Saturday, October 30 | Semi Formal Finale Runway Event (Plaza Pavilion)
5:30 - 6:30 PM - VIP Red Carpet Arrivals and Cocktail Reception (by invitation only)
6:00 PM - Doors Open for General Admission Arrivals
7:00 PM - Runway Show Begins

    Forever 21+


Forever 21+


Forever 21+ offers the hottest and most current fashion trends to accommodate the trendy, curvier Forever 21 girl who falls in the size range of XL and 3X at a great value to consumers. Forever 21, Inc. launched their first ever extended size line, called Forever 21+, last Spring. The line is available for purchase in select stores nationwide and online at forever21.com. Developed to fill a void in the market, this line will accommodate the trendy, curvier Forever 21 girl who falls in the size range of XL and 3X with waist sizes of 33 to 40. Forever 21+ will mirror the current Forever 21 line in value, trend and freshness. Forever 21+ will offer a full assortment of apparel including dresses, tops, graphic tees, leggings, bottoms, denim and basics. The line will be offered to customers at a great value, and will be in line with Forever 21's established pricing, ranging from $3.80 for basic camis to $44.80 for a winter coat. With new Forever 21+ items arriving in stores and online frequently, the Forever 21+ girl will have fresh off the runway fashions to choose from on a weekly basis. Forever 21+ may be purchased in select stores as well as online at www.forever21.com

    Jill Alexander Designs


Jill Alexander Designs


Jill Alexander has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years. She began her career in visual merchandising for leading companies including Ann Taylor and A Pea in the Pod. Jill has had extensive experience as a personal stylist outfitting women of all shapes and sizes, ending up specializing in curvy women. The Jill Alexander Designs brand is dedicated to such women. Jill has used her knowledge of fit and fabrication to create comfortable, fashionable designs for women size 12 and over who want to not just get dressed, but dress in a way that complements and enhances their curves. Each Jill Alexander design has been precisely structured to mold to the curves of the feminine figure.

Jill Alexander Designs creates fashions to enhance a woman's curves with fabulous fabrics and fits.

    Lane Bryant


Lane Bryant


Lane Bryant is the nation's leading women's specialty full figured apparel retailer, providing stylish, high-quality fashion in sizes 14-28. The Lane Bryant collection includes a wide selection of career to casual apparel as well as accessories, hosiery and Cacique intimate apparel. Lane Bryant and Cacique fashions are available nationwide at its nearly 750 Lane Bryant stores, 107 Lane Bryant Outlet stores, and at lanebryant.com and cacique.com.

The Lane Bryant holiday collection celebrates the season with festive fashion from office party chic to sophisticated sequins that keep you in the spirit of looking and feeling your best. Lane Bryant celebrates the holiday season with a line of festive fashion that brightens every occasion from the office party to black-tie affair. Sophisticated sequins add a touch of glamour to tanks and sweaters that pair perfectly with our Right Fit™ Jeans for a casually chic look. Beautiful brocade and polished prints update everyone's favorite little black dress that mingles with sexy peep toe pumps and sparkling accessories. The DKNYJeans collection updates your holiday wardrobe with perfect pieces for a party - or two. Slip into Lane Bryant to celebrate the season and your style.

    Sealed With A Kiss Designs


Sealed With A Kiss Designs


At Sealed With a Kiss Designs we believe fashion should be fun AND accessible. Fashion forward, plus size clothes shouldn't cost an arm and a leg simply because they are designed for a size 14+ figure. Because of this our clothes are priced moderately and accessibly. Regardless of whether a woman is happy at her current size of if she wants to make a change in the future, we believe clothes should flatter a woman as she is. Sealed With a Kiss Designs offers a range of dresses, tops and bottoms to take a woman from work to play and day into night. Our designs are cut to a true woman's size; the majority of our items are offered in sizes 1x through 6x.

Sealed With a Kiss Designs offers trendy, affordable plus size clothing in sizes 1x through 6x. At Sealed With a Kiss Designs we believe fashion should be fun AND accessible. Fashion forward, plus size clothes shouldn't cost an arm and a leg simply because they are designed for a size 14+ figure. Because of this our clothes are priced moderately and accessibly. Regardless of whether a woman is happy at her current size of if she wants to make a change in the future, we believe clothes should flatter a woman as she is. Sealed With a Kiss Designs offers a range of dresses, tops and bottoms to take a woman from work to play and day into night. Our designs are cut to a true woman's size; the majority of our items are offered in sizes 1x through 6x.

    Sonsi


Sonsi


Sonsi is an online shopping & social destination for women sizes 12 and above. Sonsi offers one of the largest online assortments of women's apparel, accessories and products, specifically for women sizes 12 and up. With over 80 brands in one convenient shopping destination, Sonsi features trendy tops and bottoms, classy cocktail, evening and casual dresses, career wear, active wear, outerwear, swimwear, accessories and more, in a variety of price points from great brands such as Kiyonna, Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Alight, Catherines, Cacique and more. SonsiLiving, the social side of Sonsi, is an inclusive online social community where real women can participate in social networking, groups and clubs, live power chat sessions, interactive quizzes and games, and stay informed with expert blogs, content and advice covering topics such as fashion, beauty, health, relationships and more.

    Abundance - A Plus-Size Boutique


Abundance - A Plus-Size Boutique


The perfect upscale boutique - one without pretensions, filled with classic, fun and funky clothing, pampering ladies size 12 and Up.

Abundance is one of the only upscale boutiques in greater Los Angeles for women Size 12 and up. From classic clothing - with a flair - to the unusual, fun and funky. Unique barely begins to describe the gorgeous designs and fabric - and the staff knows exactly how to make you feel at home. From comfortable business to casual or dressy special occasion, Abundance has it all!

Abundance, which opened in 1998, supports local Los Angeles-based designers such as Blanque, Citron, Comfy USA, Dress to Kill, SpiritHouse and Tianello who make up more than 50% of the clothing featured. Abundance also carries fashions from unique designers from all over the US and Canada, Israel, Europe and Australia.

Even LA's film, TV and commercial stylists know where to shop for their curvaceous stars. Television shows like Desperate Housewives, The Ghost Whisperer, Community and House of Payne - and feature film stars Loretta Devine in Dream Girls and Jill Scott in Why Did I Get Married? have spotlighted Abundance fashions!

Celes Harvey  of  Sassi Rebel Clothing


Sassi Rebel Clothing


As a native Angelino, Celes' interest in fashion started at the young age of eight. She was introduced to sewing and fashion by her mother and grand-mother. As her sewing skills increased, Celes enrolled in the Fashion Design program at Long Beach City College. During this time, Celes sharpened her sewing skills and nurtured her unique flare for design.

Sassi Rebel Clothing was created by Celes in 2006 for plus size women that refuse to accept the world's definition of beauty. The Sassi Rebel customer is a woman that believes she is God's creation and is determine to be proud of who she is. She wants to portray herself as a strong, sexy and confident woman. She wants to stand out in a crowd, she chooses not to follow trends, and she creates her own style. She feels comfortable taking risk and stepping outside of the box. She is very stable and aware of what she wants in life.

Sassi Rebel is fun, flirty, fantastic apparel that compliments every woman perfectly. Sassi Rebel is style beyond compare. It is style for every woman. Size is not a factor for Sassi Rebel because it caters to us all. Sassi Rebel is fun, flirty, fantastic apparel that compliments every woman perfectly.

Kim Khanbeigi  of  Kiyonna


Kiyonna


1996, Kim Camarella-Khanbeigi was an aspiring entrepreneur with just one problem. She didn't have a business idea. Nope, with the rise of the "dot com" era, revolutionizing how plus size women's clothing was perceived and distributed was not something she could have dreamed up. Well, that is, until she went on vacation.

On vacation with her girlfriend, Kim noticed that none of her friend's clothes had any labels in them. When asked why, her friend said it was her mom who had to make everything for her as no cute clothes were available past a size 16. At this point in the story, picture Kim's face (she's a cute brunette) and then up and slightly to the left a very bright lightbulb. So armed with her lightbulb moment, Kiyonna was born. Fast forward 13 years and today, Kiyonna can be found in over 100 stores and online business accounts for over 80% of sales. In 2007, the company opened its first Flagship retail location called the Upstairs Boutique in Anaheim.

We design stylish plus size dresses, separates and lingerie that a size 6 would die to wear. A leader in the plus-size clothing industry, KIYONNA™ has styled curvy women with its collection of contemporary plus size dresses and separates since 1996. The modern yet feminine label offers styles exclusively in sizes 0x-5x. These well-edited silhouettes can be found online and in specialty plus size clothing stores across the country and beyond. Specializing in silhouettes that are made to flatter a woman's curves, the online boutique offers plus size special occasion dresses to laid back plus size separates with fashion forward sensibility.

LaToya Skinner  of  Chan.nel Karama, Ltd.


Chan.nel Karama, Ltd.


Chan.nel Karama Limited (CKL) and Karama Denim Luxe are lines of quality, on trend clothing for women of a myriad of sizes spanning from size 0-22 and has items as low as $10, yet no item is more than $500. CKL is revolutionary in the sense that its mission is to tear down the cliches of the fashion industry and give people phenomenal items that mirror high end lines yet making it affordable and curve-centric. Skinner states that "The feeling that one receives from partaking in GREAT fashion/couture should be one of inclusivity. All women have the right to be FABULOUS!" Her items have been featured in multiple media outlets such as the 2006 BET Awards, Uptown Style Weekly, Yo! TV, in various magazines and on the runways in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta and more recently New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week 2010. With the New York showing, CKL has received press in Vogue Italia's VogueCurvy, Rueters.com, and countless blogs and online magazines such as The Curvy Fashionista, Manik and Skorch magazines.

Rebecca Jennings  of  Hips & Curves


Hips & Curves


Hips & Curves is the award winning, online, plus-size lingerie store for women who love their hips and curves, love their bodies, and love having playful, sexy lingerie that lets them feel desired and beautiful. Rebecca Jennings began the Hips and Curves private label lingerie line in 2008 based on the requests from customers for styles that weren't available in their sizes. Rebecca is sought after not only for her industry expertise in the plus size lingerie market, but also for her insights in how women feel about their body image, how fashion influences those feelings, the role men play in buying lingerie - and what helps women accept and love themselves.

Theary Sim  of  Youtheary Khmer


Youtheary Khmer


Theary Sim started as an intern in the marketing and promotions department then became a wardrobe stylist for Disturbing Tha Peace, records. While attending and receiving her fashion degree from Clark Atlanta University, she was a plus size model for Ford Models in NYC. Theary Sim has graced the covers of Gemini, Essence, and Vibe Magazine. She has also modeled for the likes of Ashley Stewart, Torrid and Macy's Inc. to name a few. In 2005, she released her own clothing lines, Heritage 1985 and Youtheary Khmer Collections. Her designs have been worn by celebrities such as Ciara, Lisa Raye, Tiaria Marie, Andre 3000 and Eva Pigford.

Wendy Brown  of  Plush Boutique


Plush Boutique


Plush Boutique, "The Pretty Little Purple Boutique," a plus sized paradise within Atlanta's trendy Castleberry district, showcases its fashionable selections, including brands such as: Vitamin C Clothing, The Cotrice Collection, Igigi, Monif C. and more. In addition to offering the very best in plus size fashion most recently "Circa 1947" of The Plush Collection has been launched. "Circa 1947" embodies timeless and elegant silhouettes harkened from the 1940's and 50's and pays homage to screen stars from that era. Plush is quickly rising in popularity, already being featured on CBS Atlanta's Ambush Makeover, J'adore Magazine, Honey Magazine, Jezebel Magazine, Atlanta & Co., and more.

Yuliya Raquel  of  IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel


IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel


IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel, transforms the world's view of beauty with smart, stylish, and sophisticated clothing for the full-figured fashionista. Designed and made in San Francisco, CA, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel's fashion-forward, chic, and form-fitting dresses, career wear, bridal gowns, and separates in sizes 12-32 provide women with a premiere lifestyle brand of contemporary collections. IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel's ShapeStylist helps women determine their unique body shape so they can shop for the most flattering looks.