Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Monday evening, I had the honor of attending Glamour's Women of the Year Awards. I was so excited to be named one of their 21 Amazing Young Women of 2011 along with some totally inspiring girls changing the world.

Huge thank you to Glamour! I cannot even begin to describe what it felt like to be in the room with women like Arianna Huffington, Lea Michele, Jennifer Lopez, and Gloria Steinem!!! (Side note: I also died a little when I saw Marc Jacobs walk in).

When I first heard about the event, I immediately reached out to the fabulous designer, Rani Zakhem. Rani makes some of the most gorgeous red carpet worthy dresses for plus sizes, and I knew I'd love to wear one of his designs. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of going to the photo shoot for his Spring 2012 Lookbook and I was blown away. Rani told me his collection was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, and I could definitely see the influence in his color choices and glamorous draping. Everything was so intricately designed, from the perfectly tailored cocktail dresses to the flowing, beaded gowns. I fell in love with a camel colored dress with voluminous sleeves, a sheer top, and sequined shoulders. For this event, he was kind enough to custom make it for me in black!

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Dress-Rani Zakhem/Shoes, Ring-Aldo

You can see a video of highlights from the night here, with a super brief shot of me and the other 20 girls at 3:47.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Eloquii Launch!

Yay! eloquii by The Limited has finally launched, so now you can head over to the website and start shopping! I've been getting a lot of questions since my last post, so I thought this would be a good time to answer them:

-eloquii offers sizes 14W-24W.
-For now, eloquii is only available online, but shipping and returns are free.
-They ship to the USA only.
-As the brand ambassador, I've had the opportunity to offer feedback after seeing the clothes and trying them on, however I was not involved in the design process.

I'm in this month's People Style Watch talking about my favorite pieces! If they're not on the site just yet, they should be soon. My other faves include the batwing dress, the skinny jeans, and the sheer leopard print top.

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Oh, AND you get 25% off your first purchase at www.eloquii.com with the code BUYME. If you have any other questions, you can tweet them directly @eloquii. Happy Shopping!