Curvy Island Weekend: Southern Curves Takes Plus Size Fashion to the Beach

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Atlanta plus-size movement, Southern Curves, hosts a weekend getaway in Jacksonville, FL for curvaceous women interested in modeling and acting.

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October 18th through October 20th, Southern Curves––an Atlanta-based, plus-size modeling and talent advocacy movement––will be hosting Curvy Island, a weekend of fashion and sun in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Curvy Island Weekend consists of industry networking, photo-shoots, and acting and modeling workshops for curvaceous women. Southern Curves is excited to announce the following weekend festivities:

October 18: Meet & Greet (6pm-10pm)
Mix and mingle with industry professionals by the pool; and meet the Curvy Island Megashoot team. This is a free event.

October 19: Curvy Island Megashoot (9am-7pm)
The megashoot is an opportunity for new head-shots, a portfolio update or to take pictures just because you’re sexy and you know it. Participants will receive hair and makeup by Painted Image & Wardrobe Consulting, styling in designer clothes by Plush Boutique, and professional photography by JWJ Photography. Makeup is sponsored by Jay-Jill Cosmetics.

Jay Williams, owner of Jay-Jill Cosmetics, says, “The cosmetics line was created for women of color but there are a variety of products for everyone to enjoy. The models can look forward to 50 shades of foundation, neutral to bold and bright lipsticks packed with Vitamin E, C and essential oils, and hi-def pigment shadows.”

The megashoot also includes two looks on the beach, a CD of raw photos, a choice of four free edits, and a slideshow of the participant’s best shots. Brunch and healthy snacks will be served. Southern Curves is offering all this for a steal–$250.

October 20: Southern Curves Acting & Modeling Workshop (10am-1pm)
The Southern Curves workshop teaches undiscovered talent how to jumpstart their careers and be successful in the industry. Students will learn how to deliver the best monologue, market themselves as a professional model/actor, and pose properly for plus-size modeling. They will also receive hands-on experience with acting exercises, breathing techniques and constructive runway critiques. The workshop includes an exclusive Southern Curves workbook which provides expert industry information, activities and resources. It is only $75 for a workshop valued at $300.

To register for Curvy Island weekend, visit

Southern Curves was created to broaden society’s perception of what is considered as an acceptable public image, as well as uplift and educate women who are not visually represented in the fashion and entertainment world. Yolanda Zellous, the founder of Southern Curves and workshop director, encourages women of all sizes to live a healthy lifestyle and embrace their inner talent and outer beauty.

“Our mission is to help ordinary women with extraordinary talents reach their maximum potential, making their dreams a reality through acting, film, fashion, and fun,” said Zellous.

Zellous is an actress, producer, and plus-size advocate. She is the CEO and founder of Star Size Studios, LLC and Zellyo Productions, Inc. Zellous is also the author of The Spirit of Big-Boned Women, a collage of women’s (and men's) stories.


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