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10 Pieces I Want This Year

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

One of the best things I ever learned from Project Runway, Which airs on Lifetime, was finding out about Tim Gunn…OMG

I this man so much

His book A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style which describes the 10 Essential Items:

  1. Basic Black Dress
  2. Trench Coat
  3. Dress Pants
  4. Classic Shirt
  5. Jeans
  6. Any Occasion Top
  7. Skirt
  8. Day Dress –
  9. Jacket
  10. Sweatsuit Alternative

Bonus: One Indulgent Trendy Item

Tonight i am going to talk about the 1st one, the Black Dress or as many of us Ladies call them the LBD the Little Black Dress

I found this pic of Tim online holding up a LBD Clearly this dress was not meant for a Curvy Girl….the spagetti straps alone would nix it for most of us.

Now me I Love Love Love a Sheath Dress on me and a Curvy Girls

This is a cute lace sheath dress that can be dressed up or down, put a blazer over it for the office, or going out a cute little shrug , and Pearls.  I don’t know what it is about a LBD that i just have to have some pearls with it

This dress is from Lane Bryant $79.50 Pearls from Target $39.99

Another classic LBD

From OneStopPlus.com $39.99

This is a great dress, it is knit with an empire waist and 3/4 sleeves for those that don’t want to show their arms.  Great again for work  or a night out with the girls add a pop of color by adding a belt

from Amazon.com $12.99 on sale


To my Curvy Divas go out have fun and enjoy looking for the Perfect Little Black Dress, here are a few other styles, i will list the websites below

Monif C

Kiyonna

So Cute Curvy Girls send me your pics of your LBD….I will post up pics of mine soon

Love & Peace

Cute Curvy Girl V

My 1st Style Icon

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

As you all can see my Mom was a TomBoy…so how did i become the Diva that i am today you ask?

VIOLA P. MOORE – My Paternal Grandmother

Grandma or Mommi Vi as some of her grandkids called her was before her time.  She knew how to sew, crochet, etc.  She was an educator married to an eye doc *my grandfather * my grandmother was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., To give you some back ground info about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  They were founded in 1908 on the campus of Howard University. They are the first collegiate sorority for women of color, for more information on this great organization please visit their website by clicking here.   No i am not a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Back to Grandma, was a different kind of woman of color.  I believe if she had grown up now she would have been a lawyer and not an educator.  She was an english teacher then a librarian, she held both a bachelor’s degree and a masters degree.  But to me she was just grandma, the woman i looked up to style and diva wise.  She first exposed me to Marshall FieldsField’s is now Macy’s *boo hiss* Any who I HEART Marshall Field’s so much i worked there after college.  But Grandma would take me to get some clothes from fields because they would last and were good quality.  She stressed quality garments, and the value of investing in good pieces.  My family would buy me clothes that would last for years, like a long wool coat that i got from Evans *RIP Evans* and i had it from the age of 16 to the age of 30 when i feel apart, i still have not replaced it lol.

Grandma believed in the whole package from head to foot, that when you step out you look your best, make up done, hair done, nails done, shoes polished.  While i strive to follow all of that, she has instilled in me to look my best and be my best at all times. She helped start our family’s love addiction with clothing, accessories and make-up, mind you i am one of the few women in my family lol.  My Dad and youngest brother LOVE clothes!!!!!

Grandma Vi I Love you and Miss you…

Here are a few pics of me style wise in my early years…..



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Confession of the Anti-TomBoy

December 29, 2009 2 comments

Before I get extra deep into my blog and me blogging away, let me give you some back ground on me.

I am 36 Black Woman, of a very mixed dna mixture, No Kids,never married, but i am dating a great guy and an assistant project manager by day for a construction company.  I am a die hard Chicagoan, and an Alumnae of Tuskegee University, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority *whew that was a mouth full*

Thats the basic boring stuff…I was a prissy little girl who’s mom is a TomBoy. It was interesting growing up, my Mom made sure i knew how to play sports and change a flat tire, my Dad made sure i knew how to fight.  They both encouraged me to grow up and be what i could be and never let the fact that i was black or a woman stand in my way.

But there was something really interesting with me and my Mom.  She is a die hard TomBoy.  Now she wears dresses but getting all dolled up is not her thing, but it was mine.

I have been a budding fashion diva since i can remember.  One of my fondest memories is going shopping for my Easter outfit.  Which consisted of a bomb diva dress The dress was the start, it was usually pink or red or purple the 3 colors i lived by as a kid, still do today. Then you had to find the right shoes Patten Leather was/is one of my favorite materials for shoes and bags…. i would have the matching shoes usually black or white and of course the coordinating bag and of course your thinking thats it right? No not for Vonetta, i had the anklets, gloves and hat to match


While i miss the days of me getting a new easter and christmas dress *yes i got a new one for each with all the bells and whistles that go with it* I do not do the matchy matchy thing any more lol

But cant you see the start of a young fashion diva, make-up was a whole different ball of wax lol

How did you start out on your fashion road?

Love & Peace

Cute Curvy Girl

V

Confessions of a Wanna Be Hair Diva

December 28, 2009 1 comment

So its the week in-between Christmas and New Years Eve

I know many  a person who is looking forward to 2009 coming to an end, with the job loss, foreclosures  and the constant reminder of war that we do not seem to be winning, 2009 has been a ROUGH year but i am not telling you all something you don’t know.

Any who….the purpose of my post today….

I am growing out my hair, and i will post about my hair later but long story short it was cut too short in July and i am growing it out…..SSSSSOOOOO, i have been on You Tube *i am addicted*

Looking at the wig reviews, because i like to sport some hur every now and then…well i have been trolling this site, Best HairWorld, they carry the Janet Collection brand of wigs  and on Sat i got my first wig from them in the mail.  I was super geeked,

her name is HW Scandal II Wig, The picture does not do this wig justice, it is a human hair blend with heat resistant fiber, the wig has bangs, the color i got was a Piano FS27,30,33.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS WIG!!!!  I am going to do a review on YT on this wig, and i had planned on blogging about her next week

BUT

I get an email from Best HairWorld saying they are going out of biz on Jan1, 2010….

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Best Hair World- closing!

Best Hair World regrets to inform all customers that with the advent of the new 2010 year, www.BestHairWorld.com will be closing. Due to the economic recession this past year and our struggle to maintain our low prices and fast shipping, BHW had to look for alternatives and unfortunately will be going out of business. As of January 1st, 2010, www.besthairworld.com will no longer be available.
Orders placed before then will be processed and shipped as usual. Return requests will be accepted by e-mail:customerservice@besthairworld.com

We would like to thank all customers for their continued support and commitment. Your business was greatly appreciated. Thank you from the whole team at BHW!

Final Sale inventory

A final sale on all Front Lace synthetic hair wigs by Janet Collection will be running until quantities last or until 01/01/2010. Take off $5.00 additional from online price. Use coupon code: 5FINAL. Sale of all Front Lace synth. hair wigs by Janet Collection is final and is non-refundable. Limited colors are available so hurry up and place our order as soon as possible. Coupon is one time use only and cannot be combined with other coupons.

Click here to see styles eligible for this offer.

Contact us:
customerservice@besthairworld.com
www.besthairworld.com


I have a whole list of wigs i want, i want to try.  Their prices are good.  I feel like the fat kid who dropped her icecream cone So now i have to troll Youtube for more wig sites that i can get my hair fix….

*Le Sigh*

#epicfail…….

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Confessions of a Corporate Hamster

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Welcome to my new blog

Confessions of a Cute Curvy Girl

I am an Assistant Project Manager by day and sometimes by night i am a Diva who loves fashion, make-up and being a curvy girl.

I have recently stumbled upon Google Reader…which has been a God Send to me.  I love to read blogs but i was horrible at remembering to read them…well thanks to Google Reader they are all in one spot…OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!

But on to my point of this post…. I have been reading a lot of blogs and i have come to one conclusion…. Most folks dont like their day jobs…lol…While most of us are happy to be blessed to be working, but i think many of the bloggers out there feel like this

and we are trapped in one of these That never ending wheel which sometimes seems to get us no where.  The machine i tried to warn my students about when i was an adjunct instructor, some listen lol.

There is nothing wrong with the corporate world it is what it is.  But it leaves many of us wanting more.  And here is where blogging for me comes in….an outlet for my passions, which are art, fashion, makeup and pretty much all things girlie.


I have 3 blogs which i will roll into one *some how with the help of some one* that will cover

Confessions of a Cute Curvy Girl – that is what i am a curvy woman, i have been one for all of my life, i know the issues we face and still face.  I will also toss some fitness and health tips in there, because we do need to be curvy and healthy.   Basically the issues i come across in my life….

Makeup for women of color– I have loved make-up since i was a child, when i would play in my mom’s the consummate tom boy *yeah she had some makeup* i was banned from wearing makeup until i was 16 and then a whole new world was opened to me.  The Eyes Have It is my make-up and beauty blog about make-up, beauty, and the like.  I am focusing on women of color because again that is who i am and what i know…..

Last but not least my Sew Sew Cute Blog that tells the tale of me starting my own clothing biz making clothes for the Curvy Woman, this blog will feature some of my designs and clothes, but it will be more than just that.

So i hope you will join me on my journey…..