Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fashion Front Update: Meet The Designers I

It wouldn't be fashion week without great runway shows. I'd like to introduce you to the designers that are going to be showcasing their designs on the runway. Here is the first of two parts introducing them.


For every style, shape, age or occasion... Sonsi® is the online destination for women sizes 12 and

Awarded "Best Plus-Size Multi-Brand" by 2011 Readers' Choice Awards, Sonsi is one of the largest assortments for full figured women, featuring fashions from over 380 brands including Lane Bryant®, Cacique®, Lane Bryant Outlet®, Fashion Bug®, Catherines®, Kiyonna™, alight, Sydney's Closet® and many more.


Curvaceous Boutique offers plus size trendy clothing for curvy women. It is the source for unique and head turning fashions and concentrates on women's wear sizes 14-24. Curvaceous
Boutique not only serves as an undeniable threshold for fashion, but also implants radiant beauty on the inside of its customer by building her from the inside out. Each client is given unique individualized customer service by listening to her needs and wants. Exceptional service is the foundation of Curvaceous Boutique and it aims to make her feel exactly that--exceptional. The staff's duty is to give the customer a sense of pride when they are shopping in the store by offering quality merchandise that is "exclusive."

The owner of Curvaceous Boutique, Cassandra Savage,
understands the hardships of finding trendy plus size clothing as being a curvy woman herself. This sympathy enables her to be passionate about the lack of plus size consideration in the fashion industry since the average woman is size 14. After working in the telecommunications and financial industry for over 15 years, Ms. Savage became quite dismayed with the monotony of plus size fashions. She was frustrated with the
offerings of this category in woman's wear because most only
offered maternal styles for the full figured woman. Always having a passion for fashion, she decided to fill hole in the
fashion industry. An African-American woman who is at the
heart of the fashion, she possesses a unique ability to merge cultures through a shared appreciation for style. With a prayer and a dream it all started in 2006, Curvaceous Boutique opened its doors in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Today, her face can be seen on the covers of national and local magazines, in addition to a
recent TV spot on BET Jazz (Tears, Shears & Beauty). Ms. Savage is a highly sought after fashion liaison for her countless roles in Hair and Fashion Shows.

Evie Foster is a curvy woman on a mission, following her passion, to provide curvy women with beautiful choices in fashion. Evie is joining us all the way from Australia and intends on focusing on the US market.

The Evie Foster label is designed to fit and accentuate the beauty of curves. The label is about style, fit, versatility and comfort. The designs are created to fit the body properly by accentuating a woman's most alluring asset, her curves. Rather than hiding a voluptuous frame under a large 'tent of shame', Evie Foster designs celebrate the female form and brings sexy back to plus size clothing.

The inspiration from the first range from Evie Foster is the 'city that never sleeps' - New York City! Evie came back from her first visit there 18 months ago with a fire in her belly. A fire that would see her finally realize her 10 year old dream, to launch a plus size label and to give the curvy women of the World another choice.

The Collection has a classic, contemporary feel with a little sexy thrown in. Some of the pieces in this collection have been named after curvy women who have supported Evie Foster in kick starting this very important Collection. These women are from all walks of life and are ALL rocking their curves!


From classic to contemporary to trend setting, Curvysta has it
all. As the premiere site for emerging independent designers,
Curvysta offers modernity and quality to the plus size community.

Annie and Jade by Annie Le is an eco-luxurious line for the contemporary woman who cares about the environment. Annie Le, the designer of Annie and Jade by Annie Le, only uses natural, organic, recycled and fair trade fabrics. Her goal is to make every client feel like a woman in her modern, body conscious designs.

Chabri creates her designs using the lines of a woman's body. Draping and movement are essential, vital elements to each piece. For Jennifer, designer of Chabri, her garments are her artistic fashionable expression.


Plush Boutique is a unique designer retailer inspired by owner Wendy Brown's love for both the urban style and the slick, chic & sophisticated. Once a tiny boutique carrying only sizes 12+, Plush has blossomed into a retail mainstay on the Atlanta fashion scene. The boutique carries brands such as Vitamin C Clothing, The Cotrice Collection, Igigi, Monif C. and more.

Plush has been featured on CBS Atlanta's Ambush Makeover, J'adore Magazine, Honey Magazine, Jezebel Magazine, Atlanta & Co. and more.


Vikki Vi® has been dedicated to dressing plus size women for over 25 years. Our soft luxurious stretch knits are fashionable and drape beautifully. Whether you need travel-wear, career clothing, or just something to wear for leisure, Vikki Vi® is perfect for the modern woman.

With a great variety of styles to choose from, Vikki Vi® Fashions are sure to flatter every unique shape. Contemporary prints and traditional styles can be mixed and matched to create beautiful ensembles that reflect your own personal style. Soft knit suiting by Vikki Vi® offers elegance, style and comfort. Shop the complete collection of Vikki Vi Clothing at

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