This year SC spent Fashion’s night out with the curvy girls from Manhattan to Brooklyn. First up, I stopped by Lord and Taylor’s to checkout the Madison Plus contest finalist’s. I got to L&T around 6:30 and the contest winner was not going to be announced until 8pm. So, I decided to checkout what other goodness L&T had going on.
Since the release of his new book “The Style Checklist” Lloyd Boston has been very busy. I spotted the stylist hosting a fashion show featuring Jones NY apparel on the 5th floor of L&T.
After a few sips of champagne, I found myself on the 2nd floor checking out a really great shoe sale that L&T was having and spent an entire hour trying on shoes and looking at handbags. Before I knew it, I missed the Madison Plus contest winner announcement. It was 8:30.
I immediately scooped up the shoes I tried on and rushed down a few blocks to hit up Lane Bryant on 34th street. While speed walking down 5th, I spotted Maddy from Plus Model Mag along with Fluvia Lacerda who both were just leaving LB to head over to ReDress in Brooklyn. I said hello and told them I would catch up with them later.
I finally made it to LB and as soon as I walked in I was greeted by a table of Lanetini’s and plus size model Lizzie Miller. I chatted with Lizzie who by the way is extremely down to earth and funny. After taking a few flicks with Lizzie I spotted yet another plus size model the one and only Ashley Graham. She was so sweet and cool. I told her she resembles Eva Mendez and she said, she hears it all the time. The funny part is that she is not of Latin descent.
On my way out from LB, I saw two super stylish curvy girls and had to get their picture. Aspiring model Alicia and her friend (I didn’t get the friends name :/)
Finally I made it to ReDress and it felt like home. It was a night filled with stylish curvy women.
On my way in, I caught a pic with designer extraordinaire Monif C.
and when I got inside it was nothing but more stylish curvy girls.
Overall I would say FNO was a blast and it was great to see that plus size stores participated in the event . Can’t wait to see what next year brings.