Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Please Join Us Here...

We've moved our blog onto our website to keep it simple and fresh for you all. Please follow us over and re-set your bookmarks and we'll be happy to keep you up-to-date on all things Bodacious!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Mistle Totes - Love These!

This manual umbrella is sized to fit almost any purse or pocket. Opens to 38-in., but folds to a small 6-in. Makes a great gift. Lots of funky prints and colours - boxed for easy gift-giving.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Item of the Day!!!

What can we say? Silly, fun and comfy. Great gifts for that hard to buy for guy in your life!
Now available at Bodacious...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fashion Show at the Gibsons Rec. Centre

Thanks to Kim and Carleen for helping us out at the fashion show this past Saturday! These gals know how to Work IT! Also, thanks to Verna and the fabulous Garage models for sharing the stage.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Asked and Answered...

Dear Chatelaine Magazine,
Re: Urban Jungle Fashion Feature - September 2009

As a long-time subscriber to Chatelaine, I value and appreciate the way the magazine highlights different perspectives and points of view. However, as a size 18 curvy and petite (5'2") woman, I am often disappointed by your fashion features. I was curious when I saw that you were starting to include a "plus-size" option but instantly dismayed to see that your "plus-size" choices usually go up to a size 16 (size 15 in this issue) or XL (typically the same size range of the other body styles you feature).
Any modern woman knows that the definition of "plus-size" means sizes that at least go up to 24. I know these options exist. I own them and wear them. Here in Vancouver, many of the more popular local designers have learned the benefit of being inclusive in their sizing.
I believe that to inspire women to wear, be creative with and enjoy fashion, you need to give them realistic options. A size 20 woman may also be "pear" shaped. A "petite" woman (usually defines height, not size) may be a size 2 or 18.
We've all heard the fashion rules so many times we could probably list them off in our sleep. As a magazine that celebrates all women from all perspectives and walks of life, isn't it time to start encouraging us all to break those rules, take risks and realize that fashion can be fun and liberating? Aren't those the women that we all notice and admire anyway?

Lorna Ketler

Thank you so much for your letter. I just wanted to personally apologize for the misunderstanding. The linen pant is actually available in a size 14–22 and the jacket was as well with a long sleeve. This was obviously an error on our part and by no means did we mean to offend or patronize our readers.
We'll do our best to avoid the issue in the future and again, I apologize.

-- Kate Daley
Assistant Style Editor
Chatelaine magazine
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

We love our Bodacious Style Experts!

A letter received from a happy customer...way to go, Nikki!!!

Barb and Lorna
I was in your store for the first time with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. My friend was looking for a dress for her upcoming wedding. We had the most wonderful experience in your store. Nikki was helpful, honest, knew the stock and how it fit. She gave us excellent service with no pressure, and had no problem holding two dresses and a skirt while we went to get a bite to eat so that my friend could clear her head and decide which dress she wanted. Nikki was as happy and helpful to accommodate that request as she had been with everything else. I have to tell you what a delight it was to be able to walk out of the store, having not purchased anything and be treated in the same welcoming manner as we had been treated upon entering. We returned to the store about a half hour later, and my friend purchased both dresses and the skirt. Your store is beautiful and you have a real Gem in Nikki! I know that we will be back.