When the opportunity to kick off theCURVYcon arose, we jumped at the chance! We love a good party — especially when in honor of a community of women we adore. Hosted by Chastity Garner and CeCe Olisa for the second year in a row, theCURVYcon brings brands, fashionistas, bloggers, and more to “chat curvy, shop curvy, and embrace curvy.” Sounds like our kind of scene! Read on for the inside scoop on our evening of cocktails, photos, dancing, and a surprise flash fashion show.
Two party buses brought over 100 women to the Gwynnie Bee offices in LIC. On the way, they rocked out to music while sipping rosé (hello, wine to-go cups!). Upon arriving to our photo studio, guests were greeted to chic white decor, King Protea flowers, whimsical gold pineapples, and a DJ spinning tunes.
While partaking in pineapple sangria and nibbling on delights like Asian spiced tuna tartare, our guests had the option to enjoy a gif photobooth, pose on a pink photo set, get quick hair and makeup touch-ups by our friends at Blo Blow Dry Bar, and dance the evening away. We were tickled to see the room filled with some of our favorite fashionistas, like Nicolette Mason, Sarah Rae Vargas, Kristine from TrendyCurvy and so many more.
But the biggest hit of the evening was the surprise flash fashion show announcing the arrival of the exclusive capsule collection by Rachel Antonoff for GB! The runway show even ended with an appearance by Rachel herself. (To see the full show, check out our Facebook Live event.)
Stephanie Nadia behind the scenes of the #RAxGB Flash Fashion Show
Designer Rachel Antonoff with the ladies of the fashion show wearing her exclusive line for Gwynnie Bee
Thanks to those of you who came out to party with us! For a look at the full party photos, check out our gallery. And, don’t forget to start closeting the exclusive capsule collection by Rachel Antonoff for Gwynnie Bee.
Special thanks to our friends at Blo East 49th for the hair and makeup for our fashion show and the Dry Styling station at our party.
Event Photography: Anastasia Garcia
Seamless Photography: Trévon James