The Chenese Lewis Show

The Chenese Lewis Show

The Chenese Lewis Show is the #1 podcast for plus size women! Established in 2008, the iconic, live podcast features in-depth interviews with a wide range of industry experts, including plus size influencers and national brands.... Show More

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May 26, 2020 31 min
Gwendolyn DeVoe is the Creator and Executive Producer of Full Figured Fashion Week®, an annual presentation of the fashion industry’s finest plus models, designers, retailers, boutiques and businesses with products and services for the plus community.  The event celebrated ten years of production in June 2018 and is heralded as one of the industry’s most legitimate gateways for plus fashion and a “must attend’ for anyone involved i...
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May 11, 2020 62 min
Kelly Price has forged her own career path in music, when she first earned the reputation as one of the industry’s most sought-after songwriters, before becoming a 9-time Grammy-nominated artist in her own right. Her first two albums, Soul of a Woman and Mirror Mirror both went platinum and launched Price to R&B prominence. Ever growing and ready for new ventures, Kelly Price is currently a series regular for the critically acc...
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April 6, 2020 34 min
Joy Cook is the CEO of Joy Cook Public Relations Group, speaker, and a best-selling author. Joy is an experienced professional in making and fostering relationships through digital engagement. This has placed her among top professionals in managing the online community. Joy took her Twitter talents to the White House when she was selected as one of the influential invitees by former President Barack Obama, to attend the arrival cer...
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March 30, 2020 30 min
Keisha Holmes is the Merchandise Manager for Curvy Sense, a plus-size trendy e-commerce brand, designed and manufactured in Los Angeles.  Launched in 2016 she spearheaded a small start-up plus size clothing brand into a multi-million dollar fashion brand. Keisha has 28 years of experience in the fashion industry, specializing in plus sizes for 20.  After buyer positions at Fredericks of Hollywood, Torrid, and other national stores;...
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March 23, 2020 23 min
Phil Ryan is the Managing Director and CEO of City Chic Collective, a leading global plus size retailer. Since 2006, when Phil and his small team created the brand, his vision has been to lead a world of curves. Under Phil’s leadership City Chic has opened more than 100 stores in Australia and New Zealand and it now has a global digital footprint that represents over 50% of sales. City Chic’s presence in the USA dates from 2010 wit...
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January 30, 2020 33 min
Nicole Phillips is the Director of Social Media & Communications for 11 Honoré, a plus-size luxury e-tailer who partners with designers and brands to expand their offering into plus sizes. Some of the brands on their platform include, DVF, Carolina Herrera, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano, Brandon Maxwell, Adam Lippes, Marc Jacobs, Sachin & Babi and many more. Nicole has worked in the plus size industry for over 12 years. ...
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January 20, 2020 38 min
Kimberly Williams is the CEO and designer of the newly launched La Forme Clothing & Accessories, made and manufactured in Lagos, Nigeria. Since 2015 she has worked in various facets of the plus industry including boutique owner, plus model manager, and blogger. In 2016 she served as a staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily, the web’s number one destination for multicultural fashion. She has also worked on the celebrity styling tea...
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January 13, 2020 20 min
Tamara Ivey is currently the Marketing Specialist and Style Expert for Ashley Stewart, Inc. She is the brain and master behind event marketing and the in-house public relations team. Some of her accomplishments include the Annual Thankful for Fashion Event, The Love Your Curves Tour, Arise Television fashion segment, star of Ashley TV and occasionally using her beauty expertise for Ashley Stewart fashion shows and campaign shoots. ...
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November 25, 2019 32 min
Jessica Milagros is a Plus Size Model, Body Diversity Advocate and CBS Season 21 ‘Big Brother’ Reality TV Star. She is signed to IPM Model Management and has been featured in various publications, appeared on national television, and has walked several runways including New York Fashion Week and The Business of Curves at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Jessica has worked with major retail brands, such as Ashley Stewart, Kohls,...
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November 11, 2019 30 min
Mara Hall is an actress and entertainer who can currently be seen as Darcia Lancaster on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s spicy nighttime drama, “Ambitions”.  Mara joined the cast of the new OWN, Will Packer Productions series Ambitions in 2019 as a series regular. Many may recognize her from recurring roles on Scandal (ABC), The Quad (BET), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Saints & Sinners (Bounce TV), and much more. She is also a Type 2 diab...
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October 28, 2019 36 min
Steffany Bready-Edwards is a Fashion/Wardrobe and Personal Stylist based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2009 she established her business SteffanyAllen, LLC, which empowers women of all sizes to change their perception of themselves and enable them to tap into their inner selves through wardrobe and accessories. She has provided styling for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Full Figured Fashion Week ™, Ashley Stewart, promotional based events for L...
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October 21, 2019 29 min
Zakiyah Caldwell is a Philadelphia native who began her journey as a photographer in 2010. Since then she's collaborated on many projects including Saks 5th Avenues Salon & Spa, NBA Star Chris Bosh's Mr. Nice Tie by Armstrong & Wilson, Diva Curves by Actor Sayed Badreya, as well as numerous celebrities and influencers.

Zakiyah’s work has been published in a variety of magazines including Philadelphia Wedding Magazine...
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October 14, 2019 36 min
Mallory B. Richardson is a Native American influencer and a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe. She is the CEO of The Platform Experience, A North Carolina based fashion house that provides multiple services including wardrobe styling and model coaching. She is also the Creator and Producer of Crusade of Curves, North Carolina’s first and only curvy community fashion week and Founder of Beaucoup, Raleigh's premiere plus size non...
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October 7, 2019 31 min
Gwendolyn DeVoe is the Creator and Executive Producer of Full Figured Fashion Week®, an annual presentation of the fashion industry’s finest plus models, designers, retailers, boutiques and businesses with products and services for the plus community.  The event celebrated ten years of production in June 2018 and is heralded as one of the industry’s most legitimate gateways for plus fashion and a “must attend’ for anyone involved i...
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October 1, 2019 29 min
Jennifer Barreto- Leyva is the Editor in Chief of  Belleza XL the first and only Magazine in history of media dedicated to plus size people in Spanish. She is also a lawyer, journalist, and activist with over 20 years in the body positive movement. Her work has been celebrated and highlighted for Franza Sozanni, Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia and Cristina Saralegui best known as the Latina Oprah. She has been featured in Cosmopoli...
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September 23, 2019 36 min
MsNickee Mack is the CEO and Founder of Diva Day International Modeling Agency, Makeup Studio, and Development Firm. She is also a brand ambassador for several brands and represents models on their journey as ambassadors and signature models for various clients. In 2016 MsNickee added author to her list of accomplishments with the book “Your Guide to a Perfect Fashion Show Production”.  In addition, she is the Atlanta Regional Bran...
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September 18, 2019 20 min
Leah V is an International Hijabi social media influencer with over a million views combined and new author of Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim. She plays many roles as an educator, public speaker, plus-size model, recipient of the esteemed Gilda Award and the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship (London), and as an activist who’s been featured by Buzzfeed, Yahoo, CBS, CBC, Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, and the New York ...
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September 16, 2019 29 min
Mickey Armstrong is a photographer, producer of The Plus Report, and Executive Producer of District Of Curves: The Washington DC Full Figured Fashion Showcase.  The annual show has become Washington DC’s largest platform for plus size models, designers, and body positive activists. Both platforms were created to help small businesses, small business owners, body positive activists, and influencers within the curvy community, grow a...
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September 2, 2019 34 min
Maui Bigelow is the curator of PHAT Girl Fresh, a digital platform that blends feminism with social, fashion, and beauty culture, Maui is known for bringing progressive, authentic conversations with a southern charm only she can provide.

Her annual event hosted in Atlanta, PHAT Girl Fresh Presents: Life Styled, is a tribute event that honors and celebrates promising and notable female leaders in fashion, entertainment and empowermen...
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August 26, 2019 28 min
Joe Freeman is the CEO of MedZone, parent company to the brand-new Zone Naturals line, an all-natural offering of practical skincare products designed to prevent, soothe, and calm everyday skin irritations like chub rub and blisters. The company’s debut product, Chub Rub® Formula, is a cruelty free, anti-chafe beauty stick that delivers paraben free, long lasting, non-greasy chafing protection in every swipe.
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