Love The Skin You’re In Sassy Jo April 21, 2014 Fashion and Design, Promo We all want to feel beautiful and good in our skin. The media can make that hard. Always portraying what they think is perfect and beautiful. I know I have struggled with my image being a black woman and wanting white hair. If you haven’t seen the documentary “Good Hair” with Chris Rock, I highly recommend that you do. Black woman think to have beautiful they must have long straight hair, falling on either side of our face. There is a reason God made us the way He did. We have nappy, hard to manage hair. Yes we do but it’s beautiful in it’s own way. Once you know how to style it, you can achieve some great looks. Same goes with clothes. Size 2 models with no curves or any kind of personality strut down runways and dictate subconsciously what the latest trends will be and what we think we must imitate in order to achieve beauty. As I have broken out of that mould and appreciate my hair and all it has to offer. Yael Perez is doing the same when it comes plus size girls and fashion. You have seen the trend with bringing more curvaceous woman into the light. Appreciating the fact that most woman do not fit in a size two and that doesn’t mean you’re ugly or fat. Many campaigns have come out promoting self-esteem and loving who you are, no matter who you are. We need to learn to love the skin we are in. I’m happy to spread the word about an event spreading just that message coming up this Saturday! “Love The Skin You’re In” is a fashion event meant to showcase positive body image and provide a platform for designers and boutiques to show off their plus size creations. Even better, all profits will be donated to ANEB Québec – a remarkable organization that provides resources and support to people suffering from eating disorders. All model coaching, choreographing and managing will be done by The Models’ Coach – Naïad International. She has coached me and she is good at what she does. This amazing night will take place April 26th at Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent. Doors at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. Ticket prices are 25$ in advance and 30$ at the door. If you want some VIP attention it’s 40$ in advance and 45$ at the door. There’s only 80 VIP tickets available so get ’em before they go! Here’s the list of designers that will be Evanescent Twin Sonia Levesque Design CREATION SIS PROGRESSIVE DESIGN Alysé & Collections Bridalane International Polymorphe SexyPlus Clothing K8 Bijoux / Jewelry Angelyques Trinkets Tarte Nouveau Designs MC’s for the night will be the event producers Cath.A.Strophic in French and plus sized model Yael Perez in English. There will be performances by local plus size artists such as Lulu les Belles Mirettes (burlesque), Frenchy Jones (burlesque), Danika LaBelle (singing), SIS Void (belly dancing), and Karim Medfai (singing). We will also have Belle Jumelles, all the way from Toronto, doing some burlesque as well! Raffle tickets will be sold at the show. Prizes will include items donated by Shwartzkopf Professional, Mindy Shear Makeup, and more to be announced soon! Check out the Facebook event for more info! It looks like a hell of a night and a great cause to support as well.