Archive for the Mia Amber Style Category

Sydney’s Closet Has Style

Posted in Mia Amber Style on September 7, 2010 by miaamber

Earlier this summer I had a ball styling the new fall campaign for on-line retailer Sydney’s Closet!

The looks aren’t yet available but check out this sneak peek of what’s to come!

Thanks to Phyllis and the SC team for allowing me to let my creative juices flow!

Shout out to Aliza, Tara, Maddy & Luke for another dream day on set.

XOXO,

Mia

Help! I Need Full Figured Fashion Tips!

Posted in Mia Amber Style, Mia Mail on September 7, 2010 by miaamber

Essence writes:

Dear Mia,

I’m 19 and a  size 24. I’m 5’10, wear a 3x  and a size 12 shoe so it’s really hard to find nice clothes that  fit and are fashionable for my age.

In my town in Chicago we have Rainbow, Dots, and Ashley Stewart.  They have the nicest stuff but I’m tired of them because I go there all the time!  I just need any tips that you can offer because I want to stand out, be beautiful and feel comfortable in my skin.

I need hair, makeup, clothes, shoes and accessories tips!

Thanx, love ya!

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Hi Essence,

Thanks so much for writing! We have a lot in common from being full figured and fabulous with size 12 feet to sometimes getting bored with what’s out there on the plus size market!

I love your confidence and willingness to seek out new things!

My advice to you is this… if the stores you frequent on a regular basis aren’t giving you enough of what you want then find new stores and let your fingers do the walking!

If there aren’t any in your area and you’re unable or unwilling to make a day-trip out of a shopping adventure with some friends, brands like Torrid, Faith 21, ASOS Curve, Evans UK and Fashion to Figure have fantastic on-line offerings that are young and trendy with great fits and they won’t break your budget!

I know that shopping on-line isn’t ideal but it’s a start and all of the brands I mentioned have great fit and in my opinion, run true to size.  Also, every store I’ve mentioned has

awesome accessories!

As for shoes, my favorite place to shop in Chicago is Nordstrom Rack! They carry marked down designer shoes in up to size 14.

My old standby for shoes is Payless!

Did you know that if you see a shoe you love at Payless but they don’t have any in a size 12 you have two options…

You can go to the register and ask for a style look up of the shoe you like in your size (sometimes you even get a coupon just for doing a look up) or  you can go online and order the shoe in a size 12.

Often  shoes are available in all sizes on line but the stores only carry a limited quantity.

As for you hair and make up… PLAY!! While you’re online look up photos of your favorite celebs and save them into an inspiration folder on your computer. Later try to copy their hair and make up trends using your own twist on the styles.  You could also do this by pulling pics from magazines and taping the pics on your bathroom mirror while doing your hair and make up.

I hope this helps! The bottom line is don’t be afraid to try new things! Stepping out of your comfort zone is a guaranteed way to switch up your style and get noticed.

You’re already beautiful so remember that smiling helps, too!

XOXO,

Mia

P.S. Let me know how it goes!

So You Think You Can Be a Glamazon?

Posted in Curvy Castings, Entertainment, Mia Amber Style on September 7, 2010 by miaamber

The world-famous Glamazons are holding auditions for a new member of the fabulously curvy group and it could be YOU!!

Read on:

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BE A GLAMAZON?

You’ve seen them on TV on “America’s Got Talent,” in a nationwide campaign for Torrid, featured in Seventeen and Glamour magazines, and performing all over the country. Those 4 plus size beauties are looking to cast another girl to add to the group! Are you a gorgeous, tall, plus size girl who can sing and dance?


“I am so sick and tired of the only role models for young girls being stick-insect models and celebrities. You girls are single-handedly proving – Big is Beautiful, Big is Sexy, Big is Talented!” –Piers Morgan

“You guys have got it all. You take the stage, you’ve got the confidence… besides that, you kick ASS singing!” — David Hasselhoff

Please send pics and resumes to glamazongirls@gmail.com for audition appointment.

Not interested in trying out but you’d like to watch the audition process?

Starting September 13th at club, “Therapy” located at 348 west 52nd st., NYC at 11 p.m. for six weeks you can see who makes the cut!   Each weeks show will have a different theme!

Click here to find out more about The Glamazons!

Break a leg!

XOXO,

Mia

Happy Birthday, Erica!

Posted in Beauty, Entertainment, Mia Amber Style on February 25, 2010 by miaamber

A big happy birthday goes out to my multi-hyphenated friend, Comedianne-actress-director-blogger-diva, Erica Watson!

I had the privilege of styling Erica for her current appearances in both Time Out New York and YRB Magazines.

Have a fabulously curvy B-Day, E!

XOXO,

Mia

Mia Amber Style Presents, The Glamazons!

Posted in Beauty, Entertainment, Mia Amber Style on February 22, 2010 by miaamber

So, I told you guys before about my experience styling plus size burlesque group, The Glamazons for their upcoming album…well, here’s the just released album cover!

I am super excited about it and extremely grateful to the ladies for allowing me to be apart of it all!

XOXO,

Mia

You Gotta Have Faith… 21

Posted in Curvy News, Mia Amber Style on February 12, 2010 by miaamber

About a week ago, I ventured out to Forever 21 in Brooklyn, NY’s Kings Plaza Mall.  Basically, I just wanted to see what was new for spring.  Boy was I surprised to find out that Forever 21’s new plus size line, Faith 21 was not only now available in NY but that I happened to be standing in the only store in the NYC area that carried it!

I had a blast rocking to new music as I tried on a bunch of cute items in the fitting room.  Here are a few of the items that made the cut

Each of these items were about $13-15 each!  I just found out by looking at the website that the blue tie-dye is actually a tube top but I thought it was a skirt and that’s how I plan on wearing it!

There were a couple of other pieces but I don’t see them on the website so I don’t have pics to post. 

In terms of fit–the sizing ranges from 1X-3X and they seem to run pretty true to size but remember it’s a Jr. fit.

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,

Mia

Mia Amber Style

Posted in Beauty, Mia Amber Style, Mia in Motion on November 23, 2009 by miaamber

I just wanted to share with you a photo from a shoot I styled for famed photograoher Renato  Zacchia.  The model is the stunningly beautiful (and with child), Angelica with the Ford agency and make up was done by celebrity make up artist and friend Tara Taylor.

XOXO,

Mia