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Jill Scott and The A Group

Posted in Curvy News, Entertainment, Hollywood, Loves It!, Pop Culture on April 25, 2011 by miaamber

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Hollywood Listening Party for one of my all time favorite artists Jill Scott’s new album, “Light of the Sun.”

Jilly from Philly NEVER disappoints…ever!  I sang at the top of my lungs and sweat my hair out on a “school night!”

With a bolder than ever voice, a new home at Warner Brothers and incredible new background singers who go by the name, “The A Group” ( these girls can sang!!) Jill is poised to run to the top of the charts!

Here’s a look at the just released video for, “Shame,” one of the hottest songs on the album.  Jill and the girls were styled by the incomparable Susan Moses!

I can’t wait to hear the album in its entirety this summer when it’s released.

Congrats Jill!



Kaylea Moss

Posted in Beauty, Curvy News, Loves It! on April 25, 2011 by miaamber

I was pleasantly surprised as I was perusing the aisles at my local CVS (a favorite pastime) when I saw a familiar face!  One of my favorite people and nicest models in the industry, Kaylea Moss has a new campaign for Dove Visible Care!

I’m super proud! Congrats, Kaylea and kudos to Dove for continually recognizing beauty at any size!

Keep up the great work!



Adele’s Tops!

Posted in Curvy News, Entertainment, Pop Culture on April 14, 2011 by miaamber

Curvy singing sensation, Adele has officially hit the mark as the first platinum selling artist of 2011!

Earlier this year, British soul singer Adele surprised just about everyone when her sophomore album, ’21,’ debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart with an astounding 352,000 copies sold — the biggest debut of any album this year. This week, ’21’ claims another title: first album of 2011 to go platinum.

According to Billboard, Adele topples Britney Spears’ ‘Femme Fatale’ to reclaim the pole position on this week’s album chart, moving 88,000 more copies and pushing her total domestic sales to 1.03 million. The year’s second-biggest album, Mumford & Sons’ ‘Sigh No More,’ is a distant second, having sold 645,000 copies.





Amber’s a Covergirl

Posted in Curvy News, Fashion, Pop Culture on April 12, 2011 by miaamber

Glee stars Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Amber Riley rock on the cover of the May issue of Marie Claire. 

Each star also shines on her own solo cover!

While I am happy for Marie Claire’s giant step forward in placing voluptuous singer/actress Amber Riley on dual covers, I can’t help but think this may be their way of apologizing for last fall’s anti-fat tirade.

I want to support a curvy cover girl but I have not yet forgotten how the magazine’s anti- fat rant made me feel.

What do you think?



Marquita’s Curves

Posted in Curvy News, Fashion, Get Fit Not Thin on April 8, 2011 by miaamber

Plus size super model Marquita Pring has spoken out about the use of the word, “Curvy” to describe her body.

“I think we need to phase out the category ‘plus-size models,'” (and spoke of her unyielding fondness for Mama Cass). This time around, she told Fashionista, “As for the word ‘curvy,’ I see nothing wrong with it. I don’t need to stress it as my title but I am a curvy, voluptuous, sexy woman and I think the word ‘curvy’ relays a much more positive image. You can be a size 4 or 14 and be considered ‘curvy.'”

Wondering how she got “discovered?” Read on!

Growing up I was always the biggest girl in my grade. I had always been told that I had “such a pretty face,” but everyone seemed to feel the need to stress that it was only my face that was so pretty, never any mention about me just being beautiful, only my face. It was always a compliment but I always wondered why just my face?

Around the age of 15 I really wanted to give modeling a try. I figured I could do beauty work but I never even considered I could model clothing. My mother and I went to a casting agency call in Canada where I met with dozens of agencies. A few were interested, some told me they’d need me to get much smaller but I knew that wasn’t happening. At the time I was seriously active in competitive basketball and my body was extremely toned and fit. There wasn’t much weight for me to lose.

Luckily there were a few agencies telling me I could work at the size I was but I needed to do a test photo shoot so they could see if I was comfortable in front of the camera. I was, and I brought my photos to an agency an hour after the shoot and they signed me on the spot.


I want you to weigh in…

How do you feel about the terms, “Curvy,”  “plus-sized,” and “full-figured” to describe models sized 8-20?  Should we all just be categorized as “models” for all genres in sizes 0-20?

Also, if you are a consumer who wears a size 8-24 or higher does it matter to you what size the models for your favorite retailers wear?



Uh-oh, Angie!

Posted in Curvy News, Entertainment on March 29, 2011 by miaamber

Neo-Soul singer Angie Stone was arrested over the weekend for driving with a suspended license–which she claims she didn’t even know she had!

Stone is currently working to clear her name.



Wendy Williams is DWTS

Posted in Curvy News, Entertainment, Hollywood, Pop Culture on March 22, 2011 by miaamber

A while back I told you that if self-proclaimed, “Queen of All Media,” Wendy Williams joined this season of Dancing With the Stars, I would be forced to watch it for the first time.  A deal is a deal– Wendy is dancing so I’m watching!

Last night was the first episode and SPOILER ALERT… our girl Wendy didn’t do so hot and scored a 14 out of 30.  However– she really did give it her all and that’s all we can ask for! 

The judges told her to go back to the drawing board, find that dynamic personality that we all know and love and bring it to the dance floor next week.  I agree 100%!

I hope Wend and her partner Tony get at least one more try to show the world what they’re made of!

DWTS is ground breaking this season with not just one curvy contestant (Wendy Williams) but two!  Kirstie Alley is also partying on the dance floor and looking great, too alongside her super hot partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy!

Who is your favorite?