Posts Tagged ‘plus models’

The Many Faces of Clementine Desseaux

May 28th, 2013 10:00 am

Gorgeous plus model Clementine Desseaux appears in an edgy beauty feature in the latest issue of Volup2, the online magazine created by Velvet D’Amour (who also is the Editor, Art Director and Photographer).

Few people can rock green lips or blue eyebrows– but Clementine is making it work!

We’re also very pleased to say that Clementine is one of the models for Anna’s Autumn-Winter 2013 Black Label collection. The campaign imagery for that collection was shot in New York city and Clementine braved the biting winds like a trouper!

Stay tuned to for when the Black Label photos become available– we think you’ll love them as much as we do!

Model Laura Goodwin: One to Watch

May 26th, 2013 10:00 am

Plus model Laura Goodwin is the cover girl of the latest issue of Volup2, the online magazine created by the multi-talented Velvet D’Amour. Laura also appears in an edgy spread on the inside pages.

Fans can look forward to seeing Laura on the Anna Scholz website in only a few short months. She’ll be modelling pieces from the upcoming Autumn-Winter 2013 collection for Anna’s web shop.

So you’ll definitely want to watch Anna’s website for Laura’s appearance this autumn — she looks great!

Jennie Runk is the Model of Confidence

May 17th, 2013 10:00 am

Plus size American model Jennie Runk says she was completely surprised that her H&M beachwear campaign would cause such a stir. Since she had never really considered how she looks in a bikini, she was surprised that so many people were pleased to see her curvy figure in the campaign photos.

In fact, says Runk, some women have confessed that her photos have “inspired them to try on a bikini for the first time in years. This is exactly the kind of thing I’ve always wanted to accomplish, showing women that it’s OK to be confident even if you’re not the popular notion of ‘perfect’.”

Runk has decided to use the attention she has received “as an opportunity to make the world a little nicer by promoting confidence.” She especially hopes to reach out to teenage girls as she had an awkward adolescence and feels it is a difficult period to navigate. “When our bodies change and we all start to look totally different, we simultaneously begin feeling pressured to look exactly the same,” says Runk. “This is an impossible goal to achieve and I wish I had known that when I was 13.”

Having finally survived her teenage years, “I feel compelled to show girls who are going through the same thing that it’s acceptable to be different,” Runk explains. “You will grow out of this awkwardness fabulously. Just focus on being the best possible version of yourself and quit worrying about your thighs, there’s nothing wrong with them. … After all, I never thought of myself as model material but then I was discovered at a Petsmart, while volunteering in my too-short sweat pants no less.”

Runk acknowledges that “there are also negative connotations associated with thinness. Just as bigger women get called fat or chunky, thin women get called gangly or bony. …There’s no need to glamorise one body type and slam another,” she says. “We need to stop this absurd hatred towards bodies for being different sizes. It doesn’t help anyone.”

When she was first discovered, Runk was given the option to lose weight and try to maintain a US size four (a UK six or eight), or to gain a little to be a US size 10 (a UK 12 or 14) – and start a career as a plus-size model. Since she knew her body was never meant to be a size four, she decided to go with plus modelling.

The self-professed “quiet type who reads books, plays video games, and might be a little too obsessed with her cat” seems to be doing pretty well so far!

Read Runk’s full self-penned article from BBC New Magazine.


© Anne Kroul, 2013.