Curvy fashionista Marie Denee has a mission – to bring contemporary, sophisticated, edgy fashions to plus size women. This dynamo Oakland resident is doing just that with her plus size blog and her on line plus size boutique.
In 2008 Ms. Denee finished up her MBA and realized she had gathered a lot of specific information about plus size retail. “For my MBA research I focused on the plus size industry,” explains the perky Ms. Denee. “When I finished my degree I realized I have all this valuable information that I need to share.” She began blogging and quickly became a top resource for the plus size community.
After losing her retail job earlier this year, Ms. Denee decided the time was right for her to, “Step out on faith and do my own thing.” On September 30, 2009 she launched - marie.denee.com - a unique on line boutique offering quality designer fashions and accessories for women beyond a size 12. “As a curvy woman myself, I want the same level of quality you see in high end stores to come in my size,” says Ms. Denee.
In addition to running her new on line business, Ms. Denee keeps up with her popular blog and writes a plus size column for Examiner.com. She is also very busy in the plus size community attending events and offering any assistance needed. Currently she's helping to plan a plus size fashion show called Kiss the Curves scheduled for February and she’ll be participating as a blogger in Full Figured Fashion Week, coming up next June in New York.
Check out Ms. Denee’s on line boutique: http://www.mariedenee.com/ (20% off for the holidays)
Examiner.com column: http://www.examiner.com/x-8360-SF-Plussize-Fashion-Examine