Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Plus-Size Designer Monif C.! Get familiar!

Designer Monif C. (center) with models

One of the hottest designers for plus-size fashion in the industry today is Monif C.! Seeing a need for stylish, high-quality clothing for the plus-size woman, like herself, inspired her to launch Monif C. Plus Sizes seven years ago with her mother. Her beautiful, fun, and sexy designs, which have been worn by celebrities like Adele and Jill Scott, have empowered curvy women everywhere! See why! Check out some of her latest fashions right here! For more, check out the Monif C. website at! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Swimwear for Us "Not So Skinny" Girls

Summer is finally here, and I love it! Wearing less clothes, walking barefoot in the grass, celebrating my birthday, and having lots of fun in the sun with family and friends are just a few of the things I look forward to! And if you're like me, a lot of that fun in the sun includes spending time in the pool and at the beach which can be a little stressful for us "not so skinny" girls! Finding that swimsuit that covers up what we need it to and be dope at the same time can be a real trip and sometimes even a journey! Well, stress no more! That figure-flattering, trendy swimsuit we've been looking for is finally here! Check these out! You can find these suits and more on sites like *Always for Me, Bare Necessities, Spanx, Swimsuits For All, and Lane Bryant! Happy Summer!

*Stores recommended by plus size style guru, Nicolette Mason for Marie Claire, June, 2013.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Trends 2013: S/O Your Favorite Designers in a Logo Shirt!

Logo shirts have been around for a long time. However, in 2013, instead of them mainly being worn by people shouting out their sports teams, universities, and favorite artists and bands, trendsetters and fashionistas everywhere are rocking logo shirts that shout out their favorite designers! 
Check out these peeps rocking designer logo shirts, and then go shopping! There are hundreds out there, so you're sure to find some you like that'll fit your style! Get some for you, the kids, and even your pets! You'll love how you look in this easy and fun to wear trend! 

Abercrombie and Fitch
Meadham Kirchhoff
Dolce & Gabbana
Marc Jacobs
Billionaire Boys Club

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Von Paris

   Marc Jacobs Logo Shirts are available for your furry babies, too!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hip Hop + Science = Science Genius Battles

Rap legend and Wu-Tang Clan co-founder, GZA has teamed up with the director of secondary school initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center in New York City, and urban education expert, Dr. Christopher Emdin, along with the rap lyrics website, Rap Genius, to launch a special project that teaches science through the art of hip hop called "Science Genius Battles". Currently in ten New York City schools, students write raps about science subjects for a chance to win a private tour of the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City and have their rhyme posted on Rap Genius. Google "Science Genius Battles" to find out more!

Source: Essence Magazine, June, 2013

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