Monif - 12.30.07

and other important truths…

07′ will be over in a matter of hours, but we couldn’t let the year go without one last huge thank you to each you. This year has been an incredible one. My vision for creating sexy, luxurious plus size clothing began years ago (because I am convinced I came out the womb a size 16), but it became a reality in 05′ when we premiered our first collection. Since then, we have grown leaps and bounds and there is still so much more to share. Nonetheless, the things we have accomplished would never have been possible without your support, your honest feedback (how else would I know if straps are too short or armholes too long?), your style (Customers were showing me crazy, new ways to wrap the convertible) and your beauty ( They can’t tell me nothin’-no one does a dress like a Monif C. Girl, hee hee ).

In celebration of your collective amazing-umm….’ness’ (If you really believe it’s a word, then one day, it just may be…) I wanted to end this year’s blog with pics of some the most fab girls I know–you!

You know, the Danielle dress makes me feel that way too…

Julie does bold things in the Kimberley Dress

The Danielle dress makes another appearance. This time in blue for our Monif C. Girl from across the pond…

I’m fab too ;0) (Wait, how’d that get in there…)

Super-chic in the Marilyn convertible in Black with black opaque stockings…

A piece from an earlier collection gets a little edgy with a corset belt…

The Joyanne Cape Top and ruffled edge skirt take a ’9am to 5pm’ look into overtime…

Is it just me or are those fabulous, naughty shoes bringing something extra to the Selma Armhole dress?

As always, if you have pictures of yourself in your Monif. C outfits, please send them our way; we can’t wait to put you in the spotlight!

Stay Curvy in 2008 and Happy New Year,

Monif

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Monif - 12.10.07

and other important truths…

My Lovlies,

The holiday season rattles forward. For some, we’re smack dab in the middle of the holidays and for others, there are a few more days to scramble—I mean shop–for loved ones. Kind, giving women that we are, we’ve got gifts for everyone on an ever-growing list, but most years we forget the girl that is most important to each of us—ourselves.

Why does ‘she’ always get the short end of the stick? As far as you are concerned, she is always loyal, always reliable and usually fairly honest with you. She’s should probably be your best friend, and yet every December, she goes gift-less for yet another year.

So, I bet your thinking “Man, Monif, what and eloquent and thoughtful argument. I think I’ll make it a New Year’s Resolution.” But then again, why wait? Why not bring in the New Year with something, well…new?

So, my end of year challenge to you? Go Gift Yourself. Go find that dress that makes you feel like every bit of yourself. You know, the one that dropped jaws and turns heads? (Yes ma’am, that one.) And rock it. Hard.

Might I submit a few marvelous suggestions?

As far as personal decadence goes, it doesn’t get much better.

As a matter of fact, since I am all for progress, all bold Monif C. girls (which, as far as I am concerned is all of you) that take on the ‘Get Gifted’ challenge, will get 50% off the not only the ‘Nelli’ Ruched Dress, but also the ‘Thalia’ Dresses until the end of the week. So, ladies, get the lead out, tee hee.

Stay Curvy (& get that girl a gift!),

Monif

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Monif - 12.05.07

and other important truths…

Ladies, I bring you a tale of woe from within the walls of my own friendly boutique. One of my fabulous colleagues, Anne* has been in love with the cobalt blue convertible dress, since…well, essentially, since it was created. She has known since she saw it that it was totally for her. On Monday, she came into work, happy as always, and declared “Today is a good day to buy a convertible dress…preferably a blue one.” She walked onto the sales floor and perused the area….no blue convertibles to be found. She ran to our back stock area, and searched the shelves–blue convertible dress-less. She spun and said to our shipping manager, Diane, “Dee, where are the blue convertible dresses?!” Dee replied nonchalantly, “Oh, we sold out of it yesterday.”

Well, Anne looked like we stole her new puppy. She cried “what do you mean?” She asked Diane if she was ‘sure’ no less than 10 consecutive times. She could be seen peeking under folded stacks of clothing and into filing cabinets for the rest of the day. To this day, she is still hopeful and convinced–a blue convertible dress WILL pop-up somehow, but sadly we know the deal; Baby Girl missed out.

So, I tell you this sad cautionary tale for a reason. Don’t be that girl. Convertible dresses sell with the quickness ESPECIALLY when they are on sale, which, they currently are, m’dears.

Don’t let Anne’s story happen to you…get your dress today!

* Names have been changed to protect procrastinating colleagues.

Update: Anne has learned to live without the blue convertible dress. She is the proud new owner of a grey one, which she assures me that she loves “just a much.” She has however, changed her morning greeting from ‘Morning, you guys!” to “Any Blue ones?” Sadly for her, the answer remains a ‘no.’

Stay Curvy,

Monif

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Monif - 12.02.07

Hi Ladies,

It’s a Monday and as per usual, we begin each week with a few (of countless) examples of customer fab! As the holidays approach with unnecessarily rapid speed, many are making plans to go away to visit fam or just to recharge and start the New Year in new place.

Whatever calls the Monif C. Girl away from home, people travel more than ever right now and it is officially Suitcase Season!

Official best friend of travelers everywhere? The Marilyn Convertible Dress!

No really.

What if you could combine your favorite top, evening and day dress into one item? It’s kind of a revolutionary idea…And to celebrate our most avant garde thinkers, I proudly present the Convertible Dress edition of Customer Fab!

Well, look who popped in? Ms. Angel Laws, creator and editor of the fabulous blog, Concrete Loop looks lovely in the pumpkin color…

but this British girl on vacay in NYC has quite the conversation piece to take overseas with her…

Perfect wrap for a warmer holiday climates, this customer tries ‘reversed halter’ wrap on for size…

Is it just me, or does it look like the brunette in the blue Nelli Ruched dress is trying to gently rip that red convertible off that happy blond girl (No? Just me, huh?)? Just kidding, ladies! In truth, its actually assistant extrodinaire, Rachel helping our jewelry designer, Lisa into a convertible dress. Excellent teamwork, girls!

It’s the return of the two-tones! This Jersey gal (shout outto Weeee-haken!) takes a summer hit, the convertible in the turquoise and grey, and rocks it hard for the winter season!

A total must-have for every season, make sure to get yours today! Actually, now is the perfect time because we are right in the middle of our INSANE sale. ALL convertibles are definetly 50% off. I know, it’s bananas. Get yours today!

Stay Curvy,

Monif

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Monif - 11.27.07

and other important truths…

Guess What!?

Holiday gift-giving from the universe has begun! City Search has nominated the Monif C. Manhattan boutique as a possible contender in its ‘Best of New York’ Awards! Ladies, this is huge. I can count the plus-size boutiques in the tri-state area on ONE hand. They are doing incredible work, but ours was the only one nominated.

Big picture, this is a huge step for the plus-size community. Fashion industry is slowly beginning to realize what Monif C. girls have known all along-Curves are fantastic!

So, big question–How do we win?

Answer: We can’t do it without you! Ladies, we need you to vote!

It’s simple:

Click on this link:

Vote for Monif C!

Scroll to the 8th listing (which is yours truly) and click ‘Vote’ on the left side.

As promised, super-simple!

While you’re there, feel free to leave us a review!

What’s more, observant Monif. C girls that click and vote may just find an extra holiday discount on the City Search site.

Speaking of extra holiday discounts, Free shipping on orders over $250.00 is in Full Effect-don’t miss out!

But there are definitely more fab sales coming your way–Stay tuned!

Stay Curvy,

Monif

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