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The Runway Show: Full Figured Fashion Experience

As I have mentioned on earlier post, we are adding a new component to the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience Weekend and that is our The Runway Show: Full Figured Fashion Experience. With that being said we are very excited to begin our next phase or recruiting models and amazing designers who are passionate about the full figured woman’s body.

So if you know of or you are an amazing designer please contact us!

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And if you are or know of beautiful full figure models or aspiring models, let us know! Casting location and dates coming soon!

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SAVE THE DATE!!! Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III

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I can’t believe that we are on our 3rd year of providing the Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience. It is with great honor to announce our Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience III and we are going to have such a good time and we are adding in a new addition that has been on our vision board but we were waiting for the right time. Drummmm roooolllll pleaseeeeeeee!!!! This year we are adding the Full Figured Fashion Experience runway show! If you have followed me any length of time you are more than aware that fashion is one of my loves in this world. We will have two panels one about Beauty & Wellness and Goal Divas building bridges over barriers! Our soul session will get you all the way together! And of course we must have our Mixxedfit on deck!!! Get your ladies and spend a weekend with us!!!

Last year our keynote speaker was amazing hailing from the state of Tennessee. This year I am so excited to have Natasha Monique Coleman who is a Master Trainer Select for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, CEO Royal Productions and Strategic Ambition, from the beautiful state of Florida!

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Natasha Monique Coleman is a wife and mother of 3.  Natasha is a Florida native and was raised here in Panama City, Fl.  Natasha is a health consult for Florida Department Health/Diabetes Service Department and Level 3 Health Educator and is the Ambassador of the National Diabetes Prevention Program where she is a Master Trainer Select, she trains other Lifestyle Coaches nationwide how to interact and facilitate with the participants of the program. She is also a Health Educator with a Wellness Program for several Fortune 500 companies focusing on Stage 1 and Stage 2 Hypertension in the workplace.

Natasha will take on any opportunity to share her story and wellness journey that includes an over 200 lbs. natural loss as an example to prevent others from morbid obesity and chronic disease.  She has taken a personal stand here in Northwest Florida to educate others of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to make small changes and see big results and to be a point of resource for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension of how to manage it.

Natasha’s Wellness Journey has been highlighted on several national platforms including The Steve Harvey Show in Chicago, Katie Couric Show in New York, Dr. Oz Magazine, Essence Magazine, Prevention and First for Women magazine to name a few.

Stay tuned for when ticket sales begin soon!

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LADIES VISION PARTY! AMAZING SAUCE!

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What an amazing day of putting our vision into practice! We brainstormed and figured out our areas of focus. We thoughtfully determined what is really important for us to focus on for the next 3 to 6 months.

We laughed shared stories about our lives and about the barriers we face in our experiences. Most importantly we exchanged contact information and felt like we found new sisters to connect with to reach the goals we have set for ourselves in health, wellness, wealth and peace of mind.

The room was warm, joyful, peaceful and supportive and bellies full of good food! I can’t wait for our 4th Quarter Ladies Vision Party!

So stay tuned!

Kimberly xoxo

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July Ladies Vision Party

Ladies Vision Party Time

July Ladies Vision Party

Half of 2017 is DONE but are you ready to enter into your 3rd quarter of 2017 fired up with a plan, feeling more accomplished? Come to sit and discuss what it will take to get you to your next check off on that long to do accomplish list.

Above all else, come and have a good time with other amazing women. All you need to bring is your favorite and personal items to add to your board if wanted and we will provide the rest including the delicious food. Unfortunately spots are limited so don’t procrastinate to the last minute!

JULY 8TH, 2017 AT 5PM – 419 S 2nd St #1, Renton, WA 98057

REGISTER NOW

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Hey Beauty!

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When I was a young girl I remember playing on a grass hill and one of my aunts called out to me “You look soooo big and black!” as the sun was cascading on my back. It was clear in her tone and smirk that this was the worst possible names to be called. It was summer, I was heading into the fourth grade and for years after, that moment played in the back of my mind.

I was blessed with a mother who always talked about how beautiful my “black” was. She is a San Francisco native who grew up with “Say it Loud! I’m Black and I’m PROUD” She would tell me the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice! After that you could not tell me my black was not sweet.

As for the “big”, it creep up on me in 3rd grade. And continue to expand over the years. I wasn’t too concerned about that part besides she was NO little nugget herself lol.

What my aunt did was let me in on the fact that not everyone sees me as being beautiful. In her eyes, my dark melanin damned me to ugliness. I’m still praying for her. Lol, my point is beauty is all of you, from the birth mark to your body shape to your mane. It is all beauty that you must see in yourself. The world is cruel in how they define beauty. Don’t you dare be cruel to yourself.

Kimberly

XOXO

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CHANGE – BUT NOT FOR OTHERS

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Happy Wednesday!

I hope your short week for most and regular for some is going well! I was talking with some girlfriends about the things in life I want to change about my current status in life in many areas of my life. And as we were talking I was thinking about the “WHY” I wanted change in different areas and they were talking about their “WHYs”.

In this conversation I realized how easy it is to seek change based on the perception of others and the vibes you get from others and others insecurities that can creep up under the radar like “YOU” have them when you don’t!

It happens so easily but what I shared with them and what I want to share with you is DON’T change because you think that is what other’s want you to do. DON’T change the interaction between yourself and other individuals UNLESS it will be a blessing to your life and those you love!

We can’t afford to live our lives based on other people’s insecurities. We most stand confidently in our own awesomeness. How often do we change how we look to satisfy someone else’s perception of us? Now, of the bat some of you will be like NOPE not ME! But really think about other situations where you began to change when really it was not benefiting you but other people….Just think.

Kimberly

xoxo

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HOPE! Have you made your declaration?

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Hope or being hopeful is a state of being and believing.

I live in a mindset of being hopeful! It keeps me expecting the best  our of life and it keeps me motivated to stay the course for my goals and dreams.

I hopeful that each day will be better than before.

I am hopeful that my faith in God will sustain me even when I become doubtful and fearful.

I am hopeful that the people I surround myself with have my best interest at heart.

I am hopeful that the best is yet to come.

I encourage you to say out loud what you are hopeful for and live with an intentional heart.

 

Kimberly

XOXO

Focus Fridays-Being Authentic saves your Sanity and Soul

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To me being a respectful human being means that I value myself and others. And because I do I have boundaries and take care in the way I speak and how I behave in public and behind closed doors.

Bottom line when you walk in a respectful nature you take care in how you represent yourself in all manners of life. A respectful human being pays attention to what is going on at the surface and looking to dig deeper.

Superficial is often not being real with oneself, it is not speaking the truth or your truth. It really is not being honest about your feelings and motives in the words you say and the way you behave in your actions!

I feel like this is an epidemic.

So how do you know the difference? How do we stay authentic?

  1. Take your time to get to know people. Why are you rushing it? What will be lost if you set aside time to have some real conversations and get to know people’s heart?

    And while you are having these conversations, make sure your ears are open and eyes seeing the reflection of their speech in their actions and interactions.

  1. Your people pleasing ways will always get in your way. I know go ahead and say it! I am bothered and I don’t care what people think. Ummmhmmm many say that but if you are not invited to an event, or the right people didn’t like your post or you’re not the go to person for XY & Z….Can you sit with that?

    Can you stand being unliked? Because if you cannot then you are more than likely living a lavishly superficial lifestyle and you lack the truth tellers in your life that will help keep you grounded.

  1. Queens know Queens and Kings know Kings…meaning you know when you meet someone if you are of the same cloth, have the same vibe, of the same spirit AND so you really know when you are not! Which means when you are pressing to force a relationship to happen for whatever benefit you THINK you will get…you might as well be pouring salt into koolaid…it will never be sweet.

    In other words, follow favor. You are doing yourself an injustice of trying to fit into where you are not wanted. To force a connection or a door that is not open to you. Listen, you know and they know the right connection is not there and so it will be a fake, false, superficial union that will never serve you well.

When it is all said and done you must look in the mirror and feel good about the person you are…the person you are becoming. We should all strive to become better respectful human beings.

 

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When Women Network! Ladies Day Party Beauty Bar + Boutique

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I opened my eyes still laying down after a good night of sleep, finally, and I thought today will be a full day! I was excited however. I saw the marketing for the Ladies Day Party Beauty Bar + Boutique months before and bought two tickets. One for my gorgeous sister Alena and one for myself of course. I believe it is important to support other women doing amazing things in our area and I was excited to attend Kariba’s event for the first time.

We hopped on I-5 south to Tacoma. We found the venue with ease and circled around a few times and found a parking spot and paid $2 for all day parking. Not bad at all. We walked into the space and was greeted at the door. A sequined photo back drop to our right with fun accessories for pictures.

We gave our name and entered into a warm room, buzzing with conversation and vibing with a DJ LuceScrewz spinning on the 1s  & 2s the room was visually pleasing. Mimosas and refreshments greeted us. Simply Kay’s Ladies Paint Night (http://www.ladiespaintnight.com) table to our right, I already knew that would be my first stop after grabbing refreshments (yes to food!). After creating a master piece I made my rounds to shop. I met the lovely Ebony from Beauty With E Artistry (www.bweartistry.com) and I entered a drawing for a makeup basket. I hate to say…I did not win it! Next was the Stylist/National Expansion Leader Letrese who sold me a gorgeous long gold key necklace     (www.tracilynnjewelry.net/3871). Had a little fashion show with Lularoe’s Elle Saunders. I learned about a product I had not heard of before called Kyani (www.kyaniscience.com)  which can improve a number of health concerns based on the information I was given. There were many other vendors present but one in particular I thought was really cool. Her Big Day presents a Cultural Wedding Affair with Beri and Karen. Perhaps it is the former wedding planner in me but I loved their concept and exchanged contact information. I look forward to attending their event on January 29, 2017 (WWW.HERBIGDAY2017.EVENTBRITE.COM) and sharing all about.

 

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*Photography by Alena L. Walker

Now let’s take a moment and meet who made all of this possible! Ms. Kariba Jack!

KW: What prompted your vision?

So the vision that prompted us was that fact that people love doing events and love going to networking events. But no one has the urge to keep doing them so I created Doux Networking (www.douxnetworking.com) and Doux in French means sweet and I was like Oh My God I should use Doux and there will be a series of networking events.

KW: Great, so you will do more of them?

Yes, I will do more. So, the first networking event I did was last October and it was called Curl’s Night Out, like a wine night for natural hair sisters. And I wanted to broaden the scope and so we have today the Ladies Day Party.

KW: Love it and you are having a great turn out and ladies are having a good time. So I am asking the ladies what pulled them out and what are some of their favorite buys?

KJ: The process was simple for the fact that I do the Seattle Natural’s Extravaganza, so I do expos. Doing something on that scale but mini if that makes sense.

KW: Yes, it does.

KJ: But yeah, finding a venue, from the venue picking the right date it’s finding the date that works in my schedule. Making sure there is parking the promotions and marketing. Making sure the branding is looking good for your flyer. A good price point like for this one I wanted to keep it very low, the cover was really to pay for unlimited drinks. After that it is keep on pushing.

KW: Do you learn anything new each time you put on an event?

KJ: Yes, I keep reminding myself that people do not read! Lol, people don’t read the fine print, the fine details. There will be the same questions like what day is it? Or what time does it start? So don’t get frustrated with that. And I learned that parking is huge no matter where the event is at. And when you can incorporate parking it just makes it so much better

KW: Well I only paying $2.00 in parking, yay. When you are targeting women what are you hoping they get out of your event?

KJ: Connections, everything is built on connections. So people showing up today are built on connections from before so it is very important. So I want them to meet new people and so when I hear people say oh I didn’t know you did this or that,  when I hear that I feel like I accomplished my goal. People creating connections and bonds.

KW: How can people get a hold of you?

KJ: If you want to connect with me, I am on every social media platform for the most part. They can find me through my photography website at www.karibaphotography.com if you need head shots, family photos or wedding photography please call me. They can also find me on twitter and Instagram @mskariba

 

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*Photography by: Alena L. Walker

*As always, stay tuned to hear about more empowering women doing amazing things in our world!

Next event, January 21st, 2017 Curves Beautifully Empowered Experience II