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Unless you have been under a rock that was under an even bigger rock, you know that NYFW just closed. This NYFW was filled with amazing moments that displayed the finest fashions and exhibited styling that was unmatched. Traditionally, NYFW has been all about our European counterparts who boast straight size frames, but this year Wakanda was present. Not only did Black men and women flood NYFW as only we can, but we blessed it with some big drip too. Yes, the curvy Black women popped out during NYFW and slayed in a major way.

Now I know I say it often but I must say it again, no one styles and wows like Black people. We are the standard and the foundation in which most trends are built upon. Oh and, please know that the aforementioned truths are not lost on plus-size Black women because we have the slay DNA too.


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During my time in the “Big Apple” for what proved to be my best NYFW to date, thanks to CurvyNoire, I witnessed Black girl magic in an abundance. From the displays of sisterhood to the fashion and beauty victories, and every dope vibe personified in between, all I could say most times was “Girl!” I think author Abigail Padgett said it best when she declared “The way black women say “girl” can be magical…” and honestly in most instances that was the only way I could verbally show appreciation and return the magic I witnessed.

While our event CurvyNoire was packed with curvy black women who popped style in a major way this NYFW, there were other events like TheCURVYcon, Essence Fashion House, and 11 Honore’ x Good American where Black curvy fashionistas did the most in a major way. Don’t believe, keep strolling to drown in this big drip! Forget counting the ways, count the slays sis!

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Not going to lie, my feelings were a little hurt when no one asked me to strut on their catwalk this year. I am happy to know several models land New York Fashion Week gigs tho. And I cheered for them from afar. Since I am signed to a modeling agency, it was disappointing that I was picked over. Perhaps, I am too short. Perhaps, my body too wide. Maybe it’s because a Hijabi or modest dressed gal like me hadn’t fit into their aesthetic. Hadn’t fit. I don’t fit. I don’t fit into certain sized clothes and I certainly don’t fit into societal standards of beauty or acceptance. I’m my own lane. So, because of that I have to be okay with being picked over. Underestimated. I used to literally idolize girls I saw on the catwalk, yet no one looked like me. It took a huge toll on my self-esteem. But it’s okay because one day imma be that bih on the catwalk and a little girl out there whose never felt seen before is gonna have her mind blown. Just because I’m modest doesn’t mean I can’t be fashionable! I don’t need to be chosen to model on a runway to know that the whole fuckin world is my runway. Sometimes, I don’t want to model anymore. Because of all the no’s and all the take your hijab off and take your clothes off to get popular shit. Guess what? If I make it, I will make it as exactly who I am right now. And, that’s it. Do you feel like you are represented in the media, in fashion? Have you been told to take off your clothes or hijab or change something about yourself in order to make it? Let’s chat. 📸 @bsenyana #newyorkblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #fashion #londonblogger #psfashion #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #bodyconfidence #plusmodel #feminist #wiw #intersectionalfeminism #turbanista #bodydysmorphia #fatacceptance #selflove #goldenconfidence #fatatfashionweek #nyfw #colorblock #queen #curvynoire

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Whew Chile, now if you still don’t think the curves came out to slay and not play, you’re just a hater. However, if you need more inspiration check the following hashtags: #CurvyNoire, #FatAtFashionWeek, #NYFW, and #TheCurvyCon.

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