Posts Tagged ‘Slink’

Plus-Size Model Casting Call Has Amazing Number of Entries

May 11th, 2013 10:00 am

Thousands of women have responded to a plus-size model casting call run by agency Models1 in partnership with the UK-based plus magazine, SLiNK. In fact, SLiNK’s editor, Rivkie Baum, says the volume of plus entries far exceeds those of the straight-size version of the competition. She feels this is a sign that women are rejecting previous beauty norms.

#MakeMeaModels1Curvy entrants

“Women of every size are getting more confident,” Baum said to Huffington Post UK. “They want to flaunt their curves rather than strive for a single body shape.” She also believes that the opportunities for a successful career as a plus model are getting better and better. “Curvy models are booking bigger and better campaigns all the time,” says Baum.

#MakeMeaModels1Curvy entrants

The competition has been deliberately run through social media. Entrants must upload a ’selfie’ to Instagram using the hashtag #MakeMeaModels1Curvy. “It can be really intimidating to go into an agency,” Baum told HuffPost UK. “This comp allowed women to take their shots in their own time and environment, and be comfortable.”

A New Magazine on the Plus Scene

April 11th, 2011 1:16 pm

We’re loving the brand new publication SLiINK magazine, which caters to fashionable women sized 14 and up. The premiere issue’s cover features Anna’s hot coral crepe jersey one-shouldered dress. A number of other pieces from Anna’s Spring-Summer 2011 collection are also styled nicely throughout the magazine.

“SLiNK is a forward thinking plus size magazine that offers the same aspirational elements of the main glossies” says Editor-in-Chief, Rivkie Baum. “I became aware that lots of plus size women didn’t even pay attention to trends,” Baum adds, “as there was no media format that showed it to them in an obtainable yet aspirational format.”

There are some wicked fashion spreads in SLiNK, showcasing high-end, web and high street clothing for all budgets…and LOTS of fabulous styles from Anna. Brands included in the magazine must run up to at least a size 22.

Readers also will enjoy the article written by Anna about the process of designing a collection. Beauty and home decorating tips, recipes and film and book reviews also keep the pages up-to-date and informative.

Check out SLiNK and tell us what you THiNK!


© Anne Kroul, 2013.