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 ?