Will We See You at the New Orleans Plus Size Event, Essence of Curves?! We Hope So!

Are you familiar with the plus size fashion event, happening during the mega event destination in New Orleans, at the Essence Music Festival? Well, if you are looking for a plus size event, centered around our curves, our fashion, and our community, then you need to make your way down to the Essence of Curves!

Founded by 3P Consulting, a group dedicated to raising the profile of plus size creatives, the event will encompass a fashion review and runway show (with over 100 models!) and a Curvy Boss Panel, with our fave Marie Denee participating.

On the founding of 3P Consulting, Treona says, “Everywhere I turned, I saw the same faces and bodies. I didn’t see anybody who looked like me and I certainly didn’t find a management agency with a roster full of me’s. So I created one.”

We are so excited about Essence of Curves, in New Orleans, from July 6th to 7th, and what it will include! Plus size fashion, Big & Tall fashion, panels, and fashion shows? We hope you will join us there!

So what is happening this weekend?

Curvy Bosses Panel

“The event received so much interest, that we added a second day.  On July 6th, we’ll host the “Curvy Boss Panel,” says 3P Consulting partner, Mikel Brabham. 

The panel will discuss the burgeoning interest in the plus size industry, and have both established “curvy bosses,” as well as up and comers.

Essence of Curves Panelists include: Mo Vaughn, Kim Baker, our EIC, Marie Denee, and Donya Manning – all powerhouses in their own right!!

A Runway Show Focused on Inclusivity

“We have over 100 models walking in the runway show, with 10 different designers.” says Treona. “We assembled an all star team of model coaches.  People are flying in from all over the United States, and we’re excited to have such a powerful show.”

An Emphasis on Inclusivity

“EOC is different from other plus size fashion events because we foster an environment of inclusion. It was important to us that we highlight men and women who do not have experience in the modeling arena,”

We wanted to give hope and inspiration to those aspiring models who sometimes get left out.

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The Curvy Fashionista team will be in the house for the Essence of Curves event and we cannot wait! Will we see you there, at the amazing 2-day event, full of networking and opportunities waiting to be discovered?

We hope so!

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Written by Brianne

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