On Saturday February 6, 2010 at Historic Sweets Ballroom, Oakland will step into the runway spotlight as the city-of-choice for Kiss the Curves: The First Ever Plus-Size Fashion Gala. Highlighting some of the top plus-size designers in the fashion industry, Kiss the Curves ultimately wants to encourage positive awareness of the plus-size community as well as send the message to mainstream outlets that fashion is not limited by size.
The Gala’s Executive Producer is local actress and model, Tracie Collins. A Bay Area native, Ms. Collins attended Actors Conservatory Theater as a child. She went on to start a successful acting career, landing roles in Dreamgirls and Misery Loves Company. Eventually she set her sights on modeling, hoping to show young women a realistic image of beauty. Ms. Collins has modeled for Ashley Stewart, Mocha Bridge Magazine and Orisa Wear Fashions.
Designers featured in the runway show will be:
Corinthia Peoples Designs
Chocolate Sushi Couture
A Clothes Mind
Isles of Paradise.
In the wake of the disaster in Haiti, Ms. Collins will donate proceeds of the evening to the Red Cross.
Kiss the Curves: The First Ever Plus-Size Fashion Gala, Saturday February 6, 2010 at Historic Sweets Ballroom, 1933 Broadway between 19th and 20th streets, Oakland. VIP Champagne Reception 6pm, Fashion Show 7pm. VIP Tickets $35, general admission $20 available at Airborne Tickets. $25 at the door.
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