Dreaming BIG in Chicago

Fearlessly and comfortably I walked into this beautiful venue space (Venue Six10) sitting directly on Michigan Avenue that held the 2nd annual Dream Big: Curvy Girl Fashion and Beauty Conference. Strutting my curves, I walked off the elevators on the 10th floor and knew I was where I belong. Beautiful plus size women from all walks of life were present networking, soaking up knowledge on how to thrive in the Plus fashion industry, and just looking all kinds FIERCE! Man was it a sight to see! God bless the Full Figured Woman, WE ARE BAD!!!!

One of my most favorite parts about attending Plus fashion events is of course……THE FASHION!!! You learn about new places to shop, dope designers and get a plethora of outfit and makeup inspirations. I myself showed up in a wrap Ankara top that I made (it was a hit! I’ve officially lost count on how many people want a top lbs), fitted distressed jeans, and wedges. Thinking back, I’m glad I chose the wedges! They went perfect with the ensemble and sometimes if I’m in heels at an event I don’t last as long in them as I do with wedges. Day 2 I decided to pull out the 6 in red pumps so I can strut through Macy’s on State st.

As if Day 1 wasn’t satisfying enough, the coordinators of the Dream Big Conference put a cherry on top by partnering with Macy’s on State Street in downtown Chicago and putting on a fashion show which was held on the 7th floor in Macy’s! Not to mention all 18 Full Figured models were dressed head to toe in ensembles sold directly at the store! Yes hunny, so if you were feeling a look they told us where that specific look could be found in the building!

Here I was thinking that the 2017 Conference was so amazing and then the 2018 Conference happened! Wow! I’m not sure what they’re thinking for 2019 but I’m excited already!!! If you’ve never been to Dream Big, please make it your business to go next year. It is the only event of its kind in Chicago. For updates and to read about the conference click here!

You can check out a few photos and videos from the conference on my Facebook page and Instagram below…..

Me with the Creator of the Dream Big Conference, Natasha Williams
Marie Denee aka The Curvy Fashionista! So glad to have finally met her!

Creator of the International Fuller Woman Expo, Cassy Jones-McBryde
Stylist, model, and fashion guru, Sabrina Servance


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