Hey Hey Hey!
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Curvy Con hosted by Chastity of GarnerStyle in NYC. It was my first official fashion event as Christian Fashionista. I will say it was a blast and very interesting. I arrived a little after the doors opened and it was packed. The venue was perfect, very open and spacious. It was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Beautiful space. Once I entered and was check in, it was off to grab my official Curvy Con bag and then to the upper area where all the vendors were stationed.
SN: I purchased a general admissions tickets which was about $70. The VIP tickets were about $200 but very well worth it. The VIP swag bags were EVERYTHING. It was a pretty hefty bag, well worth $200. Since the was my first even I didn’t know any better. So for my next event, I now know. Go for the gold. lol
All together there were about 11 vendors and a ton of panelist and of course the keynote speaker, Ms. Amber Riley. Oh gosh, how can I not mention that the venue was FILLED with bloggers. You name them and they were there. Every full figured, Curvy Chic, Fat and Fabulous personality was in the building. SLAYING!!! ** When attending any fashion event, as a blogger or just general population BE FABULOUS! And, if your a city girl, you already know the deal. You always stash your flats in your purse, because about 1.5 to 2 hours later…. your feet will be on fire. LOL
It was very much an eye opening experience. Truthfully speaking, I was not well versed in the plus size blogger world. Like I said, there were so many bloggers at the event. And I unfortunately, didn’t know many of them. I knew the more “famous” bloggers- Chastiy, CeCe, and Roshelle but that was about it. Shame I know! But they were all amazing and down to earth. OMG! and I almost forgot to tell you guys. Besides getting some exposure, one of the main reasons I went to Curvy Con was to see Eleven60 by Kierra Sheard and to see her as well.
I absolutely LOVE Kierra!! In my head the only other person I have to meet is Erica Campbell and I’m set!! You guys, Kierra and her team ( plus mom Karen) are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet in your life. I mean just kind genuine people. Most celebrities would have an entourage and security and assistants etc. Nope not KeKe. She did have her people that were at her booth helping things along and then she even came over to help and talk to everyone.
Now, I have to say I absolutely loved everyone’s comments or reaction when I introduced myself ChristianFashionista. Many looked at me with a bright smile and said wow that’s amazing. Others like, Christian? Christ? Oh, yea. I remember him! A few were a bit uncomfortable but that’s okay. Jesus will do that to some if thangs aint all the way right…mmkay! I love reminding people of Christ. Its tough because just like the reactions I got, sometimes its a fun and beautiful thing and others its tough and difficult to bring up. But nontheless, God chooses certain people to go into certain places to snatch up or nudge his children back to him. Glad he chose me for this journey. I pray others remember him and take steps towards God.
Love Ya to Peace,
Photos: @garnerstyle, @ceceolisa, @iambeauticurve, @kierrasheard, @thestylishreid, @thecurvycon, @eleven60, @gorgeousingrey, @theashleygraham ,@essiegolden, @msamberpriley, @thexxldiva, @gabifresh