February ’14 Tribute to Black History

Not sure if you feel the same way, but the month of February went by super FASST.  February is a such an historical month with the celebration of “Black History”. However, I couldn’t let this month end without highlighting some of America “black royalty” icons. For many of us, its just history.  To those people who ancestors fought, protest, and died to fight for equality, freedom, and justice for blacks in America this is “heroic” history.

Before we sign off on February 28, 2014,  let’s take a step back into time and remember a few of our famous black american female icons.

1. Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) – Jazz Singer

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2. Etta James (1938-2012) – Singer/Songwriter

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3. Eartha Kitt (1927-2008) – Singer, Actress, Dancer, and Cabaret Star

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4. Pam “Foxy Brown” Grier (1949 – Present) – Famous American Actress 

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5.  Joyce Bryant (1928-Present) – Blues/Jazz Singer 

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6. Maya Angelou (1928-Present) –  Famous Author, Poet, Dancer

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7. Diana Ross (1944-Present)  – Actress, Singer, Producer

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8. Della Reese (1931- Present)   Actress, Singer

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9. Lena Horne (1917-2010) –  Actress, Singer, Civil Rights Leader,  Dancer

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10. Josephine Baker (1906-1975)  – Dancer, Singer, Actress

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Happy GlamCurvy Friday!

Pics Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

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“Curvy Boobs” at the Beach this Summer

When I saw this picture, I was in tears laughing. I just thought about all those times I went  to the beach, laying on my stomach and my boobs felt compressed and restricted. Today, a resolution have been discovered for us curvy boob divas. PROBLEM SOLVED!

Happy GlamCurvy Friday!

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Ending Racism on the Runway

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In the many years  of watching designers display there collection, I rarely saw models that look like me.  Even while reading the  fashion magazines I never saw a lot of diversity in the ads from designers such as Versace, Calvin Klein, Donna Karen, Gucci, Louis  Vuitton, Moschino,  and many more.  I never understood why there weren’t more black, asian, or latino models gracing the ads and runways.  It always seem the white female models were the norm.

Recently, I came across an article where a formal model agency owner name Bethann Hardison  is campaigning to increase diversity on the runway. Bethann has been reaching out to several fashion councils in Britain, Milan, and Paris with the letter below.

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Bethann’s also stated “Calvin Klein, Marc by Marc, Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone, BCBG, Rodarte, Mulberry, Preen, Prada, Versace, Marni, Celine, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, among many others. Designers called out include Calvin Klein, Marc by Marc, Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, Rag & Bone, BCBG, Rodarte, Mulberry, Preen, Prada, Versace, Marni, Celine, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, among many others. It’s immediately apparent that, far from being leaders in the industry, big-name designers are some of the worst offenders.”

Also, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), headed by Diane von Furstenberg, is preparing for talks with Bethann Hardison and The Diversity Coalition’s accusations of racism.

I commend Bethann’s and others attempt to bring awareness and push for more diversity on the runway. It’s just sad that this topic even exist.

Source: A Call to End Racism on the Runway,

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WHICH BODY IS HEALTHIER?

WHICH BODY IS HEALTHIER?

Today, many of us position beauty as the size of a person, then the looks. If you see someone overweight, people assume they are unhealthy. Or if you see someone underweight, its possibly cute or stated as “really thin”. Looking at these two images “WHICH PERSON IS MORE HEALTHY”? It is safe to assume some people are to thin and damn near fragile. And others are overweight and just need to lose weight. Who determines this? If you plus size, are you overweight? Or, if you weigh 90 lbs at 5’9 in your adult life are you underweight?

If a skinny called a plus size women “FAT”, do you think its more offensive? Or if a plus size women called a skinny “FRAGILE” its more acceptable?

People, I am not here to stating one body is healthier than the other. I just want to raise the question to ask you and give us ALL something to think about.

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The Skinny’s Runway

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I love these Fall looks from Tom Ford and Donna Karan. Now I have to admit, I am a little envious of the skinny’s right now. Although, Tom Ford and Donna Karen is exploring plus size, will the same looks be available for the “GlamCurvy” divas. I guess we have to wait and see! Or start bugging them ASAP to make these looks available this fall for us curvier divas.

Images courtesy of Tom Ford and Donna Karan

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Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump.

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Today, I was surfing the internet for the latest plus size news around designers, beauty, fashion, etc.  Then I came across this word with a definition attached.

  • Zaftig /zäftig/ adjective: (of a woman) Having a full, rounded figure; plump.

Here we go again, another label for the plus size physique.

Mainly, it was used in content with a historical cartoon character pin-up girl name Hilda in the 1950s, used to describe Marilyn Monroe, and others plus size women of that time. For some this word could be thought of as negative and to others as sexy/flattering. However you position it, just know this word exist and you may here it again.

Check out these Zaftig Pics!

Have a GlamCurvy Friday!

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