>ONE STOP PLUS MAKES HISTORY WITH PLUS SIZE FASHION SHOW AT MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK

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On a breezy sunny afternoon up the the block from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week tents, fashion history was being made. Online plus size mall One Stop Plus set out to conquer an industry that shuns anyone with a little meat on their bones. They have dared to do the unthinkable, put together the first plus size fashion show at NYC Fashion Week.

As I raced up the steps from the 59th street train station, my heart was pounding with excitement and all kinds of thoughts were racing through my head. Who’s going to be here, are the clothes going to be nice, will this show change the industry? Once I arrived at the Jazz center the place was packed with celebrities from oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe to ABC Family “Huge” star Nikki Blonsky. As everyone sipped champagne and chatted about their expectations and hopes for the show, all the guest were alerted that the show was about to start in 5 minutes. Once we took our seats and the lights dimmed, all you could see was the light shining on beautiful bodacious bodies like they were angels from above.

The S/S 2011 collection was named “Belle Epoque” which is acknowledged as “The Golden Age.” One Stop Plus believes that Belle Epoque perfectly captures this new golden age of plus size. “It was the era when fashion began to move in a yearly cycle, perfect for One Stop Plus.com’s first fashion show”

The collection was made up of five themes, Artisan Drape, Acquatica Lace, Ethereal Denim, Cargo Femme, and Guilded shine. There was a conglomeration of asymmetrical draped and ruffled dresses, cruise shorts, maxi skirts, and cargo style jackets. Any fashion loving curvy girl could appreciate the collection for its play on classic yet simplistic designs as well as the color combinations. Lace, sheer, and silk seemed to be the prevalent fabrics within the collection. They even sent a few models down the runway in cuffed cargo style shorts and mini dresses. The models were on fire as they sashayed down the runway twisting and turning and giving their best face. Toccara Jones a crowd pleaser looked fierce as she twirled on the runway. Model Marquita Pring was giving legs for days in a draped aquatic lace dress and Ashley Graham looked pretty and sweet in a baby doll lace dress.

What the collection did lack was that raw and unique edginess that plus size women envy from designers like Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen, and Rodarte. However, what the One Stop Plus fashion show did articulate was that a plus size woman can look sexy, sophisticated, and possess confidence in not only her body but in who she is as a woman.

Now, what does this show mean for the future of plus size fashion? That, I cannot answer yet. What I hope is that this show opens up the minds and wallets of the fashion industry nay sayer’s  to become financial backers for other great plus size designers so next year there can be more than just one plus size fashion show at fashion week. I also hope that it brings more professional work for known and unknown plus size models.

Thanks to One Stop Plus.com for taking the time, effort, and hard work to represent for the girls with a little  meat on their bones.

Checkout the collection for yourself.

 Artisan Drape
 Acquatic Lace
Ethereal Denim
Cargo Femme
  
Guilded Shine
 
 
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>EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH CELEBRITIES AT THE ONE STOP PLUS FASHION SHOW

>On Wednesday Sept. 15th the who’s who of the fashion industry plus and straight came out to support One Stop Plus in the first ever plus size fashion show at NYC fashion week.

SC caught up with model Marquita Pring, MTV TJ Gabi Gregg, super model Emme, plus size designer Monif C. and more.

Checkout some of their reviews on the show. Also checkout celeb photos after the jump.

Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe
 Emme
Stylist Philip Bloch
Model Mia Amber

Models Marquita Pring & Ashley Graham
Me and my Diana aka The Budget Babe
Me with Maddy (editor of plus model mag), model Fluvia Lacerda

>ONE STOP PLUS FASHION SHOW OOTD

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Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Yesterday was history in the making and I was so excited to be part of it. As you all know from my tweets, the One Stop Plus fashion show was yesterday. It was the first ever plus size fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I have tons of stuff to share with you guys, but, I thought I would start off with what I wore to the show.

I decided to go for a geometric print Calvin Klein (plus line) sweater mini dress that I am just smitten with. The quality of the dress is like no other sweater dress I’ve seen before. I scored this belt at NY&CO the morning of the show because I couldn’t decide whether to wear it belted or un-belted.

 Since it was a little breezy outside, I wore my favorite anorak (and only one) from H&M’s organic collection to add an unexpected touch to the dress.

I chose to rock my new suede ankle boots that I picked up at the Piperlime pop-up shop in Soho and my new Michael Kors watch, and earrings that I bought at Century 21.

Stay tuned to SC today because I have more photos and video to share with you about the historic fashion show.

What I’m wearing:
Dress: Calvin Klein
Boots: Michael Antonio
Earrings: Century21
Watch: Michael Kors
Belt: NY&CO
Bracelet-Loft

>CRYSTAL RENN WALKS THE ZAC POSEN Z SPOKE RUNWAY

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Crystal Renn has had an amazing year. The newly slim plus size beauty was seen walking the Zac Posen Z Spoke runway at 2010’s MBFW.
According to the Huffington Post: In an interview with People, Crystal says, “I’m freaking out. Zac is one of the ones you want. Zac, Calvin and Marc are the big three. I booked one of my three.” She said Posen “wants women to be able to fit [into his clothes] and to be able to buy them. They’re making the clothes for my size and everything. This is how fashion should be.”
With Chanel under her modeling belt, Crystal is becoming a force to be reckoned with. She is making the fashion world take notice of how beautiful curves are and that curvy girls can rock the runways too. What I love most about this picture is that she is in a bright yellow onesie. A piece that the who’s who of fashion would say that a curvy woman should steer clear from.

If you remember, I did a post a few months back about Zac Posen (You can read here) saying he wanted to do a line that includes size 16. Hearing Crystal say that Zac wants curvy women to be able to fit his clothes gives me high hopes that one day a size 18 can walk down the street in an outfit by Zac Posen.