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Pretty in Pink Curvy Closets Fashion Showcase and Gala

Hey dolls!

I cannot believe we are approaching the 2nd annual Curvy Closets fashion showcase in Philadelphia!  This year is already shaping up to be better than last year’s event.  {Be sure to check out my recap here).  Nikki and I had an amazing time and we vowed to keep you up to date on the details for this year.  This year’s event will benefit one of my favorite local charities, Hairless 4 Her Awareness.  Oh and did I mention it is hosted by my girl Allie McGevna.  Allie is a plus-size model and blogger.  She can be seen in the current run of national campaigns for Ashley Stewart.

Check out the press release issued earlier this month from the event’s founders Colleen and Dominique.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Pretty in Pink” Curvy Closets Fashion Show and Gala

Curvy Closets is pleased to announce the most anticipated full-figured fashion event, in the Philadelphia area for trend setting fashionistas; “The Pretty in Pink Fashion Showcase and Gala”. This elegant evening of shopping and fashion is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. and will be held at the Crane Arts (1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122).

Show producers Colleen Stovall of shortCurvyFIERCE and Domonique Revere-Lincoln of Empress Lingerie’s goal is to again bring the best of plus size fashion to Philadelphia for their one night affair. Local boutiques, independent designers, and major retailers will show Philadelphia’s plus size population that they have purchasing options. During its 2nd annual event Curvy Closets will continue to create major buzz amongst designers, press and consumers throughout the Tri-State area. With an expected attendance rate of 250+, Curvy Closets welcomes the attendance of up and coming designers, plus model hopefuls, boutique owners, buyers, health and beauty experts, industry celebrities, the press, and of course, the general public.

Along with great fashion, this event will bring an eclectic mix of vendors and curvy industry elitist, such as, title media sponsor, PLUS Model Magazine, plus size model, hostess, blogger and designer, Allsion McGevna, along with a host of other designers, sponsors and personalities.

A portion of the proceeds raised will go to benefit, Hairless4HerAwareness a non-profit organization, whose mission is to promote Breast Cancer awareness internationally. H4HA uses visual Ad Campaigns to promote awareness, so that people can understand the importance of the lives of many cancer survivors.

 

Official Info for the 2013 Curvy Closets Showcase

 

Also, the ladies will be hosting their final casting call in Philadelphia in September.

 

 

Liris Crosse & Tionna Smalls to host CURVES Rock Weekend!!!

Hey dolls!!

There have been so many amazing things happening to the curvy girls of the world (all around us).  Another interesting and exciting press release that was forwarded to me yesterday!

Liris Crosse & Tionne Smalls to host CURVES Rock Weekend!

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2013 – BALTIMORE — Curves Rock Fashion Weekend is proud to announce the addition of celebrity relationship expert and author, Tionna Smalls to its 2013 fashion weekend extravaganza, July 26th-27th at Baltimore’s downtown Hyatt Regency. Ms. Smalls is BIG on personality and has a no-nonsense approach to how women relate to, communicate with, and attract men. It was her comedic yet candid relationship advice to Chili of the 90’s musical trio, TLC, on MTV’s “What Chili Wants” that propelled Ms. Smalls into a MTV reality show of her own. On Monday, May 20, 2013, Tionna Smalls debuts as the star and relationship expert of “Girl, Get Your Mind Right, the same title of her 2007 book. On the show, which will air Monday-Friday at 6:00pm, Ms. Smalls will give young women, who are struggling in love, her witty and wise counsel for successful dating which include mental, emotional and even fashion advice.

Ms. Smalls will bring that same spunk and expressive flare to Curves Rock Fashion Weekend this summer. She will be part of the Celebrity Panel workshop and team up with Baltimore’s own plus-size supermodel/actress, Liris Crosse to host the runway show.

The duo share a passion for creating positive images and confidence building in women of all shapes and sizes; Ms. Crosse, as a plus-size industry staple with more than a decade of runway and catalog experience with fashion leaders, Lane Bryant and Ashley Stewart and Ms. Smalls with her spirited and uplifting advice. The combination of their expertise and personalities will provide an entertaining, relevant, and authentic experience.

More details, special additions, and celebrity guests will be revealed throughout the next two months.

Media credentials are available to those interested in covering the event. Please contact Christy Stewart to schedule interviews and receive media passes.

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Tickets for Curves Rock Weekend are currently on sale at: www.http://www.curvesrockweekend.com/

House of Curves, WeTV’s new Plus Size reality show!

Hey dolls!  I must say, the beauty of networking on social media is real and exciting!  Thanks to my Facebook friend and plus-size designer Kenyatta Jones, I was able to obtain the press release for a new plus-size reality show, House of Curves.  House of Curves will follow Belle Rene, a plus size line designed by Kenyatta in Atlanta,Ga.

For Immediate Release via Access Atlanta

Atlant, Ga – WE-TV is launching a new Atlanta-based reality show “House of Curves,” featuring a local plus-size fashion designer Kenyatta Jones.

The show, which debuts June 13 at 10 p.m., will focus on Jones’ efforts to build her clothing line targeting plus-sized women. “I call my life fabulous chaos,” Jones said in an interview last week. “I am always busy, always on the go. I have a very high strung team which includes my best friends and my mom.” Then she added, with a laugh, “That’s pretty much a recipe for disaster!”

She said she fits in the WE-TV brand, which features plenty of powerful women. “Not only do they understand my personality and really gets me, but our brands are similar,” she said. “We want to enlighten and empower women of all colors and ages.”

Jones said she’s a plus-sized woman who is proud of her size. “I’m not on the show on treadmill so sad I’m who I am,” she said. “I’m a size 18 and 220 pounds. And I’m short. I have been fat since I was five.”

She wants the world to know “not every plus-sized woman is sitting around crying and eating Twinkies. I’ve never eaten a Twinkie in my life!”

As she grew up, she became annoyed finding clothes for herself that wasn’t frumpy. A Mississippi native and Jackson State University grad, she moved to Atlanta at age 22. She worked as a human resources manager, did some student teachers and worked in malls. About six years ago, she and her plus-sized friends struggled one time to find clothing for a white party and failed to find anything decent. So she hired people to help her create her vision. She’s now a wholesaler of classy clothes for bigger women. Most of her revenue comes online but she also sells to boutiques in Louisiana and Atlanta.

The network has commissioned six one-hour episodes for the first season. If she’s successful, she’ll get a lot more.

Blogger Gabi Gregg x Swimsuits For All Swimsuit Capsule

Hey dolls!

Hot off of the Swimsuits For All website is blogger Gabi Fresh’s swimsuit collection. Be sure to check out Gabi’s latest blog update for some really cute behind the scene photos and her ordering suggestions!

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Gabi’s Capsule Collection is available in sizes 10-24 on SwimsuitsForAll.com.

 

Ashley Stewart’s White Party Look Book

Hey dolls!  Happy Monday!!

It seems like the first full week of May was the unofficial release of “white” plus-size look books.  Designers and retailers alike introduced us to some amazing options.  One retailer that is known for their summer white collection is Ashley Stewart.  Each spring Ashley Stewart brings in their classic linen collection along with some eye-catching trendy pieces that you can mix and match to suit your personal style.  Last week the social media manager for Ashley Stewart was kind enough to send us over a copy of their White Party Look Book.

My Dare to Own pick from the Ashley Stewart White Party Look Book.

Ashley Stewart Plus Size White Party

This look is fun!  It is an all white ankle tie jumpsuit paired with a sleeveless denim vest.  It’s perfect for a summer BBQ or even a casual date night.  The options are endless.  You can dress it up with the perfect wedge or high-heel sandal or throw on some cute tennis shoes.

I was unable to locate the jumpsuit online but that doesn’t mean you will not be able to find it in your local Ashley Stewart location.  Photo Credit: Ashley Stewart (All Rights Reserved). www.ashleystewart.com

Are you ready for summer?  Do you have any fabulous All White events that you will be attending?

Monif C. Plus Sizes: 2013 White Collection

Hey Dolls, I’m bacccccccccccccck!  Two post in one day, but I couldn’t resist!  No soon as I hit the publish button on my post featuring the new t-shirt collection from Curves Rock Fashion Weekend, I found an email from Monif C. Plus Sizes announcing her 2013 White Collection!

I literally experienced multiple emotions in one breath.  I was UBER excited to see what Ms Clarke had up her sleeve, I mean she did just release a collection about a month ago.  But I was also like “well, damn — I went live with ALL WHITE EVERYTHING yesterday”, like that really matters.  lol!  The good thing is, in yesterday’s post I did say “thus far”! Plus designers are dropping collections that work and if we continue to support them…guess what – they will continue to design.  As usual, I’m swooning.

I am giving Monif C.’s White Collection, honorary mention for ALL WHITE EVERYTHING; well two of her dresses have a twist!

Eva Cold Shoulder Double Slit Dress With Detachable Belt

Eva” Cold Shoulder Double Slit Dress With Detachable Belt – White Retail Pirce $238.00

June Grecian Draped Dress by Monif

June” Grecian Draped Dress – White
Retail Price $228.00

 

Maria Chiffon Sleeve Peplum Romper by Monif C

“Maria” Chiffon Sleeve Peplum Romper – Ivory
Retail Price $168.00

And for those of us, who like to spice up our white…

Tessa Colorblock Maxi Dress

“Tessa” Colorblock Maxi Dress – Ivory/Black
Retail Price $198.00

…and this!  I am lovvvvvvvvvving the neon pop with the cool net!

Karen Lattice Insert Dress by Monif C

“Karen” Lattice Insert Dress – White Retail Price
$198.00

Photo Credit: Monif.com – All Rights reserved.

So tell me… what do you think of Monif’s new white collection?