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FFFWeek Indie Designer: SK WilLBUR & Ashley Nell Tipton

I seriously think the photos will never stop! LOL! In an attempt to bring you all the amazingness from Full Figured Fashion Week…this is the last post with individual designers. The next two will contain all of the remaining designers. If I continued at this rate, then I’d be posting for a few weeks. And by then, you’ll be sick of me and FFFWeek! LOL! OK…enough of that. Here are two creative and inspiring designers SK WiLBUR and Ashley Nell Tipton.

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FFFWeek Indie Designer Showcase: Curvato

Who loves dramatic glamour? I do! I do! That’s what Nicci Gilbert-Daniels gave us with her line…Curvato. As a member of the popular R&B group Brownstone, Nicci experienced low self-esteem “because of my size..Stylist often had to special order or custom make my clothing because buying fashionable clothing off the rack was not an option for me like it was for many of my peers.” Who hasn’t felt this or experienced this in some way?

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FFFWeek Indie Designer Showcase: Youtheary Khmer

I first saw Youtheary Khmer show at Full Figured Fashion Week(end) in Los Angeles and she really stood out to me. That was two years ago and today she’s still impressing fashionistas around the world. Her current collection sold out the day it went on sale online. I think items are still on back order! I had a chance to chat with her at the recent FFFWeek press event and she’s still trying to catch her breath. She’s a very talented designer and I wish her nothing but success.

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FFFWeek 2012 “Sonsi Be-YOU-tiful Pop-Up Party”

Full Figured Fashion Week 2012 was jammed pack with activities for bloggers, which I loved! I mean, come on…we’re the voice of fashion in the social media world. But, of course, that’s just my opinion LOL! I know one brand that appreciates that and definitely knows it is Sonsi. If you’re living in a cave and don’t know who they are…they’re an online marketplace destination that offers shopping and socializing for women sizes 12 and above.

Sonsi hosted the “Be-You-tiful” Pop-Up Party for us bloggers and it was so much fun! Not only did we get a look at some of the latest fashions from Sydney’s Closet, S.W.A.K, and Catherines, but we took pictures, won prizes, got mini-manicures, and makeup touch ups! There were a lot of fashionable bloggers there too.

Of course I have pics for you…

*All photos were taken by me and are my personal property. No use of these images without my written consent.

Disclosure: I received a swag bag and goodies at this event. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Full Figured Fashion Week 2012 “JMS Style Breakfast”

And the photos keep on coming! Yes, I told you I took over 2,000 photos…I was not kidding. LOL! On day two of Full Figured Fashion Week, we were invited to a breakfast by Just My Size (JMS). We got a look at their summer collection and a sneak peek into their fall/winter line. I’m loving their undies!

We chatted and ate yummy food. It was also a great way to meet the JMS team whom I’ve been working with. They’re so great and dedicated to dressing the plus size woman.

Are you a JMS fan? 


Disclosure: I received a swag bag at this event. The above is my true and honest opinion.

Full Figured Fashion Week 2012 “Curves In The City” Shopping Event

Who doesn’t love shopping? Really? The Full Figured Fashion Week “Curves In The City” shopping event was pretty much what I needed at this point. I snatched up a beautiful Queen Grace dress for $34! In my world, that’s pretty exciting!

Vendors sold clothes, jewelry, beauty products, and accessories. I even got a bra fitting by Cacique, which you should get every 6 months by-the-way. And don’t get me started on the cake pops I devoured courtesy of MYNT 1792-they definitely have my attention right now.

Of course, I was snapping away…here are more pics!

*All photos were taken by me and are my personal property. No use of these images without my written consent.

Disclosure: I was an official member of the 2012 Full Figured Fashion Week’s Fashion Front. I received a gift bag and complimentary access in to all events.

Full Figured Fashion Week “Curves at Sea” All White Sunset Cruise

As we waited in line to board Full Figured Fashion Week’s “Curves at Sea” All White Sunset Cruise, all I could think of was how beautiful everyone looked. Of course, I was also looking to see how many of these beautiful ladies were wearing the same thing, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were only one or two repeats. Yay! I know it was hard to find what I was going to wear. LOL!

The cruise was so much fun with the Sonsi Photo Booth (that I missed), the swag bags, and the FFFWeek Big and Tall Male Fashion Showcase. The ladies were definitely loving the men! There were giveaways, dancing, and a beautiful view as we cruised around the island of Manhattan.

I snapped a few photos below…I’d love to know what you think! Were you there? Will we see you next year?

*All photos were taken by me and are my personal property. No use of these images without my written consent.

Disclosure: I was an official member of the 2012 Full Figured Fashion Week’s Fashion Front. I received a gift bag and complimentary access in to all events.

Full Figured Fashion Week 2012 Press Event

PHEW!!! I’m back from Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) in New York and I’m exhausted! LOL! But, it’s a good kind of exhausted. Let me just start off my saying, that if you haven’t made it out to any of the FFFWeek events, then I highly recommend you trying to attend next year. It was such an amazing experience!! To see fashion for us on a runway  in New York City never gets old!

I was a member of The Fashion Front, a selected group of bloggers to cover all of the FFFWeek events. We were given early access and behind the scenes look into all of the plus size happenings. I did take over 2,000 photos while I was there. I will try to post them daily…I ask for mega-patience! LOL!

On the first day, I attended a special press event at 320 Studios (the terrace was amazing). It was a packed house! Most of the designers that were showcasing were in attendance and the press had a chance to meet them and get a sneak peek into their collections. It felt like a reunion as I ran into so many friends, but also met a lot of great people along the way. Take a peek at a few of my photos below!

*All photos were taken by me and are my personal property. No use of these images without my written consent.

SORELLA SWIM
SORELLA SWIM
LANE BRYANT
LANE BRYANT
EVANS USA
EVANS USA
ASHLEY STEWART
ASHLEY STEWART
QUEEN GRACE COLLECTION
QUEEN GRACE COLLECTION
SK WiLBUR
SK WiLBUR
SYDNEY'S CLOSET VIA SONSI
SYDNEY'S CLOSET VIA SONSI
FFFWEEK CREATOR GWEN DeVOE (in green)
FFFWEEK CREATOR GWEN DeVOE (in green)
CURVATO
CURVATO
17 SUNDAYS
17 SUNDAYS
YOUTHEARY KHMER
YOUTHEARY KHMER
ASHLEY NELL TIPTON (designer on right)
ASHLEY NELL TIPTON (designer on right)
BLOGGERS-Karen Ward, Nadia Aboulhosn, & Marie Denee
BLOGGERS-Karen Ward, Nadia Aboulhosn, & Marie Denee

Disclosure: I was an official member of the 2012 Full Figured Fashion Week’s Fashion Front. I received a gift bag and complimentary access in to all events.

Full Figured Fashion Week Here I Come!

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image via microsoft clip art

Hello my loves! The countdown to Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek) is almost complete. Tomorrow I will be in New York City! It feels so awesome to say that. I will be surrounded by fashionistas in one of my favorite cities. I’m looking forward to so much while I’m there, I don’t even know where to start.

If you couldn’t make it this year (which sucks by the way), then you can follow me on Twitter via @CurvesandChaos where I’ll be tweeting the entire week. I’m part of the official Fashion Front, so I’m going to be everywhere!! You can also keep up with us by following the #SonsiFFFWeek hash tag on Twitter as well.

I am going to try and post while I’m there, but I know I’m going to be super busy! I’ll try my best. If you’re going, I hope to see you there! And if you’re wondering about tickets, I just read it’s all sold out.

New York City…here I come! xoxo

The Face of Full Figured Fashion Week™is …

Congratulations to Venessa DeLaRosa, the Face of Full Figured Fashion Week™ 2012! Isn’t she stunning?

Every year the Full Figured Fashion Week™ judges choose a face to represent FFFWeek in New York City. I think they’ve done an amazing job this year. But, it must have been so hard to choose only one, because each and every one of them are gorgeous!!

According to Gwen Devoe of FFFWeek, the winner will get  “a free trip to NYC, meet, greet and transo from the airport to her hotel, VIP access to all events, clothing to wear to the events, an opportunity to interview our designers, sponsors and celebrities (yes, we have some of those too) on the red carpet of our event(s) and all the love and support that 1,000 guests can give her!”

Sounds good to me! I can’t wait to meet her! Congrats Venessa! Read her bio here…

Must See Video: VICE.com Fashion Week Internationale

Thanks to Plus Model Magazine for the heads up on these two videos. Vice.com (from the UK), covered Full Figured Fashion Week for their series “Fashion Week Internationale.” I’d really love to know what you think after watching both videos.

I will tell you, it was honor to attend Full Figured Fashion Week and wouldn’t of had my experience any other way. I had an amazing time and loved being surrounded by women who love fashion as much as I do.

Here’s a link to the videos….

After watching the videos, I’m reminded how ignorant some people really are. Like I really needed reminding.

What are your thoughts?