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Bella Styles

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Richmond, Virginia, US
The Bella Styles Blog

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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/bellastyles

About me
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.

Credits
Runway Experience:

>      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


Training:

>    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

>     Stiletto’s & Curves: Plus Modeling Workshop, The Full Figured Diva Academy Richmond, Virginia, April 2007


Auditions:

>     Mo’Niques 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
>   â€VH1’s Glam God”, Stylist Competition w/ Vivica A. Fox, NYC, April 2008

Achievements:

> January 2007- Served as Personal Shopper/Fashion Stylist to author Nikki Turner (“A Hustler’s Wife”) for her interview & photo shoot in the April 2007 issue of Ebony Magazine.

> August 2007- Appointed as “Celebrity Fashion Editor” 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 “Contributing Fashion Writer” for the urban gossip site www.theybf.com

> April 2008-Speaker at the “Sister for Sister” Conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center w/ Victoria Rowell & Dr. Cornell West. I hosted a seminar on going “From Geek to Chic”.

> 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 do’s and don’ts

> April 2009-Host of “Diva Day Makeover” with special guest Shawnda from MTV’s “Man & Wife” show, sponsored by The Unforgettable Woman Company

> July 2009-Interviewed by NBC’s Channel 12 in Richmond, Virginia on the topic of co-producing “The Tropical Divas Fashion Show”: http://www.nbc12.com/Global/story.asp?S=10743993

> July 2009-Co-Producer of “The Tropical Divas Plus-Size Fashion Show” in Richmond, Virginia. Special guests were “Bet Rip the Runway” models, Hosea Chanchez of “CW’s The Game”, Brad James of “Meet the Brown’s”,  Zakiya Williams of “Madea’s Family Reunion” and more…

>  July 2009- Interviewed by Style Weekly on “Back to School Fashion for Kids”

> July 2009- Interviewed on B103.7 Radio Station, by Jen Towner, on the subject of “Fall Fashion Trends 2009″ and to promote the “Skorch Plus-Size Model Search”

> August 2009-Hosted the “Skorch Nationwide Plus-Size Model Hunt” 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 “The Plus Academy Virginia” 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 “What to Wear on a Job Interview”: http://www.radiogogirl.com/ourguests.aspx

> May 2010-Started the “Bella Styles Blog”: http://bellastyles.wordpress.com/

>  August 2010- Interviewed by Glen Johnson of “Full Figure Plus”: http://fullfigureplus.com/10-questions- … la-styles/

>October 2010-Attended the “Just My Size” Style Symposium in NYC to give insight and preview their new Spring 2011 Collection

> January 2011- Interviewed live on CBS “Virginia This Morning” by Cheryl Miller & Jessica Noll on the subject of spring plus-size fashions


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