FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 2012 – Join us for a spectacular evening of fashion and style as Elite Curves International (ECI) presents HAUTE Curves, LA Fashion Week. This historical event will mark the first plus size fashion show to be held during LA Fashion Week which will showcase independent designers that cater to sizes 12 and above. In addition to being a ground breaking event ECI also has a charitable aspect by partnering with Michelle’s Place, a local charity which provides emotional and educational support to those touched with breast cancer and facilitate breast health care services.
Making a special guest appearance will be Kim Yarbrough (NBC's "The Voice"). Kim represented the plus size community exceptionally on Season 2 of "The Voice", earning a spot as a Finalist on the mega hit show. Yarbrough will be making her debut appearance with Elite Curves International, but is no stranger to the runway, having been a plus model for several years on the catwalks for Nordstrom, Macy's, Bloomingdales and Rich's department stores. Kim is a television actress, appearing in recurring and guest star roles on "BONES", "Dexter", "Conan" and most recently, Nick at Nite's newest Teen/Family Drama "Hollywood Heights".
On October 13, 2012 Haute Curves LA Fashion Week will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center at L.A. Live, located in downtown Los Angeles at 7:30 pm, preceding a VIP Red Carpet from 6pm-7pm. The show will be hosted by Chenese Lewis, the first woman crowned Miss Plus America, creator of the 2010 Love Your Body Campaign, where she posed nude with America’s Next Top Model, Whitney Thompson, garnered international media buzz, and host of Plus Model Radio, the #1 podcast for plus size women.
October 13, 2012
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PST for red carpet arrivals and reception. The Haute Curves- LA Fashion Week will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. PST. Tickets are available for $45 - VIP Seating and $25 - General Admission will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. VIP ticket includes a luxurious swag bag, drink tickets and access to the Haute Curves After Party.
The award-winning Los Angeles Convention Center at L.A. Live is one of the key contributors to the economic and cultural vitality of Los Angeles. In addition to being one of the most technologically advanced, architecturally pleasing and functionally superb venues in the world, its expert service teams are committed to providing you with a world-class experience. Haute Curves - LA Fashion Week will be held in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The address is:
Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Angela Rene’ AKA “The Purple Diva”, CEO of PurpleDivaDesigns.com and Jasmine Epperson, CEO at Kris Eliza Boutique have both been in the fashion and design industry for well over 20 years combined. Both of these women are plus size designers and have experienced participating in many fashion shows where most designers cater to the smaller sized models (sizes 0-4). ECI’s mission is to focus on global awareness for women with curves. In addition, helping promote self-esteem, and to give to causes that impact the lives of women. Their goal is to continue to promote and produce events that showcase cultural diversity and a positive image for women around the world.