Monif - 04.30.08

My Curvaceous cuties—how ya’ been? Long time no see or write–I’ve missed you dearly!

Much has happened since my last post–if you would, allow me to relive the past three months in pictures…

First, I was off to the Caribbean…

Then quickly back home—there’s work to be done!

Then off to the BET’s Rip the Runway….

That head of curls is me getting gorgeous….those blurry hands attached the man above me is my miracle worker stylist…

(that would be Lauren London’s prompter)

The ‘behind the scenes’ team (from left to right) A lovely curvy girl model comes out to support us, Brandon–stylist extrodinaire, Monique, our go-to gal for just about everything, umm..some random girl in my dress (i think her name’s Mo-something :) , and the incredible Rachel.

The runway team (there goes that girl in the pink dress again–she’s a straight-up camera hog)

Celeb sighting galore…

Trey Songz

It’s blurry Diddy and slightly out of focus Snoop (Because my Higher Power has jokes for days, the clearest picture I got of Snoop was the back of his luxurious braids…Sigh)

Current Hotness: Zac Posen and June Ambrose. Future Hotness: Rachel, Monif C Team Member. Ask about her!

And then off again to Florida for the National Society of Black Engineers Conference (NSBE)

Please note–that High Waisted Skirt version of the Convertible Dress? The Official Wrap of the Summer. I’m already predicting it.

That green is lovely on her, no?

Dear Curvy Girl Model from NSBEs Fashion Show in the ‘Barbados’ Swimsuit from Monif’s Spring 08 Collection,

Work. It. Out.


All Curvy Girls.

Wait–in between–just enough time to have a convertible dress party!

How cute is she?!

And finally back again to premiere the new Spring 08 line.

Spring’s line is microcosm of all the incredible things and people that I experienced while on my travels. It’s joyful, it’s light, as always it travels well (much as I was running through airports these months, it needed to be) it’s seriously luxurious, it’s fabulously sexy and most important, it’s yours to enjoy!

Here—maybe this’ll help!

Anyhoo, I had so much fun creating this collection and I know that you’ll have an incredible time rocking it. Look out for more blogs and more thoughts from Team Monif C.

Stay Curvy,


(Please. I WISH I had time to pose for pic. This’ll have to do for now…)

Monif - 01.13.08

and other important truths…

Seriously, I think I may hate winter. Perhaps ‘hate’ is a strong word. I think the phrase I am looking for is “a strong dislike for” the winter months. I mean, I am all for a hot chocolate and a warm sweater—I love that eerie stillness that a slow, snow-falling affords us, but the ‘cold in my bones’, messy, gray-snow effect? I’m good, thanks.

I personally would rather be thinking summer thoughts. So much in fact, that I am off to the Caribbean for a little while in search of beautiful colors (I swear it feels like nature is in hyper-color out there…) and people and perhaps a little inspiration (I may be biased, but my Caribbean girls do it all the way up J ). Oh, and, since we’ve appear to be fresh out of it in NY tri-state area, some heat.

Before, I go, for the Monif C girls that must consider her sheepskin boots in lieu of a sandal, or her gloves and coat instead of a sleeveless shift, I bring you visions of warm looks. Enjoy….

She looks kinda fire-y to me in that golden convertible dress with bright Red accessories; I love it and love that strapless mini-dress wrap…

Later, at the same par-tay, a friend of our golden girl, does a new wrap and new color of the same convertible. PS. Love that keyhole look; one of my faves for sure. Just the right amount of decolletage goes a look way!

Did we catch this Monif C Girl mid-dance move?

Update: After careful consideration, it appears as though this picture may have been taken while our Monif C Girl was directly in the middle of a rotation of the “Cabbage Patch,” a famed dance move from the mid-90s that ALL of us remember doing at least once (don’t leave me hangin, ladies…). While we can’t confirm or deny the statement for, given the arm placement and the sheer joy on our girl’s face…I mean, I think it’s a safe assessment. She has this writer’s full support, as she (I) have been known to break shamelessly and publicly into many a 90s dance move.

“Sunshine on a cloudy day” is the first thing i thought when I saw this pretty lady rockin the grey convertible with yellow accesories. Well played, indeed.


I am not ashamed to say that I am envious of these ladies and their apparent lack of need for bubble coats, or scarves or space heaters. If looking at these pictures made you yearn for a warmer climate, or a fabulous, seasonless, endlessly versatile dress consider this as an important FYI…


And yes ladies, that does include the Marilyn Convertible Dress, now 80 percent off and only $75.00! Get one while we still have a few left!

Stay Curvy…(and warm, sigh)