Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today's Vancouver Woman

It's finally out!
The current issue of Today's Vancouver Woman is here and look who's on the cover. You can click on the link and read the article written by Pamela Post.
Let us know what you think!
Barb and Lorna

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bodacious Business Spotlight

Maybe you've heard about boot camps but have been scared off by the military, hard-core idea of it all. Nobody really wants someone yelling in their face and making them do push-ups in the mud!
We believe in positive support and encouragement and so do these ladies. They also recognize that skinny doesn't equal healthy - and curvy doesn't mean couch potato!

Body Exchange "Plus-Size" Bootcamps now available in Vancouver.
"dedicated to the Plus Size and Beginner community; our mission is Fearless Fitness. We are here to encourage people to make the exchange to a healthier lifestyle and start their fitness journey today. We focus on a healthier lifestyle; mind, body and soul. No more fad diets! Weight loss is a great side effect of better health. Body Exchange™ has a realistic training approach; we know there is nothing worse than demoralization through fitness! Finally, you will attain fitness success. We invite you to put aside your current size, age or physical ability and change your life today."

Tell them we sent you...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Luxurious Loungewear On SALE at Bodacious!

40% off these softest cottons and satin sleepwear/loungewear sets
at Bodacious now! Available up to size 18/20
FYI - we were assured when we purchased these lovely pieces that they would fit much larger and once we recieved them, were disappointed that they didn't fit our full range. Our apologies on that. We do our best for you all!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Something to do...

If you're going to be in Vancouver on Monday, March 30th, you should check out this Shop Symposium event! Barb and I are going to speak on a panel of "inspirational speakers" and there will be all sorts of great shopping, fun, inspiration - when we're all needing a bit of that! Check out their site and let us know what you think.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Local Women Bare Arms!

...and legs, and a bit of cleavage as well. So why is it that so many women are afraid to show off their upper arms? Here's what we say to women who tell us they don't do sleeveless. What's the worst thing that can happen? Someone may actually see your arms and think, " Wow, she has big arms..." chances are after this insightful comment, they will already be thinking of something to say about someone else. The thing is, we tend to forget that most people are too busy worrying about the size of their own ass to even notice yours. Once we realize that the only opinion that matters when it comes to body acceptance is our own, then we can start dressing our bodies the way we feel most comfortable. A comfortable person has a much better chance of being a confident person. It's confidence that makes us truly beautiful and sexy. Whether it's arms, knees, tummies, thighs or butts, when a woman accepts the size of all of these parts and stops thinking of herself as a series of flaws, she can finally become one big beautiful package.


Thursday, February 05, 2009

How times have changed...or have they?

I was inspired by Big Fat Deal's blog this morning showing a vintage ad for "chubby" kids. Great discussion there about what constituted "chubby" in those days and what we might call those sizes now.
There has been some forward movement in the media - notably "How to Look Good Naked", the Dove Campaign For Real Beauty, and a few celebrities who are curvy, proud and outspoken.
I am, however, often shocked by how little progress has been made. From the perspective of a retailer who is always looking for fun, flattering clothing to carry for you, I think you'd be surprised to learn how often those beautiful designs we get to see and order at the shows are cancelled before delivery. (dozens of times, we've received the smaller sizes and told that they decided not to produce the larger ones meaning we had to ship it all back - we are pretty much an all-or-nothing operation)
This is apparently due to lack of interest or confidence from other retailers even though we know that if we had the product in our store, you would buy it. In fact, we do have it and you do buy it. (Thanks to our extremely talented team of local designers!) We're always just looking for more!
What do you think? Are curvy, larger-sized women just used to not having a choice or a voice? Are they more apt to settle for something that covers/fits unwell?
We know that's not our customer. Our customer is beautiful, proud and confident; willing to show off her curves and strut her stuff.
And the good news is, we have sourced for you some amazing pieces from reputable suppliers (lots of dresses!!!) for spring and they will be arriving through our doors any day now.
We'd love to know what you think so feel free to post here or check out our facebook page...