Resume and Press Coverage


August 27, 2015-  Guest on CBS “Virginia This Morning” for a segment on ‘Back To School Fashion’. Interviewed by Jessica Noll

 June 2014- VIP Blogger for the Full Figured Fashion Week Finale Year in NYC

March 27, 2014- Featured Guest Blogger on designer Igigi by Yuliya Raquel’s Blog page

March 20, 2014-Upon invitation, attended the fashion show debut of designer Isabel Toledo’s collaboration with Lane Bryant in New York City

March 15, 2014- Guest panelist at the Liris Crosse “Life Of A Working Model Bootcamp” in Atlanta, GA

January 30, 2014- Announced as a featured blogger for the SWAK Designs Valentine’s Day Date Night Outfit Challenge

January 11, 2014- Hosted the #PSPfit and Blogger Meet-Up at Lane Bryant, Fairfax, VA

October 18, 2013- Announced as the Fall 2013 Guest Stylist for Just My Size

September 3, 2013-  Guest on CBS “Virginia This Morning” for a segment on ‘Back To School Fashion’. Interviewed by Jessica Noll

  • September 1, 2013- Interviewed celeb nail tech, Naja Rickette, of WeTv’s reality show, “LA Hair”

July 25, 2013- Featured in the “Blogger Picks” section on the Posh shoppe website

July 20, 2013- Judge/Panelist for the Plus Night Out Model Search at Ashley Stewart in Bowie, Maryland

June/July 2013- Worked with the Vivica Fox Hair Company reviewing their Brazilian and Remi Hair Weaves

  • June 7, 2013- Announced as a member of the 2013 Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week®

  • June 2013- Featured in a spotlight article on Plus-Size Fashion for Richmond Magazine

  • May 26, 2013- Announced as a special guest panelist for the Curves Rock Fashion Weekend in July 2013 alongside MTV’s Tionna Smalls, Liris Crosse, Shanda Freeman and many more.

  • May 20, 2013- Featured in Lane Bryant’s Fashion Style Off for Full Figured Fashion Week

  • May 11, 2013- Featured by Ashley Stewart to style a dress for Mother’s Day

    • April 20, 2013- Interviewed (in-person) the BET  “Sunday Best” Winner and cast member of the stageplay, “Love Lies”, Crystal  Aikin

  • April 1, 2013- Nominated by Fashion Awards MD as a Media Member (Blogger/Journalist) of the Year

  • March 30, 2013- Spotlight feature on RVA Fashion Bloggers Website

  • February 7, 2013-Upon invitation, I attended the Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 Runway Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City at Lincoln Center

  • January 4, 2013- Interviewed on CBS “Virginia This Morning” by Cheryl Miller for a segment on “New Year, New You Fashions”. Styled four models in Spring 2013 trends and wedding attire

  • December 10, 2012- Featured as a guest blogger on the Vivica Fox Hair Collection blogsite

    • October 14, 2012- Interviewed comedian, Luenell,  for my blog

  • September 18, 2012- Made the cover of the Fall 2012 Issue of Atlanta’s “Rags ‘N’ Riches” Magazine

  • September 6, 2012- Judge for the Skorch Magazine Model Search during “Plus Night Out”/‘Fashion’s Night Out’ in New York City

  • September 6, 2012- Upon invitation, I attended the Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2013 Runway Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City at Lincoln Center

  • August 31, 2012- Guest on CBS “Virginia This Morning” for a segment on ‘Back To School Fashion’. Interviewed by Cheryl Miller

    • August 30, 2012- Interviewed for my blog singer Traci Braxton of We TV’s “Braxton Family Values”

  • August 18, 2012- Hosted and Styled the Grand Opening Fashion Show for Ashley Stewart at Willow Lawn Mall,  Richmond, Virginia

  • August 2, 2012- Appointed as a style contributor to Lucky Magazine

  • July 27, 2012- Styled model/actress Liris Crosse for a photoshoot during “Curves Rock Fashion Weekend” in Baltimore, Maryland

June 2012-Selected as part of designer, Tadashi Shoji’s, Styling Challenge

  • June 4, 2012- Featured as a guest blogger on the Vivica Fox Hair Collection blogsite

  • May 26, 2012- Hosted and Styled the “Bella Styles 2-Year Blogiversary Celebration Fashion Show” at Ashley Stewart in Richmond, Virginia

  • March 18, 2012- Served as a panel judge for the Tionna Smalls & Toni Reason Model Call for the new plus-size boutique “Majesty’s Closet” in Richmond, Virginia

  • January 3, 2012- Interviewed actress and comedian, CoCoa Brown, of Tyler Perry’s hit TV sitcom, “For Better or Worse”.


  • December 27, 2011- Interviewed actress, Alysia Joy Powell, from the hit movie, “The Sitter”.

  • December 15, 2011- Appeared on CBS “Virginia This Morning” for a segment on “New Year’s Eve Fashion”. I styled three models in apparel to wear on NYE’s.

  • November 19, 2011- Key Seminar speaker at the “Epiphany Beauty Bash” in Richmond, Virginia. Topics included “Wardrobe Must Haves”, “Fall 2011 Fashion” and “Current Style Trends”. I also was interviewed by at the event.

  • October 25, 2011- Styled  & Interviewed VH1’s “What Chilli Wants” star, Tionna Smalls, for her new book cover “Men Love Abuse”. The photoshoot was also featured in the November/December issues of Skorch Magazine

  •  October 15, 2011- Styled the November editorial issue for Skorch Magazine with designer Jovanna Reyes of Curvysta, Photographer Kermit Gresham, Models Debanie Hall & Shelby Wightman, Make-Up artist Charlene Easter and Hairstylist Tahnesha Irvin. The theme was recreating “Madonna and J-Lo”.

  • October 4, 2011- Received the honor of being featured and interviewed for the Richmond based fashion site, “From the Runway to RVA”

  • September 23, 2011- Went to New York City on behalf of Ashley Stewart to attend  the Holiday 2011 photoshoot with top plus-size models Marquita Pring and Tara Lynn. I also got the opportunity to style 3 new looks from the collection that were featured on the Ashley Stewart website and mail-outs. Read more at

  • September 22, 2011- Was given the honor of being the “Bombshell of the Day” on the popular fashion blogsite, “The Fashion Bomb Daily

  • September 17, 2011- Styled and presented the “Bella Styles Fashion Show and Birthday Extravaganza” at Ashley Stewart in Richmond, VA.

  • September 8, 2011- Interviewed on CBS “Virginia This Morning” by Jessica Noll on “Kid’s Fall Fashion”.

  • June 2011- One of 12 key bloggers for “Full Figured Fashion Week’s Fashion Front” in New York City

  • February 2011- Hosted and Styled the “Ashley’s In Love” Valentine’s Fashion Show at Ashley Stewart in Richmond, Virginia.

  • January 2011- Hosted a model call at Ashley Stewart in Richmond, Virginia

  • January 2011- Interviewed live on CBS “Virginia This Morning” by Cheryl Miller & Jessica Noll on the subject of spring plus-size fashions.

  • October 2010-Attended the “Just My Size” Style Symposium in NYC to give insight and preview their new Spring 2011 Collection.

  • August 2010- Interviewed by Glen Johnson of “Full Figure Plus”

  • May 2010-Started the “Bella Styles Blog”

  • May 2010-Interview w/Jen Towner of Radio GO Girl! on the subject of “What to Wear on a Job Interview”

  • February 2010- Appointed Director of “The Plus Academy Virginia” by Ms. Gwendolyn DeVoe of DeVoe Signature Events in New York City:

  • August 2009-Hosted the “Skorch Nationwide Plus-Size Model Hunt” at The Avenue Store in Richmond, Virginia; Interviewed by NBC Channel 12 for the event

  • July 2009- Interviewed on B103.7 Radio Station, by Jen Towner, on the subject of “Fall Fashion Trends 2009″ and to promote the “Skorch Plus-Size Model Search”

  • July 2009- Interviewed by Style Weekly on “Back to School Fashion for Kids”

  • July 2009-Co-Producer of “The Tropical Divas Plus-Size Fashion Show” in Richmond,Virginia. Special guests were “Bet Rip the Runway” models, Hosea Chanchez of “CW’s The Game”, Brad James of “Meet the Brown’s”,  Zakiya Williams of “Madea’s Family Reunion” and more…

  • July 2009-Interviewed by NBC’s Channel 12 in Richmond, Virginia on the topic of co-producing “The Tropical Divas Fashion Show”

  • April 2009-Host of “Diva Day Makeover” with special guest Shawnda from MTV’s “Man & Wife” show, sponsored by The Unforgettable Woman Company

  • August 2008-Interviewed on radio station B103.7 in Richmond, VA, by Jen Towner; Gave fall fashion tips & fashion do’s and don’ts

  • April 2008-Speaker at the “Sister for Sister” Conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center with “The Young & the Restless” actress, Victoria Rowell & Dr. Cornell West. I hosted a seminar on going “From Geek to Chic”.

  • February 2008-Appointed as “Contributing Fashion Writer” for the urban gossip site

  • January 2008- Featured in Richmond Magazine. Interviewed on careers and salaries in the Richmond area.

  • November 2007-Judge in the 4th Annual Miss Full-Figured Metropolitan Competition and Fashion Show in Columbia, Maryland. Sponsored by the Full Figured Diva Academy.

  • August 2007- Appointed as “Celebrity Fashion Editor” for Skorch Magazine. I submit blogs on what celebrities are wearing and how to re-create those looks for the plus-size woman. My articles can be read at

  • January 2007- Served as Personal Shopper/Fashion Stylist to author Nikki Turner (“A Hustler’s Wife”) for her interview & photo shoot in the April 2007 issue of Ebony Magazine.

Runway Experience:

>      Project Curves, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2006

> Full Figured and Fabulous, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2007

>     The 10th Anniversary of the Voluptuous Woman Company,

Washington, DC, November 2007

>     Tropical Divas Fashion Show, Richmond, Virginia,  July 2009


>    Project Curves: Plus Modeling Workshop, DeVoe Signature Events

Instructors: Sharon Quinn, Chynna McGarity, and Gwendolyn DeVoe

Atlanta, Georgia, October 2006

>     The PlusAcademy- Runway Bootcamp, DeVoe Signature Events

Instructor: Alva Page

New York, NY, February 2007

>     Stiletto’s & Curves: Plus Modeling Workshop, The Full Figured Diva Academy, Richmond, Virginia, April 2007


>     Mo’Niques Fat Chance, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2005

>    Full Figured & Fabulous, DeVoe Signature Events , Charlotte, NC, Dec. 2006

>    Essence Magazine, Plus-Size Issue, New York City, March 2008

>   “VH1’s Glam God”, Stylist Competition w/ Vivica A. Fox, NYC, April 2008


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