New York Fashion Week *sighs* … Well its like the Super Bowl of the fashion world but when u’re a plus size model & you are EXCLUDED from walking in the runway shows, it really doesn’t mean much, unless you like sitting watching the collections or partying for the swag bags& open bars! I pray that one day all straight size/mainstream designers will start to regularly feature a few plus models in their runway shows. We want to be represented too! And actually they are missing out on a billion dollar industry by not catering to size 10& up. Quiet as kept, we can slay the runway just as great or better! I actually went to two castings for runway shows this season. One was actively looking for a plus model, the other wasn’t but I felt maybe they’ll fall in love with my walk& look to make me something. I ended up not booking either one but my plus model friend, Christina Mendez did! She will be walking in the Adrian Alicea show on Feb.12th!! So happy she will provide the “curvy moment” for his show as she is the only plus model in it! Glad he is taking the chance & showing range by doing so. Here’s more info on her appearance for the show: http://industryeventwire.net/2013/02/07/plus-model-christina-mendez-set-to-walk-in-adrian-alicea-haute-couture-fashion-show/
Congrats Christina!! I’ll smile proudly while enjoying my seat at the show with my swag bag & cocktail from the open bar #TeamCurvy #CurvyGirlsRock
P.S. I can’t wait till the SuperBowl of Plus Fashion aka Full Figured Fashion Week in NY in June! And then Curves Rock Weekend in my hometown, Baltimore, in July!