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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What I Wore: Full Figured Fashion Week Atlanta Casting 2016

All Black Everything! Off Shoulder Body Suit and Faux Leather Joggers | Asos 

Hey Diva,
So...this past weekend, I attended the Atlanta casting for Full Figured Fashion Week where I auditioned for a spot on the runway in New York city this summer! Now in it's seventh year, Full Figured Fashion Week is the HAUTEST fashion affair catering to the plus size industry.
Hundreds of plus models from all over the country audition every year for one of the coveted spots on the runway during Full Figured Fashion Week. Only a handful are chosen and this year, I decided to give it a shot! 

Plus Model / Pageant Queen ChaKiva Latrell
For my audition, I wore a super cute but simple off the shoulder body suit and leather joggers by Asos. Both pieces fit me perfectly,  I am very pleased. The leather joggers are from the Asos Curve collection and I must say, they do hug my curves just right!


 

For my audition, I wanted a look that was chic and effortless. But it also had to be SIMPLE which is a hard concept for me to grasp sometimes. I will be the first to admit that I am "extra" and I usually go overboard! I don't mean to...I just can't help it sometimes, LOL!  Luckily for me, I now have real friends that pull me back in when I start to "go there".



Auditions for Full Figured Fashion Week will go on through the end of March and the producers will be traveling to various cities looking for the HAUTEST plus models. Just hope I make the cut.




Until next time,



Smooches!
Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva

IG: @chakivalatrell
FB: ChaKiva Latrell
Twitter: The Spoiled Diva
YouTube: The Spoiled Diva



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Slink Jeans Love Your Body Model Search



Hey Diva!

Have you heard? A couple of months ago, Slink Jeans, in partnership with Plus Model Magazine and True Model Management, announced the Love Your Body Model Search. Curvy cuties around the world were asked to submit a 60 second video in which they shared their body positive message and what it means to be a Slink Woman. Check out some of the videos here!

Slink Model Search Videos

The top 3 finalists will earn product and one person will earn a one year contract with True Model NYC along with a $2,500 cash grant from SLINK Jeans to advance your career.


The extra cool part is that everyone who participates will help raise awareness about the Body Positive Revolution.


The contest is open until January 29, 2016 so there is still time to enter! Visit Slink Jean online at www.slinkjeans.com to share your body positive message.


Until next time,



Smooches!
Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva

IG: @chakivalatrell
FB: ChaKiva Latrell
Twitter: The Spoiled Diva
YouTube: The Spoiled Diva



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Top Trends for 2016: The Pencil Skirt


Faux Leather Trim Stripe Pencil Skirt | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder
Hey Diva,

Welcome to 2016 and yet another year filled with style! First up on my list of must haves is the pencil skirt, actually it's always going to be on my list. If you haven't already, I strongly suggest you get a few for your wardrobe. As mentioned before, the pencil skirt is so effortless, so versatile, so perfect for every body-type...you'd be doing yourself a favor!

Faux Leather Trim Brown /Black Animal Print Pencil Skirt | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder



I love the faux leather trim pencil skirts by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder. The skirt hugs my curves beautifully and I know it will look just as great on you! There are three different print choices available now with more to come. Sizes from XS - 2XL with plus size and custom sizing also available. Get them online at www.spoileddivaonline.com

Faux Leather Trim Geo Print Pencil Skirt | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder


So diva, tell me...how many pencil skirts do you have in your wardrobe?

Until next time,



Smooches!
Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva

IG: @chakivalatrell
FB: ChaKiva Latrell
Twitter: The Spoiled Diva
YouTube: The Spoiled Diva



Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Favorite Makeup looks and Makeup Artists of 2015

Hey Diva,

So...here we are, at the end of another year! I sure hope yours was divine and full of purpose and bliss. This year, I thought it would be fun to countdown some of my personal faves of 2015 starting with my favorite makeup looks and my favorite makeup artists.

Playing with contour and highlight with a glossy wine lip | Photo: StudioPrimetime
I love makeup, and when properly applied, it should elevate your overall appearance. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you should cover your natural beauty, but there's certainly nothing wrong with enhancing it.

Trying my hand at a smokey eye with winged eye-liner and plum lip 
Now, if you are not sure how to properly apply makeup...well, shame on you! Because with all the YouTube videos and tutorials floating around there really isn't an excuse in this day and age. Everyone should know how to do a basic face. Sorry diva, I'm just being honest. It took me awhile, but I learned how to give my self a pretty good "beat down" if I may toot my own horn. I don't always have access to a professional, so it helps to be able to DIY!

Getting into the white eyeliner, goes nicely with the bold red lip
But if you simply can not...don't fret my dear. For there are tons of amazing makeup artists out here that can easily help you release your inner diva! Here are some of my personal favorites.

First up is my number one fave, Shalawn aka Beauty Architect. She was one of the first artists I worked with when I moved to Atlanta! She gave me all of my winning looks back when won the title of Ms. Georgia Plus America 2013. She also did my make-up when I competed for the national title.


Makeup by The Beauty Architect

Another of my personal faves is Alex Butler. Her work is astounding and although I've never been graced by her hands, I can tell she is a true professional all around!


Next up is  Fred 4 Face. I met him during the Heavenly Angels mentorship program presented by Dr. Heavenly of Married to Medicine earlier this year. He has an amazingly beautiful spirit and is uber talented.  He was on hand to share his expertise in the area of skincare and makeup artistry and I was thrilled to soak up every bit of knowledge he provided.


With Fred 4 Face , Heavenly Kimes and Toya Bush-Harris of Married to Medicine

Finally on my list is an artist I've never met personally, however her work is undeniably beautiful. As a matter of fact, when I came across one of her photo's on Instagram, I thought she was a Barbie doll! I had to do a double take because she was just so gorgeous. Anyway, her name is Brittanie Evans and I will certainly be checking for more of her talent in the new year!


So...who are some of your favorite makeup artists? Who would you love to have "paint" your face?

Until next time,



Smooches!
Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva

IG: @chakivalatrell
FB: ChaKiva Latrell
Twitter: The Spoiled Diva
YouTube: The Spoiled Diva

Neutral eye with bold red lip



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Style and Flair in the New Year

Animal Print Layered Midi | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Hey Diva
Get into this layered Midi Skirt by Spoiled Diva by CL Felder. It's such a HAUTE addition to the collection! Get it here.
Model | ChaKiva Latrell

The skirt features an metallic animal printed fabric over a solid shantung for dimension and flair!



Styling options are endless, I'd love to see how my diva's rock this skirt. Available in sizes XS - 2XL. Use promo code SD2015 at checkout for special savings. www.spoileddivaonline.com



Until next time.



Smooches,
Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram: @chakivalatrell




Tuesday, December 22, 2015

How to rock a maxi skirt...the Spoiled Diva way

Bow Maxi Skirt | Spoiled Diva by CL Felder

Hey Diva!
I just can’t begin to express how much I love maxi skirts. I know you have heard it before but when I tell you it’s effortless glam, I really mean it! Not to mention that a maxi skirt looks great on every body-type. Think about it for a minute…go ahead, I’ll wait.

Model | ChaKiva Felder
I’m sure you can find cute maxi skirts in every nook and cranny of the earth, however none compares to a Spoiled Diva by CL Felder maxi skirt. Maybe I’m partial but you can always find out for yourself, right?


This elegant maxi skirt by Spoiled Diva is floor length and has a full, dramatic sweep...they don't skimp on the fabric. This means you can be gone with the wind fabulous and float around like a goddess! The skirt has a removable bow sash for added styling options and is available in a dozen other colors. Get it here!


Now through the end of the year, use promo code SD2015 at checkout for a special savings, www.spoileddivaonline.com.
Until next time.



Smooches,
Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram: @chakivalatrell




Saturday, December 19, 2015

Miss Universe 2015 - Top Picks

Hey Diva,

Have you heard...it's Miss Universe 2015 weekend! The final night competition will air on Sunday December 20, 2015 at 7pm EST live from Las Vegas where a new Miss Universe will be crowned.


Every year, young women from around the globe compete for this prestigious title and as you can imagine, it's quite competitive. The whole production is absolutely breathtaking with elaborate costumes, stunning gowns and a HAUTE swimwear competition.

Oh, and in case you are wondering... no, Donald Trump no longer owns the Miss Universe Organization. Trump sold the pageant back in September of 2015. I'm sure you read all about the controversy surrounding that but in case you missed it, you can catch up here

The preliminary competition happened earlier this week and those scores will determine who makes it to the finals which airs on Sunday! If you  missed it, you can catch it here.


Here are my personal faves, I'll call them Kivas Divas! There were quite a few but these ladies are my top picks based on my criteria of simply being fearless, fly and fabulous with both inner and outer beauty!

Bahamas



Ecuador



France




Haiti



Indonesia



Japan



Myanmar



South Africa



Tanzania



Vietnam



I wonder if any of my top picks will make it to the finals. You better believe I will be watching to find out! Who are your faves? Will you even be watching? What are your thoughts on pageantry?

Until next time.



Smooches,
Cha'Kiva Latrell aka The Spoiled Diva
Follow me on Instagram: @chakivalatrell