The FALL is here and I am so excited to pull out my fall/winter wardrobe consisting of tall boots, leather jackets, sweaters, etc. Also, I am looking forward to the ripped and curvy denim that surface this year. So, I went on the hunt to locate the hottest ripped and curvy denim looks to help me think of different ways to showcase my curvy rippled styles.
Check out my 5 Curvy Ripped Looks I selected…….
LOOK 3: Black Motorcycle Jacket/White Tank/Ripped Jeans
LOOk 5: Grey Lace Shirt/Ripped Jeans
Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors
Recently, I came across some very cool artwork that I truly admire. Curvy Art. It takes on a whole different meaning of expression, freedom, and showcases curvy femininity at its best. The silhouettes, abstract appeal, and bold vivid colors highlights the curvy world many of us identify with today. Art is in the Eye of the Beholder, but Curvy Art represents an imagination I not only envision but experience.
Artist: David “Moko Jumbie” James
Artist: SimpleSue aka Sue Hughes
Artist: Marie Reigns
Photos: Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors
LONDON – Best trip ever. The diverse culture, history, and shopping was well worth the eight hour flight. I arrived in London on Sunday, Aug 10th early morning and enjoyed every last minute of the LONDON VOYAGE until departing on Saturday afternoon. The weather was not as favorable as I desired but definitely manageable. Just remember to ALWAYS carry a raincoat or umbrella at all times. The US Dollars to British pounds conversion, just say on average a $1 in US is $0.60 British pounds. Go figure. The public transportation subway called the “TUBE” is similar to the “METRO” in New York and it goes everywhere but clean. Our hotel K&K George was located conveniently in Kensington two blocks from Earls Court Station. Perfect location.
Sunday, we kicked off our arrival day in London by visiting Portobello Market and later had dinner at Nando’s. Very Tasty!
Monday, we caught the London Hop on Hop Off Tour exploring the London Eye, London Bridge, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square. Later, dinner was a indian cuisine at Masala Zone.
Tuesday, CAMDEN MARKET was the destination ALL DAY. The shopping, food, and eclectic environment was very entertaining. In addition, I got a fish pedicure at Zoola Fish, received an henna tattoo, conquered a tasty cupcake at Mimi’s cupcakes, and enjoyed fish -n- chips at Poppies.
Wednesday, we started our day with shopping at TKMaxx (TJMaxx) and had a “Fashion Tea” scheduled at the Berkley. I felt like Royalty. Later, we paid a visit to the famous Harrod’s Department Store.
Thursday, we signed up for a 10 hour sightseeing tour to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford. Windsor Castle was so rich in culture and history. Stonehenge was quite intriguing and I am still baffled about the purpose and creation of those stones. Oxford history and building designs showcased a city like no other. Very pristine and sacred.
Friday, the National History Museum was our first destination. Free admission with an hour wait, not bad at all. Then shopping on Oxford Street in London checking out Selfridges, Primark, Topshop, etc. Later that night, we met with a close friend for dinner at the italian restaurant called Zizzi’s. Delicious!
Saturday, we packed up, enjoyed our last breakfast at the hotel, and hop into a car to take us to London-Heathrow Airport. The London Voyage was officially over and reality would restart. However, the experience and memories in London will last a LIFETIME. I am blessed and humbled to be able to experience it.
Check out me and my Atlanta Sister on the London Sightseeing Tour. #LONDONDIVAS
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Hi GlamCurvy Divas,
Today is my birthday which means I survived another year and blessed to be here to experience it. Now, another year is starting which I am excited about and looking forward to see what it entails. Living Life is so full of surprises!
Also, I just returned back from London for my birthday trip and LOVED it…more to come with a GC post soon.
Lastly, I want to say Thank you ALL for following GlamCurvy!
The Birthday Girl,
GlamCurvy T aka “Leo the Lioness”
Summer is here. I always feel my spring/summer wardrobe needs more options. I have a lot of pieces to select from but no desire to wear them. I assume either I am not picking what I love and just picking want I like. Or I am guilty of picking similar pieces and get bored with the same look in different colors or fabrics. So I had to do a little research to determine what looks I love to be an option this summer. With traveling and attending events I need to make sure I have plenty options. Check out these great finds…..
1. Black/White Graphic Rae Crop Blouse – JIBRI
2. YK Tulip Skirt & White Tank Top – Youtheary Khmer
3. Simple Black Dress – Qristyl Frazier
Have a GlamCurvy Week!
Pics Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors
The summer is here and GlamCurvy is near but not as visual as I envisioned. With work and personal travel, birthday celebrations, and happy hours/dinners, my summer time has been minimum to bring more awareness to the GlamCurvy universe. So when I was nominated by RobinCharmagne with the “Very Inspiring Blogging Award” I was elated.
GlamCurvy’s goal is to educate the universe about women who is curvy like me. Receiving this nomination sparked a fire inside of me again and inspired me to recommit to the cause consistently. Because I have a lot of thoughts to express, things to learn, and resources to share about the plus size industry. It’s time for GlamCurvy to return. U ready?
1.Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2.List the rules and display the award.
3.Share seven facts about yourself.
4.Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5.Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.
7 Facts About Myself
1. On my father’s side of the family, I am the first female in 50 years and 3 days since my grandmother was born. Weird right! My birthday is 8/18 and my Grandma Cora birthday was 8/15.
2. I LOVE TO SHOP! From fashion to home decor to tech gadgets! Put me in rehab!
3. My favorite cuisine is all seafood. However, CRAB LEGS I could eat everyday! When I was young and growing up in Newport News, Va my grandfather was co-owner of a fish market. Fresh fish, crabs, scallops, and oysters all day. I was in heaven!
4. I am in love with TRUE HIP HOP. Not the new hip-hop. My favorite rap artist is NAS.
5. I have a Associate degree in Fashion Merchandising, but work in Information Technology! Go figure!
6. My mother and I favorite color is PINK. WE LOVE PINK!
7. I am a corporate tech chick, entrepreneur, hobby blogger, and manager of a clothing line! I am enjoying my journey and never want to stop.
GlamCurvy Blog Nominations
2. Tracing Amy
10. Pumps and Studz
13. My Fab Finance
Thanks again RobinCharmagne for the nomination and have a GlamCurvy Week!
How different would it be to have a “COOL” tank/t-shirt collection included into your summer wardrobe? Well I found some pretty odd tees with a message I can relate to or would love to discuss with the right audience. A blank tee is so typical, but a tee with words and/or pics can be a conversational piece or silence the room. I dare you this summer to step out of the “normal” and challenge yourself to wear a t-shirt that represent something either naughty or nice.
Check out GlamCurvy Top 5 Conversational Tees…
1. Retail Therapy 1:1 – Etsy
2. Curvy Pleasure- Etsy
3. Curvy Chick – Etsy: Custom-Plus.com
4. F*** Your Type – Etsy
5. My favorite naughty conversation piece – Etsy
Photos Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors
Not sure if your past winter was similar to what I experience. No working out and stay warm! ! But now that Spring 2014 is here and the summer is approaching fast I must admit my lazy behavior during the winter months must be addressed. It time to mentally accept I may be visibly fat from laziness and procrastination. It’s time to regain the strength and endurance to at least exercise weekly to feel better and boost my energy. I have to admit I am mentally thin but visibly healthy at any weight I think… who gives a damn! LOVE U
Rule #1 – No surgery for me!
Rule #2 – Find you a secret weapon to scare the skinnys. Body clinchers!
Rule #3- Sexy and Confident… Don’t leave home without it.
Full Figured Fashion Week® (FFFWeek) launched in New York City with a partnership of 12 brands and approximately 200 guests attending three small events and one large runway show. Now in its sixth year, the event’s offering has expanded to include over 100 partners, including sponsors, independent designers, retailers, boutiques, fashion bloggers, small businesses and other industry professionals.FFFWeek offer over 20 events and 4 runway shows featuring an array of fashion from top retailers, boutiques and independent designers worn by 50 of the top runway models across the country.
Although the mission of FFFWeek® is to empower plus size women through fashion, the event has quickly evolved to match the industry’s growing focus on the plus-size business opportunity as well. The success of the event has led it to become the number one networking opportunity for all businesses with products and services for plus size women, connecting brands with curvy influencers — the bloggers, independent designers, fashion industry professionals, and entrepreneurs in attendance who are driving the plus-size market.
Full Figured Fashion Week have a casting tour seeking out GlamCurvy models for FFFW in NY on June 16-21, 2014. To find out more information about the casting tour and dates click here.
Full Figured Fashion Week will be held in New York City on June 16-21, 2014.
Find out more about FFF Week at http://fffweek.com/2014/.
Pics and information courtesy of FFF Week.