Grammy Winning and Soul II Soul Singer Caron Wheeler to Appear at Fashion to Figure’s Opening of New Bay Plaza Store

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Grammy Award winning and Soul II Soul singer Caron Wheeler to appear at Fashion To Figure grand opening of new Bay Plaza Shopping Center store

Caron is a fantastic musician and performer. It is great to have her as a customer and friend at FTF

On Saturday May 1st, 2010, two-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Caron Wheeler will attend Fashion To Figure’s (FTF) grand opening celebration of its newest store at Bay Plaza Shopping Center, in the Bronx, New York. 10% of all sales from the day will be donated to VH1’s Save The Music Foundation. FTF is Caron’s favorite clothing store and she remarked, “Fashion To Figure inspires, encourages and enlightens me to do more even beyond my own performance craft with such great style.”

FTF is excited to partner with Ms. Wheeler for this Grand Opening event to help support the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, whose mission is to “ensure that every child has access to a complete education that includes the benefits of music instruction,” and operates in many schools across New York City, including fifty-nine schools in the Bronx. “Caron is a fantastic musician and performer. It is great to have her as a customer and friend at FTF,” said FTF Co-Founder and CEO Michael Kaplan. Kaplan went on to say: “We are delighted to team-up with Caron and VH1 to raise awareness about the importance of music as part of children’s education, as well as fulfill the FTF mission of making people’s lives better through providing them with the ultimate full-fashion shopping experience. The chance to support music education efforts in the Bronx means a lot to Caron and the entire FTF Family as well as to our customers and their families.”

FTF is pleased to announce that 10% of all sales from the day will be donated to VH1’s Save The Music Foundation. Representatives from the VH1 Save The Music Foundation will also accept direct donations at the event. Guests are invited to shop, enjoy complimentary light refreshments, and enter a raffle give-away to win a guitar, courtesy of VH1 Save The Music.

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 12:00 – 4:00pm
Fashion To Figure
2252 Bartow Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475

Contact: Charlotte Paulson at info(at)ftfstores(dot)com or 800.949.3085

About Fashion To Figure (FTF)
FTF provides a trendy full-fashion shopping experience exclusively focused on ladies sizes 12-26. FTF is style by anyone's definition - a place where everyone wants to shop and where you will find the latest fashions at the very best prices. New fashion arrives every day and personal service is provided by FTF Fashion Stylists. FTF is dedicated to making people's lives better through providing the ultimate full-fashion shopping experience and was founded by the great-grandsons of Lena H. Bryant, the revolutionary businesswoman and visionary dressmaker who invented full-fashion more than 110 years ago. Go to for more information.

About Caron Wheeler:
Caron Wheeler’s international music career began in 1989 with the Grammy Award-winning group, Soul II Soul, in which she sang and wrote the platinum singles “Keep On Moving” and “Back To Life” which won her a “Grammy for Best Vocal Performance by Duo or Group”. Caron subsequently embarked upon her solo career and released UK Blak and Beach Of the War Goddess. She has collaborated with Elvis Costello, Erasure, and Phil Collins and her music has been featured in an array of film, television, and radio, including How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Three Men & a Little Lady and Mo’ Money. In January, 2009 she performed for President & Mrs. Obama at the Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. Caron has recently performed at the Hennessy Artistry 2009, the 2009 EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women, and The Triad NYC, donating proceeds to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Ms. Wheeler continues to perform with a global perspective, striving to serve as a message of hope and encouragement for many. Learn more about Caron Wheeler at

About The VH1 Save the Music Foundation:
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $45 million in new musical instruments to 1,700 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country, impacting the lives of over 1.4 million children. With the support of people across the country and the 2010-2011 Ambassador Class including: OneRepublic, Chrisette Michele, Nick Lachey, Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz, Fall Out Boy, Colbie Caillat, it is The Foundation’s renewed commitment to donate one hundred million dollars worth of new musical instruments to ensure that even a greater number of students receive a comprehensive music education in the coming decade. Get involved and learn more at


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