"This month I was invited to a very special birthday celebration for an amazing friend of mine and fabulous plus-size Fashion Stylist Reah Norman. The event was scheduled to take place at the ever so yummy Rosa Mexicano on Sunset Blvd. I knew that some of the most fashionable women in Los Angeles would be attending, so the pressure was on to find the perfect dress. I knew that I wanted something bright and sexy to not only celebrate her special day but also to celebrate the end of summer.
After searching numerous websites I came across the 2012 Fall Collection on www.Igigi.com and fell in love with all of the styles available for Fall that come in a variety of blue hues from Imperial Blue, Twilight Blue, and Royal Blue. I am a sucker for an amazing blue and it was tough to pick the right one for the event. I decided to go with the Mara Dress in Imperial Blue because I felt that it had a little more of an edgier look than some of the other styles and I have been waiting to pair my black hematite chain and matching earrings with something amazing, and this dress was it.
When the dress arrived the day of the event, I literally was able to pull it out of the box and wear it immediately because of the incredible season-less jersey knit fabric it is made out of...the dress was wrinkle-free. I couldn't believe it! It felt so silky going on and hugged my curves in all the right places. I particularly loved the open boat neckline and was able to wear it a little bit off the shoulder for a more sexy look. I felt beautiful, sexy, and confident as always in IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel.
As I arrived I wished the birthday girl Reah Norman a Happy Birthday and said my hello's to all the gorgeous fashionistas that were there. I was surrounded by extremely talented, beautiful women.... from fashion bloggers, designers, to models, to celebrity hair and makeup artists. They all gave me tons of compliments on my dress and hands down the Imperial Blue was a complete hit. Not only did they love the vibrant blue hue, but I was also told that the style/cut of the dress was perfect for my figure. The night was incredible and I truly felt like a million dollars! Thank you again IGIGI team for making me feel and look fantastic for another one of my events and for creating incredible designs for full figured women. "
"I had been debating all week on what to wear to today’s fashion show with celeb stylist Clinton Kelly. Since the weather was so warm out this afternoon I decided that rather than wearing my original faux-leather outfit to opt for my go-to designer IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel instead. This is the dress that I was supposed to wear day before yesterday for my birthday dinner, but my plans were changed, so instead I wore it today to the show. I always say that my favorite colors are purple, pink and turquoise but now I’m starting to think that royal blue is taking over my wardrobe.
It is a fully lined, boat neck jersey dress. The sleeves are dolman, and there is a side-draping detail that diverts attention away from the tummy area. I added a belt to the dress to not only compliment the blue hue but to accentuate the waist area as well. I paired up the dress with a statement necklace and matching earrings with the colors of blue, purple, green and red in it. I’m actually carrying a laptop case as my purse because I always have so much stuff with me that a regular purse just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Let’s just say that this blue is my lucky color, or that this dress is a standout because I happened to snag a pic with the man himself, Clinton Kelly, while he was doing his book signing after the fashion show. (P.S. fans were supposed to be only allowed to have him sign their books and not take individual pics, but I was able to get his wonderful security to actually let me take a pic with him standing beside me, wink wink. "
"This dress is in my all-time favorite color, and it's rich and deep in person. The fabric drapes well, however the cut isn't quite perfect in my hip area as I'm more self conscious about that part of my body.
I added a skinny belt that helped add some waist definition, and paired it with some platform booties. I personally lean towards the more classic IGIGI shapes (such as wrap dresses), but this was a fun, more edgy dress to try!"