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Curvy Canadian: September 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

FFFWeek Day 6 - The Boutiques'/Retailers' Runway Show

Day 6 of Full Figured Fashion Week brought the runway finale - a showcase of the newest boutiques and most prominent retailers in the plus industry. Everyone gets fully glitzed out for this event since it is the finale, and I wanted something with a good bit of sparkle and a vintage feel, so I picked out a Patra gown from Bloomingdales. I got my hair done at DreamDry (but I much preferred Drybar!) and my make-up done by Danielle (instagram: hollywoodmua) at the MAC inside Macy's at 34th and 7th. I love the red lip with exaggerated cupid's bow she gave me!

Dress - Patra via Bloomingdales/Shoes - Marc Fisher via Macy's/Jewellery - Your Big Sister's Closet/Minaudiere - Jessica McClintock via Hudson's Bay

Fellow Fashion Front Bloggers (L to R) Jennifer from Jasiferlionsclub, Lilli from Frocks and Frou Frou, and Ashley from This is Ashley Rose
Fashion Front Organizer Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista with Plus Model Mag's Editor in Chief, Madeline Figueroa Jones

Me with plus size model Alison McGevna

Me with plus super model Ashley Graham (you might recognize her from everywhere! LOL)
Me with awesome blogger Marcy Guevara from The Marcy Minute and Marie Claire's Big Girl in a Skinny World

There were loads of amazing fashions on the runway, as well as off! Here are a few of my faves.


Curvy Couture

Dean of Fashion



Lane Bryant


Swimsuits For All

After the show, I went out for dinner with Marcy, Ashley, and her hubby Justin. It's becoming a bit of a FFFWeek tradition between us! Only my own hubby, Peter, was missing this time around because he had to man the store... By day 6 I was missing him terribly, but we still had a great time! 

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

FFFWeek Day 5, Part 2 - The Indie Designers' Showcase

I'm FINALLY resuming my coverage of Full Figured Fashion Week! Things have gotten so busy over the summer, and I've been meaning to post about the runway shows forever... Things have settled down a bit so I'm getting around to it at last!

It was really great to be in New York for this event. I am always so totally blown away by my fellow attendees' fashion, and this year was no different! It's also so wonderful to be amongst a community of like-minded and like-bodied women, even if it's only for a week!!!

I wore a fitted Adriana Papell dress with my Michael Kors purse, my pointy nude Marc Fischer pumps, and a chunky gold vintage necklace. I got my make up done at the Sephora at 7th and 34th, and my hair done at the Drybar on East 34th. Sonsi gave us an absolutely amazing FFFWeek Survival Kit at the beginning of the week, and in it (amongst lots of other super-awesome and useful goodies) was a gift card for Drybar, so I wanted to make sure I got my blowout in before my week in NYC was up! It was such a lovely experience and I was very happy with the results!

Dress - Adrianna Papell via Bloomingdales/Purse - Michael Kors via Holt Renfew/Bracelets - Addition Elle/Necklace - Vintage
On the Red Carpet with FFFWeek Founder, Gwen DeVoe
Monique from Curves and Chaos, looking adorable!
Me, Monique, and Olivia from Wait Until the Sunset
The lovely Gaelle from The Curvy and Curly Closet
Taking my seat for the show!
Here are some of my favourite looks from the runway. Many, many thanks to Estrella from Estrella Fashion Report for the photos - I couldn't get clear shots from where we were sitting, and hers are amazing!





Rue 114

Sean Anthony Designs

Youtheary Khmer

So which designer is your favourite?

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