Plus-size. Curvy. Thick. There are so many expressions that are used to categorize the woman who is size 12 plus and Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista is here to help the plus community navigate everything from the plus size brands you must know to creating a general sense that we all need to get in formation because we slay.
Marie recently hosted the first in a brunch series designed to engage the curvy community in dialogue . In addition to awesome vendors including my fan- girl brand of choice Jibri, there was a panel discussion where the focus was on “Own your beauty, own your style”. I loved each of the panelist which included Maui of Phat Girl fresh, Mimi Johnson, owner of the Glammatory and Patrick Cooper, Stylist who was by far my favorite; Offering up such gems as “You can inspire others just by walking in the room” or “It’s okay to experiment with your style but find what works for you”. Essentially the focus was on getting the women in attendance to understand how curvy women have a unique voice and yes, our curves are something to be honored not shunned.
Marie had a more existential approach to her feedback to the attendees- “If you are constantly delaying your happiness your delaying your growth” was one of the most poignant statements of the afternoon.
Next up in the Curvy Fashionista ‘s brunch series is a focus on the business behind building your personal brand. Panelist include Ty Alexander of Gorgeous In Grey, Chante of Everything Curvy and Chic just to name a few.
This event is sure to sell out so make sure you purchase your tickets asap.