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The Chenese Lewis Show is the first podcast created for plus size industry! Established in 2008, the groundbreaking, live podcast features in-depth interviews with national brands, notable influencers, and celebrities.

The Chenese Lewis Show is the first podcast created for plus size industry! Established in 2008, the groundbreaking, live podcast features in-depth interviews with national brands, notable influencers, and celebrities.

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The Chenese Lewis Show is the first podcast created for plus size industry! Established in 2008, the groundbreaking, live podcast features in-depth interviews with national brands, notable influencers, and celebrities.

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@CheneseShow

Language:

English


Episodes

Tawana Blassingame | Episode #301

10/25/2022
Tawana Blassingame is the Founder and Executive Producer of The Full Figured Industry Awards and the CEO and Founder of Queen Size Magazine. In 2011 she began publishing Queen Size Magazine, a monthly full figured fashion and lifestyle publication for both men and women. Under her parent company Cohesive Minds Inc, Queen Size Magazine has enjoyed ten years of continued success. Tawana has recently embarked on a new journey, she is now the Executive Producer of the Full Figured Industry...

Duration:00:31:00

Phyllis Brasch Librach | Episode #300

10/10/2022
A former award-winning journalist, Phyllis Brasch Librach traded deadlines for hemlines after she failed to find a trendy plus size prom dress for her curvy teen-age daughter. In the beginning, Librach was just another mother anxious to wipe away her daughter’s tears. Twenty years ago she founded Sydney’s Closet, which has become an international company that sets the bar for fashion-forward prom, wedding, formal, evening and party dresses in sizes 14 to 40 that fit and flatter curvy women...

Duration:00:34:00

Cameron Boyland | Episode #299

8/29/2022
Cameron Boyland, also known as “Big Cam,” is a dedicated Big & Tall Model and influencer based in Dallas, TX. Over the past year, he has become a Tik Tok Viral Sensation and the 2021 DXL Big Model Search Winner. Outside of being a professional Big & Tall Model, he is also an entrepreneur, creative director, and producer. Cameron is represented internationally in London and signed to 5 agencies in America. Some of the major brands he has worked with include SavageXFenty, JCPenney, DXL, and...

Duration:00:28:57

Tajma "Taj" Myles | Episode #298

8/22/2022
Tajma "Taj" Myles is a cast member of WEtv’s new hit reality show “Super Sized Salon”, which follows the staff of the first beauty salon that caters to the plus size community. The reality show follows six women business owners from across the country who joined forces to open the world’s first recognized plus size salon, customized to accommodate women of all sizes and shapes up to 800 pounds. Tajma is one of the industry’s most sought-after expert hair stylists and makeup artists. She has...

Duration:00:00:32

A-Love | Episode #297

8/15/2022
A-Love is a cast member of WEtv's new hit reality show “Super Sized Salon”, which follows the staff of the first beauty salon that caters to the plus size community. The reality show follows six women business owners from across the country who joined forces to open the world’s first recognized plus size salon, customized to accommodate women of all sizes and shapes up to 800 pounds. The San Diego native is a hairstylist and entrepreneur with her own holistic hair care line. She wears many...

Duration:00:00:13

Brittany "BB" Martin | Episode #296

8/8/2022
Brittany “BB” Martin is a cast member of WEtv's new hit reality show “Super Sized Salon”, which follows the staff of the first beauty salon that caters to the plus size community. The reality show follows six women business owners from across the country who joined forces to open the world’s first recognized plus size salon, customized to accommodate women of all sizes and shapes up to 800 pounds. Brittany, who was crowned Miss Florida Plus America 2012, is a celebrity artist and owner of...

Duration:00:25:03

Erial Ramsey | Episode #295

6/10/2022
Erial Ramsey, The Dream Queen, is an author, marketing & brand expert, serial entrepreneur and instructor. With over 17 years of entrepreneurial experience, Erial is the owner of Nimiety Holdings. This is the parent company of many brands, including her longest running business, Imperial1002 (ten-oh-two), a full service design and marketing company. Through her company she has branded / mentored / consulted a few hundred businesses across most industries. The “Dream Queen” title is a nod to...

Duration:00:31:04

Le'Andra Dove | Episode #294

4/22/2022
Le'Andra Dove affectionately known as Elle is a black American designer. She was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and from the time she was 8 she knew she wanted to become a designer. One of her first designs was inspired by a Georgia O'Keefe painting. She is formally taught and received her BFA in fashion design and merchandising from the International Academy of Design Technology- Orlando in 2012. She later launched Lorenza James by Elle Dove in 2013. "I was making beautiful garments that I...

Duration:00:28:53

Charniece White | Episode #293

4/20/2022
Born in Baltimore and raised in Howard County, Maryland, Charniece White is an economist, curator, pattern maker, and full-package technical designer with 10+ years of experience. A social justice, civil rights, and women’s rights activist, Charniece lives for being a champion for the underrepresented. She curates and dreams for little Black girls and children who don’t see representations of themselves in fashion on the runway and behind the runway. Charniece was inspired to be a designer...

Duration:00:34:14

Matthew Robinson | Episode #292

4/18/2022
Matthew Robinson has loved fashion for as long as he can remember and grew up obsessed with shopping as a child. He designed his first dress at 13, designed high school classmates’ prom dresses, and began his career in the fashion industry at 16, working retail for Lane Bryant, Torrid, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue. He studied fashion at El Camino College in Torrance, CA, and earned his degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising at San Francisco State University. In 2019, Matthew...

Duration:00:28:20

Angela Rene’ | Episode #291

4/15/2022
Founded in 2010 by celebrity designer Angela Rene’, Rene’ Tyler creates custom, contemporary designs for women sizes 12 and above. Rene' Tyler designs have been worn by celebrities including Laverne Cox, Dulcé Sloan, Mary Lambert, Marsha Ambrosius, and most recently Vivica A. Fox. The brand was featured on the critically acclaimed AMC television series Dietland starring Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash. In 2016, Rene’ Tyler made history as the first-ever plus-size brand to show at LA Fashion...

Duration:00:30:08

Shavonne Dorsey | Episode #290

3/21/2022
Shavonne Dorsey is an accomplished fashion designer and the 2020 winner of The Big Find on HSN. The Big Find is a national search on HSN which finds America's top talent. After her win, she partnered with the mega retailer to meet the fashion needs of women all over the USA through her designs. Her clothing line is now sold through HSN, which reaches over 80 million homes through its on-television and on-line shopping network. Prior to her success with HSN, she was the first plus size...

Duration:00:15:36

Becky Jarvis | Episode #289

3/14/2022
Becky Jarvis is the owner and creator of Curvy Chic Closet, the largest plus-size consignment sales event in North America, founded in 2011. The 4-day, semi-annual event includes over 15 participating vendors and a fashion show featuring women of all ages from 14 to 60+, as well as big and tall men. Twice a year, this event attracts hundreds of women across Portland and the Pacific Northwest to purchase clothes and accessories at incredible discounts, in addition to attending the largest...

Duration:00:18:57

Chelsea Kronengold | Episode #288

11/1/2021
Chelsea Kronengold, MA, is an internationally-recognized media spokesperson and expert on topics relating to body image, eating disorders, diet culture, media literacy, and weight stigma. She has been featured in over 50 media publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, People Magazine, and USA TODAY. Presently, Chelsea is the communications lead for the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), tasked with creating and executing the organization's...

Duration:00:25:36

Melissa Mercedes | Episode #287

10/4/2021
Melissa Mercedes is a celebrity fashion designer specializing in plus sizes, based in Los Angeles. She has dressed celebrities such as Lavern Cox, Nina Parker and Nia Jax for events such as the People Choice Awards, Grammys, and much more. She is the winner of The Cultivate Award, an initiative from Eloquii and The Curvy Fashionista that supports indie designers of color in the plus-size fashion community. She won the opportunity to design a capsule collection with Eloquii that will be sold...

Duration:00:25:20

Heather McGarry | Episode #286

9/16/2021
Heather McGarry is the AVP of Public Relations and Social Media for Lane Bryant and Cacique. Lane Bryant is the leading national specialty retailer for plus size women offering apparel, intimates, shoes, and accessories. Lane Bryant and Cacique operate e-commerce websites and over 600 stores throughout the United States. Heather has been with Lane Bryant for fifteen years in a succession of roles in marketing and has over 25 years of experience in apparel marketing. As project manager for...

Duration:00:43:07

Renee Cafaro | Episode #285

6/28/2021
Renee Cafaro is the US Editor of plus size print magazine, SLiNK and designer at her new luxury brand RCA Public Label, serving sizes 16 - 32. She has had a lengthy career in social justice and politics prior to her time in plus size fashion but finds both fields to be rooted in equality and advocacy. RCA Public Label is partly mission-based, not only to serve the sizes most forgotten by the industry but to aim to revitalize the economy in NYC’s Garment Center post-pandemic

Duration:00:45:30

Tracy Christian | Episode #284

5/3/2021
Tracy Christian is the owner of TCA MGMT a Los Angeles based boutique talent agency and the founder of Sante Grace, a fashion forward luxury plus size clothing line. A veteran talent agent with more than twenty years in the industry, her past clients include Oscar winners Melissa Leo, Octavia Spencer, and Mo’Nique, as well as Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elizabeth Moss. In 2020, Tracy took everything she learned from years of working for textile manufacturers and designing her own wardrobe...

Duration:00:36:42

Nick Kaplan | Episode #283

4/25/2021
Nick Kaplan is the President and Co-Founder of Fashion to Figure (“FTF”), a leading plus size women’s fashion brand he co-founded with his brother in 2004. Fashion to Figure, under Nick’s leadership, launched as a single store location and evolved to a $30 Million multi-channel private equity-backed venture which was ultimately sold to New York & Co, now RetailWinds, a publicly-traded company (Ticker: RTW). In addition to leading FTF as a key growth driver for the company, Kaplan also serves...

Duration:00:46:15

Hayley Hasselhoff | Episode #282

4/19/2021
Actor, model, and activist Hayley Hasselhoff is known for being one of the world’s leading curve models and has made an impact within the fashion world committing to promote and celebrate inclusivity in the industry for all genders, races, shapes, and sizes. Hayley has designed for the plus size brand Elvi, which caters to sizes 14-38. She’s released two collections so far, which have been sold online, in Nordstrom, as well as international retailers Next and Navabi. Hayley began her journey...

Duration:00:29:50