What a joyous morning it is when you receive an email from BGM Models that links you to a new editorial featuring three stunning beauties. Plus size models Laura Wells, Bree Warren and Kate Hislop look fierce and empowered in the “Ladies of the Manor” editorial, photographed by plus size model and Natalie Wakeling.
Laura, who was in PMM’s February Issue, and is known for her chameleon like ways of transforming in front of the camera, takes center stage as the leader of this pack and brings her two “sisters” into a new sexy “High Society”.
We are absolutely in love with this editorial, everyone did a wonderful job and we hope to see more very soon!
Check out the entire editorial HERE!
Many thanks to BGM Models.
Toccara Jones is featured in the April 2011 issue of Essence Magazine wearing looks from Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Anna Scholz Magashoni, Qristol Frazer Designs, Miss Tina Knowles and more. Photography by Wendy Hope , hair by Bradley Irion and make up by Kyriaki Savrani.
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Apparently there is a new study that suggest that banning size 0 models from the runway will backfire on society, and they also claim that having larger models will increase obesity in Western society.
I find it interesting that no one is speaking about skinny size 0 models encouraging anorexia. Models, whose bodies reject being so thin, begin to do extreme things like eat salad and peanuts all day. They work out 2 and three times a day and chain smoke, in order to try and chase away the hunger. Why is this not a study we are reading about?
Boyfriend blazer has been a safe “Must-Have item throughout the year 2010 and this success continues.Carmakoma have made a blazer, available in a super delicious and exclusive Soft rose hue, which gives blazer a feminine look. The many details that makes this jacket unique. Details like classic suit details, including paspellommer, slit back and a simple collar.
PLUS Model Magazines receives hundreds of inquiries per month from aspiring models asking for a break, advice and some, wish for a magic pill on “how to become a model” or take their career to the next level.
We always take a look at your pictures, the information you have sent us, and take it into consideration when responding.
In this months issue, we decided to give you the Top 12 Modeling Tips in an effort to jump start your New Year!
1) Research the industry before committing time and money. Be realistic about the type of modeling you are best suited for.
2) Practice! Practice! Practice! You may want to be a model, but CAN you model? If you only have one facial expression, and feel best with your hands on your hips, it’s best for you to continue practicing and testing.
3) Know the terms… Testing, models bag, hair and makeup ready.
4) Network – sometimes it’s about being at the right place, at the right time. Always look professional at events; you never know who is watching.
5) Look like a model – by this we mean.. take care of the dandruff, skin and nails. Your teeth should not be yellow, or have gold caps. Your hair color should look natural, bright colored highlights are a no-no. Your nails – natural, not long and curved. Exercise! Yes, plus size models DO work out.
6) Be conscious about the pictures you put online. Overly sexual pictures should be private and not posted on public social networking sites.
7) Know the types of pictures that are appropriate to send to prospective clients. Pictures with your friends, cell phone, naked or almost nude, license or other forms of government I.D. are not acceptable.
8) When approaching a prospective client, use a general email address. An email address with curses or sexual overtones is not professional.
9) Learn to walk in heels. You should be able to look comfortable in two inch heels.
10) What you status can haunt you… what you write on the internet can scare away prospective clients.
11) Girls love to chat, but gossip is deadly! Appreciate the industry you are trying to get into and keep the negative chatter to a minimum or with friends who are NOT in the industry.
12) Spell Check! Clients, agencies or anyone you are approaching, do not expect you to have perfect grammar, but they do expect you to write in complete sentences and use “spell check”.
For more modeling tips go to PLUS- Model- Mag.com
Imagine a work shop with three industry leaders who will be able to answer all of your questions, give you examples and show you the plus size modeling industry from the inside? Project Curves is making it possible for you! Visit www.fffweek.com to register today!
A floral print is beautifully combined with circle-patterned jacquard atop a modern shift with delicate silvertone beadwork trimming the pleated front neckline. Tiered ruffles form the cap sleeves.
Although the United States recession is no longer making headlines, the economy is still not where it was before it began to take a nose dive. Plus size clothing always seems to be a little pricey because of the use of fabric, yet we still have brands like Just My Size and Miss Tina offering bargain prices to the masses through Walmart/Walmart online and of courseForever 21+ who seems to keep their prices very low and market to the plus size junior market.
The topic of price is always something people speak with us about and I would love to know where you stand as a plus size consumer.
1) Do you only bargain shop?
2) What is your ideal price range for tops, pants and dresses?
3) Do you only shop online or in-store and online?
4) Do you like shopping at Boutiques, for better bargains on specialty items?
5) Would you pay above your range, for a good fitting and well made garment?
5) Do you shop overseas for plus size clothing you feel you can’t find in the US?
6) What brands do you shop the most and why?
7) What comments do you wish brands, designers and boutique’s to know about your shopping experience and what you are looking for?
Flowers are in Bloom, and just in time for this wonderful, and sometimes, unpredictable weather. Whether your pairing up with leggings, adding a cardigan and big hoop earrings or going to the beach, flower prints are back in a big way. Dresses and bathing suits are really popular right now in bright colored flower patterns – it’s going to be a great summer to experiment with prints if you have been shy in the past. Go ahead and try it!
Go to PLUS -Model-Mag.com for more floral looks.
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Featuring a square neckline, a fitted waist, an A-line skirt, an exposed back zip fastening and an all-over bold variegated stripe design.
Ladies, get ready for some glamorous lingerie.
“Just signed a new lingerie deal!!! Glam underpinnings in XS to plus-sizes! Launching in Australia, then going global shortly after. Excited!”
Dita signed a global deal with lime door brands to become co-owner of several of it brands.
The first collection will feature lingerie ranging from XS sizes to an E-cup! Dita reveals about the partnership:
“I love lingerie that fits well and is also beautiful, bringing function together with glamour and sensuality. I am especially excited to be designing lingerie with a vast sizing range so that women of all shapes and sizes can have a beautiful, sensual lingerie wardrobe that suits their body type. Indulging in elegant lingerie isn’t about the seduction of another person, it’s about seducing yourself first and embracing womanhood and femininity.”
Hopes later on are to introduce a range of dresses and other goodies. The collection will launch in Australia this year and in the UK next year.
That all sounds great, but when will it come to the US?!?
The beautiful and talented Hayley Hasselhoff looks fresh and “curvasciously” confident modeling for clothing brand Style 369. Style 369 sells clothing in sizes 14 – 26 in the UK. We are totally loving the picture of Hayley in the opening page of the website. Red lips, contoured cheeks and this pose really draws you in. In the collection, we see patterned maxi’s and a mixture of classic dresses with a young and trendy feel.
Check out the rest of the collection at www.style369.com
We are having a great discussion on the PLUS Model Magazine Facebook Fanpage about plus size models not wanting to be called PLUS SIZE MODELS anymore.
Weigh in and let us know if it matters, or are you offended that plus size models are getting smaller and smaller and now they don’t want to be called “plus size”.
The Fashion Front (formally the Curvy Collective), serves as the full figured fashion force at the frontlines of Full Figured Fashion Week- bringing the latest news, perspective, and exclusive access to FFFWeek™. Comprising of an eclectic mix of the plus size fashion community’s leading bloggers whose unique voice and position within the community is both recognized and respected, The Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™was created by plus size fashion bloggers, Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista and Johara Tucker of Luvin’ My Curves.
With over 60+ applications, The Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™ comprises 13 bloggers. From plus size fashion experts, stylists, outfit bloggers, femme fashionistas, bargain shoppers to the luxe fashion fanatics, The Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week™ showcases and celebrates the diversity in plus size fashion with those whose voice and perspective is dominant throughout the community.
Go to PLUS Model Magazine’s Blog to see if your favorite curvy blogger is attending!
A layer of draped tulle lends a sultry feel to this alluring printed dress from Tadashi Shoji Plus.
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“The big news in fashion today is that Elle France has released a second edition of “Special Rondes“, with the cover model for this issue being Robyn Lawley. Shot in February, this issue is going to feature a massive editorial as well as interviews and additional fashion pages devoted to larger sizes.In a collaboration with the lovely Pippa of Runway Revolution we are happy to be able to offer this issue for sale via the RunwayRevolutionMagshop!! This issue is only on newstands for one week in France, so order now SO YOU DON’T MISS OUT!” Quote from Pippa.
Featuring a floral print this tunic is a must this season. Offering short frill sleeves, a tie back, shirred waist and a small keyhole back. Team with leggings for a stylish look this season.
PLUS Model Magazine’s client is looking for a plus size woman looking to perk up her wardrobe for a makeover video.
Please send us your name, email address, picture and size.
Check Out More of Reah’s Style File in the April Issue of PLUS Model Magazine.
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Every season, we are bombarded left, right and centre with fabulous new trends straight off the runways. It can sometimes be overwhelming and intimidating to take the plunge and incorporate them into our existing wardrobes. Last fall we experienced the military trend in full force, and for the current spring and summer seasons it has definitely resurfaced in a major way and in fresh new styles and silhouettes.
The key to wearing any current fashion trend is to choose silhouettes within that trend that are flattering to your body type, and pieces that speak to your personal style aesthetic. Not every piece is right for everyone, and integrating them into your wardrobe does not necessarily mean creating an entire head-to-toe look, but instead, choosing items with colors and details that speak to those trends. This is a fabulous way to stay on point with fashion without overdoing it or compromising your personal style. Wear the trend; do not let the trend wear you!
Visit Evans blog – “Fashion Fix” for more ways to wear the military trend.