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  If you take a look at all the movers and shakers who are disrupting our industries these days, you'll realize that many of them are not even old enough to purchase alcohol. Well, I met quite an impressive 19 year-old from...
Leanna Carter known to most as “Nikki,” has been modeling since a young girl with the Barbizon School of Modeling. As an adult she realized there was something she was missing therefore began to pursue her dreams of modeling. After...
Have you ever seen art that made you feel beautiful and special? That is what happened to me the first time I saw Jonquel Norwood's work. Born and raised in a small city outside of New Orleans, Jonquel studied illustration at the...
Yuliya Raquel is the reason why the plus community has IGIGI - a brand she founded in 2000 and left in 2013. Her goal was to make stylish apparel easily accessible to all beautiful, curvy women and to aid their mission in transforming...
Shafonne Myers is a wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration geared towards curvy women like herself. Not finding what she was looking for, she went ahead and created Pretty Pear Bride – the world’s only website and magazine that brings...
  Qurvii (pronounced Curvy) is a brand dedicated to making plus size women look fabulous and chic 24/7! Not only are their garments chic and elegant, but extremely high-quality. I loved every one of their looks at Full Figured Fashion Week...
In 2011, at only 16 Terr Cacilia began her journey in the fashion industry when she started blogging and creating YouTube content as a sophomore in high school. She has continued establishing herself as one of the most recognizable...
Gwen Devoe is a woman who wears many hats, including one as founder of Full Figured Fashion Week, the plus fashion industry's annual marquee event held in New York City in June. While FFFW occurs only once a year, Gwen's mission to deliver...
I want to broadly announce that I am happy with my curves. What that means is that I am happy with how I look right now and am not trying to look a certain way or berate myself for...
LaTonia Robinson began her modeling career at the invitation of Head Designer/Owner, Nina Verklas for the House of “Bambina by NV” during Fashion Week Tampa Bay in 2010. It was from that experience that she found a new way...