I’m kicking off my series of badass female profiles “Swaggerette To Know”, inspiring women by seeing themselves contributing to the world in a wide-range of occupations and creativity.
I am a huge fan of this beautiful and funny lover of fashion by the social media handle KarenBritChick. She’s an Influencer, Model, Writer and Fashion expert and as her name implies, she’s a brit and she’s living in one of the most eclectic and stylish cities in the world, New York City. If you haven’t seen her IG or watched her YouTube channel I am thrilled to turn you onto her.
The late great fashion photo journalist Bill Cunningham was famous for his photographs of celebrities (especially chronicling the style of the late first lady Jackie O) and everyday people with style on the streets of NYC. Karen is continuing the tradition, interviewing an inclusive array of stylish New Yorkers of every shape, age and ethnicity both male and female in a series called “What Everyone Is Wearing In NY”.
I grew up in NY and have been living in LA for a very long time. I love, love both coasts but I’ve been homesick for the stylish crowded streets and the energy of my hometown. This series gives me the chance to get my slice of the apple and indulge my love of fashion.
Take a look at her latest YT episode back on the streets as NY emerges from their lockdown. Karen’s channel takes us shopping for vintage finds, designer pieces and the best of each season’s new pieces. Enjoy!
What has our curvyswagger style contributor Timothy Snell been up to? Making a long-time dream come true, that’s what! On April 30th Centric TV launches his new show “Curvy Style With Timothy Snell”. #themanbehindthecurves comes from behind the scenes out in front of the camera to inspire and style curvy divas to show all of us Curvy Swaggerettes how to work sophisticated style. Be sure to follow him on instagram@timothysnell1 and on twitter #timothysnell1.
Yes and thank you! Finally curves are being represented more and more. It’s not about curvy women versus standard sized women, it’s about ALL women being represented in fashion and our culture as equals. Check out this article from Yahoo News!
By Kaye Foley Women come in all shapes and sizes. And the fashion world has started to get in alignment with reality, from the runway and magazines pages to store shelves. Although there’s still a lot further to go, the business of plus-size is on the rise. Plus-size retail sales grew by 5 percent from…(read more at the link below)
It’s not very often I get a chance to go behind the scenes of a brand, especially a curvy friendly one. I was thrilled when Timothy Snell, celebrity stylist and CurvySwagger contributor invited me along for two of his Torrid appearances.
Our first event was a visit to the Torrid offices for a tour, a behind the scenes look at the new 2015 Torrid Denim Collection for a live-streaming style Q+A with Timothy on Facebook.
The Torrid space is a stunning, sun drenched modern loft/warehouse space and wherever we went, we saw a showroom of happy people. Beautiful curvy ladies are everywhere and you just can’t fake a great environment. After meeting everyone from the CEO to the designers, marketing execs, buyers and brand executives I honestly didn’t want to say goodbye – there had been a lot of laughter between us.
Lisa Harper, CEO
Liz Munoz, VP Product
Days later Timothy and I were back with Torrid again, for their 2015 Model Search. This was anything but a competitive atmosphere – it was a “love fest”, with curvy ladies making new friends, supporting one another, feeling confident and appreciated.
I had the best surprise getting to meet one of my favorite Torrid supermodels, Lornalitz Baez who appeared with Timothy to encourage and celebrate the ladies.
Later in the store, two luck winners received makeovers by Timothy and I happily shopped for jeans because I knew that I’d find more than one with a great fit.
Many of the frequent shoppers end up working at the stores and everyday curvy ladies are featured in their ads all the time. The Torrid culture is positive from the executive office to the retail floor, a living and breathing curvy community. I was on a fashion high having been surrounded by happy curvy ladies enjoying each other with genuine kindness and compassion. Very, very cool.
Target launches a series of ads inspired by Vintage Vogue including a Curvy/Plus-size campaign for curvy friendly brand Ava + Viv and featuring supermodel Candace Huffine. Check out the behind the scenes stories by clicking on the link below…
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