Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Needle in the Haystack: Where are the Wearable Spring Trends?

After combing through the Fashion Week pictures for Spring 2013 trends in Vogue and Glamour, Foxy Roxy is declaring that this may be the most unflattering roundup of styles to hit the runways in recent years. Case in point, THIS: 

It is not even the worst pic I could find, but it gives you a snapshot of what trend-slaves will be shelling out top dollar for. The roundup of what couture houses are offering:
- Mismatched prints in the same outfit
- bright colors
- watery blues and mint greens
-sheer elements/satin
- black-and-white graphic prints/checkerboard seen at Louis Vuitton
-  90's florals (small print) AND 70's floral (graphic flower prints/funky color think Miu Miu) 
-  and in some cases, looking like you dressed in the THIS Balenciaga sweatshirt/tutu disaster that I am really hoping is a joke. See Below:
Balenciaga, Runway London 2013

Most of these are trends that should never be attempted at ANY size, but for plus sizes most are fashion suicide!

In an attempt to weed out anything in this mix that could be palatable in a normal woman's daily life, I separated each trend concept in my mind and went searching for anything in plus sizes that both looked wearable AND had at least one of trends involved. Then chose structures that would flatter and overall looks that seem quality enough to be couture. Tough task! Take a look at what we found, in case you are dying to look on-trend EVERY season. 

Best Crazy Mixed Prints:
Anna Scholz for SimplyBe, Mix print Dress, $99
Fuzzi, $441,
Best Checkerboard: 
ASOS CURVE, Checkerboard Skirt, $32

Floral and Jewel Photo print dress, $50, ASOS

Best Black and White:
Adrienne Vittadini, Coat and Dress both: $540, Neiman Marcus

Best Mint Green/tied for best sheer:
Chiffon High-Low Dress, $42.50, Deb Shops
  Best Sheer: 
Aidan Mattox, Sheer Caftan Dress, $320 at Saks

Best Neon: 
T-Bags, $216,
Best Sporty:
 X-Strap Dress, $15, Posh Shoppe

Monday, February 25, 2013

Get Adele's "Skyfall" Oscar look!

If you are like me, you too have a huge girl crush on Adele. What is not to love? She is talented, funny and stunningly gorgeous!! I loved her floor-length Jenny Packham on the Red Carpet but her glittering ensemble stole the show when she took the stage to perform "Skyfall."
 Aidan Mattox, Saks Salon Z, $285 (only avail. in black now)

All I could think was, I want her outfit!!

This look is all about sparkles, rhinestones, big hair and bombshell makeup.

Sadly the designers who make her clothes, only make plus sizes for stars, so...

Foxy Roxy presents some attainable options for all of us mere mortals who want to look Oscar-worthy!

David Meister, Salon Z, $397.60

Vintage Rhinestone Cluster Earrings, Etsy, $25

Silver Rhinestone Platforms,, $155

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Downtown Chic...decoded.

Here in NYC,  Foxy Roxy is always so covetous of the "Downtown" look of effortless, edgy cool. You see celebs rocking this look when avoiding paparazzi in the West Village.  It is embodied by the distressed leathers, muted tones, rocker edge, and eclectic mixed style seen at places like Diesel, All Saints and countless pricey NYC SoHo boutiques. 

Sadly this is a style and color palette that is rarely found in the plus size lines that cater to classic looks or bold super-trendy club wear. We have had trouble finding that in between look of modern, pulled-together scruff a.k.a the celebrity-expensive hobo. Then, on a clearance rack at Macy's, I found the perfect start!! A Michael Kors scuffed leather motocycle jacket in a Diesel-ish color - someplace between brown and dark grey.  Finally! Also, it was awesome that it was on sale from $500 to $145! I then played around until I found the formula for the perfect laid-back-but-posh urban edge look. I took it for a spin at one of the hottest brunch spots below 14th street and people LOVED it!! Check it out:

(aim for a dark color that is not jet black) 


"ROCKSTAR" ACCESSORIES               +
(bold cuff w/ hardware, shades, statement ring)

BOOTS                                                        +
(also in the muted color palate/"greige")  

BIG STATEMENT BAG                            +
(rent a real designer hobo bag for best impact!)



NOW, Check out the suggestions below for you to try this look during your next weekend out on the town!

Foxy Roxy knows that you don't have to spend a lot to have style, so we have provided similar pieces for both expensive and bargain prices!!

Paneled Faux Leather Jacket, $39.80, Forever 21
Hydraulic Jeans, "Lola" flare, $70, Macy's

Burberry Silk Scarf, $550, Bloomingdale's 

Louis Vuitton hobo bag, Rental at, $350/month

Juicy Couture, "punk royals leopard cuff", $88

Seven for all Mankind, fringed boot, $146 (sale), Neiman Marcus

Charlotte Russe, Faux leather pyramid stud cuff, $5

Motorcycle bag (many colors available), $60, Mimi Boutique

Silver Jeans, $88, Dillard's

Xhilaration "Circle of Life" scarf, $15, Target

Faux Leather Moto Booties, $34.80, Forever 21

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Curves with an Edge. Introducing Cult of Cali

With sleek, edgy branding and avant-garde couture models shoots, Cult of California stands out from the plus-size retailer roundup.  Many of the designs have the daring cut-outs, sheer fabrics and bold colors gracing all of the high-fashion pages.  Cult of cali is not for the faint of heart, but if you are looking for bold Rihanna style for your confident curves, this is the label to look for!
$84, Sequin Skirt (white/silver or Black on black) 
Also, we must admit that Cult of Cali's strongest asset is the activewear. The modern lines, unique cuts, and fresh colors COC delivers gym looks that will turn heads even in a Hollywood gym! Just take a look: