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Old 19th June 2011   #1
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Default FFFWeek: The Three Graces

We will be writing much more on this topic in the days and weeks ahead, but for tonight, let us offer this preliminary thought: the grand, final showcase of Full-Figured Fashion Week 2011, which took place last night, was the greatest runway show that the fashion industry has ever produced.


In fact, it may be the finest catwalk presentation that the world ever will see. The runway show featured not one, not two, but three Judgment of Paris favourites. Three.

And if you were to ask aficionados of timeless beauty to select their three absolute, ideal choices from among the industry's most gorgeous models who are working today, they would undoubtedly say the following three names. And these three were the very models who appeared on the runway last night:

Kelsey Olson

Katherine Roll

Lindsey Garbelman.

Can you believe it? Can you imagine seeing a fashion show that featured Kelsey, Katherine, and Lindsey walking the runway?

Well, that is the incomparable privilege that was bestowed upon everyone who attended last night's show.

The world has never before seen so much beauty together in a single room.

As the images and videos from the show are published, we will have the opportunity to discuss in detail the many exciting looks that these three goddesses showcased, and to compliment the brilliant designers who created them. But at this juncture, we wish to thank the tireless Gwen DeVoe for producing the most exciting, size-positive, and utterly perfect event in the history of plus-size fashion. We also wish to thank casting director Sharon Quinn for assembling the finest cast of models that have ever graced any runway that the world has ever seen.

We also wish to offer a special word of thanks to Sonsi and to all of the sponsors of FFFWeek for helping to make this event happen. The best money that any entity in plus-size fashion can spend to boost the industry is that money which is devoted to sponsoring FFFWeek. Why? Because FFFWeek is the only event that has ever put . . . (and let the wonder of this slip into your minds for a moment) . . . Kelsey Olson . . . Katherine Roll . . . and Lindsey Garbelman . . . on the same fashion runway.

Throughout the week, countless curvy women have spoken up in panels and seminars, asking for the plus-size industry to feature more generously proportioned plus-size models, girls who are gorgeous and genuinely full-figured. Full-Figured Fashion Week did just that, in putting three stunning size 18s on the same catwalk. It literally made a dream come true for every admirer of plus-size beauty, and did more tonight to accomplish an aesthetic restoration that any single event in the history of the plus-size industry.

Bravo to Gwen DeVoe, Sharon, and everyone who made FFFWeek possible. Bravo to the designers who showed last night. Bravo to FFFWeek's sponsors.

And especially, bravo to Kelsey, Katherine, and Lindsey for the greatest display of timeless beauty that living eyes have ever seen.

Amateur photograph of the Three Graces themselves after the show. Not even Titian, Romney, nor Rubens himself ever painted goddesses as gorgeous as these.

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Old 19th June 2011   #2
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Goddesses and graces is right. That's exactly what I thought of when I saw these gorgeous models together.

Here's Ruben's famous painting of the original "Judgment of Paris," the mythological contest in which Venus was crowned the most beautiful of the three loveliest Classical divinities.

The FFFWeek photo brings that myth to life in the present day, but Kelsey, Katherine, and Lindsey surpass even that immortal triad in beauty.

Full Figured Fashion Week clearly put together a dream-come-true cast for its runway show. I can't wait for the full set of photos!
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As promotional opportunities for plus-size beauty go, this one is without precedent.

Gwen DeVoe, the CEO and producer of Full-Figured Fashion Week, announced yesterday that

FFFWeek has just been invited to participate in Lifestyle 365, the in-flight video series that airs on Delta Airlines.

This was following shortly by a Tweet message from the official FFFWeek which gave an insight into what this might entail:

Is it possible that clips from FFFWeek 2011 will be shown as in-flight entertainment on Delta Airline flights? A major possibility!

Think of what this means. This is the stunning vision that Delta passengers will soon be seeing, right before their eyes--heavenly angels whose places are truly among the clouds.

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For those who don't know, Delta Airlines offers more in its travel-video package than merely reruns of bad Hollywood films. It also offers an intriguing television options, described as follows:

In addition to popular movies, we offer short-subject programming on our overhead and in-seat monitors that includes news, travel stories, popular sitcoms, dramas, and lifestyle programs from around the world. We’re always looking for general-interest features to keep all our passengers entertained and informed.

These features are divided up topically into channels, one of which is the fabled Lifestyle 365

Lifestyle 365 showcases where you live, how you live, and what you do.

Viewers of Lifestyle 365 will shortly discover that one of the things that full-figured women do is dress in gorgeous fashions and attend exciting runway shows featuring the world's most gorgeous models.

The Lifestyle 365 content (which is also published online) is devised by a company called In-Flight Media Associates (IMA), which outlines the benefits of its program thus:

Millions of potential clients and investors see and hear your company’s message in an informative and entertaining format. And of course, the term "captive audience" takes on a whole new meaning at 30,000 feet.

The bottom line for you is getting your company’s message to your target audience without a pushy context. IMA’s informative and entertaining in-flight video programming – airing on main screen for all our airline partners – makes that possible.

Consider the exciting implications for the dissemination of plus-size beauty: millions (yes, millions) of people situated on flights across the nation, and around the world, will soon sit back and be treated to the sight of stunning size-16 and size-18 goddesses such as Kelsey Olson, Katherine Roll, and Lindsey Garbelman--a vision of beauty such as few will have ever seen in their lives.

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The most immediate benefit will be to the plus-size labels who participated in FFFWeek, of course, because their fashions will be seen on optimal models (and thus far better represented than in their print advertising) by a vast potential customer base. But the greater and more lasting benefit will be to society as whole, in which timeless, full-figured feminine beauty will be disseminated as never before.

We earnestly hope that this project comes to fruition for FFFWeek, which continues to be the most exciting project in the plus-size fashion industry, and a truly transformative endeavour.

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[Images of Kesley (Lane Bryant), Katherine (Plush Boutique), and Lindsey (Ashaki Charles Designs) licensed from Mr. Richard Lew ( No further distribution is permitted without the express consent of the photographer.]

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Old 28th December 2011   #4
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Since Full Figured Fashion Week was one of the greatest triumphs of the year for plus-size beauty, I thought I'd bump this thread to include a table of contents of the posts that were devoted to each of the designers' collections.

Here are links to the various threads, along with the names of the favourite models who walked the runway in each case:

Queen Grace (Kelsey, Katherine)

Jill Alexander (Katherine, Kelsey, Lindsey)

Lane Bryant (Kelsey, Lindsey, Katherine)

Sweetooth Couture (Kelsey, Lindsey)

Plush Boutique, Ashley Stewart (Katherine)

Ashaki Charles Designs (Kelsey, Lindsey)

Vikki Vi, Sonsi, Kmart (Katherine, Lindsey)

Margaux Kouture, La'Dan's Closet (Kelsey, Lindsey)

Also, as extras, here are the three video interviews with Kelsey, Katherine, and Lindsey at the event:

Video Interviews:

And here's the link to the documentary about the show:

Fashion Week Internationale:

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