Happy Monday all!
I’m all for any event that uplifts and celebrates plus size women so when I heard about theCURVYcon, I had to share it with you!
What is theCURVYcon?
The first conference of it’s kind, theCURVYcon will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion West in New York City. It is a daylong event that will bring plus size brands, fashionistas, shopaholics, bloggers and YouTubers into one room, to chat curvy, shop curvy and embrace curvy. We are excited to provide a space to embrace our curves, do a little shopping, and tackle topics like confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, body positivity and everything in between. Featured speakers include Dancing With the Stars champion and Glee actress Amber Riley, GRAMMY® nominated gospel artist Kierra Sheard, along with many top plus size bloggers, including: organizers Chastity Garner and Cece Olisa, Gabi Gregg, Nadia Aboulhosn, Crissle West, Amanda Allison, Chante Burkett, and more. The schedule and complete list of speakers can be viewed at http://thecurvycon.com .
Amber Riley will be the Keynote Speaker for theCURVYCcon. That’s pretty freakin awesome if you ask me!
Tickets are currently on sale at http://thecurvycon.com. The $249 Platinum Level tickets, which provide attendees with admission, a conference tote, swag, access to speaker meet and greets, and reserved seating, sold out within 5 hours of ticket sales opening on March 13, 2015. Still available are Teal Level tickets at $149, which include admission, a conference tote and swag, and General Admission tickets at $99, which include admission and a conference tote.
Pumped and ready to go but wondering where you’ll stay? Don’t worry, theCURVYcon has got you covered!
The Yotel is the host hotel of the conference and is a 10 minute walk from theCURVYcon. It’s situated in the heart of Manhattan and is in close proximity to major tourist attractions such as Times Square! Attendees who book before May 19 th can secure a queen cabin for $219 per night. For more information on how to receive the conference discount, visit http://thecurvycon.com .
theCURVYcon is the brainchild of viral sensations, Chastity Garner of Garner Style and CeCe Olisa of Plus Size Princess. “The support we’ve received from curvy girls around the world, has been overwhelming, I can’t wait for women of all shapes and sizes to be in one room loving ourselves just the way we are!” Olisa said. “We’re really excited to give plus size women a chance to actually try on clothes from online retailers instead of guessing their size and dealing with shipping hassles.” Garner added.
Chastity Garner is the founder of GarnerStyle. As seen in O prah.com, the New York Times, and Elle Magazine, GarnerStyle is where she’s chronicled her life, the clothes, her travels, moving to new city after new city and many other adventures. Garnerstyle aspires to give great fashion and awesome style advice to the plus size fashionista.
CeCe Olisa is a Plus Size Lifestyle blogger and YouTube personality, covering fitness, dating and fashion from a plus size perspective. As seen on Wendy Williams, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Refinery29, she adheres to her motto, “Don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want,” by making fitness, dating and fashion fun and accessible to curvy girls at any size!
I’m very excited for this event and I hope to see you at theCURVYcon next month!