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#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 strong and manly. A true gentleman and a pleasure to … Continue reading #ModelFocus: Andre Belue at the International Fuller Woman Festival

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.  Her designs have graced the runways of FFF Week, Vancouver … Continue reading GatsbyLady London Collection at Fuller Woman Festival 2016

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International Fuller Woman Festival #ModelFocus on Heather Neeley

This past weekend I had the opportunity to speak on the Focus Forum panel at the International Fuller Woman Festival in Detroit.  My brilliant and lovely co-host was the curvy beauty, Teslyn Butler(@teslynb).  Teslyn’s work can be seen in Target, Ashley Stewart, Wet Seal and in many other top retailers campaigns. At the Fuller Woman Festival, I had the opportunity to meet an aspiring model, … Continue reading International Fuller Woman Festival #ModelFocus on Heather Neeley

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“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 straight size models. Sommer Green(@Sommerboogie), a Plus/Curvy model, opened the … Continue reading “Exclusively Inclusive” with BYRON LARS BEAUTY MARK at KiaStyle360NYFW

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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 and is a visual feast of artistic beauty. All photos … Continue reading The Beauty of Afro Punk 2016