Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Philly C.U.R.V.V. Weekend Featured In POSE Magazine

Cara Scott on the cover of POSE Magazine
Did you guys have a chance to check out the latest issue of POSE Magazine with the beautiful plus-size model Cara Scott on the cover? If not, pleeeeease do so. Cara Scott is the first Cover Model for POSE Magazine which is such a huge accomplishment. Congratulations Cara!!!

Tavy Day did an awesome job of capturing the essence of C.U.R.V.V. weekend as only someone so involved could do. She was a big part of making the weekend a success. Not only was Tavy in attendance as a writer, but stood in as a vendor for my table at Curvy Closets, a spokesperson for Global Couture and my right hand (wo)man all weekend.

I want to thank Tavy Day and POSE Magazine for covering C.U.R.V.V. weekend and I hope to see everyone there next year :)

For more information on Tavy Day visit www.tavyday.com .Be sure to follow her blog.

To read the latest issue of POSE Magazine visit www.magpose.com

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"C.U.R.V.V. SWERVE" POSE Magazine Article by Tavy Day
"C.U.R.V.V. SWERVE" POSE Magazine Article by Tavy Day

Thank you for stopping by!!!



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ChaCha N'Kole Commercial Makeover

Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of being a part of filming a commercial. Who was the commercial for you ask? Hmmmmm I'm not at liberty to say lol. Just know it was for a good cause...a very good cause. Anyway, before I went to shoot I decided to get all dolled up. You would expect that if I was planning to be in front of the camera, but nope I was hired to be in the background :) . I still felt the need to get girly (sometimes I have that urge). Below are a few pictures of my make-up skills I tried to show off lol. It was my first time trying contouring. Let me know if you have any tips or techniques you think I should try.

My before and after picture
(you know I had to make the before look super drastic (extra close/no smile). That's what makes the after look so fantastic lol)
My attempt at contouring

Finished product with a bold pink lip

Finished product with a bold pink lip and a smile. This was a little much for me (says the girl who wore blue lipstick) so I decided to go with the look below.

The perfect look for the occasion. I wasn't super done-up, just a enough to give me that girly feel and I love this subtle pink lip.

 Thanks for reading :) You can contact me via email at aceblakley@gmail.com or chachankole@yahoo.com .


Weekend Recap...Divabetic Fashion Show

My Weekend Recap:

Myself, Miya, Star and a few gorgeous models joined Catherine Schuller for a fun-filled day at the Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia for the Divabetic Fashion Show on Saturday November 16, 2013. The outpatients loved the event and the energy was so warm and inviting. Below are a few pictures from the show.

ChaCha in Ace Blakley
Sharia J. in Ace Blakley
ChaCha, Miya and Star P.

Angie De Milo in Ace Blakley
Stephie A. in Ace Blakley

Jade G. in Ace Blakley

Mr. Divabetic and Catherine Schuller (photography courtesy of Rick Jones Photography)
I would like to thank Catherine Schuller and the Divabetic organization for allowing me to be a part of such a wonderful event. For more information on Divabetic visit http://www.divabetic.org/

If you see any pieces that you are interesting in please contact me via email chachankole@yahoo.com :)


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

C.U.R.V.V. Coverage On Plus Model Magazine

My ChaCha Dollz!!!

We have had an out pour of support and love for the C.U.R.V.V. Fashion Exhibit from so many writers and bloggers. I truly appreciate everyone who has taken the time to spread the word about our initiative to bring full-figured high-fashion into existence. We have some great things planned for the future and I hope you continue to join us on this journey.

Please read this terrific article written by Marcy Cruz for Plus Model Magazine HERE :) Photos by R. Jones Photography! Let me know your thoughts =)

Visit www.mycurvv.com to view additional photos from the exhibit.



Monday, October 28, 2013

The C.U.R.V.V. Movement

:::Friends, Family and Supporters:::

The C.U.R.V.V. Fashion Exhibit at the University of Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 

It has been 15 days since the C.U.R.V.V. Fashion Exhibit in Philadelphia and I am still on a C.U.R.V.V. high. One would think that I would be the first blogger to write about it especially since it was my exhibit, but I just needed some time to regroup and focus on some tasks I have neglected during the planning process of C.U.R.V.V.

I am sincerely overjoyed by the support and love that was shown to me and my team during the exhibit. We worked so hard to pull everything together and I couldn’t have selected a better group of ladies to work with. The obstacles we had to overcome made this event nothing short of a miracle. Who knew that filming and editing a movie, planning a fashion exhibit at a museum, working a full-time job and running a business all at the same time with only 3 short months to plan would be so overwhelming? We did! And we were all up for the challenge. Because of this, the trending hash-tag is now #CURVVswerve. C.U.R.V.V. Swerve definition: (noun) any opposer that attempts to delay or halt the growth of an individual. This word can also describe the actions of an antagonist “throwing shade”, demonstrating jealousy or diligently working to make sure one does not succeed. Additional terms, hash-tags and phrases that originated through the production process of “C.U.R.V.V.” are “The Struggle”, “The Struggle Is Real”, “The Struggle Is Too Real” and “The Bearded Wonder” amongst other clever and witty sayings...Yea I know, what does this all mean? Once the outtakes are posted on C.U.R.V.V. TV you all will be able to fully understand and laugh along. 

A lot of people have asked if the movie will be posted on C.U.R.V.V. TV anytime soon and the answer is unfortunately not.The movie is in the process of being revamped. "C.U.R.V.V." will official premiere June 2014. We are looking to receive backing to make it a feature film in the latter part of 2014 *Fingers Crossed...Prayers Up*.

Now I could try to put the C.U.R.V.V. experience into words, but I think it would be better to let you view the images from the C.U.R.V.V. festivities to get a real feel for the atmosphere and tone of the event. 

ChaCha N'Kole with C.U.R.V.V. Models

Colleen Stovall (creator of Curvy Closets), Plus Gorjus and Laila Simone

Smooches Models and Chante Bradley (Smooches Creator)

ChaCha N'Kole display

Miya Donaldson wearing ChaCha N'Kole

Gwen Devoe

Additional images can be found on the C.U.R.V.V. website. CLICK HERE

We are currently in the process of planning the next C.U.R.V.V. Fashion Exhibit and we hope you all will join us again. To request additional information on upcoming C.U.R.V.V. exhibits, events and C.U.R.V.V. TV news join our mailing list at www.mycurvv.com.

Below is a list of everyone who contributed to the C.U.R.V.V. 2013 Exhibit at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Thank you all for your help. I appreciate each and every one of you!!!

C.U.R.V.V. Staff:
Miya Donaldson
Star Parker

“C.U.R.V.V.” Cast & Crew:
Angie De Milo
April “The Stylist” Scott
Ashley Jones
Ceshia Elmore
Curby “Plus Gorjus” Ingram
Daffodale Smith
Derrick Norton
Eboni Zamani
Jade Grier
Jassmine Pierce
Jennifer Nicholas
Laila Simone
Nadine Florent
Patrice Wise
Sharia Jones
Stephie Ali
Susan Sham
Warrenetta Gill

TsiTsi P. Productions
Antoinette Hudson
Curvy Closets

ChaCha N’Kole
Ajzha Kahn
Kizzy Collection

Exhibit Stylist:
Melissa Brown

C.U.R.V.V. Event Staff:
Antoinette H.
Charleah H.
Courtney D.
Delores H.
Kevin H.
Kevin P.
Matthew P.
Phonzo H.
Shiona B.
Tavy Day
Ya-Niece Williams

Erika Thomas & Daughter
Raven Shackelford

Tedara Watts
Warrenetta Gill

Angie De Milo
Ashley Jones
Daffodale Smith
Jade Grier
Jassmine Pierce
Jay Fab
Kristina Denise
Limarie Lewis
Nadine Florent
Sharia Jones
Stephie Ali
Susan Sham
Warrenetta Gill

Special Thanks:
Antoinette Hudson (My fantastic mother)
Atiya German (Penn Museum, Facility Director)
Dan Hazel (Visual Sound Staff)
Gwen Devoe (Full Figured Fashion Week)
John and Pamela Lynn
Stephen Ratner
UPS man who saved my voiceovers (looooooong story)

Thank you sooooooooooo MUCH!!!!!!!!