I know I am late to the party-preparing for finals y’all, but I had to post this. The Design Collective for Evans S/S15 fashion show was the first time a plus size retailer had shown at London Fashion Week, and that is big news. I mean they literally made history. A lot of the clothes in this collection are super cute. I love the colors, the laser cut skirts, the fabrics that went from really sheer to really solid. I can’t wait to see how they translate this to their website next season.
Here is a little more info for you:
Design Collective for Evans brings together a handpicked selection of renowned fashion designers, brand new breakthrough designers, the latest winners of the acclaimed Cut for Evans design competition and our exclusive in house designs. The exclusive catwalk event shows that high fashion is for all.
Showcasing S/S15 designs from Clements Ribeiro, Giles Deacon, Hema Kaul, Lulu Liu, James Wei Huang and Vita Gottlieb watch the full catwalk show which took place in London. Click here to find out more – www.evans.co.uk
Back in May, I introduced you all to designer Elann Zelie of Zelie for She; today I’m back with an update! Last Friday, Elann unveiled her latest collection, the “Print on Print” collection, which is the third collection from Zelie for She.
This collection features nine pieces with plus size blogger and model Kelly Augustine as the face. Augustine has also modeled for the “Forever Young” and “Definition” collection from Zelie for She. This collection features vibrant tribal and artistic prints.
Some of the items are available for pre-order only. The estimated delivery time for all pre-ordered items is August 15th.
Check out a few pieces and let us know what you think!
Today’s currently craving designer/brand is Ashley Nell Tipton of Ashley Nell Tipton Design, a 21-year-old from San Diego, California. Sewing since she was 7-years-old, Ashley created her first fashion collection when she was a senior in high school.
The Ashley Nell Tipton collection is designed for women ages 20-30 with a bit of an edgy style, on her Facebook page she says:
“My collection is a full figured collection for the woman in her 20’s or 30’s who is a chic rocker! My collection is an artful combination of glamour and street fashion. I love color and I’m very inspired by curvy women and helping them feel good in their clothes. I want to offer plus size women the opportunity to wear fun colors and to avoid the pit-falls of only wearing black because many curvy girls think it is the only color that is slimming.”
Her designs come in sizes 1x (10-12) – 6x (30-32), which means that there is something for everyone! I love it! For more size information, check out her size chart.
Here are a few pieces that have me losing my breath!
Images in slideshow:
1. I Love Mustard – $15.99
2. Luminous Baby Doll Dress – $55.00
3. Double Bubble Baby Doll Dress – $55.00
4. Hello Sunshine Dress – $29.99
If you’re interested in any of these pieces, act fast! Her items sell out quickly!
Carmakoma never ceases to amaze me. They consistently design sexy, stylish plus size clothing for the plus size woman that wants something edgy, yet hella feminine. They have already released the lookbook for their fall collection. They must have had at least 100 great items in it.
The Anna Scholz Black Label SS14 Lookbook just showed up in my inbox the other day. I am starting to get quite a few lookbooks now, and I keep looking at my almost empty wallet like o_O. Anyway. This collection looks really good. I am in love with the baseball jacket. I like how they paired it with a pencil skirt. It kind of reminds me of the Pink Ladies from Grease. I am also in love with the dresses. Anna Scholz really knows how to make the perfect plus size dresses that look amazing on our bodies. The last thing I love is the jumpsuits. Jumpsuits are really big for the spring, and I have been seeing a lot of plus size brands and designers making jumpsuits for the past season or so. I think it might be time for me to try it out. What about you? Photos from Anna Scholz. Click below to see my fave looks.
I am literally drooling over the Monif C Wear to Work Collection. This one of the best plus size businesswear collections I have seen in a long time. The set of dresses are sexy and sophisticated and come in mostly neutral colors with a few bright colors here and there. Monif C really knows how to dress the plus size woman. This is the kind of collection I would love to see more plus size and straight size designers creating for women past a size 10-12. The clean lines and expert darting really show off and flatter the figure. The Monif C Wear to Work Collection is all glamour and I am totally here for it! Which dress is your favorite?
Plus size designer label Anna Scholz just released some images from the Autumn/Winter 2013 White Label Collection and they are divine. I am in love with the wrap dresses and printed pieces. Asian inspired floral prints and abstracted snake prints go great with the crepe jersey and leather fabrics used in this collection. The colors are deep, rich jewel tones that flatter every body and skin tone. Purples and teals mixed with blacks and golds really work well in this fall collection. I am really looking forward to these new fall collections! Photo from Anna Scholz.
Also don’t forget about the $140 J. Crew gift card giveaway!
Have you heard of DKNYC Plus, the plus size clothing line from Donna Karen? I found a few pieces at Bloomingdales.com and I lurve them! My favorite piece is the DKNYC Plus Three Quarter Sleeve Half Placket Dress. It is a sexy little shirtdress with a three-quarter sleeve. It is long enough to be professional for your work attire, but hot enough to wear to the happy hour after work. The $109.00 dress from DKNYC Plus comes in sizes 1X-3X. It really is to die for. Photo from Bloomingdales.
I know it is still snowing up a storm in some parts of the US, but it is time to start thinking about spring break, beaches, and just warmer weather in general. Monif C always has the best plus size swimsuits and fatkinis! Now is the time to check out her swimsuits and get your body outfitted for the pool because fatkini/monokini/anykini season is right around the corner! The Malibu Surfer Plus Size Swimsuit is pretty hot. I love the African print, and the scuba/surfing look. I also love the the zipper in the front which allows you to zip up or let it all out! Have you been swimsuit shopping yet?
Anna Scholz new Black Collection for Spring Summer 2013 is online now. The collection has a mix of shapes, prints, flowy fabrics and body conscious lace. I think this is one of the best Black Collections by Anna Scholz to date, and I always love her clothes. Check out Anna Scholz Black Collection SS13 now. Photos from Anna Scholz.
Cult of California and One One Three do plus size design right with their trendy, cool clothes and edgy tastes. These two brands embody what plus size shoppers have called for for AGES! We want cute clothes that don’t make us look like grandmas who just don’t care. We aren’t grandmas and we care. Well some of us may well be a granny, but still we care! Why can’t the industry figure that out!?
Candice Huffine and Laura Catterall prove that plsu size girls can wear prints too in Marina Rinaldi’s S/S 13 ad campaign. They look pretty hot if you ask me. I was finally able to visit a Marina Rinaldi store when I went to Monaco. It was divine. I think there is one in New York City. I might have to check that out the next time I am in the city. Click here for a video and the rest of the campaign.
Every Milan fashion week I look forward to the Elena Miro plus size clothing fashion show. This year she featured four 12 + UK models in her delightfully tribal, yet elegant show. I love these clothes. These are the clothes I wish other designers would make for plus size women. There was nothing frumpy about this collection and the models really pulled it off. They look gorgeous! Photos from 12 + UK Model Management.
Check out pics from Anna Scholz Black Label Fall/Winter 2012 All Dolled Up Collection. The clothes are so adorable and fit my style perfectly. The photos below are only a sample of what they are offering for fall. Photos from Anna Scholz.
Linen Tulip Dress (£135.00) from the White Label collection. This 60s-inspired linen shift dress is perfect for the season’s hot retro looks. But its chic minimalism is timeless as well. The linen has a touch of stretch and moves with you. Go for a polished Mad Men look with kitten-heeled mules and a matching clutch.
Anna Scholz has released the pictures from her Fall 2011 Black and White Label campaigns. The pictures for her lower priced Black Label line were shot in her London home to compliment the 60s Mod feel of the designs. The premium White Label line was inspired by the Italian film La Dolce Vita and was shot in Montefiascone, Italy. both collections are beautiful. Anna Scholz always designs classic clothes for the plus size woman. Photos from Anna Scholz.
Here is a little sneak peek from the awesome plus size brand Carmakoma. Carmakoma is known for their hot, edgy plus size apparel, and this new collection is now exception.
I love Carmakoma because I feel like this is one of the few plus size brands that fits my style. I am more into experimentation, and this is why this brand delivers.
Carmakoma is designed and made in Europe, so it has an edge to it that American plus size brands don’t have. If you want to experience the brand , but are short on cash… check out their sale happening now.