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Official Jewelry Sponsor of FFFWeek™


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Luvin My Curves


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Voluptuous Woman Company


Fashion Fit Formula


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Full Figured Fashion Week™ – 2010
June 16-20, 2010
Tentative Schedule

*** Click here for our Event Pass Packages

Wed. June 16, 2010 | 6PM - 11PM
Opening Night Runway Event (Runway Showcase & Press Reception)

FFFWeek™ heats up the eve of our first day of event with our opening runway showcase featuring the collections of designers from across the nation.

Grab your friends and join us as we welcome New York locals and out of town guests at an evening of fashion, dining , dancing, and networking to launch the week’s festivities!
Cover:$30 at the door
Dress: Fashionably and Trendy
Dinner menu available.


Thu. June 17, 2010 | 6PM - 11PM
Full Figured & Fabulous™ Runway Model Competition

Plus models to the runway, please! Think you have what it takes to compete in our runway model competition? Well, we’re creating the perfect platform for you to step up to the plate and show our judges and the world your runway skills. Winner will take home a $1,000 cash prize! So, dust off your stilettos, practice your half turns and be ready to show up and show out!

Full Figured and Fabulous™ will be hosted by Ruschell Boone

Ruschell Boone is a reporter for New York's newschannel NY1. She joined NY1 as the newschannel’s Queens Reporter in 2002.

Among the stories she's covered are the search to find a donor for a six-year-old girl seeking a bone marrow transplant, the closing of two hospitals in Elmhurst, the acquittal of three policemen in the Sean Bell trial, and the closing of Shea Stadium.

She is also the newschannel's Saturday morning feature reporter, and a regular participant in the "Principal for a Day" program – most recently at P.S. 140 in Jamaica.

Boone started her career in television as a college intern for CNBC Business News. After her graduation CBNC hired her as a news assistant and she produced, field produced, and wrote for several shows. She went on to CNNfn where she became an associate producer, and after eight months was promoted to assignment editor.

We are pleased to have her as host of Full Figured and Fabulous(tm) during Full Figured Fashion Week(tm).

Interested in entering the competition? Register here
Cover: $30 at the door
Dress: Fashionably and Trendy
Dinner menu available.


Fri. June 18, 2010 | 10AM - 12PM
The Voluptuous Woman Company, Inc® presents “The PLUS Side of Business” – Featuring Successful Businesses that cater to the Plus Size Community

The PLUS Side of Business includes a panel of business owners (A Retailer, Fashion Show Production Company, Public Relations Expert, Plus Size Blogger and Editor-in-Chief of a Plus Size Magazine) who will share their experiences of running successful businesses that service the plus size woman/man. The panelists will share with the attendees the resources and information that they have used to create and maintain their respective businesses.
Cover: $30.00 at the door
Panelists: (subject to change):
  • Stephanie Danforth - Editor-in-Chief, Daily Venus Diva
  • Tonye Fubara - Apparel Entrepreneur, Melons and Peaches
  • Glen Johnson - Plus Size Blogger, Fullfigureplus.com
  • Kimmoy Matthews - Business Coach, www.thecurvycoach.com
  • Yuliya Raquel - Founder/Designer, Igigi.com
  • Jackie Thomas - Public Relations Expert, Lauderdale Media
  • Rhonda Wilkins - Fashion Show Production, Divas Unlimited, Inc.

Fri. June 18, 2010 | 1PM - 3PM
New and Aspiring Models Panel Discussion/Seminar (hosted by Sharon Quinn)

Have you ever seen a live fashion show, watched a fashion show on TV or flipped through a magazine and said to yourself: "I wish I could do that"? Well the good news is chances are you CAN do it! Whether you are a new model just starting out or you are a few years into your career, you will benefit from our "Aspiring Model Panel Discussion". Learn the Secrets to starting a career as a plus sized model from the ground floor up and/or how to take your career to the "next level"…. from people who are making it happen as we speak!

The fashion industry has in general frowned upon the idea of the "plus sized" model, preferring to holding steadfastly to the antiquated belief that fashion begins at a size Zero and ends at a size 6. These days with a shaky economy, 2/3's of the world’s population wearing a size 14 or larger and growing rapidly by the minute and with February 2010 marking the official end of NY's Fashion Week at Bryant Park, Seventh Avenue has begun to rethink the notion of the Plus Sized Model in print and on the runway.

Designers are beginning to realize that designing clothing for a small minority of folks is no longer cost effective and therefore a whole lot of them are quietly branching out to other markets (i.e. plus) to keep their businesses afloat. The issue of size acceptance has been a hot topic over the last few years and is getting hotter by the minute….

So what does this mean for YOU the aspiring plus sized model you ask? It means that a whole new WEALTH of possibilities can open up for you to take advantage of if you are willing to learn how to "play the game" called Fashion!

Sharon Quinn, The ORIGINAL Runway Diva (Plus Model/Singer/Actress/Writer) Star of Mo'Nique's FAT Chance, MTV's MADE, Cash Cab & Throwdown With Bobby Flay and most recently seen on The Style Network's "Ruby"; will be on hand to host and moderate the panel discussion.
Cover: $30.00 at the door
The "All-Star" Line-up of Panelists (Subject to change) are:
  • Aminah Benjamin (Producer – Rip The Runway)
    Producer of the phenomenally popular “Rip The Runway” fashion showcase on BET since it’s inception, Aminah will be on hand to answer the questions that EVERYBODY wants to know about “Rip The Runway”. Learn the secrets behind the casting process. Find out how to avoid the mistakes that most models make in their auditions and what the producers are looking for when they cast the show.
  • Fluvia Lacerda (Plus Model – “The Brazilian Bombshell”)
    Plus-size Brazilian model Fluvia Lacerda, is the star of “16”, a short film that challenges the stereotypes of beauty currently set by the film, fashion and advertising industries. She was discovered by a magazine editor on a Manhattan cross-town bus and has not stopped working since. The only Brazilian working as a plus size model overseas; she has been called the “plus version of Gisele Bundchen”. Fluvia is one of the most known faces within the plus size industry and has been featured in ads for Fashion Bug, Torrid, Igigi & Monif C. and in Latina & Glamour Magazines.
  • Larissa Laurel (Plus Model/Actress/Singer/Columnist)
    She is an actress, singer and plus-size model. Her modeling career includes, fit, print, fashion and showroom work. Her face & curves have been featured in Latina, Oprah, Bust, Paper, BBW and Mode Magazines and her television appearances include The View and commercial work for The Lifetime Channel. She is also a contributing editor for Plus Model Magazine and she writes a monthly column entitled “Q&A with Larissa”, which helps aspiring models with the business of fashion.
  • Anthony Higgins – Director, Goddess/Model Service Agency
    The Buffalo native became an official New Yorker in 1995. He began his career in the fashion world working at Karin Models – a French owned agency, as a model booker and assistant to the director. He has been the director of MSA for the past 11 years. He has developed new divisions for this agency and quadrupled their business in the process.
  • Yvette Ray Pinfield (Plus Model/Author)
    She is a plus size model with agencies in both New York and Miami. Her portfolio of work spans over 7 years and includes The Today Show, Good Morning America, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Motherhood Maternity and many more. Yvette also holds the title of Mrs. Manhattan 2008 and is also an active member of a number of professional organizations including the International Size Acceptance Association (ISAA).
  • Randi Graves – (Veteran Plus Model/Aspiring Author) * (Alternate)
    The first plus sized African American model to have a billboard in NYC’s Times Square (for Ashley Stewart Stores), Randi Graves was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. She attended Hampton University for one and a half years before starting her 12-year modeling career. She has graced the pages of Ebony, Essence, Mode and Vogue Magazines. She has two commercials under belt and her beautiful face has appeared in the advertisements of Lane Bryant and Catherine’s Stores.
IF you are even thinking of starting a career as a plus sized model, THIS is the seminar that you DO NOT want to miss!

Learn from professionals in the plus fashion industry:
  • How to make it or break it as a plus sized model on ANY level.
  • Why preparation is KEY!
  • How to develop a "signature" runway walk.
  • How to stack the deck in YOUR favor.
  • Knowing how much money you’ll need to get started.
  • Getting In Where You Fit In (Other branches of modeling)
  • Building your skills and using your personal budget
  • How to PROPERLY prepare for the open call.
  • How to avoid being put in a box or typecast
  • About investing in the business of YOU.
And SO MUCH more!!!

Fri. June 18, 2010 | 4PM - 6PM
The State of the Curvy Community - A Panel Discussion

This year, in conjunction with the Second Annual Full Figured Fashion Week™, The Curvy Collective hosts a panel discussion, “The State of the Curvy Community.” Perfectly timed, in the midst of current news in the media, this panel discussion addresses the current state of the plus-size community and the significance of Full Figured Fashion Week™, through the eyes of the industry’s leaders, bringing different perspectives from various experiences and points of view.

Join us for an intimate panel discussion of “The State if the Curvy Community” hosted by the Curvy Collective and moderated by “The Original Runway Diva,” Sharon Quinn.

Panelists to include

and many more…

Cover: $20.00 at the door


Sat. June 19, 2010 | 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Full Figured Fashion – The Shopping Excursion

This year, to assist with your NYC shopping ventures, Full Figured Fashion Week™ and plus size fashion blogger and stylist Marie Denee (The Curvy Fashionista) have fashioned a plus size shopping excursion to take you inside the showrooms, boutiques, and designers who cater to your full figured curves!
What does the Shopping Excursion entail?
  • Travel throughout NYC in style with an executive coach service, chauffeuring you to the latest plus size haute spots
  • We share with you our inside access to the latest in plus size fashion- offering you special access, insider knowledge and exclusive discounts
  • Access to the latest designers and retailers bringing you the highest fashion for your curves
  • Special gifts just for you
  • Meals provided to keep you fashionably charged throughout the day
  • And so much more!
What does our day look like?
  • 8:30 am We meet at our specified location and are swooped up in style by our executive bus service
  • 9:00 am Feast on a delectable breakfast while perusing the latest wares at our first stop
  • 11:00 am Onto our next location, where we sip and snack in style and designers fashion their latest wares specifically for you
  • 1:00 pm Our last fashionable stop, where we get the last fashionable fits for our curves
  • 2:30 pm We end our trip, refresh, and prepare for the Full Figured Fashion Week ™ Finale Showcase
Cost: $100 in advance (before June 1st) includes a full breakfast, drinks, and snacks in addition to escorted executive coach travel throughout the city
Space is extremely limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Sat. June 19, 2010 | 10:30AM - 12:30 PM (Registration at 9:30AM)
The Pivotal Experience Seminar - Cutting edge in fashion and habits of health.

Cost: FREE
  • Instantly look 15-30 pounds thinner in all of your clothes with the Fashion Fit Formula
  • Learn about a life time solution that is independent of weight gain or lose
  • Vertical measurements NO horizontal measurements
  • Off the rack does not mean ready to wear…customize all of your clothes for your body
  • What does a healthy body mean to you
  • How can you be healthy and happy
  • Learn how adjusting your eating habits can improve your overall attitude

Sat. June 19, 2010 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Finale Event Red Carpet Arrivals and VIP Cocktail Reception (by invitation only)

ADMISSION BY INVITATION ONLY

Sat. June 19, 2010 | 6:30PM - 3:00AM
Semi-Formal Finale Runway Showcase, Awards Ceremony and Afterparty Event

Attire: Semi-formal (no sneakers, shirts must have collars)
Gen Admin Cost: $50.00 in Advance
VIP Cost: $65.00 in Advance (SOLD OUT)
*** No tickets will be sold at the door.


Sun. June 20, 2010 | 12:00PM
Farewell Brunch

For our locals and out of town guests departing on 6/21
$20 (Payable after meal)