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Jodell Raymond
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  • Rochester, NY
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Where do you live? (country or state)
New York
Do you work in the fashion industry?
I work in fashion
About Me
In late 2007, I launched www.Blackcatplus.com, my plus size contemporary web clothing boutique for women who wear sizes 14W-24W. As an international trainer and speaker on women’s leadership and workplace gender issues, I created my e-boutique which caters to women who want to wear contemporary, stylish clothing. As a working professional, and a Size 18, I spent considerable time and effort trying to find clothes which have an up-to-date, professional look. In my search, I found that what the department stores offered did not meet my expectations. Out of that frustration came the inspiration to open a web clothing boutique so that other plus size women did not have to work so hard to find clothes which reflected current styles and were life style and age appropriate. My primary objective was to find clothing that one would not see in a large department store, and provide a more distinct offering which reflects the lifestyles of her customers.
In every city where I had speaking engagements I was always on a mission to find plus size clothing stores where I could shop. There were many times while I was doing presentations that I thought the women were talking about me. They were! They wanted to know where I got my clothes or wanted to ask me style questions after the presentation or training session. I decided to start my own business after I sold a suit off my back to a woman who attended one of my sessions. She needed it for a big presentation of her own the next day and she did not have time to go out and shop.

Most recently, we added the local (Rochester, NY) show room so that we can have the ability to test styles and get opinions of customers and translate it to a larger market. Because of our dual focus, we can do a lot of the leg work for today's busy woman and find styles with a fit that works well on the various body types of plus size women.

I also host a monthly radio program on BlogTalkRadio.com (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blackcatplusradio) which airs on the second Wednesday of each month. A Radio-Television major who worked in Radio and Cable Television, I am excited to return to my roots and work with this new medium to reach a broader audience. Black Cat Plus Radio will feature interviews with plus size designers, stylists, models, and fitness and lifestyle experts.

You can also find Black Cat Plus updates and site only specials on social networking sites Twitter (https://twitter.com/blackcatplus) and at its fan page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwblackcatpluscom/112288109872).

Black Cat Plus offers contemporary and stylish selections from brands including, Svoboda, Kiyonna, Sienna Rose, Comfy USA, Fenini, Simply Silk, and Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, as well as Canadian Designer Linda Lundstrom, Diane Kennedy, Neon Buddha and Pure & Co. Black Cat Plus showroom/boutique is located in Rochester, NY at 2171 Monroe Ave.
Fashion Industry Experience
I worked in retail when I was in college. I am also a former Sr. Sales Director for a major cosmetics company.
What is your favorite fashion website? (list the WEBSITE address)
http://www.blackcatplus.com
Gender
Female
Age
Over 18
What is hot in fashion this year?
Distressed denim and denim with a bit of detailing, wrap dresses, easy wear and easy care fabrics that can be carried forward from season to season and day to evening, prints that are works of art, and yoga wear that is not just for yoga.

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At 2:13pm on July 7, 2010, FullyChic said…
I live reside in both Las Vegas and in the Silcon Valley but Vegas is awesome however it lacks plus size clothing. :)
At 2:35pm on July 6, 2010, FullyChic said…
Thank you for the add, btw great site!
At 11:43am on July 28, 2009, Selva kumar K said…
Dear Jodell Raymond....

Thanks for your reply & comments.
Regards / Selva
At 11:07am on July 28, 2009, Lyz said…
Love what you are doing - and love Black Cat Plus website. I sort of found the same thing when researching adaptive clothing - nothing fashionable out there. So I launched Versa AccessWear in February...bring fashion to women with limited physical mobility. Good luck to you!
Best,
Liz
At 7:01am on July 28, 2009, Apparel1 said…
Welcome to the fashion industry network.

If you visit the Groups section (you can find link to the groups section at the top of this page), you may find some groups of interest to you.

If you have any questions regarding this fashion network, please let me know.
At 1:15am on July 28, 2009, Selva kumar K said…
Hi......

This is Selva (Mr.) from India, working in the Fashion Industry for the past two decades.I am very much interested to add you as my friend.I wish to help fashion members and use members to to develop ourselves.

Now we can help each other by providing details of commercial opportunities available in our areas. We can also share the benefits and grow our friendship very strongly. Please let me know and also ask for any help.

I am eagerly expecting your reply to proceed further.

Regards / Selva

Selvakumar K
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