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2013 July Cover Models: The CURVY CONFIDENCE Divas!

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2013 July Cover Models: The CURVY CONFIDENCE Divas!

Photographer: Swan | Make up Artists:  Amanda Brown, Shanae Williams, Eilea Wynder | Video Crew:  Vision Imperial

Photographer: Swan | Make up Artists: Amanda Brown, Shanae Williams, Eilea Wynder | Video Crew: Vision Imperial

The Curvy Confidence campaign was created to celebrate all women and promote unity in the plus community.  As we all know modeling is a competitive sport and often times we are asked to fit our looks inside of a box or standard of beauty for marketing and advertising purposes.  It is at those times that it can be easy to forget how important it is to really love ourselves and own our own look while still admiring our fellow woman for her uniqueness as well.  Curvy Confidence goes beyond the norm by bringing all types of women; heights, nationalities, hair textures, body shapes and abilities together to create something beautiful to contribute to the world; the importance of confidence from within!  We are all unique and beautiful, we are curvy confidence.

Originally the idea to put such a photo shoot together was only a dream.  I wasn’t sure how everything was going to come together or how I was going to obtain the funds needed to take care of a lot of the things I wanted to provide including breakfast and lunch for 8-10 models, having more than one makeup artist on set, having a video crew, photographer and a studio but God made a way.  As the vision became clearer, things really fell into place.  As each model showed up to the shoot, the atmosphere became more and more alive.  We buzzed with excitement noticing that no two models looked alike and we were bringing our own flavor to the shoot.  Some models were more experienced than others but all of them were there because they brought something different to the shoot whether in look, personality, skill or attitude.  I wanted to make sure to promote diversity as best that I could and all of the models were encouraged to tap into their own unique look and work it.  Truly this was an exciting shoot with tons of positive energy!

Curvy Confidence!

Curvy Confidence!

For one of the looks the models were asked to bring a complete outfit that they felt the most comfortable and beautiful in or that reflected their personality, a different side to them or even someone they wanted to channel.  One of the fun things about this part was that none of us knew what the other was going to bring to the shoot and they had a lot of creative freedom; they could have came as a rock star or even a beach bunny if they wanted to.  It was interesting to see what we felt the most beautiful or comfortable wearing, coincidentally all of us picked dresses.  As the models posed for Daily Venus Diva, I served as head cheerleader as they moved in front of the cameras.  My purpose was to let them tap into their most confident selves, and let me just say they didn’t need much help, but the high energy made for some great laughs and fun!  Truly that was what this shoot was about; letting the true beauty of our curvy sisters radiate from within through photos to share with the world that there is more than one type of curvy and we are all beautiful.

These ladies were showing levels of confidence that screamed through the walls of the photographers’ studio!  One model (I won’t name names, even cried as she transitioned from pose to pose while cheering her on).

Sometimes life’s circumstances can cause us to forget how beautiful we really are and we need a boost, or reminder; for this one model this shoot was that reminder.    These women didn’t feel like they had to be this or that, like this one or the other…they OWNED their look, personality, attitude and love for modeling and their bodies and it showed.  They BROUGHT IT!  Go! Go! Go! BAMMMMM!  Amazingly when it came time to do our group shots, from urban boho chic, pretty in prints and evening goddesses our looks came together beautifully with their own themes as if they were planned this way.

Models Pictured: Jewels Razakowski-Hays, Shvonda Allen, Tavy Day, Colleen Stovall, Limarie Lewis, Janeesa Rivera, Cara Scott, Yve Edmond, Angie De Milo, Jasmine Beard

Models Pictured: Jewels Razakowski-Hays, Shvonda Allen, Tavy Day, Colleen Stovall, Limarie Lewis, Janeesa Rivera, Cara Scott, Yve Edmond, Angie De Milo, Jasmine Beard

There are so many more beautiful full figured women that haven’t yet realized how amazing they are and how important it is to love yourself now.  I sometimes hear plus sized models comparing size and height with the next as if that is the only thing that makes a person beautiful or curvy.  We hope you enjoyed this very first Curvy Confidence editorial promoting, unity love and confidence from within!  As this grows, we look forward to featuring many more of you and spreading the word to the world about the importance of loving yourself first!

*Note*

The models in the Curvy Confidence were

Curvy Confidence Tees are available in any color & size.  E-mail:  [email protected]

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Stay tuned for more Curvy Confidence photoshoots and opportunities to shine.

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