YFF Conference: Meet & Greet

Two weekends ago, Gabi, from YFF (who has now made top 5 in the MTV TJ Challenge!!) invited 10 other amazing plus size bloggers from around the world for a weekend in New York City. During the conference, they got a chance to meet with retailers like Torrid, Macy'sAmerican RagCity Chic, Evans, & Monif C. and give them feedback on what they felt needed to be improved within the overall plus size sector. They were also able to speak with other fashion designers and magazine editors, had a photoshoot with Plus Model Magazine and met with readers in NY!

I attended the YFF Meet & Greet, which was held in Brooklyn at Re/Dress NYC, a plus size vintage store that I have fallen in love with.  It was amazing to see so many different styles in the building and I have to make sure to make another stop there before leaving to Chicago!! I had many inspirational conversations with a lot of fellow readers, bloggers and many other wonderful ladies. Also, with those that I spoke to who saw my video, I appreciate all the love--it really means a lot!

By the way, I was also able to model some of the clothes for a new plus size Canadian clothing company, Lotis Clothing, which was a new vendor within the store! 

Ladies shopping in Re/Dress

Bloggers: Nicolette MasonJay

Bloggers: Amelia PontesSakina

Me, Deb Malkin (owner of Re/Dress) and Gabi 
(oops, I wore the WRONG bra)

 Gabi & I

Me & Diane, fashion blog reader
(That weekend, I happened to see Diane again at a photoshoot in West Village that I was invited to by aspiring plus model, Mandy F. and was able to meet Catherine Schuller, former Ford model--at the time Catherine was one of only 63 plus size models in the 80s!)

What I Wore:
shirt: H&M
skirt: New York & Company

YFF Conference bloggers :)


  1. I love this post!!!! Im going to NYC next week so it looks like I have to make a stop in Brooklyn!!!