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Torrid Celebrates #TheseCurves Campaign and 2017 Swimwear Line with 2nd Annual Pool Party

Torrid Pool Party #TheseCurves at The Monaco Mansion in Orange County

Torrid Pool Party

Maria Gimena and Lyanne Lynette — Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Torrid

Torrid, the plus size retailer for women size 10-30, hosted the 2nd annual pool party on Saturday May 6, 2017  at a private mansion in Orange County, CA.  The guests included the 2017 and the 2016 winners of the Torrid Model Search Maria Gimena and Lyanne Lynette. Other models in attendance were Catherine Li, Erica Jean Schenk, Jourdan Jerome, and Kristina Yeo.  The event was hosted by Girl Code comedian Nicole Byer  and included more than 90 plus size influencers and guests. Nadia Aboulhosn, Gabi Gregg, Ashley Neil Tipton, Ann O’Brien, Natalie Hage  and more.

The event also included a showcase of some of Torrid’s pieces from the current and upcoming 2017 swimwear collection.

 

Torrid Pool Party May 6, 2017 Orange, California

Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Torrid

ORANGE, CA – MAY 06: (L-R) Ashley Nell Tipton, Nicole Byer, Amanda Bourne and Troy Solomon at Torrid #TheseCurves Pool Party at The Monaco Mansion in Orange County on May 6, 2017 in Orange, California.

 

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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

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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.

PMT – Picture of the Week – 2/17/2014

Plus Size Beautiful

 

Haley Hasselhoff walks for British Plus Size Fashion Weekend 2014

 

The beautiful plus model Haley Hasselhoff walked for British Plus Size Fashion Weekend 2014. The event was held February 14 and 15 at London’s Vinopolis and coincided with the start of London Fashion Week.  Sponsored by Evans, the event  drew top designers, models, and retailers from around the world to showcase their efforts, network, and raise public awareness of the plus size community. Also featured at the second annual event was the gorgeous Whitney Thompson of America’s Top Model fame.

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day 2014 from Plus Models Today

Anna Lytics wishes you a Happy Valentine's Day

 

Wishing you the very best on this special day!

 

 

Christina Mendez To Walk During New York Fashion Week for the Fall / Winter 2014 Season

Christina Mendez Top Plus Size Model

Christina Mendez, the beautiful and curvy top plus size model, is set to walk in the Adrian Alicea Haute Couture Fashion Show during the Fall / Winter 2014 season of New York Fashion Week, February 12th, 2013 at Landmark on the Park. In a press release Christina was quoted as saying “ I am truly honored Adrian Alicea selected me to represent “Couture Curves”. With Adrian integrating a plus model alongside straight-sized models, he’s showcasing the beauty of fashion for everyone during New York Fashion Week….where opportunities for plus models to walk the runway are slim-to-none in the fashion capital of the world even with targeted fashion weeks.”

In PlusModelsToday.com’s opinion, this is exactly the how fashion and modeling should be – inclusive rather than divisive. It’s not that hard.

For more info on the show, including ticket reservations, please visit the house of Adrian Alicea’s website.

For more info on Christina Mendez, please visit:
http://www.christinamendez.com or http://www.twitter.com/christinamendez

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New name for The London Plus Size Fashion Weekend

With several similar names and events occurring in similar time frames,  The London Plus Size Fashion Weekend’s name has been changed according to information posted at it’s website. It’s new name is The British Plus Size Fashion Weekend.

The British Plus Size Fashion Weekend is slated to run February 15-16, 2013, while London Fashion Week is scheduled for February 15-19, 2013.

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Curvy Girls Premiers on NUVOTV 9/18/2012

Season One of Curvy Girls

Curvy Girls is a reality TV show about four plus size models as they encounter various obstacles and challenges while striving to make it as models in a very competitive yet rewarding industry. The show features Ivory May Kalber, Lornalitz Baez, Denise Bidot and Rosie Mercado. The world premier is Tuesday 9/18/2012 at 9pm eastern time on NuvoTV.

Meet the cast.

The sky is the limit for this show so if you have some time check it out.  Not to worry though, their site is scheduled to have full episodes in case you snooz.

Go Curvy Girls !!!

Curvy Kate USA Star in a Bra Competition 2012

Top 10 finalists of the Curvy Kate
USA Star in a Bra Competition Chosen

Voting for the winner is now live!

USA Star in a Bra 2012

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It’s up to the public to decide who will represent the D-K cup busty women of America! Voting is now open at the Star in a Bra Facebook page.

To vote on the Top 10 please visit www.facebook.com/curvykateUSA. Voting closes 27th June, with the winner announced midday Friday 29th June (EST).

Read a short summary of each of the top 10 here: finalist’s summaries.

Christina Mendez to host the Curvy Revolution Spring Fling

Top plus size model Christina Mendez  to host the Curvy Revolution Spring Fling, Saturday April 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.

Christina Mendez Hosts Curvy Revolution 2012 DetroitThe 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.

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