Monif - 07.09.09

So I finally got through all the pics from our New Orleans Shopping Event and I have them here for you!  Krissy (my sister) and I had an amazing time.  I am going to post pics here from the shopping event and I think tomorrow I’ll post a few sight seeing shots. 

For those that don’t know, I was invited by the Voluptuous Vixen boutique to come do a shopping event there during Essence Music Festival which is an amazing festival that gets about 200,000 people every year.  This year Beyonce, Lionel Richie, John Legend, and a host of other stars performed during the 3 day weekend event!

Jaclyn and Erin from Voluptous are fantastic and have one of the nicest plus size boutiques I have ever seen!  So if you live in NOLA or are visiting, definitely check them out @ 818 Chartres Street, and you’ll be able to get your Monif C. goodies and much more!

Enjoy the pics!



Before Monif C., I would have given my right arm to walk down a street and see a sign that says Voluptous Vixen!  Girls, there’s fabulous stuff out there, you just have to search high and lo!


Customer Shots!


My mother is probably going to kill me when she sees me wearing this dress with a cami, but I’m busty and I wanted to wear this dress dang-nabit! Some of the girls thought it was a good alternative to finding a strapless bra, so there Mom!


Introducing the newest girl group – “The Curvettes!” LOL




I must have wrapped about 100 girls on Saturday, yall wore me out!


So this is how these 2 lovely ladies came in the store (very beautiful already!)

But when they put their dresses on, they were like, bag up those other dresses, we are wearing these out!










So this is the beauty of the convertible dress, Jaclyn is a size 26, the lady in the middle is probably a size 10-12, and my sister is a size 6, and they ALL have on the same exactly dress, just diff colors and diff. lengths (short, long)


The owner Jaclyn and I


Krissy had to change because someone brought the black convertible dress right off her back



Vintage Monif C.!  Well not quite, but this customer had on a convertible dress from maybe a year or two ago in a lilacy-pink.
























See you at Essence Fest next year!!!

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Monif - 07.07.09

On today MJ’s Memorial Service, I wanted to blog about one of my favorite “interpretative” videos of Michael Jackson. This video is of 1500 inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu, Philippines recreating Thriller. This video is about 2 years old, but I wanted to post it because one of the things that strikes me when I watch it is how much joy and entertainment people receive from Michael Jackson’s music and his legacy as the ultimate entertainer. If inmates in a prison can rejoice and find hope in his music, we all can. Your LIGHT continues to shine MJ!


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Monif - 07.02.09


side note, I’m packing for New Orleans!  If you are going to be in N.O. this Saturday, come by Voluptuous Vixen Boutique, 818 Chartres St, New Orleans for my shopping event from 11am – 6pm! Email for details!

back to Lusting…as I have said before, if you work at Bergdoff, Saks, Neiman, or Louboutin, EMAIL ME info (at)…I’m serious….

Christian Louboutin Charme 100 suede ankle boots

Giuseppe Zanotti Cut-out shoe boots

Christian Louboutin Robot 120 ankle boots

Christian Louboutin Circus Suede & Net Ankle Boots


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Monif - 07.01.09

Full Figured Fashion Week took place this weekend and it was AMAZING!  I was truly honored to be a part of the show.  Whenever Gwen Devoe and her team call me to do a show, I am always there.  I salute Gwen for having the courage to take on such a big undertaking and she definitely stepped to the plate.  Here are some pics from behind the scenes and from the runway!

Oh and I debuted my new hair cut!  Short for the summer!

So everyone thought my bra showing was a good look, so I left it open, don’t know if I’d do that again :-) .  “Elaine” Red Ruffle Dress, my sexy Zebra Manolos!

The host Kim Coles and I!

Brandon and I with some of the models from the show

Kim Coles again!

Brandon and one of our best customers Jazmine


Adrienne in her yellow convertible dress wrapped as a skirt and I

The 3 Muskeeters!  Just realized we are color coordinated, great minds…

2 Best Assistants in the world, Brandon and Gillian!

My intern Theresa in her teal convertible dress!


Here are some pics from the runway!  A mix of Summer and a sweet Fall preview




Click here to see more of Monif C. at Full Figured Fashion Week! There were 9 designers in the show (I think), so our pictures are from 218-275.

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Monif - 07.01.09

Monif C. was recently featured recently on the French blog, Vive Les Rondes!  Although I can’t understand a word of it (LOL), it seems like they love the new collection!  We’ve even gotten some new orders from French customers, so we love that!  By the way, who can send me some macaroons and chocolate croissants to the states?? :-)

Thanks so much for the spotlight!


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