Archive for April, 2010

Rap Mega Star Launches Curvy Collection

Posted in Curvy News, Pop Culture on April 30, 2010 by miaamber

Hit making female rapper, Trina  The Baddest B*tch has announced the launch of, “Diamond Girl” a clothing line geared towards the curvy girl!

Trina had this to say:

“It’s a beautiful line, I’ve worked with so many different designers that I wasn’t too pleased with the work, so I put a stop to it and revamped it. So now the jeans are actually to fit curvy, bodacious, beautiful women.”

Ever the entrepeneur, Trina has also launched a cosmetics line featuring lip gloss, perfume and false eyelashes.

I had the pleasure of meeting this mega star back stage at this year’s Rip The Runway.  She was very nice, gracious to her fans and strikingly beautiful in person.

Can’t wait to see what her collections have to offer!

XOXO,

Mia

Sidebar…

Posted in Curvy News, Entertainment, Hollywood, Pop Culture, Sidebar on April 30, 2010 by miaamber

Little known fact…I’m a trash TV addict. Keep your drinks, drugs and cigarettes– I’ll take an awesome trashy reality show any time!

However a recent announcement by VH1 has me out on the ledge wondering what I’m supposed to watch on TV this fall?!

In a totally out of the blue move VH1 has decided to get out of the “sleaze TV” business.  That means no more “of Love, “Tool Academy” or the like.

They’re trying to woo advertisers who may have jumped ship due to the nature of VH1’s current programming.

The only silver lining in this whole thing is that I have a friend who is set to appear on one of the networks new programs called, “Money Hungry.” Please visit her website to learn all about it.

At least I’ll have at least one show to watch!

XOXO,

Mia

Curvy Casting Call

Posted in Curvy News on April 27, 2010 by miaamber

Just passing on info…

Good luck!

XOXO,

Mia

From the winners of the E! Network Bank of Hollywood ~
One Chance Entertainment Officially announces the Evolution of Curves Tour and Nationwide casting call


Next Stop – New York, New York

One Chance Entertainment is searching for fresh faces and hot designs to represent the Curvy Movement
The official tour kicks off June 26, 2010 in L.A.
Dont miss out on this great opportunity

Models and Designers download an application and bring it to our Casting Call ($10 application processing fee will apply)
http://www.eofcurves.com

Models & Designers Casting Call location and times
Roy Arias Studios & Theatres
2pm Sharp @
300 W 43rd St, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Confirm your attendance at castingeoc@gmail.com

Sidebar…

Posted in Entertainment, News on April 27, 2010 by miaamber

There is something SO right about Vivica A. Fox having her own wig line…

That is all…

XOXO,

Mia

Plus Model Ashley Graham Responds to Lane Bryant Controversy

Posted in Beauty, Curvy News, News, Pop Culture on April 27, 2010 by miaamber

News outlets and the fashion world alike have been locked in heated debate for the past week over the alleged refusal by ABC and FOX to air a Lane Bryant lingerie commercial featuring size 16 plus super model Ashley Graham. 

Finally Ashley Graham is speaking out to discuss how she feels being at the center of this curvy storm.

From Stylelist:

Ashley Graham is the model everyone is talking about, thanks to the controversy over her allegedly censored lingerie commercial for Lane Bryant. As we reported earlier, the plus-size retailer claims the ad was nixed by ABC and Fox for exposing too much cleavage, while an equally racy Victoria’s Secret spot — featuring willow-thin models — got preferential airtime.

So how does the full-figured model feel about all the fuss and becoming the new face of the pro-curves movement?has all the details in this exclusive interview with the 22-year-old Lincoln, NE, native.StyleList

StyleList: Did you have any inkling that the Lane Bryant ad would be so controversial when you shot it?
Ashley Graham: I had no idea. I was excited to be doing a commercial for
Lane Bryant and promoting curvier women to feel free in their bodies! I was extremely shocked to hear the news, considering all the press that the plus industry has been getting lately. I think the ad is beautiful and very tasteful.

SL: How do you feel about the subsequent censorship controversy, ABC’s charges that it’s a publicity stunt, and the Victoria’s Secret Nakeds ad running freely?
AG: It’s a double standard. The
Victoria’s Secret models can look amazing in their commercials, why can’t we? Our “assets” are just a little bigger. Does it make that big of a difference?

SL: What do you think about the current trend of celebrating curves? Is it a welcome change, or do you worry that it’s a gimmick that will fade away?
AG: I feel fashion is changing and is finally ready to accept a variety of sizes. There has been so much press on this issue, so it’s a big issue. Women want to feel empowered, and the mass interest on this issue is slowly but surely bringing about change.


I feel the current trend of
celebrating curves is not just a gimmick that is going to fade away. Curves are in, and they are here to stay, along with celebrating all women of every size and shape! 

SL: What sort of response from the public have you had since the Lane Bryant ad?
AG: A very positive response! Women and men love the
Lane Bryant commercial and were also shocked to hear about it being banned. People want to see the commercial. Women at every size want to see “themselves” on TV.

SL: Why is it important to see curvier women in their lingerie or as sex symbols?
AG: It’s very important to see
all sizes of women in lingerie. All women are different and so are their bodies — every single one should be praised! I know that women who are in the same size bracket as I am would want to see a woman like them feeling confident in her skin on television. It’s sending a message of body acceptance and changing the idea of what beauty is “supposed to be.”

SL: What do you say to critics who say the plus-size look isn’t healthy?
AG: I’m wondering what their idea of healthy is. I’m a size 16. I work out 2 to 3 times a week and eat a balanced diet. What makes me not healthy? Everybody has a different viewpoint of what is healthy and what isn’t, but if you’re taking care of yourself then that’s all that should matter.

SL: Who are your fashion role models/style icons?
AG: I turn to my best friend
Crystal Renn for all my styling! She is a style icon, and I can’t get enough of her effortless and chic style. We go shopping all the time, and I’m always picking up a new tip or two from her.

SL: Have you ever had a negative experience at a model casting because of your size?
AG: No, I’ve never had a negative experience with any casting/job.
Curves are becoming more and more accepted in the fashion industry, and I don’t see this floating away anytime soon either.

SL: How did you get into modeling?
AG: I was at the Omaha mall in Nebraska when a man from a local agency asked if I wanted to become a model… the rest is basically history from there.

SL: What’s next for you?
AG: So many doors are opening that I can’t wait to explore! The fascinating thing about my job is that new things are popping up every day! So watch out, you’ll be seeing more of me!

I would love to hear your thoughts on all of this!

XOXO,

Mia

Supermodel Throws a Punch…Again

Posted in News, Pop Culture on April 22, 2010 by miaamber

Dear Naomi,

We spoke about this… Use your WORDS!!

*Sigh*

XOXO,

Mia

Lane Bryant Ad Banned by Fox & ABC?!

Posted in Beauty, Curvy News, Hollywood, News, Pop Culture on April 22, 2010 by miaamber

Mega plus size retailer, Lane Bryant is furious over the alleged banning of their latest commercial by major networks like FOX and ABC. The ad in question features Plus Supermodel Ashley Graham clothed primarily in her beautiful Lane Bryant Cacique lingerie as she prepares for a date.

LB is claiming that the only reason they’re being shut out is because the model featured in the as is plus sized.  Ashley is a full size 16 and every bit is stunning. 

Here’s what they had to say:

“ABC and Fox have made the decision to define beauty for you by denying our new, groundbreaking Cacique commercial from airing freely on their networks,”

 ABC “restricted our airtime” by denying it a slot during “Dancing with the Stars,” while Fox “demanded excessive re-edits and rebuffed it three times before relenting to air it during the final 10 minutes of ‘American Idol,’ but only after we threatened to pull the ad buy.”

ABC had this to say:

“Their statements are not true, the ad was accepted. Lane Bryant was treated absolutely no differently than any advertiser for the same product. We were willing to accommodate them, but they chose to seek publicity instead.”

Take a look at the commercial…

Is it any wilder than an ad for Victoria’s Secret? Hardly.

What do you think? 

XOXO,

Mia