Fat, Sexy Bodies In The Media – it’s about time!

Jeanette in best seller satin chemiseCurvy Girl Lingerie Hosts Cover Girl Photo Project

Curvy Girl Lingerie Shows Women are Sexy at Any Size

San Jose, CA (October 14, 2014) – Curvy Girl Lingerie, the first plus-size lingerie store in the country, is showing women that they can be sexy at any size through its brand new Cover Girl Photo Project. Instead of photos of professional models, Curvy Girl will post pictures of ‘regular’ women in their lingerie, giving website visitors and social media followers genuine examples of curvy beauty, in addition to more realistic representations of how the store’s merchandise may look on them. At least a dozen of the photos will also be used to create an exclusive ‘Sexy at Any Size’ calendar.

“We want to have ALL women represented on our website,” explained Curvy Girl’s owner, Chrystal Bougon. “We will be doing MANY more photo shoots with many more curvy women; we want to see ALL races, ethnicity, age and abilities represented on our website and our social media properties.”

Bougon strongly believes that all bodies are beautiful, and her campaign to embrace sexy at any size is empowering other women. Since beginning this campaign, she’s received feedback from plus-size women excited ‘regular’ models that look just like them are finally proving you can be large and beautiful, and that Curvy Girl is showing everyone that sexy women come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

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Perception of Beauty and Sexuality

We are having a 5 week seminar at Curvy Girl and my friend and LMFT Cynthia Marie Haartman will be leading the seminar. I will not be there for the group sessions, but they will be held at Curvy Girl. (Nov. 4th through Dec. 2nd.)

This is a hot button issue for many of my customers and friends. When Cynthia mentioned she was looking for a space to hold this seminar, I told her if she did the seminar after hours, she should do it at our boutique. I am sure there will be a lot of interest. The 5 week series is $190 and you can email or call Cynthia to RSVP and hold your spot. (Her info here: www.cynthiahaartmanmft.comchaartmanmft@gmail.com, Tel:408-930-1220.)

What will you learn from the seminar and walk away with?

-better understanding of each of our individual and unique selves; why we act the way we do, and how we can use those those strengths to our advantage

-creative expression and tapping into playfulness

-new insight and gain perspective on individual situations, what works and what doesn’t

-we will work towards acceptance and forgiveness, and gentleness with ourselves, as well as identifying things in our life we DO have control over and can change

-reframing negative self talk, and reframing negative beliefs and assumptions about our bodies, beauty, and sexuality

-positive support from group members

-a toolbox of coping skills and self care techniques

-positive communication skills (in talking with self and others), and learning to ask for what we needs (again, from self and others)

-learning to reframe negative self talk

I hope you will sign up ! Be sure to call Cynthia asap so you can save your spot in the group.

Perception of Beauty


Would you like to send in a photo for our Cover Girl campaign?


Curvy Girl

Hi there,

I am sure you have heard / read so many things about our Curvy Girl Lingerie Cover Girl Project by now. And, we are trying hard to INCLUDE everyone. I wrote a blog about the “3 Ways You Can Become a Curvy Girl Model” but I wanted to clarify the option we are calling our “far flung cover girls.” And, when I say everyone – I do mean EVERYONE.  We want to see women –  and people who identify as women – of all races, ethnicity, abilities and ages on our website and from all of you. You can be pregnant or not. Just EVERYONE. Size 12 to size 28. (Those are the sizes that our lingerie fits.)

If you are not local, you can send us a HIGH RESOLUTION photo of yourself in our lingerie.  You do not have to BUY it from us. You can buy it anywhere, but do check our website to make sure it’s something that we do sell.   Our plus size lingerie store is http://shop.curvygirlinc.com     So, if you own it, perfect. If you need to buy one, that works, too.  You can use the code fbfan for $10 off if you buy it from us.

So here are the guidelines for sending us your photo. (And this is an ongoing project. NO deadline.)

1. Wear something we sell or something you bought from us. (But you can buy it anywhere.)  (  http://shop.curvygirlinc.com )

2. Have a friend take the pic for you. Selfies will not work on our website and for this project.

3. The resolution needs to be 800 x 800 at the very minimum.

4.  Keep the background simple. We prefer white. But, most important is that the back ground be VERY simple and plain. We want the focus on you and the lingerie.

5. You do not have to hire a make up artist or hair person, but your hair and make up should look very polished and pretty. This is going on our website.

6. Once you have your photo, email it to us at CurvyGirlInc@gmail.com and put the words “far flung cover girl” in the subject.

7.  We will need you to send back a “release” allowing us to use your photo.

That’s it! Any questions?

We can’t wait to see you rocking your sexy lingerie!

Sincerely, Chrystal Bougon

p.s. You can BUY your way onto our website, too. For a $350 donation, we will arrange to have your hair and make up done and fit you for a piece of lingerie. Once we schedule a date and time, we will hire our photographer and take some professional pics!. Here is the GO FUND ME link, if you are local and want to do it.