Archives for : February2011

Picture of the Week – 2/28/2011

Anansa Sims for Essence magazinePhoto: Essence Magazine

Anansa Sims is definitely rocking her curves in a traffic stopping look.  Although Ms. Sims is the daughter of the legendary supermodel Beverly Johnson,  she is blazing her own trail in the fashion industry.  She was recently seen in the “nude issue” of Glamour magazine featuring several of her well known plus size colleagues.

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PLUS Model Magazine / City Chic Model Search Winner Announced

Nicole Esperanza

Nicole Esperanza was named the winner of the PLUS Model Magazine/City Chic Model Search.  Ms. Esperanza  will be flown to NYC for a shoot with PLUS Model Magazine and her images will be seen on the City Chic website. In addition she will receive a one year contract with null and an invitation to walk in Full Figured Fashion Week, June 2011.

The 2nd and 3rd runner ups are:  Karyn Johnson and Kelle Coleman. They will both receive a gift certificate from City Chic, the number one Australian plus size brand.

Entertainment Tonight ft. Lane Bryant New Ad

So Lane Bryant and Ashley Graham are at it again. Will the new ad be too hot for TV ?? Was the old ad too hot for TV? What do you think ???

America’s Next Top Model Season Premier

America's Next Top Model Cycle 16

ANTM’s Season premier is today Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8/7c  on The CW network. Cycle 16’s plus size model is Kasia Pilewicz who also appeared in V Magazine’s issue 63, entitled “The Size Issue – Every Body Is Beautiful” in January, 2010. ( Above: Kasia – front,left)

Kasia Pilewicz for V Magazine

Kasia as shot by Sølve Sundsbø from V Magazine issue 63.

Milan Fashion Week Starts Today

February 23-March 1, Milan, Italy
Milan Fashion Week

Women’s Fashion Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Collections

Picture of the Week – 2/21/2011

Robyn Lawley for Inclusives

Plus model Robyn Lawley has been very busy lately with appearances in Australians Cosmopolitan in the November and December issues and a one-woman virtual fashion show for during New York Fashion Week.  The show was seen worldwide online and simulcast in Times Square NY on a Jumbotron.

Robyn is also featured in the February 2011 issue of  Australian Cosmo. If that weren’t enough, Lawley and Lauren McKenzie are the front-models for H&M new Inclusive – a one-off collection of colorful and feminine fashion with lots of attitude in a wider than usual range of sizes.

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One Stop Plus Virtual Fashion Show

At 1:00pm EST, February 17, 2011 launched it’s virtual fashion show online which was also broadcast live from a Jumbo-Tron in Times Square, New York. On the ground a large crowd watched the 10 minute presentation including  plus-size model Lizzie Miller, the new brand ambassador for and several top company and industry representatives.

The internet simulcast  aired globally including locations in the U.S., France, U.K., Belgium, and Sweden. The internet locale featured an online chat service where viewers gathered long before the broadcast to meet, greet, and discuss the event. The chat line was open during the runway show and viewers watched and commented during and long after the show was over. The bonus here was that the person chatting could have been across the street or across the pond.

The show’s only model was the lovely Robyn Lawley, who modeled 30 looks from “Collection by OSP”, a premiere brand created exclusively for the fashion show.

Here are a few looks from the Fall 2011 Fashion Show which coincided with New York Fashion Week. Virtual Fashion Show Looks Virtual Fashion Show

What did you think of the show ?

Plus Model Magazine / City Chic Model Search

If you haven’t already, there is still time to vote for the Finalist in the Plus Model Magazine / City Chic Model Search. The voting for one of the 17 semi-finalists ends on February 20, 2011.

It’s easy to see why the judges needed a little extra time to narrow the field. It’s a really attractive and diverse group and they all have a lot to offer. Head over to  Plus Model Magazine and check them out.

London Fashion Week 2011

February 18-23, London, United Kingdom
London Fashion Week

Autumn/Winter 2011 Collections

It will be interesting to see if there are any plus size surprises this year! Virtual Fashion Show

Check out OneStopPlus for the details.   Are you going to watch ? Why? Why not?

Coast to Coast Curves Plus Size Model Search

Ashley Stewart launches model search hosted by Chenese Lewis and PLUS Model Magazine.  The search takes place February 25, 2011 at two locations with one winner at each location:


Ashley Stewart  Harlem Flagship Store
216-220 W. 125th St
New York, NY
4pm – 7pm
February 25, 2011


Los Angeles

Ashley Stewart Westfield Culver City Shopping Center
6000 Sepulveda Blvd. Ste 256
Culver City, CA
4pm – 7pm
February 25, 2011

The winners will receive, a $300 gift certificate, a glam photo shoot, and a feature editorial in PLUS Model Magazine.

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Picture of the Week – 2/14/2011

Sage Salzer

Sage Salzer is a beautiful plus size model originally from Ventura, CA. Having worked as a straight-size and plus-size model, Salzer has first hand knowledge of the challenges of working in the fashion industry when transitioning between size categories. Sage is on the National Advisory Committee of  “Hardy Girls, Healthy Women“,  a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women.

Sage Salzer has appeared in numerous top magazines and has represented some of the top retailers in the industry. Click for more of this plus model Produces First Virtual Worldwide Runway Show  International Fashion Show
Thursday February 17, 2011
@ 1pm ( EST)

For the first time in history, plus-size women around the world can partake in New York Fashion Week as takes the runway to the masses via the web. The Redcats brand and leading destination for curvy women who demand high style in plus-size fashion will produce the first virtual plus-size fashion show to coincide with New York Fashion Week. On February 17, 2011 at 1pm EST, will offer women around the world a front-row seat to enjoy the premier viewing of its exclusive plus-size fall fashion collection.  The one-of-a-kind fashion show can be viewed at via computer, smart phone, iPad and iTouch. The internet simulcast will air globally in numerous countries around the world, including: United States, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden. In addition to the internet simulcast, the virtual plus-size runway show will broadcast live from a Jumbo-Tron in New York City’s famed Times Square., no stranger to being a trendsetter, held the first plus size runway show which coincided with New York Fashion Week last fall.  By all accounts it was a smashing success.  This time OSP is pulling out all the stops.

Picture of the Week 2/7/2011

Tonya PittmanTonya Pittman is featured here on a billboard for the Canadian clothing store chain Addition Elle. The actual billboard is represented by the inserted image.

Tonya was among the plus size models who walked in the first plus size runway event during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York last fall.

More on plus model Tonya Pittman.