Tag Archives: clothes

On the Lower East Side, a New Zaftig-Friendly Boutique

The Local East Village

“Oh my God, your mannequins are real-sized!”

“Look, clothes for big girls like me!”

Those are the reactions Kathy Sanchez said she had gotten from passersby after opening Curvaceous K boutique over the weekend. Even petite women have come in to express their excitement about the healthy-sized models in the window, she said. [Full Story]

In Her Skin | Raquel Allegra

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Summer is all about showing skin. But for those who aren’t into baring it all, one option is dipping into early fall offerings. Pared-down basics by the Los Angeles-based designer Raquel Allegra have long been favored by stars such as Halle Berry, Hanneli Mustaparta and Agyness Deyn. Although Allegra is best known for her supersoft cotton shredding technique, for her latest collection, which hits stores in July, she began thinking about leather. “I asked myself, What do I want to wear as a second skin?”[Full Story]