In Merriam’s Dictionary, the word SWAGGER is defined as such:   1 : to conduct oneself in an arrogant or superciliously pompous manner; especially : to walk with an air of overbearing self-confidence. 

In Urbandictionary.com, SWAGGER is defined:  How one presents him or her self to the world. Swagger is shown from how the person handles a situation. It can also be shown in the person’s walk.  e.g.  Ryan: “Denzel Washington has swagger in all his movie rolls”.

I embrace the urban dictionary’s definiton of SWAGGER.  Having SWAGGER does not require arrogance or pomposity.  It is the genuine belief  that you are fabulous and you love yourself as you are, no holds barred.  Gabourey Sidibe, is a true example of  Curvysta Swagger.  On the cover of Ebony, Essence, V magazine and now, in the February 22, 2010 issue of People magazine, she explained how she found her inner confidence. 

After being teased for her weight, dark skin and being told “she would never really be anything”, Sidibe found her SWAGGER.  “I decided for myself that whatever people said, and no matter what I look like, I was going to be happy with myself.  It’s like a force of will I gained inside, and ever since it’s worked for me.” 

Here are photos of women at the Bronner Bros show with the Curvysta Swagger! 

Be thankful for who you are and find your “inner” SWAGGER!


Fashionista Offspring!


The oldest offspring mixes cheap and expensive with a Limited too top (T.J. Maxx)  and a Marc Jacobs skirt (Loehmann’s, N.Y. find).  The leggings/stockings are IISLI (Loehmann’s, N.Y.) that happened to match exactly.    The boots are from Nordstrom’s (Phipps Plaza, Atlanta).  Sunglasses (Bealls outlet).

The baby diva is wearing a faux fur coat with pleather belt (my boutique, last season), Black suede boots (T.J. Maxx),  Hello Kitty watch (N.Y. street vendor). 

Sunglasses(two seasons ago, my boutique).

Yes, these are my girls working at the boutique and dressing mannequins.  The baby diva chose the outfit and accessory and is clearly directing her vision.   OK!

’til tomorrow people!


Zina Eva Handbag


Hello all!  Today I felt like wearing my orange leather (also known as tan) boots and handbag.  I love this handbag!  It reminds me of a garden tool bag with lots of exterior pockets.  It’s made by Zina Eva and can be custom made in any leather color you choose.  Of course, I sell this at my store but you can also visit their website for the nearest retailer in your area.  www.zinaeva.com

The dress is by Marina Rinaldi, my favorite plus size designer from Italy.  You don’t see it in the photo, but it’s a polo style top with the attached print skirt.  I’m not one for prints but I love this dress.  It gives me more of an hourglass shape and I don’t feel like a square box.  The jacket is a suede leather and faux leather by AMX, purchased at T.J. Maxx for $39.99, more than I ever spend for one item unless its a leather handbag. 

I am wearing XXlarge gold thin hoops, silver/gold chain bracelet and brown croc watch and faux cabochon ruby signet ring.  The finishing touch are the cowboy boots in orange leather(tan).  I will stop wearing cowboy boots when I find comfortable ones that fit my size 13 feet!

 Look out for our new bloggers, Megan(curvysta model), Yolanda (hairstylist extraordinaire)

and Gabrielle (makeup diva)!

’til tomorrow!