Celebrating My 2-Year Blogiversary and More Announcements!!!
Yeahhhhh, I made it!!!!! I’m so glad to be celebrating having my blog for two-years now. Even though I have been blogging for Skorch Magazine since 2007, I started my own personal blog back in May 2010. So with all the behind the scenes revamping I’ve been doing, I have been off the blogisphere radar for a couple of weeks. But I have been quietly re-branding my site. Now don’t get me wrong, even though I was not tweeting and blogging very much, I still stayed in the know with all the curvy news, fashion and trends. Which brings me to my first announcement. I took a step back and looked at what is the major content that I deliver to my followers and realized that I mostly blog on ‘what is trendy’. So therefore for those who may not have noticed already, I have renamed my blog from ‘The Bella Styles Blog” to “Trendy Curves”™ by Bella Styles. I figured that I’m the kinda girl who likes to keep up with trends ( but I also believe in having key a few classic pieces as well). But for the most part, I wanna keep the curvy ladies up to date with what’s hot in the plus-size fashion market. So be on the lookout for more “Trend Alert” blog post coming your way.
Speaking of trends, I officially have a new logo design as shown above!
After spring cleaning my closet last month, even after giving away most of my items, I realized that I had a few hard to find pieces that other curvy ladies would probably love to get their hands on. So that inspired me to venture out into the eCommerce market and start my own website for selling some of my clothing and accessories that I have only used maybe once or twice specifically for my blog or a photoshoot. The name of my new venture is “Around the Curve Fashions”™. My slogan is “Curvy Fashion That’s Only Been On A Test Drive”.
“Around The Curve Fashions™” is a website for ladies who are looking to purchase like-new stylish and trendy plus-size clothing that has previously only been worn maybe once or twice for photoshoots, blog posts or special events. The name ‘Around the Curve’ symbolizes the curvy woman and the slogan is compared to that of a buyer on a test drive for a great secondhand car. Meaning the items are like-new but in great condition. Some items are even new with tags, and payments can be made via PayPal. I travel and shop allover for the latest, unique items for the curvier woman. I have top designer labels and boutique clothing from the USA, London and Australia. Be sure to browse through the different pages for the specific items that you are looking for. At ‘Around The Curve Fashions’™ you will find dresses, shoes, accessories and more. I will be adding new stock frequently.
Lastly, I did a photoshoot just for myself and the relaunch of my updated blog. I teamed up with photographer George Butler of “Moments Forever Photography”, hairstylist Tahnesha Ervin of “Top Notch Styles” and famed VA makeup artist, Earl Fleming. Now even though I renamed my blog “Trendy Curves”™ by Bella Styles, I wanted to go for an Old Hollywood Glamour Look in some of the pics and a trendy look in the others. Just showing my versatility in the curvy fashion world. You can keep up with the current trends and be classy at the same time. (You can read the photoshoot blog post here). I ‘never’ wear my hair up so I asked Tahnesha to go all out with my bun and she delivered above the call of duty. I showed both Tahnesha and my MUA Earl a pic of Beyonce at the Oscars and said that was the look I was going for. Earl gave me a smoky eye then popped it with a blue liner that set off the entire look of my makeup. I was so pleased. George knew just the poses to direct me in and the atmosphere on set just meshed perfectly. Thanks to all of my colleagues, models, bloggers and followers for hanging in there with me on my style journey.