The countdown to FFFWeek(end) LA has begun!!!! And that means that once again it's time for me to EDUCATE & ELEVATE!!!
The What: Full Figured Fashion Week(end)tm Los Angeles/New & Aspiring Plus Model Seminar & Panel Discussion
The When: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Directors I & II Ballroom
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA
Miss Sharon Quinn, The ORIGINAL Runway Diva
Star of Mo'Nique's FAT Chance, MTV's MADE, Cash Cab, Throwdown With Bobby Flay and most recently seen on The Style Network's "Ruby"; will be on hand to host and moderate the panel discussion.
Cover: $22.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door
The "All-Star" Line-up of Panelists (Subject to change) include:
*Fluvia Lacerda (Plus Model - "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. She was discovered by a magazine editor on a Manhattan cross-town bus and has not stopped working since. The only Brazilian working as a plus size model overseas; she has been called the “plus 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.
*Madeline Figueroa-Jones (Editor-in-Chief, Plus Model Magazine)
Madeline Figueroa-Jones is a NY native and former plus size model. After appearing in several magazines, working for numerous designers she began reaching out to the plus size community by serving as a moderator for VenusDivas.com and Empowerment Editor for AmazeMag.com. As Editor for PLUS Model Magazine, Madeline has been producing issues which push the envelope with both exclusive interviews with some of today's top models and edgy fashion editorials aimed at featuring today's plus size modeling industry in it's truest light.
*Vernetta Jenkins-Collins (Reality TV Producer, Mo'Nique's FAT Chance)
A prolific reality/talk television producer, Vernetta has added her talents to a steady stream of engaging and provocative content for network shows including 4 seasons of BIG BROTHER for CBS. Vernetta completed her second run as Supervising Show Producer of MO’NIQUE’S F.A.T. CHANCE, the first Plus Sized Beauty Competition/Reality show hosted and executive produced by Academy Award winning actress/comedienne/writer, Mo’Nique for the Oxygen Network.
*Michael Anthony Hermogeno – (Former Head Photographer, Torrid!)
Michael Anthony Hermogeno began working in nightclubs back in 1996 part time. In 2002, he signed on with Shooting Star Agency in Hollywood photographing red carpet events, and in 2004, got picked up by Torrid.com, the plus size retailer owned by Hot Topic Inc as Head Photographer. Michael Anthony is currently the owner operator of his own photography company 8X10 Proofs Inc.
*Alana Chandler – (Plus Model/Actress, The Janice Dickinson
Alana Chandler, a plus-size fashion model, reality star, and lawyer. Born in Gary, Indiana. Alana got her big break when, in 2008, she appeared on Oxygen’s hit series The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Alana has also appeared on various television broadcasts which include: Tyra Banks Show, MTV’S G’s to Gents, Judge Penny Family Court, BET’S Played By Fame, ABC’S Crash Course, The CW’s Farmer Wants a Wife, and most recently The Dr. Phil Show.
If you are even thinking of starting a career as a plus sized model, THIS is the seminar that you DO NOT want to miss!
Learn from professionals in the plus fashion industry:
And SO MUCH more!!!
So to my West Coast peeps and aspiring models (new, old, pros & amateurs) come on down and get the knowledge. Get in the KNOW before you GO (to agencies, castings & auditions)!
SPREAD THE WORD.....YA HEARD!!!