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The Marina Rinaldi #WomenAreBack Official Campaign Launch

Marina Rinaldi Women are Back

Milan. A Dream. Tears of humility and honor.

Yes, I am a bit dramatic, but participating in this campaign had me at a place of feeling


Marina Rinaldi Women are Back

Myself, along with 11 other bloggers from across the globe were tapped by plus size luxury powerhouse, Marina Rinaldi (sister to Max Mara brand), to participate in this campaign! I shared with you in July this trip I went on, the photos  and shoots I did and today, I am grateful and honored to share with you all of the images, not only MYSELF, but all of the bloggers invited to make its mark in fashion history.

NOT because I was involved, but yo. There has never been a campaign at this level, as impactful, as inspirational like this… I don’t think. High fashion, high style, in the heart of MILAN? On the calendar for Milan Fashion Week?

The Marina Rinaldi Women Are Back Campaign

The Women Are Back Marina Rinaldi Bloggers:

(in order of the collage above)

The launch party had all types of international press and I was impressed. The press came out in support of the Marina Rinaldi brand, from China, Australia, Germany and QUITE a few others! Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Glamour, Elle, WWD, I mean, it was impressive.  I do not think the US has EVER received this much support for plus size fashion-EVER.

Check out my Video interview with my trip to Marina Rinaldi!

Decked out in my Marina Rinaldi cocktail gown and leather jacket, the night was magical, the shoot was breathtaking, and the entire experience was indeed memorable…

I will never forget this moment and will forever remember this as a turning point for me and my blog.

Thank you Marina Rinaldi! #WomenAreBack!

plus size fashion at Chic and Curvy Boutique


  1. Susan

    September 26, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    so where do we buy marina rinaldi? they don’t seem to sell online?

    • Marie Denee

      September 26, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      They have two US stores (LA, and NY) , and they are working on an online store! Stay tuned!

      • Susan

        September 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM

        well at least now i know i’m not insane. that’s always been the most frustrating thing about this brand. so many advertisments and no way to get it. congrats though.

      • Marie Denee

        September 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM

        TRUST, when it launches, I will be yelling from the mountaintops… 🙂

      • Susan

        September 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        just tell them to have a big sale ane includ size 28

  2. BlogToBeAlive79

    September 26, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    The pictures are beautiful! Congrats again! 🙂

    • Marie Denee

      September 26, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Sooo humbled and honored! Thank you madame!

  3. Zadry Ferrer-Geddes

    September 26, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Gorgeous pictures Marie! and this is definitely amazing…Congratulations to you sweetie and all the other lovely ladies that a part of this great project! xo

    • Marie Denee

      September 26, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      XOXOXOXO Thank you! Appreciate it!

  4. Ciaa

    September 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Gorgeous ladies

  5. Donna

    September 26, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Awesome and amazing! Beautiful photos of each of you! Nice to see curves in such gorgeous stages of being! Congrats!

  6. jamie litt

    September 26, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    You look amazing!!!

  7. Susan

    September 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    hey if there is anyone i trust in the curvy fashion world its you… so come to philly!!!!!

    • Marie Denee

      September 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      Heheheh 🙂

      • Susan

        September 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM

        Cocktails darling, cocktails!

  8. Susan

    September 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    HEy when they DO launch online please make sure they include size 28 and a SALE or affordable stuff; too

    • Jacquie G

      September 27, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      While I agree on sizing that doesn’t stop at 24, I think we all need to stop & redefine ‘affordable’.
      Remember, for years Curvy Women have been forced to shop at discount or ‘trend’ driven stores because that’s all that had our sizes. We became accustomed to paying bargain prices … But we got what we paid for.
      I don’t think I ever realized the extent until I bought my first Igigi dress & saw what I was missing in terms of fabric, cut, stitching. You can feel the difference & it was worth every penny.
      I started saving for the good stuff. I’m worth it. I look for sales when I can, but if I don’t find ’em…oh well. I deserve nice clothes that’ll last. I just didn’t know they existed before!
      I think as a group, we have a ways to travel to change our collective mindset. If we want great designer clothes just like everyone else, we have to be willing to pay for them. We’re not shopping at WallyWorld for everything anymore & I for one, am eternally grateful!

      • Marie Denee

        September 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        Thank you for your words Jacquie!

  9. That girl MEL!

    September 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    YES!!! All the yes!!!!

  10. That girl MEL!

    September 26, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    And I’m happy to find some more curvy girls to follow.

  11. Patranila

    September 27, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    Congratulations Marie! I saw clips and photos a few weeks back over on Girl With Curves and was excited to see what all the hullabaloo was about. Love the campaign! #WomenAreBack! F* Yeah we are!

  12. Jacquie G

    September 27, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Congratulations! The only thing I would have loved to see from a personal pride standpoint is a Canadian Blogger in the mix … Someone like Karyn Johnson from Killer Kurves comes to mind, although I’m sure there are more who could fit the bill.
    …One day, we’ll own the marketplace (as we should), but this is a pretty awesome victory!

    • Marie Denee

      September 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM

      You know what? I dont think they have a store there… I think? Maybe this is why?

      • Jacquie G

        September 27, 2013 at 3:42 PM

        Makes a lot of sense!

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