SWIM+ 2013 Behind the Scenes

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This Friday is the launch of SWIM+, my annual swimsuit summer inspired lookbook for curvy women over a size 14 and it's absolutely FREE! The swim and resort wear is photographed on gorgeous Australian models sized 16-20 styled and shot by me. I wanted to show consumers how garments looked on women who needed a little more physical and emotional support from their summer attire. From shyly showing the internet my body in a cheap ebay halter suit in my backyard, to posing on a yacht with my ... [ Discover More ]

Captured Curves – Tamara

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Tamara How did you get into plus size modelling? Randomly stumbled upon plus size agencies online one day after repeatedly being told by straight size agencies that they love my face but needed me to get to sample size in body to be able to book jobs. I found BGM Models and instantly loved what I read about them & clicked through an email application with some photos attached of me taken that day in a tee shirt and shorts. The next day, I had a reply with a contract attached. I ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Boho / Homemade

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Summer time and the livin' is easy... if only in my head. I've been lucky and missed most of the winter, soaking up the New York City heat. Coming back to a bitter cold winter was a bit of a shock but two weeks later I was sunning myself in Darwin. SS14 Fashion Week is fast approaching and I'm waiting with baited breath. I'm also planning the Danimezza SWIM 2013 Lookbook with full force so summertime style, make up and locations are all I can think of... in my head I consider myself already ... [ Discover More ]

Dinosaurs Go RAWR

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My little dude loves dinosaurs. Aidan could play with them all day long. He absorbs dinosaur books, can say all the names perfectly, plays with his figurines for hours and he prefers the documentary style movies over cartoons. He loves fashion just as much, the boy is pretty fly when it comes to pulling together outfits in the morning. Washed denim jeans, woven belts, a long sleeve tee under a printed short sleeve tee and a cap tilted slightly to the side is his go-to look. I've always ... [ Discover More ]

Outfits, Events + Meeting People

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Today I attended the Kids Business Bloggers Brunch in Sydney and I thought I'd share my outfit that I wore to the event. I've attended a few of these events, they just have a laid back style I like which is prime for networking and by that I mean you can actually have a conversation (with both brands and bloggers alike) that lasts longer than 10-15 minutes without being interrupted. I attend quite a few events but they're not often the soiree you might imagine. We arrive, we get a glass of ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Oversized

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This is me, trying to catch up. Rushed after a full day of juggling work and a sick baby. I know "Oversized" week is well and truly over but here I am with an outfit, a few poses and a positive attitude to tick things off my to-do list. When I stared blankly into my wardrobe the first thing that jumped out and bit me was my giant black fuzzy wuzzy jumper from 17 Sundays. It's definitely my guilty winter pleasure. The knit is super stretchy, the fibres are smooth and silky even Aidan loves ... [ Discover More ]

Captured Curves – Margaret Macpherson

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Coat - Bib Coats Dress - Agenda Shoes - Peeptoe Bag - Oh La La When did you start modelling? "I started modelling about three years ago in Brisbane, Queensland. I was signed to Dallys Models and was one of the first curve girls in Brisbane getting regular work from various stylist, designers and labels. I fell in love instantly with the work and the creative people in the industry. Dallys then introduced me to BGM Models and the beautiful ladies in Sydney." What is your day ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Pink

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I'm skipping ahead in my FFFWeek tales as this week's theme is Pink and I desperately want to show off my new purchase! I bought this soft flowing chiffon pink maxi skirt by Youtheary Khmer for just $50 at the Curves in the City Shopping event early on Friday morning, just prior to the FFFWeek Indie Runway Showcase. As soon as I did I knew I'd have to wear it that night. I quickly shopped my suitcase/wardrobe and tucked my spotty swing dress into the skirt for a makeshift top. I just adore it ... [ Discover More ]

One Coat – 3 Ways

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I know, you're all like... "Hey!! That's not New York!!" and yes you'd be right. I've scheduled this big juicy post in advance so you guys get some outfit photos because no doubt I haven't gotten around to that yet. I do hope you're liking the videos, vines and instagrams though, I'm sure I'm all over that. The weather is hot and humid in NYC leading into summer but I know you guys are freezing your butts off right now so with the help of Lucabella I wanted to show you three ways you could wear ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Feminine

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Strike the world with beauty and behold it in your hands for all to see. Owner of your reflection and all that makes up the atoms of your existence. With grace, power and a silent preoccupation with an understanding of how things are. What they could be. How they could be. A woman's mind is not only her own but away with the stars. Soaking in the atmosphere drenching thoughts and sheets. An all encompassing passion for life. For love. For her loves. She is ... [ Discover More ]

Simply Country

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I live in a beautiful part of the country called The Hawkesbury, about an hour out of Sydney and as much as I complain about the commute in for events and how much I lust for a little townhouse in city I'm also secretly head over heels with where we live. It's full of rolling hills, rivers and streams, farms and settlers cottages and the best op shops around. I don't live in the best parts of town but it suits our little family just fine. We can walk to school, to the grocer and to the post ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Spike

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I didn't own anything suitable for spike week so for the first time in awhile I had to head to the op shops and jewellery stores to find accessories to pull off the look I wanted. If in doubt pull out your little black dress and accessorise ladies which is exactly what I did. That's the beauty of buying simple well fitting garments, they act as a canvas that you can transform as many times as you like. I also have this dress in purple, it's like it was made for me. I couldn't go past this ... [ Discover More ]

Cool Change

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Brr... winter is definitely coming but I'm loving it. Autumn is my favourite time of year, the sky is filled with honeycomb light, the trees glow, the air is filled with a mix of smoke and dewy grass and best of all I get to wear layers. Toss the heels and trade them in for flats and you've got my go-to daily outfit.  I love comfortable clothing for everyday wear and layering thin, gorgeous fabrics is my favourite way of dressing as the seasons change. Longline Cardigan - TS14+ circa ... [ Discover More ]

Lane Bryant – Fashion Style Off

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Full Figured Fashion Week is just around the corner and I can't even begin to tell you how jam packed the schedule is despite extra days being added this year. Lane Bryant is hosting an event just for bloggers and stylists during the festivities and I was lucky enough to be chosen to attend. One of the perks was that each attendee received a $200 USD gift card to use in store or a code to use online... and boy did I make that money work! The idea was that each attendee used the gift to ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Sequins

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I don't know about you but I window shop online more than I'd like to admit. I'm the kind of person who'll gaze for hours, putting things in my cart only to leave them there abandoned. I never seem to suffer buyers remorse as I've usually agonised over the purchase for weeks. Sometimes a piece is exotic for plus and I know it will sell out straight away so I'll buy it as an "investment". Other times a piece will sing out to me as I scroll down the page and the clouds part and the heavens open ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Leather

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This gorgeous skirt is the very first leather garment that's graced my wardrobe and I'm not sure I could ever part with it. I've had it for about a year and when I wear it I feel expensive and edgy. Sometimes you need that, like when you're going out to a new place with new people, the right clothing choice can give you a confidence boost. I firmly believe we dress to reflect the way we feel and sometimes if we get the combination just right we can dress a certain way and our emotions adapt to ... [ Discover More ]

Don’t be Blue

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One of the things I've loved about Aussie Curves is that every single week not only is my wardrobe challenged but I'm challenged on an emotional level too. I'm not saying that each week I'm experiencing an extreme personal growth breakthrough but it's enabled me to notice patterns in my behaviour and attitude toward my clothing choices. The best part is that it's all documented. I can look back at pictures of the first time I wore a dress that came well above my knees and compare my body ... [ Discover More ]

LG Optimus G Giveaway

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I was gifted an LG Optimus G Smartphone and given the option to give one away. I was not paid for this post and as usual all thoughts and opinions are my own. Most of the time when I get invited to attend events I have an idea of how it will play out but sometimes I get surprised, this was one of them. LG had invited me to be a guest at an intimate product launch for their brand new phone the Optimus G in The Rocks. It seemed like a perfect excuse to get all dressed up. I had gorgeous new ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Timesaver

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I work from home, usually in front of my laptop in my studio but I still have to venture out and do mundane things like go to the post office, buy bread and pick Aidan up from preschool. Usually I'm juggling lots of tasks at once and they're all crammed into a day and it's easy to lose track of time. I'm one of those people who are chronically 15 minutes late. Comfort is the most important aspect of my outfit, the beauty of the internet is that no one can see you behind the screen.  I like ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Heels

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I'm not really a heels girl. Ok, that's I lie. I think they're the most beautiful, perfect posturing things for your feet but they're also the most painful. I'm not in a habit of conditioning myself into believing that heel induced pain is ok so when I do buy them they usually stay in the box for years, occasionally popping out to play for a sit down dinner or a photo shoot. Blue Coat - Virtu gifted last year Chiffon Floral Shirt - Thrifted Black Singlet - City Chic Purple Belt - Off ... [ Discover More ]

DMNYC FFFWeek® Fashion Front 2013

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Last year I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Full Figured Fashion Week® Official Blogger on the "Fashion Front". Not only was it an honour to be recognised but it also put me in a position where I had access to all the events, priority seating and admittance, not to mention I had a pivotal position for networking and meeting individuals respected in the industry. I'm excited to announce that I'll be an Official Fashion Front Blogger again this year! Knowing that everything will be taken ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Pyjamas

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I'd like to start by saying that I usually sleep in the nude but I feel I've been naked enough on the internet for the time being so I'll show you my go-to PJs set. I'm also wearing a bra and that usually doesn't happen either. I'm practically a nudist when I'm at home, I've always been that way. I guess in some ways it's helped me be more at ease with myself, just as I am. Too much naked talk? Here, distract yourself with some Jarrah Hot Chocolate and some digestive wheaties. I usually just ... [ Discover More ]

Into the Woods

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Last year I worked on a few photography projects and this is the last of them that I'm finally able to share with you. I photographed Kirsty (dark wood nymph) and Amy (light wood nymph) in a small plantation in Richmond, the same place I photographed Delphina for the lingerie shoot. It was a lot of fun and my first attempt at posing two models and storyboarding. Just for kicks, in a few sentences tell me what you think the story is about. ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Maxi Dress

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Usually I take my outfit photos on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon about 4-5pm in full shade. This weekend I didn't have that luxury and crammed in my photos at 11am between Aidan's playdate and my Blog Chic's blogger meet up event. The lighting conditions aren't ideal but I just went with it and had fun. Maxi dresses not the first thing I go for in my closet as I often find the one block of fabric too overwhelming for my shape. Wrap Cardi - Virtu Necklaces - Target gifted Maxi Dress - ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Androgynous

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So I had planned for my Androgynous photos to be taken at the Aussie Curves meet up on Saturday but I forgot how many I'd need and I felt awkward asking Jo to take them for me. I also figured posting just one photo when you're so used to "the many angles of me" wouldn't fly so when I was out photographing Ainsley today I asked her if she wouldn't mind taking a few of me. Shirt Dress - TS14+ gifted Tank - City Chic Stiletto Jeans - Torrid gifted Watch - TS14+ gifted Sunglasses - ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Belts

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Belts have a way of highlighting the shape of a woman. The right belt can make or break an outfit. I have a few favourites that I could never part with and this is one of them. It's big, bulky and awesome. It feels like a mini corset and to be completely honest it makes me feel like a total badass. Mix up that vibe with something I'm a little more used to like glittery gems, sequins, silky satin and you've got an outfit that's completely me. Shirt Dress - TS14+ Satin Cami - ... [ Discover More ]