Chamein Canton is a native New Yorker and long time "big girl" This 18 year cancer survivor has had MS for 17 years. A graduate of Empire State College, she's written 7 curve friendly fiction and nonfiction books including Not His Type (Indigo) Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best African American Romance, Bliss Inc., The More Things Change, Waiting for Mr. Darcy, Mixed Reality and I Take This Woman. Down That Aisle In Style A Wedding Guide For Full Figured Women was originally a hardcover book published in November 2006.
She spends her time between New York City with fiance Michael Bressler and Amityville, Long Island. She's also the mother to twin adult sons, Sean and Scott.
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March 17th, 2014
Online Bridal Gown Buyer Beware!
A wedding gown is the purchase of a lifetime.
Many of us have dreamed of the perfect bridal gown so sweet it’s practically candy. Although shopping online has its advantages, there are a number of pitfalls that [...]
January 21st, 2014
Bridal Inspiration From The 2014 Golden Globes
The Golden Globes ushers in Hollywood’s award season.
The stars put their best foot forward. Sunday’s red carpet featured silhouettes for all body shapes and sizes. Curvy women are quick to go with the A-Line Silhouette. [...]
November 6th, 2013
Up & Coming Bridal Websites To Watch & Bookmark
Bridal Consultant Chamein Canton, is always on the lookout for new and useful bridal websites and she likes these two. Here’s why!
In addition to all the shows, I had an opportunity to meet with up and coming [...]
October 18th, 2013
Curvy Brides Get The La Dolce Vita Treatment By Wtoo
It’s bridal market week in New York.
There’s a flurry of activity among designers to present their Spring 2014 collection to buyers and the press.
Held for the second year at the Hilton Hotel on 6th Avenue, [...]
August 19th, 2013
Is There A Rule Book For Second Plus Time Around Brides?
People love second helpings of a favorite meal or dessert and we’ve all heard the saying that the second or third time is the charm.
Yet many couples who are about to take their second walk down the aisle are faced [...]
July 1st, 2013
Curvy Women Deserve Mirror Time In The Bridal Salon And Beyond
Don’t call it a comeback.
I’ve been here for years is the opening line for L.L. Cool J’s classic “Mama said Knock You Out”.
The song lyric is quite appropriate like the article in the Huffington Post [...]
June 24th, 2013
Bridal Shoes: High Heels On The Stairway to Wedding Bliss
It’s been 15 years since Sex and The City changed the way women looked at fashion and particularly shoes.
We were introduced to Jimmy Choos, Manolos and Christian Loubitin. Who can forget the episode A Woman’s Right [...]
April 22nd, 2013
Morning Shows: Helping Or Hurting Women’s Self Esteem?
Women comprise the largest audience of viewers for morning television in that coveted 18-54 demographic.
It’s the reason that the first half hour of hard hitting national news morphs into lifestyle segments for [...]
April 8th, 2013
Shopping For Your Bridal Gown Online: Is It A Do Or Don’t?
Today, we can’t imagine our lives without the Internet.
It’s convenient People use it to do everything from banking to taking college classes with a few clicks of a mouse. It frees us to live our lives [...]
March 19th, 2013
The Ecstasy & Agony Of Bridal Gown Shopping: How To Find Bliss
The first day of spring it’s also the beginning of wedding season.
Brides that live in warmer climates or have planned a tropical destination wedding are ready to walk down the aisle as March decides if it will [...]
March 11th, 2013
Cues From Oscar’s Red Carpet For Your Red Carpet Moment
Well the award season is officially over.
The fashion police have put their red carpet awards and citations away until next year. However, as with many things, there were lessons to be learned from watching the stars [...]
February 27th, 2013
As Wedding Magazines & Bridal Designers/Companies Compete Is The Answer Right Under Their Nose?
News flash: the plus-size shopper is an aspirational shopper, too.
This isn’t new information to the majority of women in the US who wear a size a size 14. However, we are often at the back of the fashion bus. Manufacturers [...]
February 25th, 2013
Curves and Couture Can Live Happily Ever After
As a wedding consultant, I have seen how full figured brides psych themselves out.
Many believe couture is something reserved for the rich and thin. However, this simply isn’t the case. Curves and couture make perfect [...]
February 19th, 2013
Down That Aisle: The Bridal Concierge
You don’t have to be the perfect size to find romance or the perfect wedding gown.
Of the 2.4 million weddings in 2011 approximately 36% brides were considered curvy (sizes 12, 14 16 and up). The number is expected [...]