Fashion magazine, V, has come up trumps this month with its size issue, named Love U just the way U R! I buy V anyway, just because of the fabulous fashion spreads but this issue is definately my favourite yet. It stars Crystal Renn among others modelling the same outfits as other slimmer models usually used in the world of fashion in the ‘One Size Fits All’ editorial.
Heres a quote from the mag…”WHAT’S THE SKINNY ON TODAY’S MODELS? BIG IS BIGGER THAN EVER, AND THESE BOMBSHELLS OF PLUS-SIZE ARE PROVING THAT THERE’S PLENTY OF ROOM IN THE FASHION WORLD FOR WOMEN WHO LOOK LIKE…WOMEN”
I’ve added images from the issue for those of you out there that dont buy the mag, just because it is just curvilicious…
I received a lot of emails asking me how to become a plus size model??? Since I can’t really email everyone, I thought it would be a better idea just to post it for all to see. There are some really important requirements to becoming a plus size model. There are a ton of agencies looking for plus size models.
Height Between 5′8″ and 6′0″
5′9″ is pretty much minimum for larger markets though Wilhelmina in NYC does represent a few girls who are 5′7″ and 5′8″.
Size 12, 14, 16
Sizes 10 and 18/20 are also used, but are not as common.
You may be a “plus size,” but you may have to be in shape if you model swim wear, lingerie or fitness gear.
You should be in proportion. Your bust, waist and hips should be about ten inches apart in size (i.e. 42-32-42) or very close. In addition, the shorter you are, the smaller your size should be. Someone who is 5′8″ would be expected to wear a smaller size (12/14) than a taller model. It is all about length and proportion.
PLUS SIZE MODELING COMPANIES
Close Models UK
Ford Models 12+ Division
Dorothy Combs Models
I hope this information helps those looking forward to be gorgeous plus size models. Let me know if this information was helpful. GOOD LUCK!!!
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.