theCURVYcon is a two day event that brings plus size Brands, Fashionistas, Shopaholics, Bloggers and YouTubers into one space, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy. Come join us as we embrace our curves, do a little shopping, and tackle topics like confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, body positivity and everything in between! For 2017 this plus friendly event will take place during NYC FALL FASHION WEEK September 8th & 9th.
Pictured: Jessamyn Stanley and Anowa Adjah directing theCurvycon fitness class
As a plus size woman I needed theCurvycon. Often times when I attend fashion events I’m the largest woman in the room. Many of the looks are not even sized for me to purchase. So when I found myself in a room full of fabulous fatties I truly felt better about myself. Personally I don’t have self-esteem issues. I’ve been plus size since a preteen. I’ve always enjoyed fashion but didn’t have many options. As an mature woman much hasn’t changed. I’m still a plus size lover of fashion but there are a few more fashion options to select from. But still have less clothing options to select from then my straight size friends can make even the most confident woman feel less than. theCURVYcon reminded me that there are many fabulous women and men of size and they have her servicing fierce fashion on a silver platter. This is why I’m excited for 2017.
Pictured: theCurvycon co-founders with Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins (middle)
Pictured: Ashley Nell Tipton, winner of Project Runway season 14
Pictured: “Dear Retailer”Panel