The “White on White Sunset Cruise” at Full Figured Fashion Week™ 2011 – New York City
Last night had to be one of the most memorable moments in my plus-size fashion career. Not only because I got to see the “Statue of Liberty” up close and personal, but because I was so proud to see so many curvy ladies represent in a very uniting way. It was the official kick-off event for Full Figured Fashion Week™ 2011. We arrived at the Skyport Marina to a line of nothing but curvy beauties dressed in all white. I was a little concerned about the white on white theme at first because I don’t have “any” white in my wardrobe. But now I know that event producer, Gwen DeVoe, is a genius. She already knew that the vision of plus-size ladies in white would be a beauty. She couldn’t have been more right. It was truly a tearjerker to have almost all of the top plus-industry people in one setting. On board were reps from Lane Bryant, Ashley Stewart, Sonsi, Just My Size, professional plus-size models, bloggers to curvy magazine editors.
Now number one, I’m not a party/club person. But it’s so funny, Gwen DeVoe can get me in a party setting anytime, lol. No seriously, the only parties I have been to probably over the past few years were with her and her events. I had so much fun. There was 3 floors of networking and fun on the yacht. The music was on point and the DJ did her thang. We had old school hip hop, house music to the latest hits being played. All attendees were treated to a full buffet that was fulfilling and quite tasty. I almost lost my mind when we rode past the “Statue of Liberty'”. I wasn’t expecting that. That really made me appreciate being here in the City. The scenic view from the Hudson river looking back at the city was breath taking. I had a ahh haa moment last night.