November 27, 2012

"Edit" by Jeanne Beker at Addition Elle

Last week, it was our complete pleasure to be in the presence of THEE Jeanne Beker herself and Addition Elle for the preview of Jeanne's new plus size line, "Edit". We're so excited for what Jeanne has in store for us plus size girls. From what were shown, we got a really fresh and girly feel from the pieces presented. The first photo below shows just some of the pieces to look forward to. Ladies, I suggest you keep your eyes glued to Addition Elle, because there is SO MUCH in store. We have complete respect for Addition Elle and everything they are doing right now to refresh the brand. Amazing steps into the right direction!

On a side note, we were so happy to give Jeanne Beker her own Flaws of Couture scarf! We were so emotional LOL! It meant the world to us to give her a little piece of FOC, let alone be in her presence! Special thank you to Addition Elle for continuing to include us on the amazing journey of Addition Elle! It is honestly ALWAYS a pleasure.

xo FOC


@Flawsof Couture

November 20, 2012


Hey guys, I haven't put up anything in a while, I know its bad, but I am back! My life has been cray lately and I am trying to be a good student by staying focused that's part of the reason I have been m.i.a. Fall is here and I kinda hate it. I know the blog world is obsessed with fall but I don't really like the cold. I am a spring/summer girl so I'm just getting by with this weather. Fortunately I can't complain too much because the weather in Toronto has been amazing lately. I just threw something together for you all with these bomb python print pants from Addition-Elle. These pants are super comfy and can be worn with so many different colors.I chose to keep it simple with the grey scale because the pop of red on my lips. I normally stay away from red lips because I think it ages me and I have never found the perfect shade but I think I'm in love. This lip stain is called crimson crush from E.L.F and it is to die for. I kept it simple with the jewelry, just wanted a cool/chill kind of look.

Go and check out the Addition-Elle website they have more patterns and prints in this style of pant.

Sweater: Lane Bryant/ Pants: Addition-Elle

 Shoes: Lane Bryant/Neclace: Urban Planet

Jacket: Oldnavy/ Scarf: FOC

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  Later Loves xoxo

November 12, 2012

Tika Simone's Rebirth of "The Known UNknown"

We've been following Tika Simone with all of the shows she's been doing for the last few years. The evolution, growth and quality has wowed me every single time Garcia and I set foot into another Known Unknown event. So this time around, I had the chance to interview her and some of the artists performing on behalf of Real Talk TV. Although I was working, I had such an amazing time in the midst of so much talent. Garcia got to enjoy the performances all night. Proud that I call, Toronto, such a diverse and talented city, 'home'. If you are in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), you MUST keep yourself posted on upcoming events! Its a great way to mix, mingle and just gel with people who all have one thing in common. That one thing being the love of music. Support is always appreciated.

On a side note, I was dressed by Real Talk's plus size clothing sponsor, "Gussied Up". I was able to rock this super sexy black leather paneled dress and a black leather coat. I decided to throw on one of our NEWEST  FOC infinity scarves. After putting it on...the outfit was COMPLETE. Super sexy. Super fierce. But, super simple. There was absolutely nothing to this outfit. Of course it looked great, but its simple to achieve. If you're having trouble like I was finding a way to make your outfit pop, look for a big statement piece. I was trying to find a necklace, then bracelets, then a hat....until I was like...Why don't I just make a sexy scarf?!?!? It's totally season appropriate (for those of us in cold climates), and it eliminates all the little extra things that your mind may be convincing you to pack on! Let me know what you think. And if you haven't already gone to our scarf site...SHAME ON YOU! GO NOW!

PS. Keep checking in! We add new scarves every two weeks! xo

Sorry...I'm a little bit of a spazz...

..And you already KNOW how we feel about Full Figured girls KILLING IT..




November 05, 2012

Scarf GIVEAWAY: Real Talk TV x Flaws of Couture

FAM-O-LAYY YYY! Its that time of year again! We have released our one of a kind, handmade scarves on a BIGGER scale so that YOU GUYS can get in on the fun! We have official released all of our scarves at: !! You can also get there by just clicking the "SHOP FOC" button on the right side of your screen! We're so sure that you guys are going to LOVE what we have in store this year. Take a look NOW...You will NOT be disappointed!

And speaking of scarves! Some of you know that I, Sasha, am now a host on an up coming TV show! Real Talk TV ( is teaming up with us for a SCARF GIVEAWAY! If you can follow the instructions below correctly; there is VERY high chance that YOU will be chosen as our lucky SCARF winner! Time is running out, so go now and qualify for your new, one of a kind, FOC infinity scarf!
Real Talk TV x Flaws of Couture Giveaway!
(scarf in photo may not be the scarf given away.)

To Win: 
1)Like the “Flaws of Couture” and “Real Talk TV” pages on Facebook
2) Update your Fb status to: “I just liked @Real Talk TV and @Flaws of Couture for a chance to win an FOC circle scarf”
 (dont forget to include @ before each name or else we can’t see it!)
3) Follow @Real_TalkTV and  @FlawsofCouture on Twitter
4) Tweet “I just followed @FlawsofCouture and @Real_TalkTV for a chance to win an FOC circle scarf”

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 12th!
Good luck!