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Shabby Apple — Cute, curvy dresses for all sizes


I’m loving Shabby Apple.

I love clothing companies that provide clothes across the size spectrum–from 2-22 (24, 26, etc.); however, Shabby Apple takes it one step further and covers the age spectrum–from age 2-102, from girl to woman–no one is excluded.

Add to that a philosophy which I have always endorsed:

A return to what dresses were always meant to be — a one-piece outfit. No need to add anything…no tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!).

And top it off with a dedication to giving back–

I’m loving Shabby Apple.


If you are a Mad Men fan, you’ll love the dresses in the plus-size line. I’m wearing a dress called “Madison Ave.” I went more Audrey Hepburn with this look, but the model on the site shows how to wear this in Mad Men style. (Had to borrow the mirror at my local Macy’s for the pictures, but the line is available online.)

Shabby Apple has really thought through the online shopping experience and has done a great job at creating a real boutique atmosphere. I love the sizing–rather than using Xs, the plus-sizes are represented as WS and WM. I call this “Gentle Sizing.” And they have one of the most striking hang-tags on their dresses that I’ve ever seen:


You see the name and stats on a women who will receive a percentage of the purchase price through an organization called Unitus. On this dress:

Name: Govindammal


Age: 35, widow

Children: One son, one daughter

Current loan: Second loan, $89

Business: Bamboo weaving

Microfinance client since: 2003

“I am now confident that I can take good care of my children and also provide them with a quality education. This is my life’s ambition.

Check them out at:

(You’ll probably see this dress again when I rock the Mad Men look)

September 29, 2009   6 Comments

A Curvy Girl Always Has Shoes

Just wanted to share some pictures from the last Hello, Stiletto Shoe Club outing in Atlanta, hosted by the wonderful folks at Emily Blenhem Shoes. I got a chance to model some fabulous patent-leopard Jimmy Choo’s (thanks, James!), which, next time I have an extra $1200 lying around, I might pick up.

One thing I admire about the curvy girls of the world: we may be neglected, abused, and ignored by the clothing industry, but we always have shoes.

In their full glory

In their full glory


In my full glory


I gaze admiringly at more shoes I can't afford

September 24, 2009   1 Comment

Belly dance and body love

Belly dancer/model Amani (she’s in the PZI Jeans ad) shares a bit of her philosophy about dance and loving your body.

If you are in Atlanta, Amani is hosting “MEOW! That’s HOT!” a show & workshop with the curvy fabulous dancer Raksanna on September 13, 2009 (1:30-3:30 & 4:00-6:00 PM) in Roswell at The Open Mind Center (1575 Alabama Rd.). Visit Raksanna’s website or Amani’s website for more details.

I’ll be there, getting my curve on!

September 3, 2009   2 Comments