Hey There!!! Are you ready for more vendor news? The 2018 TCFStyle Expo is coming August 11th & 12th to the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The event will be packed with fashion, panels, fun, and shopping! You know like… A lot of shopping. A bunch of shopping. Did you tell you there will be shopping? For weeks now we’ve been bringing you all the latest news about the 2018 TCFStyle Expo and there’s still more!! Today we are happy to welcome back one of our favorite plus size graphic tee and apparel vendors, Feminine Funk! Making statements all summer, Feminine Funk is known for their bold and graphic tees, and we love it!
Ready to get to know Feminine Funk?
Meet Feminine Funk
Years In Business
What type of business?
Apparel / Accessories
What is the story behind your brand?
Feminine Funk is a t-shirt brand created by mother and wife, Nicole Grier. She vowed to create honest and bold pieces that reflect the beautiful, powerful women she encountered on a daily basis but didn’t see represented in other clothing lines. Feminine Funk is a brand built to represent the confident and free-spirited women of the world. We celebrate women fueled by self-love, self-acceptance, and self-empowerment with delightfully bold designs and great quality items.
Why this focus?
We believe in the power of self -love! When you no longer care what others think about you and accept yourself as you are, the magic starts to happen! This is why we choose such empowering messages for our t-shirts. We want women to be constantly reminded that they are beautiful no matter what.
What inspired you to get into fashion?
Fashion has been a huge part of my life for as long as I remember. You can take two people wearing the same pair of pants and the same shirt, for example, and both will wear it in their unique way. What’s not to be inspired about the freedom of self-expression!
Are you self-taught/passion driven or did you go to school for this?
Self-taught and passion-driven
What or Who is your style/design inspiration?
There is no one person or thing that we are inspired by because there is so much inspiration in this world. However, I will say that Feminine Funk loves a woman who is unapologetic about who she is. There is something to be said about a fierce, carefree, free-spirited woman who is living and loving in her truth.
What has been the biggest success of your brand, to date?
We have had several successes throughout the years. From being worn by fashion influencers and celebrities to being offered to sell our t-shirts to big box stores. However, one of our biggest moments was when we were featured on YAHOO STYLE for our “She loved herself” design. We were amazed by the amazing feedback it got from women across the world. That t-shirt speaks to the souls of women and has become a customer favorite.
What would be one of the biggest style myths in Plus Size or Big & Tall Fashion?
I am happy to see that many of the plus size style myths have been debunked.
For a long time, we were told that our bodies weren’t made for and shouldn’t be seen in certain clothing. However, I am now seeing so many changes in just a few years. There was a time when plus size clothing wasn’t fun, trendy or hip because for so long the myths were that we couldn’t wear certain things. We couldn’t show off our tummies, arms, booties, thighs, etc. The truth is that ALL bodies are beautiful. There are so many brands that create all of the things we were once told we couldn’t/shouldn’t wear…anything from sexy lingerie to crop tops, and it’s absolutely beautiful!
How do you think the plus size industry has grown over the years?
Five simple words: WE CAN BUY BIKINIS!!! (YAAASSSS!!!)
Have you attended or vended at the expo before? If not, tell us your past experiences, if so, let us know what you are looking forward to!
We attended the TCF EXPO last year. It was an amazing experience. Since our business is mainly based online, it’s always nice to see our customers face to face. We love our customers and appreciate the feedback and love we receive from them at events. We are so thankful that Marie created a space for plus size online retailers to come face to face with their customers. The positive energy, great music, and customer love is something that we are looking forward to again. OH and the FASHION SHOW!
What can the attendees of the TCFStyle Expo look forward to seeing from you?
We plan on bringing all of the customer favorites, and we have a couple of surprises up our sleeve as well!!
You can reach Team Feminine Funk online at FeminineFunk.com
And on Facebook Twitter and Instagram are all @femininefunk.
As each day progresses, we have shared the deets on some of the many shops and businesses making their way to Atlanta next month. What shops got you hyped? Any surprises? Ready to shop??