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SLiNK, a self-identified plus-size magazine from across the pond that debuted a little over a year ago, just published a very unique cover and inside editorial. It’s all shot in 3D, and comes with a free pair of 3D glasses so those curvy-licious looks jump right off the page. How cool is that?!
Kelly Osbourne‘s dabbled in design before, and now, the (currently) purple-haired celeb is branching out to do her own line.
You might remember Aussie plus-size model Robyn Lawley from that captivating cover of Vogue Italia and from Vogue Australia’s first-ever plus-size spread. Now, her out-of-this world curves have landed her in a campaign for British lingerie brand Boux Avenue.
Ah, 1919. The year the League of Nations was founded, prohibition was instituted, and women were given the right to vote. Also, apparently, the year obesity came “into its own.”
If you haven’t seen Bridesmaids yet, then you won’t know that actress Melissa McCarthy basically stole the show right out from under her co-stars. And now that she’s made millions of people laugh their faces off (and won an Emmy for her efforts in the TV show Mike and Molly), she’s going to address something she’s been thinking about since she was a kid: plus-sized clothing.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you’ve probably heard of flash-sale sites like the Gilt Group and Rue La La, which allow savvy shoppers to score Miu Miu star-print shifts and Proenza Schouler tie-dye tees without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, those shifts and tees rarely come in any sizes above a 10. But now, with the advent of Clique to Know, the plus size population also has an opportunity to score cheap, coveted finds.
On the heels of last year’s success, the third annual Full Figured Fashion Week is returning to New York. Beginning on June 16, international designers specializing in sizes 12+ will debut their designs in a whirlwind of presentations spanning three days.
If you asked us to list off the top of our heads as many names of working straight size models as we know, we’d be sitting here for a really long time. If you asked us to do the same with plus size models, we’d list Crystal Renn, Tara Lynn, Tocarra Jones from America’s Next Top Model, and… that’s it. But thanks to this month’s Vogue Italia and the following video courtesy of Ford Models, we can now add brunette beauty Candice Huffine to that list.
We’ve said it once (well, we’ve said it a million times), and we’ll say it again: fashion houses design with only one size in mind. And that size is thin and of average height. A piece in tomorrow’s LA Times lays out a new list of excuses for why designers don’t design clothes for plus-sized women. And it’s every bit as infuriating as you would expect.
Two years ago, Whitney Thompson won America’s Next Top Model. While this would be a very cool accomplishment for anyone, it was especially awesome that Thompson won while being branded “plus size,” making her the first plus size model to take the ANTM crown. We love Thompson’s real talk, so we excerpted some of her interview with Sunny Gold over at the Huffington Post.
There probably couldn’t be a worse time to launch a print magazine, but new UK fashion glossy Just As Beautiful is right on time. It’s the first magazine in that country to focus specifically on women of a larger size, and its editors are serious about their dedication to women who don’t fit the fashion-model mold.
Elena Miroglio‘s plus-sized label has kicked off Milan Fashion Week every year for the last five years, but Agence France Press reports the presentation for her spring 2011 collection was excluded from this week’s official program. Why?
We’re used to hearing Penélope Cruz‘s name in conjunction with great films and stunning photo shoots. But in a recent interview with The Daily Mail, Cruz opened up a little more than usual, talking about her relationship with Javier Bardem, and most interestingly, about her feelings on media directed at teens.
In case you missed it, designer cum reality TV judge Julien Macdonald created a mini stir when he took it upon himself to promote the new UK version of Top Model by slamming plus sized models. In a recent interview Macdonald said he planned to take his duties as one of the show’s scouts seriously–meaning [...]
On Thursday night, Marie Claire’s editor in chief Joanna Coles taught a class for the Learning Annex. She dished the dirt with designer Narciso Rodriguez, confirmed that the magazine was indeed partaking in another reality television show, and gushed about a new edition to Marie Claire’s masthead.
ot on the heels of French Glamour’s recent feature of real plus sized women, French Marie Claire has gone and upped the ante — or is that the panty? — with a smoking hot spread of their own.
Well, this is interesting. After all the hullaballoo yesterday (and this morning!) over Glamour’s June swimsuit issue featuring plus-size model Crystal Renn, Victoria’s Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio, S.I. Swimsuit Issue covergirl Brooklyn Decker on the front, it turns out that Glamour’s francophone counterpart has gone and done something relatively novel: they’ve featured regular, plus-size people wearing fashionable, plus-size clothing in a four-page spread in the magazine.
In an interview with the AAP, Dore pronounced the hype around plus size modeling a farce and a gimmick. But before you get up in arms about Dore’s position, why not heed her advice and start thinking constructively.
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz guest-edited the May issue of French Vogue and besides styling the cover stars in Gap, she dedicated some space inside the mag to celebrating plus-size model Crystal Renn. Warning: it’s very NSFW.