Walk This Way with Jeannie Ferguson

Plus model extraordinaire, Jeannie Ferguson, hosted her respected, Walk This Way workshop in DC this weekend.  The always effervescent and lovingly spirited model, is known for her amazing and one of a kind walk.  She’s opened the runways of fashion productions nationally.  The show cannot start without Ms. Ferguson taking the first step on the catwalk.  Her experience as a fit model, print model, her unforgettable walk and her  personality are what keep her workshops booked, up and down the Eastern corridor.  This weekend her workshop focused on runway walks and how to become a consistently booked model.  Her honest feedback will help those that are ready to take the next step to professional modeling.   If you are in the North Carolina area, catch Ms. Ferguson at The Power Plus Weekend March 23-25th and at the Stories of Empowerment Brunch in NYC on March 31st.  Follow Jeannie Ferguson on Instagram @plusmodjeannief and shop her designs at @shop_bgu

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Chearice Vaughn in Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant is known for celebrating the body of a Plus woman.  Their capsule collections with top tier designers like Isabel Toledo, Christian Siriano, Sophie Theallet, and now Prabal Gurung are unequivocal.  They have their finger on the pulse of a curvy woman’s needs and wants. Their new #ThisBody campaign  is a movement to reflect the power and influence of women. Chearice Vaughn is that woman, which is why she’s in our Lane Bryant editorial.

Chearice Vaughn is an MSA Curves model in NYC. We chose to showcase Chearice in our Lane Bryant editorial because she exudes the confidence, elegance and strength of an LB woman. She’s worked with Curvysta magazine for years and can be seen on the covers of several Plus media outlets, including Plus Model Magazine’s, The Black Issue, Skorch Magazine and more.  She was one of the first Plus models to officially walk during New York Fashion Week for Cabiria in 2013 and a featured model in Plus Night Out(2011-2013).

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Denim jacket, Cacique bra and Cacique high-waist panty by Lane Bryant; Dress by Zara

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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”.

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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 show in a “Gele”, pronounced gaye lay, an African head wrap, wearing a body conscious, multi-patterned dress.  Her silhouette at the start of the runway, set the tone for the entire show.

Mr. Lars embraced ethnicities, shapes, races and sizes.  His presentation was an easy example of what may be done and must be done in all runway shows.  He didn’t tease us with possibilities, he made it happen.

The show included Kristi Castlin(@kristihollywood), Bronze medal winner in Track and Field in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  She wore a patterned dress of stripes and florals accessorized with her solid bronze medal and track shoes.

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Model extraordinaire and Hello Beautiful, style and beauty editor, Danielle James(@TheIslanDiva), walked in the show in her signature converse sneakers.  Mr. Lars was inspired by their last meeting when she wore her converse with a dress and appreciated her laid back, ultra-feminine style.

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Celebrities, models and fashion’s finest were all in attendance.  Fern Mallis, Ana Maria Sandegren of Precious7.com, Ashley Dobson, Supermodel Denise BidotBonang, Geneva S. Thomas of Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat & Heels” and many more.

Models seen on the runway were from MSA Models, Major and True Model Management. TMM was the official model management sponsor of Byron Lars Beauty Mark. Jenna Rusnak(@thecurvyrebel), Frankie Tavares(@frankietavares), were just a few of the True Model Management models gracing the runway. As hard as it was to take your eyes off of Byron Lars’ beautifully patterned dresses, Tiannia Barnes, a luxury shoe designer, sponsored the Italian made stilettos featured in the show.  My favorite, the mustard fringe heels. The handmade, couture accessories were created by The Sheila Gray Collection. The best of accessories to compliment the best of NYFW.

 

All photos by Alec Turner and Jonathan Rodriguez

Written by Jovanna Reyes

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 of hopeful models, Plus bloggers and other industry professionals.

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Celebrity stylist, Denise Caldwell(top left), Plus Model(top right), Stylist and Blogger, Nanthale Collins with Ready to Stare, Alysse Dalessandro and her mother. 

Lonnie Bee, comedian of Youtube fame, hosted the event. 

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Designers Tru Diva Designs,  Alek Risimnic Couture, Wes Taylor Designs, Ashley Stewart, House of Diggnity, JBri Designs and Total Chicness Boutique inspired the audience with one of a kind garments, innovative designs and the feeling of inclusion that cannot be imitated elsewhere.

Next post…CRFW 2016 Designers collections!  Follow Curvysta to receive notifications.   Instagram@Curvysta/Twitter@Curvysta/ Facebook@Curvystamagazine

 

A “TRU LUXE” Collection by TRU DIVA Designs for NYFW Plus Night Out 2015

TRU DIVA DESIGNS by Veronica Lipscomb graced the Plus Night Out runway 9/17/15 for the second time in two years.

This year’s TRU DIVA collection included textured and luxe fabrics to compliment every curve.  My favorites were the naval inspired hi-low ivory jacket with gold button accents, worn by Jeannie Ferguson and the knit body-con maxi dress worn by Sommer Green.  I can see myself wearing it with cowboy boots for day wear or with heels for an evening affair.  Perfect for day to night.  Any woman wearing her dresses will feel like they’re on a runway.  Placing my order tonight!

All photos by Lucivory Photography/Ivory Jackson

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rue21 Delivers Boho Chic at Plus Night Out 2015

rue21, the fashion forward retailer of rue+, offered the best in boho chic for fall 2015 on the Plus Night Out runway.  Fringe, floral print and jeans that fit your every curve, where showcased, including a few outfits for after hours.  Hosted by Shirley Velasquez, the Director of Content for Latina magazine and Chenese Lewis, of the top podcast for Curvy women, The Chenese Lewis show, Plus Night Out designers delivered collections from day to evening and swimwear.  Stay tuned for more coverage of the PNO 2015 runway.

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PLUS NIGHT OUT 2014 RUNWAY-ASHLEY STEWART

Ashley Stewart delivered the top trends of the fall season at Plus Night Out 2014, the only exclusively plus fashion event during New York Fashion Week.  Tough girl cutouts, bold fur, patterns, color and just enough sparkle!

Ashley Stewart entregó las principales tendencias de la temporada de otoño en el Plus Night Out 2014, el evento sólo exclusivamente para la moda plus, durante la Semana de la Moda de Nueva York. Recortes de chica dura, piel acentuado, patrones audaces, color y suficiente chispa!

All photos by Doug Swaim of NFPhotography.com

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New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week Delivers!

Music, fashion, great food and champagne were just a part of New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week.  Body Positivity was felt throughout the weekend!  Paula Michelle of Nfinite Form and Wunderlich Inc. promised a great event and they delivered.

I have to say, I almost forgot that I was there as media.  In every event, I was having such a great time conversing with attendees and seeing the celebs that I almost forgot to take pictures.  Gabi from Gabi Fresh, Chenese Lewis, Toccara Jones, Lamar Rucker, Tiffany Banks from Big Sexy…were celeb sightings in just one day!

I am posting the best pics that I have so far.  Let’s start with the man candy!

Lammar Rucker of Tyler Perry Productions and host of NJFFFW Model Search

Darin Henson of Soul Food and choreographer to the stars hosted ‘Celebrity Zumba’.

I had to give you at least three different angles of Mr. Henson.

Stay tuned for more pics…too many to share at once!