Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FFFWeek(tm) 2010 Aspiring Models Panel Discussion - Tix on sale NOW!!

Have you ever seen a live fashion show, watched a fashion on TV or flipped through a magazine and said to yourself: "I wish I could do that?" Well the good news is chances are you CAN do it! Whether you are a new model just starting out or you are a few years into your career, you will benefit from our "Aspiring Model Seminar & Panel Discussion". Learn the secrets to starting a career as a plus sized model from the ground floor up and/or how to take your career to the "next level"....from the people who are making it happen as we speak!

The fashion industry has in general frowned upon the idea of the “plus sized” model, preferring to holding steadfastly to the antiquated belief that fashion begins at a size Zero and ends at a size 6. These days with a shaky economy, 2/3’s of the world’s population wearing a size 14 or larger and growing rapidly by the minute and with February 2010 marking the official end of NY’s Fashion Week at Bryant Park; Seventh Avenue has begun to rethink the notion of the Plus Sized Model in print and on the runway.

Designers are beginning to realize that designing clothing for a small minority of folks is no longer cost effective and therefore a whole lot of them are quietly branching out to other
markets (i.e. plus) to keep their businesses afloat. The issue of size acceptance has been a hot topic over the last few years and is getting hotter by the minute….

So what does this mean for YOU the aspiring plus sized model you ask? It means that a whole new WEALTH of possibilities can open up for you to take advantage of if you are willing to

learn how to “play the game” called Fashion!

Sharon Quinn, "The ORIGINAL Runway Diva “ - Actress/Veteran Plus

Model/Writer/Singer/Casting Producer, whose recent appearances include The Style Network's Ruby, Oxygen's groundbreaking Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance, MTV’s MADE, Cash Cab & The Food Network's Throwdown With Bobby Flay; Statuesque, poised, graceful and striking are all adjectives used to aptly describe the attributes belong ing to Miss Sharon Quinn, affectionately known as "The Original Runway Diva", due to her presence, style and unbelievable confidence on the catwalk. She has handled the casting for Mo'Nique's F.A.T. Chance has well as The Bachelor and will be on hand to host and moderate the panel discussion.

Find out from The Runway Diva:

  • The 7 Deadly sins for a plus model!
  • What the basic qualifications are to become a plus model.
  • How to have maximum success on a local level (the Underground).
  • How to adapt and overcome obstacles without sacrificing who you are.

Your All-Star Lineup of Panelists (subject to change) include:

Mia Amber Davis - Plus Model/Actress (Road Trip), Television Producer (The Ricki Lake & Star Jones Shows), Stylist and Editor-At-Large for Plus Model Magazine

As a model Mia Amber has worked, with Richard Metzger, Monif C., Queen Latifah for Curvation, Abby Z., Lane Bryant and numerous others. As an

Ashley Stewart campaign model Mia Amber was selected to be the face of The Butterfly Bra designed by R&B superstar/Actress Jill Scott.

Mia has graced the covers and pages of numerous magazines and has appeared on countless television shows. The determined Mia went toe to toe with Janice Dickinson on Oxygen's The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, as well as Anti-Fat activist Meme Roth in a highly publicized segment of CNN's Campbell Brown. In 2008 she was appointed Creative Editor-at-Large for Plus Model Magazine. In an effort to help aspiring models make an impact on the industry, in 2009 she began a career as a Style Consultant.

Most recently, Mia launched her own blog as a way to keep in touch with her fans and answer the multitude questions asked of her daily by models and model citizens alike!

Register and listen to Mia as she explains:
  • How to make it or break it as a plus sized model on ANY level.
  • How to develop a "signature" runway walk.
  • How to stack the deck in your favor!
  • Building your skills within your personal budget.
  • How to avoid being typecast.

Yvette Ray Pinfield
- Plus Model/Author (Your Guide to Plus Sized Modeling)

Yvette Ray Pinfield is a working mom and a plus size
model with agencies in both New York and Miami. Her portfolio of work spans over 7 years and includes the Today Show, Good Morning America, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Motherhood Maternity and many more. Yvette holds the title of Mrs. Manhattan 2008 and is also an active member of a number of professional organizations including the International Size Acceptance Association (ISAA).

Learn What Works in Plus Size Fashion and Modeling from an Industry Expert....

Your Guide to Plus Size Modeling is a great read for those who want to get into the field of modeling and it also teaches women to believe in themselves through reinforcing their self-esteem and positivity.

Find out from Yvette:
  • How much money you'll need to get started.
  • Getting in where you fit in (other branches of modeling).
  • How to properly prepare for the open call.
  • How to invest in the business of YOU.
Fluvia Lacerda - Plus Model/Actress
"The Brazilian Bombshell"

Plus-size Brazilian model Fluvia Lacerda is the star of "16", a short film that challenges the stereotypes of beauty currently set by the film, fashion, and advertising industries. At her size, Lacerda is an anomaly in the fashion world, which has historically been defined by bone thin, size 00 models. After several models died of anorexia in 2006, a push was made inside the fashion industry to change the unreasonable size standards in runway shows.

Television and print media is also starting to show women who more accurately represent America - where the average woman is a size 14.

Fluvia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to New York City almost 13 years ago. She was discovered by a magazine editor on a Manhattan crosstown bus and has not stopped working since. She's the only Brazilian working as a plus size model overseas and has been called "The plus sized version of Gisele Bundchen". Fluvia is one of the most known faces within the plus size industry and has been featured in ads for Fashion Bug, Torrid, Igigi & Monif C. and in Latina & Glamour magazines.

To see more of Fluvia's work CLICK HERE to visit her website.

Aminah Benjamin - Casting Director/Producer (BET's Rip The Runway)

Aminah will be on hand to answers the questions that EVERYBODY wants to know.

Find out from Aminah.....

Everything you wanted to know about Rip The Runway!

Learn he secrets behind the casting process for Rip The Runway.
  • How to avoid the mistakes that most models make in their auditions.
  • What the producers are looking for when they cast the show!
  • Why preparation is KEY in getting selected for RTR.
  • What direction the show is going in for 2011!
And much more!

This is definitely a panel discussion that you DON'T WANT TO MISS if you are serious about a career as a plus sized model.

So sharpen those pencils, pack those pens and notebooks and come on down and get the necessary knowledge you need to succeed in your career!!

CLICK HERE to register for FFFWeek(tm) 2010's Aspiring Model Seminar & Panel Discussion!

FFFWeek(tm) 2010's Aspiring Models Seminar & Panel Discussion

Friday, June 18, 2009

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Hotel Pennsylvania

401 Seventh Avenue @ 33rd Street

The Madison Room / 18th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Tix $22.00 in advance / $30.00 at the door

Seats are limited!!! Get yours now!!

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