FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14th, 2014
Headline: Bring It On at the “Around the Town Style” Competition
PLUS+ a Non-Profit For Plus Size Men and Women and GRITS Productions present the “Around the Town Style” Competition featuring Celebrity Guest Judges Nicci Gilbert of TV ONE ´s Reality Show R&B DIVAS, & Keke Simpson better known as Mrs Chubb Rock, plus an exclusive selection of Atlanta Hottest Fashion Bloggers competing for the Grand Prize.
Atlanta, GA January 14, 2014 – “And the Winner is” is the anticipated line everyone will be anxiously awaiting at the “Around the Town Style” Competition hosted at the Ashley Stewart Store at the Cumberland Mall on Saturday 1st February 2014. The “Around the Town Style” Competition will commence with a Red Carpet Entrance at 4pm, followed by the competition from 5pm – 9 pm.
Pulling the strings for this evening of “fashion par excellence” are Nicki Lynch, CEO of the non-profit organization “PLUS Positive” (PLUS+) who is passionate about her mission to promoting size diversity in the fashion and entertainment industries, and Gayln Fergerson, CEO of G.R.I.T.S. Productions, the premiere Events and Marketing boutique agency servicing metro Atlanta and surrounding cities.
This Powerhouse is magnetic! With the calls for judges, models and blogger/stylists; their phone lines were glowing and inboxes filled quickly with response from the community. Top publicists were eager to place their clients as judges at this event and stylists’ registration was so high that, even though an exclusive selection was made, the remaining amazing talent already demands a repeat event. “Around the Town Style” Competition will feature Stylists utilizing different looks pulled from the Ashley Stewart Collection. The “themed” looks e.g. “From Desk to Dawn” will reflect events and activities that take place in every fashion-forward woman’s daily life while “around town”. Contestants will compete in several elimination rounds to determine the winner.
Our Judges are TV- Celebrity from R&B Divas and Grammy-nominated Brownstone singer the amazing Ms Nicci Gilbert, along with Mrs. Keke Simpson aka Mrs. Chubb Rock, the Female Pizzazz of the Rock Dynasty. Joining them on the panel are two Atlanta´s hottest Bloggers; Lifestyle Blogger, Mrs. Donna Shana, and Curvy Fashion Blogger, Mrs Parker Simmons. These ladies will be on hand to review each look and tally the scores to determine who passes on to the next round or wins the competition. The Top prize – $100 Ashley Stewart Gift Card, special media coverage and other prizes for all who participate.
Rounding off and securing a pleasant and smooth running event are our hostesses Comedienne Star Wilson , who has hosted several events in and around the Atlanta area including fashion shows, fundraisers and charity events and Ms Nickee of “Diva Day International”, a dynamic Makeup Artist and accomplished Runway Coach.
About the Companies:
Ashley Stewart is the premier fashion retailer for the plus-size urban woman plus-sizes 12-26. Ashley Stewart is truly an eclectic mix. It is fashion-forward, sexy & inspirational. Our fashion mix includes plus-size jeans as well as the perfect pant, plus-size tops, and plus-size bottoms, accessories, plus-size dresses, plus-size denim, and sizes 28 to 32. Experience the Butterfly Bra. Ashley Stewart emphasizes trendy fashion for the plus-size woman of style. Great Fashion, Great Value, Great Service...Ashley Stewart.
PLUS Positive (PLUS+) Is a nonprofit organization based out of Atlanta with locations in New Jersey, and Chicago, IL. PLUS+ is on a mission to promote “PLUS Positivity™” by empowering plus size men and women globally, to impact their local communities. They focus specifically in the areas of personal & professional development, community service, fashion and entertainment.
G.R.I.T.S Productions is an Events and Marketing agency servicing metro Atlanta and surrounding cities. G.R.I.T.S. (Girl Raised in the South) Productions, LLC launched on TV ONE's new reality series "Love Addiction" (May 2012).