CHUNKY CHICKZ RADIO SHOW LAUNCH @ MR. KREAM IN WYNWOOD

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The REAL is Baaaaaack!!!

Its been a hot minute since the Chunky Chickz Radio Show has been on air, lol but we are back! You can tune in to the Chunky Chickz Radio Show each and every Sunday at 8:30 pm on www.sndsradio.com.

We thought it would be a great idea to host our official Radio Show Launch party at Mr. Kream which is owned by Miami’s very own DJ Affect. DJ Affect basically was the mastermind behind Chunky Chickz Radio. Many years ago, he found our flyer on the street on South Beach,  gave us a call and that is where Chunky Chickz Radio got its start. Back then, DJ Affect owned an online radio station called w305.com which was a pretty big deal back then.

In addition to celebrating the return of Chunky Chickz Radio, DJ Affect named an ice cream flavor after us! #ChunkyChickzTwix Yes, you can stop by Mr. Kream any time and get a taste of The Chunky Chickz… It’s soo good!

We had a few notable guests stop by to Congratulate us on our return, as well as a special live interview with Miami Tip ( word on the curb is that she will be featured in the inaugural season of Love & Hip Hop Miami… but you didn’t hear that from me) Shhh!

We are so happy to be back on air! If you’ve been rocking with us from the beginning… Thank You. If you’re just getting familiar… Just be prepared to be entertained!

Here’s a few pics & vids from the event!

 

 

 

-EMPRESS ❤

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‘Eff your beauty standards’: Meet the plus size model changing the fashion industry

Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday

Self-described “body positive” activist Tess Holliday represents the changing face of the fashion industry.

An Australian size 26, Holliday is the largest model to be signed to a mainstream modelling agency and is adorned with tattoos.

The faces of entertainment icons Marilyn Monroe, Mae West and Dolly Parton are among her impressive array of ink.
She has more than 970,000 Facebook likes and 859,000 Instagram followers, and in 2013 started the hastag #effyourbeautystandards.

The trend has sparked more than a million responses online from users backing her call for better understanding of body image issues.

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Tess Holliday

#EffYourBeautyStandards

 

Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday

FASHION FRIDAY: Color My World by @VintageBlondie

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Hello and Happy New Year to all my Chunky Chickz out there in Chunky Chickz World!! Hope your 2013 so far has been fabulous and wonderful. So we have a full year to discuss the latest fashion trends, and what better way to start off than with the Colored Skinny Jeans Trend! Everywhere you look you now see everyone in colored skinnies, and I absolutely love them! They re-vamp any outfit and automatically turn you into a color blocking fashionista. Colored Jeans come in all types of colors and shades of the rainbow, so you ladies are sure to find a shade that’s perfect for you. I myself have become a little obsessed with this trend. I found myself buying 4 pairs of colored jeans last week! What can I say, I love a good trend! I’m gonna recommend some places where you can find some bold and fabulous colored skinnies. But first let’s see how we can make this trend work for our day to night schedule So let us begin!

Color by Day

If you’re a Chunky Chick like me, you spend most of your day pretty casual. So pair your colored skinny’s with an over sized sweater and cute combat boots so that you keep warm, and stay cute during this harsh winter.

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Color by Night

For a night out with the girls or maybe that special somebody, a pair of colored jeans can ensure that you’re the center of attention that night. Dress it, up dress it down, either way these pants ensure comfort while still looking hot!

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Colored Skinnies can be found a numerous plus size retailers, but the best to get them in my opinion is Forver21, Ashley Stewart, Torrid and Lane Bryant! I have colored skinnies from all places and they fit extremely well! Also try your hand at Old Navy, NY & Company, and even your local thrift store! Colored skinnies have been out forever!

So ladies I hope you have enjoyed this First Fashion Friday Post of 2013. Hopefully you run out and try your hand at some colored skinny jeans. You will be glad you did! Follow me on Twitter at @VintageBlondie, and check out more cool things on my website www.nothingminusaboutaplus.blogspot.com! Until next time ladies! Xoxoxox

An Open Letter From Empress: Don’t Ask My Neighbor…

 

Don’t ask my neighbor….

Here’s the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth… I needed a break!!! With all of the additions, subtractions, gossip, twit beef, she said, she lied, she using your name to get venues… Wolves in sheep’s clothing, my immaturity, my ability to see the good in all people and soo much more… I had to take some time away for myself, my family and my mental well being.

The Chunky Chickz Story from the beginning…

The whole reason I started Chunky Chickz was because I wanted to dance again. Having studied various forms of dance since the age of 4 and being afforded the opportunity to travel because of my talent…. I wanted to continue doing the thing that I loved most. So I contacted my best friend who at the time was Co-Captain of the Miami Heat Dancers and we did a casting call for plus size dancers. Needless to say I was disappointed at the outcome and I made the decision to go it alone and I began to promote events with Jay from Dime Breed Ent./Zoe Pound. After a while I noticed that Miami didn’t have any all female promotional groups, so I conducted a casting call looking for confident, attractive plus size women with little to no experience who were looking to make an impact in Miami with my movement. It may have been naive of me to think that people wouldn’t link with me without having their own motives. I mean we all have personal goals. What I didn’t know or understand at that time was the length people would go to, to sully your name and gain your trust only to turn around and slander you to get ahead. Long story short, DJ Affect saw one of the CC fliers on the beach he called us, we went in for a meeting and Chunky Chickz Radio was born, first we were on w305.com, then 89.1fm, then Street Connect Radio. As most of you may know during that time we experienced a lot of changes and now I am the last Chunky Chick standing. Many former members have broken off and started their own thing and I wish them the best. I believe everything happens for a reason and I am grateful for all of the lessons I learned from this whole experience. But, life goes on!

 

With that said it’s still all about the Chunky Chickz Movement stay tuned and you’ll see just what I mean…

 

This letter is not about placing blame… I’m sure you’ve heard several versions of the story, but you’ve never heard mine, & you never will… Not my style!

 

Its a new day… I took a much needed break and I’m back armed with some new chit!

 

First and foremost Chunky Chickz Radio is coming back to a station near you, official announcement and launch COMING SOON!

 

Miami Renaissance is on the way as well (whole new concept)…

 

ChunkyChickzWorld.com is still popping so stop by and take a look see at what I’ve done with the place.

 

Oh and we will be hosting a casting call in Atlanta for what will be called the A-Team in the next few weeks. S/O to my girl Britt Bratt!!!

 

& I’ve been working on the new concept for CC and I promise not to disappoint! Just taking it back to the basics for me… Doing everything that I love, and staying far away from the negative energy.

 

Lastly, I have to thank my right hand man for sticking in there with me @haztv love you boo! As well as the select few that have reached out to me to check on me, and yell at me when they noticed that I fell back! I can’t forget my two boos @DJLuckyC & Bree-Not @iAMSABRINA who always have my back… & I can’t forget to mention an old friend who has really been the catalyst behind my new focus & outlook on things… Preciate you Mayne!!!

& S/O to my Street Connect DJ fam & 365Voice.com !!!

 

I said all of that to say, I’m back bishes!!! So hit me up… ((for interviews, website features, promotions, hosting gigs, & performance opportunities)) I’m ready to work! It takes a village so you know what that means,  if I can help let me know.

At the end of the day, they can take everything away from you. But one thing they can never take away from you is your mind, that gift that God gave you called Talent & your creativity. If you did it once you can do it again, and again & AGAIN!” – My Mother 😀

– EMPRESS

 

FASHION FRIDAY – THE FLOPPY HAT

Hello to all the ladies out there in ChunkyChickzWorld. My Name is Brielle from NoMinusplus.com and I will be coming to you each and every Friday with a Fashion trend or look for you to try and add some spice to your everyday wardrobe! So lets just hop into our first installment of Fashion Fridays, starting with: The Floppy Hat

Now I have been seeing the floppy hat everywhere, first in the countdown video by Beyonce, and next some girls rocking it on my colege campus and even some of my fellow plus size bloggers rocking the hat. Now the floppy hat is usually worn in the summer time to keep the sun out your eyes, but I found it incredibly refreshing to see it being worn in the winter now as well. It wont even cost you that much to rock this great look!

Daytime Floppy Hat Swag

The Floppy Hat can add flair and sophistication to any simple outfit. Below I have used polyvore to to take your basic outfit of a tank top, cardigan and skinny’s and wedges, to a fashion-chic look with just a simple hat.  This Black Belted floppy hat can be purcheasd at forever21.com  for only $20! So that’s looking good on a budget.

Don’t be afraid to buy a bold printed floppy hat to your outfit so that it can bring color, fun and flair to your outfit. Having an accent accessory can change your outfit from drag to dull and so this burnt orange really adds fun to this outfit. This beautfiul burnt orange Leatherette Braid Wool Hat can also be brought at forever21.com for $19.00.

So ladies be inspired by the Floppy hat this fall. Create looks, be bold and always always have fun when getting dressed. This is the ending of my first installment of Fashion Fridays. Be sure to check me out on my blog qq.Nominusplus.com for all things not only fashion but beauty and everything more for my curvyfashionistas our there. Follow me on twitter at @vintageblondie and show me some of your outfits of the day or just to say hey, I would love to see what fabulous things your rocking and to hear from you. Until next time ladies, XoXo

-@VintageBlondie