At the end of April, I styled my first ever fashion show! As part of Curl Power's inaugural event Texture - Radical Beauty: Hair/Fashion/Performance, I styled six models in two dynamic looks. These photos are from our first look. (With one look #2 strangler at the end.) So many thanks to my fantastic models: Carla, Saraya, Paige, Jen, Bri, & Cara! Photo credit for these images goes to Cej! Find more of his work here.
For a little more detail on both of the looks, check out descriptions and our accompanying intro verbiage. (Click on the look description to see my corresponding Pinterest inspiration board. ) Naturally, we walked to Lizzo's new album!
Look #1: Texture! Pattern! Color!
So often, plus-size women told what we can & can't wear.
Embracing our bodies allows us to break free from these arbitrary rules. It's time for all types of plus-size bodies in all textures, shapes, & forms to be at the forefront wearing whatever we please.
These looks are bright and summery with bold colors, loud accessories, and mixed patters helping us feel sunny, bright, & present as we celebrate our size & style.
Tonight, all of our looks are set to music by Lizzo who is an unapologetic plus-size icon in her own right. This song, "Scuse Me", is positive self-talk put to music.We have to work very hard to reject the countless negative messages we hear about our bodies every day. Like Lizzo does in this song, when we look in the mirror, let's remember to tell ourselves what babes we really are.
'Scuse us while we feel ourselves.