Evolution of a Queen : Interview with Liris Crosse

You cannot be in the plus industry and not know the name Liris Crosse. In April I attended the 5th Anniversary of District of Curves with host Liris Crosse. I've been a fan of Liris since I saw her in BestMan. I had not started my modeling journey yet but she's been an inspiration to me ever since.  I've finally met this ever evolving Queen at the  2015 Full Figured Fashion Week and then attended her Life of A Working Model Bootcamp. If you are an aspiring model just getting started in the industry this is a bootcamp that can get you ready. She continues to be a light and gatekeeper to those coming behind her in the modeling industry.  I had the honor of interviewing this beautiful busy spirit after the event.
A.D. Reigns: What do you enjoy most about Hosting/ Modeling? Liris: As far as hosting I enjoy getting out there commanding the audience and interacting with the people! There’s nothing like feeling the energy of the crowd. Recently I hosted District Of Curves and it …

10th Anniversary Richmond Fashion Week

RVA Fashion Weekdid it again. This was the 10th year anniversary and the went big. From the selection of designers & boutiques, the venues and the production. I am always impressed with the presentation of these events. This year heading up the event the team consisted of Soliel Paden, Dominque Graves, Jameson Delotach, Michael Hostetler and a host of others .
 During the week of course, the Dress for Success Central Virginia "Recycle the Runway" was showcased for Wednesday night event. This business is designed to help women  who may not be able to afford work attire the opportunity to be outfitted properly for work, I have modeled for this organization in the past and love the service that they provide the community. Please support them with donations and if you know of anyone in need click the link above,

Stony Point Fashion Park hosted the Friday night "New to RVA Designers Showcase and was a sponsor of the event. Friday nights events featured designers were Kine…

2nd Annual Virginia Men's Fashion Week

Speculator ........That's all I can say about Men's Fashion Week Virginia. Ron Cooke and Mario Daughtry creators of Men's Fashion Week Virginia out did themselves this time. The week of events was well thought out and planned with the attendees in mind. I was not able to make it to all of the weeks events. However, The Pagoda Garden Foundation Park and The Collector in Norfolk set the tone for an classy affair. As always the designers, vendors and models made this event unforgettable.  We were awed by designs from Phillip Michael for Men, Roxanne Smith of ALFA Custom Clothiers, and Mario Daughtry of RECKLESS Clothing Line just to name a few. Be sure to click the links to get your swag right for the summer.

2018 Crusade Of Curves


Evolution of a Queen Interview with Crusade of Curves Mallory B. Richardson


Just recently I attended the 2018 Crusade of Curves Week in Raleigh North Carolina, produced by one of my model queens turned producer Mallory B. Richardson.  She is the owner of The Doll House, Founder of Beaucoup and Creator of the Annual Crusade of Curves event and a friend. After a week full of events I finally got a chance to interview this lovely. Check out our interview.

A.D. Reigns: What gave you the inspiration to produce Crusade of Curves?  Mallory B. Richardson: North Carolina needed an outlet for curvy and body inclusive influencers to see quality fashion, garner relationships with industry trailblazers, and a mechanism to financially support small businesses, thus the creation of Crusade of Curves.  I picked the name because it was powerful and reinforced my passion of partnership and togetherness for a cause, this cause… curves. A.D. Reigns: Who or what inspires and motivates you daily? Mallory B. Richardson: The young ladies I mentor and guide.  They keep me motivated …

Walking with Innovators Gwen Devoe and Sharon Quinn

When the Innovators of Full-Figured Fashion Week offer a Runway Intensive Class you make moves to be in that class. I could not pass up this opportunity to gain knowledge and training with these two powerhouses. This was a first come first serve opportunity. This was a small intimate class offered by founder and CEO of Full-Figured Fashion Week Ms. Gwen DeVoe and The Runway Diva Ms. Sharon Quinn. If you missed this, let me tell you this was a game changing opportunity. Let me give you some of the highlights from this intimate session. A.D. Reigns and Runway/Model Coach Sharon Quinn
Of course we had to talk about the casting calls for Full-Figured Fashion Week and the event itself. As always ladies your are encouraged to bring your A-Game to the casting call. This a job interview ladies so put your best foot forward. Listed below is the link to the cast tour schedule. There are only two more dates left.  If you think you have what it takes to be the Face ofFull-Figured Fashion Week 2018 t…