Three years ago I had the pleasure of meeting LaKrisha Joseph-Baker, brainchild behind plus clothing brand Lavender's Jungle. I was immediately drawn to her designs because of the broad range of her aesthetics. From club clothes to formal wear and everything in between, Lavender’s Jungle had a little something for every taste.
Before actually I met LaKrisha, my friends at Twelve 24 Boutique emailed me some of the pieces they were considering for the boutique and one piece in particular caught my eye. As you already know, I have a slight obsession with skirts, but what you didn’t know is that this obsession was fueled because of a beautiful, ruby red, Lavender's Jungle ball skirt.
Never had I seen anything so phenomenal for a plus size woman at such an attainable price point. At that very moment, I knew that I had to have it. One Saturday at the boutique, LaKrisha took my measurements and custom made my fabulous skirt. As if having a designer customize something for me wasn’t fabulous enough, I also could confidently wear this skirt knowing that after me, no one else would have one. Only the original, which was purchased by a fellow blogger, and mine would be the only two in existence. How cool is that?
With such a successful introductory collection under her belt, LaKrisha has continued to weave herself into the fiber of the plus size community. Her pieces have been spotted on top industry models and officials and she has graced the runways both here and in New York. This Saturday, however, LaKrisha will be taking the reigns and producing one of the largest Atlanta plus size fashion shows of all time.
The Fashion Playhouse, a philanthropic night of fashion, will take place at the Porter Sanford Performing Art Center in Decatur. Elite and esteemed members of the fashion community will view 5 different collections from Lavender’s Jungle with over 50 garments being showcased. VIP tickets sold out in a matter of days, but you can still get in on the action by clicking here to pre-purchase general admission tickets for $25. The ticket price will go to $35 at the door and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to ARTportunity Knocks, a non profit foundation that empowers youth to excel in Positive Arts Self-Expression (P.A.S.E.), Education and Community Service.
This show will be epic and I really hope to see you there. I encourage all of you to step out of ordinary and into the the extraordinary world of Lavender’s Jungle!
<3 Parker S.