Archives for : August2011

Maggie T Celebrates 30th Year in Business

Abby Valdes and Maggie Tabberer of brand Maggie TAbby Valdes and Maggie Tabberer of plus size clothing brand Maggie T.

Abby Valdes and Maggie Tabberer of the designer brand of plus size women’s clothing, Maggie T, are celebrating the brand’s 30th year in business!!!  Talk about ahead of the curve! The brand is still one of the most success Australian brands around.

Maggie Tabberer’s career as a model before she launched her clothing label is undoubtedly one of the reasons for the brand’s success. However, Maggie’s skills are still put to good use as she and  Abby Valdes model selections from the Maggie T Spring Summer 30th Birthday Campaign.


PMT – Picture of the Week – 8/29/2011

Abby Valdes Instanbul photo shoot

Abby Valdes is an Australian plus size model who is represented by FORD New York and Bella Model Management in Australia. This adorable plus model has worked extensively in Australia and Europe. The shot above was taken for Faik Sonmez, a client, in Istanbul,Turkey.

In the U.S., Abby has worked for a host of clients including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Marina Rinaldi, Macy’s, Lord and Taylor, and Tommy Hilfiger.

We expect to see a lot more of the beautiful Abby Valdes in the future.

PMT – Picture of the Week – 8/22/2011

Ashley Graham plus size model

Plus model Ashley Graham is giving us a very alluring look which is intensified by the black and white photo format. Any makeup artist would love to work with a palette like hers, especially her full shapely lips. Her turned up collar and the subtle lighting ad a sense of mystery to this outstanding photo.

Ms. Graham has been busy working for top retailers  and magazines like Nordstrum, Lane Bryant, Penningtons, Liz Claiborne, Kiyonna, Elomi, Bust Magazine, Bombshell Magazine, and Latina Magazine, among many others.

This photo is from an amazing editorial in the December 2010 issue of Bust magazine.

See more of the stunning plus model beauty Ashley Graham.

Photo Credits:

Photographer: Danielle St. Laurent
Stylist: Julie Matos
Art Director: Roland Perlman
Hair Stylist: Yoichi Tomizawa
Makeup Artist: Kekio Takagi

Simply Be Model Search

Simply Be, in association with 12+ UK Model Management, is conducting a model search for the new face of plus size fashion. If you are at least a size 14 and a UK resident, then there is still time for you to enter the search! The last day to apply is August 31, 2011.

Check the Simply Be Facebook page for information on the wonderful prizes, submission information, and more. Good luck !!!

PMT – Picture of the Week – 8/15/2011

Barbara Brickner

Plus Size Icon Barbara Brickner is very relaxed and confident as she continues blazing trails for the next generation of plus size models.  Early on, Barbara Brickner and a few others helped answer the question, why should the fashion industry include or exclude  women because of their size ? Although that debate continues today, the general public is increasingly more aware of plus size models and more supportive of them.

More opportunities are becoming available in the industry and more importantly, plus size models are making more of their own opportunities. We see this trend continuing far into the future.

See more of Barbara Brickner.

PMT – Picture of the Week – 8/8/2011

Hilary Harper in designer clothes Photo: Michael Edwards

The lovely Hilary Harper appeared in an O, The Oprah Magazine editorial featuring several other plus size models wearing designer outfits.  This look ($1,495) from designer Charles Chang-Lima has sleek slimming features and a jacket to add a more formal touch.

See more of the beautiful Hilary.

Laura Wells for Evans

Laura Wells for Evans Swimwear

Great News !!! Plus size model Laura Wells has recently launched her own official website at There you can view her portfolio, videos, and she even has her own blog!  Check it out for the latest on Laura.

Laura is seen here wearing  a shape hugging swimsuit from  Evans. With a shape like her’s, it’s no wonder her body was chosen to mold model mannequins after.