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.

Gemini Magazine to get a new look

Gemini Magazine to interview plus model fave, Christina Mendez.

Ok, so what–we are a little bias when it comes to Christina Mendez. It could be her candidness during an interview, or it could be her 24/7 grind–we aren’t sure which, but anyway you slice it we just love her.

If it seemed like she had been missing in action, you can attribute that to her new bundle of joy, Cailey Christine. Although, being a mom for the second time around did not stop her for long. Three months after the birth of her baby girl, Christina hit the ground running with high-profile features on Good Morning America and Rachael Ray modeling for Modern Family’s star Sofia Vergara’s Kmart Fashion segment, BET’s Rip the Runway, New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week, Rocawear.com, Qristyl Frazier’s Epitome Collection, WABC (NY) speaking on behalf of Autism Speaks, and numerous commercials. Did we mention that she was ranked #3 on Oddee’s list of “10…

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Full Figured Fashion Week™ 2012 Schedule is Out!

I am so excited that the Curvy Socialite was chosen to be a member of The Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™ 2012!

This year FFFWeek™ will be held in New York City from June 13-16! You can view the schedule and purchase tickets at fffweek.com!

New H&M Swim Ad Features Plus Size Model!

Recently, I read an article saying that more and more retailers are requesting to plus models for their campaigns. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical but after seeing this new ad from H&M, I’m pleasantly surprised!

According to London’s La Mode, “it’s all about keeping it ‘real'”. With more and more companies looking at catering to all their demographics, the curvier model is in demand.

Do you think this is just a trend or a shift that is here to stay?

 

UPDATE:

Full Figured Fashion Week Founder, Gwen DeVoe, just announced that Vicky (the model featured here) will be walking the runway at the highly publicized plus size fashion event in June!

Tara Lynn for Torrid

Plus Model Tara Lynn for Torrid
Click the Image to See the Lookbook

Plus model super star Tara Lynn graces the pages of full figured retailer’s, Torrid, new lookbook.

Featuring the season’s hottest trends (sheer, crochet, maxi dresses, prints and more….), the Spring lookbook for Torrid is packed with must have items for the curvy fashionista’s closet.

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.

NAAFA Plus-Size Fashion Design Scholarship

Repost from http://www.fashionschooldaily.com

The NAAFA is holding their annual Plus-Size Fashion Design Scholarship competition. They ask that students design and submit drawings of three plus-size (Women’s 16 – 32) fashions along with a short essay (750 words or less) explaining the thought behind their design and why it is unique, and be sure to include your approach and interest in designing for the plus-size fashion industry. The winning submission will receive a $1,000 scholarship, to be awarded at the NAAFA Conferencebeing held in San Francisco on August 4, 2012.

Interested applicants must sign up here, and submit one PDF document that includes their three designs, proof of enrollment, and the brief essay. The application deadline is July 1, 2012.

Good luck!