Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mia

Let me start this post by saying that I'm completely shocked, heartbroken, and saddened by the news that plus-size model Mia Amber has passed away. She was a complete icon in the industry, and at this moment, I still can't even process my thoughts. She has inspired so many; she had a positive attitude and an infectious smile, and was always willing to help anyone in a time of need. When I was competing to become MTV's Twitter Jockey, one of my challenges was to put together an event at a moment's notice. Mia helped out by offering to model in my Brooklyn Bridge fashion show at no charge. I will forever remember her graciousness, beauty, and contribution to the plus community. Though this news is nothing but sad, I try to comfort myself by remembering that Mia lived every day to the fullest and truly loved life.

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Mia modeling Monif C.

To be completely honest, I feel weird even posting outfit pictures. I'm hoping that continuing to post at this time will help inspire others and therefore carry on the message that Mia was so passionate about.

Yesterday, Forever21 had its Fall 2011 preview, and a few representatives were kind enough to take me shopping in their Times Square store. I cannot thank them enough! Fittingly, I wore almost all F21. The top is from Evans, and unfortunately doesn't photograph well. It almost looks like a white tee in these photos, when in actuality it's a gorgeous beige blouse. I paired it with a great lightweight print jacket, skinny jeans, and wedges to create a casual-chic look that worked well for the office and the preview.

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Top-Evans/Jacket, Jeans, Sunglasses, Necklace-Forever21/Watch-Guess/Wedges-Pour La Victoire

PS-Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my bikini post! I love you all! I'm off to LA today for work, maybe there will be more bathing suit shots soon :)

27 comments:

  1. I love that Jacket Gabi! Ugh I should have bought it ;0(

    Mia's passing is so sad. I can't believe it.

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  2. So sad that she passed away!

    You look amazing in your outfit :)

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  3. fabulous! RIP

    BLEURGH
    http://say-bleurgh.blogspot.com/

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  4. :( I heard this on twitter and it is so sad. She really was an inspiration...

    Also you look lovely in that outfit :) Keep it up, spread the plus size love!

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  5. This is so sad, I still can't believe it!
    DC
    xx

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  6. RIP Mia!
    :(

    On a positive note you look great in your outfit. xo

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  7. You look great as always. I especially love your shoes but I'm still deeply saddened by Mia's passing. =/ It's up to us to continue her legacy in the plus size community now! <3

    xoxo,
    daisy

    imjustdaisy.blogspot.com

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  8. you look great..but this is a sad news indeed..she sounds like a generous and good person.may her soul rest in peace forever.
    http://flysongbird.blogspot.com

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  9. Mia was... no, IS magnifiscent!
    I am fron m Russia and she is not so popular here. Anyway I"m really sad and... I just have no words to say.
    What's happened with her?

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  10. Great outfit; LOVE your jacket and shoes!!


    May Mia Amber Davis Rest Peacefully

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  11. RIP Mia , ...
    it's so sad.
    she was beautiful

    I like you routfit.
    have fun in LA

    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  12. I woke up this morning and Mia was the first thing that popped into my mind. I still can't believe.

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  13. She was absolutely gorgeous and she will be missed!

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  14. Wow, that's so sad to hear. At least she will be remembered well and leaves a great legacy.

    You look great btw.

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  15. I didn't know Mia personally, but I am truly saddened. We were part of the same community and I admire her work very much. So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

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  16. Mia's passing is truly tragic. Hearing stories of her generosity and loyalty keep her spirit alive.Thank you for sharing!

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  17. So sad to hear Mia Paased away..


    Very nice outfit.. I like blazer and jeans..Very great combination of outfits..

    http://www.plus-sizesclothing.com/

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  18. May her soul rest in perfect peace, by the way if MIA was as nice and fabulous as you say she was, she would want you to continue the legacy of showing the world what thick girls got (raises hand) so continue to make her proud, she'll be happy that you are celebrating her legacy...

    ps. Love the jacket!!

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  19. That is so sad that she past away. I have to admit that I do not know of her, or how she passed away, but she seemed like a kind-hearted model and someone you really looked up to. Stay strong girl!

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

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  20. Beautiful shoes :) You look pretty :)

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  22. (I use Translate.google)
    Your style looks great. Those disappeared by it a few pounds. I was very surprised. look like very well in this set.

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  23. RIP Mia! She was such a beautiful girl you can see her spirit radiating...

    Can I just say that that Jacket is giving me fever!!! i need it in my life!!

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  24. OMG, you are an absolute sweety, you look super gorgeous. Lovin' this outfit...

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