Eloquii NYC Holiday Pop-Up: A Shopping Experience for the Ages

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When it comes to being a plus size fashionista in NYC, its hard to find beautiful, comfortable, and on-trend pieces that don’t feel like they’re made for “basic” individuals. Sure, there are the Lane Bryant locations, and a section at Macy’s Herald Square that has some decent (but mostly business, “corporate” focused) brands and selections – but none of them (in my opinion) can hold a candle to the quality and versatility of Eloquii.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Movie Review

 

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2018 is drawing to a close, and I’m getting caught up on the Holiday movie releases! Here’s my first of a few upcoming reviews. 

When I think of things that bring me comfort and joy, my mind tends to reach towards thoughts of marshmallows – specifically, marshmallow fluff. It is a condiment that makes any dessert better, and is so sugary sweet that it produces an equal amount of pleasure as it does food-related guilt. So when I finished viewing the Queen Rock n’ Roll bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody, I found myself sitting there and thinking about the same delicious treat.

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A Little Love Note to Fall Sweaters from LOFT

A couple of blog posts ago, I went into detail on how being a colorfully dressed individual in New York City can lead you down the oddest of paths in life. From rocking Lolita Fashion on the regular, to now being my more vintage with nerdy flairs self, its a stylish journey for sure. But with the chilly air and leaves falling to the ground, the shades of the city are calling for a different kind of palette, and one that unlike the rest of the year, I like to embrace.

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Yes, it is true, your girl gets her own version of spooky during the Fall season – and that means lots of feminine gothic touches mixed with the shades of my prior punk self returning to a wardrobe near you. Trust me, pastel colors and obnoxious prints haven’t gone away – but they just form into something different than what the spring and summer offered. Think Romantic elements – Belle hanging out a coffee shop in the village sort of vibe, but with swing skirts and romantic sweaters.

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Movies Ala Mode: Leaked Hellboy Trailer Thoughts

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So a few weeks ago, New York Comic Con happened, and with it came a panel for the new Hellboy movie. And as with any of these high profile first looks at a blockbuster flick, a piece of promotional material was shown to fans…. but not to anyone else outside the “room where it” happened. Luckily, thanks to the inter web, the trailer for the new movie got leaked, and though I’m one to usually wait until an official version comes out from the studio, this was one of those moments where I dashed my moral compass to the side.

But now to the question you’ve all been waiting for, “Does it look any good?” Well, let me give a bit of explaination….

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Movies-Ala-Mode: “Hellboy” (2019) Releases New Poster

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Amidst all the pastels, bright colors, and nostalgic imagery, a big part of my heart belongs to comic books and monsters – which is the reason why a certain hellish hero has been one of my favorite (right next to Marvel’s Black Panther) comic book characters of all time. And thanks to the help of some awesome casting (my bae, David Harbour) and this kick ass poster, Hellboy is climbing towards the top of my list of the movies I’m the most excited to see in 2019 (for obviously, slightly biased reasons.)

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TheCURVYCon 2018 Recap: Day One – Fashion Shows, Pride and Style, Oh My!

So its been a month since the much hyped about event known as TheCURVYCon. For months I had been dreaming about this convention since the moment I hit the “purchase” button on the EventBrite page. But now with weeks having passed, and giving myself some breathing room, I think its about time to speak on the great (and not-so-great) parts of an event I believe has so much going for it, and can’t wait to see how it continues to grow.

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Top 5 TheCurvyCon Related Things I’m Pumped For

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With a week till TheCurvyCon, the hype train is really pulling into the station. I’ve got my outfits (mostly) put together, my itinerary mapped out, my panels highlighted, and all the other things I do to prep for an adventure such as this.

So, in an effort to use my hype towards something awesome, here is a list of the things I’m looking the most forward to during my personal CurvyCon weekend. Some are taking place specifically at the con, while others will be happening on the same weekend to celebrate the festivities. So without further ado, here’s my Top 5 list of what I am the most excited to experience during (my first) CurvyCon!

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Pretty in Pink – A Fairy Tale Never Properly Told

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Today, I will have the pleasure of seeing Pretty in Pink on the big screen for a second time. Having watched this movie for the last 15 years on an almost monthly basis, I have a lot of fan girl admiration for it. Part of this fandom eventually included fulfilling a nerdy dream of mine – reading the young adult novelization that is based on the original John Hughes script. And having just finished this hundred-plus-page piece of teen-approved literature, let me tell you, I got a lot to say.

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Favorites Ala Mode: The Muppets

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Some of the things you’ll find in this blog series relate to what I love currently. But a few topics – especially this one – relate to what made me, well, me. Because sometimes it is important to reflect on the things that built your taste in humor, visuals, music, and everything in-between. So without further ado, it is time to play the music, and it is time to light the lights – let’s talk about The Muppets.

Having parents that were in their youth during the 70’s and 80’s, many of the TV series they presented to me were from those decades, and typically stood as an example of their own brand of humor. From Pee Wee’s Playhouse to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, I clearly was only being shown the best of the best – but the one that really started it all for me was my introduction to a group of puppets with a ton of personality.

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The Mark of My Choice – The Struggles of Being a #Hemangioma “Keeper”

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Some of us wake up feeling proud in the morning. Perhaps it is for your gender, sexual orientation, heritage, or the breakfast you just made – you name it, you own that confidence and pride for it. And while I have quite a bit of admiration for a lot of those elements of myself, one of the things I am the most proud of happens to lay in the middle of my right arm – my birthmark aka my hemangioma.

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