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Calling All Designers

Posted in Fashion, Pop Culture on April 26, 2011 by miaamber


If you’re in the New York Area or have a passion and drive that will take you there, Project Runway wants you!!

Auditions are being held for season 9 of the hit Bravo show on May 4th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Hilton Hotel in the heart of NYC.  I’d love to see a designer of curvy couture make the cut!

Good Luck!



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?



Team Zoe or Team Goreski

Posted in Entertainment, Fashion, Pop Culture on April 6, 2011 by miaamber

About the same time that Stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe and her hubby Rodger debuted their beautiful baby boy, Skyler to the press…

it was announced that her former assistant and resident scene stealer from the Rachel Zoe Project, Brad Goreski is getting his own show!  Brad’s new show will take a bow during Bravo’s 2011-2012 season.

So, will you be Team Zoe, Team Goreski or Team Fashion and watch both shows?

I  love Rachel and Brad for entirely different reasons so I think I’m going with Team Fashion and I’ll watch both shows!  What about you?




Posted in Fashion on April 6, 2011 by miaamber

The wing-man for Victoria’s Secret is spilling the beans about which of the brands iconic angels are beautiful inside out and which ladies may not be so nice.

Heidi Klum came out on top…

But Brazillian Bombshell Gisele didn’t do so hot.

If someone at your job was asked to asses your personality, what would they say?



“Call of the Wild”

Posted in Fashion on April 4, 2011 by miaamber

Supermodel Coco Rocha had a fantastic shoot with a pretty pachyderm for, Ogilvy and she tweeted this about it:


Watch me pose-off with a plus plus plus (10,000 lbs) sized model

Not sure how I feel about her comparing plus size models to elephants but I am going to assume she meant it with a touch of humor and the utmost respect.

CLICK HERE to watch video of the shoot.



Drumroll Please…

Posted in Entertainment, Fashion, Loves It!, Mia in Motion on April 1, 2011 by miaamber

Finally the time has come for me to tell you my big news!!
I’ve launched my own website

My latest projects, and are LIVE!

They’re newest ways I can keep you abreast of fashion, fun and keep in touch with you!  This blog will still be active and you can access it directly from the site.

Also, coming soon is my Curvy Girls Rock t-shirt collection which you will be able to shop on the site!

Please take a look and let me know what you think!

I hope you like it!