November 2011 Issue of SKORCH Plus Size Magazine
Skorch'n hot magazine for plus size fashion!
SKORCH MAGAzINE WHERE STYLE HAS NO SIzE masthead PUBLISHER \ Jessica Kane CO-FOUNDER & BEAUTY EDITOR \ Carrie Woomer EDITOR IN CHIEF \ Cali Ann Lee MANAGING EDITOR \ Bonnielee Cuevas EDITOR AT LARGE & SKORCH TV HOST \ Marcy Guevara EXECUTIVE FASHION EDITOR \ Bella Styles CREATIVE DIRECTOR \ Jovanna Reyes JR FASHION EDITOR \ Nicole Anderson BEAUTY EDITOR Julia The BUSYbeauty connect twitter.com/skorchmagazine facebook.com/skorchmagazine youtube.com/skorchmagazine email@example.com www.skorchmag.com CONTENTS P FEATURE SPREAD 4 with DANI MEZZA P14 FEATURE - PRIMADONNA P20 FASHION EDITORIAL featuring FANTASY BY JOVANNA REYES P26 BLOGGERS 2 WATCH P30 MISSFIT 10 Ways to Makeover your HealtH & Body P34 INSPIRATION FASHION EDITORIALS P52 CALI'S 5 FAV P58 SKORCH BLOGGER INSPIRATION ShApElY lOuISE FROM ThE "REZ" TO ThE CITY WEEShA'S WORlD FullER FIguRE FullER BuST TOO MANY SEquINS ON ThE FATWAlk lIFE & STYlE OF JESSICA kANE COVER LOOK � � � � � KiyonnaLaceDress CrossroadsRedTrench RedTorridPumps VintageSequinBucketBag CityChicRing > DANI FEATURING MEzzA NOV 201 PG4 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 MEET DANI My name is DanielleMelnyczenko But my friends call me Danimezza My favorite phrase to say "Doontoothersasyouwouldhaveothersdoontoyou." I feel sexiest whenI'mdressedupforaphotoshoot. When I look in the mirror I seesomeoneI'mproudtobe. I love this designer (DamnYouAlexis)becausetheirclothesare beautiful,madeofqualityfabrics,fitmeperfectlyandmakemefeel glamorous. My inexpensive beauty tip istodrinklotsofwater,it refreshesandcleansesyouinsideandout. I enjoy watchingmylittlefamilyplayoutsideinthesunshine. I stay healthy bydrinkingwater,walkingonmytreadmilleverydayandmaking timetosocializeandhangoutwithmyfriends. My definition of fashion is findinginspirationinthecurrentpublic trendsandtranslatingthelookoftheseasontosuitmybudgetand findingpiecesthatsuitmyfigureaswellaswhat'salreadyinmy wardrobe. I wish everyone knew that itdoesn'tcostanythingtofeelgoodabout yourselfandintheendamegawattsmilewillalwaysbeyourbiggest accessory. I'm insecure about myinnerthighsbutI'mworkingonitbydoingtonalexercises andadjustingmydiet. I'm inspired by Gabi(www.gabifresh.com)becauseofhernaturalknackforsocialmediaandherobviousloveoffashion. Having style means havingconfidence. My go to fashion blog is CurvyGirlChic(www.curvygirlchic.com). CONNECTwDANI www.facebook.com/danimezza www.twitter.com/danimezza www.danimezza.com IMAGESUSEDWITHPERMISSION©RIGHT XiaohanShenhttp://www.xiaohan.net NOV 201 PG5 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 DANI FEATURING MEzzA NOV 201 PG6 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 " having style means having confidence " NOV 201 PG7 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 > DANI FEATURING MEzzA NOV 201 PG8 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG9 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 www.ishacouture.com personal style blog of jessica kane publisher of skorch magazine & creator of full body photo project www.lifeandstyleofjessica.com PR AD IM A N N O 80's STYLE embrace the style of the madonna era for your curvy body! Photographer: Kermit Gresham of Beau Monde Fashion Group (firstname.lastname@example.org) Make-Up Artist: Charlene Easter of Epiphany Beauty (www.epiphany-beauty.com) Hairstylist: Tahnesha Ervin (www.topnotchstyles1.com) Styling by: Bella Styles & Jovanna Reyes Designer: Jovanna Reyes (www.curvysta.com) Model: Debanie Hall (www.modelmayhem.com/debanieorander) NOV 201 PG SKORCHMAG.COM 1 14 White Lace Neck Shirt-Curvysta Black Label Collection ($255) Black Hi Waist Pant-Curvysta Black Label Collection ("Nicole" Pants $275) Headpiece-Arturo Rios/Curvysta Shoes-Cato (Debanie) Styled by Bella Styles & Jovanna Reyes PR AD IM A NN O NOV 201 PG SKORCHMAG.COM 1 16 don't be afraid fishnets - check. lace - check. zebra - check! to accessorize! Black faux jacket-Faith 21(Forever 21, last season) via Jovanna Lace Dress-Model's own Lace Gloves, Belt and Cuff Bracelet-Stylist's own (Jovanna) Chain Bracelet-Curvysta Lace Headband-Stylist's own (Jovanna) Shoes-Cato (Debanie) Stockings-Model's own Styled by Jovanna Reyes and Bella Styles NOV 201 PG SKORCHMAG.COM 1 17 PR AD IM A N N O NOV 201 PG SKORCHMAG.COM 1 18 0 get the look Black Sheer Polka Dot Shirt by Curvysta High-Waisted Pencil Skirt by Curvysta Headpiece by Arturo Rios/Curvysta Red Booties- Model's Own via Cato Styled by Bella Styles 0 NOV 201 PG SKORCHMAG.COM 1 19 O R s K C fant fantasy Chearice Vaughn Model Angela Anderson MUA/Hair Jovanna Reyes Photographer/Stylist All Clothing by Curvysta Black Label Collection Headpiece Arturo Rios for Curvysta Shoes by DSW NOV 201 PG20 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 tasy NOV 201 PG21 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 fantasy NOV 201 PG23 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG24 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG25 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 MELISSA WWW.THEFATAPPLENYC.COM blogger to watch NOV 201 PG26 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG26 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 CHASTITY NOV 201 PG27 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 blogger to watch WWW.GARNERSTYLE.BLOGSPOT.COM/ NOV 201 PG27 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 missfit 10 Ways to Makeover your HealtH & Body By: Bonnielee Cuevas � � live longer + feel better take flight and embark on new journeys. They lose their health and the body they deserve. The perfect body is about perfect health not about perfect size. As the holidays roll around here are my top 10 makeover tips. No woman should eat below 1200 calories a day. It is unhealthy. However, you should keep track of what you are putting in your mouth every day. In an age of technology download that wicked app to your phone. The one that keeps track of your food and exercise for FREE! I recommend My Fitness Pal at www.myfitnesspal.com. When you know what is going in and how much you are putting out you are more inclined to work harder. Treadmills and elliptical machines are B-O-R-I-N-G. We are mommies, wives and girlfriends by day and fashionistas by night! There is no time to walk a boring treadmill. Instead take to a combination of exercises that make you feel like you are headed right to the club. The infamous Zumba Fitness at www.zumba. com that combines Latin Rhythms and cardio packed workout to maximize caloric burn and give you a hottie body. Another amazing workout is the bar method at www.barmethod.com that combines interval training and provides muscle shaping techniques of isometrics. All of these formats get you in and out within an hour. Mix it up and commit to a minimum of 3 days per week. Cocktails anyone? A girl without cocktails is like a girl without her water! The fact is ever girl � loves a cocktail filled girl's night out but alcohol packs on the calories. Why not opt out of beer and hard liquor? Opt in for white wine spritzer's and Skinny Margaritas. Cut out half the calories and still pack in a girl's night out to remember. Ssshh what happens at girl's night out stays at girl's night out. Women are an ever changing species. They are always transforming themselves and becoming exotic butterflies ready to take flight on another adventure. Women are also very giving creatures. After taking time out to give to everyone else they forget how to be free. They fail to transformation schedule a photo op. Yes, you heard me! Doll your hot, sexy self up and book a photography session. I do not agree that you should look your worst in your before picture. I believe people get better. Take a picture of you looking fabulous and then the next time you reach a goal such as a dress size or a new weight, go ahead and schedule another photo op. Frame these pictures and keep them as memories of how each time you became a better version of yourself. This is NOT about a size "0" this is about health above all else. So to remember your healthy � NOV 201 PG32 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 � Friends may fail you! The fact is that friends may fail you during this healthy transformation. They may question your motives. A twinge of jealousy may develop or they simply can't understand. You must not be angry with them. Take this time to do a good deed and pay it forward. Educate them on why healthy is better for you and ask them to join you. Tell them how much you need them. If by any chance all else fails then it is time to say good bye. Not out of anger but out of a necessity to succeed. They say it is lonely at the top of the ladder of success. It is because sometimes we have to be out with the old and in with the new. It's harsh but in the end this is your journey and you need to want it bad enough to see the value in a lifetime of health. Oh Doctor, Doctor! Doctor's visits are important. Why? Because no matter how much we hate � The healthy makeover is a LONG one. But part � them they are a necessity. See our bodies can't always tell us what's going on, on the outside. Sometimes there are things we can't see on the inside that are preventing us from reaching a healthier life. From thyroid problems to diabetes. Once you know what is going on you can take care of your inside. Along with your new routine your outside will be to perfection in no time. Some women work hard to reach their goals and see no results. They never go see a doctor and they don't realize that a simple check up can lead to finding the main cause as to why after all of your hard work you are not successful. But once you do wait for it...wait for it... wait for it... YOU WILL SEE RESULTS! of this journey is putting your big girl panties on and knowing that you need to take it one meal at a time, one workout at a time, and one day at a time. Set mini - goals! From here until Sunday you will lose 1lb, or 1 inch off of your waist, or cutting out sweets. Smaller goals are easily attainable. � Curves must stay!!! This is not, I REPEAT about being a size "o". Curvy women love their curves. The secret that no one knows is that it is our source of power. Yes, girls I have given away our secret! It is ok. No one can take it from us. Only we can give it away. Curvy goddesses you need to remember to stop thinking small and start thinking big. Not as in size. As in health. Big results equal just as many curves with a healthier curve. � Never stop. This will be a life long journey. It is one that will take changing bad habits into good ones. Here is an elementary lesson for you. What is a habit? A habit is something that you do over and over again. That was your lesson for the day. Turn the healthy part into something that you do over and over again. answer yourself then that might be another problem that I honestly can't solve. What I mean is be your own cheerleader. Only you can cheer yourself on in this journey. Note: As with any new health regimen please consult your physician before commencing. A native of New York City Bonnielee Cuevas (www.bonnieleecuevas.com) a Writer, Lifestyle Expert, Fitness Expert (Zumba & More), Makeup Artist, Fashion Stylist, Plus Size Model & Speaker. She is the founder of Pink Couture Life (www.pinkcouturelife.com) a company designed to empower women through beauty, fashion & fitness worldwide and Managing Editor, for Skorch Magazine. Bonnielee empowers women to live happy, stylish and in the pink. Bonnie is a Vogue Influencer part of an exclusive panel that provides reviews in beauty and fashion products. She was voted as Vogue Magazine's top 1000 Social Media Darling Influencers. She is licensed, certified and educated in all of her areas of expertise. She continues to travel and enhance her portfolios and is available for print, TV, film, fashion and events. Last but not least talk to yourself. Don't � NOV 201 PG33 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 SKORCH skorchmag.com real style. real people. skorch. WANTED realWOMEN with realSTYLE BE FEATURED IN SKORCH GOT STYLE AND HAVE THE PICTURES TO PROVE IT? EMAIL US AT INFO@SKORCHMAGAZINE.COM OCT 201 PG36 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG36 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 Ivory Faux Fur Coat-Guess (Jovanna) Shoes-DSW (Jovanna) Jewelry-Curvysta Ivory Leggings-Adrienne Vittadini (Jovanna) Ivory turtleneck-Stylist's own (Jovanna) Clutch- Jovanna Gloves- Jovanna Ivory Fur Hat- Jovanna Styled by Jovanna Reyes and Bella Styles NOV 201 PG37 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG38 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 Brown Fox Faux Fur Coat-Jones New York (Jovanna) Shoes-Nine West (Jovanna) Jewelry-Curvysta Belt-Stylist's own (Jovanna) Hat-Torrid (Bella) Gloves- Jovanna Styled by: Bella Styles & Jovanna Reyes NOV 201 PG39 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG40 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 Black "Kardashian" Dress $269 by Curvysta Hosiery, Shoes, Necklace and Gloves provided by Jovanna Headpiece by Arturo Rios/Curvysta ? Styled by Bella Styles & Jovanna Reyes NOV 201 PG41 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 FASHION SPREAD CREDITS Photographer: Kermit Gresham of Beau Monde Fashion Group (email@example.com) Make-Up Artist: Charlene Easter of Epiphany Beauty ( www.epiphany-beauty.com) Hairstylist: Tahnesha Ervin (www.topnotchstyles1.com) Fashion Stylist: Bella Styles (www.bellastyles.com) & Jovanna Reyes Designer: Jovanna Reyes (www.curvysta.com) Shelby Wightman (firstname.lastname@example.org) OUTFIT THIS PAGE Black Rabbit Spotted Faux Fur Jacket-BCBG (Jovanna) Leggings-Model's own Shoes-Wild Rose "Dinah" $45 (Bella) Turtleneck/Cuff Bracelet/Sunglasses-Stylist's own (Jovanna) Silver Chain Necklace- Ashley Stewart (Bella) NOV 201 PG42 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 www.karenkane.com FASHION SPREAD CREDITS Fashion Stylist: Bella Styles (www.bellastyles.com) Photographer: Kermit Gresham of Beau Monde Fashion Group (email@example.com) Make-Up Artist: Charlene Easter of Epiphany Beauty ( www.epiphany-beauty.com) Hairstylist: Tahnesha Ervin (www.topnotchstyles1.com) Make-Up Artist: Manaya Latrice (http://facebook.com/manayalatrice) Model: Tionna http://www.tionnasmallsonline.com/#!bio Outfit this page, all items by Ashley Stewart: Leopard Jumpsuit Reg. $39.50 Now $19.99 Faux Leather Coat $59.50 Bronze Belt $19.50 Drop Earrings $8.50 NOV 201 PG46 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG47 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG48 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 By Ashley Stewart Grey Faux Fur Cardigan $89.50 Lavender Ribbed Turtleneck $24.50 High Waist Trousers $36.50 Grape Colorblock Belt Sale $8.49 Grey Faux Fur Clutch http://us.asos.com/ (2010) NOV 201 PG49 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 Ivory Faux Lamb Vest $99.50 Brown Jumpsuit $19.99 Brown Belt $19.50 Entire Outfit by Ashley Stewart NOV 201 PG51 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 www.marcyguevara.com Talk. Style. Transform. Listen. Teach. Inspire. SKORCH WE ARE A PROUD SPONSOR CALI'S 5FAV MEET 5 OF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, CALI'S, FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. NOV 201 PG55 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 CALI'S 5FAV MEET 5 OF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, CALI'S, FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. NOV 201 PG57 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 CALI'S 5FAV MEET 5 OF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, CALI'S, FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. OCT 201 PG58 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG59 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 CALI'S 5FAV MEET 5 OF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, CALI'S, FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN WORDS. Name: Eliza Davis Company: Cr�me de la Curves NOV 201 PG60 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 Give us a quick breakdown and tell us a little about you. I started working in the industry almost five years ago, starting with cosmetology school and then concentrating more on makeup artistry. In my time as a makeup artist, I've been blessed with the opportunity to travel all over the country working on projects in both TV & film. When working on magazine shoots, I began to dabble in styling, on a few projects which is where the seed to start Cr�me de la Curves was originally planted. Tell us about Cr�me de la Curves. What is it & why did you start/create it? Cr�me de la Curves is a curvy girls guide to luxury, life and style in their city. I created this because as a professional makeup artist, and plus size women who travels all over the country I love going boutique shopping when I'm in a new city. Seeking out those great little treasures that you're not going to find in any mainstream shop. While its fun to just go exploring, it's also great to have a guide and with style and culture different in various parts of the world. I believe that each city deserves to have its own spotlight shown on the curvy women of their community. I noticed there is a Cr�me de le Curves Phoenix, is your goal to expand the brand across the US? Yes, definitely. With Phoenix being the place I call home, I thought there is no better place to start than here. We have many boutiques, consignment shops, and designers that work with plus sizes. In addition, we will be hosting monthly events for the women to be able to get together and really enjoy an environment where the focus is taken away from it being a "plus size" but rather a themed evening where the women sizes 12-18 aren't going to feel like they are either out of place, or that their sizes won't be available. How do you envision doing this? While I am approaching this in a very fluidic way, my vision is to create an environment where size is taken out of the equation while being offered at the same time. I know personally, I would find myself becoming frustrated when attending events, or shopping at boutiques only to find that they didn't carry my size. In addition, I hope to empower women, by letting them know that it's ok to talk about their insecurities and know they are not alone, but also to celebrate the beautiful skin that they are in. In building a community in each city, I hope to create a foundation of beauty and confidence in the plus size community. Who in the plus size industry inspires you? I don't think I could even begin to answer this, there are so many positive women doing so many positive things for us. I adore the blogging community, I don't even know if I can narrow down a definite favorite, although I absolutely adore "Blog to Be Alive", her style is just incredible, but there are so many others that I love too. Cr�me de le curves had their first event on Sept 8th for Fashion's Night Out, what made you want to do this? As I mentioned above, in working in the industry for the past 5 years, I have attended many fashion events and parties as either a guest or working back stage. In Phoenix, there was nothing offered for the plus size community. So when I started planning the events for the first year, I knew that I wanted to start it off with a bang, and knew that pairing up with Fashion's Night Out would be the way to do it. For those of us that couldn't make it describe the event. Looking back, the night of the 8th was a whirlwind. We had red carpet, and several vendors including Silpada, Maxima Rejuvenation, and Sonsi Stones. Giving the guests the opportunity to shop and mingle while enjoying a signature Cr�me Brulee from a local favorite, Torched Goodness (PHX) before the show. Collections were shown from both local and national brands, including Kika Paprika, Deeds of Love, Strut, Torrid, and Lane Bryant. As the conclusion of the show, throughout the month of August we ran a makeover contest and revealed our recipients final look. Do you feel it was a success? All in all, I do feel like it was a success, of course there will always be things you want to tweak or improve on but at the end of the day the models had a ball, and guest left wanting more so that's really all you can ask for. What's next for Cr�me de la Curves? This month we are having a Halloween themed event, offering a location for women to grab their girlfriends and come get ready to go out on the town. We will be offering makeup application stations, and a place to change into their costumes. It will definitely be more low key, giving the women who are interested in being a member the ability to get to know one another and learn more about what Cr�me de la Curves is all about in a fun no pressure environment. Skorch would like to thank you for sharing your event pictures with us as photographed by J Lyn Photography and Jessica Frieling Photography . To keep up with Eliza & Creme de la Curves give her page a like on facebook at www.facebook.com/ TheElizaDavis & follow her on twitter @TheElizaDavis "Thrifty Thursday" OOTD 10/27 fan of nudes, neutrals or black these days) 2) Warm 3) Shoulder pads 4) Vintage. DANG, this week has flown Lucky for me the sweater I by!! Can you believe that it's chose for this week has all Thrifty Thursday again?!?! of the above plus four GOLD I hope you look foward to buttons!!!! Thus making it a this as much as I do!! This great addition to my wardweek was an exceptionally robe. Let's all give her a good week full of REAllY warm and cozy hand clap!! cute bargins!! It's supposed LOL As always check it out to get alot cooler here so I and let me know what you created a Thrifting crtieria think! to follow: 1) Color (not a NOV 201 PG62 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 kIAh AND ThE CITY Every Fashionista knows Carrie Bradshaw from SATC. One of her most memorable outfits is this pink tank paired with a cream full tulle skirt. My outfit today reminded me of that famous outfit. I like to think of mine as the full-figured version. hee hee Don't you just love the full skirt with hints of sheer lace and polka dots! I DIED! With Love, kiah NOV 201 PG64 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 NOV 201 PG65 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 Simple White Dress There's nothing to say about this dress really, it's just a super simple Anyway, I can't wait to show you little thing that's perfect for throwpics :D ing on in a hurry. The boy did my hair, bless his patience and dexterity Until then, I recently got to be a part haha. of a super fun photo shoot with the fabulous Tina from Tinayums. Check I've just moved in to my very own out some of the pics on my blog apartment, for most people this is www.weeshasworld.com. probably something ordinary but for me, I could only ever dream of having my own place. Indian girl, live with your folks until you're married, blah blah. That's the usual story but work is paying off well and I decided to make the change. It's crazy because setting up house is so time consuming (and expensive!) and I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my style, be it clothes or interiors. NOV 201 PG66 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 Military Chic I recently ordered the Military Dress from Pinup Girl Clothing. I decided to go for a 2XL as the chart indicated this to be the best fit for my 48inch bust and hips. The chart was right! The dress fit snugly over my hips and fairly well over my bust. It could do with being a little larger and I may sew it up a tad but I am quite please with the overall fit. A belt was necessary just to sate my addiction :p I teamed this dress with my Lupin Deco and no shapewear. As you can see bra shows a little bit, hence my need to sew the dress up. But this fit is spot on for accentuating my figure without being too obscene! I would wear this on dressy nights out and to fancy dress parties. I just love that it has longer sleeves as I am very self conscious about my wobbly upper arms and the darker colour on the bottom is flattering over my large bottom and hips. Pinup Girl � can you do no wrong?! NOV 201 PG68 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 OOTD: ladies Who Lunch. How amazing has this weather been?! I think it's been a little too warm actually. But I'm enjoying it so much that I really shouldn't complain! But I wish the weather could just cruise along at a spring level all year round. Not too hot or too cold! I thought this was a perfect dress to have lunch with some girlfriends of mine! It was so lovely and cool to wear. You really do need to tie the waist tie really really tight, its the only way to get the bust sitting right. NOV 201 PG70 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 I'm not honestly sure why I thought these bright berry pumps would look good with the blue, but I'm so glad I teamed them together! I love how the colour of the shoes pop against the pale blue. I think they actually make the blue seem brighter some how. Also who ever designed these shoes at Torrid, the men of the world owe you something - that's for sure, because these shoes make a girls legs look amazing! Even though I'm wearing heels, I still didn't feel too dressed up. I felt casual enough for a nice lunch. OOTD>Did someone say glitter? The other like Gisela Ramirez says... Fuck Flattering. I also wore my sequin black top I purchased at an outdoor outlet in Engnight I had so much fun land, my torrid sequin at the ninja betty andthe mini and knee high boots nunchix show. It was at a (for comfort). This show very fun club in West Holwas amazeballs and for lywood called Club Eleven. those girls and boys that As most of you all know, haven't checked out the one of my favorite things nunchix, you need to. in this world are glitter Stop what you are doing and sequins. It just so and check them out. happens that it is also the nunchix favorite thing. So naturally, I was head to toe in sequins. I wore one of my favorite thrift shop items, a sequin blue ombre puff sleeve jacket. I LOVE this jacket. I was about 50 pounds heavier the last time I wore it, so it was a bit big and boxy but NOV 201 PG73 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 Part 2: Love Your Body Weekend accessories from my friends at Fashion to Figure. I've been trying (longest but best day of to find the perfect bracemy life!) let/necklace chunky gold combo foreverrrrrrr, and Friday 10/21/11 - 7:30pm in my price range - you know, cheap - LOL - and So after I left the Torrid when I spotted this pair at HQ (with my smoking new FTF, my world changed a red ponte knit blazer!) I bit. Honestly, perfection. lived through Friday night lA rush hour to get to Then headed to the my girl Nati's house - she Culver City Lane Brywas playing hostess. Took ant for the Pre-Party off my since 5am makebash. Walked in, headed up, reapplied and went straight for a cocktail and smokey to vamp it up for gabbed with all my girls. my party night (makeup The night went so quick I post coming up in part 5). didn't even get to shop!! Felt so good to have fresh Blasphemy! makeup on! xoxo I threw on my new gold Jessica kane NOV 201 PG7 SKORCHMAG.COM 1 4 WHERE STYLE HAS NO SIzE SKORCH MAGAzINE connect twitter.com/skorchmagazine facebook.com/skorchmagazine youtube.com/skorchmagazine firstname.lastname@example.org www.skorchmag.com