear who the father of Dunn’s child is. She should have plenty of money to take care of a kid after the impressive career she’s had so far. Sadly, she’ll probably be absent from Fashion Week in September. Tyra Banks better book Dunn for her talk show. Oprah would be better, but we’ll take what we can get.

Expecting In Style: What The Pregnant Jourdan Should Wear This Fall [Vogue.com via Fashion Bomb]

Is this really the way she wanted her pregnancy announcement to come out, in a pregnancy style post from Vogue? Really…..Really????? And what is up with all the pregnant models. Something must be in the modeling agency’s water. Comment amongst yourselves.

What Is Your Fondest Super Memory?

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Can you remember the first time you heard about/or saw the Supers? Do you remember all of their names? Who was your favorite and why? Do you mourn the loss of the supermodel, or do you think the newest batch of models are supermodels? If so, who? Is Giselle a supermodel? I would love to see your comments.

You all know I love the Supers something fierce, so imagine my surprise when I saw that Vogue had opened up their archives to release some photos of the Supers. These shot are beyond amazing, and most of them are very iconic and recognizable. Take a quick peek at these photographic gems.

And don’t forget to check out the shoot with Eva, Naomi, and Claudia in the August 2009 issue of Vogue Korea. Hot!

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La Grande Dame Is Having A Sale!

Here is the La Grande Dame sale schedule for all you lucky ladies.

July 24th: Most summer items are 60% off!!! They will go fast so
shop early for the best selection!!

July 25th: Most remaining items will get marked down to 65% off.

July 26th: Yup, 70% off. We have lots of beautiful sweaters, coats, slacks and more to put up!

You will be able to buy some beautiful fashions from Anna Scholz, De Sentino, Marina Rinaldi,
Lafayette 148, Melissa Masse, Olivia Harper, and more!

Just log in to http://www.lagrandedame.com/clearance.html on July 24th for
best selection.

Photo from La Grande Dame.

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Couture With A Conscience

I love shopping. DUH! I also happen to like companies that do great things for the less fortunate as well. I am so glad I found out about this company on Twitter. Check this out!

From the Shabby Apple website: For many women in the developing world, life is a constant struggle against poverty and hardship. Limited economic opportunity leads to a downward cycle of malnutrition, illiteracy and poor health – a cycle that traps each new generation. Through access to microfinance – financial services such as microcredit loans, insurance, savings and other products – women can overcome poverty and provide a better life for their children. Shabby Apple wants to help. With your help, we hope to provide 500 women with micro-credit loans by December 31 of this year. There are two ways to contribute.

  1. Buy a dress from Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple donates 5% of all its net profits to Unitus. Every time you order something from Shabby Apple, part of this order funds a micro-credit loan.
  2. Donate an extra $5 at the checkout page. When checking out, scroll down and click on the ‘help women worldwide’ button. This donation will directly contribute to a micro-credit loan.

To learn more, click here. Double your effect: Enter the Code couture to receive $5 off of any order. Shabby Apple will double its donation for every couture coupon used. Share this coupon with friends: here

I am totally in love with this concept. I think its fabulous, and not only do they make beautiful dresses for straight and junior sizes, but they make plus sizes and maternity clothes as well. Shabby Apple is also developing a fitness line. Most of the clothes are under $100. They are just expanding and giving back at the same time. I love it. Take a look at some of Shabby Apple’s cutest looks.






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Anna Scholz Fall Lookbook Is Here!!!!

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Anna Scholz is one of my favorite plus size clothing designers, and she is bringing the hottest looks for the fall season. Here are some pics from her awesome and totally beautiful lookbook. You can check out the rest of the lookbook here. Even if you aren’t plus sized, the lookbook is still gorg and something special to look at.
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Brogues It Down Now…

Rupert Sanderson shoes
Sienna Miller in Rupert Sanderson Shoes
I know brogues have been in style for a few seasons now, but I am finally getting into the trend. I always thought they were cute, but probably wouldn’t look right on me. Here is a picture of Sienna Miller wearing the Rupert Sanderson “Joyce” brogues with jeans and a long cardi. The shoes cost £345.00 which is about $563.69. Photos from Rupert Sanderson

I saw these two dresses on the Urban Outfitters’ website, and thought they would be perfect for these shoes. Everybody wants to wear heels with dresses, which is ok, but I think you can slide in some flatwear every now and then. Photos from Urban Outfitters.

I hope you all like the changes. I am working hard the make my blog as aesthetically pleasing as possible, so expect more changes.

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OHHH MMMM GEEEEE!




From Refinery 29:

Last year around this time, Vogue Italia impressed us on several levels with its “Black Issue, an edition of the vaunted mag featuring only beauties of African decent like Liya Kebede, Jourdan Dunn, and, of course, Naomi Campbell. As forceful and gorgeous a statement as that was, it might have to take a backseat to a new supplement stuffed into the latest issue of Italian Vogue—a mini-magazine that replicates the “Black Issue” with Barbies!!! Editrix Franca Sozzani has topped herself again. We mean, it would have been enough if it were just an issue showcasing Babs on the 50th anniversary of her creation, no matter the color of the dolls in question. But posing the “So In Style” models, which display more natural-looking black features, in pools, curled seductively on kinky couches, and flirty lingerie? Brava Signora Sozzani!

I Love Photography!

My dad planted a plant in our yard that he didn’t know much about. Well…..this plant sprouted flowers. We are calling this the “Alien Flower” because the flower sprouts out of some weird pod thing. Anyway I hope you enjoy the flowers. If you know what kind of plant this is, let me know. Thanks!


Damn You Nine West Damn You!!!

Damn you for making me want to spend money. These shoes are pre-order only. I think I will wait until October because something else might tickle my fancy, but I can’t help but long for these shoes. I have so may outfit ideas already. Damn you for making me want to spend money and look good while doing it. Photos from Nine West!

  • Facade-$129.00 comes in dark blue, dark red, and black leather-available 10/05Nine West Shoes
  • Jargon-$119.00 comes in brown leather-available 9/15Nine West Shoes

I Love Photography!

So I finally got a chance to take some pictures with my Nikon D60. I can’t wait to show you some of my new shots. I have shots of flowers, a park, and shots of buildings. In the meantime, I have some more shots of New York City that I want to show you. I took these when I lived there two years ago. I can’t wait until August. Mom and I are planning a trip to NYC. Hopefully we make it there so I can take shots with my new camera.

Cha-Cha-Changes

Photo By Blumpy

As you all know I have been pretty busy with work and school. Please bear with me here. I get done with school on Aug. 5th, so hopefully I can get back to my schedule. I am also trying to make a few small changes to the site. You may or may not notice them. If you do notice something or think something is off, please email me at thefatandskinnyblog@gmail.com. I hope you all are having fashiontastic week. :)

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