Patoya Marie Cobbs is the CEO and Founder of blog and clothing line Marie Chic Curves. We are proud to showcase Marie Chic Curves clothing line in our 7th Annual International Fashion Show and award ceremony for Live Out Loud Charity held October 23rd, 2016 at Kings Hall in Lombard, IL (just outside of Chicago). Guests are flying in from around the world and across the USA to witness the incredible designers. We are excited to see what Marie Chic Curves will parade down the runway. She is originally from San Diego California, before she moved to Southern Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she received her BA degree in Journalism. She became a certified cosmetologist, which led her to her interest in the world of beauty. Patoya now resides in Chicago, IL with her humble husband and adorable son. She took an interest in fashion in her undergrad years at SIUC where she was apart of a fashion organization called Vanity Fashion Fair Models. There, Patoya learned that brands and designers did not cater to women of her size. To support Patoya come out to the Majestic Ball on October 23rd. Tickets are available online and 100% of proceeds to to a great cause: Live Out Loud Charity for suicide prevention. Therefore, she was opted to piece together her own looks for the runway. After graduating in the spring of 2014, Patoya quickly got started on her blog and clothing line of her own. She had one goal in mind and that was to bring an insight of fashion for plus size women everywhere. Something that inspires her would be the drive for the love and passion of her work. She enjoys mixing patterns, prints and using vibrant colors. From the runway to everyday wear, Marie Chic Curves allow you to find your personality and break out of your shell. Through her blog Patoya is able to visually express herself while being an advocate for the plus size community. Through her fashion designs she is able to physically use her creativity and knowledge for the greater good. The bottom line is Marie Chic Curves helps you to feel confident in what you wear! Check out their latest styles and events on their facebook fan page.