I have been following many plus size bloggers such as Marie of The Curvy Fashionista, Alison of Curvy Girl Chic, Melissa of Chic & Curvy and many more for a while now, but it wasn't until I attended the Haute Curves fashion show that I really saw how tight knit the plus size community is. It seemed as though everyone at the event knew each other and I didn't know a single soul in the building. However, while standing in line to enter the venue I met Melissa of Chic & Curvy and she introduced me to so many of my favorite bloggers, fashion stylists and models. Everyone that I met was so nice and encouraged me with my blogging endeavors.
The event was held at the Quality Inn in Artesia on March 3, 2013. As I arrived I was greeted at the front desk and given a swag bag which included gift certificates, Jewelry donated by Torrid, a shirt from Cult of California and other goodies.
As we entered the room, it was very elegant and cute. The tables were pink and white in the center of room with the vendors surrounding the tables. As I walked in I didn't know which way to go because you were immediately intrigued by all the beautiful clothing, accessories and cosmetics. I decided to do a once around and then start shopping.
|Our DJ for the event! He was rocking the place!|
|Word Cosmetics - I lovethat they offer a scripture on their products!|
|Something for every shade.|
The food was so good and perfect for the event. Nothing to heavy but very satisfying. We had everything from eggs, hash browns, sausage, coffee cake, cheese/meat platters and of course juice and mimosas!
|Reah Norman and I|
I had a chance to meet and speak with Reah Norman. I asked her about styling for my body type and she gave me some wonderful pointers. I'm looking forward to working with Reah in the future because I absolutely love her style and she is so down to earth.
|Trying on my first corset!|
This was the type of event that I'd like to take young girls to so they can meet women that are FABULOUS no matter what size they are.
So, how do you end a fabulous event like this....With the Harlem Shake of course. I can't wait to see video that was shot. And yes, I tried to do the Harlem Shake and I truly hope that my part in the video is short and sweet...lol
I'm truly looking forward to my next Curvy Girls who Brunch and Curvy Girls Closet Raid!
|Jenae Jones Owner/Designer of Riot and I. Love her!!!!|
|Just tempting me...These were absolutely delicious from Robin Cricket of Cricket Crumbs Baking Co.|
|Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista and Fashion Desinger Jen Wilder of Cult of California|
|Tulin Emre |
Executive Marketing & Creative Director of Plus Model Magazineand
Marie of The Curvy Fashionista
|Ms. Los Angeles Plus America 2013 Melissa Rose and I|
|Jen Wilder of Cult of California and I|
|Marie of The Curvy Fashionista and I|
|LA Plus Model Danielle Line and Tulin Emre |
Executive Marketing & Creative Director of Plus Model Magazine
|Harlem Shake Time!|
|The group right before we all went into the Harlem Shake!|
Here a few items that I picked up at the event. Loving the black and White blouse with the leather collar, The peach blouse was so cute and I love the off centered zipper and the vest was perfect for LA cool weather. Looking forward to rocking these pieces!
What did you think of the recap? Have you attended a Curvy Girls Who Brunch and Curvy Girls Closet Raid event?
Peace and Blessings!!!