On Monday, May 9, 2016, celebrity stylist Susan Moses and founder of Empowering Women NYC and Lane Bryant partnered to host the first annual Empowering Women Summit in NYC.
Held on an outdoor terrace, guests watched the gorgeous fashion creations of Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant. You would remember seeing Christian on Project Runway, he was the winner in the fourth season. This amazing collaboration between Lane Bryant and Glamour magazine showcased all the curvy talent, be it models, actors or bloggers, all the gorgeous icons were there.
The show featured Siriano’s spring 2016 capsule collection worn by key players in the curvy girl ecosystem: bloggers including GabiFresh and Nicolette Mason; models including Ashley Graham and Candice Huffine, and celebrities including Amber Riley and Danielle Brooks of “Orange is the New Black.” Source WWD.com
I WISH I WAS THERE! I couldn’t possibly image meeting all these women and telling them that they are paving the road for the rest of us. #GirlCrushCon
As a brand, Lane Bryant is killing it and has been known to think outside-the-box when it comes to body positive movements. It’s such a breath of fresh air!
Bonus news- Lane Bryant is also now shipping to Canada! You can shop the entire Christian Siriano collection or just browse through their sale rack! haha
All images were sourced from Lane Bryant Facebook page.
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I was invited to attend a fundraiser luncheon, hosted by Sue Norton of Pink Tiger. Over lunch, we watched Canadian fashion designer, Kristie Lance, present her Spring 2016 looks which also included her first full plus-size line. This fashion show lunch was also a fundraiser to support Look Good Feel Better. The lunch was held at Santé Restaurant, who hosts fashion show lunches on the regular!
Pink Tiger is an online marketplace that showcases a variety of Canadian designers. The unique shopping experience at Pink Tiger is built around a Random Acts of Kindness movement.
At Pink Tiger, we are truly passionate about two things: fashion and philanthropy. We believe that companies have an obligation to give back to the community – after all, our community is our customer base. We also believe that by supporting emerging and existing designers, we can give them a way to give back, just by selling an item on www.pinktiger.com.
She’s been doing some pretty crazy work all over Ottawa these days, and if you haven’t heard of her, you must be living under a rock! I am always amazed at Kristie’s talent and finally had the chance to watch the fashion show. I was front row, and not back stage this time! Kristie does custom design work and specializes in curvy and plus-size fashion! Her clothing line is available from size 0-22. She and I share the same philosophy when it comes to embracing your curves and I couldn’t be more honoured to share this with you! You’ll have to follow her #JoinTheRebellion ventures online.
I had the pleasure of presenting another fashion segment on CTV Morning Live today, where we talked about 2016 Spring fashion trends from Addition Elle with a twist. Today’s segment was all about pulling a look together that was inspired by the bra!
Addition Elle has a gorgeous selection of quality bras and has qualified staff to help you find the right fit. That’s ultimately the secret, the right fit! This month they are featuring their bra fitting services with special promotions from March 17-22 2016. This is not to be missed.
To be honest, I have never been a lover of lingerie. Particularly because my bras are usually too “functional” to be pretty. You know what though? I no longer need to feel that way. Their selection (size and fit!!) are wonderful and completely accommodating to all women who need more support. I fell in love a few times with their racy designs, particularly those from the Ashley Graham line (I mean, who doesn’t love Ashley Graham). The new Sheer Desire set is also to die for; a lightweight mesh that is both sexy and practical.
I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my amazing models Melissa, Meeka and Emily who support me and trust my styling skills! They always do a fabulous job! Love you ladies xoxox!
If you missed the CTV Morning Live segment, you can watch “Perfect Bra for Curvy Body Types” here.