My Aveda Addiction and Gift Haul

I’ve had an Aveda addiction since college.  I discovered Aveda through my husband’s very metrosexual suite mate, who had the entire collection of hair care products.  He was the first person I ever met who spent more money on beauty products than on clothing.  It’s why I chose Aveda when I opened my salon in 2006….

Goodbye 2016…hello 2017!

2016 was a year of highs and lows.  I made a decision in January of this year, that I would do me.  I no longer will say yes to appease or make someone else feel better.  If it didn’t work for me, I wouldn’t do it or attend it.  Of course, this new attitude didn’t…

Nicole Zepeda for Kiyonna

Kiyonna is celebrating twenty years of gracing plus size women with their on-trend and classic designs.  The brand had styled celebrities like Melissa McCarthy, Kim Coles, Jolene Purdy, Adrienne Moore and Kym Whitley.  They’ve also supported Plus models before their ascent to stardom like Ashley Graham, Melissa Masi, Denise Bidot and Fluvia Lacerda. Kiyonna’s passion…

#ModelFocus:The Jose Pagan Tour

Curvysta magazine sponsored Jose Pagan’s Photo Tour in Maryland.  The sponsorship included featuring the amazing models that participated and here they are!  The models were from the Washington D.C. and Baltimore Maryland area.  Their occupations vary from the medical field to finance and are the true example of the complete package! Kristina Denise of the…

#ModelFocus: Andre Belue at the International Fuller Woman Festival

Our #ModelFocus is Andre Belue, who participated at The Focus Forum during the International Fuller Woman Festival this past weekend.  Mr. Belue is an actor and Plus male model based in Detroit.  Being my first male model ever, was a little tricky, as my instinct is to allow models to look softer and more feminine, not…

GatsbyLady London Collection at Fuller Woman Festival 2016

GatsbyLady London, was a featured designer at the International Fuller Woman Festival in Detroit, MI this past weekend.  GatsbyLady London designs retro-inspired garments that are comfortable and are effortlessly elegant.   Rojda Hoda, the lead designer for GatsbyLady London, received her post graduate degree from the University of London and a MSc degree in fashion….

“Exclusively Inclusive” with BYRON LARS BEAUTY MARK at KiaStyle360NYFW

Byron Lars of Byron Lars Beauty Mark presented his collection during New York Fashion Week at Kia Style 360.  Mr. Lars goal for the season is to be “exclusively inclusive”. The runway was culturally diverse and body positive.  Byron Lars featured a variety of Curvy models on the runway and each dress just as fierce as the…

The Beauty of Afro Punk 2016

The Afro Punk Music Festival, held at the Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY, embraces the alternative music, fashions and lifestyles within the African American community.  This year the festival hosted Janelle Monae, Ice Cube, Gallant, Earl Sweatshirt and more.  The festival is not only about music, it draws creatives from all over the city…