It is time ladies. No longer are we just, Erzulliestas, but we are now also part of a bigger community --- the Philippine Plus Size Fashion industry. Of course, it is fun to have our own universe here and there is definitely nothing wrong with that. But somehow, combining and meeting our other fashion blood sisters and cousins out there makes our existence so much richer and definitely a bit more fun.
Last night taught me that. As I saw plus size women from different fashion sides combining and mingling in one amazing plus size shopping event, all that I can see is the possibility of creating, with these women, a stronger Philippine Plus Size Fashion community. These plus size women, at the end of the day, no matter what the plus size style preference has something to share and connect with. They all have some strength to spare and wisdom to take in. The support for each other and sincere desire to uplift and have fun with each other in the event is utterly breathtaking and heart warming. It is this positivity that we all need as plus size women. In fact, I feel that this is the energy that we need to start making our community stronger.
I knew in my heart last night that this is it. It is time my fellow plus size fashionistas to start rallying together and meeting each other. Together, all of us --- plus size fashion brands, designers and consumers, can create a vibrant plus size fashion industry, where all curvy women can feel proud and safe for who they are and what they like.
We are a force to be reckoned with ladies. Why not exert that power? No longer should we beg for attention, when we can command it ourselves. No longer should we crave acceptance from others when we can just give that to ourselves and be with other women who think and feel the same. The Fierce+Flaunt plus size shopping event showed me that. You girls, showed me that.
As a plus size fashion industry lover, you girls made me realize that there is nothing to fight for, but there is something to strive for and that is creating a stronger and bigger Plus Size Fashion industry. And with the help of every sincere and passionate plus size woman out there, we can make it happen. We can all do this. All of us for ourselves.
You know why? Because we are Plus Size Filipinas, we put the "F" in the "Fierce" and the "Flaunt".
'Til the next event ladies! (We hope to invite more plus size brands in the future. Watch out for the announcement! For now, here are the photos of the event.)
|ERZULLIE PLUS SIZE DESIGNER, BERNA CUEVAS, GIVES A SHORT FASHION PRESENTATION OF THE PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 COLLECTION|
|CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND OWNER OF CHUBBLY, CHAMI VIRAY, GIVES A SMALL TALK ABOUT HER LATEST COLLECTION|
|THIS YELLOW CANARY CHUBBLY DRESS IS TRENDY AND CHIC! WORN BY KAYE RICARDO|
|ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODEL, KAT LOPEZ, SHOPPING SOME CHUBBLY GARMENTS|
|CHUBBLY GIRLS AND ERZULLIESTAS ENJOYING THEIR SHOPPING AT THE EVENT|
|JEN MONARES, SISTER OF ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODEL, LOREN MONARES, SHOPPING SOME ERZULLIE|
|PLUS SIZE BLOGGER, LORNA CAMPILAN (EXTRASEKSI), LOOKING GLAMOROUS IN A WHITE SEQUINED DRESS BY CHUBBLY|
|SERIAL ERZULLIESTA, AZAZA RODRIGUEZ AND HER FRIEND, CHESCA CABONOT IN THEIR CHIC CASUAL STYLE!|
|MAE VILLAROMAN LOOKING BOHO-CHIC IN CHUBBLY|
|ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODELS, LOREN MONARES AND KATRINA CATAPIA, IN THE LATEST ERZULLIE PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 COLLECTION|
|STYLE TWINS! ERZULLIE ICON, KATRINA CATAPIA AND ERZULLIE DESIGNER/CO-OWNER, ARIES DE GUZMAN, IN THE LATEST PRE-HOLIDAY 2013 COLLECTION OF ERZULLIE|
|JEN MONARES SHOPPING SOME ERZULLIE|
|EJ EVANGELIO BROWSING THROUGH THE ERZULLIE RACK|
|ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODEL, LOREN MONARES WEARING ERZULLIE|
|JEN MONARES STRIKES A POSE IN FRONT OF THE FIERCE+FLAUNT BANNER|
|CHUBBLY, ONE OF THE HIPPEST PLUS SIZE BRANDS IN THE METRO!|
|CHECK OUT THESE CHUBBLY SHOES!|
|ERZULLIE ICON AND PLUS SIZE MODEL, KATRINA CATAPIA, BEING ASSISTED BY PERSONAL SHOPPER, HANNA FRIALDE|
|ERZULLIE DESIGNER, BERNA CUEVAS, ASSISTS JANINA ENRIQUEZ|
|THIS IS WHAT GREETED THE PLUS SIZE FASHIONISTAS AT THE ENTRANCE!|
|JANINA ENRIQUEZ IN A STUNNING BLUE NUMBER|
|EJ EVANGELIO LOOKING LOVELY IN FLORALS|
|LORNADAHL CAMPILAN IN THIS CASUALLY CHIC BLUE AND WHITE POLKA DOT ROMPER|
Aries De Guzman