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Plus Size Designer Gives Back

Kiyonna & Reveal

Anaheim, CA – February 12, 2014 –Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Surprisingly, every 9 seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten and 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.

Plus-sized clothing retailer Kiyonna Clothing, Inc. does not want victims of such heinous crimes to suffer any more than they already have. Therefore, Kiyonna has partnered with Reveal NYC to help celebrate the beauty and dignity of women survivors of domestic violence in their annual Valentine’s Day Makeover Event. According to the President and Passionate Founder of Kiyonna, Kim Khanbeigi, “We’re in the business of making women feel amazing. What better way to do this than by partnering with Reveal for this event”.

Catherine Ngai, Reveal NYC president, had the following words regarding the Reveal event and Kiyonna’s partnership:

“For the last eight years, Reveal NYC has worked with prominent shelters across New York City to hold an annual Valentine’s Day Makeover Event. Thanks to generous donations from corporate sponsors, including Kiyonna, we are able to celebrate and restore the beauty and dignity of women healing from domestic violence by providing full makeovers and new wardrobes during the event. Not only do we see external makeovers, but these makeovers eventually lead to beautiful internal transformations.”

Reveal’s Valentine’s Day Event is an unforgettable extravagant makeover experience that allows women to be uniquely themselves. The women receive full makeovers including hair, make-up, massage therapy, and a new wardrobe, as well as receive the self-less love of the many volunteers that gift their time, talent and resources. Reveal’s Monthly Workshops teach and inform women on beauty practices and life skills. This includes information on health, nutrition, interview presentation and fitness instruction. Through these two program activities 100+ women are served annually.

As a Reveal NYC sponsor, Kiyonna™ apparel has been donated to help make these women feel beautiful on this very special day. Kiyonna™ urges other retailers to help celebrate the beauty and dignity of women survivors of domestic violence. Valentine’s Day is not only a time to celebrate the beauty of those around you, but also those who have been victimized by domestic violence. For more information on how to donate to Reveal NYC, please visit their Facebook page.

About Kiyonna A leader in the plus size clothing industry, Kiyonna has styled curvy women with its collection of contemporary plus size dresses and separates since 1996. This modern yet feminine label offers styles exclusively in sizes 0x-5x. These well-edited silhouettes can be found online and in specialty plus size clothing stores across the country and beyond. The Company is passionate and proud to boast that 100% of its collection is made ethically in the U.S.A. From plus size special occasion dresses to casual chic separates, Kiyonna’s focus is to create fashion-forward styles that flatter a woman’s curves. For additional information about Kiyonna and this press release, contact Evania or visit Contact: Evania Lee 1315 N. Brasher St. Anaheim Hills, California 92807 888.549.6662 714.956.5588


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