The Power of I AM

The tape that played over and over in my head growing up and up until a couple years ago sounded like this… I am fat, I am ugly, I am not good enough, I don’t matter, I can’t do anything right, I am unworthy of love, I am useless….

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I’m Totally Addicted to Romance Novels and Proud of it!

As an often enraging intellectual snob, my Romance novel addiction is surprisingly not a hidden foible. Nope. I’m very up front about refusing to disguise the lusty covers with packaging that could speak to anything printed in mass market paperback book size.

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ibbi at the Hey Gorgeous Trunk Show

At the Hey Gorgeous Trunk Show we had the opportunity to do and see what we love best. Curvy women experiencing our dresses for the first time. They all do the same thing: stroke their thighs and grin.

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The Concept of Social Selling

The concept of social selling is once again becoming a way to create a comfort zone for product where the customer can spend time trying on, feeling, and becoming sure enough about fit and fashion the decision makes itself.

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Body Shaming is Sizeless

One thing we have in common with our straight sized sisters is we are both targets for body shamers. If you read the gossip magazines (which I personally devour every week) you frequently see snarky comments disguised as concern over how thin Angelina has gotten, or how worried everyone is over the health of Kate Boseworth, or why we should

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The Curvy Con 2016

We were at Curvy Con in New York and experienced the blessing of being in a community that shares a single focus, that of personal and group acceptance.

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New York Full Figured Fashion Week

New York Full Figured Fashion Week has been chock full of events each designed to celebrate the curvy woman bringing with it a vigorous presentation of what Plus Size Fashion should be all about.

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WE JUST FINISHED OUR SECOND PHOTO SHOOT FOR CAPSULES 3 AND 4!

Rosie Mercado, Melinda Parrish, and Wyinnetka Aaron our super glam plus size ladies are stunning. Philippe Reynaud, our photographer, was quick to say it didn’t matter what size these ladies are, they are gorgeous. And that from a Frenchman.

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WE’RE BACK FROM MONTREAL’S FIRST EVER FULL FASHION EVENT

What an exceptional experience! Rosie Mercado agreed to walk the runway for i.b.b.i. along with Joby Bach and a bevy of Canadian beauties. We presented 15 dresses to applause, whistles and more applause.

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My Montréal + Fashion Week Score

Well, it was a success!!! Montréal + Fashion Week brought diversity and visibility to the plus size scene in my amazing city!

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