Monif - 02.18.10

So one day I was sitting around thinking about the Monif C. customer and was so happy to realize that in the 5 years we’ve been in business, we’ve sent clothes to women young and old, overseas and in the US, all occupations and lifestyles, and I wanted to show all of you that YOU are Monif C. woman just like these women.

So I came up with a simple concept…7 of our BEST customers, all different ages, sizes, and experiences to show how they make the convertible dress work for them.

You will look at these BEFORE and AFTERS and think these are camera tricks, 4 pairs of Spanx on each woman, or photoshop, but believe me when I tell you, it was simple, the women in all their fabulousness, the AMAZING “Marilyn” Convertible Dress, simple makeup, a “juge” of their hair, our awesome photog Krista, music, and it was lights, camera, action!

You too can be TRANSFORMED through this convertible dress when you make it your own!

I am Monif C., You are Monif C.


Check out pics and videos below!

Anna, NYC, Social Media Expert, 20s




Aimee, NYC by way of Virginia, Owner of, 30s



Roxanne, Bermuda, Owner of Bliss Hair Salon, 40s (holding on tight to 39 though!)



Marshan, WORLDWIDE (literally, this woman has been on more cruises in the last 6 months than I have in a lifetime, she just came back from Singapore and Bangkok in November not to mention Bermuda in September with Curvy Girls at Sea), 40s


Ikeeda, NYC, Home Care Rehab Coordinator, 30s



Samantha, Puerto Rico, Makeup Artist, 20s


Katie, NYC, Advertising, 30s


 Special thanks to all the women that took time out of their busy lives to come do the shoot!  You guys ROCK! Thanks to Tara Taylor for banging out all the makeup by herself, Brandon and Erica for styling, my AMAZING sister Krissy for doing all the videos, Rachel from Fennimas Jewelry for the jewels, and Krista for photography!

Are you a Monif C. customer that wants to be involved in the next customer photo shoot?  Leave a comment here and get ready for the next photo shoot in the Fall!

Monif - 02.18.10

Plus Size Supermodel TWERKING it at the Monif C. Photo Shoot

Mia talking about working with Monif C. Plus Sizes

Mia Amber Davis for President! LOL, WE LOVE YOU MIA!

Monif - 02.16.10

If you haven’t already noticed, blog posting has been slow…didn’t want to make the East Coast folks jealous, but I’m on vaca in beautiful Barbados!  So as you can imagine, the pull of beach, drinks, eating, and limin’ will have me posting slowly.  Normal posting will resume when I get back first week of March.  For those shopping, Brandon, Diane and crew are all still in the office so shipping is as normal, and the New York boutique is open as per usual. 

In the meantime, I was looking at some New York Fashion Week coverage and feel in LOURVE with these Christian Soriano for Payless shoes.  I hope once they get to the store, they still look like this…I’ll be dropping some $$$ at Payless if that’s the case!

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Monif - 02.10.10

This season we are going to be doing alot of videos to give you all a closer look into our styles/collections so you can make an informed decision on what to order.  These videos will be raw/unedited videos, so there will definitely be bloopers and mishaps, but I wanted to give you guys the real uncut side, plus we can load them quicker, don’t have to worry about editing.

We are starting off with a video on the new plus size swimwear collection…

2 Things you’ll notice…we didn’t realize if you shoot with the camera vertical, you’ll have a side ways video…lesson learned for next time.  So we had the vid rotated but its a small viewing window, so I included both here because I think the sideways one looks better.

Vid #1 – rotated


Vid #2 -side ways for the adventurous types



Oh, and for some reason I said don’t curse Brandon and I out if you don’t get your video…you guys know I meant swimsuits…told you unedited! LOL

By the way, the Morocco AND the Barbados Black are BOTH completely sold out.  We will NOT be getting anymore.  The “Fuchsia” Pink Fringe is also low on sizes 18, 20, 22 and the “St. Tropez” One Shoulder Black is low in 16, 18.  Although the swimsuits are on preorder (now for May, first deliveries sold out, so the next delivery is for May), DO NOT WAIT TO ORDER.  You may come back to order before your vaca and find them gone…trust me on this one…

Thanks to our customer Katie for being brave enough to do a swimsuit vid with us! 

Leave comments with any questions, let us know if you liked the vid, etc.

Till next time!


Monif - 02.08.10

2 days late, but no worries…Happy Belated Birthday to the Honorable Robert Nesta Marley!!!!  Bob Marley would be 65 Years Old today and his music is still so incredibly strong and continues to touch so many people.

Here are 3 of my favorite Bob Marley songs:



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“Some will hate you, pretend they love you now, 

Then behind they, try to eliminate you,

But who Jah bless, no one curse…”

“Is this love, is this love, is this love, is this love, that I’m feeling?…

I, I’m willing and able,

So I, put my cards on your table.”

This is such an amazing love song