Make sure to view us talking about Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience and showcasing a mini-fashion show to present body diversity!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience IV is an amazing weekend of empowering your mind, body and soul! We will have meaningful conversations, dynamic panels, curvy mixxedfit fun and Curves Beautifully Empowered Fashion Experience! Oh and don’t forget shopping and good food with amazing women from all over our nation!
Registration Ticket Breakdown
Email for invite and details to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Included with VIP Weekend Pass registration
General Registration includes refreshments, materials and swag item. (Registration begins at 9am)
VIP Registration includes refreshments, lunch, materials and a Swag Bag. (Registration begins at 9am)
The Maxwell Hotel
300 Roy Street, Seattle WA 98109
General Admission – Seating and access to vendors.
VIP Tickets – Preferred Seating, Swag Bag and access to vendors.
12noon – Come shop amazing fashion and accessories!
*No host food vendors are located in the Center House
2:30 PM – Doors open
3:00 PM – Full Figured Fashion Show begins!
Armory Seattle Center
305 Harrison St, Seattle WA 98109