On September 15, I attended the OneStopPlus.com Presents Belle Époque: The Spring 2011 Collection runway show at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. I was super excited to see this show because it was history in the making, the "first-ever plus-size fashion show during New York Fashion Week," according to OneStopPlus.com President Stephanie Sobel! The show did not disappoint, from the beautiful venue to the celebrity guests to the feminine yet strong fashions. The collection was grouped into five themes: Artisan Drape, Aquatica Lace, Etheral Denim, Cargo Femme, and Guilded Shine. I appreciated the use of color, charming embellishments and flattering silhouettes. Part of me couldn't help but notice that the models just looked like gorgeous "average" size girls but compared to the extremely thin models walking the runways elsewhere during fashion week, the contrast was duly noted and I thought OneStopPlus.com did a bang-up job.
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Oscar nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe
Marie Claire columnist and fashion stylist Ashley Falcon
America's Next Top Model cycle 10 winner and model Whitney Thompson and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch