September 6, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm Model Casting Call: theCURVYcon x LOFT Fashion Show
LOFT is seeking plus size models for their runwway show at #theCURVYcon during New York Fashion Week!
We are committed to making the runway more inclusive and diverse and we're excited to meet any undiscovered talent that may be attending #theCURVYcon 2018.
This casting call is open to anyone who has a ticket to #theCURVYcon 2018!
5:00PM - 7:00pm Macy’s Platinum Cocktail Event (Platinum Ticket Holders Only)
September 7, 2018
9:30am - 11:00AM The Dance Off: FITNESS SESSION PRESENTED BY TARGET
Come sweat with us in a body positive space! This year we’re moving our bodies with Jessie Diaz, of Curves with Moves and learning the hottest choreography from Beyonce’s dancers, Amore and Jore Marshall
11AM - 5PM ShopS & Lounge open
1:00PM- 3:00PM LOFT Platinum Lunch & Styling session, Invitation Only
Hosted by: Celebrity Stylist, GooGoo Atkins
5:30PM LOFT Runway Show
6:30PM DIA & CO Showcase and Panel
with The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA)
September 8, 2018
9:00AM Mainstage: Welcome Address
Hosted by: Ashley Nicole Black, emmy award winner
9:15AM mainstage: COCKTAILS & CONFIDENCE PODCAST, LIVE SHOW
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX: COCKTAILS & CONFIDENCE PODCAST, LIVE SHOW
CHASTITY GARNER VALENTINE AND CECE OLISA ARE ASKED EVERYDAY ABOUT THEIR LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE, FROM FASHION TO BUILDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS, AND HOW THEY GET THE CONFIDENCE TO DO WHAT THEY DO. EACH WEEK, CECE AND CHASTITY EXPLORE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE CONFIDENT, OVER COCKTAILS.
CHASTITY GARNER VALENTINE
SARAH RAE VARGAS, Fashion, Beauty and Body Pody Youtube vlogger
10:00AM Workshop: Level Up! Take Your Corporate or Creative Career to the Next Level (with our without a job) PRESENTED BY DIA & CO
CeCe Olisa, co-founder of theCURVYcon will share her secrets to overcoming setbacks and building a thriving career. Speaking to the most popular career questions she gets, from dressing for the office as a plus size person, to how to start a creative side hustle while working a full time job.
10:00AM - 4:00PM ShopS + Lounge open
11:00AM mainstage: DEAR RETAILER
Nicolette mason (moderator): Brand strategist & creative Consultant, Co-founder of premme
Old Navy: SARA WESTBROOK, Head of Plus & Maternity Merchandising
Rebdolls: Griselangel Paula, Founder & CEo of Rebdolls
JCPenney: Lynne J. Coleman, Sr. Divisional Brand Management Director for Women’s Apparel, Intimates and Sleepwear for JCPenney Private Brands.
Lane Bryant: Malissa Akay - SVP General Merchandising Manager
Dia&Co: Nadia Boujarwah - CEO/Co-Founder
The Dear Retail panel is a safe space where passionate plus size consumers can have a candid dialogue with executives in the plus size fashion industry. Come and listen as five major retailers share what their companies are doing to take plus size fashion to the next level. The audience will have the opportunity to let their voice be heard.
12:00PM Workshop: Curves & Culture: Using Our Unique Voices to Inspire Fashion PRESENTED BY OLD NAVY
Lauren Chan: Fashion Writer & editor
Alex LaRosa: MOdel, Digital influencer, and body positive activist
Katie Wilcox: Founder & CEo of Natural Model management and Healthy is the new skinny
Shaina Harrison: blogger & Stylist
Alex Michael May: creative Entreprenuer
theCURVYcon believes that how we express ourselves through fashion begins with how we feel about ourselves. Often the negative feelings we have about our bodies, how we look and what we’re “allowed” to wear stem from other aspects of our identity and personal history.
How can we use our unique voices to inspire change in the fashion industry? What can we do to move fashion towards inclusivity?
1:00PM Workshop: Dance in Your Underwear: Tips to Live a More Confident Life PRESENTED BY FIT FOR ME BY FRUIT OF THE LOOM
Ashley Nell Tipton - Designer/Project Runway Winner
Denise Caldwell - celebrity fashion Stylist
Rochelle Johnson - Personal style Blogger, Beauticurve.com
Hayet Rida - Plus size fashion and lifestyle blogger
Kerry JUSTiCH: News Writer for Beauty + Style at Yahoo! Inc.
FREE Panties for the first 100 people to arrive!
A diverse group of body positive and plus size fashion thought leaders, will open up and share the ways they build and maintain confidence.
2:00PM Workshop: The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Style: Making any style work for any shape PRESENTED BY DIA&CO.
Hosted by Chastity Garner Valentine
2:45PM mainstage: Body Positive Besties: Supporting Each Other in Our Journey
WWE Superstars and stars of E! Total Divas:
We’re all on a journey to love our bodies. How can friends support each other in body positivity? How can women of all sizes be allies to each other? E! And WWE superstars Nia Jax, and The Bella Twins: Brie Bella and Nikki Bella participate in a candid conversation on supporting your friends as they learn to love their bodies
3:15PM Workshop: Flourish in Photos: Take Pictures Like a Model
(even if you aren’t one)
Dale Noelle: President & Founder, TRUE Model Management
Maxey GREENE: plus size fashion expert
TRE'VON JAMES - PHOTOGRAPHER
KELLY AUGUSTINE: Fashion, lifestyle, and beauty blogger
JAZZMYNE ROBBINS - BUZZFEED CONTRIBUTER/model
TATIANA WARD - CELEBRITY MAKE ARTIST and educator
Want to learn your angles? This powerhouse group will teach you how. This interactive workshop lead by a modeling agent, professional models, fashion bloggers and a photographer will give you all the tips you need to take better photos anytime, anyplace.
4:00PM Keynote Conversation: JOy Nash from dietland chats with thecurvycon co-founders, Cece olisa and chastity garner valentine
4:45PM KEYNOTE: A Fireside Chat with Gabourey Sidibe and theCURVYcon co-founders, CeCe Olisa and Chastity Garner Valentine
5:00PM Closing Remarks
6:30PM JCPenney Wrap Party @ Andaz
*Schedule subject to change