The body-positive community founded by Chastity Garner Valentine and CeCe Olisa brings its flagship event back during New York Fashion Week.
Plus-size blogger Chastity Garner Valentine, inspired by Mariah Carey's diva excellence took on a 'fat' version of the pop singer for Halloween.
Natalie Hage documents her first trip to New York Fashion Week, capturing the joys and fears she experienced.
“I still want designers to cast more sizes and not segregate sizing, and for agents to step up and not segregate sizing. I want to see all sizes, races, ethnicities, ages, everything."
It was so unexpected to hear from someone so beautiful and strong that they’ve felt the same uneasy feelings that we all have. I can’t tell you how comforting it was.
After crossing Fashion Week off her bucket list, Glamour features editor Lauren Chan's big moment was almost ruined by negative personal attacks on Instagram.
Not too far in the past, there was no positive representation of plus-size bodies anywhere, plus-size fashion was basically nonexistent (and if it did exist, it was mediocre at best), and the term itself was almost said in a whisper.
Ashley Graham thinks NYFW runways are missing plus-size girls this season. That includes Rihanna's Fenty x Puma show.
At theCurvyCon 2017, retail executives answered shopper questions about the plus-size market and what they're doing to solve its biggest issues.
"I just think latex is cool," the Emmy-nominated actress said during her keynote address on Saturday at TheCurvyCon.
Chrissy Metz’s favorite piece of clothing is a cape jacket from ELOQUII. She also likes sneakers and she “loves skirts.” But, the This Is Us actress admitted during her keynote at theCURVYcon on Saturday that she hates pants — and expressed her dislike in the strongest of terms. On the way to @thecurvyCon! Can't wait to see your beautiful faces, Dahlinks! @eloquii #XOQ #sponsored A post shared by Chrissy Metz (@chrissymetz) on Sep 9, 2017 at 11:54am PDT
Celebrating the diverse shapes that women come in is only one goal of CMO Brian Beitler, who differentiated the Columbus, Ohio-based company as a “listening brand,” as they’ve been around for 113 years. “Do you know how many apparel brands have been around for over 100 years? Beitler went on to prove his own role as part of the listening brand by explaining his personal interactions with customers, as well as the women close to him.
This is your livestream of The CURVYcon 2017. Tune in for the Dia&Con fashion show from 6-7 pm on Friday, September 8 and for a day of insightful panels — one starring Chrissy Metz — and previews from 9:45am to 4pm on Saturday, September 9th.
Success did not come easy to Precious Lee — however, the model admitted during theCURVYcon on Saturday, that being unapologetically herself has gotten her to the top of the modeling world. “When I say I started from the bottom, I mean I worked my way up through this industry,” Lee said. For someone who is navigating the mostly straight-size fashion industry, Lee aims to bridge the gap between this marginalized space by being more than a walking mannequin and using her voice, in hopes that society will change its perception of peoples’s differences.
Model Precious Lee may not know how she feels about Spanx, but she knows exactly what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry. Lee started off wanting to be a lawyer and an advocate, up until her freshman year in college, when a friend took her to an open call for Elite Models in Atlanta. Two days after she graduated college, she moved to New York — and met Lauren Chan her first week in the city.
Nicolette Mason and Gabi Gregg started out as bloggers but saw a need in the curvy community they helped build and foster — and decided to fill it together. Taking their online experiences, they’re applying lessons learned into their business practices. “We really wanted to have diversity in sizes in the models,” Mason said during theCURVYcon panel on Saturday. “We have heard for years that women want to see diversity in sizes.
“I just want to be seen as a whole package and I think as fat women we often get too fetishized or too ignored,” Whitney Way Thore said at theCURVYcon on Saturday. So how does she stand out? “I have to remind myself to stay assertive, to claim my space,” the reality star and author admitted on a panel moderated by CeCe Olisa called Do It With the Lights On, featuring Chanté Burkett, Ashley Nell Tipton, and Loey Lane. “Not to back down and fall back to that old pattern before discovered body positivity,” she says, “I have to come out and be Whitney all the time.”
At this year's TheCurvyCon, a two-day event that embraces body positivity and curves, lifestyle influencer CeCe Olisa moderated a panel on how to be body positive in every area of your life.
The body-positive, curve-embracing event called theCURVYcon is in NYC on Sept. 8-9, bringing designers, fitness experiences, influencers, and speakers to town.
Plus-size model and theCURVYcon speaker Precious Lee isn't super confident because she's a size 14; she's super confident because that's just how she is.
"I kind of realized the thing that was holding me back was me," she says. "That's when my personal motto became 'don't wait on your weight to live the life you want.'" CeCe theCURVYcon takes place on Sept. 8th and 9th and will be live streamed exclusively on Yahoo Style.
Between running her fashion line, Premme, and her beloved website, Gabi Fresh, theCurvycon panelist Gabi Gregg is grateful to be a body-positive influencer. “What’s amazing it just the fact that I’m able to inspire other people and hearing from them directly that I’ve changed their lives,” she says.