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Monday, February 29, 2016

OSCARS FASHION REPORT (Preview): What I wore. What I ate.

DEAR OSCAR: I can't feel my feet when I'm with you but I love it!

( - I have a new found respect for red carpet fashion. I've literally been on so many I can't count as part of my job as a celebrity reporter, but until my Oscars experience and dress crisis, I couldn't relate to the frenzy.

Without a glam squad, make up artist, stylist or experience, I managed to pull off several looks that I'm actually proud of. With the help of amazing dress sponsors - and a lot of prayers from my fashion angel - I'm excited to share this journey with you.

But you'll have to be a little patient because you don't GO TO the Oscars, it HAPPENS to you. I'm recovering from a whirlwind of events spread out over what I call "Oscars Village" so I'll have to a day or so to regroup.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

OSCAR PHOTOS: Check out what some of your favorite celebrities wore

( - I'll be added to this all weekend and then adding some video! Enjoy

OSCARS FASHION: Plus Size Edition: What dress did I wear today?

( - What a day it was! The dresses arrived and I wore one of them today. I didn't have a chance to have it on long before I was creating a scene. The dress was a sparkly combination of gold and black. Everyone said I had it made especially for the Oscars but the sun was beating down on me and really helped bring out the sparkles to the dress.

WARDROBE CHANGE: I changed into the dress shortly before some of the Pre-Oscars parties including a special event by Wolfgang Puck but in time to rock the red carpet.

Every plus size woman - and even a few that didn't look plus size but swore they were - asked me about the dress. I'm excited to discuss. #TheHollywoodRoosevelt

Soooo….here's "Dress #1"

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SPANX DON'T FAIL ME NOW: Finding a plus size formal dress is risky business

I can't want to share my dress with you.
( - I feel like this should be an Open Letter to all the celebrities I've made fun of who act like the world should stop because they were wearing a dress on the red carpet. It should be directed to all the fashion show directors who invited me to fashion shows but I faked sick to get out of going. I mean, when North West through the tantrum of the year at Daddy Kanye's fashion show, I felt she was my soul mate screaming and holleri ng on behalf of me and others that feel flat out tortured at those shows. For the most part, I like fashion but I really don't like fashion shows. The styles are often weird AF and the models look dead. I feel like I'm on Punked and that there are cameras rolling because these "designs" cannot possibly be considered "the next hot thing."

That was until I had to get dressed for the upcoming 88th Annual Academy Awards also known as "The Oscars." Jesus take the wheel! Who knew how much work goes into these darn things. As a reporter, I get a press release, I RSVP, show up, snack on the cucumber and sandpaper sandwiches and wash it all down with diet champagne. I write a post, snap some pics and interview a designer who acts like he built the pyramids. Finally, I go home and try to forget what I just experienced.

Now that I'm required to wear a tea lengthen dress (what the heck is that?), I have a new found appreciation for all the people I used to refer to as dimwits. Considering that I do not have a glam squad, cannot fit into a "sample size" dress (that would be size 2 to the rest of us) and aren't exactly winning an fashion challenges, I know that I've misjudged the process. I found myself wishing I could buy a glam squad by putting two quarters in the bubble gum machine at Kmart.

For days, I pulled out my hair fretting over what to wear. Thank goodness for some of the most amazing plus size fashion houses on the planet. I won't have to look like I'm wearing an eighties prom dress. I'll actually look great, that is if my spanx don't fail me, my booty pads arrive in time and I can find the right bra. (wink)

In true Oscars fashion, I cannot share the dress details until the big night. You know, they call it "The Reveal." but I'm excited to say that I'll be able to share with you my journey and help you bypass the stress and go straight to the exact place I went to for my Oscar fashion. Stay tuned!

Friday, February 19, 2016

HELP! I'm going to the OSCARS and I have NOTHING to wear...LITERALLY!

( - I'm excited to announce I've been officially approved by the Academy of Motion Pictures to cover the 2016 Oscars in Los Angeles, CA. I'm really excited about the chance to discuss plus size fashion, shoes for all women and of course to taste the delicious food that I know will be available.

Wolfgang Puck's party sounds delicious with culinary surprises waiting at every corner. Vanity Fair is sure to delicious with tasty bite sized - or should I say model-sized - treats. But the big meal I'm looking forward to will happen during Pre-Oscar events before we all have to stuff ourselves into our gowns.

I'm reaching out to some of my favorite stores to help me get dressed for the big day. There's one in particular I hope will say yes. Stay tuned to find out what store I'm talking about.

Monday, February 1, 2016

NBA WIVES and GIRLFRIENDS: Meet the Wives and Girls of Golden State Warriors

( - From time-to-time, I spend time with NBA and NFL WAGs (Wives and Girlfriends) at events, parties or the games. Many of them know me because I'm always taking pictures of their outfits and of course their shoes.

Recently as basketball sensation Steph Curry and the Warriors blew through Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks, I caught up with Steph but missed his wife. (Video coming) I did catch up with WAG Ciara and her NFL boyfriend, Russell Wilson, as they hung out with Carmelo Anthony's wife, LaLa Anthony. I also ran into a few other WAGS, but I'll have to get to them a little later.

For now, here's an interview with KARINA BIANCA, who is a Warriors WAG. As you'll see, she's verynice, which his opposite of what reality TV shows portray these women. I've been lucky to get to know dozens of them and I can tell you, reality TV is not always reality.