Everything You Need to See From Our theCURVYcon Kick-Off Party (Including a Secret Fashion Show)

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.

GB X CurvyCon

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.

GB X CurvyCon Gwynnie Bee CEO Christine Hunsicker (center) with theCURVYcon hosts Chastity Garner (left) and CeCe Olisa (right) 

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.

theCURVYcon hosts Chastity Garner and CeCe Olisa

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.)

GB X CurvyCon Beck of Manfattan, Valerie of Fashion on a Curve , and Jessica of I Heart My Body behind the scenes of the #RAxGB Flash Fashion Show

GB X CurvyCon Stephanie Nadia behind the scenes of the #RAxGB Flash Fashion Show

GB X CurvyCon Beck of Manfattan, Crystal of Sometimes Glam, and Christine of Madame Ostrich behind the scenes of the #RAxGB Flash Fashion Show

GB X CurvyCon Tiffany wearing the Rachel Antonoff Ramos Tank in Tutti Frutti on the runway for the #RAxGB Flash Fashion Show

GB X CurvyCon Valerie of Fashion on a Curve wearing the Rachel Antonoff Sam Dress in Frog Print in the #RAxGB Flash Fashion Show

GB X CurvyCon Designer Rachel Antonoff’s surprise appearance at the end of the #RAxGB Flash Fashion Show

ANASTASIA.GWEENIEBEE.126 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

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