Curves Rock Fashion Weekend is celebrating 5 years with a series of events starting July 20, 2016. Curves Rock Fashion Weekend (CRFW), an annual event for women with curves, is one of the largest fashion events for plus size women in the U.S. Featuring empowerment workshops and panel discussions that enhancing the self-esteem of women in the plus-size community, while promoting healthy lifestyles through fitness and healthy eating. CRFW is also a platform to display trendy fashions as well as bringing awareness to fashion designers, boutiques, retailers and businesses that cater to the plus-size community.
“We are excited to continue our journey of empowering women in the curvy community. We created this event to create a culture within the plus size industry where sisterhood, body positivity and fashion could co-exist!”
-Chanell Jones, Co-Founder, CEO, Executive Producer of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend
“Curves Rock is a phenomenal experience. It has been a blessing to me over the past 5 years to empower thousands of curvy women. I am super excited about our 5th year anniversary and can’t wait to celebrate with the curvy community.” –Tykesha Reed Co-Founder and Executive Director of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend
Last year’s event was a huge success. CRFW had over 650 people to attend throughout the weekend. We received rave reviews from the audience, press and bloggers. Several months after the event we are still getting requests for radio interviews and to make appearances at various events. The feedback we received has been astounding. Many designers and businesses that sponsored and/or supported our event have received a lot of follow up business from being associated with Curves Rock Fashion Weekend.
The 2016 Curves Rock Fashion Weekend kicks off the evening of July 20 with a series of events:
v July 20, 7pm-9pm, at the Ronald McDonald House with Glam Suite for a Cause. Curves Rock is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House to honor the Mother’s that have traveled from all across the world for the best care for their children. Participants will enjoy a night of pampering, encouragement and empowerment.
v July 21, 2016, 7pm-10pm, CRFW will host a Met & Greet at the Horseshoe Casino. Come out and meet the team, chat, have a few drinks and Karaoke!
v July 22, 2016, 6:30pm-10:30pm, CRFW presents Curves and Cufflinks mixer hosted by Ashley Stewart. Curves and Cufflinks, a networking event with industry leaders, models, designers, bloggers, will be held at the Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. Guest will enjoy specialty cocktails, giveaways, a runway competition and more.
July 23, 2016 MAIN EVENT held at the Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
§ 10am-4pm: The Curves Rock Expo featuring live performances, workshops, beauty demonstrations, shopping and more. This event is FREE and open to the public.
§ 11am-2pm: The Curvy Women Who Rock Brunch, a celebration of curvy women in the community. During the brunch 3 recipients will be awarded for the Humanitarian Award, the Curvy Enthusiast Award and the Curvy Business Women of the Year Award. Hosted by Tyra Hill of the Tyra Hill Show, the Curvy Women Who Rock Brunch will also feature a designer exclusive sneak peek and discussion panel. The panel will include; Essie Gloden, a Plus Size Model and Blogger; Alexandra Boos, a Plus Size Fashion Pioneer; Yashima White Azilove, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Radio One and the CEO of Magnate Consulting and Sabrina Servance from Lifetime’s Big Women Big Love. (Ticketing information for this event is available on the website.)
§ 12pm-3pm: The Plus ROLE Model Workshop. This workshop is for women interested in becoming plus models or plus models interested in taking their careers and brand to the next level. Aspiring models will learn modeling skills and attend workshops that teach them how to balance life as a model.
Featuring workshops like:
§ Runway. POSE. Repeat. hosted by Plus Model Samantha Lebbie
§ Fashion to Finance hosted by Wells Fargo, 1pm-2pm
§ Social Media and blogging 101 hosted by Kimberlee Powell/The Natural Fashionista
§ 6pm-7pm: The Curves Rock Fashion Week VIP Reception
§ 7:30pm: The Curves Rock Fashion Week Fashion Show featuring designer Carl Troger of Alek Risminic Couture and hosted by Comedian Lonnie B. Doors open at 7pm.