Archive for February, 2011

February 22, 2011

Modesty & Sexuality: We’re Not NUNS

Or just cuddly mamas. Or side-kick friends. Or good personalities. Or less attractive. Or desperate.

We’re sexual beings who have and enjoy sex. Yes, yes it’s true.

A-hem. Glad I got that off my chest. If you are a Muslim women who wears hijab, people are sometimes fascinated that you take “that scarf” off at all. Even-in-the-shower.

Mainstream media loves to highlight images of hijab wearing women shopping for lingerie as if it is some type of inherent contradiction. Look at those covered women looking at naughty stuff!

When you are a modest plus women you face other obstacles. Society doesn’t make living in your body easy- whether you are a size 12 or a size 32. It is hard to connect with your sexuality and feel positive about your body. What can I say? Haters are gonna hate.

You are not always going to feel good. That’s just the truth. BUT dressing up for intimacy (getting that extra lift and cinge so to speak) can go a long way in making you FEEL SEXY in your body and help you to create AN AMAZING atmosphere in the bedroom.

So let’s talk lingerie MP Women.

I like it and I think that it really can help you feel all VA-VA-VOOM. If you are a bit sensitive about certain areas of your body-use lingerie to enhance and conceal. It will help you be more in the moment and less self-conscious.

Here are some pieces that I like. You can thank me later ; )

(Babydoll & Knickers Set)


(Hot Pink Lace Panel Set)

(Black & champagne body suit)


(Red Bra & Knickers Set)


(Polka-Cami Set)


(Waist Cinger Set)

**You can find everything featured above here**

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February 21, 2011

MP Make Up Files: IMAN COSMETICS

THE MOMENT:

“Where have all the Iman make-up products gone?!” Years ago, this was the question I asked a lovely sales representative as I stood baffeled in my local Target.

“They got rid of them to introduce some new stuff into the cosmetics department” was her non-chalant reply.

NOOOOOOOO!!!

THE PRODUCTS:

Okay so I was being a bit dramatic. (And, thankfully, IMAN products are back in Target!) Yet, if you are a women of color whose complexion demands a broader selection of make-up options, you might understand the sense of disappointment I felt. I have tried numerous affordable make-ups but nothing takes the place of my IMAN make-up, especially when it comes to one product. Don’t get me wrong- I like BENEFIT, NARS, SHISEIDO and MAC PRODUCTS. But nothing can take the place of IMAN’S STICK FOUNDATION! It is super blendable, creamy and comfortable to wear.

(Available for $14.99 @ Target)

I also am enjoying the look and feel of the IMAN line of lip glosses.

(Available for $9.99 @ Target)

February 14, 2011

Orange. Gold. Paisley.

Try a pop of color in this rust-orange tunic dress by Evans.

Complete with dark jeans, silk scarf, platforms and gold jewelry.

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February 13, 2011

Dorothy Perkins Maxi DrEsS

Here is a light, maxi-dress to help you welcome spring:

Rather than going dark-I would complete the look with a bold cardi, light accessories and wonderfully textured flats.

Black tie dye maxi dress
42 GBP – dorothyperkins.com
Dorothy Perkins dresses »

Green crew neck cardigan
18 GBP – dorothyperkins.com
Crewneck cardigan »

Satin big bow aliceband
6.50 GBP – dorothyperkins.com
Hair bows accessories »

Jewellery – Accessories – evans
10 GBP – evans.co.uk


Light Weight Pashmina (Wheat)
$7.73 – scarfworld.com


February 9, 2011

Anna Scholz @ La Grande Dame

I try not to subscribe to the rules. You know the ones specific for the larger woman. Don’t wear prints, stripes or patterns. Don’t be too colorful. Wear black constantly. Black is great but but breaking the rules can be awesome.

That is exactly why I love these two pieces by Anna Scholz available at La Grande Dame.

The first is a long, belted, striped cardigan. I would wear it with dark-wash jeans and a soft pashmina.

($99.99)

The second piece is a cotton – cashmere, color block wrap dress. For coverage I would either wear it with a light layering tee or a turtleneck.

($99.99)

February 7, 2011

Spring Forward: African Print Inspiration

The textures, the patterns, the colors. So lovely.

Great pieces from NakiMuli Inc. (dubbed as America’s Funky Sweetheart) a Brooklyn based line that features funky-African inspired clothes up to a 3x (size 22/24) & accessories.

Denim-African print dresses & neck scarves from Wada-Africa

February 4, 2011

On Sale Now: Unique and Beautiful Hijabs @ Hijab 411

Hijab 411 is having a 50% off hijab sale for retail orders only. Don’t miss out on picking up some of these unique and wardrobe-defining pieces. Some of these hijabs are on sale for as little $4.95!

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February 4, 2011

On Sale Now: Avenue Trouser Pants

Every Modest PLUS woman knows that professional looks are a necessity, but often difficult to find when you are on the larger side of fashion.

Nevermind what you heard-The Avenue has some awesome clothes. Their jeans are quite comfy and accurately sized. PLUS they do a fine job of providing looks for those of us who work in an office/professional environment. Right now they are providing discounts on their trouser pants.

For a great job/interview look try pairing these Avenue essentials- Grey Trouser Pants with a tailored blazor and chic booties. A silk pashmina from Hijab 411 provides the perfect finishing accent.
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(Avenue Grey Trousers $29.99)
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(Avenue Grey Blazer $59.90)

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(Giselle Seamed Booties $39.99)
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(Hijab 411 Silk Pashmina 7.50)