Style Diary: Queen Latifah At The 67th Emmy’s – Behind The Scenes For Curve Appeal

67th-Emmy-Awards-Poster-681x383 The 67th Emmy Awards ceremony was historically diverse and the fashion did not disappoint. I had the pleasure of dressing Queen Latifah as a nominated performer.  The planning started as far back as June, from working with designers and painstakingly choosing the right gown to the selection of the foundation garment that complimented her curves. Finally, diamonds that sparkle and the perfect shoes and handbag.
Dress: George Chakra
Purse: Rauwolf
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Diamonds: D’Orazio + Associates
Hair: Ursula
Makeup: Sam Fine
After over 15 years of red carpet glamour this day was much different than any other because it marked the first segment taping for my new television show “Curve Appeal” (working title). In addition to making sure everything was on point for longtime client Queen Latifah’s arrival. I had to make sure to hit my mark in front of the camera talking chic and curvy fashion. My day was a bit mind-blowing and unforgettable. 
In a very short time I’ll be bringing you lots of sophisticated style inspiration that celebrates curves from size 16 and beyond!


The Work: Queen Latifah – The Boss Lady Variety Cover


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The Variety Cover was shot at the Flava Unit Offices in Los Angeles.
My approach for the story was Modern, Sleek and Effortless. This is daytime POWER SUITING at its best!!!!!!!!!
Cover look:
2 piece window pane suit by ESCADA
Inside look:
White Top by ESCADA
Slacks by: Lafayette148
Shoes by: Jimmy Choo,
Photography: Robert Maxwell
Stylist: Timothy Snell
Hair: Iasia Merriweather
Makeup: D’andre Michael


Style Diary: Timothy Snell + The Torrid Model Search 2015


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The Torrid Model Search was such an unforgettable experience, over 800 women came for the opportunity to be chosen as a model with the brand.  What an amazing day and a pleasure to work with the beautiful and curvy model Lornalitz to encourage the ladies, celebrate the event and hangout with the Torrid team.
I met so many amazing women who were confident, outrageous, hopeful, nervous, beautiful, funny and intelligent. It was so exciting to see so many hopefuls packed inside the store ready to learn about Torrid’s 2015 denim collection and two lucky winners received a head to toe makeover with me.
Torrid has one of the most extensive collections of fashionable denim for the curvy body on the market, from washes and treatments to dyes and cuts with a fab fit. The ladies weren’t just shopping for denim but putting together complete outfits from underpinnings to tops, jackets and dresses, jewelry to shoes and handbags.


Timothy Snell, Guest Designer @ Torrid: The Fall 2015 Denim Collection


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Torrid is a “go to” brand for curvy ladies to find quality denim designed to fit their curves. This was my opportunity to meet the team behind the fit, the style and the quality of the hugely popular denim line.

The reason behind the great fit of the Torrid jean is the painstaking effort of the design and production teams to address the needs of the curvy body with style.

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By the end of the day I had thoroughly enjoyed myself with the gracious staff, connected with the fans and took a “Torrid Selfie” against their wall.


Check out the new 2015 Denim Collection at


Press: The A- Z Of Plus Size: Slink Magazine – Timothy Snell


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I have the pleasure of being featured in the Summer issue of Slink magazine.

Every curvy lady should get their slink on! Slink is a UK based publication that features fashion, curves in the news and lifestyle resources for the plus-size/curvy community. Case in point, their “The A – Z Of Plus Size” feature.Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 7.13.11 PM

And my trend picks for the season…

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Beautiful curvy models grace the pages of Slink with tons of style inspiration. You can check out the complete A-Z list when the issue hits stands in the U.S. the week of June 14th or can be purchased online at:

Reprint courtesy of Slink Magazine

Press: Timothy Snell Feature – StyleBlazer, May 2015


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11156209_10152922428777833_7187882890657806161_nI had the pleasure of being interviewed by Anna Quintana for the online fashion magazine StyleBlazer . We spoke about styling my celebrity clients, my expertise in the curvy/plus-size market and the upcoming launch of my new show “Curve Appeal”.

I have a curvy sister and she has curvy friends,” Snell said. “When I would shop with her I would get so disgusted and upset. If you walk through department stores, you probably see 2,000 different collections for different designers and then you go upstairs and its dismal in the plus size department.

First thing you need to learn your body. Learn your body, and when you shop, shop for the largest part of your body, so that particular garment will hang with ease in that area, and then you tailor back everything else to fit you properly.

“Curve Appeal” Coming Soon To The BET Network!


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I took a plane to the big Apple to begin a new chapter in my life!

It has been my mission to change the plus-size/curvy landscape in fashion for quite some time. I’m very excited to announce that I will be the host and Co-Executive Producer of “Curve Appeal” a new television series for the BET Network. The official announcement was made in New York this month to an industry audience by Queen Latifah.

“Curve Appeal” is a tremendous opportunity for me to showcase women with curves and share my expertise for chic, sophisticated style from designer brands to affordable brands.

“Curve Appeal” is slated to air in 2015!




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I believe every woman is empowered by discovering her own personal style. I enjoy having fun with style so for the Queen Latifah Show, I went out in search of a lady in need of a Jeantervention.

Shopping for the perfect jean can be extremely daunting but it doesn’t have to be. On this segment of the show I featured audience member Jeantervention makeovers that prove what that right fit for your curves can do.


1 Hour Style Secrets Special with Timothy Snell + Queen Latifah


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Tim, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else do what we’ve done on The Queen Latifah Show, which is show two women side by side…I think we should all be able to look as beautiful as we want to… – Queen Latifah

For two seasons I’ve presented Modern Curves, Modern Style segments for the Queen Latifah show. My goal is to show women that they can achieve great style whether they’re size 2 or 22. I was excited and honored to sit with Queen and spend an hour enjoying a behind the scenes look at her style and fashion segments from the series.

(Behind The Scenes – Queen Latifah Style Closet)



The Queen Latifah Show: Surprise Makeovers with Timothy Snell

Change necessitates growth.

Screen Shot 2014-11-04 at 2.41.58 AMFor a surprise makeover segment on the Queen Latifah Show, I along with Ken Paves (hair design) created modern updates for two lucky audience members and surprised a very excited fan at her home.



Costume Design: The Queen Latifah Halloween Show 2014 – “Maleficent”


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Preparing for this season’s Halloween episode was a labor of love for me. I was very excited that Queen Latifah wanted to be Disney’s “Maleficent” for the show. I loved the movie and it was a pleasure to dive into such an extraordinary and unique costume.


The Mother Plucker Feather Company painstakingly constructed the wings based on my design. The finished wings spanned approximately 6ft high by 8ft wide. It took several days and the finished product was so massive it had to be delivered directly to the stage.

635503377615840108-Halloween-Queen-LatifahI designed the gown to compliment the wings with a combination of leather, silk, exotic feathers and the sculpted headdress. It took my three assistants and myself to secure the wings onto her.

Every bit of effort was worth it to see how much she enjoyed herself in the costume.





Style Secrets on The Queen Latifah Show: Fall/Winter Trends 2014


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Summer seemed to end so quickly and now it’s time to get your fashion closet ready for Fall. Take a look at my Modern Curves, Modern Style Secrets from the Queen Latifah show to create a chic effortless look for ladies of every size.



Press: Curve Appeal – Essence November 2014


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I am very excited about being featured in the November 2014 issue of Essence Magazine. My collaboration with the magazine spans many years and this issue is a dream come true for me.

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Guest editor, Queen Latifah discusses her latest projects wearing chic and sophisticated pieces by designers including Lafayette 148, Escada and Alexander McQueen. Check these features and more fall trends Curvy Ladies in the November issue of Essence on stands October 9th.

* On cover – Lafayette 148 Dress, Patricia Von Musullin earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet



Press: Costume Designer’s Guild – Spotlight On Timothy Snell


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Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 1.53.14 PMI was honored to be profiled by journalist Valli Herman for The Costume Designers Guild.


(click on link to view complete article)

I think Queen Latifah and I are such a good pair because the show gives me an opportunity to dress her in current and modern clothing,” Snell said. “Women want to know how she does it and where she gets it. And she has no apologies for being a size-16 woman. That is part of her brand.


It’s nice to work and do something you love and change ideals of how women should be looked at,” he said. “The curvy market has changed, but not as much as it needs. I’m working on that.


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