Posts Tagged ‘designer plus size’

Spring in to Summer

April 1st, 2015 10:33 am

The clocks have gone forward which can only mean one thing, Summer is nearly here. The weather may not be showing much promise (we nearly got blown away on our way to work,) but we’ve chosen some of our favourite transitional pieces, that’ll keep you looking hotter than the summer sun. These pieces will easily keep you looking stylish whilst the weather transitions (Sunshine we’re all waiting for you.)  We’ve chosen looks for work, play and for those days where comfort rules over every outfit decision.

Pair our dragon print open back top with our black pique trousers. Dress this look with a simple pair of flat shoes for an office look with a twist. Our denim shirt dress will guide you with ease into the summer. Wear with a satchel bag and a pair of ankle boots to keep this look effortlessly stylish. Out for drinks? Our Tribal and leopard print mix dress will ensure you’re ready for the dance floor. Straight from work? Add some platform shoes and a simple clutch and you’re ready to go.  (All shoes and accessories are from

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The Biggest International Plus Size Model Search Is Here

March 31st, 2015 11:14 am

Want to become a plus size model? Are you inspired to strut your stuff in front of the camera like Tess Holliday, Denise Bidot or Ashley Graham? Well the biggest global plus size model search is on. In collaboration with Slink Magazine, UK top model agency Milk, Australian agency Bella and American agency Natural Models want you to enter. Open internationally, where ever you are in the world this is your chance to shine. The prizes include a modelling contract with all 3 of the agencies, becoming the front cover star of Slink Magazine including an editorial shoot inside, and a whole load of fashion and beauty goodies.

Do you have what it takes? Then what are you waiting for?  Click to apply here *

*Terms and conditions apply

Should The Fashion Industry #DropThePlus?

March 30th, 2015 4:04 pm

You may have noticed the controversy surrounding the term “plus size” recently in the news and social media. While we often associate the label Plus size with women sizes 16 and above, the fashion/modelling industry actually considers anything over a UK 8 to be plus size.

An Australian reality TV star has called for the fashion industry to drop this term to describe models that don’t fit the industry standard. Ajay Rochester, a former host of the Biggest Loser Australia, started the social media campaign using the hashtag #DropThePlus on Instagram. This is to try to encourage people to see models as models, and women as women.

She wrote next to the image below : “I am a woman FULL STOP. We are all women. Many shapes and sizes. It’s not us vs. them. We are sisters!”

Robyn Lawley, who wears a size UK 12, was recently hailed as the first plus-size model to be included on the pages of Sports Illustrated magazine, but even she is reluctant to embrace the label. “I don’t know if I consider myself as a plus-size model or not,” Lawley told Time magazine. “I just consider myself a model because I’m trying to help women in general accept their bodies.”

The campaign has also had support from UK size 12 lingerie model Stefania Ferrario who’s modelled for the likes of Dita Von Teese.

Also posting a photo on Instagram, she said: “I am a model FULL STOP. Unfortunately in the modelling industry if you’re above a US size 4 [a British size 8] you are considered plus size, and so I’m often labelled a ‘plus size’ model.

“I do NOT find this empowering… I’m NOT proud to be called ‘plus’, but I AM proud to be called a ‘model’, that is my profession.”

If the campaign is successful, it can help women focus on what really matters: their self-confidence. “Sexy is a state of mind, not a dress size,” Ferrario wrote on Twitter. “The sexiest thing anyone can possess is confidence. Don’t let society dictate to you what’s beautiful, embrace what makes you different.”

Do you agree? Should the term Plus be dropped and should Plus Size models just be called models? Or do you embrace the term and happy with the way it’s portrayed by the Fashion industry?


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