Archive for December, 2009


Posted in Entertainment on December 7, 2009 by miaamber

On the subway this morning, I was jamming to my iPod unaware of the stares I was getting until I opened my eyes halfway through my trip.  Janet made me do it!   So, I thought I’d share with you the two times in my life where I wanted to be Janet.  No, like REALLY wanted to BE Miss Jackson–every other time, I just wanted to be her sister-in-law (R.I.P Michael…)

To me Pleasure Principle is her greatest video ever! No one could tear me away from three inches in front of the TV when this video was on. I used to know all the moves –you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t Janet!

The other Janet Jackson video that changed my life?

Black Cat.  I had never seen an African-American woman rock out before and I was entranced. Since then, I have come to appreciate Tina Turner and the like but Janet in Black Cat just did something to me while opening my eyes to diversity within musical genres…

JDJ is a baaaad chick!  Check out her new CD, Janet Number Ones and re-live the music.

BTW, for the second half of my subway ride I just closed my eyes and kept jamming while letting the music be my friend.



Go Ellen…Go Glamour…Go Plus!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 2, 2009 by miaamber

In an earlier post, I let you know about the November issue of Glamour magazine where fabulous plus models were to be showcased due to reader reaction over plus model Lizzie Miller in all her glory. ..

 Ellen recently had Lizzie and some of the other lovelies from the new spread on her show to talk about fashion, their photoshoot and societal standards.   Ellen was so refreshingly candid!  LOVE HER!

Glamour Editor Cindi Leive even pledged to continue to use more models of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities in future issues so I’m psyched! 

In case you missed that issue of Glamour, take a look…

The photo is an obvious homage to a late 80’s Herb Ritts photo featuring the Supermodels of the day (and still reining “straight size” queens in my opinion…)

I am super excited to see this level of attention being paid to my industry and I hope the momentum continues to grow. 

Curvy Girls… Rock On!