The 91st Academy Awards just wrapped up a big year! I was personally so excited to see all the amazing winners of color, like Spike Lee (finally!) Ruth Carter, Regina King, and Mahershala Ali. The highlight for me was Lady Gaga winning the Oscar for Best Original Song for the heartfelt “Shallow” from the movie, A Star is Born. I cry every time I hear … Continue reading My Oscar Week Gifting Lounge Swag Haul!
In “Lip Lady Fab’s 5 Step Guide to Loving Your Legs After a Lipedema Diagnosis,” you’ll discover:
How I went from being nearly bed-ridden and suicidal, to loving my big fat legs and losing approximately 45lbs
I’ll share my journey with enrolling my family and my primary doctor into my treatment plan, seeking out therapists and a surgeon
How I began eating healthier and got off my depressed butt to create a regular workout routine
How I managed to motivate myself to embark on this journey when I felt so alone and depressed
I truly hope that everyone who reads the book enjoys learning about my journey, and what brought me to a healthier place mentally and physically after finding out I had the condition.
I’ve got a confession to make, girls. I’ve been beating myself up EVERYDAY for not blogging more and really getting this site going. I’ve also been beating myself up for not being the most compliant Lipedema patient. This has got to stop! I intend to use June and Lipedema Awareness Month as my opportunity to release the self-beat up about my fat legs and my blog in more ways than one! Continue reading I’m Kissing Self-Beat Up Good-bye for Lipedema Awareness Month!!
Hi FABulous Lippy Sisters! Well, 2017 is off to an amazing start! I’m so excited to share with you this special interview I was invited to give for JKODD Media’s newest series, A Model’s Life! In this 6 minute online reality series I talk about my experiences growing up with Lipedema, how I learned to love my body, and my new adventures in plus size … Continue reading Lip Lady FAB Crystal Willis Shares Her Lipedema Journey and Talks Plus Modeling on A MODEL’S LIFE by JKODD Media
Hello my fabulous Lip Ladies! I’ve missed you! As I sit here writing to you, I am sipping an iced mocha in the beautiful island of BALI! I’ll admit I’ve been a bit MIA. I was going through a lot of personal challenges, including a divorce and a career shift. I have great news though, and that is I have decided to work for myself … Continue reading Lip Lady FAB Travels to Eat, Pray, Love in Southeast Asia!
Marie Claire Magazine describes the challenges faced when trying to lose weight, seeking a Lipedema diagnosis, and the struggle of managing and treating the condition. I share my story with over 1 million print subscribers and countless women online (the site will publish the article online soon). I hope women who identify with our stories are able to seek out the support and treatment they need, and can gain hope from my successes in managing my Lipedema. Continue reading The Secret Reason Why You Can’t Lose Weight: Marie Claire Lipedema Cover Story In October 2015 Issue! On Newsstands Now!
Remember how I told you that “Sexy” is a state of mind? Well, it sure is, but you have got to get out of those baggy clothes girls!! Get out of boring black and try some color! EMBRACE THAT WAIST, and work those curves honey! I stumbled on this super trendy plus-sized boutique called Chic & Curvy Fashions! They have some great knee-length and floor length dresses, jumpsuits, tops, and more that are incredible sexy and will accentuate that waist! Continue reading LipLady FAB Approves: “Chic & Curvy” Offers Sexy Plus-Size Fashions! Yes Honey!
Ladies! Many of us are shy about baring our arms, so you’re not alone. But, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your cool and sass for a frumpy black cover up!! Here are some fresh and trendy ideas that will accentuate your waist and give you the camouflage you desire in one of Spring’s hottest trends, the CROP!! Pair any of these affordable and … Continue reading Cool Crop Jackets and Cardigans For Arm Confidence at any Size!
Ladies, it time to reignite the flame with one of the hottest spring and summer trends: Prints! The runways were peppered with floral, tribal, abstract, and polka dot prints. Shake it up from your boring blacks and solids and show some pizzazz! Many Lip Ladies and pleasantly plus women are afraid to try prints for fear it will make them appear larger! Yet, when done … Continue reading Reignite a Passion For Prints this Spring; Lip Lady Spring 2014 Trend Alert!
Spring is in full swing, and us Lip Ladies are loving that the wide leg fashion trend is back! Beautiful whites, creams, and bright colors are all in season, and this flattering cut allows us to complement our hourglass shapes while not constricting circulation. To create a gorgeous silhouette, pair flowing fabrics like linen, silk, and crepe with basic fitted tops like a tank, button … Continue reading Spring 2014 Lip Lady Trends: Wide Leg Trousers