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Full Figured Fashion Week Casting Tour

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The curvy community has been buzzing with excitement about Full Figured Fashion Week! This is the first year that they have done a casting tour which has given an amazing opportunity to plus models and aspiring models to audition for the show without having to incur the expense of  traveling to New York.

As a petite plus model my chances are always slimmer than models who meet the industry standard of 5’8″ and up.¬†I was excited about the casting because I feel I present so much better in person rather than submitting online. So with high hopes I made the trip from Philly to Virginia with some of my other modeling comrades, Quita, Angie, and Jessel. My friend Nakia walked in the show last year and met us down there. She is an amazing makeup artist as well as being a plus model and gave me a quick makeover before heading into line.

So we filed into line, filled out our paperwork, and waited patiently for our turn. We walked for Creator and Executive Producer – Gwen DeVoe, Casting Director – Sharon Quinn, and guest judge & Face of Full Figured Fashion Week 2011 – Nina Taylor. I admit I was so nervous. I’ve done tons of shows but to walk in the best show that the plus size community has, is an opportunity that no plus model wants to miss out on. The pressure was added on when Ms. DeVoe came out after a few hopefuls had their turns and told us she was bored and we better turn it up!

As I handed in my application, waiver, and comp card my heart pounded but I tried to cover it up with a smile. The face time in front of the judges wasn’t long but I hope I made a good lasting impression. I even heard some on lookers cheering for me which was an unexpected treat.

Here are a couple pics from the day. Make sure you follow me on Instagram so you can see these moments as they happen in the future. I didn’t snap many pics of my outfit but I kept it simple with a cute Pretty Pretty Rebel double peplum top sold exclusively at BellaNOR Boutique and my new favorite jeggings by Silver Jeans which I picked up from BellaNOR too. I put on my Just Fab booties and opted for no accessories so I didn’t have too much going on.

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Me and Ms. Gwen DeVoe, Creator and Executive Producer of Full Figured Fashion Week

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My beautiful model friends (from L to R: Angie, Jessel, me, Nakia, Quita)

Will this short, curvy, fierce girl make it on the Full Figured Fashion Week runway? Time will tell! Keep me in prayer while I sweat it out and wait to hear back!

Miss Honey Fashion Show – A Recap

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I just wanted to share a quick recap of the Miss Honey Fashion Show produced by Elocin Plus Size Boutique. And of course, to share some pics from the show with you! It was definitely a blast! Some of my favorite models, Quita Bishop, Angie Gruver, and Domonique Revere-Lincoln showcased the spring/summer collection along with some other great models. Nicole Nolan, the owner of Elocin Plus Size is such a sweetheart to work with. Bringing the show together definitely brought a set a challenges for her, but she worked through them. I am so proud of the results she produced.

The Artworks in Trenton, NJ was a great venue for the event


Her collection featured great pops of color, convertible dresses, and other fun and flirty pieces that I’m sure many ladies are looking to add to their wardrobe.

Domonique Revere-Lincoln


Nina Ross


Charlene Johnson


Janae Williams


Angie Gruver


Tammy Wright


Quita Bishop


Colleen Stovall


Thanks to Nicole Nolan of Elocin Plus Size, Nigel Beckett of Gold Label Shoppe, the other models, hairstylists, makeup artist, photographers, vendors, and everyone else who helped make the event a success!

Gold Label Shoppe was one of the vendors at the show.

I’m already looking forward to the next time!

I love my team! Here are a few behind the scenes pics. ;-)

QDAC with the designer behind Elocin Plus Size (From left to right, Angie Gruver, Quita Bishop, Nicole Nolan, Colleen Stovall, Domonique Revere-Lincoln


Chanea Davis from BellaNOR Boutique was sweet enough to make the trip to come out and support us!

If you are interested in any of the designs you see here, please contact Elocin Plus Size Boutique at 609.954.7893