Celebrate Your Curves with these Plus Size Holiday Fashions from Ashley Stewart

To welcome the holiday season, trendy, plus size fashion favorite, Ashley Stewart, recently held an event to celebrate all things holiday fashion. The event featured a fashion show highlighting the full-figured fashion brand’s must-have holiday styles for women sizes 12-26. Media attendees were invited to learn about all things Ashley Stewart and meet with CEO, James Rhee, before all attendees were treated to holiday bites and cocktails, a live performance by Rasheeda Wallace, and the event’s music, provided by DJ Flyy Grl.

The fashion show featured red hot holiday day and evening looks (see video of the models walking the fashion show’s finale below). Chic separates, stylish dresses, a fabulous cape we’d kill for, and contemporary looks walked down the makeshift runway at the Harlem location to a boisterous crowd of attendees. Favorite styles included the Gold Foil Deep V HiLo Peplum Dress, Ruffled Colorblock Dress, Contrast Trim Cape, and a Liquid Gold Knot Waist Dress, all of which are featured below.

When it comes to curvy girl style, Ashley Stewart has everything a fashion-loving, plus size woman needs and wants to celebrate her curves and show off her fashion sense. That night, waists were cinched, curves were celebrated and style was in high regard at Ashley Stewart.

If you do have a plus size fashionista in your life, be sure to gift her with one of these fabulous fashion finds you see above or treat her to a gift certificate, so she can find her favorites. Enjoy the show’s finale below:

Behind the Scenes with Vivere Spring 2013 Collection

Who says full-figured fashion can’t be chic, sophisticated and sexy! For Vivere’s sophomore collection, femininity, tailored elegance, and refined structure are punctuated throughout in bold hues making today’s modern full-figured woman a very fashionable one.

I got a chance to go behind the scenes of Vivere’s Spring 2013 Collection photoshoot with designer, Sabrina Gibbs (in grey) and fashion stylist (and Author of The Wow Factor launching Feb. 2013) Jacqui Stafford (in white) as model, Katya Zharkova, was photographed in various looks.

The young, fresh collection features sleek lines, masculine touches, a stylish, relaxed sensibility without being casual and amazing proportion and fit. The looks also extend your wardrobe by making excellent mix-and-match pieces. A favorite was the hot pink Paisley Tuxedo Pant with red side pinstripe

At the event, we were asked to style one look for Katya to be photographed in and you can see mine below. I chose the Madison Cropped Silk Blazer, Chelsey Riding Pant and the gorgeous hot pink and cream Amy “Double Lapel” Blouse with side slits. I added a pair of pearl earrings and ring to highlight the cream in the blouse – the result is an uber-feminine and flirty menswear silhouette

I’m no stylist but I’m happy to say my look was a big hit with both Sabrina and Jacqui (major ego boost). Ladies, keep an eye out for these wondering looks coming to you soon. Visit for more information and follow Vivere on Twitter at @Vivere_Shop.