Plus Size Fashionistas throughout the world (more specifically the U.S.) have been making strides and dispelling myths all throughout the Fashion industry. With the help of Curvy celebrities, such as the Queen (Queen Latifah), Jill Scott, Beth Ditto, Adele, and Jennifer Hudson, these ladies bring to the spotlight just how fashionable your Curves are.
These Curvy Ambassadors showcase to the world that you, a Curvy.Confident.Chic. Diva, have the right, authority, and panache just as much as the straight woman to don the finest and fiercest high end designers just like the designers we see in Vogue, Marie Claire, Glamour, and so on.
With these ambassadors gracing the red carpet every award season,
America and beyond become exposed to the fabulous world of Curves. Designers clamour, stylists feign, and fashionsâ€™ elite gawk at how fabulous these Curvy.Confident.Chic. Ambassadors attempt to redefine the perception of size and its beauty.
So, what does that mean for us plus size fashionistas?
Are we to hold our breath and hope that finally, the Fashion World hears our woes?
Well, with a little wishful thinking and fire under our voluptuous bums there is hope. With curves on the forefront, designers once thought crazy to cater are now burgeoning at the â€œseams.â€ These designers have emerged onto the fashion scene like no one else! With events like BETâ€™s Rip the Runway section â€œSize Sexyâ€ and Elena Miro opening in Fashion Week in Milan, these events have helped to launch a movement like one never seen before.
Alongside these plus size designers accompanies communities and events that showcase and place the spotlight on you, the Curvy Fashionista, to show that you can be just as fabulous, no longer relegated to cheap, shapeless, multi-colored Mumus!
If you do not believe me, continue reading as I highlight three Must Attend events that are happening THIS YEAR!
What are you doing June 26-28, 2009? Me? Well I am trying to get my Curvy.Confident.Chic. Plus size behind down to the Real Women Summit in Chicago!
Yes, the first annual summit dedicated to all things curvy! My good friend Catherine Schuller (you should know who she is!) sent me an amazing press release that I just HAVE to share with you.
First, let me explain to you what The Real Women Summit is. This event is all about YOU, the plus size woman in America. The Real Women Summitâ€™s goal is to unite, strengthen, and revolutionize the plus size woman in America. Not a day passes when we hear or read something about losing weight, obesity, fat acceptance, and the lack of fashion options. No longer do you have to feel like an outcast! The Real Women Summit is here!
The Real Women Summit seeks to redefine societyâ€™s perception of beauty. With more than 60% of American women sizes 14 and above, the Real Women Summit vows â€œto stand up and take position as the average, real woman in America! The summit is an idea to bring plus size women of all ages, races and backgrounds together to strengthen each other in the struggle and revolutionize the acceptance of beauty in America!â€
Rates for the summit include accommodations, fashion shows, discussion panel entry, and four workshop opportunities, with more to be announced. Rates range from $400 to $600, depending on the number of women lodging per room.
Want more information about the summit? Please visit The Real Women Summit .
Sometimes with all that is happening in life, donâ€™t you want to â€œCalgon get away?â€ Well, thanks to Monif C (fierce Plus- Size Designer); your getaway is closer than you think!
Monif C will be hosting her first annual Curvy Girls at Sea cruise to Bermuda! Yes, ladies- I said Bermuda- Kingâ€™s Wharf to be exact. Join Monif C. and friends as she hosts a five- night cruise to Kings Wharf, Bermuda as she celebrates you, the curvy fashionista, August 29th- September 3rd, 2009.
Do you know who Monif C. is? Please read her letter to you as she profoundly illustrates her journey to a designer and her motivation behind Curvy Girls at Sea. After you read her letter, you will understand the need for this cruise.
Does it sound tempting? Curvy Girls at Sea invites you to relax and recharge on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, feast your eyes on an exclusive Monif C. Fashion show, attend pointed fashion seminars, and treat yourself to a mini makeover- all while indulging in complete bliss!
Ladies please let me introduce Curve Appeal to you! I am too geeked about the 2nd Annual Project Curve Appeal because it mirrors my views and passions for bringing you the latest and greatest of all things Curvy.Confident.Chic.
On a mission to â€œcorrect the distorted perception of the “big girl” while empowering, educating and motivating curvy queens to celebrate their beauty,â€ Project Curve Appeal strives toâ€ unite plus size women and all respectable and classy plus size companies, groups and other organizations worldwide.â€
Project Curve Appeal is hosting an Expo like no other! Save the date for the Curve Appeal Beauty & Fashion Convention May 9, 2009 at the Georgia International Convention Center! Celebrating the full- figured fashionista, Project Curve Appeal is a Mecca of vendors for your shopping pleasures, fashion shows, food, concerts, speakers, demos, book signings, entertainers, meet-n-greets for groups around the country & parties catered to these beautiful queens and the men that love them.
Want more information? Visit Project Curve Appeal.
Canâ€™t wait? You can rush to buy your tickets here!
Okay, my Curvy.Confident.Chic. Fashionistas, it is okay to gather your thoughts to figure out how to make it to all these amazing events! I know I am. In this economy, every penny counts. But with all the amazing movement going on in the Plus Size world, you must be excited! I know I am!
Are you going to attend wither one of these? Let me know! If you need any more information, please feel free to leave a comment and I will get as much information to you!
Keep it Curvy.Confident.Chic!