What is The Curvycon?
The Curvycon is a weekend of love for curvy women. Now in its fifth year, The Curvycon is a bringing together of curvy women from across the country for empowerment, shopping, and celebration. Held Sept. 5-7, 2019, the 3-day event focused on body positivity and offered incredible speakers and major retailers that cater to the plus-size industry. I must thank eShakti.com whose custom fashions I wore exclusively. They carry up to size 32 or can customize any garment. I received so many compliments on the dresses that I had to share! Use code LINDAPEAVY for a $15 and 33% new customer discount! I am hoping that eShakti will be a sponsor next year!
“The Curvycon has become the Nexus point for style beyond size.”Vogue Magazine
The Curvycon was founded by CeCe Olisa and Chasity Garner. As seen on Oprah.com, The New York Times, and Elle Magazine, GarnerStyle.com was founded in October of 2008 by Chastity Garner Valentine. Through GarnerStyle, she offers inspiration and advice to plus-size women who want to achieve their best style. The platform has nearly 1 million followers on Facebook. CeCe Olisa is an award winning writer, speaker and entrepreneur who is committed to building confidence in others. Her Tedx Talk “How to Build Self Confidence” can be viewed at ceceolisa.com/tedx
Why Attend Curvycon?
As the segment on The Today exclaims, The Curvycon is 72 hours of body positivity. The Curvycon is a weekend of love for curvy women because it provides a safe space to be yourself. This was my first time attending and it was life-changing. There is no judgment from other attendees because you are there for the same purpose…affirmation. All of the retailers provide clothes that cater to the full-figured body. There is little worry about whether an item is available in your size…how refreshing! I must thank eShakti for sponsoring the new dresses that I wore to The Curvycon. Eshakti is the world’s #1 custom clothing company.
Major retailers that sponsored The Curvycon included Dia & Co, MACYs, JCPenny, NIKE, Anthropologie, Torrid, Good American, Target, Kleinfeld, Loft, and many others. Booths offered incredible freebies such as jean jacket from Torrid, jeans from Dia & Co, jeans from Good American and an exercise bra from NIKE to name a few!
Retailers including MACYS, Target, and Kleinfelds all held fashion shows exclusively for The Curvycon showcasing their plus-size lines. Get a sneak peek at the Kleinfeld plus size bridal show below. For the full videos, click the following names: MACYS, Target, and Kleinfelds.
Curvycon Motivational Speakers
Not only an avenue for great shopping, The Curvycon is a weekend of love for those seeking encouragement and acceptance. Powerhouse speakers included the following to name a few:
- JAMEELA JAMIL, FOUNDER, @I_WEIGH, @ JAMEELAJAMILOFFICIAL
- NADIA BOUJARWAH, FOUNDER OF DIA & CO, @NADIABOU
- JENN LYON, ACTRESS, @THEJENNLYON
- EMMA GREDE,CO-FOUNDER, GOOD AMERICAN, @EMMAGREDE
- JANELLE OKWODU, EDITOR, VOGUE, @OKJANELLE
A Favorite Moment
One of my favorite moments from being in New York to attend The Curvycon was appearing at Christian Siriano’s pre-launch party for his 2020 Spring collection at his wonderful Manhantten studio The Curated NYC. See more on his collection that is size-inclusive here.
Call to Action
Don’t miss The Curvycon coming in 2020 for its sixth great year. There are Saturday Social, Glitter, and Platinum tickets available. Go to thecurvycon for details.