The Curvy Fashionista’s Brunch Series

Brunch series flyer

Brunch series flyer


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.






Me with Frances Michelle

Me with Frances Michelle



Simply Be Empowerment Campaign Featuring My Boo Ty Alexander

Ty Alexander

Ty Alexander

As a lifestyle blogger my inbox is frequently filled with press releases touting the next greatest beauty product or some epic, can’t miss event. I often skim these releases, consider whether they resonate with me and my audience and never really give them much thought. This morning was quite different because I received a release featuring a woman I truly consider a friend and I teared up with pride and excitement because my boo Ty Alexander was included among a list of stellar bloggers. I have had a glimpse into her rise, I know a bit about her journey and I couldn’t be happier for this season in her life. Ty is featured in the Simply Be Empowerment campaign and the cast of ANTM will be challenged to represent their given hashtag:


Tune into the CW network at 8pm EST as Top Model alum Whitney Thompson along with Simply Be US publicist and Kelly Cutrone hosts tonight’s challenge.

You can see all the bloggers featured in the campaign here

Curvy Fashionistas Host NYC Shop and Swap 5/1

Some of the websphere’s most fashionable (and popular) curvy bloggers will be hosting a swap and shop for curvy fashionistas ranging from sizes 10 and up.


The Shop & Swap was created by curvy style blogger Kellie Brown- and will be hosted by fellow curvy stylistas Gabi Gregg, Nicolette Mason, Nadia Aboulhosn and one of my personal favorites Ty Alexander, EIC of Each of these fashionistas has a unique, aspirational sense of style and break the mold of the misconception that fashion is limited to a size 0.

Here’s a pic of Ty Alexander, of Gorgeous in Grey in one of her always well-styled ensembles and a link to the post where she speaks about the event.


Ty, EIC Gorgeous In Grey

In addition to the hosts offering up coveted pieces from their own wardrobes, plus size retail brands Lane Bryant, Kmart//LYS, Simply Be USA will also be on hand to offer a sneak peak into their latest collections.


The event is open to the public so grab a few of your girls and be prepared to shop (and swap)  till you drop!


WHEN: 6-9PM Tuesday May 1, 2012


WHERE: Tammany Hall – 152 Orchard Street NY, NY 10002


WHY: Because fashion belongs to every*body* ™ – Fatshion Insider







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