Diana Z from ANTM 8 Modeling in Skorch Magazine's Rock the Runways

Skorch Magazine is bringing the hottest in plus model talent to Portland, Ore. for the 2nd Annual Rock the Runways. Featuring: Diana Z - ANTM 8; Maggie Brown - Tyra Show Thick 'n Sexy Model Winner; Rasha Spindel-Chapman - The Biggest Loser; Kristina Z from Z100 and former DJ of Jammin 95, and more.

Portland, OR, July 17, 2007 --(PR.com)-- It’s a collision of rock music and the hottest straight size and plus size fashion in the United States. Portland’s own, Skorch Magazine, along with Semper Fashion, is ready to make the runway sizzle with "Rock the Runways," a Rock n Roll Party and Fashion Show. Making its debut in Portland’s mainstream fashion event is a plus fashion segment, produced by Skorch Magazine, a fashion e-zine that caters to plus-size women who love fashion and beauty.

The party and fashion show will fill up three levels of the hottest space in Portland. "Rock the Runways," sponsored by Semper Fashion and SKORCHmagazine.com is hitting Portland, Friday, July 20, 2007. This event will open at 7pm with the sickest local rock bands pumping energy in the 1000+ partiers expected to attend the baddest event of the year. In previous years this fashion show has been over sold, over packed, and over the top.

Skorch Magazine, founded by Portland locals Carrie Woomer and Jessica Reese, has taken the plus size fashion industry by storm. Launched in September of 2006, the Portland based virtual magazine Skorch, has made a huge impact not only in plus size industry, but the fashion industry as a whole. Skorch Magazine offers trendy plus-size fashion to the 20-something woman. Woomer and Reese have their vision set on another aspect of fashion, the runway. The ladies of Skorch Magazine are producing the first ever plus size segment in "Rock the Runways," a Rock n Roll Party & Fashion Show.

The fashion show will be featuring Portland’s hottest cutting edge hair, makeup, and rock and roll inspired fashions. The Rock n Roll Fashion Show and Party along with Skorch Magazine are heating up the Portland Area with local trendsetters in the fashion industry.

“The Venue,” located at 2808 NE MLK Blvd., Portland, Ore. is the host for this exclusive summer party that will rock the City of Portland all night long. The rock and Roll party and Fashion Show will feature live local bands, fashion trendsetters, and three fashion shows featuring straight and plus size fashion for the night. The model roster includes some of the biggest names in the plus model industry, see www.myspace.com/skorchinevents for full model roster:
Diana Zalewski-Plus Model, Contestant on
America’s Next Top Model Cycle 8 (2007)

Ivory May-International Model/Actress
-Target, Lands’ End, and on the runway for Tommy Hilfiger
Jamil Kali-Plus Model
-Torrid sporting Baby Phat, Kmart, and Latina Magazine
Kristina Z-Plus Model/local Radio DJ
-Airwaves for Z100, Jammin 95, Torrid Runway, and Miss America Elite 2005
Maggie Brown-Plus Model
-Winner of Tyra Banks “Thick & Sexy” model competition, and Torrid
Rasha Spindel-Chapman/Plus Model
-“The Biggest Loser,” Couple Edition, January Covergirl for Skorch Magazine

General admission is $20 or $15 with a can of food and will include entrance to the main level & 2nd level entertainment and fashion shows.

Skorch VIP section is $35 and will be hosted on the 3rd floor roof-top terrace overlooking Portland and will include complimentary dinner, dessert, drinks and an extended Skorch VIP Fashion show. Skorch VIP section tickets are limited; email todfoulk@msn.com to get on the VIP list.

SKORCHMagazine.com’s mission:

To illustrate the beauty and glamour of women sizes 12-26+ who know that the world is their catwalk. SKORCHMagazine.com is here to change how women view themselves, and how they allow others to treat them. SKORCHMagazine.com offers a virtual online magazine, filled with articles, images, tips, bargains, events, and more, that is packed with depth, humor and relevance.

Skorch Magazine. It’s you.

For more information about SKORCHMagazine.com visit
www.skorchmagazine.com or www.myspace.com/skorchmagazine.

For more information on the Rock and Roll Party & Fashion Show visit
www.myspace.com/skorchinevents or www.myspace.com/pdxrnrv2.

Interviews will be granted.
Photo Opportunity.

Skorch Magazine
Jessica Reese
Co-Founder & President
Skorch Inc.