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Full Figured Fashion Week

Full Figured Fashion Week

June 16-18, 2011

New York City

Presented by

SONSI

Hosted by Shanda Freeman

Please visit the FFFW website for more info and all the details.

 

A DEVOE SIGNATURE EVENT PRODUCTION


Queen Latifah to Launch Clothing Line on HSN

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah is launching her own line of fashions on the Home Shopping Network in August  but she doesn’t like the term “plus-size”.

“It’s just a word to bury at this point,” the singer/actress told Women’s Wear Daily.  “It’s for all sizes.”

Queen Latifah is another voice joining the chorus of those who don’t particularly care for the term “plus-size”.  Tyra prefers the term “fiercely real” and  Marquita Pring prefers “curvy” especially when used to describe a fashion model who now is referred to as a “plus size model”.

Do you find the term “plus size” inappropriate ?  Please leave a comment below.


PMT – Picture of the Week – 5/23/2011

Louise O'Reilly

Louise O’Reilly is a top Irish plus size fashion model who, despite her age, is making quite a statement in the industry and is poised to become one of the top international models.

At 5’8″ Louise is comfortable as a size 14-16 but once during an illness, she was a size 20-22. Whatever her numbers, it is her fresh, drop dead gorgeous looks that captures people’s attention and it only gets better from there.

Ms. O’Reilly is represented by:

Ireland :     Morgan the Agency
Germany:   Brigitte Models

For more on Louise O’Reilly


“Face of Full Figured Fashion Week™” Cover Model Search

There is still time to enter  the “Face of Full Figured Fashion Week™” Cover Model Search, but time is running out. Full Figured Fashion Week™  will run June 16-18, 2011 in New York City. The contest will end on March 31, 2011. The winner will be announced on April 15, 2011. For details on prizes, contest rules and regulations, and everything else you need to know to enter, go their Cover Model Search page and read all about it.

Picture of the Week – 2/14/2011

Sage Salzer

Sage Salzer is a beautiful plus size model originally from Ventura, CA. Having worked as a straight-size and plus-size model, Salzer has first hand knowledge of the challenges of working in the fashion industry when transitioning between size categories. Sage is on the National Advisory Committee of  “Hardy Girls, Healthy Women“,  a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well being of girls and women.

Sage Salzer has appeared in numerous top magazines and has represented some of the top retailers in the industry. Click for more of this plus model

Picture of the Week 2/7/2011

Tonya PittmanTonya Pittman is featured here on a billboard for the Canadian clothing store chain Addition Elle. The actual billboard is represented by the inserted image.

Tonya was among the plus size models who walked in the first plus size runway event during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York last fall.

More on plus model Tonya Pittman.


Picture of the Week – 1/31/2011

Laura Wells (August 26, 2010 – Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Laura Wells is a plus size model who lives and works primarily out of Austrialia.  She is with BGM Models, Sydney.

More Laura Wells

Picture of the Week – 1/17/2011

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Justine Legault is a Canadian beauty signed wth  Scoop Agency, Montreal and Ford Toronto.  Legault has appeared in several  Canadian french language magazines and is a former Biotherm make up artist.

Click for more info and photos of Justine Legault.

Picture of the Week – 12/06/2010

toccara jones is hotToccara Jones is a top plus size model who has been making steady inroads in the modeling industry since her days as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model.  Ms. Jones along with Lizzie Miller and Ashley Graham were recently featured in the first ever Plus Size Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week sponsored by OnsStopPlus.com and hosted by Emme Aronson.

More about Toccara, aka, “Lady Hennessy” for her work as spokesmodel for Hennessy, the world’s No. 1 cognac , and more fab pix continue on the Toccara page.

Picture of the Week – 11/29/2010

Diane Hernandez Plus Size Model Source: Wilhelmina Agency

Diane Hernandez is a former plus size contestant of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5.   Hernandez is represented by Wilhelmina TEN/20.

More info on Diane Hernandez

 


Picture of the Week – 11/22/2010

Ashley Graham, a plus size model from Nebraska, has appeared in Vogue and  Latina magazines. Graham is represented by Ford Plus models and has also worked for Lane Bryant and Liz Claiborne.  More info on Ashley Graham

 

Picture of the Week – 11/15/2010

Velvet D’Amour is an American born plus size model born in 1967 who is currently living in Paris.  Velvet burst on the modeling scene when Jean Paul Gaultier and then John Galliano sent her down the runway for their 2007 Spring /Summer collections in fall 2006. D’Amour, a size 28,  was 5’8″ and weighed around 300 pounds then.

More Velvet

 

Fashion To Figure Open Model Casting

FTF OPEN MODEL CASTING
BE THE NEXT  FTF MODEL

FTF Fashion Photo Shoot
Saturday November 13
10am – 2pm

Fashion To Figure
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Flatbush Ave & Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Bring your best model pose
Headshots are taken in front of the FTF wall and will be featured at FashionToFigure.com

* You must be 18 or over

Picture of the Week – 11/1/2010

Sophie Dahl

One of few plus size models to stomp the runway, Sophie has gone from a size 16 to a size 10 and not everyone is happy about it.  She said:”People definitely said I had betrayed them. Strangers felt very open to comment about it. When one is a projection of a collective thought, it’s very odd.”

Should size acceptance apply when one goes from a size 10 to a 16 as well as when one goes from a size 16 to a 10 ?

More Sophie Dahl

 

Picture of the Week – 10/25/2010

Whitney Thompson  is best known for winning Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model. In doing so, she became the first plus size winner since the show began. Whitney is represented by Elite Model Management and Wilhelmina Models.

Whitney served as the special celebrity host of this year’s Love Your Body Day. This event held October 22-24, 2010 in West Hollywood CA is designed to promote healthy body images for females of all ages.

Thompson also is serving as the 2010 ambassador for the National Eating Disorder Association.

More Whitney Thompson …..

Picture of the Week – 10/11/2010

Christina Mendez is stunning in this provocative photo.  As Tina Turner might say, “What’s size got to do with it?”.  Christina is bringing it and a whole lot of people would buy whatever she is selling.

More of Christina Mendez

 

Full Figured Fashion Week(end) LA

Gwen DeVoe worked for decades to get full-figured fashion, models and designers respect and attention in the fashion industry. This past June she landed major international coverage for the second annual Full Figured Fashion Week™ –from a front-page piece in The New York Times to dispatches on dozens of “fatshion” blogs and magazines that cover fashion trends for women size 14 and up. DeVoe announced the fall launch of Full Figured Fashion Week(end)™ Los Angeles from October 28th-30th, 2010.

Contact: Rachel Pink
press@fffweek.com

More on Full Figured Fashion Week(end)

Picture of the Week – 9/20/2010

Mia Amber Davis is a model, actress, TV producer, and is currently the Creative Editor-at-Large for Plus Model Magazine.

More Mia

Crystal Renn walks at New York Fashion Week

Top plus size model Crystal Renn walked for designer Zac Possen on Saturday September 11, 2010 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Sporting a yellow jumpsuit Renn, ripped the catwalk in her first appearance at this year’s fashion week. We have seen reports of here size being a 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 all for this show!  Does it really matter? The fact is that she is beautiful and works the products. That’s the whole point, size shouldn’t matter.

Picture of the Week – 9/13/2010

OneStopPlus will sponsor an entire show at New York Fashion Week devoted to plus-size clothing! Emme, OneStopPlus’s brand ambassador, will host the red carpet. Top models Toccara Jones and Lizzie Miller will be featured.

Picture of the Week 9/6/2010

CrystalRenn-Vogue-Paris-2010

Top fashion model Crystal Renn is at the top of the plus size division and is making inroads in the industry as a Model with no particular size designation.  This is from a  provocative spread in Vogue Paris,  May, 2010.

Picture of the Week – 8/30/2010

Marquita Pring

Marquita  is  Hot!  Hot!!   Hot!!!

Picture of the Week – 8/23/2010

Fluvia Lucerda - Picture of the Week

Top Plus Size Model

Fluvia Lacerda

Fluvia is a Brazilian model from Rio de Janeiro. She has a gorgeous shape and knows how to rock it.

Plus Models Today

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The purpose of the site is to present information on plus size models and their efforts to penetrate global fashion and media markets. Additionally this site will promote plus size models, designers, fashion, and events. In the process, sufficient evidence will be presented to confirm the idea that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, ages, races, and ethnicities.