Sunday, July 20, 2014

Art on a plate: Food blogger Lauren Purnell

By: Farrah Estrella

I discovered this blog called "Culinary Canvas" via ElleDecor and I love it!!.

Lauren Purnell is the 21 year old woman from Vancouver that makes these gorgeous pieces of art. She makes them with food using a plate as her canvas. She is a Food and Art lover (just like me) and I just became a fan hers for sure, simply amazing!! 

When something is good I have to share it with you guys, I can't help it..=)

What do you guys think? Check out the pictures below.

Follow her on Instagram @Lopurnell and on her blog at

***Photo credits Lauren Purnell

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Giuseppe Zanotti 20th Anniversary Edition: Jewel Collection Preview

By:Farrah Estrella
Giuseppe Zanotti 20th Anniversary Edition 
Italian shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his brand with a four capsule collection to commemorate the big milestone.

The first capsule titled "Jewel" consists of 6 Grecian inspired gold sandals. The second capsule will be released in September and is titled "Rock n' Roll". The third capsule will be released in November and is titled "Black Stilettos" and the 4th and final capsule will be released next year in February of 2015  and is titled " Disco".

Take a look at pictures below of the first capsule "Jewel", what do you guys think? I love it!!..Can’t wait to see the next ones.

Monday, July 14, 2014

J. Crew causing controversy after launching size triple zero (000 or XXXS)

By: Farrah Estrella

American retailer J. Crew recently added to their clothing lines a size triple zero (000 or XXXS) and it is causing controversy in the fashion industry. Fashion bloggers are saying that the new size is just a “vanity size” and that it is tricking the customers into believing that they wear a smaller size than they really wear.

The XXXS size fits a size 23” waist and according to the company it was made to cater to an untapped market in Asia specifically Hong Kong. 

Vice-President of public relations and communications of HSN Inc., Gigi Ganatra Duff said in an interview that she applauds J. Crew’s move, if it provides options for more body types. HSN is known for using an “All-sizes strategy” from a size 2 to a size 24 (XSmall to XXXLarge) in every brand that they sell. 

Duff also said that due to customer demand they added a XXS size for Giuliana Rancic clothing line that is sold on HSN.

HSN also offers the same price, no matter the size of the clothing unlike some retailers that charge more for bigger sizes (Walmart, Nordstrom, and many others).

To J. Crew’s credit the brand does offer up to a size 16 in clothing to cater to the plus size fashionistas, it also offers petites, talls and shoes from sizes 5 to 12.

Let’s talk about this, is J.Crew XXXS size really necessary or is it just vanity sizing? Leave your comments below.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lane Bryant introduces new '6th & Lane ' Collection (Preview Photos)

By: Farrah Estrella

Plus size retailer Lane Bryant is introducing a new collection called "6th & Lane" previously called the Lane Collection.

6th & Lane is a runway inspired collection dedicated to the modern plus size woman. It's feminine and chic. It includes beautiful separates in graphic printed fabrics, gorgeous leather pieces and super trendy jewelry.

The collection will be available online and in selected Lane Bryant stores at the end of July in sizes 12 to 28.  

Take a look at pictures below. What do you guys think? 

For more information visit

6th and Lane  Collection by Lane Bryant

6th & Lane by Lane Bryant

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Reality star Nene Leakes clothing line coming to HSN

By: Farrah Estrella
Nene Leakes on HSN

Reality star Nene Leakes is launching a clothing line on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) that will be available July 28th.

“The Nene Leakes Collection” will be available in sizes 2 to 24 and the price will range from $39.90 to $139.90.

In an interview with WWD Nene said: "My vision was to create a line of clothing that would appeal to the everywoman, designed to make her feel rich and fabulous, no matter how much it costs. The pieces can take you from day to night, from the grocery store to drinks with your girlfriends”.

The 19 piece collection includes separates like a knit tank top and a faux leather jacket as well as dresses.

Here is a sneak peek:

NENE LEAKES Collection at HSN

What do you guys think? Are you buying Nene’s collection on HSN?.

For more information visit

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bare Necessities having a “Customize a Hanky Panky Panty” sweepstakes

By: Farrah Estrella

Bare Necessities is teaming up with Hanky Panky for a facebook contest in which ten lucky winners will get a customize Hanky Panky thong or boyshort panty.

Bare Necessities is the largest online specialty retailer of women’s & men’s branded and designer intimate apparel and underwear. They have some of the best shapewear selection online, as well as clothing, footwear, hosiery, casual t-shirts and swimwear for women and men.

Check out my own customize boyshort panty, it says #EFR for my blog the Estrella Fashion Report, what do you guys think? Cute ha!!.Love it!

The contest ends July 14th, follow the link below to enter the sweepstakes. Good luck everyone!!

For more information visit Bare Necessities website at