Greta Constantine

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Jennifer Hudson, Angelina Jolie and Coco Rocha are just some of the celebrities who’ve worn and loved Greta Constantine.  Co-Founded by Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, 10 years ago, this design duo is at the pinnacle of Canadian fashion.  The ladies of Fab Four Fashion were beyond thrilled to be wearing their gorgeous designs and to feature them on another Canadian staple – Cityline!

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Leslie’s Look

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GLAM – OR – OUS! That is what Greta Constantine denotes, connotes and invokes! Someone please give me a pulpit because I feel like preaching! When you find a design house that understands quality in both style and fabrics; gets that woman come in all shapes and sizes, and recognizes women want to be trend setters not fashion followers you have the holy trinity of fashion.  I sometimes feel like we ladies of Fab Four Fashion are like Aristotle telling everyone that the earth is round! We are trying to show retailers and designers that women of all sizes want stylish designs. However, Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong are God’s gift to body diversity, and are truly among the enlightened designers that create masterpieces for all women! (cue choir and blinding white  light:-)!

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My heart skipped a beat when I saw this stunning dress. The top portion with its beautiful print and the tea cup shape of the bottom portion were so unique and spoke to the fashionista in me! The stretch in the top portion hugs my slim curves, while the bottom gives me the added volume I’m always looking for.

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And ladies, ladies, ladies, this design is  not only gorgeous, but also resilient. The first time I went to sit down in it, I was afraid it might lose it shape or become crushed. Imagine going to the wedding of your bestie or a “friennemy” and looking like you just rolled out of bed by the time you hit the reception! Not cute. Ladies fear not! You can sit, stand, fox trout or pop-n-lock and still not muss the look!

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This dress is a standout wedding season winner. In particular those late summer early fall weddings where there’s the beginning of a nip in the air. And accessorising is a cinch. The dress speaks for itself so I did not need much in the way of accessories. I wore dangly pewter earrings, a bold statement ring and my stripe black and silver pumps because I love to mix prints.

And with that, I’m ready to give the bride a run for her money!

Dress: Greta Constantine // Pumps: ASOS (sold out) similar here // Earrings: Banana Republic

 

Gail’s Look

What can is say – I’ve simply died and gone to fashion heaven!  I’m draped, cinched all dolled up in Greta Constantine.  Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong, the dynamic design duo, who co-founded Greta Constantine 10 years ago.  They’re a fashion powerhouse in the Canadian fashion scene and I’m beyond blessed to be wearing their sophisticated designs!  I was like a kid in a candy store as I combed through racks and racks of their glorious designs.

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Ok lets get to my wedding guest outfit.  So, as I mentioned before I poured over the racks sample size designs and sadly there was nothing in my size straight off the rack but those Greta geniuses came to the rescue.  My plus size sisters, you too can get your hands as well as the rest of you in a Greta Constantine design.

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This look right here is all about glamour and starts with this high waisted skirt which is the very essence of simple well fitting design.  The skirt is made of a high performance wrinkle resistant (AMEN!) material that can be thrown in the washing machine and presto change-o- clean skirt!

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I paired  this gem of a skirt with a simple black tank top from  and a sleek black belt.

Next was this gorgeous silk/wool cape, another Greta Constantine creation.  I feel like Dominique Devereaux from from that night time soap – Dynasty.

So, to complete my wedding guest look I had to add a little bling (because I have to shine bright like a diamond baby lol) in the form of these sparkly earrings and bracelet.  And voila, my outfit is complete! Now where is my champagne?

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Silk/wool cape & hight waisted skirt: Greta Constantine // Tank top: Rebdolls (old) similar here  //Earrings: Forever 21 // Bracelet: Hudson’s Bay// Pumps: Joe Fresh (old) similar here

Judy’s Look

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Weddings during the summertime are awesome but finding the right outfit for different types of weddings can be a pain. When the invitation says bring glamour to another level, one designer that comes to mind is Greta Constantine. With their various elegant styled gowns and their famous tea cup styled dresses, my, my, my… what a treat.

The ladies of Fab Four and I recently had the chance to visit their studio to try on some gowns. Going there I didn’t know what to expect but I knew that I would find an Oscar winning dress.

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The first dress that I scooped up is called the Merle Cape style gown. This dress screams elegance and class on so many levels. The top of the dress is loose and is equipped with a back cape.  The bottom part is fitted at the hips and flares out near the bottom, which accentuates my hourglass figure.

What’s so special about my gown, is that the cape style is a single layer of microfiber, which allows the material to flow and drape so nicely on me.  I couldn’t be happier because it covers my little tummy.

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The cape has a dramatic affect that makes me feel like Diana Ross in Mahogany! I can’t help but to open my arms wide and walk like I own it and fly away gracefully!

The bottom part of this lavish dress is made out of 2 layers of microfiber which is similar to spanx, and the stretchy fabric hugs me perfectly in all the right places.  It’s always amazing to find an established designer that caters to all sizes.  Ladies if you set your coins aside for an exclusive and stunning piece, Greta Constantine would be one of the best choices that will be able to accommodate you!

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Checked myself in the mirror, spun around a few times, put on my earrings, and my lipstick, and here comes Queen Supreme ready to slay!

Dress: Greta Constantine // Sandals: Aldo find similar here // Earring:  similar here

 

Nancy’s Look

I was so excited to be working with Greta Constantine. I mean, it’s Greta Constantine! Paris Fashion Week Greta Constantine. Ten years strong Greta Constantine. CAFA 2016 Womenswear Designer of the Year winners Greta Constantine. How fantastic!

Going to their studio was so much fun, however choosing the dress was so hard! That’s because my heart fluttered on a number of pieces. But when I tried the Ancha gown, I collapsed like Serena Williams did after her seventh Wimbledon victory.

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I love this dress for so many reasons. First, the lenght of this dress accentuates my height and makes me look like a delicious tall glass of blue caracao cocktail honey! Ha! It’s funny how the thing that I wished I could have traded years ago, is the very same that I want to highlight today. I love my height and every piece of clothing that further calls attention to my statuesque frame is a winner in my book.

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The shoulder overlays can be worn in a many different ways: whether off the shoulder or asymmetrical, it always looks elegant. Then, we have the side cowl detail on the skirt for the win! You see, I was not blessed with “va-va-voom-baby-making” hips. As such, I appreciate a garment that can add a little volume in the right places. And while the cowl worked in adding volume for me, it serves double duty as it can also hide a little tummy. This only means that you can go for that second portion PLUS dessert.

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And last, but certainly not least, this dress is made of a superb microfiber material. This material hails all the way from Italy. It is mainly used for athletic wear, but the men of Greta Constantine had the genius idea of re-purposing it for high fashion. It repels water, smooths  you out and keeps the rich colors. AND, you can throw it in the washing machine. Let me give you some time to reread that last sentence. You can throw it in the washing machine. How fantastic is that!

Not to be outdone, I finished my look with the amazing jewelry from none other than Rebekah Price. This statement jewelry is made of multi colored Swarovski crystal and it married perfectly with the color of my gown. That was just the wow factor that I needed to complement my look and to take it to another level.

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This look is so glamorous! I need to find a reason to dress like this on a daily basis!

Dress: Greta Constantine // Jewelry: Rebekah Price

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Special thanks to photographer extraordinaire Roseline Bonheur.

Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

Fab Four Fashion x Greta Constantine x Cityline!

Cityline x Greta Constantine

What do you get when you mix Fab Four Fashion, Greta Constantine and Cityline?  Why fashion magic of course! Enjoy our fashion segment (see link below) where we give you tips on what to wear to as the wedding guest on this iconic morning show. Be sure to check back on Monday, July 18th for all the outfit details!

Cityline x Greta Constantine

        

 Greta Constantine: Dresses For All Body Types

 

Tah Tah for now,

The Fab Four

All Summer 16!

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Summer Summer Summer time!  As the temperature rises it signals that its time to break some fashion rules!

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With this outfit I’ve committed the 3 dreaded no-nos of plus size fashion:

1.No Horizontal Stripes

2. No Baring of Arms

3. No Crop tops

Well, as you’ll  soon see I said nuts to that and so I’m wearing what want!

I spied these bold HORIZONTAL striped shorts on the Eloquii site and had to have them (yes, let me say it again, I have the audacity to wear horizontal stripes…and whomever doesn’t like it can stay mad lol).  Undoubtedly, these shorts are the star of this outfit.  These shorts are uber comfortable, are made of a polyester – spandex mix, have a side zipper and have POCKETS!!!!!!GT reEdited IMG_2163

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The shorts are generously cut giving my ample derriere lots of room but that poly- spandex mix I mentioned earlier means that these shorts hug my curves wonderfully!GT reEdited IMG_2320

I paired my cute shorts with this black tank top.  I love this top from bad ass retailer Rebdolls.  It’s cotton so its hella breathable and of course its cropped!Edited IMG_2205

To complete my look I added this faux leather jacket to add a little edginess to the look and  then donned black wedges that are also super comfy too.  Et voila, I’m all summer 16 ready!GT reEdited IMG_2306

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Shorts: Eloquii // Tank top: Rebdolls (old) similar here or here // Jacket: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) similar here // Wedges: Nine West (old) similar here

For my tall sistahs: Shorts Option 1 // Shorts Option 2 //

Tah Tah for now,

~Gail

We Are Dolls

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Bold, cutting edge fashion – that is what Rebdolls is all about.  Like the ladies of Fab Four, Rebdolls believes that all women deserve access to great fashion and so makes their clothing available in sizes xs all the way to 4X.  Join the ladies as they discover the pieces that set their hearts a flutter!

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Gail’s Look

I have sung the praises of Rebdolls many a time and I’m happy to do that again!  I just love their bold, unapologetic approach to fashion especially plus size fashion!  Moreover, I love that they believe all women deserve beautiful, sexy, cutting edge clothing and styles!

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I was feeling all “eye of the tiger” in this bold coloured leopard print dress chile.  This body con dress is the dress of my whole life!  I love the criss cross off the shoulder look for the dress and the fit can’t be beat.

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I also really like the midi length of the dress as well.  I find that length is a great balance to the skin I’m showing on top.

With a body conscious dress like this, shapewear is a curvy & plus size woman’s best friend as they work to smooth a few of the lumps and bumps out.

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To complete my look I added a faux leather moto style jacket, blush coloured pumps and a hot pink clutch to hold my much needed items.

Dress c/o: Rebdolls // Jacket: Forever 21+ (sold out) Similar here // Pumps: Jessica Simpson (old) Similar here // Clutch: eBay//

 

Judy’s Look

I  was first introduce to Rebdolls by fellow fab four fashion member Gail who owns several pieces from them. I’m always impressed with the fabulous pieces she gets from Rebdolls. When we approached them and they agreed to work with us, I was so excited to finally get the chance to own one of their pieces.  There was so many pieces to choose from their website, but my heart settle for this form fitted caged bodycon dress.

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I choose this dress first because I don’t own any clothes in the wine color family and colors such as Oxblood, red wine are very in this year. This was a great introduction to this color theme and I was  here for this.

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I can never get enough of midi length form fitted bodycon, it’s a garments that can remix with so many shoes and accessories. Bodycon are so   practical, especially when you don’t know what to wear to go out don’t want to be bothered. All you have to  do is slip on this sexy number accessorize it up and put on your heels and you are good to go.

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What I love about Rebdolls is that they understand what Fab Four Fashion stands for fashion for all, and its one stop shop. You will find items from size XL to 4X which alloys regular and plus sizes women to wear the same items. Since it was my first time ordering from them, I read the size chart and according to it, i took 1X. However I noticed that Rebdolls clothing has a great amount of stretch, so I could have taken a size smaller and feel comfortable in the dress. Oh well ill know for next time, because there is a couple of pieces that I’m eying hard and I need them in my life LOL. One thing very Important that I can’t live without when I wear a bodycon is the right under garment also known as spanx LOL, not to worry I will do a post about it very soon.

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To complete my look I had a vision to pair this dress with my nice fur collar wine color which works perfectly with the dress. I simply added a pair of long gold earrings which for me is rare because if you notice I mostly wear small earrings. I must I’m loving the long earrings and will definitively add more to my accessories collections. I’m slowly venturing into new territories and I’m loving it. To finish I wore my cage black sandals with gold and silver studs.

Dress: rebdolls // Fur: Long tall Sally // Earrings: H&M // Sandals: (old) Aldo find similar here

 

Nancy’s Look

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I must start by admitting that I did not know Rebdolls. I found out about the brand when Fab Four Fashion’s own Gail rocked an amazing crop top from the brand.  Then, I made the mistake of assuming that the brand provided plus size offerings only. I was delighted to find out that they offer clothing from sizes 0 to 28! Oh how I love it when retailers do that! Kudos for recognizing ALL the amazing bodies out there. Now Rebdolls, if you added some tall offerings, I will love you even more! 😉

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Tall girls, I know that you just read that there are no tall offerings, but please don’t close the book just yet! I am wearing a midi that is just the right length! This dress is definitely a good fall staple that can be worn in a myriad of ways: rock it with a vest with lace up sandals or dress it down with some cute kicks. I decided to wear it with a fur stole; fox to be exact, because I was feeling foxy! LOL

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It has a tight fit that accentuates all my curves!! As always, consulting the size chart is a must to determine what size to obtain perfect fit. Because black is always  so chic, I chose the darkest hue; however, my dress also comes in oxblood and olive. Whatever color you chose to go with, just add a healthy dose of gold baubles and you’ll be good to go!

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 Dress: Rebdolls // Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old); similar here // Fur Stole: Wilson Leather; similar here

Leslie’s Look

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Paired perfection…the nature of coordinates.  Two separate pieces, one fab look that will take you to the head of the class, and Rebdolls finishes summa cum laude  in this style category!

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This outfit is easy breezy sassy and I love it. The name of the game was effortless style. The striking colour  and sexy exposed mid-drift were all elements that drew me to this look.  I love when an outfit has that perfect trifecta of form, fit and FIYAH and this outfit is no exception!

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The material is light weight so, despite the long sleeves, you can wear it even when the temperatures finally begin to rise again. Also, the midi length of the skirt balances out the va-va-voom of the exposed mid-drift which is perfect since I prefer to leave a little to the imagination (well sometimes!LOL)

I decided to keep my look very simple, opting to where it simply with a little print and a dash of pizzazz!  The print came in the form  of these high heeled leopard print pumps which add some visual interest while the pizzazz came in the form of my funky oversized earrings. And just like that I’m all “Redolled” up and ready to go!

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Coordinates: Rebdolls // Shoes: Office // Earrings: H&M (old)

Curvy girls never fear, Rebdolls understands us all and their pieces ar available in both straight sizes and plus sizes alike!

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Signed,

The Fab Four

Fall Fashion Week

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Here we go again, it’s that time of year, fall fashion week. That wonderful time when we get to dress up and express ourselves through fashion. It’s also the season when designers show us the greatness we can look forward to for spring 2016. Last year, the ladies of Fab Four Fashion were the rookies at fashion week; but this year, the quartet have come back with a vengeance to show the fashion world what they are working with.

You be the judge. From fabulous backless jumpers and capes, to timeless leather jackets and prints there is so much for your eyes to see!

One thing’s for sure, Fab Four Fashion is ready to “Rip the Runway“!

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Leslie’s Look

Toronto Fashion Week! Christmas in October for the fashion obsessed who flock to see the gorgeous clothing presented on catwalks with care in the hopes of catching a glimpse of what will be hot in the New Year! The flashes of cameras are like twinkling lights on trees and parties abound with the elite and good cheer!

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I guess it’s needless to say that I’m quite excited about the coming week and all the delights there will be to enjoy. But before we could head off to the shows we first had to make sure to pull out our fashion week finery and indulge in this time when you can truly dress to show off your inner diva! And that is exactly what I did!

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I wanted to go with a monochromatic palette for my look. A blending of vintage, classics and glam! The hallmark of my look was this gorgeous vintage leather and suede fur collared coat that I “borrowed” from my mom’s closet! Yes, you read correctly, my MOM’s closet. This coat is older than I am but still perfectly in line with  current fashion trends!

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With this I decided to rock this high-low full satin skirt that I just love because it adds a level of glam due in large part to the material (and the tutu I’m wearing underneath for added fullness) and lens to the illusion of my having a curvier silhouette.

I wanted to dress down the rest of the look so I paired this satin skirt with a simple crew neck long sleeved sweater and black and blue pumps. The accessories were extremely simple; I only wore these silver dangly earrings and that’s it. I felt that the coat and skirt said it all. No need for anything else!

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This look combines a bit of that old world Hollywood glam in the fur collared coat and satin skirt with the simplicity of a simple sweater and a monochrome colour pallet. Now, I’m ready to see all the lights, drink in the electric atmosphere and carol along to the cheers of the crowds in only the way one can at this special time of year!

Coat: Sears (ancient!lol), Similar here  // Sweater: Zara // Skirt: ASOS // Shoes: Zara (old), Similar here //

For my beautiful plus sized babes: Coat or Coat // Top // Skirt

Gail’s Look

Ah fashion week, one of the more glamourous times of the year when fashion’s glitterati  descend on David Pecault Square to peek into the fashion future to see what we will all be wearing come spring.

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I just love fashion week!  Of course attending the shows is always exciting, but for me the best part is the people watching!  Fashion week and fashion in general is so fun because one gets the opportunity to step out of one’s safe little box and really express oneself unabashedly!

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With that in mind my fashion outfit centered on this white cape jacket.  This jacket, quite frankly, is the jacket of my whole life!  When I laid eyes on it on the Charlotte Russe website I just knew I had to have it.

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The second piece of my fashion week outfit puzzle was this graphic print skirt.  Graphic prints, especially in black and white, figured heavily in Valentino’s Fall 2015 Ready to Wear collection (see here) so I definitely wanted to incorporate that into my look because as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for black & white combinations.

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The other crucial piece to my fashion puzzle are these over the knee boots.  Finding boots that can accommodate my “shapely” calves used to be such a struggle but no more!  I spotted these bad boys on the Torrid website and snapped them up real quick.  I especially love the studs found on the heels.

To round out my look I added a little frosting around my neck and I’m all set to take in the spectacle that is Toronto Fashion Week!

Jacket: Charlotte Russe Plus (sold out) Similar here // Turtleneck: Forever 21 + // Skirt: Rebdolls (old) Similar here// Wide Calf Over the Knee Boots: Torrid // Purse: Zara // Necklace: eBay

For my tall sistas here are some options for you – Jacket //Turtleneck // Skirt //

Judy’s Look

I love going to fashion week. Last year was my first time attending the shows and I was impressed with the amount of flare, style and daring fashion on display. I met several lovely “fashionisters” and “fashionistas” as well,which was a great added bonus to viewing the fantastic pieces on the main stage! When I went last March, my look had more of a classy and simple feel. This year, I had to be true to myself and give you a bit more than simple! LOL

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I went for a look that could transition well from a fashion show to a sexy fashion party. I wore this beautiful printed skirt with a cool black pleated border on one side adding an extra edge to the skirt. You probably already know by now that I have a soft spot for printed pieces.

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To cap off my look I elected to wear a simple black crop top because I didn’t want to draw the attention away from the skirt. I also just love the combo of a sexy printed skirt with a crop top and heels. To me, this is an easy, classy, sexy look that works all the time and you can always mix and match these pieces with other elements in your wardrobe.

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My look wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t accessorize and glamorize with cool jewellery and a sexy clutch. I paired my outfit with my vintage black beaded clutch courtesy of my mom (thanks mama) and my black suede pumps with gold stone accents. I wore a beautiful stone necklace which elevates my overall look and of course my camel-coloured coat cause let’s be real, it’s almost winter up in here!LOL.

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Skirt: Eloquii // Camel Coat: ASOS // Crop Top: ASOS // Necklace: Ebay // Clutch: vintage mom’s closet ( similar here) // shoes: (old) Vince Camuto find similar here and here

tall sisters : Skirt: see here and here // crop top: here // shoes : see here and here // Camel Coat: see here

Nancy’s Look

It’s Fashion Week y’all! Twice a year, fashion lovers come to show up and show out and that is precisely what I was going for! While I love to see what’s on the runway, I equally enjoy seeing the street styles. Not only is there tons of inspiration, it’s always interesting to try to figure out people’s personalities based on their sartorial choices!

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Based on that, I had to make this outfit 100% me!! Numero uno, them shoes! Oh these shoes are just the cutest cutest things! Awesome color – check! Super comfortable – check! Comes with pom poms!! Come on!! The satin finish brings the right touch of class to these pointy toed flats. The good folks at ASOS are winners for that one.

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I know, I know, I sound like a broken record, but backless anything automatically gets my heart beating a little faster LOL. Add that to my favourite piece of clothing – which is a jumper AND a cape?!!??! Oh it’s a WRAP! I accessorized my jumper with very little – a dainty body chain to glam up my exposed back, some cute dangly earrings, all the gold bracelets I could lay my hands on LOL and, my fave: mommy’s clutch.

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I especially love this jumpsuit because it’s flirty and sexy and just so much fun! The movement you get from that baby is the ultimate best. My girls will attest to the amount of twirling that happened during the day… LOL. It’s Gone with the WIND fabulous. Now if I could just get Beyonce to hook me up with her wind machine, my life would officially be complete!

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Jumper: H&M // Shoes: ASOS // Purse: from ma mama! // Body chain: Aldo (sold out); similar here // Earrings: Forever 21 (currently sold out online, but check your nearest store!); similar here

My plus size girl, get in on the caped jumpsuit fun with the looks found here, here oh, and here too!

So look for us at the shows! We’ll definitely be looking for you and your fabulous style!!!

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Signed,

The Fab Four

Farewell to Summer

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It’s sad but true, it’s time to bid summer goodbye.  The ladies of Fab Four Fashion are putting away their short shorts, crop and tank tops and they’re saying hello to cool autmn breezes with a little hesitation.  But before they put all the summer clothes away they’re out for one last hoorah this Labour Day weekend!

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Nancy’s Look

You know how little kids sometimes hold on to their parent’s leg because they don’t want them to go? Well, that’s me holding on to summer’s imaginary leg!! LOL Seems like it was so short! Well, I’m not quite unpacking my fall fashion just yet because it’s not over till it’s over!

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This hot sunny day called for short shorts! Might as well enjoy them now, yes? The people with an eagle eye will recognize that this fabric hails from the mother land; more specifically Ghana.  So if you’ve been tracking with us for a little bit, you should know that very simple formula:

Amazing Print + Great Clothes = Dedo Azu Creation!

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I decided to add to the fun by pairing my printed shorts with a printed top! This is actually a crop draped jacket that I’m wearing as a top. Of course it is, right? LOL I’m telling you, discovering ways to wear your clothes in different ways is always so much fun and kind to your wallet!

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I finished my look with sandals – because they will be swapped with boots shortly… say it ain’t so!!! With that, I was ready to hang out with my good friend summer before it leaves me for the next six months.

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Shorts: Dedo Azu (custom orders contact dedoazu@gmail.com) // Top: H&M (old); similar here and here // Sandals: Nine West

Plus size bombshells, if you want to recreate my look, Dedo can hook you up with shorts in your size. And if you’re game to rock a jacket as a top, try the jacket here!

Gail’s Look

Alas, all good things must come to an end….so the gold saying goes.  So long, farewell, al vita zane, good bye to hot summer nights, tulle skirts in colours like candy candy and tank tops galore!  Its time to slowly put my summer fashions aside and prepare myself because WINTER IS COMING! LOL  But before I don my turtlenecks and cords its one last hoorah for summer!

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I just LOVE this outfit because for me it conjures up images of old silver screen femme fatales who were daring, mysterious and had  a thirst for danger like Lana Turner or Kim Novak!

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This black cropped tank top has served me well over the summer.  I found myself going to it a lot and that is because it is super comfortable and well….cropped.  As far as I’m concerned I don’t have any problems pulling if off…if you catch my drift LOL.

As for this skirt…I just died when I found it on the zulily.com website.  I just love the fact that this online sample site offers really great options for plus size women on a regular basis.  Anyhow, this animal print body con skirt had my name written all over so of course I had to snap it up quick!  I completed my look with a cute little black patent clutch, gold jewelry and by comfy yet stylish wedge sandals.  I’m off to enjoy a cocktail or three cause as Sheryl Crow sang, “I wanna soak up the sun, I wanna tell everyone to lighten up…”

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Cropped tank top: Rebdolls // Skirt: Zulily (sold out) Similar here (and I’m happy to report that the alternate option comes in sizes 4-24 and works for you tall glamazons!) // Clutch: Ted Baker // Wedge Sandals: Nine West (old) Similar here

Judy’s look

It is so hard to say good bye to the summer season.  Good bye short skirts, dresses and colorful rompers. Most importantly goodbye to my sandals, and crop tops….I’m going to miss you all but we will see each other in 2016.

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This year it feels as though summer came and left so quickly.  This is our last time to flaunt our beautiful summer outfits, before transitioning to boots, scarfs and coats.  For my last summer look, I decided to wear this stunning skirt I found on eShakti a few months ago. Let me tell you I have been eyeing this skirt for months and even envisioned the different ways I would rock it!  This skirt has a beautiful mix of colors and the landscape print with gondola from Venice is just spectacular.  I really love the 2 pleat detail in front because it gives the skirt an A-line shape which I find flirty and feminine.

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As you already know from my previous polyvore posts (Flirting in a skirt and Mix and Match story) I love my skirts, especially the ones with patterns where I can remix them with different tops and accessories. For this outfit I was inspired by Creative Consultant and Fashion Market Director for Cosmopolitan Magazine the fabulous Shiona Turini. I often see her on her Instagram page posting pictures of her beautiful outfits and she seems to be a fan of crop tops and skirts.

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I paired my skirt with a simple white crop top, my blingy necklace and a pair of blush coloured pumps, just to keep the focus of my outfit on my skirt.  Another good thing about this skirt is that it’s from eShakti which caters to everybody type, therefore my tall, curvy and plus size sisters can all benefit!!

Au Revoir Summer !!

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Skirt: Eshakti // Crop top: (old) Similar here  // Pumps: Aldo // Necklace: (old) find on Ebay

 

Leslie’s Look

I am far from ready to bid a fond farewell to the summer! Warm breezes, blazing sunshine and late sunsets aptly describe my idea of heaven on earth. But alas, it cannot  last forever! However, until that cold north wind decides to spread its Ivey tendrils this way, this is what I’ll be rocking!!

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This look is the epitome of all things I love about summer: cool colours, perfect prints and a playful feel.  The belt helps to accentuate my waist, while the yellow colour of the vest acts as the perfect foil to show off  the dress to its  best advantage.

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Added to this kaleidoscope of colour and print, I went with simple accessories in the form of this funky gold necklace, a pair of tan high-heeled sandals and a red cross-body bag.

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Now I’m ready to while away one of the last days of summer with good friends, delicious food and cool drinks!

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Dress: Kate Spade (sold out) Similar here // Vest: Zara // Sandals: Michael Kors (old) Similar here // Cross-body bag: Uteriqe (old) Similar here

For my plus size babes here is a similar dress option for you: Pin Up Girl Clothing

 

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Tah Tah for now folks!

The Quartet

 

Disruptin The Peace

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Unapologetic fashion; that is Rebdolls’ tag line and it is indeed very fitting.  I’ve mentioned it before that plus size fashion retailers are now providing clothing options that are redefining what a plus size woman is “supposed” to or “permitted” to wear.  What’s also great about this retailer is that they carry straight sizes as well as plus sizes!  WOOOHOOO!!

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This caged underwire bra most definitely blasts past my comfort zone.  The deep base-rich song Simon Says by Pharoache Monch played through my head as I slipped into this sexy number.

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One of the first things I noted about the bra was how incredibly comfortable it was in addition to being very sexy.  It is also well structured with an underwire to hold the girls firmly in place.

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I decided to pair this look with a fitted, silhouette enhancing midi tube skirt from Chastity Garner Valentine’s capsule collection with Rebdolls.  To create a little mystery I also added a crisp white button-down shirt tied at the waist in order to ever so slightly reveal the sexiness of the bra top.

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If you’re feeling a little more “bold and brass” you can throw on a sexy cropped moto style jacket in lieu of the white shirt to fully reveal the VA-VA-VOOM of this hot cage bra!

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I kept it simple with the accessories by only wearing dangly earrings and fun polka dot pumps.  Now I’m ready to go disrupt the peace…ok maybe not. LOL

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White shirt: Old Navy (sold out) Similar here // Caged Bra: Rebdolls // Tube Skirt: Rebdolls and similar here or here // Shoes: Aldo (sold out) Similar here or here // Earrings: H&M // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

For my tall sistas here are some options for you: White Shirt: Long Tall Sally // Tube Skirt: ASOS TALL

Tah Tah for now,

Gail