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A WONDERFUL night of Toronto Plus Size Fashion at The Time is Now, by On the Curve Events

Curvy Canadian: A WONDERFUL night of Toronto Plus Size Fashion at The Time is Now, by On the Curve Events

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A WONDERFUL night of Toronto Plus Size Fashion at The Time is Now, by On the Curve Events

A while back (sorry I've been a bit slow to post lately - I'm so busy with school and teaching), I was invited by Liis Windishmann to what is to be the first of many fantastic events for Toronto based plus size women. I was so honoured to be invited by her, and I had a really amazing time. Liis is a totally amazing person. She has done so much to pave the way for Canadian plus size women, and this is a major milestone along that road. Here is a short bio of Liis and a description of On the Curve Events:

On the Curve Events is a series of fashion events throughout the year, starting with The Time is Now, to celebrate the curvy woman through intimate and large scale fashion shows, seminars, presentations, designer Q&A’s and boutique shopping events.

As an entrepreneur, educator and top model, Liis Windischmann has played a leading role in building a diverse and inclusive fashion industry. She initiated Walk the Catwalk, a ground-breaking advocacy campaign that was the first organization in the world to link the singular sample size with the lack of diversity in fashion media.

Liis Windischmann has enjoyed a long, successful career as a top model. She has appeared in numerous worldwide print campaigns for retailers such as Talbot’s, Eddie Bauer, Laura Plus, Reitmans and Addition-Elle. Her frequent television modelling appearances have included Fashion Television, Fashion File, Breakfast Television, Canada AM and CityLine. Some of her editorial appearances include Woman’s World, Wedding Bells, Lush, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Homemaker’s, Today’s Bride, Clin d’oeil and the coveted September cover of MODE.

She is also a director of the world-renowned Ben Barry Modelling Agency, headquartered here in Toronto, which provides representation for models who demonstrate beauty diversity (they have models of all different sizes, heights, and ages). If you ever read Lou Lou magazine's 14+ blog, she is it's author! Liis has done a lot to promote body acceptance and fashion options for women of all size, height and age groups. It was truly a pleasure to meet her and attend this wonderful event.

Lola and Gigi, Toni +, Gussied Up, Stephanie Bezaire, and Allistyle all showed their Winter 2011 collections, and I must say, I was very impressed. I had always throught that Toni + was more for an older crowd, but the collection that they showed looked fairly youthful (or maybe I'm just getting older?), so I think I am going to go and check them out soon!

I invited Sheena from MTV (since I know her now, how cool is that?) to join me, and I was so glad that she came. We got to hang out off camera for a while and it was great to see her again. I also got to see Karyn from Killer Kurves, and Sarah from Garters and Stockings. It was a great night with wonderful fashion, friends, and swag, and I can't wait for the next On the Curve Event. Seriously. When will there be another one???!

Me, Karyn, and Sheena :D

Me and Liis

Everything except shoes - Forever 21+/Shoes - Rainbow

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At Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:42:00 PM , Anonymous thefaerieprincess said...

Lovely! xo

At Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:28:00 PM , Blogger FabEllis said...

I love the outfit! :-)

At Thursday, December 01, 2011 7:22:00 AM , Anonymous Ayana said...

You ladies look hot!

At Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:22:00 AM , Blogger anieb said...

Nice pictures for your blog plus size womens.

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At Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:18:00 PM , Blogger Sabrina said...

I wanted that jacket and I missed it. Gotta grab quick at forever! You look so pretty.. always amazes me how girls with good eyes can wear all Forever numbers and still look like they spent the big bucks!! beautiful girl!


At Friday, December 02, 2011 3:39:00 AM , Anonymous plus size dresses said...

loved the dresses of these ladies...
god bless.........

At Saturday, December 03, 2011 12:52:00 AM , Blogger Extra Special said...

Love the Jacket and the Shoes. Awesome!

At Saturday, December 03, 2011 1:08:00 PM , Anonymous Kate said...

Great to hear that such events are taking place in our city. There are many good fashion designers in Toronto but, honestly, how many of them create clothes for "normal" women?

At Sunday, December 04, 2011 9:38:00 PM , Blogger Wait Until The Sunset said...

you look gorgeous! That jacket is beautiful!!! Want, want!! :)

Olivia :) x
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