Monday, 21 February 2011

Voluptuous Vixen of the week

This week’s  Voluptuous Vixen is  Relebogile Mabotja. She's a South African actress, singer and presenter, known for her role in Zone 14 as Regina.
 She’s a natural performer who’s received many awards during her school years for Drama and for her beautiful voice. She was selected as a member of the National Youth Choir of South Africa for three consecutive years. In 2003 she was cast in one of the principal roles in the stage production of Fame -The Musical under Australian director David Atkins. She was nominated for her role in the show at the Naledi Awards of 2004 in the categories of Best Newcomer Female and Best Female in a Musical. The production also gave her the opportunity to perform at the opening of the 46664 Concert at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and, again, at the Dinner Banquet alongside Mara Louw, Shelley Meskin and Jo Redburn.

This woman is a triple threat, singer, actress and presenter. More importantly she’s a phenomenal plus size fashionista. Here are some pictures of her. She’s a true beauty. 

This dress is gorgeous, she looks great in it. 

She looks gorgeous in this animal print top and the red lips are wowza!

 Three pictures for this weeks triple threat.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed reading. 
Signing out: the bountifully blessed Voluptuous Vixen


Sunday, 20 February 2011



Finally an outfit of the day from me, this is what I call my freak ‘em dress! I wore this out for drinks with a good friend of mine, really wanted to take pics of me and her but the drinks and conversation got the better of me and I totally forgot. We were celebrating her departure, she’s leaving South Africa for a while, she’s gonna be working on a cruise ship. I’m totally jealous, she gets to make loads of money while she travels world. That’s totally awesome! I’m really proud of her. 
These are pics I took before my friend came to pick me up. Love this dress, love the way I look in it, just really have to do something about my knees. Am trying guys.

I am crazy about animal prints and I love this belt of mine. It’s a great accessory for any outfit. I’m definitely planning on increasing my collection of animal prints.
Thanks for stopping by.
Signing out: the bountifully blessed Voluptuous Vixen


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Dear Black Girl,

The big, round ass ­- also known as the booty, junk in the trunk, and in South African - e reverse zo mhlaba­ - is to black women what air is to human beings. It is very important in our definition of the ideal body image. What is almost as important is the ample bosom; but it does not rank quite as highly.

In traditional African culture the buxom body has been associated with health, wealth and status, and for decades it was the preferred body type and in some African countries like Mauritania it still is.  However,   with modernization and different cultural influences the curvy body and the ample butt slowly lost their acclaim as ‘the powers that be’ purported that thinner equal’s beauty.  

African women have always had the booty even when it was not fashionable, right now the big booty is the newest fashion trend, and I feel like it’s about time  the world falls in line. People are buying booty pads to plump up their ass, which m HILARIOUS to me! Some people have surgical procedures done on their asses, and that is not funny to me because some women lose their lives to such procedures.

To whom do we owe this ass-olution (ass revolution)? Jennifer Lopez!

 She came out at the 2000 Grammy’s in that figure hugging green dress she was fabulous, sexy and unapologetic about her phat ass. Compared to the average African woman her ass is a modest 4 on the ass-o-meter, and it saddens me that it took for Jlo to flaunt her assets for the world to start appreciating something that African women have had for decades. However I feel as African women there is a lot that we can learn from her, she was unapologetic about her body, and she didn’t wait for anyone to affirm her. It is that audacity of her confidence that would not relent even in the face constant onslaughts on the curvy body that we need to master.

Its very hard being a black woman in the world, there are continuous attacks on the black woman. Its either your skin is not light enough, your hair is not wavy enough, your features’ are too prominent, you are too fat or you are too black! Moral of my story is, black woman love yourself, because the big ass, the plus size frame, the ample bosom, these are things you’ve had forever!  Let’s not wait for the world to sing our praises, let’s appreciate ourselves now.

I feel very good about the fact that the world has now gone onto this new booty trend, I’m equally happy about this new plus size revolution it feels like a victory for big women everywhere. Finally, the everyday woman gets to be a victor! Finally, the average woman is celebrated! Hooray!

Signing out: the bountifully blessed Voluptuous Vixen



Ok, so two weeks ago I put up my first post, I’ve been meaning to write a  follow up post for days now, but I’ve been swamped with work and some of life’s difficulties. I’m trying to buy a car but it’s been very difficult with all the red tape and all the hoops the banks want me to jump through. So for now, I’m gonna try forget about those issues, and focus more on this blog. I really wanna make a success of it. 
Signing out: the bountifully blessed Voluptuous Vixen