Media Correspondent

CBEE Media Correspondent Alisha Phipps

Media Correspondent

Alisha was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. she is a wife, mother, caregiver, philanthropist, Former Pageant Queen, brand ambassador, mentor and an advocate for body diversity in fashion, film and art. She is the SHE.E.O and President of The Dangerous Curves Society, An organization creating a place in which people are released from self-hatred, value their beauty and identity, and use their energy and intellect to create positive lifestyle changes in their own lives and in their communities. She is the Founder of Curves That Care, a humanitarian initiative in the St. Louis area and Co-founder of the Curvy Ambush a media platform that will give brands a unique way to gain exposure. Alisha is a true advocate for loving yourself where you are. She has been producing Fashion Celebrations, workshops and boot camps since 2016. She believes that EveryBODY is special, unique and valuable. In her Goal for this year is to step out and make new connections and partnerships. If she could title this year it would be… executing the plan, her power word for the year is Magnetic.

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CBE FASHION EXPERIENCE DJ

CBE Fashion Experience DJ | DJ Queen Key

CBE FASHION EXPERIENCE DJ
CBE FASHION EXPERIENCE DJ

We are so excited to have Makela Steward as our CBE Fashion Experience DJ

Makela Steward, a Seattle native, is a graduate of Rainier Beach high school, Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA, The University of Phoenix and Seattle University. Music has played a huge part in Stewards life getting her through some of the toughest times in her life. Steward began her DJ career under the guidance of “DJ Uncle Nyce Guy,” a world renowned DJ based out of Washington State.

Currently Steward is also the proud Assistant Principal at Renton High School, an active member in her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., her church Mt. Calvary Christen Center, a motivational speaker and a nationally sought after pageant coach. She loves engaging in community service and works everyday promoting her mission of equality in education and advocating for positive and realistic body images for every person she encounters. Her future plans include moving to the policy side of education, expanding her pageant consultancy business and widening her impact on all specially woman through empowering music.

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kay soul

CBE Fashion Experience Musical Performance by Kay Soul

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Kay Soul is a singer, songwriter, poet and aspiring plus model based in Chicago. Previously nominated for a Chicago Independent Music Award for best R&B singer, Kay has released multiple singles, a mix tape, and her debut EP “Deeper”. She has performed at several high profile events including the 2017 Silver Room Block Party, Full Figured Fashion Week 2016 in New York City and singing The National Anthem at the NBA match up between Milwaukee and Orlando. Kay Soul has been a featured artist in numerous publications including Luxe Kurves Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine, American Pride Magazine and Indie Music Plus.

In 2016, Kay Soul was listed as an Artist to Watch by 716 Live magazine and in 2017, Kay become the first featured artist on the Canadian based music-streaming platform, Whoozl. Kay recently released her full-length album H.I.P.S (Hiding In Plain Sight) to positive reviews from the indie music community. As an aspiring plus size model, Kay Soul has modeled for national plus size brand Avenue. She is a Brand Ambassador for 2B continued custom jeans, and a sponsored artist for Rude Boy clothing Company. In 2018, Kay has continued to build her brand and body positive platform with a featured write up and podcast on Society of Sound focusing on perceptions of beauty. Kay Soul remains determined to live out her dreams and shares her journey via her video blog ” Sessions w/Kay Soul” on YouTube.

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Curves Beautifully Empowered Curvy Conversations

CBE Curvy Conversation Speaker Andréa Campbell

 

Curves Beautifully Empowered Curvy Conversations

We are excited to announce Andréa Campbell as our Curvy Conversation Speaker! We look forward to hearing her journey of being body positive and loving her body. You can catch our Curvy Conversation on Sunday at the CBE Fashion Experience!

Andréa Campbell, otherwise known as the ‘Plus Size Pioneer’ is a plus size model based in Seattle, Washington. Her mission is to represent an underrepresented demographic and inspire body positivity and self-love by redefining the conventional beauty standard.

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First annual Women In Fashion Awardee

CBE Women In Fashion 2019 Awardee

First annual Women In Fashion Awardee
First annual Women In Fashion Awardee

We are honored to present Curves Beautifully Empowered Women In Fashion Award to De’Vaughnn Williams. On Sunday January 20, 2019 at the CBE Fashion Experience.

De’Vaughnn Williams was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. This model, show hostess, pageant coach, opera performer, former PCO for the 30th District Democrats of Washington and reigning Miss. Black America Washington 2018 received her license for massage therapy in 2012. She currently runs her own traveling practice. After a decade of work within the Seattle fashion industry and successfully representing Washington State as Miss. Black Washington USA 2015 & 2016, Williams launched the Seattle-based Ebony Fashion Week on February 25, 2018. As a former ward of the state, Williams is driven to place positive power into the hands and hearts of foster and at-risk youth through her own nonprofit organization, OPERATION TRANSCEND.

De’Vaughnn believes in spreading the love, being the change, and aims to show that no matter what your past circumstances may be, that with hard work, positive thinking and an unparalleled work ethic, anything is possible.

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Alexandria Houston CBEFE

CBE Fashion Experience Speaker & Presenter Alexandria Houston

Alexandria Houston CBEFE

We are excited to have Alexandria Houston join us for Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience!

Living life to the fullest, Alexandria is an engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, life coach, and pageant queen. Born and raised in Houston, TX, she is a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University College of Engineering and Argosy University Graduate School of Psychology. Alexandria is an advocate for women empowerment which was proven as she was the youngest to ever receive the Women of Achievement award in the category of Women’s Advocate in 2016. She was also honored in 2017 as Prairie View A&M University Top 40 Alumni under the age of 40. Alexandria is the former 2013 Miss Plus America and is currently reigning as Miss Texas All World Beauties. She is a Field Representative for an engineered wood company where she gets a comfortable balance between sporting her pink hard hat and boots or her favorite “business woman” heels. She prides herself on leaving a mark on everyone she meets by spreading inspiration, positivity, and love. Alexandria’s motto is “Always act in love and integrity”.

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