TOP 4 BRANDS WITH THE BEST HALLOWEEN PROMO 2016

The promotion for Halloween always starts at least a month before Halloween and every year we follow these posts. This year we thought to name the TOP 4 brands, who had the best promotion. With ‘best promotion,’ we mean who we saw most often and who were most entertaining. Here are the TOP 4 Halloween promotions:

 

SEXY PLUS CLOTHING

Sexy Plus Clothing is an online shop for sexy, sophisticated fashion and lingerie exclusively for women wearing sizes 12+ from Canada. Their Halloween promotion was in our view the best one, because it was sexy, funny and entertaining. It was the first time where I saw a brand posting funny Halloween videos, which we found very entertaining.

Models: Caterina Moda and Sarah Taylor

 

DEB SHOPS

DEBSHOPS is a shopping destination for young women looking for the perfect fashion finds at affordable prices. What we liked the most from their promotion were the sexy outfits for curvy and confident women.

Models: Hunter McGrady and Michelle Vidal

 

ASHLEY STEWART

Ashley Stewart is a global fashion brand that stands for uncompromising style, fashion, fit & empowerment for the woman who flaunts her curves. Every year they have some really great promo for Halloween, which is why we had to include them in this list.

 

HIPS AND CURVES

Located in Southern California, Hips & Curves opened for business in 2000 and has been going strong ever since! They offer a secure, private and entertaining shopping experience while bringing you the latest and greatest in plus size lingerie styles.

Models: Elly Mayday and Nicole Le Bris

We are excited to see which brands will rock the Halloween hype the best next year. Stay tuned! 😉

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American Music Awards 2015 – Style Review

I woke up this morning and the first thing I saw was a video of Jennifer Lopez from her performance at the American Music Awards. I realized that I forgot that the #AMA showcased tonight. But thanks to the news I can now review the style and performances from the American Music Awards.

I want to start with the WORST DRESSED list:

Z Lala

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Jack Sparrow would say: “Oh no, the sea monster is back!” Z Lala’s outfit looks like she was going to a Halloween party. For me it’s just crazy and my worst dressed outfit. But she is always dressed like this at every event – just look at this link.

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

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What were they thinking? I guess nothing! The outfits don’t look good at all. The cut outs and the combination of leather with other materials don’t look harmonious at all.

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I am #ProKardashian, but this is a #NoGo. This is also the first time that Kylie is better dressed than Kendall. Kendall Jenner is usually the only one in this family who is chic and elegant dressed. But here the heels don’t match with the dress and the fake fur doesn’t match with the dress either. This is a complete missmatch!

Selena Gomez

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The next one with a missmatched outfit is Selena Gomez. Her show outfit was great, but this is the wrong dress according to me. Nevermind the red sequin material on this dress, but why did Givenchy combine it with an inner tube? Again there is no harmony in this dress.

Gwen Stefanie?

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The dailymail named Gwen Stefanie as one of the worst dressed ladies from the #AMAs, because you can see her underwear in this dress. Oh really? Like that is a bad thing nowadays still? So you say it looks terrible on her, but when Kim Kardashian wear the same you praise her for her fashion style?

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I don’t agree with the dailymail and I think that if Kim, Beyonce or JLo can wear see through outfits, then Gwen can too!

Now let’s go to the BEST DRESSED list:

Rebel Wilson

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I can’t even express my joy of seeing Rebel Wilson wearing a silver dress. No black, no dark grey, but SILVER! She is such an shiny, confident and curvy star. She proves with this outfit that plus size women can wear everything they want. And the lollypop clutch fits perfect to the dress and her silver heels. This is a dress from Eloquii. Get it here. Everything on this outfit matches. 2 thumps up, Rebel!

Jennifer Lopez

WOW! Jennifer Lopez was the host of the show, made the best performance and wore the best dresses. The only reason why she didn’t made it to my number one, was Rebel’s courage to wear a silver dress. Anyone who is also plus size, knows that we mostly stick to black dresses for big events. Plus JLo dominated already the whole night. I think I would rather make her my 1,5 place on the best dressed list. Here are her outfits:

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poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Lopez poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Dear, Kendall and Selena. THIS IS HOW TO WEAR A CUT OUT DRESS. And no mix of materials together that don’t match.

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Not her best choices, but still not bad. I like the cape jumpsuit in the middle the most. More info about the designer follows below.

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This looks like a mermaid dress to me. It seem simple, but this is a handmade dress and it’s stunning.

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Audrey says “HELLO“!

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Princess style is always a good choice.

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This is my second favorite outfit of her. I just don’t like how the pants look when she walks. It would have been better if this was a dress.

And the best dress worn by Jennifer Lopez is:

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

If you wonder why Jennifer has such a huge smile on her face, then let me tell you it is not because she is the host of the show. It is not because she knows all the tabloids will write about her. It is because she knows they will write about how amazing she looks in this dress. It is a dress from the designer Zuhair Murad.

‘Designer Zuhair Murad grew up in Baalbek, Lebanon. Since his childhood, he always dreamt of evading to a world of fantasy. He started sketching dresses at the age of ten, quoted as saying “I don’t recall a day in my life without a pen in my hand!”. ‘

Zuhair is known for making amazing see through designer dresses for women and he is one of my favorite designers also. If you ever want to buy a dress that is worth saving, then you need to get his gowns one day.

Watch here the latest fashion show of Zuhair Murad:

Gigi Hadid

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Unlike Kendall, Gigi Hadid knows how to look great for the #amas even if she is wearing just a white dress. You can see again some cut outs, but no mixing ov differents materials. Simple and elegant.

Meghan Trainor

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Meghan Trainor choosed a simple and elegant outfit for her arrival. And a beautiful tight-fitting dress for her performance later. Especially her kiss with Charlie Puth at the end of her song was making the audience cheer loudly. It was one of the special moment of the American Music Awards.

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Another special moment was the tribute for the victims of the terrorists attacks in Paris 10 days ago by Jared Leto and by Celine Dion singing an Edith Piaf song: http://perezhilton.com/tv/?from=navbar_perezhilton#.VlLu9OJ0dyk.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

I also liked the performance of Justin Bieber. Yes, of Justin Bieber. I never thought I might start to like him, but I do since his collaboration with Dilpo and Skrillex for “Where are Ü now?”. Watch the full performance here: http://perezhilton.com/tv/?from=navbar_perezhilton#.VlLu9OJ0dyk. I want to point out his song “Sorry” here, because the pictures above from this performance are just amazing. Made me also want to do a rain shooting.

But the best perfomance came from Jennifer Lopez at the beginning of the show:

My last words on the show is that it was a great show, that I am happy to see that you can be famous and still plus size like Rebel Wilson and most of all that we don’t give up like Jared Leto said.

Picture Sources: dailymail and getty images.

Cheers from Lyz Lupo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angelita's Thursday Blog

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Hello Beautiful models and fans of CMR. It’s Angelita Aronce Sorensen here with my weekly blog. I received a wonderful email from a beautiful young lady who viewed my Costume and Cosplay album on my fan page asking where I get my great costumes. Halloween is sneaking up on us so I want to share this with all of you today. Regardless of your size or body shape, you can dress up as anything your imagination can come up with. There are your traditional types of characters that everyone knows or you can use your imagination and come up with a unique costume that you create yourself but would still be something the general public recognizes. I’m not going to go into the history of Halloween, only suggestions regarding dressing up.
I am sharing a collage of four of the costumes I’ve worn/modeled since 2010 and my latest costume is the Honey Bee costume that I just had a recent photo shoot in. Whether you’re a huge fan of dressing up or if you want something simple, one of my favorite sites to go to is www.buycostumes.com if you want something already made and ready to go. I recommend signing up with your email address so you will get notices of special sales or discounts. I’ve found costumes on clearance for as low as $4.99 and they can go up to roughly $400 and every price range in between. I just purchased a Firebird Costume on clearance that has a light up bodice a couple of months ago. I purchased this costume for my best friends and me. We had a group shoot in the costume minus one but it was still a great shoot. The costume is amazing and they had it available in the standard sizes including XL, which fit like a 1X. The regular price for this costume was $89.99 so it was an absolute bargain for $4.99. I can assure you that you will find something you like within in your budget.
Many of the costumes also have a video so you can have a 360-degree view of the costume and lots of the costumes also have customer reviews to help you decide if it’s the costume for you. There is also a sizing chart to help you choose what size to purchase. They also have the best exchange and return policy anywhere on the net in my opinion. You have nothing to lose, once you order the costume and get it delivered, if for any reason you don’t like the fit, the design, fabric or it just wasn’t what you thought it would be, you can return it hassle free and refunds generally take about a week to two weeks after returning it. I’ve ordered many times and I’ve only returned two purchases and received my refund very quickly. This site is based in the US but I’ve read reviews from customers all over the world happy with the customer service and the fast delivery times outside of the USA. Of course you cal also visit your local costume store and try it on before you purchase but in my experience, the selection is limited for us plus size beauties.
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If you’re more creative, use your imagination and let your creative juices flow. There are many hobby stores around and costume stores where you can purchase accessories to help you create your very own unique costume. Narrow down your ideas of what you would like to dress up as and google your idea. It’s amazing how many images you can find that can inspire you and create a version of your idea that is uniquely your own. Don’t be afraid to choose non-traditional accessories and if you know how to sew or know a great seamstress, having your costume made to fit you perfectly is another option. If you go to a tailor or seamstress shop, first sketch your idea or take photos to show them what you would like. They can tell you how much fabric to purchase based on your design and measurements then you can go to a fabric store and choose the quality of the fabric based on you budget. Many fabric stores will have coupons and you can even google coupons for a specific store online to get discounts on your fabric purchases. Purchasing the fabric yourself and only paying for labor will give you significant savings rather than just going in, telling them what you want. Now if you have a nice budget, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sketching or showing your seamstress what you want and they can do everything for you from start to finish.
Your options are endless, you can purchase your costume ready made online or at your local costume store, you can create your own costume with your imagination and great accessories, or you can have something custom designed just for you. Regardless what route you take, you can have a great, fun, scary, beautiful, or unique costume to enjoy on Halloween or anytime. I personally love dressing up so any reason to wear a costume or play dress up I will take advantage of.
As always, please feel free to contact me if you ever have a question, suggestion or a topic you would like me to blog about. Send me an email to model.isis@gmail.com and if I know enough about the subject matter or can offer my personal experiences, I will be happy to do so. I’ll be back next week, keep chasing your dreams and stay positive!
Vampire and Queen of Hearts Images by: Washhboy Photography
Pirate Image by: Hill Country Vision
Honey Bee Image by: Mars Leon
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