Another sneak peek from our very own clothing line! Here’s the creator of Curvy Gal PH, sporting another outfit from THE CURVY SHOP. We’ll be launching by late August, so better watch out.
OUTFIT: Sheer orange blouse paired with a purple chiffon pencil skirt. :) Heels from Parisian.
SNEAK PEEK from The Curvy Shop.
Been doing a lot of research (and sneaking around ha ha) about trends and I’m seeing a lot of soft and flowy textures. Chiffon and other sheer types of fabric are STILL big which I am happy about because right now I am all for the sweet and romantic.
COLOR is also huge. Bold, bright, warm, and shocking! I am actually staring at all the fabric I‘m planning to work with, and all the colors are making my head spin, but in a good kind of way. This process has been nothing but exciting!
Hoping for more progress, and I am really counting on your support. Love you, dolls!
As I’ve mentioned earlier, we’ll be launching our very own clothing line to be called The Curvy Shop PH. Here’s the lady behind this blog, Marcy G, sporting pieces from the line. We’re in the middle of ironing things out. If everything works out, hopefully we can launch by mid-August.
I sooo cannot wait. Get ready and spread the word.
Curvy Blog: Society Needs Full-Figured Role Models Too.
It’s hard to grow up without a role model. It’s even harder to grow up being plus-sized without anyone telling you that you’re beautiful, and that everything’s going to be okay. When I was younger, I had the crappiest self-esteem. Even now that I’m in my 20s, there are still days that I can’t trust and love myself completely. Then I see curvy women on the internet, they seem so content and happy, they seem to have fully embraced their size. Everyday, I tell myself that if they can come to accept their bodies, I know I will too.
Two years ago, I came across Danah and Stacy’s blog (The Plump Pinay) and they have been sort of my rock whenever I would hate myself for being fat. I remember emailing them and ranting about a family friend who made an offensive comment about me (dunno if they still remember). It took a while before I got a reply, but they did. Someone actually took the time to read my rant, and find some words to make me feel better. I can’t remember if it was Danah or Stacy but someone whom I actually wasn’t related to comforted me even if it was just over the internet.
Two years since that day, I promised myself, that I too will strive to make a difference for all the full-figured women and men out there. And that in my own little way, I’ll help spread positivity and love. And here it is — this blog.
We, Curvy Filipinas should stop hiding behind old and frumpy clothing. Black isn’t the only color choice for us. Let’s celebrate our bodies, and make a stand. No one should ever be judged based on their size. You can only judge them on how big their hearts are. ;)
As I write this post, I’ve realized one very important thing, "Curvy gals should stick with each other not just to console one another, but more importantly, to stand as role models for the younger generations. We should create a world where our children will learn to love regardless of one’s size, color, gender, or race." Society needs full-figured role models so that they can learn how much love we can carry in our extremely plump hearts.
You, who is your role model? Let me know. Can’t wait to hear from you.
Check out this embellished collar created by Curvy Gal’s very own Marcy G.. She took thisvintage Ralph Lauren denim polo and added some spark to it with an embellished pink and sky blue gem collar and shoulder cut-outs. Why don’t you dazzle your way through the day with an outfit like this?
Get ready, coz we’re about to bring you RECURVE PH, a new plus size store that will sell both new and second hand clothing. These second hand clothing will be deconstructed, reconstructed, and embellished with edge and fabulosity.
Curvy Blog: Is The World Ready For Real Plus Size Moxie?
I am an avid reader of Preview Magazine, it is after all, the Philippines’ style bible. When I was younger, I didn’t really care that much about fashion, but then my internship as a stylist’s assistant made me change my mind. I would religiously read page after page, search for trends that would suit me, but sometimes I couldn’t help but feel disappointed for the lack of options. A curvy gal like me does have an entirely different body compared to the models featured on the pages of the magazine.
It felt frustrating sometimes, because I was unsure on how to interpret trends for my body type. I was just about ready to give up, not until the April 2012 issue came (Divine Lee, tribal, etc). Yes, it was the same-old magazine, but with a refreshing twist to it. Imagine my joy when I saw the words PLUS-SIZE on the cover. I didn’t care if it was just a sentence or a whole spread, I hurriedly browsed through each page until I saw it, an article by Vicky Montenegro entitled "It’s NOT A Small World After All".
Curvy Blog: Baby Steps Towards Our Goals
I’m guessing you guys already know how frustrating it feels to look at a magazine and find all those skinny models wearing all those lovely clothes. I mean, seriously, why can’t plus-size women be featured in fashion magazines more often? I have tons of magazines, both from this decade and the previous one (my parents’ collection), and it’s been kind of disappointing to observe that the normal model size has become smaller and smaller. For a while, I wanted to be just like those girls, but I was being ridiculous.
I have been curvy all my life. I grew up with people calling me “fat”, “piggy”, etc. and it wasn’t easy at all. Throughout the years I thought being plus-size was wrong, ugly, and disgusting (at least that’s what they told me), but then as I grew older, I realized that being my size isn’t something to be ashamed of. I found people who loved me for my talent, my skills, my personality, and not for the size of the clothes I wore. One thing I’ve learned was that as long as you’re confident with who you are, no one will ever be able to break you.
My years of struggle with body love and acceptance has led me to create this site. I know I am not where I would like to be yet, but by taking these baby steps, I’ll reach my goal, just like you’re going to reach yours. I am committed to finding the best in fashion, beauty, leisure, health — yes, the whole plus lifestyle just for you, my curvy dolls! It may take a while for things to run smoothly, but I promise you, it will.
Once again, I invite you to spread the word about Curvy Gal PH! Let’s all work together so that the plus-size community may prosper.
*you may send your insights to firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter Sender: Our Very First!
Dear Curvy Gals,
Welcome. This site is for you.
It’s always been my dream to create a venue where girls like us can celebrate our curves and appreciate each other’s beauty. Along with that dream comes an advocacy to create an awareness that being plus size is a beautiful thing. I want for us to have a place where we can talk about fashion, beauty, health, and all other things “plus sexy”. I have been searching all over the internet and magazines for articles and websites that truly focus on the needs of ladies like us, but sadly, I’ve found only a few. Yes, there are a few inspirations for this project - The Curvy Fashionista, The Plump Pinay, Erzullie, BernaCurves, and Torrid to name a few. These are blogs, brands, and people that I religiously follow, but in truth we need more - more Curvy Pinays. I know there are a lot of you out there, individuals working towards the same goal as mine, but if we come and celebrate our curves as a strong and united community, we can definitely do so much more.
My goal for this site is for it to be the #1 source of the latest plus size news in the Philippines. Let’s create a platform where we can let others know that being plus size isn’t just about the size of the clothes we wear. It’s about how big our hearts and minds are in accepting and loving ourselves and each other for being fierce and fabulous curvy gals.
That’s it for now. Let me know what you think. Email me at email@example.com.
Talk to you soon!