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WELCOME TO Haute Curvy Woman For Plus Sized Women and Teens

Welcome to Haute Curvy Woman.com for Plus Sized Women and Teens

Hi everyone!  Hello Flippa!

Welcome to my blog –  Haute Curvy Woman.com – a great resource for Plus Sized Women and Teens!


So…pull up a chair, get some coffee and browse through our blog, beauty reviews, and much more.

We welcome all opinions and would love to hear about your favorites, your questions and your reviews.

Thank you so much to all who have been following me and Haute Curvy Woman since October, 2011 and to all my new followers.




***(The beautiful model photo in the header is by the wonderfully talented Sean Cox Photography at seancoxphotography.com)


15 Shop Stop: Plus Sized Fashions All Under $15.00

Go to 15 ShopStop for Plus Sized Fashions All Under $15.00

I am so happy to introduce you to the newest, most amazing site in the Plus Size Fashion World and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

All those chic styles that you’ve loved and coveted are here:  The aztec prints, the gorgeous cardigans, the maxi skirts. At 15 shop stop,  you will have your choice in patterns and colors all under $15.00.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Aztec Chevron Teal / Coral Plus Size Dress


Description“Show off those lovely curves and let this scoop-neck plus size dress hug perfectly around your body for a figure flattering smooth fit.”

This dress sells for $14.99 and comes in sizes 1X, 2X, 3X.

Long Baby Blue Plus Size Maxi Skirt


Description:   Baby Blue Figure Fitting Long Maxi Skirt

This comes in sizes 1X, 2X and 3X and sells for $7.99.

Open Front Plus Infinity Drape Top

infinity1infinity2These Infinity Drape Tops come in an assortment of colors, including pink, white, turquoise, gray and more.

These sell for $9.99 each and come in sizes 1X, 2X and 3X.


Chevron Blue-Tone Plus Size Palazzo Pants

shopstoppantsDescription:  “At 15ShopStop.com we make a whole range of Regular and Plus Size Palazzo Pants. From Abstract to Animal Prints and almost everything in between…”

These cost $9.99 and come in various colors and come in sizes 1X, 2X and 3X.

They have a great Size Guide and I’ve been told by a representative of the company that their clothing runs true to size.

15Shopstop is just beginning to really grow and what better way to build your wardrobe than using some of these great wardrobe staples.

The site is international and their clothing is sold all over the world.

As plus sized women, we pay a premium for finding clothing that fits us. Finally, we can also have affordable great fashions.

If you’re not plus-sized, don’t fret: there is also regular sized clothing.

15shopstop is giving us choices that don’t make a huge dent in our wallets.

It’s really a fun site with weekly contests you’re going to love.

Extra points for BEING MADE IN THE USA!

Here’s the numbers:

Website:  http://www.15shopstop.com/



****I have not been compensated in any way to write this review. As usual, this post is written by me and reflect my own beliefs.

Happy Shopping!




Just Diagnosed with Colitis: Sick as a Dog

Last Sunday I finished my dinner and proceeded to get as sick as I’ve ever been in my life!

Sorry I’ve been away for a while. Health issues again, I’m afraid.


Last Sunday, I had, Ironically, made a healthy dish for supper.

My husband likes to eat at 4:30 p.m, he goes to bed early, thus, by 10:00 p.m., I’m starving.


I went into the refrigerator and pulled some of the leftovers out and had a few bites, put it away and within 10 minutes, I had that feeling you get where you know there’s going to be a long night – i.e. vomitting.



As my husband was sleeping, I made it to the toilet and just threw up… and threw up… and threw up.  I could not believe that I had that much in me. I was so loud that eventually my husband heard me and got up.

I laid down on the bathroom floor. If you know me, you know how much OCD I have. I plan my day around not having to use a public bathroom. That includes my own bathroom floor.

As I was laying on the floor, I continued to throw up three more times right on the floor. I couldn’t even raise my head enough to get to the toilet.

My husband brought me the smallest cold compress in the world; a handkerchief with cold water which I just swatted away.


I thought maybe it was food poisoning but my husband wasn’t sick at all.

I was sweating, having horrible cramps and just really, really ill.

Finally, I fell into bed only to get up 3 hours later in excruciating pain. I was doubled over.   I had to get some pain relief. My husband drove me to the E.R. at 6 a.m. and I finally got into a room about 7:30 a.m.



They gave me something for the pain (morphine) and the nausea and they took me for a ct scan,

Also, after they gave me the pain medication, this stupid 23 year old goth kid stomps in and starts talking really loudly about taking me for my CT scan and he really killed my buzz. I mean, is he brain dead?

Long story short:  I have colitis.

What is colitis you may ask? According to medicinenet.com:

Colitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and can be associated with diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, and blood in the stool. This inflammation may be due to a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • infection,
  • loss of blood supply to the colon,
  • inflammatory bowel disease, and
  • invasion of the colon wall with lymphocytic white blood cells or collagen

I would not have guessed I had that. I was thinking more along the lines of an infected gallbladder.

Now, I am on 2 types of antibiotics and another pill that I’m not sure what it’s for and I’m just really wanting to stay in bed.

So, here I sit, trying to put together a meal plan.

I don’t feel good, but I’m more worried about what comes next. Will I have to have another colonoscopy as before?

I still don’t have much of an appetite and not looking forward to the test I have next week:   a bladder washing to make sure there are no more “suspicious” cells on my bladder.

The good times just keep coming.

My husband, having had his gallbladder out recently, is also going through the “what can we eat that won’t make us sick?”

Whichever one of us feels better goes to the store and try to get in some rations.

So, that’s my health update.

I just ate 1/2 of a sandwich and I’m waiting to see how my stomach handles it.

If you have any experience with colitis, I would love some feedback.


kim kardashian cut her hair and I think I know why

The Big News Today was Kim Kardashian’s Haircut!


I absolutely love it!!!

The new haircut just really frames her face well and brings out her eyes.

As an aside:  What I’m having trouble getting around is how she carries all that hair and some heavily brocaded crap to wear without being, like, really sweaty.

Also, how does she look out of just one eye. I mean, doesn’t that hamper your peripheral vision at all?

I give her a month with this haircut before all the extensions are put back into place (altho, she does look like she’s bulked up her hair with extensions with the haircut).

Anyhoo…moving on. This is going to sound snarky, but I think I know why she did this:

Little sister, Kendall Jenner, is moving up in the ranks and getting the March cover for Allure , may just make Kim  a little worried that the 15 minutes on her famehood may just be coming to an end.

kendall jenner allure
Kendall Jenner’s picture on Allure is gorgeous!

So…with Kendall nipping at Kim’s Louboutin shoes, there needs to be a pretty good story to take the focus off Kendall. Hence…..THE HAIRCUT!

Then, of course there is Keily Jenner who is coming up in the ranks also.


The only thing I can think of for Kim and Kanye is to just step away quietly and take their disgusting furs with them. Maybe take it to Montana now and let the next generation take over.

Just kidding:  Kanye and Kim are the most self-absorbed people in the world.  They ain’t going nowhere.







The Haute Big & Tall Men Need Great Clothing Also

Here are some things I found for the Haute Big & Tall Men that visit my Site and some style ideas for their Partners to Buy For Their Men:

I know that the items I’ve listed can be prohibitively expensive; especially in this economic climate. However, I’m only using them as a gauge for a man to find clothing similar to these in much less expensive stores if needed.

First of all, I love the 6 Men’s Fashion Rules to Live By About.com 

However, first follow a couple of steadfast rules that I found helpful on the site artofmaniliness.com:

It’s true for any man, and doubly so for large men: the fit of your clothing is its most important quality.

The best clothes are ones that give a clear, clean, defined shape to the body. That puts suits, blazers, and sports coats right at the top of the list: these are going to “frame” the body and make it look neatly self-contained.

So steer clear of loose T-shirts, tank-tops, and baggy shorts. Those don’t look great on anyone, and on a heavyset man they’re especially unflattering. Shorts in general are worth avoiding, but if you do wear them, resist the temptation to go with long, baggy ones — your lower legs will look like skinny pegs in comparison, giving you a massively top-heavy appearance.

So, with that in mind, here are some great choices:


Ralph Lauren Terry Atlantic Crew Sweatshirt

Description: This crewneck sweatshirt is crafted from ultra-soft cotton-blend terry and features our signature embroidered pony

This great Ralph Lauren sweatshirt comes in a tremendous number of sizes and 4 different colors and sells for $125.

Ralph Lauren Classic-Fit Stripe Dress Shirt


This relaxed-fitting dress shirt is crafted from smooth cotton poplin and features a timeless striped pattern and our signature embroidered pony.

This shirt has some limitations in sizes, however, if you can find your size, this is on sale for $49.99 (down from $98.00.)


Cutter & Buck ‘Broadview’ Half Zip Sweater



This comes in Big  and Tall sizes.


  • True to size
  • Considered a Full fit; cut generously with extra room through the chest, armholes and sides
  • This sells for $92.00 and comes in 3 colors.

‘Magnum’ Belt


This belt comes in sizes 32-44 and sells for $150.00.


Jack Victor Classic Blazer


Description:  Exclusively for Rochester and brimming with four-season versatility, this pure wool blazer always presents a refined and appropriate statement. Tailored with a two-button front, back center vent, notched lapels, lower flap pockets and full lining. Dry clean. Imported.

This sells for $450.00.

Cole Haan® Air Grant Bit Mocs

rochestermocsDescription:  Stylish leather driver with iconic bit hardware. Handsewn last, concealed NIKE AIR Technology in heel, flexible sole with rubber nubs and heel protector. Imported.

These sell for $73.99.


Dickies® Men’s Diamond Quilted Nylon Jacket

targetdickieDescription:  Dickies has always been a trusted name in work wear, specifically Mens’ jackets that keep guys warm in tough weather. This quilted nylon jacket with hand-warmer pockets is water-repellent and water-resistant, has a quilted polyester fill with gray jersey backing, and a rib knit collar, cuff and back waist. Choose from Black or Dark Navy. 100% Nylon shell, 100% polyester fill. Polyester/Cotton lining.

This comes in sizes up to 5X Large and costs between $39.99 – $44.99.

Dickies® Men’s Loose Straight Fit Denim Carpenter Jean    

Description:  Comfort, function and durability combine in the Dickies Men’s Loose Fit Carpenter Jeans. Built with the working man in mind, these jeans are constructed with triple stitched seams and heavy duty denim fabric. Comfortable for everyday, these jeans feature an ultra-relaxed cut in the seat and thigh along with a roomy leg opening perfect for pairing with work boots. The pants feature classic carpenter jean detailing like belt loops, extra pockets and a hammer loop. Made of 100% cotton.

These sell for $28.99 – $31.99 and come in sizes up to 50 X 32.

Men’s MUK LUKS® Polysuede Moccasin with Flannel Lining – Brown
targetmuklukDescription: Mocassin slippers

  • Upper Constructions: Polyester
  • Outsole Construction: indoor/outdoor outsole; Thermoplastic Rubber
  • Other Features: Cushioned insole
  • Closure Style: Slip on
  • These sell for $24.00.

Additional Resources:

Newbie Fashion Tips for Grown-Up Men

101 Men’s Fashion Tips  – Great resource!!



p.s. – I’d love to get your ideas also for some great places for big and tall men to shop!



Vogue Wigs.Com – A Review!

I am doing my review today on Vogue Wigs.com as this Is probably my 4th Order With them and they are so Wonderful!

I have always discussed how important it is for GREAT customer service as this is what makes you come back and back to a site. Voguewigs.com has that great customer service.

I have alopecia areata , which is when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles.. My form of alopecia is the kind that hair falls out for months and then will start to grow out again. I may go through several different cycles a year. There are other types of alopecia whereby you can lose all the hair from your body.

I’m at the point that I really don’t want to go out someplace special without putting in my hair.

I was diagnosed with alopecia areata more than 20 years ago, However, this time was different.

Here’s my journey with alopecia in the last 16 months.

This is my hair right before I was losing it about a year and a half ago:


Not great hair, but I could go without a wig.

One day last year, I woke up to see a lot of hair on my pillow. I thought it was a reaction to a new medication, so I stopped the medication immediately. It made no difference.

The worst it got was the picture on the left. However, after months of different vitamin cocktails, my hair started to come back. I thought. However, once again, my hair fell out when I was in the hospital about 6 months ago. I later found out that my husband was cleaning out the drain in the shower with a tweezers from all the hair that fell out when I washed it.


I could really see so much scalp that I needed to go from my brown/black shade (which I loved) to more of this copper shade  which I thought would make it a little bit easier to keep up with as far as coloring my hair. I also thought the gaping scalp wouldn’t show so much. I did it myself as I don’t think any hairdresser would take a chance on my losing even more of my hair.

This is pretty much how my hair looks now without the dye in:


I knew exactly what I wanted to cover my scalp because I had bought this extension before when my hair was darker. Of course I went to my fave:  Vogue Wigs,com and it  arrived in a few days.

The easiVolume hair extensions were voted the “best volumizing extension on the market!”



Below is the extension on the inside; you can’t see them here, however there are 4 clips.  Just because I’m lazy, I only use 2-3 clips.




For additional security, pull your hair through the honeycomb base.( I didn’t even realize it had that feature until I did this review.)

Everytime that I have used Vogue Wigs, it has been pain-free and the customer service has been exceptional.

The product gets to your door really quickly and is packed very nicely.

I went on the vogue wigs.com webiste and picked the extension out in the beautiful color,’ Luscious Caramel’, and received it in a couple of days.

It was as pictured on the site, but it was too dark for me. (Totally my fault.) I never opened up the package  as I could tell right away that it was too dark.  I’ve had brown/black hair my whole life so I think I just went ahead and ordered my dark shade again.

I spoke to someone in Customer Service to see how to return the extension and if she had any suggestions on what I should order.  She made the recommendation that I might like the color ‘Root Beer Float’ which was sent right out to me and it came within about 3 days.

It was perfect! The color just really matched my new hair color. Here it is practically just out of the box and I loved it! My husband thought it was gorgeous! It just meshes in with my hair perfectly.


The way I usually wear my hair is fairly smoothed down as shown here:

voguewig45You can see that it’s just this beautiful sort of a copper color with blondish highlights. The official descrtiption:  Light Gold Brown (12) blended with Medium Brown Red. 

I wasn’t able to capture how really full and gorgeous the hairpiece is (I am the worst photographer),  however, there is a lot of hair and highlights and it’s just gorgeous.

Most important, it is soooo light. You forget you even have it on.

As usual, Vogue Wigs.com did not disappoint.

This is the 10″ easiVolume Human Hair Extension by easihair  a 1-piece extension applied in minutes with attached clips without causing damage to your own .  This extension also comes in longer hair. I put it in so that it goes about up to the start of my bangs and clipped it in.

You do need enough hair for the clips to adhere to, The clips go all around and I feel very secure wearing this. I’ve never had one of these fall off or slip.  You just clip it into your hair, brush it for about a minute and go. More convenient than your own hair and you never have a ‘bad hair day’. If you’re looking for more coverage, such as a wig, there are some great choices there, also.

The price is $149.20 and check out the entire site. There are some pretty nice promos to get even more money off. They also have a wonderful Clearance section.,

The easiVolume hair extensions were voted the “best volumizing extension on the market!”

Vogue Wigs.com  has a ‘chat with Us’  button where you can talk to a geat Customer Service agent.

This hairpiece is 100 times better than the one I paid $1,000,00 for.

Check out the site and I’m sure you’ll find something you like whether for a medical reason or just to have a new look. There is a huge selection of  wigs, hairpieces, costume pieces, and much more in both real and synthetic hair.

*** Ihave no affiliation nor am I compensated in any way for my review of Vogue Wigs.com.

Happy Shopping!







Valentine’s Day is Coming Up and you can’t go wrong with The Gold Standard of Plus Sized and Extended size Lingerie,Hips & Curves!

Here is a listing of my favorites:

Mon Amour Charmeuse Corset

mon amour charmeuse corset
DESCRIPTION:  Our textured charmeuse and lace corset has lightly padded underwire cups for support, front and back boning and a waist cinching lace-up back. It comes with adjustable straps, garters and includes a matching G-string.

This comes in black, purple and red and costs $62.95.

Celine Open Cup Lace Chemise
Description: Our Demi Cup Stretch Lace Garter Chemise has soft stretch lace sides with power mesh center panel for figure-flattering support over the tummy. Wide shoulder straps and underwire cups give a nice lift. This chemise can be worn as a shelf cup chemise or demi-cup chemise depending on size and placement of your bust. DD+ can wear this as a shelf, C-D cups can wear as a demi-cup or shelf. Bows at the straps and garters add the perfect final touch.

This comes in the colors Black, Indigo, Ivory, Plum and Red and sells for $69.95.

Satin Chemise with Lace Trim and Robe Set

satin chemise

Description:  Two piece set includes satin chemise with lace trim, and matching robe: Secrets are power.

This comes in the colors black, orchid and Red and sells for $39.95.

Charmeuse With Cut Out Lace Long Gown

Description:  Slip into the evening with flair in this Charmeuse with Cut Out Lace Long Gown. Gorgeous delicate lace cups, a keyhole neck and sexy open back are accented by scintillating charmeuse. A high/low hem line completes this sophisticated, sexy look. Add your favorite high heels and you’ll be certain to impress that special someone.

Only the color black is available at this time and sells for $55.90.


Santin Beaded Crtochless Thongcrotchless thongDescription:  Scandalous? Maybe. Sexy? Absolutely.

Satin Beaded Crotchless Thong. Tantalizing taboo meets delicate lace, sweet ribbon trim, beads and bow front detail.

Available in black with fuchsia trim or black with red trim.

Comes in sizes 1/2X and 3/4X and costs 14.95.

Isabella Stretch Lace Cheeky Boyshort with Ruched mesh back

Desciption:  You can never have too many sexy boyshorts and the Isabella Stretch Lace Cheeky Boyshort is another must have. Gorgeous sheer lace and feminine front bow detail are accented with a playful ruched mesh back. Its cheeky cut fits and flatters your derriere in all the right places. This boyshort pairs beautifully with our Isabella Stretch Lace Bralette for a complete ensemble.

These boyshorts come in 5 different colors and sell for $17.95 each and come in sizes up to 5X.

Booty Parlor Melt Chocolate Body Fondue for $18.00.

booty chocolate
Stay tuned for more wonderful lingerie and sexy gifts by Hips & Curves


Additional Resources

How to… Flatter your figure with lingerie by Maria Mora at Sheknows.com

**While Hips&curves is an affiliate of mine for which I  receive a small portion of each sale, I can honestly say that I have ordered from them and paid full price and they are wonderful! The order was right and exactly as shown in the picture.


Geraldo Rivera on Celebrity Apprentice – I Think I’m In Love

Geraldo Rivera, on Celebrity Apprentice, has brought me so much Happiness that I Think it must Be Love.Celebrityapprentice2015

I had to bring up the last couple of episodes of The Celebrity Apprentice on Hulu because I can’t figure out what day of the week the show comes on.

I mean, sure, some of the other celebrities are pretty funny. but nobody brings it like Geraldo.

For example, Ian Ziering , from that show 90201. He always looks like a used car salesman with those suits he wears.  Also, is he a preacher? Cuz he always sounds like he’s reading scripture.

Also, the ‘mean girls’ calling out that cutie Shawn Johnson who has a gold medal for gymnastics. Poor thing; she had her period, wasn’t feeling good and told it to the wrong person who brought it up in the boardroom.  A-W-K-W-A-R-D!


I gotta tell you though, No one comes even close to Geraldo Rivera.

He is in his own world.

First of all, I didn’t expect to see that he was so short. He looked like just a little big taller than the little gold medal women.


I’m not going into all the happenings on this show because there is so much written by people much better than me.

For example: according to Tyler McCarthy of ibtimes.com :

For the men, Geraldo Rivera came up with the idea of making the shoot all about taking a great selfie — because, as he claims, he started the whole “selfie” trend when his nude photo went viral in 2013. With bodies like Damon, Terrell Owens and Ian Ziering’s, it makes total sense Rivera would decide he needed to strip down to his underwear and get in on the modeling game. That’s what 71 years of experience will do for you. Fortunately for Rivera, the men’s team won the challenge.

Well, here he is:


Not really bad.

His tattoos look like prison tattoos. The whole look wouldn’t be so awful, but when you’ve got some fine looking guys 50 years younger than you, you might want to take a backseat.  Gotta love the confidence he has though. Also, he’s either got a weird tattoo on his hand or he needs to see a dermatologist ’cause that thing looks really bad.

What’s with the weird eyeglasses? Are they special for someone with glaucoma?

Also, his knees look like they’ve both had knee replacements done.

The part that was sooooo funny that I was laughing until I was crying was when Geraldo, was showing Johnnie Damon how he should pose sexily with his wife, for a 4-page Ad. It just seemed to go on and on and on. The look on the other people’s faces was so precious, Nobody could make eye contact because it was just freaking hilarious.


I tried so hard to find the video and came up empty, so if you can find it, it definitely merits watching.

Anyway, I just had to get this out. He really made my day.
I mean, I’m surprised at what appears to be a lack of confidence on the part of Geraldo.

Do not touch him. He does NOT LIKE IT!

So…why do I love him? He would be so great to be around.

He just makes me smile.




The Status of My Juicing Journey for 2015 Is Not Good Right Now.


I’m starting a new year and that means trying to get a grip on my health…again. I know that I’ve been going on and on about it year after year and I have yet to lose the weight, Actually, I think I lost a pound and a half.

I understand that you probably have no faith in me at this time.

The comments I’ve received on this site have not been for naught as I read them and put them into my mental file as something I should listen to and I have listened. Unfortunately, it seems I am too far gone to get back into shape now, if ever.

It’s freezing here in Petticoat Junction and I don’t want to take a chance on getting a cold so I’m not walking yet.

Furthermore, it’s only Day 2 of my New Year. I’ve got to ease into this thing.

I told everyone that I was going to go back to Juicing (Rebooting with Joe Cross) and it’s already day 2.

I’ve also made a new friend here and I’ve been hanging out with her and sometimes I really like her and sometimes I just want to kill her and since I mostly want to kill her, I’ll have to give her up. She would have been good as a walking partner had she not been so obnoxious,

So, Al, my trainer (I just kind of made him my official trainer, and never let him have a say in it) , wants to know the status of said Juice Journey.

Well….Al….The fact is that I will have to do this in steps.


I, will, see if my husband would like a smoothie because I have the ingredients. Banana, yogurt, strawberries and something else I can’t remember.

Anyhoo…..Here I sit with my hair that I’ve lightened with Color Oops   in the hope that my bald spots don’t show up as much, and I’m wondering which ailment to choose to tackle first. I’ve got the high blood pressure, the high cholesterol, the probable stroke from smoking my whole life, and on and on and on.

color oops

So..here I am on January 2, 2015 wondering if my husband wants a smoothie and trying to figure out my next step.

Sorry….wish I could give you more and better info.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year!


New Band Crush: Brandon Maddox has the First Best Song for 2015!

Brandon Maddox Is This Wonderful Contemporary Country Singer and he is amazing.

He is my First Band Crush of 2015 and I think you’re really going to love him.

Here’s his playlist:

Published on Jul 10, 2014
Picture Perfect” was the first song I heard and it just really bowled me over.

Picture Perfect” is a sweeping Country Ballad written by up and coming Country Music Artist, Brandon Maddox, and songwriter, David Wayne. Brandon, recorded this track on his debut EP “Weightless”, which you can find at:

“Picture Perfect” by Brandon Maddox (Also on Google PlayAmazonMP3 iTunes)


Maddox has several awards and has definitely placed his mark on the Country World. I think he will become a household name in the very near future.

According to his bio:


His celebrated live performances have earned him very loyal fans and have included memorable shows with one of Country Music’s hottest performers CMA Nominee, Brett Eldredge (the #1 gold record “Don’t Ya”.) He was a featured performer at Nashville Center Stage during CMA Fest, Shawnee Riverfest, World Café Live in Philadelphia, and many other major country venues and festivals across America. Keep your eyes and ears on this prolific, young triple threat Singer/Songwriter/Musician.

I was trying to figure out whom he reminded me of and I couldn’t think of anyone. He has a unique sound all his own.

Well, I think you’re going to really like him and his music.

Check it out!

Here’s the stats:

Brandon Maddox Website:  - http://brandonmaddoxmusic.com/ 
Brandon Maddux Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brandonmaddoxmusicBrandon Maddox Twitter:                      https://twitter.com/bmadmusic

You’re welcome!


** I am not affiliated with Brandon Maddox nor his band in any way. This is my own honest review that I’m proud to share with you.