Singer Nicci Gilbert on her plus-size line
By// Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
“Curvato was inspired by my struggles as a plus-size entertainer,” Nichole “Nicci” Gilbert says of her collection which she debuted at New York’s Full Figured Fashion Week in February. One-third of ’90s R&B girl group Brownstone, Gilbert hit it big in ’95 with the trio’s Grammy-nominated anthem “If You Love Me.” Through it all, the songstress, who explains she has been full-figured her entire life, was battling self-esteem issues. “I got into very unhealthy habits,” she admits to JET. “It wasn’t until I realized that being skinny does not translate into being happy that my passion for making plus-size women feel big, beautiful and sexy was fueled.”
LEARN MORE ABOUT HER LINE AND PHILOSOPHY IN THE CURRENT ISSUE OF JET MAGAZINE.