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 woman is unmatched. The use of mandarin collars and Japanese inspired textiles, were perfectly in tune with her red, white and black combinations seen in the rest of the collection. Tru Diva Designs never disappoints!
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.
Lonnie Bee, comedian of Youtube fame, hosted the event.
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.
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Project Runway alum, Leanne Marshall has showcased her collections at NYFW since 2008. Her billowy, flowing gowns exude romanticism as its best. She knows what a woman should look like in order to feel like a woman. Visit her website at LeanneMarshall.com to see her current bridal collection and formal gowns.
The casual and effortless grace of the “Jill Alexander” woman is easily attainable with her new collection seen at PNO 2015. The soft color palette and luxe stretch fabrics were eye candy. Her use of purple to accent her lighter pieces were perfect to fight the upcoming winter doldrums. Her fringe technique on her skirts and dresses were on trend and are perfect for the curvy woman, who can carry off a little more than a smaller body type. The lovely, Jeannie Ferguson started the showcase off with the ivory fringed sheath, perfect for the holidays or an evening out. Nicole Zepeda and Ariella Vazquez were graceful ballerinas in their ballet inspired wrap dresses and soft, neutral color palettes. The ‘piece de resistance’, was Vicky Poole in the beautifully designed gold print finale dress. Perfect for the holidays! This collection just might get me through winter while I’m “California dreaming”.
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!
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.
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!
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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!