Friday, February 26, 2010

Fennimas at Shecky's Girls Night Out!!! NYC Thurs 3/11 & Fri 3/12

I am soooo excited to be participating in my very first Shecky's Girls Night Out! Fennimas is getting ready with special deals and exclusive handmade jewelry bags, just for Shecky's Shoppers!
Fennimas will be there the 2 hottest nights, Thursday 3/11 & Friday 3/12, 5pm-10pm!!!
Place: 82 Mercer *New Venue!*
82 Mercer St. (Spring & Broome Streets)

Hope to see you there!!!! xoxo, Rachel

Shecky's Girls Night Out ( is the hottest fashion, beauty & fun event experience traveling the nation where women and their BFF's can:

•Sample cool cocktails, beauty treats, games, and more from Shecky's cool partners
•Shop hundreds of hot, one-of-a-kind items from indie designers and boutiques across the U.S—all at up to 75 percent off
•Score beauty products and fab freebies in Shecky's Famous Goodie Bag
As raved about on NBC’s “Today Show,” Women’s Wear Daily, the New York Post, In Touch Magazine, the Washington Post and more - Shecky's Girls Night Out events are currently in 18 cities including Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Houston, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Las Vegas.

For event details & tickets in your city, go to

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Plus Model Radio interview with Rachel, designer of Fennimas

PLUS Model Radio is the #1 podcast for plus size women! In conjunction with PLUS Model Magazine, the premiere magazine celebrating and inspiring the plus size fashion and plus size modeling industry, the show covers everything curvy for women sizes 14 and up. Hosted by plus size model and actress Chenese Lewis, PLUS Model Radio inspires plus models (and curvy fashionistas) to pursue their dreams, thrive in their curves, crave modern fashion and shape their life on their own terms, sans apologies. Visit online at

I am so honored and excited to have been on the Plus Model Radio, the most followed radio show in the industry, definitely "the pulse of the plus sized world!" Hosted by the fabulous Chenese Lewis, who by the way just put out a lingerie spread 18+, who is getting much recognition in and out of the plus industry. She's a front runner in the plus movement and represents all us curvy woman with grace and style. The show is fantastic and I couldn't have been on a better segment with 2 other fab woman in the industry.

Listen each week and tell your friends to do the same!

Stay tuned for details on the upcoming Curvy All Stars Weekend!

PLUS Model Radio Chenese interviews Rachel Fennimore of Fennimas Jewelry, Mandy Menzer of FOX’s More to Love, who is also PLUS Model Magazine West Coast Model Search winner, and Gabi Gregg of the popular Young, Fat, and Fabulous blog!

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Plus Model Magazine February Issue Featuring Fennimas!

In case you missed this months fabulous issue, I wanted to share with you the editorial spread in February's Plus Model Magazine, featuring Fennimas! It's a MUST SEE every month, so don't miss out....subscribe today so you can be up on all things fashionable and curvy!!!
Thank you Maddy
Photographer: Tony Armstrong


Emma Meyer

Makeup Artist: Tara Taylor

Hair Stylist: Aliza Willams

Wardrobe Stylist: Erika

Jewelry: Rachel Fennimore


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Queens First Fashion Week 2010!

Queens Fashion Week just wrapped it's first ever, to be twice a year event. It was a fabulous event showcasing local designers and boutiques found in the boro and proving doubters wrong that Queens has some serious fashion. A series of events through out the course of the week, I attended the last event to show support for Ethereal Boutique who carries Fennimas and had featured some of my jewelry designs at their table and in the runway show. It was a fabulous time where I went with no expectations and left thoroughly impressed with all the talent at the event. It was one of the first fashion events I've been outside of the Plus Size world where there was such a natural curvy representation from everything from the designers to the models. I was excited to find plus icon and model Mia Amber Davis hosting the event. I was not able to attend the runway show due to cost of ticket but had a great time at the free expo. If you missed it you must come to the next one!
The host and in my opinion the headliner Mia Amber Davis, who I’ve had the great pleasure to work with on many occasions while modeling for Monif C. Plus Sizes! It is truly humbling to work with her…she’s amazingly talented and so down to earth at the same time. A real role model for woman and young girls everywhere, representing being healthy, beautiful and successful at a plus size! She’s changing the ideals of what’s been considered beautiful in our “skinny” society and a leader in the Plus Size Revolution that is taking place in the fashion industry today. She's been in front lines positively representing the size 14+ as a plus size model in print, television, radio, movies and runway with the list of successes continuing to grow on to titles like spokeswoman, editor, producer, host. You've got to follow her blog, it's update to date on all things fashionable and curvy
You've seen her recently on CNN
Other recent news: she appeared in a feature role in the 2000 comedy movie Road Trip as 'Rhonda'. Since her film appearance, Davis has been working as a model in New York and appearing on TV to speak on the issues of being plus-sized, and on self-esteem. Amber recently appeared on the Tyra Banks Show talk show dealing with the media's response to photographs of Banks in a swimsuit.
Mia Amber, above and below in Monif C. convertible dresses and Fennimas jewelry. []
Queens fashion week was started by local designer, Delali Haligah.

Queens Fashion Week is the brainchild of a long-time fashion designer based in Laurelton who has traveled the world to show her garments.
"I thought, 'If I don't create it, it's not going to happen,'" said Delali Haligah.
She will show her line, which she describes as "African art to wear," at the finale runway show on Saturday night alongside the event's headline designer, Qristyl Frazier.
Frazier, a former contestant in Lifetime's television series "Project Runway," creates bold-colored dresses and jumpsuits for what she calls "plus-sexy" women.
"I'm doing clothes for women of all sizes, shapes and shades," said the Jamaica resident. Haligah hopes that this will be the first of many fashion weeks in Queens.
She aims to produce two events a year so that local designers can show fall and spring collections in their home borough.
"You have to find the gems in your own neighborhood," she said. "Queens is full of them but nobody knows."
[expert from NY Daily New Article by, Leigh Remizowski]
Below are her 11 year old son's fabulous jewelry, what a young talent!
Earrings and Clothing designed by, Delali Haligah...founder of Queens Fashion Week
Fennimas Spring/Summer 2010, as sold at Ethereal Boutique
Ethereal Boutique, is a well known boutique located in the heart of Long Island City Queens. Owner Adriana Ron adds Bohemian vibe in L.I.C. with her distinct boutique. She mixes fashion forward pieces with vintage, where you can find coveted designer one of a kind items. Ethereal also features many local designers and has been known as a Queens hot spot for trunk, runway, and art shows. You can always find updated Fennimas pieces at this fabulous boutique, some even discounted only for Ethereal shoppers. So if you haven't been yet, you're missing out! Check out Ethereal Boutique today, easy to get to it's the first stop of the 7 subway train with a 1 minute walk past hip new restaurants and shops. Hope to see you at the next event!
Check out all these great hand picked Ethereal finds!!! Can't get this stuff anywhere else!
Me sporting an infinity scarf handknitted sold exclusively at Stella Gialla Boutique in Queens.
This is the fabulous knit designer Vanessa Reyes, who's line is carried at Stella Gialla.
Suzan, boutique owner wearing one the shops fabulous scarfs!
Below is the designer Joy of the funky, fresh and feminine line, Eminent Fash who's clothes were featured in the designer showcase runway show.
This is New Bein, The Standard in Natural Hair Care since 1922 had a table of beautiful hair fashions and accessories, hand crafted wire wrapped findings and unique ponytail holders. Made me want to lock my hair just so I could wear some! Thanks Nekhena for all the great info, I love your designs!
These gorgeous hats, necklaces and silk flowers are designed and hand crafted by the talented Olga Cave of O's Clothes LLC contact her for these unique hats, scarves, home fashions.
Me wearing an Olga designed necklace paired with Fennimas earrings...they look good together!
These were just some of the lovely faces of the curvy women who greeted you at the door to the event. I had no idea before attending, thinking it would be the typical size tiny fashion chicks you usually see at these types of events....but the plus size industry was def taking center stage! Kaleena on the right is an upcoming stylist, check her out at
These two fashionable hotties were spotted while I was waiting for the train after the event...I couldn't resist myself to snap their photo and they were so gracious to pose. I love a well dressed man and these guys were flossing!