What we're about

Curvy Express (http://thecurvyexpress.com) is the Midwest's largest fashion and beauty network for the curvy and plus-size woman that educates, empowers, and connects plus-size women through events. We provide access to business resources and opportunities for career advancement.

The fashion industry has lacked inclusion of plus-size women although the average size of a woman is a size 16. By connecting fashion enthusiasts with fashion leaders, we build relationships and expose women in the Midwest to a national network. Our local network allows us also to mentor college fashion students and to organize clothing drives and workshops for low-income women.

Our community of members promotes confidence and self-love. We have created a social hub where the curvy creative and entrepreneur is challenged to lead with confidence. Confidence is a lifestyle choice that we promote through fashion, education, and experience.

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Have you heard of the DREAM BIG Midwest Curvy Conference (http://dreambigmidwest.com)?! The Midwest is finally stepping up in the curvy fashion world and we could not be prouder!

In an effort to see Chicago become more plus-size fashion inclusive, we have collaborated with national brands, influencers, and elite modeling and talent agencies’ curve division. Some of our partnerships include Macy's, Lane Bryant, Eloquii, JCPenney, and many more. We became the first to partner with Macy’s on State Street to coordinate a fashion show exclusive to the plus community.

Become a Curvy Socialite to stay in the know of curvy social events in the Midwest including fashion shows, conferences and expos, model castings, photo shoots, networking events, and other fun non-related events where you can meet other curvy fashionistas and BE YOURSELF.

Remember the dress code is always STYLISH and that it's not about competition-- we're here for EMPOWERMENT. Positive vibes ONLY.

Love, Peace, and Style
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DREAM BIG Curvy Conference & Fashion Show

Venue SIX10

DREAM BIG MIDWEST Chicago's first and largest plus-size fashion and beauty conference http://www.dreambigmidwest.com DREAM BIG Midwest Conference is where curvy fashion and beauty enthusiasts are paving their way through the industry while empowering a culture of confident curvy women. --- NEXT LEVEL CONFIDENCE Elevating your fashion style, brand, and lifestyle. CONFERENCE - DAY 1 Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 11A-7P Venue SIX10 610 S Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL You MUST register for workshops at dreambigmidwest.com! FASHION SHOW - DAY 2 Sunday, August 18, 2019 | Time TBD Conaway Center, Columbia College Chicago 1104 S Wabash Chicago, IL --- HEY FABES (Fashion and Beauty Enthusiasts)! We're hitting the pink carpet again for our high-profile curvy networking day party mixed with the hottest influencers and industry-driven brands! NEXT LEVEL CONFIDENCE will focus on taking your business and lifestyle to the next level confidently through fashion, preparation, and education. We're showing micro-influencers how to grow on a macro-level. It's an amazingly unique curvy experience you do not want to miss! For two days, you'll get to experience: Expert speakers and panelists addressing the lifestyle of plus-size and curvy women as it relates to achieving your NEXT LEVEL CONFIDENCE in their fashion style, business, and branding. An elite modeling and talent agency scouting by Wilhelmina Models, 10 MGMT, MP Management, 4 Star Casting Agency, and more. Models up to a size 22 requested. GLAM-preneurship workshops in blogging, modeling, beauty, and branding taught by the top curvy FAB influencers. Shopping with local and national vendors because a party isn't a party without shopping with your FAB friends! Pink carpet interviews with a chance to get your brand exposed! Lastly, we're topping off the weekend with our DREAM BIG FASHION SHOW featuring a spin-off of the tv show, Project Runway presented by Columbia College Chicago's fashion design department. Watch as the judges decide on the best-designed and functional fashions to rip the runway. Dress code... STYLISH! There will be fashion photo ops all day! Past sponsors have included Macy's, JCPenney's, LANE BRYANT, ELOQUII, W HOTELS, Big Fig Mattress, PARFAIT, Sugar Factory, Bai, Columbia College Chicago, and more. --- TICKETS You MUST register for workshops at dreambigmidwest.com! VIP + Day Party VIP Lounge Area w/hors d'oeuvres + alcohol + Access to all panels and workshops + VIP access & seating to fashion show (registration required) GENERAL + Day Party Access + Access to all panels (workshops not included) + Fashion show (registration required) DAY PARTY ONLY + Day Party Access FASHION SHOW ONLY --- FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? 18+; ID will be required for alcohol consumption What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Please obtain parking validation at Venue SIX10 to the Randolph Street Parking Garage. Validation reduces payment to $8 for up to 12hours. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Shoot us an email to [masked]. What's the refund policy? No refunds unless otherwise stated by the organizer.

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Model Casting: Plus-size Fit Model for National Brand

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