FLASH SALE!! YCS Fashion Labs

By Erika, Fashion Expert

For one week only, use the discount code YCSFLASH and save 30% on tickets to YCS Fashion Labs!

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For the YCS family, and the YCS family only, we are discounting tickets for the YCS Fashion Labs!  This is a GREAT value for your dollar and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to Take advantage of the deal.

FLASH SALE PRICES:

$199  $139 I  One (1) Individual Fashion Lab workshop (morning OR afternoon session)

$79  $55 I  Q&A Lunch ONLY (lunch included)

$350  $245 I  VIP ALL-ACCESS – Two (2) Fashion Lab workshops PLUS Q&A Lunch PLUS Special Gift

ALL Fashion Lab tickets include admission to the event, one (1) gift bag, course materials, and light refreshments.  Q&A Lunch tickets include lunch.  VIP All Access tickets include an additional special gift.

Be sure to snag your tickets before August 24 to take advantage of this AWESOME discount option!

Eventbrite - YCS Fashion Labs

About YCS Fashion Labs

Need a refresher on YCS Fashion Labs?  Check out the details below.

What are Fashion Labs?

Fashion Labs are in-depth, intensive workshops that cover fashion and style topics that are important to event attendees.  The workshops are interactive and attendees will go home with real tools and skills which can be used to elevate their style and take it to the next level.  Fashion Labs are small and intimate settings so attendees can get real interaction with instructors and valuable advice that specifically applies to them.  That means tickets are limited and you should expect no more than 12-15 people at each Lab.  The Fashion Labs are a great way to get in-depth knowledge around a particular fashion topic, get advice that applies specifically to you, and to spend some up-close and personal time with the YCS team.

Who should attend Fashion Labs?

Fashion Labs are available to any and everyone!  Each lab, while covering overall, general topics, will be tailored to the group of attendees.  This means if a few men sign-up for the labs, we will be sure to include information that is helpful and valuable for them.  If it’s all ladies, well then, we’ll keep the men out of it!

Why should I attend Fashion Labs?

You should register if you want to:

– Discover your signature style

– Elevate or change your personal style

– Understand the type of body shape you have and how to dress for it

– Ask experts your burning fashion and style questions

– Explore the idea of hiring a personal stylist or shopper

– Spend time with the YCS team before you hire us

What topics will be covered by the Fashion Labs?

At our first series of Fashion Labs, we will offer two topics, “Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type” and “Discovering Your Signature Style.”  We will also offer a freestyle “Q&A Lunch” that will feature YCS’ own Erika McDaniel (and a few surprises)!

Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type

This 2.5 hour session will help you complete an in-depth analysis of your body shape to help you learn how to balance the proportions of your body, what clothing styles best suit your body, and what clothing styles you should avoid.  If you have ever wondered how to dress your body type or what clothing will be most flattering for you, this is a session you don’t want to miss!

Q&A Lunch

Join YCS Fashion Expert Erika for an up-close and personal lunch (maximum capacity: 15) where you can get ALL of your fashion questions answered.  No style question is off limits!  This is your chance to have intimate time with Erika, just like a personal styling session! Lunch will be provided.

Developing Your Signature Style

YCS’ 2.5 hour session is designed to help attendees hone their signature style.  Attendees will follow the five-step YCS process to discovering, developing, and owning a signature style with real-life activities and examples.  Attendees can expect to leave this session understanding how they can dress each day as the very best version of themselves!

When and where is the event?

YCS Fashion Labs will be held on Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Spring Hill Suites in King of Prussia, PA (875 Mancill Mill Road I King of Prussia, PA 19406).

Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 11:00 am  I  Fashion Lab: Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  I  Q&A Lunch

1:00 – 3:30  pm  I  Fashion Lab: Developing Your Signature Style

How much do Fashion Labs cost?

We have a variety of pricing options and discounts available for attendees, as well as flexible payment options!

$199  $139 I  One (1) Individual Fashion Lab workshop (morning OR afternoon session)

$79  $55 I  Q&A Lunch ONLY (lunch included)

$350  $245 I  VIP ALL-ACCESS – Two (2) Fashion Lab workshops PLUS Q&A Lunch PLUS Special Gift

Seats in our Fashion Labs are limited and we are expecting a full house.  Attendees also have the option to reserve their seats for Individual Fashion Labs ($50) or for VIP All-Access ($100) and complete payment prior to the event.  Reserving your space ensures that your space will be held while allowing you flexibility in payment.  The Q&A Lunch is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Where do I register?

Simply click the button below to register!

Eventbrite - YCS Fashion Labs

What if I have more questions?

You can feel free to comment on this post with your questions, email us (info@yourchicisshowing.com), or call us for more details (484-577-2396).

We look forward to having you join us!

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FLASH SALE!! YCS Fashion Labs

By Erika, Fashion Expert

For one week only, use the discount code YCSFLASH and save 30% on tickets to YCS Fashion Labs!

Eventbrite - YCS Fashion Labs

For the YCS family, and the YCS family only, we are discounting tickets for the YCS Fashion Labs!  This is a GREAT value for your dollar and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to Take advantage of the deal.

FLASH SALE PRICES:

$199  $139 I  One (1) Individual Fashion Lab workshop (morning OR afternoon session)

$79  $55 I  Q&A Lunch ONLY (lunch included)

$350  $245 I  VIP ALL-ACCESS – Two (2) Fashion Lab workshops PLUS Q&A Lunch PLUS Special Gift

ALL Fashion Lab tickets include admission to the event, one (1) gift bag, course materials, and light refreshments.  Q&A Lunch tickets include lunch.  VIP All Access tickets include an additional special gift.

Be sure to snag your tickets before August 24 to take advantage of this AWESOME discount option!

Eventbrite - YCS Fashion Labs

About YCS Fashion Labs

Need a refresher on YCS Fashion Labs?  Check out the details below.

What are Fashion Labs?

Fashion Labs are in-depth, intensive workshops that cover fashion and style topics that are important to event attendees.  The workshops are interactive and attendees will go home with real tools and skills which can be used to elevate their style and take it to the next level.  Fashion Labs are small and intimate settings so attendees can get real interaction with instructors and valuable advice that specifically applies to them.  That means tickets are limited and you should expect no more than 12-15 people at each Lab.  The Fashion Labs are a great way to get in-depth knowledge around a particular fashion topic, get advice that applies specifically to you, and to spend some up-close and personal time with the YCS team.

Who should attend Fashion Labs?

Fashion Labs are available to any and everyone!  Each lab, while covering overall, general topics, will be tailored to the group of attendees.  This means if a few men sign-up for the labs, we will be sure to include information that is helpful and valuable for them.  If it’s all ladies, well then, we’ll keep the men out of it!

Why should I attend Fashion Labs?

You should register if you want to:

– Discover your signature style

– Elevate or change your personal style

– Understand the type of body shape you have and how to dress for it

– Ask experts your burning fashion and style questions

– Explore the idea of hiring a personal stylist or shopper

– Spend time with the YCS team before you hire us

What topics will be covered by the Fashion Labs?

At our first series of Fashion Labs, we will offer two topics, “Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type” and “Discovering Your Signature Style.”  We will also offer a freestyle “Q&A Lunch” that will feature YCS’ own Erika McDaniel (and a few surprises)!

Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type

This 2.5 hour session will help you complete an in-depth analysis of your body shape to help you learn how to balance the proportions of your body, what clothing styles best suit your body, and what clothing styles you should avoid.  If you have ever wondered how to dress your body type or what clothing will be most flattering for you, this is a session you don’t want to miss!

Q&A Lunch

Join YCS Fashion Expert Erika for an up-close and personal lunch (maximum capacity: 15) where you can get ALL of your fashion questions answered.  No style question is off limits!  This is your chance to have intimate time with Erika, just like a personal styling session! Lunch will be provided.

Developing Your Signature Style

YCS’ 2.5 hour session is designed to help attendees hone their signature style.  Attendees will follow the five-step YCS process to discovering, developing, and owning a signature style with real-life activities and examples.  Attendees can expect to leave this session understanding how they can dress each day as the very best version of themselves!

When and where is the event?

YCS Fashion Labs will be held on Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Spring Hill Suites in King of Prussia, PA (875 Mancill Mill Road I King of Prussia, PA 19406).

Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 11:00 am  I  Fashion Lab: Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  I  Q&A Lunch

1:00 – 3:30  pm  I  Fashion Lab: Developing Your Signature Style

How much do Fashion Labs cost?

We have a variety of pricing options and discounts available for attendees, as well as flexible payment options!

$199  $139 I  One (1) Individual Fashion Lab workshop (morning OR afternoon session)

$79  $55 I  Q&A Lunch ONLY (lunch included)

$350  $245 I  VIP ALL-ACCESS – Two (2) Fashion Lab workshops PLUS Q&A Lunch PLUS Special Gift

Seats in our Fashion Labs are limited and we are expecting a full house.  Attendees also have the option to reserve their seats for Individual Fashion Labs ($50) or for VIP All-Access ($100) and complete payment prior to the event.  Reserving your space ensures that your space will be held while allowing you flexibility in payment.  The Q&A Lunch is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Where do I register?

Simply click the button below to register!

Eventbrite - YCS Fashion Labs

What if I have more questions?

You can feel free to comment on this post with your questions, email us (info@yourchicisshowing.com), or call us for more details (484-577-2396).

We look forward to having you join us!

YCS Launches "Fashion Labs" Workshops in Philadelphia

By Erika, Fashion Expert

As a part of the YCS reorganization, revamp, and rebrand, the company is excited to announce the launch of our new “Fashion Labs” workshops on September 12, 2015!

Eventbrite - YCS Fashion Labs

What are Fashion Labs?

Fashion Labs are in-depth, intensive workshops that cover fashion and style topics that are important to event attendees.  The workshops are interactive and attendees will go home with real tools and skills which can be used to elevate their style and take it to the next level.  Fashion Labs are small and intimate settings so attendees can get real interaction with instructors and valuable advice that specifically applies to them.  That means tickets are limited and you should expect no more than 12-15 people at each Lab.  The Fashion Labs are a great way to get in-depth knowledge around a particular fashion topic, get advice that applies specifically to you, and to spend some up-close and personal time with the YCS team.

Who should attend Fashion Labs?

Fashion Labs are available to any and everyone!  Each lab, while covering overall, general topics, will be tailored to the group of attendees.  This means if a few men sign-up for the labs, we will be sure to include information that is helpful and valuable for them.  If it’s all ladies, well then, we’ll keep the men out of it!

You should register if you want to:

– Discover your signature style

– Elevate or change your personal style

– Understand the type of body shape you have and how to dress for it

– Ask experts your burning fashion and style questions

– Explore the idea of hiring a personal stylist or shopper

– Spend time with the YCS team before you hire us

What topics will be covered by the Fashion Labs?

At our first series of Fashion Labs, we will offer two topics, “Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type” and “Discovering Your Signature Style.”  We will also offer a freestyle “Q&A Lunch” that will feature YCS’ own Erika McDaniel (and a few surprises)!

Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type

This 2.5 hour session will help you complete an in-depth analysis of your body shape to help you learn how to balance the proportions of your body, what clothing styles best suit your body, and what clothing styles you should avoid.  If you have ever wondered how to dress your body type or what clothing will be most flattering for you, this is a session you don’t want to miss!

Q&A Lunch

Join YCS Fashion Expert Erika for an up-close and personal lunch (maximum capacity: 15) where you can get ALL of your fashion questions answered.  No style question is off limits!  This is your chance to have intimate time with Erika, just like a personal styling session! Lunch will be provided.

Developing Your Signature Style

YCS’ 2.5 hour session is designed to help attendees hone their signature style.  Attendees will follow the five-step YCS process to discovering, developing, and owning a signature style with real-life activities and examples.  Attendees can expect to leave this session understanding how they can dress each day as the very best version of themselves!

When and where is the event?

YCS Fashion Labs will be held on Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Spring Hill Suites in King of Prussia, PA (875 Mancill Mill Road I King of Prussia, PA 19406).

Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 11:00 am  I  Fashion Lab: Understanding and Dressing Your Body Type

11:30 am – 12:30 pm  I  Q&A Lunch

1:00 – 3:30  pm  I  Fashion Lab: Developing Your Signature Style

How much do Fashion Labs cost?

We have a variety of pricing options and discounts available for attendees, as well as flexible payment options!

$199  I  One (1) Individual Fashion Lab workshop (morning OR afternoon session)

$79  I  Q&A Lunch ONLY (lunch included)

$350  I  VIP ALL-ACCESS – Two (2) Fashion Lab workshops PLUS Q&A Lunch PLUS Special Gift

Seats in our Fashion Labs are limited and we are expecting a full house.  Attendees also have the option to reserve their seat for Individual Fashion Labs ($50) or for VIP All-Access ($100) and complete payment prior to the event.  Reserving your space ensures that your space will be held while allowing you flexibility in payment.  The Q&A Lunch is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Where do I register?

Simply click the button below to register!

Eventbrite - YCS Fashion Labs

What if I have more questions?

You can feel free to comment on this post with your questions, email us (info@yourchicisshowing.com), or call us for more details (484-577-2396).

We look forward to having you join us!

Lillie Couture F/W 2014 Collection

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

On Friday February 7, 2014 I had the pleasure of attending the Lillie Couture F/W 2014 Runway Show.  Lillie Designs Couture by Latasha Hall is a “collection of young, contemporary fashions with a bold, edgy flair.”  The runway presentation featured a number of feminine looks in luxe fabrics .  Latasha used her signature ruffles in a number of the designs; but, it was her use of mixed materials and feminine silhouettes that really stole the show.

The whimsy of Alice in Wonderland, which inspired the collection, could be seen throughout the clothing, accessories, headpieces, and even the staging and runway. My favorite piece from the collection was a beautiful cream dress with elegant ruffle details.  It is the type of piece that I could see myself wearing to the office (on a day with no client meetings) and then heading out for dinner with friends or a special someone afterwards.  The silhouette is classic with a slight twist.  Overall, the collection was cohesive, flattering, luxurious, and filled with some of the design staples we have come to expect from Latasha and Lillie Couture Designs.

Check out photos from the evening’s festivities below.

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Sitting front row with YCS favorite, designer Michael Thomas (read more here and here.)

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Friend to YCS Briana (of Sequin Gowns and Mermaid Crowns) looks adorable waiting for the show to begin.

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So much fashions! Such fierce!

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My favorite look of the evening. I love the ruffles!!

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To learn more about Lillie Couture visit the website at www.luvlillie.com.

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Curves Ahead (Part 2): C.U.R.V.V.

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

I clearly didn’t learn my days of the week in kindergarten because this is a special SUNDAY edition of YCS, not Saturday as promised in Part 1. Charge it to my head and not my heart!

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After last night’s AWESOME Curvy Closets fashion show I am even more excited to share my footage from the cast interviews from the short film “C.U.R.V.V,” which will accompany tonight’s exhibit of the same name. C.U.R.V.V. is an Exhibit Curated by ChaCha N’Kole and will debut at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. This is the “first ever museum exhibition to highlight full-figured high-fashion.” I am beyond excited to be covering this event!

Check out the YCS TV video that gets some behind the scenes details about the film, where you can find the cast members on social media, and what fashion tips they shared with us! After editing this video, I’m 100% convinced that I NEED a microphone to block out the background noise and will be ordering one “ASAPtually!” I apologize for the background noise. The important part is that you can hear the cast and the positive messages they are sharing with curvy girls around the world.

If you’re a total procrastinator and still want to go to the event, the great news is that tickets are still available. Simply visit www.mycurvv.com to learn more about the exhibit and snag your tix!

Whew!! Between Curvy Closets, C.U.R.V.V, and Reinvention Weekend (hosted by the Melinda F. Emerson Foundation) YCS has had a BUSY weekend! What did you guys do? Be sure to check back for all of the pictures from this weekend’s events.

Your Chic is Showing,

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YCS Events: Curvy Closets Plus Size Fashion Showcase

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

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The fall is upon us and that means one thing . . . fashion, fashion everywhere! Throughout September and October you are going to find YCS covering a number of really amazing fashion events!  One such event is the Curvy Closets Plus Size Fashion Showcase on Saturday October 12, 2013 from 5pm – 10pm.

The Skinny (pun totally intended) on Curvy Closets

What:  “The brainchild of Domonique Revere-Lincoln CEO of Empress Lingerie and Blogger Colleen Stovall of  shortcurvyfierce.com,  this runway show and cocktail reception is becoming a legendary annual fashion craze in the Philadelphia area.  [The] goal is to bring the best of plus size fashion to Philadelphia for [an] astonishing one night affair.  In addition to having a great showcase and event, [they] are dedicated  to donating a portion of the proceeds from our show to 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations.” (via http://www.curvyclosets.com)

When & Where: Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM I Crane Arts, 1400 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

How much: $40 (purchase tickets: http://curvyclosets2013.eventbrite.com/)

Why we’ll be there: There are a number of reasons that this is a “must attend” event this fall.  I am all about any event that celebrates women and their curves! Far too often, unrealistic body images are celebrated in fashion; so I love the fact that Curvy Closets embraces curves – which are a reality for tons of women out there!  I also love the charitable tie-in!  This year a portion of event proceeds will be donated to Hairless 4 Her Awareness, an organization dedicated to promoting awareness for breast cancer through community outreach and engagement.  This a double win in my book because it supports a valuable charity and the charity supports breast cancer awareness, which is near and dear to my heart. Finally, two of my personal faves will be there – the gorgeous Allison McGevna, plus sized model, blogger, and designer will be hosting the festivities and the amazing Aleea Slappy, founder of A Happy Slappy Greeting, Inc.,  will be the Curvy Correspondent on the Pink Carpet!  Bonus: The title sponsor is Plus Model Magazine!

This is really a no brainer – you need to be there!!

Keep in Touch with Curvy Closets

To stay in the know about all things Curvy Closets make sure to link up with them any of the following places:

Website: http://www.curvyclosets.com/index.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CurvyClosets

Twitter: https://twitter.com/curvyclosets

Instagram: @curvyclosets

BUY TICKETS: http://curvyclosets2013.eventbrite.com/

So, we can totally expect to see you there, right?  Be sure to let YCS and Curvy Closets know that you’ll be there!  And of course, find us at the event.  You KNOW the YCS team will be strutting our stuff on the pink carpet!

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PS – If you’re interested in modeling for this event check out the details of the casting call on September 14 on the flier below!  YCS will be there to interview Curvy Closets founders Colleen and Dominique, so be sure to stop by and say “hi!”

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Launching YCS TV with a Fashion Show!

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

For quite some time people have been asking if YCS will ever set-up a YouTube channel. And, when we brought our fabulous intern Trish on board, it was one of the first suggestions that she made. However, I still put off setting up the channel. That is, until this weekend. I finally invested in a company iPad and I became immediately hooked on iMovie. What was once a completely tedious and obnoxious task (trying to edit videos on my netbook) suddenly became incredibly simple!

Now, the YCS team can start adding the videos our readers have requested – including a high heel tutorial based on our Strut Your Stuff event! I’m also going to take a minute to call Ms. Torrey out because I know she’s got a ton of make-up tutorials that we’d LOVE to share on YCS TV!! I, for one, am super excited because this is just another new and exciting way that the YCS family can interact!

The first video posted on YCS TV is from a fashion show I attended last night as a part of 17 . . . Days of Fashion. The event was held at Dress Barn – Bala Cynwyd (the same store who will graciously be hosting the YCS Launch Party in October!) and was sponsored by D.I.M.e Universal. The show debuted Dress Barn’s amazing fall collection. There were a number of pieces I wanted to snatch up immediately! In fact, if I let you hear the raw footage you would hear me and Taja, of Curvy Urbane, plotting on the pieces we were going to get.

One of those pieces is the sleeveless, leather motorcycle jacket pictured on the runway below.  I was completely enamored with this piece the first time it appeared on the runway and even more so the second time it showed up (pictured below).  I can’t wait to pair it with one of my flowy maxi dresses to give it a bit of edge come September!

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You’ll see from the video below that the fashion show featured models of all shapes and sizes.  Some of the women are trained models from D.I.M.e Universal while others are some of Dress Barn’s very own customers!  The show even featured the wonderful Ms. Fabulous of Big BOLD & Beautiful Women. The fashion show displayed a variety in the clothing styles offered by Dress Barn – everything from corporate attire to weekend wear to cocktail and formal dresses! As I’ve been telling anyone who will listen – this is NOT your Momma’s Dress Barn!  The trends  (lace and leather details, comfy knits, classic patterns, etc.) and colors (black and white – which is still hot, turbulence (a.k.a grey), olive, emerald, acai (a.k.a purple)) that were all over the fall runways can be found in Dress Barn!  They also carry a variety of recognizable brands like Calvin Klein, Jones NY and Roz & Ali.

The other fabulous thing about the clothing is that you do not get a huge difference in inventory between the misses store and the plus sized store.  What that means is that if you see an incredibly cute jacket, perhaps of the sleeveless, leather motorcycle variety, on a size 4 model, it is likely that they will have that jacket in plus sizes as well.  This is one of my most favorite things about Dress Barn – the cute clothes literally range from size 4 – 24!

Check out the video below for yourself!  It features a ton of looks shown throughout the fashion show.  Warning: I need to work on my camera skills, so it’s a tad bumpy at times!  Also, if you’re at the office, be sure to pop in your headphones.  I’m sure you love Beyonce, JT and B.o.B. as much as I do, but I don’t want anyone to get into trouble!

As you can see, the looks were fabulous.  The jewelry was provided by Traci Lynn and there were some awesome pieces as well!

After the show, everyone was invited to shop the two stores (Dress Barn Misses and Dress Barn Women) with a 15% discount!  Below, you can check out my haul.  I immediately snatched up the sleeveless, leather motorcycle jacket (the last one in the store – WOOOOT!) and also got a beautiful lace dress.  I love the color, which is more putty/taupe than grey (which is how it reads in the pics below), and, of course, I’m all about the leather detail provided on the trim and waistband.  I’ve been mixing ultra-feminine and edgy for some time now and this is the perfect combo!  I’ve come up with about 9 different ways to wear each piece – both separately and together.  What do you think?

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So what did you think of the Dress Barn fashion show presented by D.I.M.e Universal for 17 . . . Days of Fashion?  And what kinds of vids do you guys want to see on YCS TV?  You know the drill, weigh in below!

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