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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.

 

Ashley Graham Sports Illustrated “Rookie #2” for 2016 Swimsuit Issue

Ashley Graham Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Ashley Graham Sports Illustrated 2016

 

Ashley Graham has been named one of the Sports Illustrated’s rookie models for 2016. In 2015 she appeared in the swimsuit issue in an advertisement for Swimsuits For All, a plus size swimwear brand. This year she is a @si_swimsuit model. There will be a total of five rookies chosen this year. In addition there will be a contest for “Rookie of the Year”.  Get up to date info on how you can help Ashley in the voting for Rookie of the Year #beautybeyondsize  #islay .

Ashley is on quite a run the past year including designing and launching her own lingerie line in conjunction with Canadian retailer Addition Elle. She and several plus models set New York Fashion Week SS 2016 on fire in her show last September.

We will be following this story closely.

 

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Georgia Pratt – Picture of the Week – 12/21/2015

Georgia Pratt – Plus Size Beauty

Georgia Pratt beautifull plus size model

 

Georgia Pratt is originally from New Zealand who is now living and working in New York. This curvy beauty is one of the top international plus size models and she is also pursuing her interests as a fashion designer.  Georgia stands 5’11” tall and wears a size 16US dress. Her measurements are 42-34-48 (in). She has brown hair, green eyes and wears size 11 shoes.

Georgia has worked for many brands in New Zealand and in the United States. She recently participated in an event during New York Fashion Week  SS 2016 featuring several models wearing Lane Bryant’s Fall 2015 collection. Those models included Justine Legault, Candice Huffine, Sabina Karlsson, Precious Victoria Lee, and Ashley Graham.

Pratt will be featured in an upcoming documentary titled Straight/Curve which follows a small group of models and others in the industry as the pursue their careers and some of the positive and negative experiences they encounter. This documentary is scheduled for release in September 2016.

Georgia Pratt is represented by Muse Management.

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Sabina Karlsson – Picture of the Week – 10/5/2015

Sabina Karlsson stuns at New York Fashion Week SS 2016

Beautiful plus size curvy model Sabina

 

Top plus size model Sabina Karlsson was a featured model in the Addition Elle runway show which presented the Addition Elle/Ashley Graham Black Orchid Collection. Sabina, the 5’11” stunning plus model, was all over NYFW and also appeared in the lineup for Chromat which presented models of diversity wearing their fashion forward collections. This beautiful and sexy model also appeared in the Lane Bryant #PlusIsEqual campaign.

This Swedish beauty has worked as both a plus size and straight size model and is becoming more and more well known and liked daily. Maybe it’s her flame red hair or shapely curves or her stunning good looks; Sabina is making big moves on the big catwalks, and markets.

 

Karlsson’s  representation includes 12+UKJAG Models and MIKAs (Stockholm).

 

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PlusIsEqual – Picture of the Week – 9/28/2015

 Lane Bryant’s PlusIsEqual Campaign Highlights

 New York Fashion Week

 

Lane Bryant #PlusIsEqual

Lane Bryant featured top models Justine Legault, Georgia Pratt ,Candice Huffine, Sabina Karlsson,Precious Victoria Lee, and Ashley Graham wearing the brand’s Fall 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week SS 2016. One of the highlights of the week  was a call for people – women and men – to go to Times Square on Monday afternoon where the models and crowd took over Times Square. The event was hosted by Lane Bryant and included top celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, and TV personality Wendy Williams.

Here us a video clip from the onstage action!

 

Want to join the conversation ? Show your support ? Just go PlusIsEqual.com and do it !!!

Lane Bryant has been a leader in promoting diversity in the fashion industry and earlier this year they launched their #ImNoAngel campaign to that end.

 

 

 

Ashley Graham NYFW – Picture of the Week – 9/21/2015

Ashley Graham NYFW … WOW!!!

Top model Ashley Graham Rocks NYFWM

Stunning top plus model Ashley Graham lit it up during NYFW SS 2016. The gorgeous and curvaceous supermodel fronted her own lingerie brand which she designed and produced in collaboration with Addition Elle, a prominent Canadian Retailer. Assisting Ashley in unveiling her Black Orchid collection were several other well-known plus models. In summary, Ashley Graham – NYFW – killed it !!!

Here is a splash video of some of the action featuring Ashley.

 

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Denise Bidot – Picture of the Week – 9/14/2015

Denise Bidot  –  Model Extraordinaire

Denise Bidot plus size curvy

Top international model Denise Bidot’s career achievements continue to grow and expand into new areas. Denise was featured the 2014 New York Fashion Week walking for Chromat and Serena Williams’ HSN fashion line. Denise also was the face of Copenhagen’s 2014 Fashion Week. She walked London’s 2014 Fashion Week for the first time, for plus-size brand Evans.

More recently, Denise  and online retailer swimsuitsforall made a video for the campaign, Beach Body. Not Sorry. which was un-retouched and helped encourage women to be un-aplogetic about their bodies and any imperfection.

 

Denise is 5’9.5″ tall and her measurements are 40-33-46.5(in).

Denise is here for Fashion to Figure

 

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Denise Bidot is represented by Muse Management

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Victoria Lee – Picture of the Week – 6/29/2015

Victoria Lee – Beautiful Plus Size Model

plus size model victoria lee

Victoria Lee is an up and coming plus size model who has been making big moves lately. She calls Alanta home but she’s becoming known internationally. Victoria and model Frances Cordova walked for designer Eden Miller’s showing of the first plus size line at New York Fashion Week September 2013. Lee has worked for top brands like Old Navy, Nordstrom, Ashley Stewart, and Saks. She was also featured in Essence Magazine, PLUS Model Magazine, SLiNK Magazine, and recently in Glamour Magazine.

Victoria Lee is also a part of the headline making ImNoAngel campaign by Lane Bryant in response to Victoria’s Secret’s “Perfect Body” campaign. At 5′ 10″ she wears a size 14-16 dress and measures 36DD – 33.5 – 46.

Lee’s representation includes Wilhelmina Models, Ford Models,  and Factor Women Model Management.

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 9/15/2014

Denise Bidot Walks in New York Fashion Week 2014

 

Denise Bidot walks in New York Fashion Week  September 2014

 

History was made as two labels sent plus size curvy models down the runway in two separate shows to rave reviews. One of the best aspects of each event was that both straight and plus size models were presented as a cohesive group of models presenting their designer’s creations as only they individually could. In other words, it was all about top designs and top models and not about size.

Denise Bidot walked for Chromat by Becca McCharen whose show included other plus models. The other label, Zana Bayne, by Zana Bayne featured top curvy model Gia Geneiveve and several other plus models as well.

Denise is represented by Muse Model Management

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PMT – Picture of the Week – 9/16/2013

Frances Cordova – Plus Size Beautiful

Beautiful Plus Size Model Frances Cordova

Plus size beauty Frances Cordova rocked Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week 2013 in a history making event by walking for plus size fashion designer Eden Miller along with several other lovely plus size models. Miller showed her Cabiria collection which was the first plus size line ever to be shown at NY Fashion Week. Congratulations to all!

Frances definitely is one to watch and we expect her to continue to expand her impact on the fashion industry.

Frances Cordova is represented by Wilhelmina Models.

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“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 – 2/21/2011

Robyn Lawley for Inclusives


Plus model Robyn Lawley has been very busy lately with appearances in Australians Cosmopolitan in the November and December issues and a one-woman virtual fashion show for OneStopPlus.com during New York Fashion Week.  The show was seen worldwide online and simulcast in Times Square NY on a Jumbotron.

Robyn is also featured in the February 2011 issue of  Australian Cosmo. If that weren’t enough, Lawley and Lauren McKenzie are the front-models for H&M new Inclusive – a one-off collection of colorful and feminine fashion with lots of attitude in a wider than usual range of sizes.

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One Stop Plus Virtual Fashion Show

At 1:00pm EST, February 17, 2011 OneStopPlus.com launched it’s virtual fashion show online which was also broadcast live from a Jumbo-Tron in Times Square, New York. On the ground a large crowd watched the 10 minute presentation including  plus-size model Lizzie Miller, the new brand ambassador for OneStopPlus.com and several top company and industry representatives.

The internet simulcast  aired globally including OneStopPlus.com locations in the U.S., France, U.K., Belgium, and Sweden. The internet locale featured an online chat service where viewers gathered long before the broadcast to meet, greet, and discuss the event. The chat line was open during the runway show and viewers watched and commented during and long after the show was over. The bonus here was that the person chatting could have been across the street or across the pond.

The show’s only model was the lovely Robyn Lawley, who modeled 30 looks from “Collection by OSP”, a premiere brand created exclusively for the fashion show.

Here are a few looks from the Fall 2011 Fashion Show which coincided with New York Fashion Week.

OneShopPlus.com Virtual Fashion Show Looks

OneStopPlus.com Virtual Fashion Show

What did you think of the show ?

OneStopPlus.com Produces First Virtual Worldwide Runway Show

OneStopPlus.com  International Fashion Show
Thursday February 17, 2011
@ 1pm ( EST)
www.ospfashionshow.com

For the first time in history, plus-size women around the world can partake in New York Fashion Week as OneStopPlus.com takes the runway to the masses via the web. The Redcats brand and leading destination for curvy women who demand high style in plus-size fashion will produce the first virtual plus-size fashion show to coincide with New York Fashion Week. On February 17, 2011 at 1pm EST, OneStopPlus.com will offer women around the world a front-row seat to enjoy the premier viewing of its exclusive plus-size fall fashion collection.  The one-of-a-kind fashion show can be viewed at www.ospfashionshow.com via computer, smart phone, iPad and iTouch. The internet simulcast will air globally in numerous countries around the world, including: United States, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden. In addition to the internet simulcast, the virtual plus-size runway show will broadcast live from a Jumbo-Tron in New York City’s famed Times Square.

OneStopPlus.com, no stranger to being a trendsetter, held the first plus size runway show which coincided with New York Fashion Week last fall.  By all accounts it was a smashing success.  This time OSP is pulling out all the stops.

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.