Saturday, May 1, 2010

FFFWeek(tm) 2010 Aspiring Models Seminar - MORE CURVY CELEBRITY PANELISTS ADDED!!!

Hey Family!

I have updated and added some new guest panelists for my Aspiring Model Seminar for FFFWeek(tm) 2010!!!

This is DEFINITELY the seminar that YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

Please check out the breakdown below, then tell your friends, post on your sites and spread the word!!!




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 Plus Sized Fashion!

Sharon Quinn, "The ORIGINAL Runway Diva “ - Actress/Veteran Plus Model/Writer/Singer/Casting Producer

Her 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 belonging 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 develop your signature runway "Strut".
  • How to have maximum success on a local level (the "Underground").
  • How to adapt and overcome obstacles without sacrificing who you are.

The All-Star Lineup of Panelists (subject to change) includes:

Anthony Higgins - Director - Goddess/Model Service Agency

Anthony Higgins is a Buffalo native, who became a "New Yorker" in 1995. He started his career in the fashion world working at Karin Models - a French owned agency, as a model booker and assistant to the director.

Anthony has enjoyed being the director of MSA for the past 11 years. He has developed new divisions for this agency and quadrupled their business in the process.

He established Goddess in 1998; a division dedicated to plus size women's fashion. The models he has worked with have graced the pages and covers of many national publications including Glamour, Marie Claire, Essence, Figure, and O Magazine.

In 2001, he helped develop Direct Reps and established the commercial print division at MSA, booking models with Proctor & Gamble, Clairol and hundreds of other products.

Last year, Anthony launched ADAM, a new high fashion men's boutique agency, that develops young talent and services prestigious clients such as Armani and Diesel.

Register NOW and hear from Anthony as he explains:
  • What agents and bookers are REALLY looking for at the open call.
  • What's happening NOW in the plus size fashion market from an insider.
  • The biggest mistakes that aspiring models make at the open call.
  • 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 theToday 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.

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!

Larissa Laurel - Actress/Singer/Plus Sized Model &
Industry Editor for Plus Model Magazine

Larissa Laurel is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas. She is an actress, singer, and plus-size model. Her modeling career includes fit, print, fashion and showroom work.

Larissa began her modeling career in 1998 after the urging of her friends and family and by becoming an agent's assistant for a top-notch plus-size modeling agency in NYC. She has worked as a model with several NYC agencies and continues to work with most of her focus on print & fit modeling and acting.

Larissa's acting and singing career is truly a passion of the heart and she promotes and embraces non-traditional casting. She has appeared in several off-off Broadway productions and national tours. Larissa was also a founding member of the The Original "Glamazons", a 5 member plus size dance troupe.

Her face & curves have been featured in Latina, Oprah, Bust, Paper, BBW and Mode Magazines and her television appearances include The View, The Restaurant and commercial work for The Lifetime Channel. She is also a contributing editor for Plus Model Magazine and she writes a monthly column entitled "Q&A with Larissa", which helps aspiring models with the business of fashion.

Find out from Larissa:
  • What it takes to make a successful career as a fit model.
  • How to make the transition from fit to print model.
  • The differences between fit and print modeling.
  • How to juggle careers in multiple genres.
**Randi Graves - Plus Model/Aspiring Author
(Alternate Panelist)

Randi Graves was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. She attended Hampton University for one and a half years before starting her 12 year modeling career.

She has graced the pages of Ebony, Essence, Mode and Vogue magazines and she appeared on the cover of Plus Model Magazine's May 2009 issue.

She has two commercials under her belt and her beautiful face has graced the advertisements of Lane Bryant and Catherine's to name a few.

Randi Graves has the awesome distinction of being the first plus sized African-American model to have a billboard in NYC's Times Square (for Ashley Stewart Stores)!

And SO much more!

This is definitely a seminar and 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 NOW 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!!


TavyDay said...

Sharon, am I able to buy tickets online? I am so ready to take my modeling to the next level and I believe attending your seminar will be key.

Warm regards,

The ORIGINAL Runway Diva! said...

Yup, on the link and it will take you right to the FFFWeek events....scroll down to the Seminar and click on the "purchase tickets" link.

Hope to see you there mama!

TavyDay said...

:-) thank you. i was reading your blog from my cell and wasn't able to see the link. i'm checking it out now and inviting a few girlfriends. i'm excited!

The ORIGINAL Runway Diva! said...

ROFLMAO!!! GIRRRRLLLLL!!! That last comment sounded like you were reading it from your um....JAIL CELL???

I had to read twice....and then I started will be nice to see you again!

NikkiDeevah said...

I will share this information on my site as well.

Plus Model/Writer for Plus Model Magazine/Singer/Songwriter/Actress Nikeya Young said...

I am going to HURRY UP and get my ticket for this event:-)!!!