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My Montréal + Fashion Week Score

Well, it was a success!!! Montréal + Fashion Week, which took place last weekend and brought diversity and visibility to the plus size scene in my amazing city, was an absolute honour to be a part of!

Although it was super scary, I managed face my fears and host alongside Emily Roy, the creator of the event, (without passing out) all while draped in the showstopping designs of Pheline Couture and Amadora JewelryWe showcased a fantastic selection of brands at the fashion show on Friday evening, ranging from active wear, evening wear, to bridal, and our models, including my boo, Sabrina Servance of Big Women Big Love, the beautiful Rosie Mercado, and Montreal’s own Joby Bach, along with an entire lineup of inspiring women, totally ripped the runway!!!

Saturday, after coming down from the euphoria of such a high energy event, I enjoyed day one of the Montréal + Fashion Week sale expo where one particular piece really caught my attention—this gorgeous hot pink leopard print dress from i.b.b.i. Collection!


It was more on the pricey side, but I tried it on and instantly fell in love! I knew I couldn’t leave without it.

The quality of this garment is beyond superior. Luxury plus size clothing lines are few and far between, but i.b.b.i. Collection is getting it right! It’s really exciting to see more high end options available to the plus size consumer, because for a very long time, our choices were extremely limited. There is a whole world of curvy women out there just waiting to drop some dollars on some luxury pieces and I love that there are companies like i.b.b.i. who are taking notice of this!

 I was honestly really impressed by the whole line, and if my wallet had permitted it, I would have walked out with an armful of fabulous frocks; but I definitely went home with my favourite one of the bunch!As I was trying it on, already wearing a thick gold chain, Rosie Mercado, the face of i.b.b.i., pointed out how great it looked with the dress. Needless to say, when I rocked it out on day two of the sale expo, I wore it with my fave piece of bling, this extravagant, layered chain necklace from Ready To Stare, a designer whose jewelry seems to have been made to pair with leopard print! 

These golden baubles and a simple pair of embellished, black leather flats from Aldo, and my look was complete!


Even Rosie approved!


I look forward to seeing which brands come out to play next year at Montréal + Fashion Week, and I am definitely looking forward to all the places I will wear my new dress!

A huge thank you to my bestie, Crystal, for snapping these awesome graffiti shots!

Check out more of Pheline designs at Pheline.ca or on Facebook and Instagram.

Amadora Jewelry at Amadorajewellery.com

Dress, i.b.b.i. Collection – here

Chain necklace, Ready To Stare – here

Shoes, Aldo – here

New Year’s Eve Eve 

You guysss!!! Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve!!!

So, to commemorate the year gone by, and ring in 2016 in style, I’ll be bringing you three looks over the next three days to celebrate New Years Eve Eve (shut up, it’s a thing), New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day!

 


As an only child, when I was growing up, the holidays were a particularly joyful time in my life, and not so much because of the presents and the goodies (although, I wasn’t mad at them), but what I really loved the most, was that my mum and I would go stay at my grandparent’s house for Christmas break, and my aunt would drive up from Ontario with my four cousins, to stay too. For two weeks each winter, it was like I was part of a big family, and I always looked so forward to it.
 

There was no let down after the excitement of Christmas morning died down, because we were all still together, and then of course, once all of those festivities concluded, we still had New Year’s to look forward to!

 




December 30th was always New Year’s Eve Eve to us, and to me, it always will be. This stunning, winter white Kiyonna dress from SexyPlus captures the purity and innocence of those childhood memories perfectly.
    


 I’ve paired it with the most fantastic rhinestone encrusted clutch from Aldo, and my gorgeous, sparkly silver peep toe, kitten heel pumps, that I designed from Shoes Of Prey.



I’ve topped off the look with the absolute most incredible faux-fur stole from F.O.C. by Flaws Of Couture, which lends a luxurious touch of old world Hollywood glam to this already elegant look.


 Although our lives and traditions have evolved, and those childhood memories are just faded old photographs in the albums of my mind, it still makes me smile to think of those two weeks each year, when nothing else mattered but playing with our Christmas presents, drinking Coke floats, building couch cushion forts (much to our grandmother’s chagrin), and planning our upcoming outfits on New Year’s Eve Eve.


Dress, by Kiyonna from SexyPlus – available in black here, red here, magenta, here, and in ivory, here

Stole, F.O.C. by Flaws Of Couture – here

Clutch, Aldo – here

Shoes, designed by me, from Shoes Of Prey – design your own here

Fall Trends Vote & Giveaway Winners

Ten days ago the babealicious Curvy Joëlle and I styled some fab fall Addition Elle & Penningtons looks (here), and asked you to vote on your fave fall trend!

The choices were:

Along with your vote, you were also invited to enter our #CurvyFatGiveaway on Instagram for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree at Addition Elle & Penningtons, our amazing sponsors!

Today’s the day we announce both the winning trend and our big prize winner!!!

It seems that this fall, you babes are all about that Marsala life!!! And I have to agree that this year, Marsala is the business!!!


It’s warm, rich, and looks gorgeous on everyone!


So it’s no surprise that Marsala is a fan favourite and our winning fall trend!
  

But we just couldn’t not share our faves too!

Joëlle is swooning over suede this fall, and let’s face it, it’s easy to see why!


And my fave fall trend has got to be 70s, because I love retro style, and I like to boogie!!!


But no matter which style you like best, one thing is for sure, Addition Elle and Penningtons have really nailed this season’s trends, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the holidays!!!

I almost forgot (no I didn’t)!!! The moment you’ve all been waiting for!

The winner of our #CurvyFatGiveaway is…

@beautybytayy_ !!!

Congrats boo!!! You’ve just won a $100 to spend at Penningtons, and $150 from Addition Elle!!! Check your Instagram inbox!!! Yayyy!!!

All outfits from Addition Elle, or Penningtons. For details, take a peek at our initial Fall Trends post, here!

Society+ FOTFG Fall Haul & Giveaway


If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably already heard, but I’ve been so excited to share this!!!

I recently had the privilege of collaborating with Society+ (formerly Cool Gal Blue) to bring you the Flight Of The Fat Girl Fall Haul!!!


This is my very first blogger collection, and I could I not be more thrilled to be working with the amazing babes over at Society+!!!

I think these pieces reflect my own personal style so perfectly, and the thought of seeing them on you lovelies is overwhelmingly squee-worthy for me! (No, like really! Pleeeeeease tag me in pics if you buy my pieces, because I need to see you!!!)

As you’ve come to expect from me, I like to be bold, take risks with my style, and a few leaves hitting the ground never stops me from rocking a short hemline!

 This super chic, long sleeve T-shirt dress (which could also make a fab top, thrown over a great pair of leggings) is sooo me!!!

  

It’s simple, and great for layering, like I’ve done with this gorgeous, hooded, longline vest!


 It’s the perfect, fall street style look — edgy, unapologetic, daring, and sexy; and paired with a great pair of boots, it’s the epitome of fierce!

 You can purchase the FOTFG dress and vest from Society+ here, and be sure to get out there and snap some pics if you do!!!


I can’t wait to see how all of you will style my look, so remember to tag me and use the #flightofthefatgirl and #societyplusFOTFG hashtags!!!

Enter my Society+ Giveaway here, for your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards to spend (hopefully on my collection) at Society+!!!
T-shirt dress/top, Society+ – here


Longline vest, Society+ – here

Boots, SexyPlus Clothing – here

Society+ Giveaway details – here