Style & Beauty

Lisa: Effortless Mama Style

February 4, 2014

Post babies, I became compulsively aware and jealous of something I called “mom style.” Which was a term I bestowed upon ultra stylish moms who moved about society looking effortlessly chic and trendy, while I labored through my days frumpy and milk stained. Lisa Pellegrini Penzone is on point. She’s an athlete, photographer, working Italian […]

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Emmie: Authentically Stylish

January 21, 2014

One of the biggest perks of running the Curvy Girl Guide is meeting some absolutely jaw dropping curvy fashionistas, and then getting to share them directly with you. I mean, what’s more inspiring than tangible beauty tips, tricks and pictures as it relates to your actual body? Move over Vogue, we got this. I was […]

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Curvy Icon Infatuation: Instagram Edition

December 16, 2013

I have a voyeuristic love affair with Instagram. Unlike twitter, which often feels cold and limited to brevity, Instagram gives me an intimate front row seat to captured moments of your day. From what you ate to what you wore, I’m provided with a feed full of shared ideas and creativity. It’s become my go-to […]

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Curvy Girl Makeover: Tamara

September 30, 2013

Last week, I headed to Seattle. The land of fresh seafood, Chihuly, coffee and Tamara. This is Tamara. I thought selecting a recipient for a Curvy Girl Makeover would be easier the second time around. It wasn’t. Not even a little. I want to dress you all. All of you. But, this time I could […]

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Upcoming Curvy Girl Makeovers

September 24, 2013

Hotel robe and take-out sushi, thanks for the welcome, Seattle, I love you already! I am writing this from Seattle, on the day before another Curvy Girl Makeover, and it feels like Christmas Eve. Which only reinforces that I don’t want this feeling to end, so I’ve decided to not let it. Is it hard […]

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Curvy Girl Seattle!

August 28, 2013

It’s that time again! Remember Sarah and her stunning transformation? I’m joining forces once again with the fabulous folks at Rivet & Sway to offer another curvy makeover, and this time, we’re doing it on their home turf… watch out Seattle, I’m coming for you! FIRST: If you are in the Seattle area, over a size […]

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The Art of Bra Fitting

July 1, 2013

Bra fittings are like snowflakes… there are no two alike. And surprise, that shouldn’t be the case. Being fitted for a bra isn’t the most exciting moment in a girl’s life, but it is, however, a necessity. The right bra can be life changing, from making your clothes look awesome to saving yourself from some […]

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Curvy Girl Makeover: Sara

June 28, 2013

So I had this idea. “I want to travel the country, dressing and styling curvy women.” It might not be as profound as curing a disease or ending genocide, but to millions of of women left completely disenfranchised by the fashion industry, it’s a big deal. Learning how to dress your body is a big […]

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Jasmine: Roller Derby Beauty

June 19, 2013

Confession… nothing excites me as much as bad ass curvy women, rocking fashion and rocking life. I strive to surround myself with them, working beside them, being inspired by them, sharing their light with anyone I can my hands on. And Jasmine? Well, she’s one addicting curvy role model. On top of being a fashion […]

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Breaking Down in Fred Meyer

May 29, 2013

On our way back into Seattle from a nice, relaxing visit with the in-laws (no, really), my wife and I decided to stop at Fred Meyer for some much-needed household supplies. As Lindy was busy filling the basket with useful sundries, I foolishly thought, “Hey, we’re going to a film festival in a few days. […]

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