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    Monday, July 31, 2006
    Blast From The Past: 40's Style...

    Midnight Moxie...

    Black Sateen 1-Button Cap Sleeve Jacket ($48.00 at

    Pencil Pretty...

    Black Sateen Extended Tab Pencil Skirt ($38.00 at

    Darling Diamonds...

    Large Round Cut Clear Gem Stud Earring ($7.50 at

    Luxurious Lace...

    Vintage Sheer Black Lace Capsleeve Top ($24.99 at PacificPlex -

    Glam Gams ...

    Grey Suede 'Pawla' Platforms by Steve Madden ($93.95 at

    Sunday, July 30, 2006
    Health Feature...

    Worst Foods You Can Eat

    by Dave Elger

    I recently came across an article entitled, The Five Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat. It was written by Dr. Joseph Mercola, an osteopath who also wrote The No Grain Diet Book, a New York Times best seller.

    The article sparked my interest. What foods made his list? Hot dogs? Brats? How about a chocolate sundae? When compiling a worst food list, several criteria could be considered. Calorie density, the number of fat grams, the level of saturated fat or trans fats, grams of sugar, lack of fiber, or overall lack of nutritional value.

    I wondered if there were other lists out there with similar bad food lists. If I could find the same items on 3 or 4 different lists, I figure they must be really bad! Without peeking, can you guess Dr. Mercolas Top 5 Worst Foods, or is it Bottom 5?

    1. Doughnuts: Fried, loaded with trans fats, lots of sugar, white flour, no fiber, vitamins or minerals. What more could you ask from a worst food?

    2. Soda: Plenty of sugar, caffeine, artificial colors, and sulfites. All stuff that you do not need. Dr. Mercola thinks the artificial sweeteners in diet varieties arent much better.

    3. French Fries: Fried potatoes are loaded with trans fats.

    4. Chips: Just like their cousin French-fries, chips are made from potatoes, both with plenty of fat added during processing. Chips and fries contain ample levels of something called acrylamide, a compound suspected to be a possible cause of some cancers.

    5. Fried, Non-fish seafood like shrimp, lobster, clams, oysters contain trans fats, acrylamide, mercury, and according to Dr. Mercola, perhaps parasites or viruses.

    There are other worst food lists. Charles Booras, M.D. has one with soda listed #1, which he eloquently describes as the epitome of nutritional bankruptcy. Other foods that made his list include French fries, bacon, granola bars, and doughnuts.

    Doughnuts, deep-fried foods, fast food hamburgers, high-fat ice cream, latte with real whipped cream, and soda are at the top of a 101 Worst Foods List put out by ediets. The usual suspects like sausage, most pizzas, most candy bars, onion rings, gravies, macaroni and cheese, egg rolls, and frosted breakfast cereals also made the ediets list.

    Its hardly practical to stop eating these foods completely. When you think about it, most Americans eat something off of the worst food list just about every day, if not every meal.

    What you can do is always keep fruit or cut vegetables handy for snacks, then increase portions of vegetables at every meal. Substitute rice or baked potatoes for french fries, and never go shopping when you are hungry and tempted. If you dont buy the stuff, its going to be much more difficult to eat it.

    I suspect that there are other worst foods out there, and you know what your favorites are. If you want to lose weight or improve your health, you also know what needs to be done. Fortunately, I didnt find beer on any of the lists.

    About the author:
    Dave Elger is a well respected authority within the running community having written hundreds of articles on the topics of running and wellness. You can contact him at He also supports the Okinawa Running Club.

    Relationship Corner....

    Why do I always attract the wrong guy?

    by Ian Lewis

    Are you one of those nice, normal girls who always seems to attract the wrong kind of men? Men who are commitment-phobes, married, wastrels, abusers or just plain creeps? Men that your girlfriends disapproved of right from the beginning? Have you wondered where all the nice, single men are and why they can't find you for a change?

    If you've answered 'yes' to all those questions, you're not the only one. Even the sanest of women often end up in relationships with Mr. Wrong. Here are some tips to help you avoid relationship-disaster again, and again - and again.

    Is there a pattern? The most important thing is to first recognize that you have a problem. As an exercise, look at all the men you've dated or even been attracted to. Do you see a pattern in the kind of guys you attract? (There usually is. If you can't see one immediately, ask a friend or two to help you out).

    Now try and understand what it is about you that is making you attractive to that kind of guy. For instance, abusive men frequently search out women who are vulnerable. A friend of mine who kept dating married men realized that she was just much more comfortable with men who were unavailable: this made her more attractive to married men!

    High standards. Step two is to figure out what you are really looking for in a guy. It also helps if you clearly put down what you don't want in a guy. It's much easier to resist a good looking cad when you know that what you really want is a nice guy who is going to stay around for keeps. And it's easier to find the right guy when you know he may not come with a great car. Knowing what you want (and don't want) not only helps you keep the scum out, it also helps you zero down on places where you can meet the types of people you really do want to meet.

    Once you've got that sorted out, it is time for a little confidence-building exercise. Look at all the great things about you that cry out loud that you deserve a great guy. Are you attractive, friendly, smart, witty, a mean cook or a great listener? Surely there is something that you have that somebody worth having a relationship with will appreciate. In that case why waste your time with guys who aren't right, when you know you can do better? If it means that you have to go for a period of time without being in a relationship, it's alright. You can spend some time with your girlfriends or catch up on a hobby instead.

    Confidence. The other great thing about being self-assured is that it automatically makes you even more attractive. Men like women who are sure about themselves. Soon all the desirable guys you want to attract will be seeking you out.

    Finally, remember that no matter how great you are and how hard you try, sometimes you will still end up attracting the wrong kind of men. At times like this it is important to keep the faith. Kick the guy goodbye (there's no point wasting your time if you know that this one is a loser) and go back to searching for Mr. Right. He is out there somewhere. Happy hunting!

    About the author: For internet dating and chat visit our Dating Directory at:

    Friday, July 28, 2006
    One Pair of Gauchos, Two Looks...

    Knit halter with bejeweled medallion ($39.50 at

    Knit Stripe Gaucho by Andreana ($36.00 at

    Swan Song Blouse by
    Mlle Gabrielle

    ($44.00 at

    Autumn In New York: Platform Preview...

    'Debra' by Poetic License ($92.95 at

    'Margy' by Steve Madden ($55.95 at

    'Cara' by Hale Bob ($99.95 at

    'Ginger' by Jessica Simpson ($82.95 at

    Matching Your Body Type To Your Lingerie

    by: Cory Willins

    One thing that women of all shapes and sizes, from the most petite to the big and beautiful, have in common is that the lingerie they buy must make them feel wonderful about themselves. That means sexy, sensual, desirable but most significantly, special. When your special 'someone' turns the sports channel off because he noticed you in your sexy lingerie, it's a definite plus and ego-boost.

    Modern women of today consider their lingerie as an
    ever-increasingly important part of their wardrobe. Online
    shopping has made it very easy, and opened up a new world for
    finding lingerie that is sexy, exotic and remains comfortable to
    wear. There are a few simple tips to bear in mind when shopping
    for lingerie so you will always look wonderful and feel great.

    Even though all women are beautiful, there are those times when
    you just require a little nudge to make you sparkle, and
    lingerie can do that. Fashion and comfort go together like
    peaches and cream. Choosing the right lingerie for you may take
    a bit of practice, however, since there is such a tremendous
    range of styles available.

    Picking Sexy Lingerie

    On the market today, the majority of women can wear red, white
    and black. Blondes look beautiful in pastels; brunettes need the
    stronger colors like sapphire blue or emerald green, while fiery
    redheads look fantastic in green, blues and earth tones. Satin,
    lace, silk, leather and velvet are just a few of the many
    materials available. Remember that a sheer material is always
    going to be more revealing.

    Sexy Lingerie and Your Body Type

    You need to feel comfortable with your own body before you can
    feel totally at ease with yourself. Emphasizing the correct body
    parts, which is not necessarily showing more skin, will make you
    feel appealing and desirable. Always accentuate your positive
    features and play down or understate the negative. If your body
    shape is straight - with bust, waist and hips almost the same,
    choose a style that will drape over your figure and stay away
    from tight fitting lingerie. Comfort is just as important as the
    way you look. Nobody wants to feel like they are being
    restricted in the wrong places.

    What Not to Wear

    Beautiful lingerie and indulging yourself go together. Keeping
    your lingerie in good condition and properly cared for will
    extend its use and will help you feel comfortable and sexy. Even
    though most of the lingerie we wear is not seen, it still has a
    big affect on the way we look and the way our clothes fit.
    Looking fantastic makes us feel beautiful. Here are a few hints:

    1. Make sure your lingerie isn't worn, ripped or the wrong size
    2. Thong undies under tight fitting skirts and pants will prevent panty lines from showing.
    3. Legs look sexy and slimmer in black nylons
    4. Light colors make your legs appear heavier
    5. A one-piece body suit does a great job of hiding any bulges and makes you look slimmer
    6. Always, and this can't be stressed enough, wear a bra that fits correctly.

    About the author:
    Cory Willins writes for many websites including Sheer Lingerie and More, where you can find information on wedding night lingerie, plus size lingerie, lingerie forums, articles and directories.

    Yummy! This Drink Sounds So Delicious...

    I just had to pass it on. Not too sure about the graham cracker though.

    Caramel Apple Pie Martini Recipe

    Submitted by: oh_deer


    3 ounces skyy spiced vodka
    3 ounces dekuyper sour apple pucker schnapps
    2 ounces butterscotch schnapps
    1 ounce Amaretto
    1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
    2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
    1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs (optional)
    apples, slices (optional)


    Combine vodka, amaretto, and the 2 schnapps in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake until cold and blended.

    Combine cinnamon, sugar, and cracker crumbs on a small plate. Pour vanilla on another small plate and dip rims of two martini glasses.

    Dip wet rims into the sugar mixture. Pour the cold cocktail mixture into the glasses. Garnish with an apple slice and a pinch of the leftover sugar mixture.

    Alternatively instead of rimming the glasses, you can just mix the sugar and cinnamon together, and add a bit to each glass after pouring the drinks.

    This recipe for Caramel Apple Pie Martini serves/makes 2

    Recipie courtesy of

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    Full Figured and On Fire: Donyelle Jones

    "So You Think You Can Dance?"

    Everything about Donyelle Jones' sizzling style and sweet moves says "I can"!

    The twenty something bootilicious beauty of the hit Fox television show "So You Think You Can Dance?" (now in it's second season) is taking America by storm week by week with her nifty footwork and her fiery finesse. Donyelle's mere appearance on the show proves what big girls have been saying all along: Size CAN be sexy. The curvy contestant is an easy standout opposite her slimmer competitors and is steadily vying for her place in honors spotlight week after week with a scintillating turn on dances like the Mambo and the Vietnamese Waltz.

    Will Miss Jones make it to the final round? Only the viewers know for sure.

    So watch and most importantly, vote!

    So You Think You Can Dance? airs on Fox Wednesday and Thursday (results show) nights at 9 p.m.

    Thursday, July 27, 2006
    Celebrating Our Curves...

    In case you were wondering, there are a million adjectives to describe curvy girls like us...


    The list is endless. Curvaceousness is an assessory that will never go out of style.

    So the next time you take a look at that fitting room mirror, smile and remember: whether you're a size 26 or a size 6, happily heavy or slowly slimming...

    You are indeed beautiful. You always were.

    Be kind to your body. Nourish it, because every last inch of you deserves to be savored and treasured. Learn to love your bedazzling bossom, your bountiful butt, your harem-worthy hips, and yes, even your thick tantalizing thighs. ..

    For if you learn to celebrate you, maybe, just maybe, others will too.

    Interested in seeing more fierce curvy beauties? Check out

    Monday, July 24, 2006
    Modeling Gigs...

    Occasionally I will blog information about modeling gigs, contests or events I stumble across. For personal spiritual reasons, I never list "adult" gigs or gigs supporting pornography of any kind, though I will sometimes list boudoir gigs (lingerie, pin-up, etc.). Interested parties are advised to contact the poster for specific information.

    Don't sleep on a posting! These ads are often time sensitive, so get your comp cards or portfolios together and be ready to jump on the opportunity before it's gone.

    Here are a few tips if you're interested in becoming a model:

    Be smart. Ask questions about the gig, the poster and use your gut insincts. If it doesn't feel legit, it probably isn't. If you are meeting a photographer, Ask to see the photographers portfolio. Professional fashion photographers will have "tear sheets", amateurs may not, but may still be able to provide you with professional grade photos.

    Take a friend with you. If you're new to modeling, this is word to the wise. You're less likely to be taken advantage of, if you have a witness.

    Never agree to an informal shoot in a "motel room" or someone's apartment with anyone you don't know. I know this is hard. Alot of photographers (good and bad) use their homes as their "studio" space . My advice is to ask alot of questions. If this isn't an agency referral ask for references (ie: models or agencies they've worked with). Most legitamate photographers should be able to provide this information. At that point, go with instinct and insist that you bring a buddy.

    Don't be quick to open your wallet. So called management companies, modeling searches, internet searches or reps are notorious for robbing aspiring "inexperienced" models for their cash by insisting they pay for on the spot photography services and "handling" fees, and guess what? The model makes the investment and never gets a single gig! Don't buy it. Ask to see tear sheets, and a list of clients they have worked with and campaigns they have worked on. Some legit agencies ( like Ford or Goddesses) may ask you to cover SOME of your own fees, but this is usually negotiable and the agency will not even ask unless they are sure they can secure gigs for you. Most agencies charge their commission after they book jobs for you, not before. Do not be afraid to inquire about the terms of a booking and always read anything and everything before you sign on the dotted line. A contract is a contract, your signature can be your weight in gold or a first class ticket to hell. Never agree to an exclusive contract with an agency unless you are 100 positive they can get you lots of work.

    Do Your Research. Study the biz, seek advice from experienced models. That's what I did and continue to do. I first started modeling years ago as a plus size catwalk model for a boutique designer. When I decided to return to modelling recently, I found that I knew very little about print. I rectified that by doing research and asking questions. Not all full figured gals interested in modeling will be able to have a career as a plus model. The industry does have stringent requirements. However, if you want to model--why stop at just plus modeling? There are opportunities for commercial, petite and specialty models as well. Know thy self, and make your best qualities work for you. Remember, beauty is as beauty does. Take care of yourself and opportunities will open up for you.

    With love,


    Open call for female models for expanding boudoir portfolios.

    Reply to:
    Date: 2006-07-23, 6:49PM EDT

    Professional NYC photographer looking for female models, all types, all ethnicities for expanding 2006 portfolios. All ages, minimum 18 and all shapes.
    Boudoir photography is the art of creating beautiful, sensual, and sexy images of regular women. You don't have to be an 18-year-old, pencil-thin supermodel to look fabulous in photographs. "Every woman is beautiful". It doesn't matter how young or old you are (as long as you are of minimum legal age) how tall or how thin, the purpose of boudoir photography is to make YOU look great. Please apply with some info about you, a contact number and at least two recent full body shots. Shoot will take place this coming Friday in Manhattan. Please address your e-email to the attention of Wendy, Photo Assistant for this project. You will be compensated with free high quality photos for your portfolio. This is TFP photo shoot.

    • this is in or around New York City
    • no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests



    Reply to:
    Date: 2006-07-23, 1:25PM EDT

    We are looking for New York based models between the ages of 18 and 30 that are interested in shooting promotional adds for new online businesses. If interested, please respond with example photos, contact information, and a resume (if available). Thank you in advance for your submission.

    • this is in or around Manhattan-Brooklyn
    • no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
    • Compensation: $100-$300 PER HOUR

    Real People Casting - Not Models! PAY $300 CASH

    Reply to:
    Date: 2006-07-23, 2:20PM EDT

    Casting REAL PEOPLE for an Apparel Company Photo Shoot.
    Looking for PUNKS, EXOTICS, ROCKERS, NERDS, HIPPIES, ECCENTRICS, BEAUTIES .... all types of interesting "Real People".
    ALL AGES (no kids)....teens, elderly, anyone 15 years-100 years old.
    Shoot Dates: August 8, 9, 10 and/or 11th
    Shoot Location: NYC
    Rate: $300 CASH, Paid on the spot! Should be about 1 hour of work, very quick & easy! Great way to make some extra cash.

    Please email a few shots of yourself in JPEG format at least.... 1 Full Length shot (show your personal style), 1 close-up of your face, 1 Shot Smiling. Please have the shots in a very minimal setting or on street with urban background. Also, include your name and phone number. EMAIL PIXS TO: Do NOT send Head Shots or Comp Cards.
    This will be a professional photo shoot with top caliber NY crew.
    Thank you for your submissions.

    • this is in or around Manhattan
    • no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
    • Compensation: $300 CASH


    Reply to:
    Date: 2006-07-23, 2:53AM EDT


    THE SWEET DREAMZ PLUS SIZE CALENDER IS BACK FOR 2007. Our ladies have graced television and print,letting the world know that the Plus-Size woman can be a sex symbol.

    OPEN PLUS-SIZE MODEL CALL – Aug, 20th 2006 12PM – 4PM


    Auditions are open to MEN AND WOMEN.



    OPEN MODEL CASTING CALL – Things to know:

    • HSSA, INC has no height requirements to be considered as print model .
    • HSSA,INC does not require participants to have any formal modeling experience to be considered.
    • You must bring a photo with you to the Model Call (the photo will not be returned).
    • The audition will consist of you showing the judges your runway walk (4 min. max audition time) .
    • No appointment is necessary to audition. You may come at any time during the time slot 12pm -4pm.
    • MODELS PARTICIPATE ON A ‘VOLUNTEER’ BASIS. Non-monetary packages are given to the models chosen to participate In these projects

    AUGUST 20TH, 2006

    Brooklyn new york


    • this is in or around NEW YORK
    • no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


    Latin Fashion Magazine Needs Female Models

    Reply to:
    Date: 2006-07-21, 6:39PM EDT

    Magazine will be circulated in seven major urban markets.

    • this is in or around Ave Of America
    • no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
    • Compensation: Will depend on exposure


    Reply to:
    Date: 2006-07-21, 4:39PM EDT

    We are looking for women between the ages of 28-36 for a hair care commercial for the Louis Licari Salon. Must have healthy, thick beautiful hair. Brunettes,Blondes and Redheads! No gray. Compensation is $1000.00 in service at Louis Licari Salon in NY. Go sees are Monday July 24th, Tuesday July 25th and Wednesday July 26th by appt only!

    If interested, call 212-758-2090 and ask for Leigh.

    • this is in or around NYC
    • no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
    • Compensation: Any beauty service at Louis Licari Salon in NY up to $1000.00


    Sunday, July 23, 2006

    Happy Birthday!

    To me. :) Your fashionable and friendly blogger celebrated her 29th birthday today. I even got to wear a cute little tiara just like the one seen here.

    Lip Frosting: Birthday Worthy Treats:

    Cupcakes by Magnolia's Bakery and Alice's Tea Cup (NYC)
    Cakes by Sweet Lady Jane (Los Angeles)

    Wednesday, July 19, 2006
    What's in My Beauty Bag?...

    MAC Select Foundation Spf 15 in NW50

    Origins 'A Perfect World' White Tea Face Moisturizer

    Marc by Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum

    The Body Shop Mango Body Butter

    Crabtree and Evelyn Rosewater Body Cream

    Olivella All Natural Bath Bar

    Shu Umemura Eyelash Curler

    Bobby Brown Creamy Concealer in Chestnut

    Maybelline XXL Intense Mascara

    Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil

    Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    The Skinny on Skincare...

    1. Lotion: Kiehl's Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer ($53 at

    A little pricey, but worth every drop. Smoothes out stretchmarks and conditions dry, flaking skin like a dream. Word on the street is celebs swear by this one.

    2. Face: Oil of Olay Complete All Day UV Moisture Lotion ($8.99 - 11.99 for 8 ounces at drugstores.)

    Yes honey it's old school, but guess what? It still works. Forget La Mer, this non- greasy drugstore formula is perfect complement to all skin types (sensitive, normal, and combonation/oily). Not only is it light enough to withstand the summer humidity, but it offers up a healthy dose of SPF to keep the ugly lines at bay. At just under ten bucks, you can't get a better beauty deal.

    3. Lather: Dove Calming Night Body Wash ($7.99 for 24 ounces at drugstores.)

    Restorative properities of Honey and Vitamin A get your skin glowing, while the rich, aromatic, moisturizing lather unwinds the senses.

    4. Soak: Carols's Daughter Rose Petal Soak ($12 at

    My friend put me on to this lovely item. I call it "spa in a bottle", and it certainly lives up to it's name. If the relaxing foot soak doesn't transport you, I guarantee you that the rose garden-like scent surely will. The stuff smells heavenly. A mixture of tapioca pearls, powdered milk, sea salt, and rose petals. Mmm...Devine.

    Monday, July 17, 2006
    Tokyo Drift...

    Geisha Girl...

    Tokyo Nights Dress by Blue Plate ($60 at

    Kabuki Theater...

    Thursday, July 13, 2006
    Warning: For Hot Boys Only...

    Whether he's a sizzlelean, or a teddy bear dream, these two styles are sure to turn your sexy prince into a smoldering king.

    The Look: Weekender Wonder....

    Relaxed Fit...

    Rockawear 5 pocket Machinewash Jean ($41.98 at

    Mr. Muscle T...

    Axis Short Sleeve Tee ($19.98 at

    Comfort King...

    Harbor Bay Soft Suede Shirt Jacket in Cognac ($79.99 at

    Blazin' Baller...

    The Look: Casablanca Casanova....

    Cairo Comfort...

    Hardwick Suit Coat in Camel ($150 at

    Hardwick Pleated Pant in Camel ($75 at

    Dark n' Handsome...

    Black Short Sleeve Solid Western Sportshirt by 626 BLUE ($38 at

    Havana Hottie...

    'Sebring' Red Leather Fisherman Sandals by Stacy Adams ($71.95 at

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