My Segment on CBS “Virginia This Morning”

Today I had the absolute honor of being a guest on Richmond’s CBS show “Virginia This Morning”. I was interviewed by host Cheryl Miller and Jessica Noll.  Those two ladies are so sweet and made me feel so welcomed. Actually the whole CBS crew was very professional and welcoming to me and my models. I did a segment on “spring plus-size fashions”. I had four of the participants from “The Plus Academy VIRGINIA” to model for me: Melanie Davis, Kim Peterson, Quansilla Goins and Chanay Taylor. I styled them in fashions from Torrid, Ashley Stewart, Just My Size and Dots. The trends that I focused on were sequins, menswear for women, the color “purple” and animal prints. My photographer Kermit Gresham was on hand to capture every moment from start to finish. (I must say that I have a great team!). The producers of the show contacted me last month to do this and I have been anxiously preparing for the big moment ever since. Well here’s the final outcome and I couldn’t be more pleased:


My Models Outfits:


Dress by Just My Size $16

Shrug: Lane Bryant

Shoes: It’s Fashion $22

Clutch: Free Gift from Bath & Body Works

Jewelry: Charming Charlie $3-$12



Jeggings, Cardigan, Booties, Wallet and Tank from Dots $16-$24 each

Belt and Jewelry: Ashley Stewart $18-$24 each


Sequins Jacket: Torrid $50

Torrid Black and White Pinstripe Pencil Skirt $38

Evolution by JMS™ Smocked Chain Top $13.99

Belt: Ashley Stewart

Handbag: Nicole Lee from Bakers Shoes Regular $75, On Sale $40

Earrings and Bracelet: Simply Fashions $5.99 set

Necklace: Macys

Shoes: Models Own (Payless)



Torrid Z. Cavaricci Couture – Satin Leopard Ruched Dress $69

Torrid Black Satin Lapel Tuxedo Jacket $54

Ankle/Shoe Jewelry: Aldo $6 on clearance

Lion Clutch: NYC Boutique $30

Bracelets: Earrings Plaza $5 each (NYC)

Shoes & Ring: Models Own

The video link for this entire interview can be found here