LEESBURG, Fla. (September 22, 2013) – In the feature article “Partnership in the Plus-Sized Fashion Industry Combats Body Image Stereotypes” dated August 30th, 2013, the partnership between The Curves Ahead Project and La Physique plus-sized fashions was profiled, and while this partnership is still going strong, the two groups also continue to make news independently within the plus sized fashion community.
Founder and Lead Photographer of The Curves Ahead Project Mickey Armstrong confirmed that everything “is going well” since Partnership in the Plus-Sized Fashion Industry Combats Body Image Stereotypes was published. “We have gained several new sponsors and several new models. We have expanded and will be producing a plus size fashion show for the DC area in the spring of 2014. It has been confirmed that the coffee table book, which was the original inspiration of the project, will be officially released in the spring of 2014,” shared Armstrong.
Armstrong also explained, “We have also begun organizing outings and events centered on healthy living. For example, “I’ve been in talks with a Zumba instructor in an effort to set up a Zumba event which would be sponsored by The Curves Ahead Project. Most recently, we were able to travel to NYC to cover Plus Night Out which took place on the 13 of September. This event is very significant in the plus size fashion world as it is the premiere event for the plus sized community during New York Fashion week. We had the pleasure of being one of the press and media outlets for the event and we are extremely grateful for the opportunity.”
Rheba Turnbull, creator and designer of La Physique fashions, was excited to announce that the fashion line is in the running for the Big Game Commercial with Intuit software. The competition will give one emerging small business to have a commercial during the NFL “Big Game” this February. “Also, we are working on a reality show concept in which we should be taping the pilot by the end of this year or early January. In the nearer future, we have the Lupus Awareness Fashion Show we are participating in on October 19, 2013.”
So, while the partnership between The Curves Ahead Project and La Physique fashion line was a step in combatting body image stereotypes, both organizations have remained dedicated in spreading their message of self-acceptance independently as well.