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  I launched Dressing Room 8 because I wanted to create a space dedicated to helping curvy women feel empowered through fashion.  As someone who was bullied extensively growing up for my weight, my skin color, my height, my hair, and...
    In case you haven’t yet heard, plus size women are rockin’ the competitive pole-dancing scene! Yours truly got to witness the action first hand at this year’s Dangerous Curves: “the biggest, baddest, most awesome plus size pole competition in...
  Looking effortless and fabulous actually takes work - especially for curvy girls like us.  I know I have long struggled with these 5 "curvy girl fashion woes" below - check out my solutions on how to tackle them! Woe #...
  Boston Curvy Fashion Week (BCFW) included incredible fashion shows, inspirational talks, and meaningful networking! Sandra Augustin is the founder of BCFW and the reason why Boston will never be the same after July 26th. It was such a pleasure to meet her and...
If you've taken a few minutes to browse my blog, you'll notice fairly quickly that I'm pretty big on the idea that fashion can be a tool of empowerment for all women. Actually, I believe in it so much that...
I met the fabulous Ally Gursky, the blogger behind Candied Curves, at Full Figured Fashion Week: Celebrate My Size Plus Model Magazine Expo this summer. She is a performer and body positive blogger hailing from Orlando, Florida. She likes long walks on...
A lot of people find fashion intimidating because they may think that there is a "right" look and a "wrong" look.  I find fashion fascinating because there are unlimited looks that I can create.  At the end of the...
Truth be told, this is my first Full Figured Fashion Week.  I was half expecting to be ignored and lost in a crowd of fabulousness.  This did not happen.  Instead, minutes after I walked into the building for the...
Are you an entrepreneur? Interested in joining a community with other female-owned entrepreneurs? Then you need to check out the Maia Community ASAP!Even if you aren't an entrepreneur, wouldn't it be cool to go to one place where you...
Fashion is a very personal and unique opportunity that you have to show the world who you are - and it's an opportunity that can last for a second, a minute, and beyond!  I like to think of it as a...