I am proud to announce that Elite Curves International will be holding the first HAUTE Curves, LA Fashion Week on October 13th of this year! This groundbreaking plus size fashion show will be held during LA Fashion Week. Curvy divas can experience an entire event dedicated to independent designers that cater to your size (12 and up.) What a positive experience it will be to see models showcasing the hottest trends that actually look like me and you, instead of striving for a form of beauty that seems so out of reach.
Celebrate curves while giving to a deserving cause. ECI has partnered with Michelle’s Place, an LA based charity which helps women with breast cancer receive emotional and educational support and facilitates breast healthcare services. A curvy diva always remembers to give back to the community, plus a little good karma never hurts.
The show will be hosted by Chenese Lewis, the first diva to be crowned Miss Plus Size America and host of PlusSize Model Radio. Lewis is also the creator of the 2010 Love Your Body Campaign where she created quite the splash by posing in her birthday suit with America’s Next Top Model, Whitney Thompson. My heart swells with pride to see a fellow curvy woman feel so comfortable in her own skin.
Kim Yarbrough of NBC’s The Voice, will also be making an appearance at HAUTE Curves. Yarbrough’s confidence allowed her to strut her stuff into a finalist spot on the hit show as she represented the plus size community with style. Yarbrough will be making her debut with ECI, but she is no stranger to the runway. She has torn up a runway or two and has also rocked TV shows like Dexter, Bones, and recently Nick at Nite’s newest Teen/Family Drama Hollywood Heights.
Elite Curves International is an organization that is near and dear to my heart. Angela Rene’ also known as “The Purple Diva,” CEO of PurpleDivaDesigns.com and Jasmine Epperson, CEO of Kris Eliza Boutique have teamed up to bring us a plus size positive organization, ECI. Rene’ and Epperson noticed a lack of models that really represented the curvy woman so they took matters into their own hands to create ECI. I love that these two plus sized designers have created ECI to promote self esteem and a positive image for women with curves.
Don’t miss a second of the fashion fun! Be sure to scoop up your tickets HERE. Doors open at 6:00 pm PST for red carpet arrivals and reception. The show will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. PST. Get your VIP on with a $45 ticket that includes a fab swag bag, drink tickets and access to the HAUTE Curves After Party or grab some General Admission for $25. Make sure you experience the fun and report back to me, fashionistas.
In Peace and Curves,