SAVE THE DATE: Full Figured Fashion Week 2013

SAVE THE DATE: Full Figured Fashion Week 2013

The next Full Figured Fashion Week will be June 17th through the 22nd, 2013 in New York City. Mark your calendars!

In the meantime, be on the look out for Gwen DeVoe and her team. They’re coming to a city near you to cast next year’s runway stars!

Visit http://www.fffweek.com for more info.

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NEW ON THE EXAMINER: EMBRACING FALL TRENDS WITH SK WILBUR

From Eye Candy by SK WIlbur Fall/Winter 2012

Each year the plus size fashion community flocks to New York for Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFWeek), the creation of former plus model turned mogul, Gwen DeVoe and her companyDeVoe Signature Events. Showcasing all that’s hot in apparel and accessories for the curvy girl, FFFWeek provides a glimpse into what to look forward to for the fall. One of the featured fashion brands this year was SK WILBUR by independent New York designer, Wilbur Pack, Jr.

At this year’s event, SK WILBUR unveiled its Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Eye Candy, which plays to many of the seasons trends—particularly a return to ladylike elegance and suiting.

For the full article on the Examiner, click the image above.

 

AND THE WINNER IS….(The Face of Full Figured Fashion Week 2012 Announced)

So after a grueling task of sifting through the numerous models who entered the search to be the next Face of Full Figured Fashion Week, a winner has been chosen….

Congratulations to Ms. Venessa De La Rosa, the 2012 Face of Full Figured Fashion Week.

Ms. Venessa De La Rosa

Venessa was chosen by a  panel of judges comprised of some of the plus community’s biggest influencers (Marina ZelnerTiffany Braxton-BelvinMadeline Figueroa-Jones and Steffany Bready-Edwards).

Congratulations Venessa and we look forward to seeing you on the red carpet at Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City on June 13-16, 2012!

To learn more about Venessa, please click on her image for the full announcement from the FFFWeek team.

AND HERE ARE THE NOMINEES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goddess Magazine has announced their nominees for their upcoming 2011 Awards. Some of my favorite curvy vixens are up for awards this year including:


Christina Mendez (nominated as the Fashion Icon of the Year)






  • Monif. C (nominated as the Designer of the Year)


  • Gwen DeVoe (nominated as the Celebrity of the Year).

Congrats to all the nominees and please place your votes for them here.

Full Figured Fashion Week NYC 2011

New York City was all about the curves for Full Figured Fashion Week.

Presented by Sonsi and sponsored by famed retailers Lane Bryant and Kmart, FFFWeek ran from Wednesday June 16th through Saturday June 18th ending with a grand finale showcase featuring fifteen of the top designers in the plus size world.

In its third year, FFFWeek featured four days packed with events to showcase and emphasized the beauty of the curvaceous form. The event, created by former plus model turned fashion show producer, Gwen DeVoe, drew bloggers, designers, fashionistas and everyone in between to experience panel discussions, shopping soirees, parties and fashion showcases that celebrated the full figured woman.

Though some of the scheduled events like the Blogger’s Conference and Brunch panel were invite only, the public events like the All-White Boat Party, the Sample Sale and the Full-Figured Fashion Crawl attracted women from all over the tri-state area and the world– giving women an opportunity to shop for summer and fall fashions at event-only discounted prices.

I had the pleasure of attending the much anticipated Lane Bryant Blogger Conference as well as the Kmart Blogger’s Brunch. It was a great opportunity for me to network and meet some of the faces behind the blogs and Twitter feeds I follow including Maddy Figueroa-Jones of Plus Model MagazineMarie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista, Olga Gonzalez-Ramos of Daily Venus Diva, Karen Ward of the Curvy Canadian, Kim McCarter of The Curvy Spot, Yoli Ramirez of Queen Diva Fashion, Glen Johnson of Full Figure Plus, Alissa Wilson of Stylish Curves, Thina Grotmark of Beyond Sizes (she came all the way from Sweden!), Trinia Dotson of Curvy Girl Radio, Tina McNeely from T Minus T Plus, and so many more.

At the Lane Bryant conference, attendees got to see the new collections hitting the stores for pre-fall and fall including a limited edition Swarovski Crystal bra set for Cacique (see pic below). The new collections feature fashion inspirations from famed designers including Pierre Cardin, Halston and Fiorucci.

Limited edition Swarovski Crystal Bra

We also got a sneek preview of the incredibly sexy new ad campaign for Lane Bryant’s T3 (Tummy Tightening Technology) Jeans which are hitting stores now. Definitely something I want to check out as they promise no more unsightly gaps as well as all over smoothing that makes you appear to be two sizes smaller!

New Lane Bryant T3 ad featuring the industry's top plus models!

Saturday’s Blogger Brunch, sponsored by Kmart, also served as the unveiling of LYS, the retailer’s new in-house plus line. The new collection features fun, flirty fashions….all under $50! Debuting with sizes 18-24, the cheap but chic pieces are a curvy girl’s dream.

LYS Jumper

But the highlight of my FFFWeek this year was being backstage at the finale showcase on Saturday evening. Working with the team from The Art of Curves, headed by Blacque Sutherland and Nova, and the staff of DeVoe Signature Events, an amazing show was put on featuring 36 of the most beautiful curvy girls in the fashion industry including the famed Jeannie Ferguson, Tricia Campbell and more. Featured designers included: Plush Boutique, Ashaki Charles, Le Dan’s Closet, Jill Alexander, Sonsi, Kmart, Lane Bryant, Queen Grace, Her Game 2, Sweetooth, Ashley Stewart and Margaux Kouture. The show was hosted by Shanda Freeman and included a tribute to the late Mia Amber, who was presented with the Plus Runway Model of the Year award (accepted by her husband).

Richard Lew Photography took some amazing shots of the show, including this one:

Click on this image to see more photos by Richard Lew from FFFWeek

The dates for next year’s event have already been announced. Check out http://www.fffweek. for more info. Looking forward to seeing you there!