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Project Runway Season 16 Starts August 17 on Lifetime

Project Runway Season 16 to feature body diversity and models of all sizes


Project Runway Season 16

 

This season is unprecedented. The designers will have to dress all sizes and shapes. This level of diversity should challenge everyone from the designers,models, judges, and viewers to fairly determine today’s evolving beauty standards. This is going to be good!

The season’s first episode airs on the Lifetime Channel on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 7 PM and again on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 11 PM.  All times are Central time.

 

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LORALETTE – A NEW BRAND FROM AVENUE

Loralette from Avenue

 

Loralette

 

Many of you have already heard the good news. For those who haven’t, a new brand from Avenue, a top national retailer for women’s plus size clothing was launched earlier this year with much anticipation. The brand’s target market is curvy girls who wear size 14-24 and are in the 25-35 age range . 

Loralette products are available online at loralette.com…. Go there now, check it out, see what you think!

 

 

 

Retailer Torrid to Show at New York Fashion Week

Plus-Size Women’s Brand Torrid Set To Become The First To Present At NYFW During The Torrid Runway Show.

Torrid will present the runway event on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The NYFW: The Shows will feature the 2018 Spring/Summer collections. By doing so, Torrid will becomet he first plus-size women’s fashion brand to do so. The event will feature finalists from the third annual Torrid Model Search.

Torrid will also use the runway event as part of their 2017 Model Competition. Ten contestants in their third annual Model Search competition will use this event to show what they have to three celebrity judges, influencers, and the world. A third and final round awaits the competitors after which a winner will be chosen by Torrid friends and fans.

Torrid runway show

Supermodel Candice Huffine

The Torrid runway show will also serve as a showcase for the brand’s third annual Model Search competition, serving as the semi-final competitive round for the top 10 finalists. Selected by a panel of judges comprised of influencers and celebrities including designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton, celebrity makeup artist Pricilla Ono, and supermodel Candice Huffine, these finalists will walk the runway before going on to a third and final round of competition, where the winner is chosen by Torrid friends and fans.

On the runway, Torrid plans to unveil a preview of its Spring 2018 collection, featuring 40 looks representing key trends for the upcoming season: edgy rock n’ roll, romantic boho, and elevated details including hand embroidery and painted elements. NYX Professional Makeup, a leader in the global color cosmetics industry, will finish off each look with their line of on-trend products as the official makeup sponsor.

“As a brand that is committed to helping all customers find her personal style, we at Torrid feel it is important to showcase the diversity of plus offerings on the most influential stage in fashion,” says Torrid CEO, Kay Hong. “Ultimately our objective is to show great fashion combined with body positivity and inclusivity.”

For more information on Torrid’s Model Search just go to Torrid.com/modelsearch where applications can be submitted through August 13.

 

Denise Bidot Fashion Model

Denise Bidot Models

 

Denise Bidot Models

This is the beautiful, curvy, and sexy Denise Bidot. Denise is a top international model who has played an important role in expanding the influence of plus women and plus models in defining for themselves the parameters of beauty and fashion that apply to them . Denise summed it up with her campaign There is No Wrong Way To Be A Woman.

As a member of the cast of the hit show “Curvy Girls” on nuvoTV, Denise and the other cast members helped propel a positive image of plus size models trying to carve out a career in the plus modeling industry. She also has worked for Macy’s, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Forever 21, Lane Bryant, Target, and Levi’s, just to name a few. Denise also walked the runway or CHROMAT and Serena Williams’s HSN Clothing Line at NYFW.

Denise Bidot models this stunning and sexy outfit for Fashion to Figure.

 

 

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Official Website: www.denisebidot.com

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Representation:

Muse NYC and Milk Model Management represent Denise.

 

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Denise Bidot on her main page on Plus Models Today.

 

Stephanie Viada – Picture of the Week – 7/10/2017

Curvy Plus Model Stephanie Viada

Stephanie Viada

Stephanie Viada is a gorgeous up and coming plus size model who making waves in the industry. She’s gorgeous and without a doubt, very curvy.  Simply put she’s a natural model, in more ways than one.

Stephanie is a college grad who has worked for  GS Love and RWN by Rawan, among others. Stephanie is seen here for Deb Shops.

 

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Appearance Stats:

VIADA is 5’11” tall and wears a size 14-16 dress.  She has a 42″ bust with a C/D cup. Her bust is 42″ and her Hips are 49″. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes. Stephanie wears size 11 shoes.

 

Representation:

Natural Model Management represents Stephanie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Graham Launches New Lingerie Line

Ashley Graham New Lingerie Line

Ashley Graham New Lingerie Line

 

Ashley Graham New Lingerie line is beyond hot. That’s a lot considering she and Addition Elle have been setting the pace in this field for some time now. Now comes the “Purple Rain” line. It has winner written all over it, yeah that’s every single piece of every set. Ashley modeling hits another gear(she’s slaying it) to expose the full beauty of the line. WOW!

Check these treats now at Addition Elle.

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Representation:

Ashley Graham is represented by IMG Models.

 

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Plus Model Ashley Graham covers UK Harper’s Bazaar July,2017

Plus size Beauty Ashley Graham

Plus size beauty Ashley Graham

Plus size model Ashley Graham continues to maintain a strong hold on her supermodel status by always showing up in top publications and events worldwide. Ashley continues to blaze trails like walking in the Michael Kors show at New York Fashion Week. Just think, there was a time in the not too distant past when many, in and out of the industry, predicted that no plus size model would ever walk in a show like that, yet it happened! Now, what barriers will fall next?

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Representation:

Ashley Graham is represented by IMG Models.

 

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Ashley Graham with Swimsuits for All debuts their New Summer Collection

New Summer Collection

Ashley Graham Launches her 2017 Swimsuit Collection in collaboration with Swimsuits for All. This new collection is beautiful, attractive, and already catching fire!

New Summer Collection

Ashley Graham

The unstoppable Ashley Graham and the swimwear powerhouse, Swimsuits for All, just launched their much-anticipated 2017 summer collection. Well it’s here and certainly does not disappoint. In case you haven’t heard, Swimsuits for All now has their swimwear available from size 4 through 22 US. This new summer collection is an example of plus size fashion leading the way and straight size fashion following it.

New Summer Collection

Marquita Pring

Joining Graham in handling the modeling tasks is the beautiful and curvy international model Marquita Pring. This dynamic duo handle these tasks with beauty and style. So there you have it, winning product styles and top models to illustrate that fact, gets it done time and time again.

You can check the 2017 Swimsuit Collection at Swimsuits for All now!

 

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Chloe Marshall – Picture of the Week – 5/29/2017

Chloe Marshall International Plus Size Model

Chloe Marshall

Top Model Chloe Marshall has been making remarkable progress since she first decided to give modeling a try in 2008. Those efforts earned her a second place finish in the Miss England competition. Chloe endured a lot of criticism that year because girls her size(16) rarely entered any modeling competitions. She had already won the Miss Surrey competition to reach the finals of that national competition.

To her credit Chloe stood up to all detractors and definitively proved that she is the real deal. However she didn’t stop there. She continues to expand her influence in the industry and the public, especially young women.

Chloe has worked for  Asos, Macy’s, Torrid, Rebdolls, Nordstrom, Lane Bryant, and Evans UK. Here Chloe models for Fashion to Figure.

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Representation

These agencies represent Chloe:

JAG Models – New York, USA

Modelwerk, Hamburg, Germany

Francina – Barcelona, Spain

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Jordyn Woods Covers Slink Magazine

Plus Size Beauty Jordyn Woods Covers Slink Magazine

Jordyn Woods covers Slink Magazine

Curvy plus model Jordyn Woods lands on the cover of Issue 22 of Slink Magazine. It’s The Social Media Issue and who better to speak on that topic than Jordyn. At last count she had over 3.1 million followers on instagram. It doesn’t hurt that she’s Kylie Jenner’s BFF.

This Wilhelmina International model is expanding her career on multiple fronts. Jordyn has made a major impact on the industry and has worked for top brands like
Boohoo, Lovesick, and Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant to name a few.

Slink Magazine is available in both digital and print versions. Issue 22 is available to order now. Go to Slink Magazine for details.

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Representation

Jordyn Woods is represented by Wilhelmina International Inc.

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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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Naomi Shimada – Picture of the Week – 5/15/2017

Plus Model Naomi Shimada

Plus Model Naomi Shimada

Seasoned top model Naomi Shimada began modeling as a straight size who then transitioned to a plus model through time. Naomi was born in Toyko and thereafter claimed London and New York as home.

Beside being a top model, Naomi is a filmmaker and she is a regular columnist for InStyle UK. She has modeled for top publications such as the fashion magazine Stern Mag, Into the Gloss, Lovecat Magazine, and i-D Fashion Magazine. Naomi is also know for her body positivity at work and in life.

Naomi is wearing a sexy outfit  for SimplyBe.

 

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Heffner Management represents Naomi.

 

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Audrey Ritchie – Picture of the Week – 5/8/2017

Beautiful Curvy Model – Audrey Ritchie

Audrey Ritchie

Audrey is a delightful curvaceous model who brings new energy to the plus industry. She is beautiful, shapely, and she has a very positive attitude about what she’s doing in life.

The lovely Audrey is wearing a very attractive cotton 3/4″ sleeve crop top from REBDOLLS.

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Dorothy Combs Models and London Model Agency represent Audrey.

 

 

Brittnee Blair – plus size fashion feature

Brittnee Blair   Plus Model Fashion

Brittnee Blair Plus Model Fashion

 

 

Beautiful Brittnee Blair is continually expanding her modelling skills and consequently she’s becoming more popular.  She is already well established in the industry and it appears that she has a green light to the top. Brittnee also appears to be loving the skin she’s in and it really shows.

This Canadian model has worked for Ashley Stewart, Macy’s, Lane Bryant, and JMS, among several others. Brittnee is wearing an Aaron Double Slit Maxi Top here for Fashion to Figure . We love the top and she really sells it with her gorgeous facial expression.

 

 

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Brittnee is represented by B&M Models and JAG Models.

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Maria Gimena – Picture of the Week – 5/1/2017

Maria Gimena featured in new Star Wars inspired capsule collection from Torrid

Maria Gimena

 Torrid has just released an exclusive capsule line in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars. They chose Maria to front the promotion who happens to be the winner of Torrid’s 2017 model competition for the face of Torrid.  The 5-piece collection is for women sizes 10 to 30.

The exclusive collection is comprised of 5 pieces:  Droid Bomber Jacket,  Star Wars Patches Boyfriend Jeans, Darth Vader Cardigan, Rebel Alliance Romper, and a Darth Vader Tank Top.

Maria looks ready to celebrate the anniversary in high style.

 

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