Plus Size Women Take Center Stage!

image“Watch Out For The Big Girl”one of my favorite club bangers back in the day. I’m from Jersey so you know we do the Club Music. If you’ve never heard it you got to look it up and get your jam in real quick. Lol! Just imagine if we really had a plus sized daily printed periodical, what would some of the headlines be? This was my inspiration for this post. In fact I’m going to do one of these every few weeks just so we know what’s out there for us, so we can support it.


imageWell let me get this off first, you probably heard but, Full Figure Fashion week is back!!! That’s not the big news though, the big news is they’ll be coming to your city looking for fresh faced, full figured women to strut their stuff! Think you got what it takes? Well check out the tour dates and pack yo bags!
Countdown to 2015 begins as the FFFWeek® Casting Team goes on the road to scout the fiercest catwalk divas across the country. Meet them in these cities:
January 24, 2015 – Atlanta, GA

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (line will close at 12:15 PM)

Signature Design Diva Day Glam Studios
4153 Flat Shoals Parkway
*inside the Trinity Park Office
Suites, Bldg C., Suite 300
Decatur, GA 30034
Hosted by Diva Day International

January 31, 2015 – Miami, FL
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (line closes at 1:45 PM)

Location: Studio 504
504 NE 190th Street
Miami, FL 33179
Hosted by: Curve Nation, LLC

February 7, 2015 – Houston, TX
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM (line closes at 1:45 PM)
Location: The Mosaic Lounge
5927 Almeda Road Suite 190K
Houston, TX 77004
Hosted by DM Signature Photography
February 21, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA

Time: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM (line will close at 6:00 PM)

Location: Hollywood Dance Center
817 Highland Avenue (between Willoughby and Waring)
Hollywood, CA 90038
February 28, 2015 – Toronto, Canada
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Line will close at 3:30 PM)
Location: Your Big Sister’s Closet
3126 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6P2A1
(The closest major intersection is Dundas Street West and High Park Road. Your Big Sister’s Closet is located on the west side of Toronto).

March 7, 2015 – Nashville, TN

March 21, 2015 – New York, NY
imageNow I know what your thinking! Gabby looks really hot in that blonde hair right! I know, I think so too. This is the look she sports in her new role on the hit Fox drama Empire. For now the role is very minimal, but what struck me as I watched the show was, this could be anybody…but Gabby got it. This is one of those silent feats that often go unnoticed. Don’t worry Gabby, “I see you “. They could have given this role to any number of African American actresses in Hollywood, that have a more conventional look. I always hear Black Hollywood talk about how hard it is to get roles, so I think it’s triple hard for a black, plus sized, woman to get them. Yet Gabby keeps stunting on them, time after time. I’m proud of you girlfriend! I am hoping because of the position of her character it will lead to more scenes for her. I want to see more of her, what’s her story? How did she end up working with them and why does she stay and put up with Luscious Lion ( Terrence Howard). I tuned in to watch Gabby, but I’m going to be tuning in more often. I like it. Did I mention I love the Blonde Hair! Yeah !

imageOn the other end of the dial. Well, it’s not really a dial anymore, I guess I’m dating myself. 🙂 Anyway there were two cable premiers this year that have the plus sized woman as the center of the show. ” Big Woman: Big love” on Lifetime. It airs Wednesday at 10 pm. This show chronicles the dating life and search of 5 beautiful plus sized women. I love the idea of it, although it’s not my experience. I’m married and before I was married I’ve never really been single. I’ve always either been in a relationship or purposely single. Who knows, maybe never being single, is another plus size woman’s issue. So I’ve never actually dated as a plus sized woman, but I’m sure these ladies are lending a voice to thousands of single plus sized woman all over the country. I am sure there will be nay saying, but I say we have to start somewhere. I will be supporting this show, I’m happy that Lifetime chose to do a show about “Big Women” there are tons of reality shows out there and I’m proud that this is in the ring. I have not been able to catch “My Fat Fabulous Life” or “Curvy Brides” but we have to support them as well.

imageThe other show is ” It’s A Mann’s World” this is a show about David and Tamela Mann. Best know as Mr Brown and Cora from Madea, and Meet the Browns. I love this show! I love the positive portrayal of this loving family. It’s a blended family which I did not know, and so far it seems real. I’ve only seen one episode but it seems that they are consistent with the loving images of them that we have grown to love. I love that David consciously or unconsciously feels her up from time to time:-) this tickles me, being a married woman whose husband loves her plus plushiness I know the feeling! Sometimes you don’t even realize it’s happening. I see what people say to me, because she doesn’t even move, she keeps her head straight forward, bet when you see his hands disappear you know he’s touching her again, I love it! Unfortunately it comes on at the same time as Empire. So I will be DVRing them both and alternating between which one I’m going to watch live.

imageSo we recently saw a lot of curves on the Golden Globes. I was very proud to see the mainstream ( meaning my insta time line 🙂 ) featuring many Curlys and Curvys. The girls were really taking the curves to the carpet! I think Ava Duvernay was the Belle of the Ball. She was stunning with her natural hair tightly twisted and styled in an elegant undo. Selma was snubbed by the Oscar from what I hear. I’m not surprised but I just wish we were past some of those racial barriers. I loved Danielle E Brooks’s look. Yeah it was kind of a safe color and a little short but I think she looked stunning. She’s a beauty. Miss Jenny from the block! She’s not plus to me, but the world says she is, so I’ll take her. She’s been in the spotlight a long time and she still looks good! Theses were my three favs on the carpet.

imageLastly Ms Tahiry Jose has partnered with Color Club Nail Lacquer and has introduced a new scented line by Tahiry Jose! I can’t wait to try it! I love Color Club! And I’m pretty sure a scented lacquer is the bomb! She has seven scents, 50 Shades of Love has a candy scent, Jitters has a bubbly scent, On Cloud Nine has a white chocolate scent, Red-Handed has a cinnamon scent, Seal It With A Kiss has a strawberry scent, Sweet Getaway has a pink rose scent, Tall, Dark & Handsome has a cologne scent. They retail for $ 8.50 on the Color Club website.  I love the idea of a scented polish, so many people don’t like or can’t take the smell of nail polish, its a genius idea! Love it!
I grew up reading the Jet Magazine and I never understood why they noted the TV shows and music on the last few pages, even though I checked them every week,lol. Now I see the importance, we need to be informed so we can support. So go set your DVR’s or your listings and set a reminder to tune in to these show. If you know of any Curvys or Curlys doing things please comment or let me know. Ok Love ya!

See ya Phatty!

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