Archive for April, 2012
Mike Yard, widower of Mia Amber Davis, is suing her gynecologist and family practitioner over her May 9, 2011 death following knee surgery just one day prior.
According to TMZ, Yard alleged that Davis was too obese to be on the birth control pills prescribed by her gynecologist, according to court documents. Last July, the L.A. County Coroner’s office listed “pulmonary thrombo-embolism” as Mia Amber Davis’ cause of death.
Mike Yard is seeking unspecified damages from the doctors named in the lawsuit.
Mia Amber Davis was a well liked and successful plus size model and starred in the comedic film “Road Trip”. Mia was also a favorite of visitors to this site, both before and following her untimely death.
Penelope Benson for Australian Cosmopolitan
This graphic of plus size model Penelope Benson and the Elizabeth Taylor inset, illustrates that no matter what size you are there will be those for and against you. The key is to do what makes you feel good and if you do, it will show; both the good(and the bad).
Whatever Penelope is doing is working because this international model’s career is growing by leaps and bounds.
Penelope is represented by Bella (AU), Milk (UK), Wilhelmina (NYC), and Okay (GER).
Anansa Sims and husband David Patterson are expecting a second child. In an exclusive interview, PEOPLE magazine reports that she and her husband are “very, very excited” about it. The couple have a 9-month daughter Ava.
Anansa, a plus size model and family, share her supermodel mom, Beverly Johnson’s house in the reality show Beverly’s Full House. The show airs Saturdays at 10pm/9 central on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
Laura Wells, a perennial favorite of the industry, is represented by Wilhelmina and BGM agencies among others. This Australian beauty has a curvaceous body that puts her in a class by herself. Whether modeling swimwear,lingerie, or dresses for all seasons, she has consistently produced some of the best work out there, including some lively runway stunners.
Laura, one of the top plus size models today, is seen here for the January 2012 issue of Australian Women’s Weekly.
More of Laura Wells
Slink Magazine, the UK-based plus size women’s fashion magazine, has published issue 5 in a print edition and it’s available now. Alice Hayward covers Slink’s April issue. Slink released four digital issues last year. The magazine is geared for women size 10 (14UK) and up and will be published bi-monthly.
Anansa Sims Stars in Beverly’s Full House
Anansa Sims Patterson is featured in the new TV show, Beverly’s Full House, which premiered March 31, 2012 on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. The show stars her supermodel mother, Beverly Johnson, who opens her home to Anansa, her husband David and their daughter Ava.
The centers around the mother/daughter relationship and some unresolved issues from the past as Beverly and Anansa seek to better the relationship for the sake of the family and each other.
The show can be seen Saturday evenings 10/9C only on OWN. In case you missed the first two episodes, they are available for online viewing at the shows website.
Top plus size model Christina Mendez to host the Curvy Revolution Spring Fling, Saturday April 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.
The Curvy Revolution Spring Fling, is one of a series nation wide events which concludes with the Curvy Revolution Convention. The Curvy Revolution is a Body Acceptance Movement created in 2008 by self-acceptance advocate and award winning producer KeKe Dillard.
The show will include fashions from BarePLUS by Bare Necessities, the Barbavian Collection, the Criselle Collection, Forever 21 Plus, Frederick’s of Hollywood and more. There will be a live plus size band and on stage give-aways.
The doors open 7 p.m. Saturday, Flat 151, 151 W. Congress, Detroit, 313-963-1400. The fashion show starts at 8 p.m. Check neptix.com for tickets or call for more info.
Currently, the tour occurs every two years and this year is scheduled for Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, DC, Miami, and Toronto with dates and times TBA.
Curvy Kate, the D cup plus specialists are taking their annual Star in a Bra competition to America. The competition begins April 5, 2012 and will search the country for a naturally curvy woman who will become the face and body of the brand.
The Star in a Bra search will be run through the brand’s new USA Facebook page and encourages fans to submit their favorite lingerie shots to win an international modeling contract and a year’s worth of Curvy Kate Lingerie. They will also be flown to the UK to take part in the brand’s latest marketing campaign with fellow UK and Australian winners.
The competition strives to celebrate healthy curves, a positive body image and diversity. Curvy Kate Marketing Manager, Hannah Houston, stated, “We truly believe that our customers should model our lingerie as these are the girls who will be buying it. Our model search isn’t just a one off – it’s here to stay to prove how gorgeous the shapely figure looks in lingerie – wobbles, bumps and all. If you can wear Curvy Kate lingerie – you’re in.”
“We have found a great mix of models since our launch in 2009. From E to J cups and from size 10 to 18 girls – each and every one brings their own personality to our brand and we’re really looking forward to meeting the US winner.”
After 5 successful competitions in the UK and Australia, by the award-winning, Curvy Kate, women in America now have their opportunity to compete for some fabulous prizes and recognition. The winner is scheduled to be announced in late June 2012. Go to their Facebook page for all the entry info and contest rules.
Marquita Pring for eloquii by The Limited
Ford model Marquita Pring is a quite striking and shapely plus size model who can also deliver the all important beauty shot. This is the main reason she has been working for some of the best designers and vendors in the industry.
She was stunning in the June 2011 Vogue Italia Belle Vere editorial. Her “furniture top” shot is one not easily accomplished but under the direction of photographer Steven Meisel, it was pulled off with spectacular results. It’s one of those shots that if you ever see anything like it, you will always be reminded of Marquita and Vogue Italia.
eloquii by The Limited is their new online store that launched November 1, 2011. The store features plus size women’s fashions, clothes and accessories with free shipping on all purchases and return. Currently, they ship only to the USA.
More of the beautiful Marquita Pring.