Monday, May 27, 2013

Spring, via instagram

I know I owe you guys an outfit post! As you can probably imagine, things have been sort of crazy for me the past couple of weeks. There's some new looks definitely coming soon--in the mean time, I'll recap what I've been up to this season.

In case you catch this before tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, I should be on Good Morning America around 8:15ish talking about my swimwear collection. Tune in if you can!

Sign from my Bloomgingdale's Event//New accessories from H&M!

I finally got to meet Nicolette's pug, Francoise!//Love this gel nail color! It's called Orange Crush by Light Elegance

Stuck in traffic in cheap sunnies (from a NYC street vendor)//New Nike sneaker wedges (available here)!

Dinner celebrating the launch of my swimwear collection! Dress from Very.co.uk (had to have a friend in London ship it--thanks Callie!

Some of you lovely ladies looking STUNNING in your galaxy bikinis//My latest page in the June issue of InStyle Magazine, on stands now

Wearing my new SimplyBe skater dress and F21 sandals while hanging with Meghan Tonjes in LA!

Sunbathing at Santa Monica Pier//The breathtaking view on my redeye flight home

Sunday's issue of the New York Post!//My living room, all ready for the GMA crew 
(I got a lot of questions about decor on instagram--I hope to do a full post on this!)

Thank you guys for all of your support! I have learned so much throughout this whole experience and can't wait to share some even bigger news soon...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

GABIFRESH X SWIMSUITS FOR ALL -- AVAILABLE NOW!

Yay!!! The day has finally arrived--my swimwear collection is live online and available for purchase at swimsuitsforall.com! Please read this before you buy, because I want to say a bit more about the support and fit of the suits and answer a few questions I've been getting. The suits are available to ship internationally. They are sold in sets only, not separates. There is no underwire in the tops, only soft cups--they are comparable to any other soft cup bikini, support wise. These aren't control top bottoms. (They're similar to the fatkini I wore last year, if you bought one of those!). That said, if you are looking for a bit more control, the jewel print and galaxy suits provide more than the neon suits. The neon bikinis are convertible, the product photos on the site are showing all the different ways to wear the same bottoms. I would suggest sizing down at least one size in the neon suits, especially if you don't have a bust larger than a D/DD cup; during the shoot I wore a 14 in the neon bottoms. The galaxy and jewel print run true to your normal jeans/dress size (I fit an 18)! I hope this helps with any confusion! I will try to be close to twitter all day today to answer any more questions you have. EDITED TO ADD: THE GALAXY PRINT BIKINI HAS SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone for your support and sorry to those of you who didn't get a chance to purchase.

Thank you all so much for entering the swimsuitsforall swag bag contest! Congrats to the winner,  JAMIE TURNER!!!! You will be contacted shortly.

Now on to the fun stuff, official pictures of the collection! Because this line has a super young and fun feel, we wanted that to be reflected in our shoot. When I saw the movie Spring Breakers, I was immediately reminded of the suits I'd designed, and we definitely used that as a point of inspiration. photo _mg_0363_zps318b1426.jpg  photo _mg_1243_zps61cf3532.jpg  photo _mg_0729_zps7ef8156d.jpg  photo _mg_1308_zps028a8730.jpg  photo _mg_0315_zps8774b51f.jpg  photo _mg_0800_zpsf1794959.jpg  photo _mg_8182_zps524b969b.jpg And then things took a more literal turn... photo _mg_1552_zpsf2f30e36.jpg  photo _mg_1992_zps0444b8cd.jpg  photo _mg_1747_zps68d3e350.jpg I hope you guys love the shoot and the suits as much as I do! Thank you so much for your support throughout this process. Can't wait to see all of you gorgeous girls rocking your bikinis at the beach this Summer. You can find and buy the full collection here.

Friday, May 10, 2013

GABIFRESH X SWIMSUITSFORALL GIVEAWAY

Thank you guys so much for all the amazing feedback on my swimsuitsforall capsule collection. You've seen the galaxy print bikini, the neon bikinis, and the coverup (if not, see them here)...and now you get to see the final suit: the jewel print one piece! I adore this one, it has a low-cut back and mesh panels along the sides. In the behind-the-scenes shot below, it's worn below by Nadia Aboulhosn and she looks amazing. Even better news? We're giving away your favorite piece from the collection!
Included in your $500 swag bag is:   
To enter: follow me on Facebook and leave a comment here including where you can be reached (email, etc)! Extra entries by reblogging the post on Tumblr, and/or tweeting the following sentence, link included: I just entered the @GabiFresh x swimsuitsforall giveaway! http://bit.ly/16mcdnE
Leave a comment for each time you enter (if you tweet or reblog on tumblr, leave a link to those entries in your comment). This contest is over fast, so enter quickly. It ends Tuesday at Midnight--I will announce the winner on Wednesday, the day the line launches!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Striped

Most of you guys know I have a real weakness for striped body con dresses, and this one from Fashion to Figure is no exception. I'm also really loving pairing orange and green this season, so their quilted clutch was a great addition. (Apparently I love orange from FTF--remember the makeover I did using their orangey coral dress?)

Since it's finally starting to warm up in Chicago, last weekend was a perfect time to break out the brights. Who says fat girls can't wear horizontal stripes?
 photo bright_zps5e2cd32e.jpg This post is sponsored by Fashion to Figure. All opinions are my own :)
Dress-c/o Fashion to Figure/Clutch-Fashion to Figure/Necklace-Stella & Dot/Shoes-Zara (similar)
 
We created a boutique with my favorite Fashion to Figure picks here, make sure you guys check it out--they have some super cute stuff right now!