curvy_collective_logo_final_WEB[1]June 25-27th marks one of the biggest events in history for the Full Figured community and I will be there to get all of the scoop.  Thanks to Devoe Signature Events, the idea of a “Full Figured Fashion Week” is a reality. Many of you may not know this but in addition to my duties here with Rhythmic Soul, I am also the Arts & Entertainment Editor for Venus Diva Magazine–the premiere lifestyle magazine catering to Plus Size women.  So to those of you who think I just write about music, I must laugh at you because my talents are limitless.  With that being said, let me tell you about the Curvy Collective.

Started by Johara Tucker and Marie Leggette, The Curvy Collective is a group of jounalist who take pride in what they do.  They especially take pride in being the trailblazers to deliver you news and updates from their respective media outlets.  That pride will be very much present as the members of this elite and exclusive collective capture up to the minute news related to a week of style, creativity and the recognition of talented designers who cater to the 40 million women that represent the plus size consumer?

Comprised of some of the top plus size journalists and media outlets, The Curvy Collective will have exclusive access to Full Figured Fashion Week events and the public. Through social networking sites like Twitter and micro journaling, The Curvy Collective will give new meaning to “event coverage.”

In addition, The Curvy Collective will co-host some of the hottest events of Full Figured Fashion Week: “The State of the Curvy Community” at Ripley Grier Studios on Friday, June 26th, from 3 –5:00PM and “Curves in the City” Shopping Soiree, at Ripley Grier Studios on Saturday June 27th, from 11AM – 3PM.
The prestigious members of The Curvy Collective represent: Belle-Noir Communications, Fatshionista, Full Figure Plus, Luvin’ My Curves, Manik Magazine, Style IT Online, The Curvy Fashionista, Venus Divas Magazine, and Young Fat and Fabulous.

It is estimated that this long overdue and highly anticipated three-day fashion extravaganza (June 25-27, 2009) will debut before an audience of over 1500+ plus size fashion enthusiasts, style mavens, models, boutiques, vendors and the media.

The FFFWeek finale showcase, which will take place on Saturday, June 27th, 2009 at The Prince George Ballroom, will feature the runway collections of high-end plus size fashion boutiques, retail stores and local and out of state independent designers.

I am extremely excited to be apart of the Curvy Collective and I can’t wait to head to NYC!

Are you coming? If so I hope to see you there!