Sept 2011 SKORCH Mag
Real Style. Real People.
SKORCH SEP 201 1 real style. real people. BLOGGERS RULE fashion events > NADIA featuring ABOULHOSN FNO PLUS FOR YOUR INFORMATION beauty SKORCH MAGAzINE WHERE STYLE HAS NO SIzE >> connect with skorch twitter.com/skorchmagazine facebook.com/skorchmagazine youtube.com/skorchmagazine email@example.com www.skorchmag.com masthead Jessica Kane Carrie Woomer Cali Ann Lee Marcy Guevara Bella Styles Tess Munster Julia The BUSYbeauty Tina Davis Publisher / Co-Founder Co-Founder Editor-In-Chief Editor Fashion Editor Beauty Editor Beauty Editor Cooking with Tina Host CONTENTS > > > > > > > > P 4FEATURESPREAD NADIA ABOULHOSN P18MODELTOWATCH LEXI PLACOURAKIS P28BEAUTY GET THE LOOK BY CARRIE WOOMER CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT HOW TO LOOK FLAWLESS BY TESS MUNSTER MAD ABOUT CHRISTINA HENDRICKS P38THESCOOPWITHBELLA INTERVIEW: TIffaNy BaNk Of `BIG SEXy' P 42FALLSTYLEGUIDE P 44BLOGGERSTOWATCH P52PROJECTINSPIRATION P58EVENTSCALENDAR > NADIA featuring ABOULHOSN SKORCH SEP 201 PG4 1 why we love nadia: serious style. period. + this girl is the kindest and most professional girl you'll meet. her blog is off the charts inspiring - jess MEET NADIA AGE: 22 SIzE: 10 HEIGHT: 5'3" SHOES: 8 YEAR STARTED BLOGGING: 2009 FAVORITE BRANDS: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, JEFFREY CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, JEAN PAUL GAULTIER, GIVENCHY, ELIE SAAB...ALL I WISH I COULD HAVE OF COURSE HAHA. FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS: I ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE AN EYEBROW BRUSH HAHA. I ALSO REALLY LOVE FEMME COUTURE BRONzER. GOALS: SO MANY GOALS THAT I DON'T THINK I CAN ACTUALLY LIST THEM ALL. MY MAIN GOAL IS TO BE A FASHION ICON. HAVE MY OWN SUCCESSFUL FASHION LINE NAMED NADIA ABOULHOSN. INSPIRE AND HELP PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, BE ENTIRELY HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL IN EVERY ASPECT. 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Facebook - Fashion night out Plus twitter @FnoPlus www.FnoPlus.com contact camille leverett beautyFull boutique leverett@beautyFullboutique.com 703-535-67 48 when thursday sePtember 8, 201 From 6:00 Pm to 1 1 1:00 Pm edt where: beautyFull boutique 1 n. Fayette street 18 alexandria, va 22314 RSVP NOW @ fnoplus.com SKORCH SEP 201 PG 1 17 SKORCH SEP 201 PG 1 18 > LEXI modeltowatch PLACOURAKIS PHOTO PAIGE CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY > LEXI modeltowatch PLACOURAKIS SKORCH SEP 201 PG20 1 PHOTOS PAIGE CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY > LEXI modeltowatch PLACOURAKIS PHOTO PAIGE CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY SKORCH SEP 201 PG22 1 > LEXI modeltowatch PLACOURAKIS MEET LEXI "I WAS NOT ALWAYS SO POSITIVE ABOUT MY SIzE BEING 5'1 AND BIGGER 1 BONED I ALWAYS STOOD OUT...NOT UNTIL RECENTLY DID I REALIzE THAT I WAS BEAUTIFUL IN MY OWN SKIN...I WANT TO TRY AND RELAY THE MESSAGE TO ALL WOMEN THAT YOUR SIzE IS BEAUTIFUL! I JUST WANT WOMEN TO OWN IT!" > AGE: 22 > SIzE: 12-14 > HEIGHT: 5'1 1 > SHOES: 1 1 > YEAR STARTED MODELING: I HAVE BEEN MODELING FOR 3 YEARS NOW. > MOST MAJOR CAMPAIGN LANDED: THE MOST EXCITING THING I HAVE GOTTEN THE CHANCE TO BE A PART OF WAS THE PLUS MODEL MAGAzINE SWIM SUIT EDITION. I GOT A FIVE PAGE SPREAD AND GOT TO WORK WITH SOME AMAzING PEOPLE REAH NORMAN WHO STYLED ME AND INEz LEWIS WHO TOOK THE AMAzING PHOTOS. > DREAM CLIENT: I HAVE MANY DREAM CLIENT, OBVIOUSLY BEING A PLUS SIzE MODEL I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH LANE BRYANT...BUT I ALSO DREAM OF BEING ABLE TO REPRESENT PLUS SIzE WOMEN IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, CURVES ARE JUST AS SEXY!! > GOALS: MY GOALS CONSIST OF MANY THINGS, BEING HAPPY, HEALTHY, IN LOVE, SUCCESSFUL...BUT WHEN IT COMES TO MY MODELING CARREER, OF COURSE I WANT TO WORK...BUT I WANT TO BE A INSPIRATION FOR WOMEN TO OWN IT! IF PUTTING ME IN A MAGAzINE OR ME TAKING A PICTURE IN MY BRA AND PANTIES IS GONG TO HELP WOMEN BE COMFORTABLE WITH THERE BODIES THEN I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AN AMAzING GOAL. I ALSO WANT TO BE HONEST WITH EVERYONE OUT THERE IN LETTING THEM KNOW THAT EVERYONE HAS THERE BAD DAYS INCLUDING ME, I DONT HAVE FLAWLESS THIGHS OR PERFECT CELULITE FREE ARMS, I GET INSECURE ABOUT MY BODY SOMETIMES TOO, BUT IT DOES NOT STOP ME FROM DOING WHAT I LOVE AND WANTING TO INSPIRE GIRLS ALL OVER! REPRESENTED BY WILHELMINA LA , FORD Az, DOROTHY COMBS AND HEFFNER MANAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK DUPLESSIS > SKORCH SEP 201 PG25 1 SKORCH SEP 201 PG28 1 > NATURAL CHIC getthelook BY CARRIE WOOMER PRIME: INSTEAD OF USING PRIMER, USE A WATER BASED LOTION FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE. I RECOMMEND CETEPHIL. DO EYES BEFORE FOUNDATION SINCE THE PRODUCT WILL DROP AND MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE A SHINER. I USED JET SET WATERPROOF EYELINER (SMUDGED ON EYELIDS) SMASHBOX $22 THEN, APPLY ARTIFICIAL LIGHT LUMINIzING LOTION ON ON CHEEKS AND PEAK POINTS SMASHBOX $26 THEN ADD FOUNDATION: MIRABELLA SKIN-TINT-TO-POWDER $30 LAST, FINISH WITH YOUR FAVORITE NUDE LIPSTICK: I LOVE MAYBELLINE COLOR SENSATIONAL LIPSTICK IN PEARL PINK. $6 PHOTOGRAPHY & MAKEUP BY CARRIE WOOMER MODEL: JILLIAN BOETCHER 1 SKORCH SEP 201 PG29 > > CARRIE'S PICKS cantlivewithout For heat protection, anti-frizzies for my hair; also duals as a skin moisturizer! ;) Matrix: Mix In Shine Brilliant Serum $16-$20 Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser $8 What's so great about this one is that it doesn't clog pores like most SPF products. Very lightweight and great for dry skin. Aveno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion (Face) SPF 30 $10 Back combing is a must! But, this product ditches the back comb and goes for that sexy Instant back comb kill, in this crazy in a bottle. form. powder Sprinkle a little on your roots, and rub through with your finger tips. Lasts all day. And if your hair feels a little blah, later in the day, rub your finger tips through your roots, to re Big Sexy Hair Powder Play activate this powVolumizing & Texturizing erful little powder! Powder by Sexy Hair for Unisex - 0.53 oz Powder $7 SKORCH SEP 201 PG30 1 > > > Be sure to spend at least 5 minutes daily, massaging this product in upward circles all over your body to clear up any imperfections. This product is amazing! > > BY CARRIE WOOMER CONNECT WITH CARRIE FACEBOOK BLOG Tip: Smudge eyeliner all over lid; then apply a solid line of color above and below top and bottom eye lashes. My favorite colors are Electric and Graffiti. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil $9 - $18 Mabelline Falsies Volume Express in Very Black $8 CARRIE'S TRICK + Aveno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion (Face) SPF 30 $10 Aveno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion (Face) SPF 30 $10 These are okay on their own, but they work better when paired together. Apply the NYX eyeliner first, then top with either one of these eyeshadows. This is so cool because it's really vibrant and has a liquidto-powder feel. PLUS! Adding shadown on any eyeliner will make it last way longer! 1 SKORCH SEP 201 PG31 > I love the brush and love the texture. I think it beats any expensive mascara hands-down. It's a favorite and found in any makeup artists' kit. model & blogger click here to read my blog Tess Munster BELLA STYLES COMPANY "Personal Shopper/Fashion Stylist" Ever wanted your own personal stylist? That person who knows your every like and dislike. Well "BELLA STYLES" is here to cater to you. I am "Personal Shopper/Fashion Stylist" a wardrobe stylist, blogger and the fashion editor with Skorch Plus-Size Magazine, so it is my job to know what's hot in the fashion wanted your I can wardrobe you for everyday evEver market. own personal stylist? That person who knows your dressing, photo shootslike and dislike. Well "BELLA STYLES" is here to figured women it can someery or special occasions. With full- cater to you. times become a challenge to locate items that compliment our body am a no need to look any further. with Skorch Plustype. IWellwardrobe stylist, blogger and the fashion editor Being that I'm a plus size Size Magazine,Iso it is my job to know what's you the fashion market. find items such model as well, can accommodate hot in with hard to I can wardrobe you for everyday dressing, photo shoots or special gear. as extended size shoes to the latest in designeroccasions. With full- figured women it can sometimes become a challenge to locate items that compliment our body type. Well no need fashion styling, image My services consist of personal shopping, to look any further. Being that consultation ( I'm a plus size modelsize & Iplus-size women), party planning, for straight as well, can accommodate you with hard to find items such as extended size shoes to the latest in designer gear. tion ( for straight size & plus-size women), party planning, gift purchases, BELLA STYLES COMPANY gift purchases, home decorating, fashion show coordination, children's styling to even keeping your pet looking it's best. My services consist of personal shopping, fashion styling, image consultaWhetherdecorating, fashion show coordination, children's styling to even the fresh off the home you desire the hottest new urban gear or runway couture fashions, I can locate it for you. Doesn't matter if keeping your pet looking it's best. you're within a limited budget or expense is not an issue. I shop from Whether you stores, outlets, websites fresh off the runway consignmentdesire the hottest new urban gear or theto luxury department stores. I also coordinate bus trips to various outlet malls and shopping centers to let you experience with me where I find some of the great items that I've come across. No request is too demanding. Be it for the new "It" bag of the season, an outfit for a first date, accessory coordination, wedding gown selection, red carpet events, music video shoots or a formal dinner. www.facebook.com/bellastylescompany www.twitter.com/bellastyles p.o. box 7558, Henrico, Virgina 23231 pHone: 804-914-0460 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.bellastyles.net blog: www.bellastyles.wordpress.com > HOW TO LOOK FLAWLESS Sometimes that means trying 5 different brands/ colors/blends before you find that perfect match, but when you do, you never stray. Now, with that said it's equally important to find a great primer to keep your foundation in place and keep you looking fresh all day long. Not to mention that if it's summertime and no one...I repeat NO one wants to be dripping makeup all over the place! It's just not sexy! There are so many different primers out there and it can be quite overwhelming to choose...but don't worry, I am here to guide you every perfectly poreless step of the way! PRIMERS #1 NARS Pro-PrimeTM Multi-Protect Primer SPF 30 Sunscreen (for normal/moderately oily skin) The 411: This primer not only smells divine but it leaves you with a more even-toned complexion after using it. It also has SPF 30 and antioxidant properties that nourish and protect your skin. I have noticed that when I use this primer, my makeup applies more evenly and I don't get those annoying creases under my eyes or around my nose. You can expect to be ready beautyfyi do) and it's so important to find a great foundation. LETS GET REAL LADIES, WE DON'T ALL WAKE UP LOOKING LIKE `SLEEPING BEAUTY'. WE NEED A LITTLE HELP TO GIVE US FLAWLESS SKIN (at least I > Tess in just Laura Mercier Tinted Moisterizer. > BY TESS MUNSTER CONNECT WITH TESS BLOG for your closeup for about 12 hours with this primer! #2 Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (dry skin) The 411: This is a great primer if your skin is on the dry side. It also helps your makeup application go more smoothly and helps fill in fine lines and even out skin texture. I would NOT use this primer if you have the slightest bit of oil in your skin because your makeup will not stay on as well as one that's for skin on the dryer side. You can expect to be red carpet ready for about 8 hours with this primer! #3 Makeup Forever HD Microperfecting Primer (normal skin) The 411: This is a fantastic primer for people that have a multitude of skin issues. Not only is great for the normal uses of primer, like softening skin, smoothing the skin for a great and long lasting wear, but it comes with six colorcorrecting shades and one transparent shade! It's totally exclusive to Sephora as well, so you won't find it anywhere else. It is guaranteed to help you get a perfect match every time. You can expect to be strutting the catwalk for 8 hours with this primer! Now..for you ladies that might not need the coverage of a foundation, but still want to look amazing for your trip to the beach, or a casual stroll in this blistering heat, I got you covered too! No..literally! Tinted Moisturizers are a great way to give you coverage, without the feeling of having "cake face". Here are my picks for the best tinted moisturizers for summer and all year around! TINTED MOISTURIZERS #1 Becca Luminous Skin Colour $42 Why it's fab: This tinted moisturizer is not only flattering for a variety of skin tones, but it gives you a glowy, dewy look instead of a matte one. It also stays on day and night with no smearing! With its reasonable price tag, it will not only make your face happy, but your wallet too! #2 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer $42 Why it's fab: I have to say I'm a fan of Laura Mercier foundation and I use it religiously, but I was a bit hesitant to try their tinted moisturizer only because they aren't known for great skin care..but I was wrong! The squeeze tube packaging is easy to use and allows you to get your moneys worth! It has great sun protection, as well as light coverage and of course it moisturizes. It leaves you with the illusion of natural, perfect skin. # 3 Boots No7 Soft and Sheer Tinted Moisturizer $8.99 Why it's fab: If you have oily or problem skin, look no further! This tinted moisturizer will leave you looking fresh without that greasy feeling. It does a great job of concealing any blemishes you might have and for under $10, you will have a hard time beating this bargain! Now, you have no excuse to NOT throw on that perfect summer dress and hit the beach or boardwalk with your best accessory...your flawless skin!! love and cupcakes, Tess 1 SKORCH SEP 201 PG35 Christina Hendricks BY TESS MUNSTER those are great products, they aren't exactly friendly to all pocketbooks. However, Neutrogena Healthy Skin� Radiance Cream SPF 15 ($8) is and I personally use this when I'm in a beauty pinch and need something great that doesn't make me cry when I'm handing my credit card over. It's great for all skin types and actually improves your skin so that hopefully one day you too, can look as good as `Joan'. Now, with all this talk about how flawless Christina is, even gorgeous ladies like her have blemishes and when she does, she turns to Benefit's Erase Paste in Fair ($26). This concealer does what it says and it's not too heavy either. Although, I would only use this for heavy duty cover up jobs. If you are looking for something with lighter coverage that still helps you achieve her trademark dewy complexion, try Too Faced Absolutely Flawless in Vanilla ($20). Complete your voyage to puurrfect skin with Tarina Tarantino's Dollskin Powder in #2 ($32). Pair with some simple black liner and mascara and your look is nearly complete! Now, on to the lips... Like Christina, I too love coral lipsticks and think that they look great on every skin color, especially fair skin like our's. With so many different options to choose from, I made it easy for you ladies and narrowed it down to my MADABOUT WHO DOESN'T LOVE MAD MEN? BETTER YET, WHO DOESN'T LOVE CHRISTINA HENDRICK'S STYLE, curves and wit on and off screen? I think that her best accessory is her ever flawless porcelain skin. But how does she keep it so youthful and fresh? What are her spring/summer essentials? The `Mad Men' star is in love with "feminine floral, lace dresses, coral lipstick and sun block." for summer time. Meow!! Tell me more? I thought you would never ask! Christina swears by Cr�me de la Mer ($130 for 1 oz), Dermalogica sunscreen ($44) and no doubt TOP 3 PICKS FOR SUMMER #1 Revlon Moon Drops - Frost Lipstick, Crystal Cut Coral 700- Perfect for your wallet, this nicely priced lipstick has a glossy finish, true to color and moisturizes to leave your lips the perfect shade of peach without drying your lips out. Perhaps you could put those soft lips to use on your very own Don Draper? $8.99, CVS SKORCH SEP 201 PG36 1 > #3 CORAL PICK FOR SUMMER Yves Saint Laurent `Rouge Volupt� Perle' Lipstick in Coral Sun $34 Nordstrom > #2 M�A�C Amplified Creme Lipstick in Morange � My top pick for coral's, Morange screams summer time glam. While it is more pigmented than the other two picks, the orange hues pair perfectly with any skin color. It's an ultra-creamy, shiny lipstick that delivers rich color and is not only fantastic for summer, but fall too. You are sure to be the hottest secretary in town. $14.50, MAC #3 Yves Saint Laurent `Rouge Volupt� Perle' Lipstick in Coral Sun � This lipstick is ultra-smooth and delivers high volume color and shine. It also has a nice pearly shimmer and isn't so high impact that you will blind your friends, but will leave you feeling `Sterling Cooper' ready. $34.00, Nordstrom Now, don't you feel like you are ready to dye your hair red and take a stroll back to the 60's in style? I know I am! love and cupcakes, T CONNECT WITH TESS BLOG CHRISTINA SWEARS BY THIS MOISTURIZING CREAM Cr�me de la Mer $130 for 1 oz > COMPLETE YOUR VOYAGE TO PUURRFECT SKIN with Tarina Tarantino's Dollskin Powder in #2 $32 SKORCH SEP 201 PG37 1 thescoop WITH BELLA STYLES 1 SKORCH SEP 201 PG38 The B-STyleS Curvy Girl of The Day: "Tiffany Bank of The new PluS-Size faShion realiTy Show, "BiG Sexy" Today's "Curvy Girl of The day" spoTliGhT Goes To none oTher Than Ms. Tiffany Bank. Tiffany will Be one of The new CasT MeMBers of TlC's new plus-size fashion realiTy show Called, "BiG sexy", airinG on auGusT 30Th. i firsT BloGGed on This new venTure lasT week, and Today i have an exClusive Q & a wiTh Tiffany. i firsT MeT Tiffany in 2009 here in riChMond when she CaMe down To do The "TropiCal divas" fashion show. we have sinCe run inTo eaCh oTher aT differenT evenTs in new york froM TiMe To TiMe and she is always a pleasure To Be around. (noT To MenTion The faCT ThaT My son was a Major flirT wiTh Tiffany one TiMe when They MeT, lol). i know if you follow Me on TwiTTer and faCeBook ThaT i have Been ConsTanTly TalkinG aBouT The "BiG sexy" preMiere BuT i'M jusT so exCiTed for This projeCT. i hope ThaT iT has a really posiTive ouTCoMe and ThaT eaCh one of My readers will supporT. now on To a liTTle More aBouT Ms. Tiffany. Tiffany Bank is a plus-size Model, aCTress, hosT and wriTer/produCer. she has Modeled for Brand naMes suCh as liz ClaiBorne, elie Tahari, and dkny. Tiffany has walked The CaTwalk for desiGners inCludinG Monif C., ashely sTewarT, aBBy z. and lane BryanT and deparTMenT sTores suCh as MaCy's, nordsTroM and BlooMinGdales. Tiffany has appeared in oBvious MaGazine, Manik MaGazine, iGiGi.CoM, all you MaGazine, newsweek.CoM, Tv Guide, ny daily news enTerTainMenT seCTion, we Television, The Tyra Banks show, and sex and The CiTy 2. she is CurrenTly a reGular ConTriBuTinG wriTer for plus Model MaGazine and is pursuinG aCTinG and hosTinG. CheCk Tiffany ouT on The new TlC series, "BiG sexy", airinG auG. 30Th aT 10pM. CONTINUED >> 1 SKORCH SEP 201 PG39 Q & A WITH TIFFANY BANK "What Was your experience like Working on sex and the city 2? it Was such an amazing experience to be on set With the Whole cast of sex and the city 2. getting to chat With all the girls Was mind bloWing to me and i never thought in a million years i Would be Working on set With actors that i greW up Watching. it Was inspiring and surreal! you are also a contributing Writer for "plus model magazine", hoW do you juggle acting, modeling and Writing? i'm honored that i get to be apart of such a great team at plus model magazine and maddy, my editor, is an inspiration to me so it's aWesome. as far as juggling all three, Well, there just isn't enough hours in the day. *laughs* i love What i do and i love learning. i try to make time for everything and invest Wisely but i admit it gets challenging at times. but, i'm having fun so i Welcome the challenge hoW Were you chosen to be a part of the neW shoW, "big sexy"? i auditioned for them and they kept asking me back for intervieWs and ta-daaaaa! here i am! *laughs* do you feel you Will get any negative flack from doing a plus-size reality shoW? if so, hoW do you handle naysayers? i think anytime you put yourself in the public eye you Will get criticism. that's a given. i've read a couple interesting comments on blogs but overall the reaction has been really positive. i don't mind the negative feedback because it's expected and i think that maybe if those people take a chance on us they may be pleasantly surprised. What do you hope for other curvy Women across the World to be able to take from the shoW? the girls and i had reoccurring discussions about hoW important this Was for us to represent curvy Women in a positive light so i hope that at least one Woman feels inspired to liberate herself and do What makes her happy. do you have any advice for aspiring curvy models on hoW to get signed With an agency such as click Who you are represented through? do your homeWork, be prepared, invest Wisely and never give up. i realized that things *never* come easy or quickly and you just have to have a lot of patience. and, oh, remember to have fun! do you have any other upcoming projects that you are Working on? i have an editorial coming out and a feW other things that i Will announce on my Website and fan page very soon thank you so much for your love and support!!! connect With tiffany WWW.tiffanybank.net tWitter.com/tiffanybank facebook.com/tiffanybank 1 SKORCH SEP 201 PG40 The casT of "Big sexy" 1 SKORCH SEP 201 PG41 > > FALL 201 STYLE 1 GUIDE don't think just because summer is over that bright colors are out the door. No, wear your bold hues over in to the fall season. Why not go for a colorful satchel such as this one: +fashiontips So it's that time of year again. Back-to-School for the kiddies, the leaves will soon start turning those beautiful shades of brown & orange and best of all, New York Fashion Week for us fashionistas will also kick off this month. We need to be on point will our Fall gear. That's where your fashion friend Bella Styles comes in. 4) CAPE COAT: In the cold Fall/Winter months you will need a nice everyday coat just as you need a summer trench. The "cape" is a staple for this time of year. Plus this is a complimentary accent Instant back comb to a bottle. girls figin any curvy ure. Plus-Size retailer, La'Dan's Closet, has the curvy girls coat needs on lockdown. you can choose from short or long and all styles are super "En Vogue". Priced from $330-$450 ladanscloset.com 1) PURPLE PALAzzO PANT First up is the "Palazzo Pants" trend. I'm a 70's baby and these are right up my alley. Plus, in a bold color such as this purple, it won't be hard to compliment my second top trend for Fall 2011, colorblocking. The chunky platform heel has made a return. Together you're set to get your Studio 54 groove on! Purple Palazzo Pant �38.00 Simplybe. co.uk 2) COLOR BLOCKING BOOTS Color Blocking Boots $159.95 Nordstrom 3) ASOS LEATHER COLOR BLOCK SATCHEL I have a love for large bags and they are a necessity for a fashionista to keep everything close. Now 5) THIGH BOOTS: the new must have for SKORCH SEP 201 PG42 1 > BY BELLA STYLES - FASHION EDITOR CONNECT WITH BELLA WWW.BELLASTYLES.NET curvy ladies. Finally someone got it right. Yes, we can rock thigh boots with our cute little leggings or midiskirts. Torrid has designed a thigh-boot that actually wraps around a plus-size woman's thighs without strangling you like a boa constrictor. I actually own this pair myself so I personally stand behind them. They are wide width and are you ready for this ladies, they go up to a size 13. Yeahhhh, plus size fashion rocks!!! Amanda Thigh-High Boots (Wide Width) $72.50 Sizes 7-13m Torrid.com What's better than a maxi that can be worn from the summer right on into the fall? Try this one by Rachel Pally for size. Rachel Pally `Leandra' Dress (Plus) $286 Sizes 1X-3X Nordstrom.com 6) MAXI DRESS: 7) FAUX LEATHER VEST: Finally, my must have for the fall, this faux leather vest from Ashley Stewart. I first fell in love with this hot number when it graced the runway at "Full Figured Fashion Week" this past June in NYC. I've been panting for it ever since. It is now available in stores and on their website and it even goes to extended sizes. 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