Nicole Zepeda for Kiyonna

Kiyonna is celebrating twenty years of gracing plus size women with their on-trend and classic designs.  The brand had styled celebrities like Melissa McCarthy, Kim Coles, Jolene Purdy, Adrienne Moore and Kym Whitley.  They’ve also supported Plus models before their ascent to stardom like Ashley Graham, Melissa Masi, Denise Bidot and Fluvia Lacerda. Kiyonna’s passion…

#ModelFocus:The Jose Pagan Tour

Curvysta magazine sponsored Jose Pagan’s Photo Tour in Maryland.  The sponsorship included featuring the amazing models that participated and here they are!  The models were from the Washington D.C. and Baltimore Maryland area.  Their occupations vary from the medical field to finance and are the true example of the complete package! Kristina Denise of the…

#ModelFocus: Andre Belue at the International Fuller Woman Festival

Our #ModelFocus is Andre Belue, who participated at The Focus Forum during the International Fuller Woman Festival this past weekend.  Mr. Belue is an actor and Plus male model based in Detroit.  Being my first male model ever, was a little tricky, as my instinct is to allow models to look softer and more feminine, not…

GatsbyLady London Collection at Fuller Woman Festival 2016

GatsbyLady London, was a featured designer at the International Fuller Woman Festival in Detroit, MI this past weekend.  GatsbyLady London designs retro-inspired garments that are comfortable and are effortlessly elegant.   Rojda Hoda, the lead designer for GatsbyLady London, received her post graduate degree from the University of London and a MSc degree in fashion….

“Exclusively Inclusive” with BYRON LARS BEAUTY MARK at KiaStyle360NYFW

Byron Lars of Byron Lars Beauty Mark presented his collection during New York Fashion Week at Kia Style 360.  Mr. Lars goal for the season is to be “exclusively inclusive”. The runway was culturally diverse and body positive.  Byron Lars featured a variety of Curvy models on the runway and each dress just as fierce as the…

The Beauty of Afro Punk 2016

The Afro Punk Music Festival, held at the Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY, embraces the alternative music, fashions and lifestyles within the African American community.  This year the festival hosted Janelle Monae, Ice Cube, Gallant, Earl Sweatshirt and more.  The festival is not only about music, it draws creatives from all over the city…

#MODELMONDAYS: PHYLICIA RENE

PHYLICIA RENE: A MODEL ON THE RISE FOLLOW HER AT: FACEBOOK.COM/PHYLICIA.RENE.9 PHYLICIA RENE RIPPING THE RUNWAY AT CURVES ROCK FASHION WEEKEND 2016 WEARING TRU DIVA DESIGNS BY VERONICA LIPSCOMB

CRFW 2016-TRU DIVA, the Print Queen!

Curves Rock held in Baltimore, Maryland this past weekend, showcased independent designers from all over the United States.  One of the most well known in the Plus community is Tru Diva Designs by Veronica L.  The designer, Veronica Lipscomb, delivered color blocking in various textures, fabrics and prints.  Her ability to produce complimentary prints on a Curvy…

CURVES ROCK OFF THE RUNWAY…

Fashionistas were prominent in the lobby while waiting on line for Curves Rock Fashion Runway show, held this past Saturday at the Marriott Hotel in Camden Yards, Maryland. Layers of beads, bright colors, denim, all white, natural hair, Beyonce inspirations were all showcased in the audience’s attire.  Super fave, Cassy Jones-McBride custom skirt with superhero sayings,…

Curves Rock Slays Again…

Tykesha Reed and Chanell Jones, the sister duo producers of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend, continue to give life to the plus fashion industry.  The event, held in Baltimore, Md at the Marriott Hotel in Camden Yards, was packed with Curvy fashionistas from Cleveland, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and the DMV area.  The audience made up…