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 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!

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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

 

New York Fashion Week Fall 2016: Leanne Marshall’s Romantic Runway

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Photos by Jovanna Reyes

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.

 

“FRINGED” with Jill Alexander Designs at PNO 2015

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”.

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JEANNIE FERGUSON IN JILL ALEXANDER DESIGNS
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INDIA ROBINSON IN JILL ALEXANDER DESIGNS

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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rue+ for rue21 model: Ke’nisha Dunlap Lucivory Photography
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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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MODEL: SAMANTHA LEBBIE(IPM MODELS)
ASHLEY STEWART MODEL:  JESSICA GUZMAN(IPM MODELS)
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MODEL: JESSICA GUZMAN(IPM MODELS)
ASHLEY STEWART MODEL:  LAURA LEE JOHNSON
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MODEL: LAURA LEE JOHNSON(BICOASTAL MODELS)
ASHLEY STEWART MODEL: ALIYAH CHERRISSE
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MODEL: ALIYAH CHERRISSE(TRUE MODELS)
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ASHLEY STEWART MODEL:  SOMMER GREEN(IPM MODELS)
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MODEL: SOMMER GREEN(IPM MODELS)
ASHLEY STEWART MODEL: LIZ SHAR(IPM MODELS)
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MODEL: LIZ SHAR(IPM MODELS)
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MODEL: LAURA JOHNSON(IPM MODELS)
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MODEL: VANESSA MAY HINDS(BICOASTAL MODELS)

Vina Mills-Blonde Bombshell

I had the opportunity to attend the Diamond Awards in Atlanta last week.

The gala honored Dionne Warwick and raised money for kidney disease.

This young lady, Vina Mills, caught my attention in the media room.  Her look was strong, sexy and commanding.

Grace Jones came to mind.

The green dress with the blonde hair and gold statement pieces was an example of perfect styling.

She thought of everything!

Here are some pics on my quick photoshoot.  I couldn’t help myself.

Listen to her music at http://singersroom.com/content/2012-10-18/Vina-Mills-Love-Em-Good/

Twitter.com/VinaMills and Facebook.com/VinaMills

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Here are some options for green dresses for the curvy girl:

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Lane Bryant Green Peplum Dress worn
by Ivory of Curvy Girls-NUVO TV
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as worn by Christina Mendez
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Avenue.com

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!