Wednesday, April 11, 2012

#UltraBookStyle Show

I had such a blast last night as one of the 15 bloggers chosen to walk the runway for Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) and Intel! We each picked out and modeled outfits from Norma Kamali's KamaliKulture line (the black dress below) and Orla Kiely (the orange striped dress with the yellow printed raincoat). I absolutely loved both looks, especially Orla's! Note: neither of the designers make plus sizes, but I followed my own 'make it work' philosophy and rocked a size TEN in Orla Kiely and XL in KamaliKulture.

I took a couple photos backstage after the show (with my girl Delmy from Fashion Bananas) and stole a few instagram pics via twitter:
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Top: Dress,Coat,Purse-Orla Kiely/Jewelry-Bauble Bar/Shoes-Just Fab
Bottom: Dress-KamaliKulture/Blazer-Vintage/Shirt Dress (beneath)-Very.com

Edited to add more photos courtesy of IFB! (photos by Dustin Fenstermacher)
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Thanks so much to all of you who came out yesterday, it was so great meeting you!!!

48 comments:

  1. I love the way you've mixed the colors and patterns. very well done!!!
    you look also very pretty with the lbd

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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  2. the black dress and blazer look is my favorite! i feel like that's the perfect way to wear that bold necklace you have on so it stands out. love your style girl!

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  3. you look AMAZING. I want to steal all these clothes from you!

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  4. Great job making it work, Gabi! I'm so happy someone was there to represent the plus-sizes, and you looked amazing!

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  5. Oh my goodness, these dresses look so beautiful on your figure! I love your hair that way too!

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  6. you look amazing!!! such an inspiration as i start to venture out and wear more color!

    ~nic
    www.nics-picks.com

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  7. you look amazing! I love the mix of yellow and red against each other.

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  8. You look fabulous! <3 <3 <3 the look.

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  9. I see you made that black dress work. I knew you would. I love the coat and striped dress. Werk Gabi!

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  10. Absolutely adoring your hair!! As always, your choise of colors and style is amazing. :)

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  11. I love that blazer on you and your hair is wonderful Gabi :)
    stay wonderful
    xoxo

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  12. im loving the color palette!
    www.izzygetsbizzy.com

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  13. Great looks! That purse is fierce!!!

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  14. You look great, and I especially love the colorful top outfit. You really know how to mix patterns and pull it all together.

    And I seriously love your hair like this.

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  15. Linda como sempre :)

    O vestido é lindo

    Beijinhoss

    http://carolinaspinolastreetstyle.blogspot.pt/

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  16. you two look amazing im such a fan of you both , totally swooning over your trench:)

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  17. You look amazing! Totally have the figure jealousy!

    dp
    x
    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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  18. you look great! love the striped dress/coat combo!

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  20. You look beautiful! I'm from the UK (but studying Fashion Styling in Milan at the moment) and I have to keep reminding myself that sizes in the UK are different to US. I'm a UK 10 which means I'm a US 6 right? So when you mentioned you wore a 10, I think that means a UK 14. What I love about you is you know HOW TO dress your size, most 'bigger' girls don't, you are an inspiration for all, even small girls because you know how to dress.
    Please keep styling and blogging, never give up.

    X

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  21. You look lovely as always, Gabi. Great mix of patterns.

    xx

    www.phatsionplayground.blogspot.com

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  22. You look beautiful! I love the outfits you are wearing. Both are gorgeous and I love the mix in patterns.

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  23. You seriously look amazing in both outfits!!

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  25. Your outfits are incredible, especially the colorful one - and I'm loving the hair

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  26. You are so friggin BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the outfits, your hair, and your overall look. You also look very happy. Good for you!

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  27. You look amazing! Love the mix of colors and prints! So daring and inspiring, you really pulled it of amazingly! <3

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  28. It was so great to meet you at the show! Look forward to keeping up with all your fabulous style posts here on your blog :)

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    Amy
    www.ParkerEtc.com
    (the girl in the ant dress!)

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  29. I love this post! I look like im just hanging on you and christina. haha

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  30. Love the blazer and the black dress. You look so amazing. Thank you for your great blog. I enjoy every post from you.

    http://www.curvy-life.blogspot.de/

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  31. Love, love the red striped dress & yellow trench! Colors look so great on you!!!

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  32. Wow Gabi you look incredible in both looks, but that KamaliKulture black dress hugs your gorgeous curves to perfection - girl crush alert :)

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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  33. you look awesome.looked like a fun event

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  34. So wonderful to meet you last week at the show Gabi! I love your blog! You truly have such a unique and original fashion sense and I look forward to checking back here frequently. Keep up the awesome work! You're an inspiration to many.

    xoxo
    Danika B
    www.naturalmodelsla.com

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  35. you look stunning. i especially love the combination of primary colors and the different textures/patterns of your first outfit. you look absolutely fabulous. i'm moving to nyc soon and i really hope to meet you someday!

    xoxo
    sarah rose
    zezaftig.blogspot.com

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  36. you look so great gabi!
    Allie
    fatbrokecocktail.blogspot.com

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  37. Just discovered your wonderful blog and your fabulous style!
    So glad I did and plan to come back and visit often. :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  38. Cheers...che Bei Vestiti hai indossato...così Colorati, Creativi...Artistici!
    Molti Complimenti
    Greetings from Italy by fellow Artist Aurè

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  39. What a fun event, you had the best walk out of everybody! XXO

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  40. I adore your hair, and the colour clash is so up my alley, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    Following and adding you to my blogroll this second, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  41. love the colors
    you look so good!
    I'm loving you're style :)

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  42. The Orla Kiely look is adorable! I'd never think to put all of that together, but it totally works.

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  43. Wow... love everything!! I saw you on the Today show and love your blog and your fabulous curly hair. What's your hair regime?? Please share!!

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