This Fun little throwback video brings back great memories of my early days in NYC. I did a lot of freelance work in fashion that I am so proud of. In this behind-the-scenes video with fit and fashion model AsiaMonet, we chat after a photo shoot about the upcoming Full Figured Fashion Week® festivities in 2012. The photo shoot was for a project called "Beauty in Black" a fine art photography coffee table book designed to uplift and celebrate the diversity and beauty of African American women.
I've worked with some of the best in plus size fashion including the visionary Gwen Devoe and Full Figured Fashion Week®. I volunteered for the public relations team in 2011. However, in 2012 I was proud to be invited by show wardrobe stylist Steffany Allen to speak at the annual fashion event in New York. Full Figure Fashion Week® remains the industry's most important plus size event. Click here for more information.
Four years later, my journey has expanded in new directions and I love looking back to see how much I've accomplished. It helps me keep the faith. AsiaMonet is still doing her thing! She's on a another level and recently returned from Paris. I've lost a few pounds. And I still have that outfit and an even greater passion for fashion! Today, I can wear that silk kimono jacket I bought from The Brownstone boutique in Harlem and lace slip with a pair of loose silk pants or joggers for the "pajama dressing" look that is so hot right now. I love shopping my closet and wearing something old in a new way! It is fantastic for my budget too.
FULL FIGURED FASHION WEEK® IS PRODUCED BY DEVOE SIGNATURE EVENTS.