Girl! Three weeks from now kicks off the return of 2016 TCFStyle Expo presented by Ashley Stewart in Atlanta, GA! Are you ready? Because we are so excited about this year’s expo. It’s BIGGER and BETTER than the first one. Seriously. More vendors, more panels, and more fashion, because you can’t bring the pages of TheCurvy Fashonista.com to life without all of this. That’s right this is the ultimate girls shopping trip with all the brands we love under one roof just for you. Talk about endless shopping. And as you can see, our shopping floor will be packed with all the top brands in plus size fashion, design, accessories and more.
Another thing we’re excited to add to this year’s expo? More panel discussions. Get ready for an amazing weekend filled with the best experts in all thing plus size. We took your most asked questions and made a panel out of each! The panels will be amazing, including some of the top names plus size fashion, style, business, modeling, and more. Plus a very special conversation about self-acceptance and body image you don’t want to miss. I mean- Take a look at this schedule line-up!
So if this your first time attending or your returning because you had such a great time last year, here’s everything you need to have a tremendous experience at the 2016 TCFStyle Expo.
Everything You Need To Know To Get Ready for the 2016 TCFStyle Expo!
1. Plan Out Your Schedule!
Make sure you have tripled checked this year’s ticket info and register for the panels you’d like to attend to guarantee your seat. This year we have the Business of Plus Size Fashion with Designer Monif C, Stylist Susan Moses, Full Figured Fashion Week Creator, Gwen Devoe, Chenese Lewis, and Public Relations Guru, Nikki Free. Also on the schedule is Styling 101: So You Want to Be a Stylist with industry stylists Reah Norman, Meagan O’Connor, Patrick Cooper and Atlanta’s own Shun Melson. And can I mention Centric’s Curvy Style With Timothy Snell will also be on roster this year!
Sidenote: these Friday panels are ticketed, so if you want to go, you have to get your tickets for these separately!
See the full schedule at TCFStyle Expo.com
2. Check Your Flight and Hotel Reservations
I’m notorious from having my flight or hotel reservation change at the last minute. Now I check my reservations every other day two weeks out from my departure. I’m kinda crazy like that, but it doesn’t hurt to follow up and make sure it done before stressing on a trip.
Did you get your room at our room block? The Courtyard Marriott Downtown is our host hotel and we are hyped about this! Get all deets about the room block here!
3. Get Ready To Shop!
Because this the main reason why we’re here. The expo is a great opportunity to find some really awesome deals on clothing and product sold online. So be ready to be amazed by the savings so you can stock up. Check out our vendors who are vending, selling, and showcasing! We have everything from bridal, designer collections, retailers, boutiques, accessories and shoes! Come ready!
And JUST in case you need more cash, there will be an ATM on deck (but vendors will take cards too!)
4. Attend the Fashion Shows
Of course this can’t be a TCFStyle Expo without a fashion presentation by our title sponsor, Ashley Stewart. You’ll be able to check out their Fall 2016 collection, modeled by our amazing line up of TCFStyle Models from this year’s model call.
IN ADDITION, you will be able to see additional looks modeled by our vendors in a second fashion show! That is right, a second fashion show! We are making sure that it is all about fashion and style for you!
5. Bring Your Appetite
We will keep you nourished and fed! With plentiful food and water stations (Included with your ticket) we are also hooking you up with a drink from the bar! I mean, basically we are making sure that you are happy, merry, and satiated! All making for the perfect formula to shop and socialize! Woot!
6. The Curves and Karaoke After Party
This year, we have added a new playful finale to our weekend! Thanks to Fashion to Figure and NikkiFree Style, we have an amazing after party planned with all of your favorite tunes, great bites by Chef Devi, all happening at the Jon Ric Spa!
Even better? It is free with your ticket! Hop on over to the after party, sign up and show us your best rendition of Beyonce’s “Formation” or En Vogue’s “Giving Him Something He Can Feel”… I will more than likely be singing along with you!
7. Business Cards? Comp Cards? Get ready to Network Network Network!
Bring plenty of cards because for the next two days, it’s about mixing and mingling and shopping. Network with other guests attending the expo this year. Plus some of our favorite Indie designers will be here at their booths. Take a minute to tell them how fabulous they are or just say Hey Boo, Hey!
8. Come Dressed and Show off your Style!
What a better time to get dressed up and to show out?!
We will be snapping, taping, and there will be more than a few photobooths for you to play in all day! And the style inspiration will be all over the place! I know I will be looking forward to all of the style and fashion! And who knows?!?! You may end up being featured on the blog and other places!
9. Pack Light and Lite!
Southern heat has two settings in the summer: Scorching Hot or Steaming Hot.
Pack or rock the maxi dresses, lightweight fabrics, shorts and chaffing cream. Plus with all the shopping you will be doing- just buy a suitcase while you’re here, or come ready! The Georgia Freight Depot will be ready for the heat, just make sure that you are! 🙂
10. Get Ready to Learn!
Whether you are a business owner, blogger, model, photographer, or are curious about making your mark in the industry, we have created more than a few panels and networking opps for you to absorb all of the knowledge and access! I mean, how cool is this?! And we will only flush this out more and more each year, to bring you the tools and platforms to help YOU grow, learn, and SHOP of course!
The TCFStyle Expo is everything you would see here, on the blog, and more. Be ready for a day of Beauty, Fashion, Body Confidence and Female Empowerment. So make sure you bring your camera, notebook and credit card for a weekend you may never forget. And remember when you see Marie floating around the expo, grab her for a selfie and to say Hey Girl, Hey!!!!!
Tickets are on Sale Now! Head over to TCFStyleexpo.com
Will we see you in August?