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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.
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.
The much anticipated NJ-FFFW begins Friday, March 30 and runs through Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. There is still time to get in on the fun, excitement, and networking opportunities.
Toccara Jones will be featured in the program, as will Christina Mendez, a special guest model. The three day event will includes hosts and celebrities from the fashion, film, TV, and music industries, including top full figured retailers and designers.
There will be something for everyone and you can go to www.njfffw.com to read all about it!
Christina Mendez, one of the top plus size models today returns to BET’s “Rip The Runway” Wed. March 21, 2012 in a show airing Wednesday, March 21st , 2012 at 10P/9C. The beautiful and curvy Christina will be wearing a dress by Qristyl Frazier, a very talented designer and a Project Runway Alum.
Christina’s upcoming events and projects include:
- March 30, 2012 – Special Guest Model at New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week, Atlantic City, NJ
- April 7, 2012 – Hosting The Curvy Revolution Spring Fling Fashion Show- Detroit, MI
- June 3, 2012- 2012 Walk Now For Autism Speaks (South Street Seaport) - New York, NY
For more on Christina Mendez
Contact: Irene Myers, Navigation PR,
Christina Official Website: www.christinamendez.com
Christina on PlusModelsToday.com
Picture of the Week:
Christina Mendez – October 11, 2010
Christina Mendez – April 4, 2010
Christina Mendez – November 7, 2010
Whitney Thompson’s plus size dating site, TheBigAndTheBeautiful.com, has offered the beautifully curvy Adele, 1 million & #163 to front Thompson’s dating site. According to the Daily Star, Thompson said “Adele is a ridiculously talented bombshell, I would be proud to work alongside her to continue to show the world what curvy girls are made of “.
Thompson is the 2008 cycle 10 winner of America’s Next Top Model.
Top plus size fashion model Tara Lynn has covered French Elle magazine again in it’s February 2012 issue. She previously owned the cover of the April, 2010 issue. This time around she was dubbed “The Body” by the magazine, a title formerly reserved for Elle MacPherson. Many would argue that Tara Lynn is the top plus model today, and it would be hard to argue against that.
Full Figured Fashion Week™ is looking for experienced runway models for it’s New York City shows & events during the month of June 2012. The deadline to submit is Friday, February 24, 2012.
For information on requirements, how to apply, instructions for in-state and out-of-state applicants, and everything else you need to know, head over to the model registration page for FFFWeek.
Whitney Thompson, America’s Next Top Model winner claims than an ad for her plus size dating site, TheBigAndTheBeautiful.com submitted to NBC for consideration for Superbowl air time was rejected because of fat discrimination. Her rep released this statement:
I wanted to pass along an ad that has been rejected by NBC. The ad stars America’s Next Top Model winner and plus-sized model Whitney Thompson. She believes they rejected the commercial because it features bigger women and not the skinnier accepted norm.
The ad is for TheBigAndTheBeautiful.com — a dating site for plus-sized men and women that was founded by Thompson. NBC Universal’s rejection email said: “Unfortunately it needs to be completely reworked for our air. S&P [Standards and Practices] wouldn’t approve it.” The ad can be viewed here.
The base cost for a Superbowl ad is $3,000,000.
Well, what do you think? Is this “fat discrimination”? Could it have been rejected for some other reason like video quality, contrived story line, or the butt shot of the “skinny woman? Is it just a publicity stunt? Tell us below.
Lizzie Haines, 31 wins Plus Size Model of the Year award at the 100percentpeople Plus Size Awards. The 5’4.5″ curvaceous beauty competed against celebrities, models, and other shapely contestants to garner the top spot in the national UK competition. Ms. Haines is also a new face of Curvy Kate.
Lizzie had size acceptance issues growing up but now is more than proud of her size 14 body and her 34G bra size.
The fact that she overcame traditional modeling no-no’s like her age, height and very curvy body, just shows that if your are good enough, people will notice.
H&M, the giant Swedish-based retailer has recently started using computer generated models and “attaching” a photo of a real model’s head to it for some their swimwear and lingerie online advertising. The “electronic mannequin” or “virtual model” has a carefully sculpted body and can be manipulated to match the color of the model’s head.
We do think that a virtual model can be used in a virtual fitting room scenario where customers pick an outfit and it is displayed on a virtual model of the size the customer requests. This helps solve the problem of “I like that dress but how would it look on me?” Most agree that it would be impractical to have photos of 12 different size live models for each outfit.
Our question is, “why not just use photos of live models” ? We don’t believe H&M is intentionally trying to harm the employability of live models but that may become one of the resultant outcomes of this practice. We think it best to just “keep it real”.