Catherine Schuller, AICI, CIP is the go-to person in the image industry for all things on style and fashion for the full figured woman with over 23 years in the industry. In 2011 she was given the Icon of the Industry Award during Full Figured Fashion Week . During 1997-2001, she was Fashion Retail Editor at MODE magazine for the full four years of that Vogue executed publication and did her popular “Mode on the Road”. She began as a former Ford Model and subsequently wrote the highly acclaimed how-to guide The Ultimate Plus Size Modeling Guide. She studied the image consulting program at Parsons and is a professional member of the Association of Image Consultants International and serves as the VP of Marketing for the NY Tri State Chapter. She is Image and Style Director of Divabetic, a charity for women living with, affected by or at risk of diabetes. She teaches the premiere image course on special sizes at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has an image company for the job fair market called Your Image Power and has been asked to do her popular Powerfully Packaging People For Success”. She writes a popular fashion blog called StyleBoomer which is on the Madison Plus website and column News from a Broad runs on Daily Venus Divas. Her newest endeavor is the Curvy Fashion Show set to launch during Fashion Week in NYC September 2012. She is a frequently quoted media expert on the full figured market and has appeared five times on The View, The Today Show, The Early Show, eight times on Neal Cavuto’s Your World and many television and radio shows across the United States. She is frequently quoted in major news publications and websites such Crane’s Business Week, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Angie de Milo (special Guest runway coach for NPMN) resides in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania has been modeling for 8 years and in the past 2 years has branched extending her brand to include model coaching and extensive runway training. Holding one on one interactive classes locally and surrounding areas. She has walked the runways of towns and cities all over the East Coast. Angie’s background includes print, runway, promotions, commercials as well as a talented vocalistContact info: facebook: Angie de Milo or email email@example.com.
|Ashley Stewart Clothing, Delores Cameron||MSA Modeling Agency, Emily Pennachio – Print, Marcy Spanier – Director of Fit|
|Courtney Washington INC., Georgia Gayle||One Chance Entertainment is a Production/Management Company. We specialize in fashion shows, TV&FILM, and special events. We produce Evolution of Curves, Manage Evolution Dance Company and host Date Curves. We’ve been featured on E!, Style, TV ONE, and BET Networks to name a few. We work with models sizes 10+ of all
Ethnicities. To learn more visit www.eofcurves.com
|Aminah Cole CEO & President of Not Your Average Talents, the Premiere Plus Size Entertainment Company dedicated to providing a stronger presence and higher visibility to Plus Size Actors, Singers, Dancers, Models & Entertainers on TV, Film, Stage, Movies, Recording Artist, on Runways and Commercial Print. Aminah is also a trained and working actress with a background in theatre, film and television.||Divas N’ Stilettos (Chanell Jones/Tykesha Reed), the creators of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend, are committed to empowering women, improving the self-esteem of the curvy community & bringing trendy/couture fashion to the MD, DC & VA area that caters to the woman with CURVES also known as plus (sizes 10+). Curves Rock Fashion Weekend consists of Fashion Shows, Workshops, Women Empowerment, Self-Esteem building, Healthier Lifestyle Choices, Fitness, Vendors, Networking and so much more.|
|Divas N’ Stilettos (Chanell Jones/Tykesha Reed), the creators of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend, are committed to empowering women, improving the self-esteem of the curvy community & bringing trendy/couture fashion to the MD, DC & VA area that caters to the woman with CURVES also known as plus (sizes 10+). Curves Rock Fashion Weekend consists of Fashion Shows, Workshops, Women Empowerment, Self-Esteem building, Healthier Lifestyle Choices, Fitness, Vendors, Networking and so much more.||Domonique Revere-Lincoln is also a petite plus model and she owns an online intimates boutique, Empress Lingerie. Empress Lingerie’s contemporary costume, lingerie, and swim wear embodies a panache and passion for on-trend designs, impeccable craftsmanship, bold colors and eye-catching prints with luscious fabrics and flirty details. As an emerging leader in the industry, Empress Lingerie seeks to be known for their integrity, innovation, impeccable customer service, trend-right designs, high quality, and competitive prices.|
|Shanda Freeman Born and raised in Newburgh, NY Began her career in HIV/AIDS Services in 1996, Shanda worked as a Case Manager and Counselor for over 8 years. In 2002, Shanda met and fell for the “love of her life” and current husband, Fatman Scoop! Fatman Scoop is a Hip Hop promoter and radio personality. In 2007, they created their sex and relationship advice podcast Man and Wife which later debuted on MTV in 2008! In branching out on her own, Shanda created Shanda Says! Shanda Says vlogs and advice column offers her audience a place of experience, compassion, enjoyment, and fashion! Shanda has contributed her advice articles to numerous media outlets such as; Essence.com, AOL BlackVoices, The New York Post, and Straight Stuntin Magazine to name a few. She tours the country delivering speaking engagements offering young people and women her story of strength and overcoming obstacles. Her love of fashion led her to conquer her dream of Clothing Designer with her first collection Gemini.||Nfinite Form, LLC, is the leading enterprise on the East Coast that brings attention, acceptance and awareness to the full size community by way of fashion-events-magazine. They are the proud founders and innovators of International/National/New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week, “Where Music Meets Fashion,” showcasing today’s artists and full figured fashion together on one stage. The platform is to uplift and establish the full figured community in its totality so it is permanently rooted in society. The full figured community deserves to be represented properly to erase the stigmas associated with it. The misnomers and miseducation must be eradicated in order for the full size community’s beauty, style and talents to be brought to the fore and Nfinite Form, LLC is the vessel for women, men and children to carry out that personal journey. Our mission is from the heart to transform the lives of full size women by fostering a positive outlook, delivering a practical, livable and healthy lifestyle approach, to discover their personal self-worth and empower change by means of our fashions-events-magazine.|
|Jeannie Ferguson with over a decade behind the scenes as a Buyer, Merchandiser, Allocator, and Product Development Coordinator and in her present position as Product Manager is an asset to the fashion biz. At 5’3, size 14 and a killer strut she is now one of the most sought after Plus Petite Fit Models in the industry As well as half of the burgeoning fashion house BGU. Jeannie is also known for her expertise in runway, prin and fit with clients such as Rip The Runway, South Pole, Rocawear, Coogi, Beverly Hills Polo Club, Dereon, Bootylicious, Ed Hardy, American Rag, Karl Kani, Fit logic, Onni Knits, Notations and of course BGU.||Jovanna Reyes: Photography and fashion have always been a driving force in Jovanna Reyes’ life. The lover of all things beautiful, whether in nature or the curvy woman, Jovanna captures it in her photographs and designs. As the founder of Plus Night Out, Producer for Skorch TV, Photographer/Stylist for Plus Models, she lives and breathes plus size fashion.
|Juanita Kelly Raised in Plainfield, NJ, Is a designer of the line Goddess by Juanita Kelly established in 2008 which is a clothing line specializing in plus sizes for women.Executive Director/ Publisher • Goddess Magazine Kelly Executive Director/Publisher is a unique place where women regardless of size can feel sexy, sassy, and confident. Goddess magazine is the exclusive fashion, love and life guide to all goddesses.Kelly is also Creator/Executive Director/Publisher of Juanita Kelly Publications and Juanita Kelly Productions.||Just Raymona, Designer and CEO of En.v new york a company that provides full figured women with fashionable clothing that’s for so long eluded them. A line where clothing is stylish, figure flattering and affordable.En.v new york offers vibrant colors and prints that can be ordered as separates. Therefore our suits will fit perfectly. En.v new york is one of a few clothing lines to offer separates, suits and combinations that focus totally on fit, style and selection. En.v new york is the only full size women’s clothing line that has a CEO that is the designer with 18 years of pattern making and over 20 years of construction experience. This means the clothes are produced with the utmost quality, the design lines are stylish but simple, the construction, functional yet complimentary to the woman with more curves. www.envnewyork.com The online shopping site exclusively for the woman with “Real Curves”!|
|Sheri Collins is a former marketing executive turned branding and fashion expert known as “The Curvy Stylist.” Fashion editor of DailyVenusDiva.com, the #1 lifestyle magazine for women with curves. Her inspirational style advice has appeared in Marie Claire’s web series “Big Girl in a Skinny World,” eHow.com, ivillage.com, Stylist.com, NewsDay, and TheCurvyFashionista.com. Sheri has spoken to audiences at Full Figured Fashion Week 2012 and Ashley Stewart Stores in New York. She has worked with actor Zuzanna Szadkowski, who plays “Dorota” on hit show Gossip Girl, as wells others in the world of fashion and entertainment. In December 2012 Sheri launched the “Curvy Shopping and the City” tour, a concierge-type shopping experience for plus size women from the US and abroad who visit New York in search of fashionable clothing. Connect with Sheri @TheCurvyStylist on Twitter and Facebook.||Shawn Montgomery born and raised Mount Vernon, New York moving forward Shawn made the decision to serve his country by joining the United States Army. While serving in the military, he continued his education and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Management Information Systems from Monroe College. His love for the culture of New York, music, dance, and the Plus-Size community stirred his interest towards INTHEMIXXRADIO (Internet Live Radio Show) as a host of, The Officially Rated Thick Show, which is geared toward uplifting the plus-sized community and etc. The show broadcasts every Saturday, 7:00pm-9:30pm and not only caters to the plus-sized community, and has a nation-wide audience with rating ranging from 300-4,000. Every week.|
|Theresa Flatts is a fashion merchandising graduate of J Sargeant Reynolds , Theresa Flatts has been making a name for herself as fashion show coordinator. The Unforgettable Woman is a plus size organization that encourages girls, teens, and women to celebrate their curves by providing classes, workshops, and fashion events that address health, fashion, beauty, and style. Theresa conceived the idea about the Unforgettable Woman because she was unhappy with the retail industry and how it was not supportive of the plus size physique. She was tired of asking that “famous” question, “Do you carry plus sizes?”, also, noticing that women of size had a lower self-esteem. Due to her own battle with low self esteem and lack of confidence, in 2002 the organization of The Unforgettable Woman was created.||Tonia Minor is a the Founder/CEO of Virginia Full Figured Fashion Week. She decided on this quest because she herself is a plus size woman and thinks plus size women are DIVAs Too…VF3W is a week long experience of amazing events that focuses on plus size women and the empowerment and fashion we all want and have. The company started in June, 2012 with the vision of providing an opportunity for full figured women to connect with businesses and designers that cater to their needs. VF3W is in the process of planning a fun-filled, empowering week of activities for Fall, 2013|
|Veronica Lipscomb Designer of Tru diva Designs by Veronica L is a clothing line that sets itself apart by introducing new and eclectic styles to a somewhat watered down plus fashion market. Recognized for its innovative and unique use of colors and styles has earned tremendous appreciation from women sizes 10 and up. Accentuating a woman’s contours, and creating flattering lines is only part of the designer’s recipe, her decidedly contemporary designs are characterized by an exquisite attention to detail, impeccable construction and use of rich luxurious fabrics. From bohemian chic to glamorous evening gowns, Tru Diva has a myriad of fashion for the plus sized woman. Style, sophistication and sex appeal, make a TRU DIVA.||Eden Miller is an award winning costume designer and wardrobe stylist, and the designer of Cabiria. Cabiria was born out of a desire to bring whimsy, sensuality and luxury to the plus size world.She took the name Cabiria from the Oscar® winning 1957 Italian film “Nights of Cabiria” by Federico Fellini. In the film, Franca Marzi plays Wanda, a woman of stature, size, and most importantly, unapologetic, smoldering sexiness. Looking through more mid-century European cinema, Eden found a trend of big, brazen women unafraid of life. Cabiria is dedicated to this attitude of daring audacity. We celebrate women in beautifully made, well cut, modern clothing that shows off their figures.Eden has spent over two decades working as a costume designer and wardrobe stylist, among other roles in the garment industry. She’s also a size 18 – 20, and know how frustrating it can be to want luxurious fabrics and fine craftsmanship, but feel the offerings in the stores simply aren’t right for my age or professional needs. Eden always wanted to walk in the doors of Barneys and all the chic downtown NY designer’s shops to try on and buy those beautiful pieces, but knew they’d have nothing even approaching a plus size. Because of all this, she brings her years of expertise, high standards and love of beautiful things to Cabiria and to you.|
|Selina Weekes is the Founder and Executive Director of Manik Mag, a new media fashion and lifestyle publication for curvaceous women delivering the latest in fashion, beauty, and pop culture while promoting the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.||Hairless 4 Her Awareness is a non-profit organization that conceptualized after founder Turquoise Johnson decided to part ways with her hair to honor a former teacher and close friend after she lost her battle to breast cancer. Since 2011, Hairless 4 Her Awareness has been dedicated to promoting awareness for breast cancer through community outreach and engagement. The organization has built a strong foundation by celebrating the lives of the women affected by the disease. In one year, Hairless 4 Her Awareness has become a strong support system for patients without health coverage and adult women under forty. Known for their heart-tugging visual campaigns, Hairless 4 Her Awareness is gearing up to become a leader in breast cancer awareness.|
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|Dale Noelle- President/Owner of TRUE. TRUE is a boutique model management company providing uniquely tailored career guidance to nurture, develop and place fit and showroom models with top fashion clients.|
|Tashina Zamlowski -Talent Scout & Marketing Director of TRUE. TRUE is a boutique model management company providing uniquely tailored career guidance to nurture, develop and place fit and showroom models with top fashion clients.|