I am writing you from the (presently) quiet solitude that is my home. I arrived in Boston this afternoon and I could not be happier to be home. I had such an unbelievable time at FFF Week. I got to meet amazing people (Nicole of A Well-Rounded Venture; Jessica Kane founder of SKORCH Magazine, Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista, and Madeline Figueroa-Jones Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Plus Model Magazine just to name a few), participate in really interesting and inspirational workshops, and got to witness my first runway fashion show! I wanted to share with you the photos of my journey so you too can see the sights I saw. If I had a "do over" I probably would've brought my DSLR camera and iPad. The former because the quality of the photos I was able to take with my iphone left something to be desired. The latter because "live blogging" with my iphone was difficult and frustrating! I plan on sharing the photos from the actual fashion show later this week but for now, here are the rest of the pics. I also want to take this opportunity to thank to all of you who read and comment on my blog. As an a newbie blogger, your support means more than I can express!
The view from my hotel room
Me and Georgette of www.grownandcurvywoman.com at the "Building Your Brand Through Social Media" workshop. If you don't know Georgette you need to check out her blog...she exudes confidence in every pose and her style is impeccable (not to mention she's a sweetheart with an absolutely radiant personality and smile)!
Rosa and I attended the "Curves and Cocktails" networking event at the District 36 nightclub. This is a pic of the featured musical act, the Curvy Cabaret, a group of curvy and talented sistahs!
Here I am posing in one of the hotel hallways. Rosa and I had just attended the "Curves in the City" shopping event which featured several plus-size retailers. I am wearing a vintage beaded capelet, eloquii skinny jeans in Astoria wash and ON pointed flats.
A close-up. I have a "five-head" (big forehead) don't I??? sheesh!
Wares from Canal Street
Me on Canal Street trying on "Gaga" shades...I didn't buy them...
Rosa and I stayed with my brother and his girlfriend in Harlem the last 2 days of our trip. To show our appreciation, I cooked them dinner consisting of chicken drumsticks in a tomato-based sauce, jasmine rice, and roasted baby red potatoes....it was yummy!
Meet Marly. Marly is my brother's cat. She was laid out on the floor the almost entire time I stayed with him. This is a pic of one of the rare times I caught her up and about.
Ok, confession time. I spent the majority of my time in NYC chasing after the "Nut Guy". You know who he is. He sells those delicious varieties of sugar-coated nuts. The "Nut Guy" is also in Boston but I have to travel a ways just to find him and taste his deliciousness. In NYC, the "Nut Guy" was practically on every street corner...I was in heaven. Every time I got a bag, I would giggle like a little kid and skip off into the sunset. It was that serious.
Posing with Alvin (from "Alvin and the Chipmunks") and Spongebob. Spongebob was a bit jealous.
F21 in Times Square: After taking this pic, I was grabbed by the elbow by one of F21's many security staff and told that taking pics was not allowed. I think they thought I was casing the joint. That, or they thought I was going to steal one of the million types of neon or leopard printed shirts they had in the store.
My son "Nugget". Nugget greeted me with a gift of a half-eaten container of chocolate chip cookies. "What happened to the rest of them?" I asked while staring at the five or so cookies that remained. He responded with: "I got them for you Mommy but I had to taste them".