GAL APPROVED: Pompeii, Spring Fashion!

By   |   February 21, 2014   |   Gal Approved

SEE. If you like gladiator style fighting, revenge, strong friendships and a love story, then Pompeii is a good movie to watch. There are a lot sexy men fighting for their lives — and one fighting for the heart of a princess (a situation a Single Gal like myself wouldn’t mind being in the middle of!). Leading actor Kit Harington plays Milo, a former slave who becomes a gladiator and is in a desperate race against time to save his love Cassia (Emily Browning) by standing up to the king of Rome, played by Kiefer Sutherland, and also save her life. Milo builds a friendship with Bridgageous (Adewale Akinnvoye-Agbaje) after finding out they were penned against one another to kill each other. If you know the true story of what happened to the city of Pompeii you may have an inkling how this movie ends, but it’s worth the ride. And we loved that ancient Rome has some color, if only in this present day incarnation. Pompeii opens nationwide today.


SIP.The Academy Awards are only a week away, and The DivaGals plan to create a home viewing party that is lush, delicious and stress free. This year we are serving Beso Del Sol Sangria with its unique and convenient pouring system.  Imported from Spain, Beso is premium, 100 percent natural red wine Sangria blended with natural citrus and fruit juices. Beso uses Spanish Tempranillo wine which makes it sweet balanced with a 8.5 percent alcohol content. Beso is boxed and has a pop out spout. All you need to do is place it in an ice bucket and pour! We’ll be serving it with a mixed fruit combo that includes oranges, apples, and grapes. Take a sip close your eyes and you’ll think you are Spain. Enjoy!


FLIP. Creating that perfect hairstyle means making sure all your hair is in check, even those baby hairs around you temples. That’s why were loving the Jos├⌐ Eber Petite Styling Iron. The legendary stylist — who shared his haircare secrets inside the HSN Fashion Week lounge at the Empire Hotel during NY Fashion Week — offers a tiny flat iron design with 1/2 inch ceramic plates and super speedy heat up properties. Perfect to throw in your purse to add a little flip that gives a big impact.

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WEAR. If you have a full, curvy body — as many women of color do — finding the luxury clothing in just your size can be a challenge. That’s what Carmencita Whonder, founder and CEO of OF WHONDER, knew. She craved designer pieces that would flatter her figure. So what’s a DivaGal to do? Start her own line for sizes 12 to 24, of course! At her exclusive press preview, Carmencita explained that always wanted to wear designer lines, but they did not cater to her size, so she created her own luxury ready-to-wear pieces. The capsule collection, an offering of tops, pants, jackets and dresses are offered up in shades of black, white, and red uses rich fabrics and smart lambskin leather accents to add some wow factor to this wardrobe staples. Carmencita explained that the whole OF WHONDER experience is luxurious, right down the packaging in which you receive your items. OF WHONDER isn’t for the faint of heart — or wallet. Pieces can cost up to $800. But the pieces are investments that can be worn for decades to come, which makes them priceless. Watch Carmencita discuss luxury fashion and the plus size consumer at The Color Of Beauty discussion panel.

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