Monthly Archives: October 2009

OUTRAGE AT LAGERFELD

Chanel Designer Karl Largerfeld outraged women all over the globe recently with his comments on German Magazine, Brigitte, banning super skinny models from its pages and opt for more ‘normal’ sized women.

“No one wants to see curvy women,” he was quoted as saying on the website of news magazine Focus.

 “You’ve got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly.”

The world of fashion was about “dreams and illusions”, he said, dismissing as “absurd” the debate prompted by Brigitte magazine which said it would no longer feature professional models on its pages.

Hello! Is this not the same guy that was once 92lbs heavier before embarking on a strict no carbs, no life diet! Thought I’d add these pictures and let me know what you think about his comments.

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WHERES WHITNEY NOW?

Since Ive just finished watching cycle 10 of Americas Next Top Model (ANTM) I thought I’d look into what the winner if that season, Whitney Thompson, is doing now. With me not living in America is rare that I come across the winners, I honestly dont think Ive even seen Covergirl in England, not even in London. In 2008 Whitney was voted as one of the most influential people in the world by MSN. To be honest I cant even believe Whitney was called plus size when she is a tiny size 14! But heres a look back at Whitney, who is now signed to Wilhelmina Models after starting her career with Elite Model Management.

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CURVY CONFIDENTIAL

I officially heart curvy confidential, a website that many of you will be a fan of already. So I thought I’d add some fantastic advice from the site about shedding weight….

Ok everyone…lets drop that weight!! That’s right, let’s get rid of it once and for all.

If you know me or what I stand for…you may think that I have had a hit on my head, or a change of heart, or a lapse in all that I write and speak about.

Not true.

I actually mean it.  Lets all lose some weight!  Oh, it is probably not the “weight” that you may think.  I am talking about all of the self-doubt, the degrading thoughts within your head, and all of the other WEIGHT that you pile on yourself when talking about your body and its girth/weight/poundage/pooch/fat…or any other word that you could use to diminish all of the real beauty that you actually do possess.   I have been working with, coaching, counseling and teaching people (not only women either) about body issues and self-loathing a lot lately.    The topic is always so fascinating to me and continues to be.   What I am finding is that many of us pile on the “weight” of carrying around a bad attitude and it is HEAVY.

Self-speak is constantly occurring.   Our job is to re-program, if you will, our negative thoughts about what we look like.   Why not make the choice to drop the bad thinking and replace with thoughts of all that we actually are that is great and all of the wonderful qualities that we do possess.

So I am suggesting that you drop a few unnecessary pounds of criticism. And not just about yourself, of others as well.   Stop looking for the seeming flaws in yourself and point out to yourself all of the beauty of who you are.  And begin to notice the truth about the beauty in others too.

Confidence is the best accessory a person can put on, a wise and loving man once told me.   I loved that.   I still do.   I still remember it like it was yesterday and it was many years ago.     Look lovingly at your reflection rather than with a critical, judgmental eye.   You are PERFECT just the way you are.   Remember that.   So dress it up, sexify it, strut it, move and dance it, adore it…it being you!

With love, from a “weightless” woman.

Fabulous advice if I say so myself…

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THE GLAMAZONS

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These gorgeous four ladies make up the sexy burlesque cabaret act, The Glamazons! The American born group are currently working on their new album, with new songs posted on their website www.theglamazons.com so check them out.

They look absolutely gorgeous dressed up for their stage performances, with Sandy, Meryl, Laura and Sarah spending their time entertaining the crowd with their burlesque dance routines and singing. These full figuered ladies have been performing in downtown New York since 2002 and have been a massive hit ever since the formation thanks Meryl ‘Lady’ Finger, the founder of The Glamazons.

Here is one of The Glamazons tips for a truely fanatasic wardrobe, without spending over the odds.

“When I buy a new pair of boots and they dont fit round the calf I take them to a shoe repair proffesional. There they will cut one to four verticle slits down the boots near the zipper then sew in the same colour elastic to make the boots stretch for a better fit.”

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WHO KNEW JEFFERY WAS BACK?

Jeffery Rogers was one of the biggest retailers on the highstreet, mostly because of my sisters selling techniques when she worked there as a Saturday girl for most of her teenage years!

So when I came across JD Williams whilst online shopping (I know I have an addiction, you don’t need to say) and I found Jeffery and Paula, a collection of clothing ranging from sizes 14 – 32 from the designer and his wife. Thought I’d upload my favourite peices and see what you think.

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GLAMOUR MAG – INFAMOUS NOVEMBER ISSUE

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Glamour magazine is set to honour plus size models in its November Issue after the media attention that their September Issue brought when they photographed Lizzie Miller without airburshing her ‘normal’ (hate using that term) womans stomach.

It caused uproar in the fashion crowd, although the readers of Glamour applauded the magazines decision to print this. Miller is no bigger than a size 12 yet the distorted world of fashion, she was deemed plus size and should have been air brushed to obscurity like most other non- discript models.

The double page spread features Miller, Crystal Renn, Amy Lemons, Ashley Graham, Kate Dillon, Anansa Sims, and Jennie Runk and focuses on excellent, up lifting advice such as we should stop nitpicking about minor flaws and feel comfortable in our bodies. Something us at Glamourplus already knew.

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HANDBAGS AT DAWN

When were feeling a little bit under the weather and things just dont seem to be going right, whether your not so confident today or even if your love life has taken a nose dive, nothing beats buying a little something to shake up your wardrobe…

I know what it can feel like however when everything you try on seems to make you look worse and does more to hinder your self confidence than if you had just stayed in bed like you originally wanted to this morning!

Well ladies, what better way to spice up your style than a sexy nex handbag and with the seasons mix of leather, studs and feathers you are soon to be one of the hottest stylistas around…who needs a man when you have this sort of arm candy!

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           Topshop Zebra Over Body Bag £30.00

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Evans Teal Plaited Bag £23.00

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