“CURVY ART” in the EYE of the BEHOLDER

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: UnKnown

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Artist: David “Moko Jumbie” James

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Artist: SimpleSue aka Sue Hughes

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Artist: Marie Reigns

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Artist: Truthsayer

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Photos: Courtesy of Pinterest Contributors

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The London Voyage

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.

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Sunday, we kicked off our arrival day in London by visiting Portobello Market and later had dinner at Nando’s. Very Tasty!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Check out me and my Atlanta Sister on the London Sightseeing Tour. #LONDONDIVAS

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GlamCurvy Nominated for an Award

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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?

Rules

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

1. Financially Literate

2. Tracing Amy

3. Friendly Fairy Tales

4. Kiwi the Beauty

5. Curvatude

6. Loving Food, Fashion, & Life

7. Chloe’s World of Fashion

8. Red Wine and Heels

9. Fabulously Curvy

10. Pumps and Studz

11. Fab Glance & Style

12. Curvy and Happiness

13. My Fab Finance

14. Curvy Goddness Lounge

15. Style Has No Size

 

Thanks again RobinCharmagne for the nomination and have a GlamCurvy Week!

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GlamCurvy: Top 5 Conversational Tees

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

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2. Curvy Pleasure- Etsy

 

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3.  Curvy Chick – Etsy: Custom-Plus.com

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4. F*** Your Type – Etsy

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5.  My favorite naughty conversation piece – Etsy

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NEWS: June 2014 Full Figured Fashion Week

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.

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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.

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Full Figured Fashion Week will be held in New York City on June 16-21, 2014.

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Find out more about FFF Week at http://fffweek.com/2014/.

Pics and information courtesy of FFF Week. 

 

to be or not to be

Happy Monday! You know gang, I love fashion and the creativity our designers express in clothing, shoes, accessories, and makeup can be breathtaking. But sometimes the word “creativity” gets push to another surreal reality called to be or not to be. Now we all know there is an audience and buyer for every product and those who love it, enjoy it. However, for many of us its just unrealistic, not age appropriate, it’s for the runway not everyday wear, or just not don’t make sense.

Check out these five creative looks I stumbled across and you tell me your thoughts.

Speak no evil…

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Walk this way….

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A new age  fashion rebellion…

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Are you blue…

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See no evil…

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Signing off,

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Are U Bossy?

Today, I was listening to Spotify and came across the song “Bossy” by Kelis. Now for those of you who have not heard this song, you have to listen to the lyrics. It’s contagious. With that said, I thought about all of the GlamCurvy divas that is a BOSS. Check out these bossy looks at the office, afterwork, and nightlife.

The Bossy Office Look

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The Bossy Afterwork Happy Hour Look

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The Bossy Nightlife Diva

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And last but not least. The boss diva at her finest….

The Boss 

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Enjoy your weekend and remember who is “Bossy”.

Lyrics from the hit song “Bossy”

You don’t have to love me
You don’t even have to like me
But you will respect me
You know why?
Cause I’m a boss!

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Pics courtesy of Pinterest Contributors 

Music content courtesy of http://www.metrolyrics.com/bossy-lyrics-kelis.html

Start off your Monday with a BANG!

As we kick off this week of Daylight Savings Time, I need to reset reality too. The word of the week is FIERCE. I do not want to revisit the past, but kickoff the present with a BANG! My curvy sexy must be unleash immediately. HATERS BEWARE THE CURVY SEXY IS BACK!

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HAPPY MONDAY!

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*Photo Courtesy of Pinterest Contributor

“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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