Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ officially started last night with a cocktail reception and “Curves for a Cure” fundraiser. It was an amazing night for an amazing cause! I am a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awarness, since it has unfortunately touched my family. The event was hosted by the fabulous Gwen DeVoe, talented songstress Kelly Price, and 102.3’s Lon McQ. All proceeds went to the L.A. Komen for a Cure Foundation.
This was also a chance for all the bloggers to meet up. It was great seeing all of these beautiful faces in one place. There was even a Sonsi Photo Booth we were all playing with. I will post those pics later! It was too much fun. I finally wore my City Chic top (gifted by City Chic) out with a pair of black skinny jeans and Jessica Simpson open toe platform pumps. I was bringing the bling last night! Don’t forget, you can still purchase tickets to Saturday’s Finale Event! Go Here!!
Stay tuned for pics and recap from today’s panel sessions. You can follow me on twitter @CurvesandChaos where I will be tweeting live!
Lots of hugs, laughter, and goodies filled the X Bar last night as L.A. Fatshion Bloggers and The Curvy Collective came together for Curvy Cocktails L.A. It was a meet-and-greet to start off Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ here in Los Angeles. Here are a few photos of last night, including photos of the raffle winners and the beauty goodies we handed out. It was so great to meet all of the amazing women who make up part of our curvy community; whether you’re a blogger, model, stylist, entrepreneur, or a fatshion lover!
What an amazing weekend!! The Love Your Body Day (LYBD) events were everything and more! On Friday night, Nik from xoxo NikStar and I hung out at the launch party. It was held at Bar Lubitsche in West Hollywood. We met so many amazing women; models, entrepreneurs, a teacher, a florist, and more! There were so many curves in that bar! If you take a look at the pics below you will see all of the beautiful women…including the super sweet Denise Bidot.
My outfit for the night:
Denim Skirt: Old Navy
Bracelets: Lane Bryant
On Saturday, we attended the LYBD event, also in West Hollywood. It was hosted by America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson and Chenese Lewis. Love Chenese! This time Cid from Cid’s Style File came out and hung with us. We visited all of the amazing exhibitors, watched the performers, and drooled when the clothes hit the runway. It was an amazing and empowering day! If you didn’t attend this year, I highly recommend attending next year!
Come out and join Curves and Chaos and L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, as we take part in Hollywood NOW’s 5th annual “Love Your Body Day” from October 22-24th in West Hollywood, CA. According to LoveYourBodyDay.com, the Love Your Body campaign was created in September of 1998 as a national day of action to “speak out against advertisements and images of women that are harmful, offensive, disrespectful and demeaning.” America’s Next Top Model winner, Whitney Thompson and the beautiful Chenese Lewis will be the hosts for the weekend! You don’t want to miss this!
Friday, October 22, 2010 Love Your Body Day Launch Party Hosted By Tomiko Fraser’s Goddess Gathering, 7:00 pm – 10:00pm Bar Lubitsch 7702 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046 21 and up (must have I.D.), Free Admission DJ Rell RSVP LIST CLOSED
Saturday, October 23, 2010 Love Your Body Day 12:00 – 4:00 pm West Hollywood Park Auditorium 647 N. San Vicente West Hollywood, CA 90069 Vendors – Entertainment – “Real Women” Fashion Show Special Performances by TFGG “Changing Woman”, Kathy Dietch of Broadway’s Wicked, and LA Sparks Ole Skool Crew (click for more info) FREE ADMISSION Free Gift Bags For First 100 Attendees
Saturday, October 23, 2010 Cathy Lewis Universal Comedy presents: The Love Your Body Day Comedy Show Doors Open: 8:00pm Showtime: 8:30pm The World Famous Comedy Store Belly Room 8433 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 Admission: $10.00 (pay at door) 21 and over 2 drink minimum
Sunday – October 24, 2010 Body Image Panel Discussion: 1:00pm – 3:30pm Plummer Park – Great Hall 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046 *Reception Immediately Following Panel Discussion
It’s almost October…and you know what that means? That means Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ is almost here! I don’t know about you, but I am very very excited (as you can tell by my countdown on the sidebar lol)!
I can’t believe we’ll be sippin’ on cocktails and chatting at Curvy Cocktails L.A. in 29 days! It will be great to meet those who love FATshion as much as I do! And Thanks to Torrid for our door prizes! Visit our Facebook event page for more info.
There are going to be so many great events like “The State of the Curvy Community” panel.
This sounds like it’s going to be a great discussion that will “address the current state of the plus-size community and the significance of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™, through the eyes of the industry’s leaders, bringing different perspectives from various experiences and points of view.”
You don’t want to miss out on this panel:
Host: Chenese Lewis
Kelly Price- Singer Sharon Quinn- The Original Runway Diva Heinrich St. Germain- Judgment of Paris Reah Norman- Fashion Director of PLUS Model Mag and plus size stylist Marie Denee- The Curvy Fashionista
Sexy was definitely in the air yesterday! I was invited to the Victoria’s Secret launch of their new fragrance “Bombshell” at The Grove in Los Angeles.
I met up with two blogger buddies and we had so much fun! Not only did we get mini-makeovers, but we also got a autographs and a few seconds to chat with three of the Victoria’s Secret super models; Adriana, Lily, and Candice.
Bombshell ($45) definitely smells delicious! It’s a blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la yellow peony, and vanilla orchid. It really is a sexy scent. I’m not a fan of those overpowering fragrances either. I was given a free bottle and I do plan to use it! Check out some pics and video I took below.
Here are a few videos of the Bombshells telling me about ‘curves’ and the Bombshell fragrance. (The audio might be a little “off” on the video clips. I don’t know why.)
After we met and chatted with the three supermodels, we headed over to have our own Victoria’s Secret cover shot! Yes, now I’m a model! Hahahaha…no I’m not. But, we felt like it! We had a fan, backdrop, and the coolest camera…which we all wanted to own.
The other day on twitter I made a comment about going to sleep with fashion on my mind and waking up with fashion on my mind. And the news I got yesterday, just confirmed what the next two months will be like!
The Curvy Collective is a collaborative social network of plus size fashion bloggers and digital magazines for the industry leading Full Figured Fashion Week™.
As a part of The Curvy Collective, I get the honor of being involved in pretty much all that goes on during these three amazing days! This means I get to share the latest news and behind the scenes events with all of you!
The schedule of events was released today and I am seriously too excited! Just look below! Thursday, October 28
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Opening Reception and Silent Auction Fundraiser Friday, October 29
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc® presents “The PLUS Side of Business” – Featuring Successful Businesses that cater to the Plus Size Community
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM New and Aspiring Models Panel Discussion/Seminar
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM The State of the Curvy Community – A Panel Discussion
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Designer Trunk Sale and Shopping Event Saturday, October 30
Semi Formal Finale Runway Event (Plaza Pavilion) 5:30 – 6:30 PM – VIP Red Carpet Arrivals and Cocktail Reception (by invitation only) 6:00 PM – Doors Open for General Admission Arrivals 7:00 PM – Runway Show Begins 10:00 PM Masquerade After Party (The X Bar at the Hyatt Regency)
I was about to go to sleep, when I saw a link on twitter to these amazingly beautiful photos of the extraordinary Chenese Lewis and Whitney Thompson.
You might know Chenese as a model and the host of Plus Model Radio and Whitney as the first plus-size winner on America’s Next Top Model. They’ve come together nude to promote Hollywood NOW ‘Love Your Body Day’ in West Hollywood on October 22-24, 2010. Whitney is the celebrity host of this year’s events.
According to their web site:
“Love Your Body Day Weekend is an annual event where women of all sizes come together to celebrate self-acceptance and to promote positive body image.”
I will be there on behalf of L.A. Fatshion Bloggers, I hope to see you there!
Our day started at 11 a.m., with a meet and greet. There Cid of Cid’s Style File, Gabi of Hungry for Fashion, Laura of Creative Xicana and I met up and chatted a bit before we got our shop on! Everyone looked amazing. Yeah, I think we’re new best friends. Jenn, from Sketching Jenn, met up with us later. We grabbed our tote bags, courtesy of Torrid, and made our way to Lane Bryant…our first stop.
Cid and I surprised our L.A. Fatshion Bloggers and fatshion lovers with $20 gift cards, courtesy of Lane Bryant. I don’t think I’ve seen bigger smiles! As you can see in the photos below, we had way too much fun. The staff was so amazing and helpful and the store looked great.
I think we might have ransacked the store a bit…sorry! Most of us were obsessed with the same pieces too. We all tried on the Ponte Knit Zipper Trim Dress and the Sequin Lapel Sweater Vest. You’ll have to wait for the OOTD’s and the reviews to see who bought what! Even us bargainistas were in heaven with their sale selection. They even surprised us with a gift bag. Too awesome!
We ran passed the time we had allotted for shopping before lunch. What itinerary?
I am sad to say, I dropped my camera in Lane Bryant. Now, it won’t work. So the photos below are courtesy of me (prior to broken camera), Cid (the amazing), and my cell phone.
We squeezed in some time to browse at Torrid, but we vowed to head back after lunch! Did I mention we even received $50 gift cards to Romano’s Jewelers? It was shopping overload.
Lunch at Yen Sushi was beyond amazing! All I heard were ooh’s and aah’s as the servers brought our food. They were really nice and described each meal they placed before us. After the delicious lunch, they treated us to dessert and a tour of their karaoke rooms. Which were named after the most elite fashion houses! Chanel, Fendi, Prada, Gucci…etc. I know! Right? I am so heading back there for their grand opening.
After the amazing lunch at Yen Sushi, we vowed to walk of this meal and headed back out into the mall. This is where the girls did more damage at Forever 21 (as seen below), H&M, Mode Plus, and Old Navy.
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun shopping! It’s so amazing to shop with gals that love the same things you do. We all got along fabulously and can’t wait until we meet up again for our next event. There’s a lot more shopping to do out there and I think we’re the right curvy ladies for the job!
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