Bella StylesWardrobe Stylist Female Richmond, Virginia, US
My Website: The Bella Styles BlogMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/bellastyles
Mayhem # 214959
I run a business as a fashion stylist/personal shopper (www.bellastyles.net). I started this business because of all the compliments I would receive from everyday people on my attire. In my spare time I read all the latest fashion and entertainment magazines (ex. WWD, Vogue, Vibe Vixen, Essence, People, Elle, etc.) and I keep up with all the Fashion Week tent shows every season. I hope to one day become a famous celebrity fashion stylist. I have already had the pleasure of styling up and coming models and musicians as well as doing work with author Nikki Turner ("A Hustler's Wife") for her April 2007 Ebony Magazine Photo Shoot. I was also featured in Richmond magazine. I don't just focus on plus size apparel either. I do kids styling, men's fashion,image consulting, personal shopping, photo shoots, home decorating and party planning. I work with models, photographers and fashion show events.
> Project Curves, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2006
> Full Figured and Fabulous, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2007
> The 10th Anniversary of the Voluptuous Woman Company,
Washington, DC, November 2007
> Tropical Divas Fashion Show, Richmond, Virginia, July 2009
> Project Curves: Plus Modeling Workshop, DeVoe Signature Events
Instructors: Sharon Quinn, Chynna McGarity, and Gwendolyn DeVoe
Atlanta, Georgia, October 2006
> The Plus Academy- Runway Bootcamp, DeVoe Signature Events
Instructor: Alva Page
New York, NY, February 2007
> Stilettoâs & Curves: Plus Modeling Workshop, The Full Figured Diva Academy Richmond, Virginia, April 2007
> MoâNiques Fat Chance, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2005
> Full Figured & Fabulous, DeVoe Signature Events , Charlotte, NC, Dec. 2006
> Essence Magazine, Plus-Size Issue, New York City, March 2008
> âVH1âs Glam Godâ, Stylist Competition w/ Vivica A. Fox, NYC, April 2008
> January 2007- Served as Personal Shopper/Fashion Stylist to author Nikki Turner (âA Hustlerâs Wifeâ) for her interview & photo shoot in the April 2007 issue of Ebony Magazine.
> August 2007- Appointed as âCelebrity Fashion Editorâ for Skorch Magazine. I submit blogs on what celebrities are wearing and how to re-create those looks for the plus-size woman. My articles can be read at www.skorchmagazine.com
> November 2007-Judge in the 4th Annual Miss Full-Figured Metropolitan Competition and Fashion Show in Columbia, Maryland. Sponsored by the Full Figured Diva Academy.
> January 2008- Featured in Richmond Magazine. Interviewed on careers and salaries in the Richmond area.
> February 2008-Appointed as âContributing Fashion Writerâ for the urban gossip site www.theybf.com
> April 2008-Speaker at the âSister for Sisterâ Conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center w/ Victoria Rowell & Dr. Cornell West. I hosted a seminar on going âFrom Geek to Chicâ.
> April 2008-Interviewed by Houston radio personality Thais Mills: www.lipserviceink.com
> August 2008-Interviewed on radio station B103.7 in Richmond, VA, by Jen Towner; Gave fall fashion tips & fashion doâs and donâts
> April 2009-Host of âDiva Day Makeoverâ with special guest Shawnda from MTVâs âMan & Wifeâ show, sponsored by The Unforgettable Woman Company
> July 2009-Interviewed by NBCâs Channel 12 in Richmond, Virginia on the topic of co-producing âThe Tropical Divas Fashion Showâ: http://www.nbc12.com/Global/story.asp?S=10743993
> July 2009-Co-Producer of âThe Tropical Divas Plus-Size Fashion Showâ in Richmond, Virginia. Special guests were âBet Rip the Runwayâ models, Hosea Chanchez of âCWâs The Gameâ, Brad James of âMeet the Brownâsâ, Zakiya Williams of âMadeaâs Family Reunionâ and moreâ¦
> July 2009- Interviewed by Style Weekly on âBack to School Fashion for Kidsâ
> July 2009- Interviewed on B103.7 Radio Station, by Jen Towner, on the subject of âFall Fashion Trends 2009â³ and to promote the âSkorch Plus-Size Model Searchâ
> August 2009-Hosted the âSkorch Nationwide Plus-Size Model Huntâ at The Avenue Store in Richmond, Virginia; Interviewed by NBC Channel 12 for the event: http://www.nbc12.com/Global/story.asp?S=11174612
> February 2010- Appointed Director of âThe Plus Academy Virginiaâ by Ms. Gwendolyn DeVoe of DeVoe Signature Events in New York City: www.plusacademyvirginia.com
> May 2010-Interview w/Jen Towner of Radio GO Girl! on the subject of âWhat to Wear on a Job Interviewâ: http://www.radiogogirl.com/ourguests.aspx
> May 2010-Started the âBella Styles Blogâ: http://bellastyles.wordpress.com/
> August 2010- Interviewed by Glen Johnson of âFull Figure Plusâ: http://fullfigureplus.com/10-questions- … la-styles/
>October 2010-Attended the âJust My Sizeâ Style Symposium in NYC to give insight and preview their new Spring 2011 Collection
> January 2011- Interviewed live on CBS âVirginia This Morningâ by Cheryl Miller & Jessica Noll on the subject of spring plus-size fashions