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February 21, 2011



“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.



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 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.


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.


June 24, 2010

Where to Shop: Jen’s Fashion Plus

All the cool girls are shopping at Jen’s Fashion Plus– an ebay shop with on-trend clothing for the fabulously curvy/voluptuous chica.

Look at these incredible pieces (all under $30!!!) that have been featured in the shop:

(a white cotton tube dress with pretty details on the bottom- I would love to pair this with a cardigan and dark jeans)

(light white blazer that can be dressed up or down)

And modest ladies- her maxi dresses are ALWAYS on point:

For more on Jen’s Fashion Plus you can head on over to the blog or stay up on new items up for bidding by friending the shop on Facebook here.

March 14, 2010

MP Hot List: Yummy Spring Cardigans & Floral Accents

I really like the length, colors and style of these cardis from Igigi.

The ruffle detail in this wrap cardigan is great. I like the jade and purple options.
It also comes in gray.

This open chocolate cardi is warm and great to wear over maxis, abaya or trousers:

I’ve also been loving these floral pieces from Evans.

A black floral zip around purse:

Navy floral scarf great for doublescarfing: