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Bad Bish- Lupita Nyong’o Rocks The May Cover of Marie Claire

Lupita Nyong'o Covers Marie Claire

Lupita Nyong'o Covers Marie Claire

Lupita Nyong’o rocks the May Cover of Marie Claire magazine along with four other actresses-Kate Mara, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Olsen. Lupita looks so good on this cover. She is beautiful and bright. Her smile says it all. The pink dress looks great against her skin and her natural high top hairstyle is super cute! I love it!  Fashionista has the rest of the photos. Photo from Fashionista.com.

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Of Note…Nina Garcia

nina garcia

Nina Garcia was born on May 3rd, 1965 in Barranquilla, Colombia. Garcia is best known as a judge on the hit show Project Runway, but her career in fashion started over 20 years ago. She came to the United States a a child to attend boarding school. From there she attended Boston University, Ecole Superieure de la Mode, and FIT. Before she worked in magazines, she worked for Perry Ellis in the public relations department while Marc Jacobs was the designer of the label.

Soon she moved to Mirabella as a stylist and market editor. Garcia became the fashion director at Elle in 2000 and moved to Marie Claire in 2008. Nina Garcia has written four books, all of which I think you should look into buying. The books are The Little Black Book of Style, The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own, The Style Strategy, and  Nina Garcia’s Look Book. I own The One Hundred and think that is the best book for those who don’t know how to build a wardrobe. The coolest thing, besides writing style books, that I feel Nina Garcia has done, is to make a Tumblr. Her Tumblr is just as cool and stylish as she is. Check it out for some great inspiration. Photo from Full Issue.

Personal Goals and Aspirations/Maura Kelly Update

So I have talked about wanting to sew since I was a little girl and on this blog since the beginning. The problem is that I have broken about 6 or 7 sewing machines. I think the number is at 6. The last time I tried to sew something I got to the bottom of the dress and the machine stopped working. It literally let out a large sigh and blew up or clonked out on me.
Janome Hello Kitty sewing machine

I really like this Hello Kitty Janome Sewing Machine. Everybody says it is easy to use and sews slowly. One of the reasons my last sewing machine broke was because I wasn’t used to the speed of the needle. It was way to fast. Every website that I have been on has given this sewing machine great ratings. I think this is going to be my Christmas gift to myself. Wish me luck!

Also I haven’t spoken on the Maura Kelly controversy because I feel like everyone has said what I wanted to say. Fat people are people. Skinny people are people. Black-Mexican-Indian-Insert Any Race Here are people. Gay people are people. Insert any and every marginalized person here. I think the people that said what I wanted to say the best are Depeche Mode.

Here are the lyrics to their song People are People.

People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

So we’re different colours
And we’re different creeds
And different people have different needs
It’s obvious you hate me
Though I’ve done nothing wrong
I never even met you
So what could I have done

I can’t understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand

People are people so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully

Help me understand

Now you’re punching and you’re kicking
And you’re shouting at me
I’m relying on your common decency
So far it hasn’t surfaced
But I’m sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fist

I can’t understand
What makes a man
Hate another man

Help me understand

It’s Almost That Time: Countdown To The September Issue

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According to Fashionista:
Vogue: Halle Berry will be the first black woman on the cover since Naomi Campbell in 1989.
Elle: Julia Roberts
InStyle: Hilary Swank
Vanity Fair: Lady Gaga
T: Freida Pinto
W: For Tonchi’s first front-to-back issue, he’s rumored to be looking at young Hollywood including Emma Roberts, Zoë Kravitz and Jennifer Lawrence, according to WWD.
Marie Claire: Mary Kate Olsen
Seventeen: Katy Perry

Plus Size Models in French Marie Claire!

Don’t forget to shop The Fat and Skinny Shop for sizes 8-20, L-3X!

I want to thank 12+ UK Model Management for giving me the heads up on this. Two of their models, Hayley Morley & Laura Catteral, will be in the June issue of French Marie Claire. These pictures are so gorgeous. Everyone looks so beautiful. I can’t describe it. I really hope American magazines start doing things like this. Most of the magazines that have featured plus size models have been foreign magazines. Marie Denee from The Curvy Fashionista has a awesome article on this.

NSFW pics are below