Archive | March, 2013

Another One Bites The Dust – Eloquii Closes Down

29 Mar

Eloquii

Although FranBlass is all about lingerie, we do offer limited plus size clothing and are always on the lookout for great finds.

One of the stores that we really like is Eloquii by The Limited because they sell gorgeous clothing for full figures up to size 24 but they don’t sell wholesale nor do they ship to Canada… ugghh!  So, we would just look and smile when we see something we like and move on, oh well.

They’ve only been doing plus size clothing for a single year and now, they’re closing down and I have to wonder why.  

Didn’t they advertise enough?   This is the most glaring opinion that I’ve been reading on the glorious www.  “The Limited didn’t advertise their plus size clothing line enough”. 

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How many of you have heard of Eloquii?  Please tell us by making a comment below.

As mentioned, they do not ship to Canada but I know many Canadians have US shipping addresses so if you happen to have one, you can enjoy their fabulous closeout sale.  They are selling everything:  Plus Size Dresses, Tops, Plus Size Pants, Skinny Jeans, you name it.  They have limited bras and shapewear but you can always visit FranBlass for that 🙂

Check it out at the link below:

http://www.eloquii.com/

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Today is International Day of Happiness!

20 Mar
champagne_chin_chinIf you haven’t done something to make you happy in the past (like around Valentine’s day, when I said “go do something to make you happy”), you should most definitely do it today.
 
In looking for what to write about today, I wanted to see what I can do to be happier. I came across a site: www.actionsforhappiness.org
 
They have an awesome acronym:
 
10 keys to happier living: GREAT DREAM
 
Giving
Relating
Exercising
Appreciating
Trying Out
 
Direction
Resilience
Emotion
Acceptance
Meaning
 
The site has lots of content, tips, how to take action to spread happiness
 
Hopefully as a full figured woman, you already love who you are.
 
I know we nit pick at ourselves.
 
What can be different, what we look like – what we don’t like about certain parts of our bodies. It could be our arms, legs, neck, even that tummy pooch that we can never get rid of.
 
However what we don’t like can always be what someone else may like or envy. People with curly hair want to straighten their hair, and people with straight hair want to curl their hair.
 
If you had to think about your significant other, what do they like about you that you dislike about yourself?
 
If you don’t know already – find out and every time you think, yuck I hate this about me, you can be reminded that your special someone loves you just the way you are.
 

NO Plus Size Fashion at Toronto Fashion Week?

19 Mar

Plus Size FashionSo did you know that Toronto fashion week is here?

I was excited and decided to hop online to find out if there were any plus size shows in this year’s theme “Moving Fashion Forward.”

Surely there would be one – but to my dismay there were none!

I did however find that there was a plus size runway in the 2013 Spring/Summer show that occurred in October 2012.

Allistyle was the first plus size clothing fashion showing in Toronto Fashion week where there were mixed reviews.

What I read left me both in awe as well as horrified me.  

I was extremely sympathetic to Shainhouse’ story about her daughter Alli and what inspired her collection. I was also pleased to see the great strides that Allistyle, a Canadian company, had made in fashion.

What horrified me was that I read, in more than just one or two articles/blogs, was that there were people who laughed at some of the plus size models; how some people disrespected the show and how the show did not get the same type of attention other runway shows got.

This got me to wondering, is this why there was not even one plus size runway in the Fall/Winter line up this week?

Or is it that there wasn’t a plus size designer that signed up?

Was the fashion too basic in the first plus size run way show?

I am sure that there must be an explanation.

This week, my intention is to find out what happened – why is there no plus size show in Moving Fashion Forward Fashion week?

Do you know why?

Please comment below and let us know your thoughts.

New Sexy Lingerie from Andalea

13 Mar

We came across Andalea while searching for something ‘new’, something different.

Andalea is a company that is created by a plus size woman who feels great about being her size.  Her and her team of folks know how to make some seriously sensuous styles.

They have a great mission which is to and I quote, “…. bring out sex appeal and emphasize the beauty of women, who are not ashamed of their curves. We don’t want you to change…..”

In a world where everyone is expecting us to change, it is refreshing to hear someone say, we don’t want you to change.

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They have some nice plus size lingerie Bridal selections too.

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Check out more of their pieces at the FranBlass shopping site and let us know what you think.  

This is quality European lingerie with lots of luxurious lace.  They also offer some cute plus size vinyl pieces and more.

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