Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who's Celebrating Curves???

I just discovered this site and fell in love with all the beautiful curvy images! Hope you enjoy them too.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bold and Audacious Women Interview - Take 1

I'd like to introduce you to...
Miranda Lievers - owner of Blue Olive Photography. The first of many interviews we will share with you featuring strong, independent and Bodacious women. Enjoy...

favourite part of your body?... My smile! Is that a body part?
3 words/phrases your friends would use to describe you/your style?... I have consulted - they tell me Sassy, Passionate, and Colourful
fashion/personal inspiration? Life is for living and what I wear has to agree with that… I go for comfortable and practical, try to never forget the accessories, and never *ever* take myself too seriously
favourite tv show/movie? For no thought required end of day winding down - Grey's and Gossip Girl. For movies that make you angry and joyous and cry - Away from Her, Kolya, Across The Universe, Atonement….
knee high socks or full tights? Definitely full tights, and in some sort of fun colour
sexy jeans or a flirty dress? Dress me up! I never used to be a dress girl but now that I have a few that fit me well (Bodacious, of course!) I wear them all the time
heels or flats? Definitely flats - I'm just not that coordinated, I think it's best that I remain as close to the ground as possible
gotta ask - top 5 people you'd invite to dinner (alive or dead)? I thought about this for a long time. On different days I would have different answers, but today I'd love to sit down with my grandparents when they were my age and all of my great grandparents (whom I never got to meet) when they had the wisdom that old age can bring. I'd ask them to tell me their stories.
favourite colour combination? At this minute, Black & Turquoise. This changes multiple times per day.
phrase/quote that inspires you? I will be who I will to be, I am who I have willed to become
piece of clothing that makes you feel sexy? I finally bought a real corset, something I've wanted for a long time. I think they are fantastic for making you feel great about yourself
most recent clothing purchase? A cute retro print shirt with a keyhole neckline, perfect for work dressed up or with jeans for a beer
what's on the 'i need to have it' list for spring? A decent light fitted jacket, probably black but with a bright colourful liner inside!
upcoming projects? Entreprenessa Magazine! I'm starting a magazine for creative entrepreneurs, and I am so incredibly excited for it. Get involved at http://www.entreprenessa.com/
final words? Simply, never take life too seriously and take a minute every day to be thankful for everything incredible in your life. Focus on what you can change rather than what you can't and keep smiling. Everything else will fall into place. Cheers!
Great and inspirational words, Miranda! Thanks so much for being our first Bold and Audacious Woman interview!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

How to Look Good Naked!

Last night I watched two of my favourite shows - Dancing with the Stars and How to Look Good Naked. Both make me feel encouraged, make me laugh and show different bodies as beautiful. (I would have liked to see Steve Wozniak get voted off before Belinda Carlisle though!)
I LOVE Gok Wan and I know many many women who would love to have this witty, encouraging and stylish fella as their new best friend.
These shows continue to challenge the 'norm' of body type and size. Gok shows women - my size!!! - naked! and...beautiful! If you haven't seen the show, please check it out and let us know what you think.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Calling ALL Vancouver Entrepreneurs!

Press Release
take a day off to work "on" your business, not in it.
Calling all Vancouver entrepreneurs!
This is a must attend event if you want to grow your business.
CRAVEbusiness is a social and resource network for stylish innovators who own their own business or dream of starting one. Through one-on-one consulting, workshops, and red-carpet access to sage and savvy experts, CRAVEbusiness gives you a fresh take on designing your work life.
All registrants will have the opportunity to submit a profile of their business to have it reviewed by a panel of experts (click here to get started).
In Spring 2009, CRAVEbusiness’s SHOP Symposium series marks its third year of providing an inspirational, educational, one-day conference designed to support independent business owners. Attendees include retailers, spa and gym owners, travel agents, yoga teachers, creatives, self-employed service providers, and consultants of different stripes.
The only conference of its kind, SHOP Symposium/09 teaches practical skills, offers wise encouragement, and builds camaraderie. This is accomplished through expert speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and vendors whose services support the unique needs of business owners not affiliated with large corporations or chains. “Independent businesses keep the marketplace diverse and add character and soul to our communities,” comments CRAVEbusiness founder, Melody Biringer, herself a life-long entrepreneur and independent business owner.
“Independent owners are particularly courageous. They need a community to support them, and this is the purpose of SHOP Symposium/09.”

• Online and Offline Marketing Strategies That Work
• Talk Back Sessions
• PR and Digital PR
• Social Networking
• Live Think Tank- Registrants can enter to win a free business evaluation by a panel of business experts
• Danielle LaPorte / White Hot Truth
• Sarah Bancroft / Co-Founder & Editor in Chief VitaminDaily
• Judy Brooks / Blo Blow Dry Bar
• Jill Earthy / MomCafÉ
• Lorna Ketler and Barb Wilkins / Bodacious
• Stephen Jagger / Reachd
Event Details
When: Mon, March 30, 09
Time: 8am-5:30pm
Where: Vancity Theatre
Tickets: $85 USD per guest $70 USD each for two or more
Contact sherri [at] craveparty.com to become a vendor or a sponsor.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Shoes that love you??

You have to pop in and see this new line of shoes we are carrying at Bodacious. OKA b makes a lot of claims and they're all true.

  • They don't just make shoes they make "shoes that love you!"

  • Arch support

  • Massage beads

  • Reflexology

  • Non-slip

  • Comfortable

  • Washable (in the top rack of your dishwasher!)

  • Anti-Microbial

  • Vegan Friendly :-)

  • Recyclable

Oh yes, they are also super cute! Oprah loves them and so do we. We have lots of styles and colours in store in sizes 8-12.

Come on in a try a pair!