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Gabourey Sidibe in full TORRID mode for SXSW 2017

Actress Gabourey Sidibe attended the 2017 edition of SXSW to participate in “THE FEMALE LENS: CREATING CHANGE BEYOND THE BUBBLE”. This discussion is part of Glamour’s “Powered by Women” initiative. It’s an ongoing discussion of how female directors, writers, and actors are using their work to change the perception of women onscreen and off.

 

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe for TORRID

As quite a few people already know, Gabourey has lost weight recently. She wore full TORRID at the SXSW event to accentuate her new look. We think it helped make her look even more fantastic!

 

Gabourey Sidibe

The Look

Gabourey Sidibe

Torrid Floral Challis Bell Sleeve Dress, $45.98

Torrid Cage Lace Up Stacked Block Heels $56.90

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Available at Torrid boutiques and torrid.com

 

Sydney’s Closet Holds Casting Call for Plus Models

Top international dress designer, Sydney’s Closet, seeking curvy models for photo shoots.

Casting Call

Is today your lucky day ? Well if you a looking to become a plus size model it could be just that. Sydney’s Closet, the St. Louis based designer and manufacturer of plus-size special occasion dresses, will hold its first-ever open casting call for full-figured women ages 16 to 26. It’s an online search – to discover fresh faces to model homecoming and prom dresses – which began  Mon., March 6 and runs through Sun., March 19, 2017.

To apply, fill out the online application at https://sydneyscloset.com/pages/casting-call.  Deadline for applications is Sun., March 19 at midnight. Select applicants will be called in late March for an interview at the company’s headquarters located at 11840 Dorsett Rd. in Maryland Heights, Mo.

If you have great curves, then they are looking for you. Also, experience is not necessary! Why wait ? Head over there and check it out now.

Sydney's Closet

Ashley Graham lit it up at the VMA

Ashley Graham lit it up at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in a beyond stunning look crafted by Graham and her stylist Jeff K. Kim. Her semi-see-through dress was by Naeem Khan. That dress made a statement of it’s own, “sexy-n-hot”. From the time she hit the red carpet it was clear that this would her night. Graham’s new coiffure, which is shorter than usual, added a new dimension to her look.


Ashley Graham lit it up

 With New York Fashion Week just around the corner, one can only wonder what Ms. Graham has in store, can’t wait!

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MyTorrid Model Search 2017

MyTorrid Model Search 2017 is looking for the Face of Torrid

To enter, you need to be a woman 18 years old or older and wear a size 10 to 30. You also must first fill out the online application by August 7, 2016. There are 4 live castings but you don’t have to attend one to be selected.

Live castings:

July 16 New York, Palisades Center, 10AM-5PM
July 23 Miami, Coral Square Mall, 10AM-5PM
July 30 Nashville, Opry Mills Mall, 10AM-5PM
August 6 Los Angeles, Del Amo Fashion Center, 9AM-5PM

The Top Ten finalists will be announced in September followed by a test shoot in LA. The final four will then be selected. Torrid throws a “curve” this year. Now you will get to vote for the winner from the Final Four. The Winner, will be revealed in January 2017.

For all the info you need, check out the FAQ.

 

The Face of Torrid 2016

MyTorrid Model Search 2017 - Lyanna Lynette thr 2016 Winner

Lyanna Lynette from Harlingen, Texas

Christina Mendez to Conduct Live Webinar

Live Webinar – “+Size Modeling: It’s A Business” Workshop

Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Christina Mendez - Live Webinar

Plus size model and entrepreneur Christina Mendez will be conducting an online workshop on how to become a plus size model. The Webinar will be hosted by Eventbrite. Please consult the event info page for more about the event content and information on event registration.

Instagram Bans Curvy as search term…because it was used for porn

Instagram Bans Curvy

Social media giant Instagram has blocked all searches for the term “curvy” or #curvy. According to Mashable, a representative from Instagram was quoted as saying, “I can confirm that we did block the hashtag #curvy. It was being used to share content that violates our guidelines around nudity.” “Please note that the block has nothing to do with the term ‘curvy’ itself.

Plus Models Today contends that it has everything to do with the term curvy. There are thousands of legitimate sites that use the term “curvy” in an appropriate manner. We feel that they should not be punished because some porn is being found under #curvy. Instagram may be better served by targeting those who are using #curvy in a manner that is contrary to their nudity guidelines.

We hope Instagram will reconsider its ban on #curvy.

Full Figured Fashion Week – Ashley Stewart’s Style Star Competition

Siren Phoenix Osceola Walks for Competition

Siren Phoenix Osceola walks for a designer competition during FFFW 2014 FFFW 2014 Siren Phoenix Osceola walks for designer contest
Select fashion bloggers participated in the Style Star Competition where they each dressed and styled two models with items available at retailer, Ashley Stewart. The blogger/model teams were then judged by a panel of industry experts. Siren Phoenix Osceola was one of the competing models.

The competition was held June 21, 2014 as a part of Full Figured Fashion Week and was sponsored by Ashley Stewart, G.R.I.T.S. Productions, LLC and FFF Week 2014. The winner of the competition was plus size fashion blogger Maui Bigelow of the blog P.H.A.T. Girl Fresh.