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Simon Property Group hosts special women’s events across the country

featuring free fashion, food and beauty offerings


WHITE PLAINS, NY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013 — Women from coast to coast can mark their calendars and get ready to experience some of their favorite things during a single evening of fabulous fun. Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), a leading global retail real estate company, is once again making its shopping centers the place for ladies to be as The Westchester hosts its annual Girl’s Night Out event, presented by Diet Coke and The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board, on Thursday, September 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Because women simply deserve a special night dedicated to them, Simon Malls are providing the perfect outlet for letting loose with friends.

“It’s important for women to celebrate one another and enjoy spending time on themselves,” said Paula Kelliher, area director of mall marketing for The Westchester. “We simply want to support women at a familiar place they like to be – their favorite Simon mall.”

Simon Malls® Girl’s Night Out attendees will have the chance to take advantage of a variety of trendy advice and pampering offerings dedicated to women only, aiming to help them feel and look their best:

  • Sunset Sips & Snacks – At sunset, hundreds of women will simultaneously toast each other with a sip of Diet Coke, marking their extraordinary achievements and multi-faceted lifestyle roles they represent. Additional hors d’oeuvres will be available from 42, Don Coqui, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Slovenia Vodka from Peter Kelly’s Signature Vodka.

  • Style, Beauty & Expert Advice – With fall fashion on shelves, retailers will provide women an opportunity to save on several of the latest looks. Hair, make-up and massage teams will be on hand to help attendees refresh and relax with pampering services and beauty tips. Tranquility Spa will be on-site providing mini treatments and expert guidance will be dispensed by talented stylists Kendra Porter and Maritza Bernard, who is also The Westchester’s Style Setter.

  • Girls-Only Giveaways – The first 200 women to attend The Westchester’s event will receive an exclusive gift bag packed with free beauty products, retailer gift cards and other exciting surprises.

Simon Malls and presenting Girl’s Night Out marketing partners are encouraging women to create even more moments for ladies-only activities beyond the main event. Attendees will have the chance to enter to win Simon Malls Ultimate Girls Night Out with Keith Urban, where one winner and a guest will attend a concert as part of the country music star’s Light The Fuse tour. Plus, attendees are invited to learn more about The British Virgin Islands and enter for a chance to win a trip to this Caribbean paradise beginning September 13.

“The British Virgin Islands is a destination for relaxation, rejuvenation and total enjoyment. That same positive atmosphere can be found at Simon Malls Girl’s Night Out,” said Ms. Perla George, General Manager of North America Marketing for the BVI Tourist Board. “With more private island resorts than any other Caribbean destination, as well as a plethora of idyllic settings and experiences perfect for girlfriend getaways, family vacations or romantic retreats, the BVI offers a Caribbean paradise just for you, whatever vacation experience you seek.”

Simon Malls’ Girl’s Night Out events are free and open to women of all ages. For more information, visit http://www.simon.com/girlsnightout.

The Westchester is an upscale fashion center anchored by Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus located at Westchester Avenue and Bloomingdale Road in White Plains, New York. A must-see shopping destination, The Westchester offers over 150 specialty stores, exceptional dining and unparalleled customer service with amenities including valet parking, free strollers and wheelchairs at Simon Guest Services and American Express® Simon Giftcards, available in any denomination from $20 to $500 and good everywhere American Express® is accepted. For more information about The Westchester, visit www.shopthewestchester.com for the latest events and retailer updates.  Visit the mall on Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheWestchester and follow on Twitter: @TheWestchester.

Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a leader in the global retail real estate industry.  The Company currently owns or has an interest in 326 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 241 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.

About Simon Brand Ventures

Simon Brand Ventures (SBV), Simon’s business-to-consumer arm, is pioneering the transformation of shopping centers into a medium where consumer brands can build relationships with Simon shoppers who make over 2.8 billion visits each year.  Simon’s vast franchise of market-leading shopping centers nationwide provides SBV the foundation to monetize the distribution system through numerous consumer ventures. SBV and its affiliates have engaged in a number of consumer business initiatives, including the Simon Visa Giftcard® and the American Express®/Simon Giftcard; launch of Simon platform programs such as Simon dTour Live® and Simon Kidgits Club®; a national media delivery channel including static, digital and experiential marketing and advertising vehicles; and multiple national and local marketing alliances with Coca-Cola and Visa U.S.A. among others.

About the British Virgin Islands

The 60+ islands and cays of the British Virgin Islands provide authentic Caribbean culture matched with uncompromising hospitality and pristine natural beauty. Located 60 miles east of Puerto Rico and adjacent to the United States Virgin Islands (St. Thomas & St. John), the British Virgin Islands (BVI) offer a wide array of unforgettable vacation experiences. From magnificent accommodations and hassle-free hospitality to world-class sailing and diving to award-winning cuisine and spas, the BVI is the ultimate Caribbean destination. To learn more visit www.bvitourism.com or call toll-free 1-800-835-8530.


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Pop Up Plus NYC 2013 Semi-Annual Sale #HYSPopUp

NEW YORK, NY (March 14, 2013) – Camille “Camy” Newman of PopUpPlusNY and Kendra Porter of Honor You, the premier personal image agency for full-figured women, will host the final Semi-Annual PopUpPlus in New York on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 5:00PM – 9:00PM at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th avenue, 16th Floor, Suite 16Q, New York, NY.  The entire collection is 50% off the original ticket price. Designer options available include Damn You Alexis, Michael Kors, Cookie Johnson, Kami Shade, Tahari, Jessica Simpson and more.

PopUpPlusNY started as a solution to address the needs and wants of full figured women, growing out of private shopping parties and into a mobile retail space traveling the East Coast.  Camy began the mobile store because she felt that “Even though Michael Kors makes extended sizes, most people don’t know about it because it’s not brand-driven,” she says. “There’s a world of quality indie and mainstream options for women out there, but seeking them out can be frustrating.”  PopUpPlus has served as an educator to the plus community highlighting mainstream and independent designer options for women.

Kendra Porter of Honor You has partnered with PopUpPlus to help shed light on issues plaguing the plus size market. “As an image consultant, I deal with so many clients who struggle to understand what works best for their body and then to find the quality, fashionable items that actually fit.”  Porter recently took on the New York City Plus Size Clothing Swap and the Meetup group, Plus Size Fashion NYC both formerly managed by plus size blogger xoxonettaP in hopes to get more women involved in creating change in the fashion industry. “Camy has a well curated collection of contemporary wears for women and it is always a pleasure to shop with her”.

OperationPROM will also be accepting donations for plus size formal dresses to help young girls on this special day.  OperationPROM works to help young boys and girls attend their prom at little or no cost.

Kendra Charisse Porter is a body expert and style architect.  As founder of Honor You, an image consulting agency her method of bodycentric styling teaches women to embrace their shape no matter their size and love the skin they’re in. Her motto: Honor Your Shape. Honor Your Size. HONOR YOU!

Pop Up Plus is one of the most innovative retailers in the plus size industry. With their mobile designer pop up shops for sizes 14 and up, they have started a plus size revolution for the curvy trendsetter.  Their collection is a highly edited mix of each season’s cutting edge trends from established American, international, and emerging designers.

Twitter:                @HonorYourStyle @PopUpPlusNY #HYSPopUp

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


For more information please contact:

Kendra Charisse Porter
Honor You
PO Box 241
Hartsdale, NY 10530
(914) 246-0207


Plus Night Out

Plus Night Out in NYC, Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Yotel Hotel in Times Square

Plus Night Out will be held in New York, Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Yotel Hotel in the heart of Times Square. Easily accessible from Penn or Grand Central Station.



PRLog (Press Release) – Aug 29, 2012 –
For the past four years, Fashion’s Night Out events across the US have given designers and retailers the opportunity to showcase new products in an upscale and fun environment. On September 6, 2012 from 6-10PM, the momentum of Fashion’s Night Out will take on a new twist in NYC by catering exclusively to the Plus Size Community.

Plus Night Out NYC 2012, is being held at the modern and contemporary, Yotel Hotel, 570 Tenth Avenue (West 42nd Street) New York, NY.

The Plus Night Out NYC 2012, will feature a plus centric fashion showcase with F3, Full Figured Fashionista, Eddy and Bri, Alter Ego Clothing, Curvysta and Shanda Freeman’s new collection, “Gemini”.  Along with the fashion showcases, the Yotel Hotel Club lounge cabins, will feature a variety of vendors, while International DJ KCB spins the tunes.

Meet Andrea Amador of “The Juicy Woman, Inspiring Women to Love the Skin Their In”.  Connie Elder, a QVC veteran and owner of Lipo in a Box and Underology.  NWPR suite, representing Dr. Miracle’s Curl Care, Lamik cosmetics and Twisted Sista hair products.  The Association of Image Consultants will be on hand to offer mini makeovers and color consulting, along with one of the plus industry icons, Catherine Schuller.  Dyva Dlights will offer samples of her amazing cakes and pies in the VIP suite.

Alongside the Curvy Fashionistas previously mentioned, Plus Night Out is pleased to announce, Doria Pagnotta of ‘Jerseylicous’ and Shanda Freeman, Designer and MTV celeb, as hosts for the evening.

To help celebrate the curvy festivities Plus Night Out will have special celebrity guests, like Nikki Gomez, of TLC’s “Big Sexy”, LornaLitz Baez of NUVO TV’s “Curvy Girls”, Christina Mendez, a well known super plus model and a host of other VIP/celebrity guests.

Plus Night Out NYC 2012 will hold raffle contests every hour on the hour.   After the fashion showcase, Skorch Magazine and Nfinite Form will sponsor the first Plus Night Out Model Search.  The winner has the opportunity to win an editorial spread in Skorch Magazine, a second one in Nfinite Form Magazine and the chance to become a face for the fall/winter promotions for F3, Full Figured Fashionista.  The winner also receives over $500 in vendor and designer sponsored prizes.

Sponsorship opportunities for this wonderful event are still available!

For more information on Plus Night Out NYC 2012 please visit the websitehttp://www.plusnightout.com.

For sponsorship opportunities & interviews, please contact
Jovanna Reyes at Jovanna@SkorchMagazine.com.

Determined to bring the same style, class & attention to the Plus Size community as those of more traditional sizes, the ladies of, It’s a JR Production, NJFFF Week, Nfinite Form, Curves Rock Fashion Weekend, Catherine Schuller and Kendra Porter of Honor You, have combined forces to bring event goers a night like no other.  Plus Night Out will be filled with fashion, food & fun.


Plus Size SwapFor Immediate Release

August 8, 2012

Fifth NYC Plus Size Clothing Swap
Fifth NYC Plus Size Clothing Swap hosted by xoxonettaP and Honor You #NYCPlusSizeSwap

Purchase tickets here.

Plus size fashion blog xoxonettaP and Kendra Porter of Honor You, the premier personal image agency for full-figured women, will host the fifth NYC Plus Size Clothing Swap on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 from 6:00PM – 8:30PM at Katra Lounge, 217 Bowery St., NY, NY. Participants are asked to bring clean, gently used, plus size clothing (Size 10+) and shoes to swapping for “new to you” items. All remaining clothing and shoes will be donated to Women in Need, an organization focused on helping disadvantaged women and families. Early Bird tickets to the event are $10 and are available on EventBrite. Don’t forget to hashtag all of your tweets and Instagram photos #NYCPlusSizeSwap!

The NYC Plus Size Clothing Swap is a fun and social event for women who want to easily swap their plus size wardrobe. If you’ve outgrown an item, never quite wore it like you thought you would, or if you’re looking for something in a different size, the NYC Plus Size Clothing Swap is a comfortable place to socialize with other curvy fashion lovers, while supporting a great cause.

This is the fifth Plus Size Clothing Swap that xoxonettaP has hosted in New York City, and she is excited to bring on new partners and sponsors as the event continues to expand. The focus of the event is to provide women who wear clothing a size 10 and up with a comfortable place to swap clothes and shoes with other women. All items will be sorted upon arrival. Interested participants are asked to bring their bag(s) of clothing and shoes the evening of the event. Examples of items to swap include:

  • Blazers
  • Tops, blouses, and tunics
  • Dresses and skirts
  • Pants and slacks
  • Outerwear
  • Shoes, sandals, heels & boots
  • Sweaters

This time around, the Plus Size Clothing Swap is excited to announce their partnership with Madison Plus, the premier plus size fashion website with hand-curated looks, who has signed on to provide donations for the swap from their showroom.

The NYC Plus Size Clothing Swap has also partnered with Pop Up Plus, a plus size pop up store that sells on-trend designer clothing for sizes 14 and up. Pop Up Plus will be selling some items on site. Eddy & Bri, the newest premier shopping destination for curvy fashionistas, will be offering discounted items for sale, donating a portion of the proceeds to Women in Need. Bella Creations will also be selling jewelry during the event.

NYC Plus Size Clothing Swap has also partnered with plus size fashion designer Eryn Stutts of Dimestore Diamond, a collection that is aimed at providing women with styles that empower them to be sexy and comfortable while utilizing a sustainable approach to production with ethically sourced fabrics and yarns. Photographer Carrie Lou of Shots by Carrie Lou will be onsite to capture the event. Don’t forget to have your photo taken and then upload it straight to Facebook, Instagram and Google+ from the event! #NYCPlusSizeSwap is the hashtag to use.

If you would like to be a point of sale for tickets please use the following code from Eventbrite to add to your post.

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For more information or for media tickets, please contact:

xoxo nettaP
Jeannette Arrowood
(347) 455-8232

Purchase tickets to the Fifth NYC Plus Size Clothing Swap on EventBrite.

Donate to Women in Need here. @WINNYC_ORG

Join the New York City Plus Size Clothing Swap group on Facebook.
Join the Plus Size Fashion NYC group on Meetup.
Read the xoxonettaP plus size fashion blog here. @nettaP
Learn more about Honor You here. @HonorYourStyle
Visit and shop at Madison Plus here. @MadisonPlus
Visit and shop at Eddy & Bri here. @eddyandbri
Learn more about PopUpPlus here. @PopUpPlusNY
Read Eryn’s food blog, ugly food tastes better, here.
Learn more about our photographer, Shots by Carrie Lou, here.
Learn more about our venue Katra Lounge here. @KATRALOUNGE


Stylist and Image Consultant, Kendra Porter, teams with Nordstrom Rack for Private Shopping Event

Kendra Porter (www.kendraporter.com), the New York-based stylist and image consultant, is teaming with fashion retailer, Nordstrom Rack, for a private in-store shopping event, entitled Honor Your Style, geared toward the plus size woman on 12/3


PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 29, 2011 –
WHITE PLAINS, NY— November 29, 2011—New York-based stylist and image consultant, Kendra Porter (www.kendraporter.com), is teaming with fashion retailer, Nordstrom Rack, for a private in-store shopping event geared toward the full-figured woman. At this wardrobe event entitled Honor Your Style, guests have an opportunity to shop the store’s new plus size department and receive personal tips from the stylist herself. Honor Your Style takes place at the Nordstrom Rack’s Westchester location (7 City Place in White Plains) on December 3rd from 10 to 1pm.

“There is a vicious cycle when it comes to fashion for women that wear a size14+,” says Kendra.  “Someone once called plus size women the ‘neglected shopper’ and often that is truly the case.  Retailers generally carry a smaller selection of items with limited variety; women unhappy with the limited selection and lack of variety leave stores feeling frustrated wanting more options and in the end retailers believes plus size women aren’t a large enough market.  It is wonderful to see Nordstrom Rack taking a proactive effort to include plus sizes in more of its stores.  This event is to not only to talk fashion but to open up the lines of communication between shopper and retailer so that everyone wins – women give direct feedback while Nordstrom Rack builds stronger relationships with new and existing customers.”

The Nordstrom Rack event caps off a busy week for the plus-size stylista who recently appeared on the Sundance Channel’s new reality show, All On the Line with Joe Zee, where Porter was part of a panel critiquing a designer’s new line. Kendra will be making an appearance at the network’s event in Brooklyn on December 1st.

Trained personally by famed stylist Stacy London (TLC’s What Not to Wear), Kendra Porter is an on-going featured style expert on WGCH’s (1490AM) Fashion Fridays with Tina as part of its Full Figured First Fridays segment. Kendra offers fashion tips and discusses trends for the curvier frame the first Friday of every month.

Honor Your Style will feature makeovers, trend-spotting and tips for looking your best for the holiday season and beyond. To rsvp to the event, visit http://honoryourstylewprack.eventbrite.com/ or email HonorYourStyle_WPRack@kendraporter.com. For press inquiries, please email tamara@nyprdiva.net.


Self described as “ a woman who enjoys great fitting clothes that exude sophistication and style,” Kendra Porter is the founder of Honor You, a personal styling and image consultation company catering to the full figured woman. Personally trained by famed fashion stylist and television personality Stacy London (TLC’s What Not to Wear), Kendra’s mission is to help women honor their size, their shape and themselves by teaching that all sizes are NOT equal. Honor You works one-on-one to help women express the best in themselves inside and out. For more information about Kendra and Honor You, visit http://www.kendraporter.com

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