Posts Tagged ‘plus-size dresses’


Denise Bidot – Plus size model

February 27th, 2015 12:30 pm


If you haven’t heard of Denise Bidot yet, you sure will see a lot more of her in the near future.  She’s currently breaking new  ground for Plus size models across the globe, becoming the first plus size model to grace the catwalk at New York Fashion week and is known for her work with straight and plus-size brands such as Forever 21, Target, Zizi, Levi’s, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Old Navy and Lane Bryant.

Denise sat down with Cosmo mag and Sophie Simmons, the 22-year-old designer behind Sophie x TheStyleClub (More info here), to talk about body image, confidence and the plus size fashion industry.

You can view the video below where Bidot discusses how plus-size models have to fit ideal body types, and how her mother, and being a mother herself has had an impact on her views regarding her own body image.

During her interview Bidot gave her strong views of the term ‘plus size’:

“I think other people have a problem with [the term ‘plus-size’] more than I do. I don’t care what you call me. I’m glad to even have a place in this fashion industry. Plus-size, straight-size, in-betweenie — I don’t care regardless. I’m just a woman. I’m a curvy woman, and hopefully some day they do end up cutting out the word plus-size. But, for right now it’s nice to just have a section for us.”

We couldn’t agree more with Denise’s opinion regarding the term ‘plus size’ and encouraging a healthy idea of body confidence in all women, no matter their shape or size. We admire Denise’s own confidence and the amazing influence she has on the plus size industry right now.




The Oscars Red Carpet – Our Favourite Looks

February 23rd, 2015 4:11 pm


The 87th Oscars ceremony happened last night in the USA, and if you’re anything like us you were dying to see what the stars wore on the red carpet.  Known for being the biggest night of the year for red carpet dressing, we’ve picked our favourite looks that we couldn’t help but love. We loved how quirky and fun these looks were, especially J-LO’s stunning embellished Elie Saab Couture dress. Emma Stone also looked ravishing in a long-sleeve, chartreuse custom Elie Saab gown. We love the lime green colour against her bright orange lipstick. Recently announcing her pregnancy, Sophie Hunter (pictured with her husband Benedict Cumberbatch) opted for a red floor-skimming silk number by Lanvin, which was daringly done up at either side by safety pins. Margot Robbie, the breakout star of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” looked incredible in a plunging femme fatale look by Saint Laurent. And we can’t forget the males this season. Will.I.Am opted for a laid back look whilst trying to be sophisticated, for the carpet this year. Always being one step ahead, Will paired a tux jacket with a multi colour striped top, turned up trousers and smart trainers. See all of our favourite looks looks below.




Our top exhibition picks for 2015

February 22nd, 2015 4:00 pm


Introduce some culture and art in to your 2015 by visiting our top exhibitions for the up and coming year. Based around the world and the UK, we hope you enjoy our favourite 6.

YSL – Style is eternal

The Bowes Museum, County Durham, 11 July-25 October

“Fashion fades, style is eternal” said Yves Saint Laurent, and this exhibition is a perfect example of just that. YSL has been dressing women since the 1950s, and this exhibition is a fine collection of his work and the influences behind it, including over 5,000 items and 15,000 drawings, notes and accessories.

Guy Bourdin – Image Maker

Somerset House, London, 27 Nov – 15 March

One of the most important photographers the fashion world has produced, Bordin made photography an art form in its own right, not just a way to present a brand or item. His exhibition includes over 100 of his key works including works-in-progress, notebooks, paintings and short films.

Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty

The V&A, London – 14 March – 19 July

Alexander McQueen was one of the most influential designers of his generation and his influence on the fashion industry is not to be understated. This V&A exhibition has already been extended due to demand as it is one of the most popular it has ever hosted, so don’t miss out!

Jeff Koons

The Pompidou Centre, Paris – 26 Nov 14 – 27 April 15

There is a reason Jeff Koons is generally described as one of the USA’s most controversial artists, and this collection reflecting  an amazing variety of subjects, themes, materials, intended audiences, and purposes shows why. Anna visited the exhibition herself whilst in New York and became a fan immediately .

Jeanne Lanvin

The Palais Galliera- 7 March – 23 Aug

The Palais Galleria’s celebration of the oldest French fashion company still in production is a gorgeous timeline of over 100 outfits, produced by Lanvin herself between 1909 and 1946, along with numerous accessories and sketches.

Dries Van Noten

MoMu museum, Antwerp – 13 Feb – 19 July

Dries Van Noten is known for taking inspiration for his designs from anything and everything which makes for a very interesting and beautiful exhibition of the Belgian designers creations, the way he works and the themes he covers.

For more info see our Exhibition Guide here





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