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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Katharine R wrote:
This thread makes me feel a lot happier. My measurements mimic these wonderful girls and I have been unable to apply for so many jobs as I am too big, now I feel less rubbish after seeing these great pictures! smile

have you ever considered plus size modelling?

Jan 27 11 12:25 pm Link

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Katharine R

Posts: 100

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Hey, wow thanks for replying.
I would LOVE to do it, do you think I would have a chance? I applied to Hughes last year but had no luck, am currently updating my portfolio to give it another shot.
Im a bit worried about my age (will be 23 this may) and also that theres so few agencies with plus size that I know of. I know Impact models in London were interested in me and one in the south, however the latter commented on my frame, saying it was too big. Even when I have been a stone lighter I still wore the same jeans size and I wasnt healthy then.. hmmm.

Jan 27 11 12:31 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Katharine R wrote:
Hey, wow thanks for replying.
I would LOVE to do it, do you think I would have a chance? I applied to Hughes last year but had no luck, am currently updating my portfolio to give it another shot.
Im a bit worried about my age (will be 23 this may) and also that theres so few agencies with plus size that I know of. I know Impact models in London were interested in me and one in the south, however the latter commented on my frame, saying it was too big. Even when I have been a stone lighter I still wore the same jeans size and I wasnt healthy then.. hmmm.

PM'ed wink

Jan 27 11 12:43 pm Link

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Pamela Gliatis

Posts: 74

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US

bump....i love this thread!!!

Jan 29 11 11:18 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Naomi for Anna Scholz... that girls has got LEGS!
size 12, 5'10, 34-30-40

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi63.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi64.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi66.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi67.jpg

and some other pics of this lovely lady

http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi1.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi2.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi36.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi31.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi37.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi45.jpg
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/naomi44.jpg

Jan 30 11 12:45 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Linda Ruck, one of the first plus size models I fell in love with :p

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8fsmvxsgV1qcl5svo1_400.png

Jan 30 11 01:41 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

ashley graham for elomi lingerie. I have no words for how hot and stunning and classy this is (except hot, stunning and classy ofcourse :p). It's pictures like these that reming me of why she's my favorite plus size model...

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Jan 30 11 02:26 pm Link

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cocokailee

Posts: 438

Sacramento, California, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:
ashley graham for elomi lingerie. I have no words for how hot and stunning and classy this is (except hot, stunning and classy ofcourse :p). It's pictures like these that reming me of why she's my favorite plus size model...

http://s01.imageupper.com/1/7/F2864675712026637_1.jpg
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http://s01.imageupper.com/1/7/F2864675712026637_10.jpg
http://s01.imageupper.com/1/7/F2864675712026637_11.jpg

Awe! I wish your pictures were working :{

Jan 31 11 11:07 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

its coco wrote:
Awe! I wish your pictures were working :{

huh??? they worked just fine for 2 days, and the source hasn't changed :s

I'll try and fix it!

Jan 31 11 01:59 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

I'm still lookingfor the aslehy graham pictures,  but here's a link where you can find them too:

http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f52/as … 287-4.html

halfway down the page, check it out people!

Jan 31 11 02:02 pm Link

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cocokailee

Posts: 438

Sacramento, California, US

I checked out the link and those shots of Ashley are gorgeous! My jaw nearly dropped to the floor... Thank you for sharing them, Marianne!

Man. This whole thread is amazing - it makes me even more excited to be signed again and inspires me to work harder! One day, I definitely hope to be among the ranks of these beautiful women! :}

Feb 05 11 12:18 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

its coco wrote:
I checked out the link and those shots of Ashley are gorgeous! My jaw nearly dropped to the floor... Thank you for sharing them, Marianne!

Man. This whole thread is amazing - it makes me even more excited to be signed again and inspires me to work harder! One day, I definitely hope to be among the ranks of these beautiful women! :}

I'm still so frustrated because I can't seem to find the pictures anywhere! aaaaargh big_smile

This season's line was modelled by a dutch model, Linda Ruck. Equally stunning, but again: no pictures.

if anyone finds them, please post them here smile

Feb 05 11 03:10 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

robyn lawley does it again with cosmopolitan smile

a fashoin spread based on the movie "the notebook"

one of my favorite models with one of my favorite movies, gotta love it!

also, cosmopolitan is scoring major points for me... this is the third time they have worked with robyn and showed off a plus size model. Without creating a big mediacircus like other magazines do. yeey cosmo!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oUciQJY0w4E/TU9hFNcAllI/AAAAAAAABPQ/SjUXEq_OzqE/s400/cosmo+1.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oUciQJY0w4E/TU9g-iSu5qI/AAAAAAAABPM/8WEb3TJiFbg/s640/cosmo+2.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oUciQJY0w4E/TU9hKzO0AWI/AAAAAAAABPU/1Vw23ZVycTI/s640/cosmo+3.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oUciQJY0w4E/TU9hXHOv12I/AAAAAAAABPc/8CmHWRgx1SM/s640/cosmo+5.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_oUciQJY0w4E/TU9hc_osIkI/AAAAAAAABPg/MalzS_3Sgg4/s640/cosmo+6.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oUciQJY0w4E/TU9j_1DOstI/AAAAAAAABPo/rQhf8ZtTmdU/s640/cosmo+4.jpg

doesn't this make you feel good about yourself? I also love the clothes, it's still about the fashion smile

Feb 07 11 03:52 am Link

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Lyndsie M

Posts: 130

Central Square, New York, US

Makes me smile seeing all the appreciation out there for the full figured ladies smile Gives hope for the Plus+ Sized ones of us out there

Feb 07 11 04:21 am Link

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AriellaV

Posts: 78

Teaneck, New Jersey, US

Seeing all of these beautiful plus size models is really a huge inspiration.

Feb 07 11 02:18 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Laura Wells for Betty Diamond (swimwear)

http://bettydiamond.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/home-images1.jpg
http://bettydiamond.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/home-images2.jpg
http://bettydiamond.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/home-images3.jpg
http://bettydiamond.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/home-images4.jpg
http://bettydiamond.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/home-images6.jpg
http://bettydiamond.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/home-images5.jpg

Feb 08 11 01:07 am Link

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Irina Sotnikova

Posts: 2

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Im plus size model.How can I post my pics on here?

Feb 08 11 01:13 am Link

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Adrienne Glenn

Posts: 7

San Francisco, California, US

Love it!  Keep on rockin' the plus size girl images... I absolutely love seeing all of them!

Check out this curvy girl on facebook!  Teehee... it's me. smile
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adrienne- … 3293455427

Feb 08 11 01:21 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Irina Sotnikova wrote:
Im plus size model.How can I post my pics on here?

nice pictures! Here's one smile (underneath the pictures you'll find "MM forum code, just copy paste that code to show your picture in a forum thread)

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100129/05/4b62e60dad6d7_m.jpg

are you signed with Bella?

Feb 08 11 01:24 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

a little gorgeousness I found in  Plus Model magazine, called "love letters"

featuring Jennifer Maitland and Laura Wells

http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-365_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-209_Doneweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-239_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-296_DONEweba.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-040_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-080_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-697_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-522_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/Plusmodelmag_feb2011_2web.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/Plusmodelmag_feb2011_1weba.jpg

and a very cute behind the scenes pic smile

http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/mainbehindthescenes_feb2011.jpg

Feb 08 11 08:56 am Link

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RebeccaW

Posts: 231

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:
a little gorgeousness I found in  Plus Model magazine, called "love letters"

featuring Jennifer Maitland and Laura Wells

http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-365_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-209_Doneweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-239_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-296_DONEweba.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-040_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-080_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-697_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/PMM_1-23-11-522_DONEweb.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/Plusmodelmag_feb2011_2web.jpg
http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/Plusmodelmag_feb2011_1weba.jpg

and a very cute behind the scenes pic smile

http://files.changemywebsite.com/776328/img/mainbehindthescenes_feb2011.jpg

I love plus model magazine! they're amazing and they always have the most beautiful models too!

Feb 08 11 10:32 am Link

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Tansy Blue

Posts: 318

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

This thread is awesome. I've been reading it for months, even before I signed up here. Never thought much of (and by that I mean not "thought badly of" but "didn't pay attention to") plus models before this; my opinion's completely changed.

Feb 08 11 11:01 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Tansy Blue wrote:
This thread is awesome. I've been reading it for months, even before I signed up here. Never thought much of (and by that I mean not "thought badly of" but "didn't pay attention to") models before this; my opinion's completely changed.

that's wonderful to hear smile

Feb 08 11 11:30 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

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legs legs legs!
http://www.12plusuk.co.uk/images/mireia17.jpg

Feb 08 11 12:09 pm Link

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RebeccaW

Posts: 231

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:

that's wonderful to hear smile

+100000000 smile

Feb 08 11 07:32 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

a new one from Danielle

http://hansdekort.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/HDEK191110_06059-600x371.jpg

Feb 09 11 05:00 pm Link

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cocokailee

Posts: 438

Sacramento, California, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:
a new one from Danielle

http://hansdekort.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/HDEK191110_06059-600x371.jpg

What a gorgeous face!


I really wish more photographers would be open to shooting plus models in strong, editorial-style concepts - like that Plus Model Mag spread with Jennifer and Laura. IMO, I feel that photographers over-seas seem to be more open to the idea (Plus models from agencies overseas have a lot of editorial/fashion-oriented work in their portfolios), while a lot of photographers here in the States still seem to prefer Straight size/Standard fashion models for that type of work. I hope that changes soon though!

I want to see more curvy figures in edgy couture and fierce editorials! smile

Feb 15 11 09:05 pm Link

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RebeccaW

Posts: 231

Jacksonville, Florida, US

its coco wrote:

What a gorgeous face!


I really wish more photographers would be open to shooting plus models in strong, editorial-style concepts - like that Plus Model Mag spread with Jennifer and Laura. IMO, I feel that photographers over-seas seem to be more open to the idea (Plus models from agencies overseas have a lot of editorial/fashion-oriented work in their portfolios), while a lot of photographers here in the States still seem to prefer Straight size/Standard fashion models for that type of work. I hope that changes soon though!

I want to see more curvy figures in edgy couture and fierce editorials! smile

I second that!!!
and I was gonna "bump" this thread but you beat me to it smile

Feb 15 11 09:10 pm Link

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Babalon Salome

Posts: 3499

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

its coco wrote:
I really wish more photographers would be open to shooting plus models in strong, editorial-style concepts - like that Plus Model Mag spread with Jennifer and Laura. IMO, I feel that photographers over-seas seem to be more open to the idea

I could swear it's the other way around, unfortunately.

Feb 15 11 09:12 pm Link

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cocokailee

Posts: 438

Sacramento, California, US

Rebecca B wrote:
I second that!!!
and I was gonna "bump" this thread but you beat me to it smile

Bumpin' it like Snooki! Hehe!


Babalon Salome wrote:
I could swear it's the other way around, unfortunately.

Really? I love glimpsing through the books of Plus models overseas for that reason! I've seen a good deal of editorials from European fashion mags with plus models than here in the states too, but again, that's just my own personal opinion :}

"The seaweed is always greener is somebody else's lake!" Hehe

All-around, I just hope to see equal exposure for all sizes in the industry soon!

Feb 15 11 09:17 pm Link

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Alexandria Georgiades

Posts: 26757

Lancaster, California, US

My favorite plus size models are in my port, and in my upcoming books.  I love the way light and shadow falls on the curves of what is termed plus size...to me they are just gorgeous.

Beauty isn't confined to weight and measurements.

Feb 15 11 10:41 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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its coco wrote:

What a gorgeous face!


I really wish more photographers would be open to shooting plus models in strong, editorial-style concepts - like that Plus Model Mag spread with Jennifer and Laura. IMO, I feel that photographers over-seas seem to be more open to the idea (Plus models from agencies overseas have a lot of editorial/fashion-oriented work in their portfolios), while a lot of photographers here in the States still seem to prefer Straight size/Standard fashion models for that type of work. I hope that changes soon though!

I want to see more curvy figures in edgy couture and fierce editorials! smile

well, to be honest, you're on the right side of the ocean wink. Plus size modelling comes from america. Over there, there are nice plus size clothing labels, plus size fashion week, plus size magazines...
we don't have that here. A lot of photographers have never even heard of it!
so just network your ass of and pay some people if you have to, to get you started.
good luck!

Feb 16 11 12:11 am Link

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Michelle Renee

Posts: 1073

Los Angeles, California, US

I don't hit the forums too often anymore, and a pain to see this on my blackberry, but nice thread! Lots of my friends!! Lots, lots more I could add, I'll have to do it from work. I stopped looking at page 3, so I don't want to throw a bunch of names on here that have already been mentioned!!!

Feb 20 11 10:23 am Link

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Silver Gypsy

Posts: 136

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US

Marianne Michaela wrote:

how could I forget her smile

I'll start listing some amazing mayhem plus size models tomorrow, we have some talent here!

So many beauties!   What a cool thread.  And London Andrews!  She's beyond smoldering hot!   I had a chance to work with her while she traveled through but was already booked up and had to decline.  I chose poorly.   She is amazing!

Feb 20 11 10:44 am Link

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W A L L E R

Posts: 862

Columbus, Ohio, US

I'm currently looking for plus sized models in Columbus, Ohio.  You would think that here in the Heartland we would have no shortage of them. However, I'm having a hard time finding them.  Suggestions?

Feb 20 11 02:25 pm Link

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Brad Gowan

Posts: 155

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

I think was is important is that ladies out there aspiring to rock what they've been blessed with as a plus size model still needs to work at toning those features of theres to as high a level as they can.  The women posted in this thread have spent as much time and effort on physical conditioning and tone, nutrition, the smootheness and complection of thier skin etc. as any other professional model from any other genre.  No model can show up anywhere in "as-is" condition and expect to be taken seriously.  The women in this post are gorgeous because they've believed in themselfs and put the work in.

Feb 20 11 02:45 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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Brad Gowan wrote:
I think was is important is that ladies out there aspiring to rock what they've been blessed with as a plus size model still needs to work at toning those features of theres to as high a level as they can.  The women posted in this thread have spent as much time and effort on physical conditioning and tone, nutrition, the smootheness and complection of thier skin etc. as any other professional model from any other genre.  No model can show up anywhere in "as-is" condition and expect to be taken seriously.  The women in this post are gorgeous because they've believed in themselfs and put the work in.

very true. people pften forget that plus size models are models. they are models first, and plus size women second. they work hard on their body, watch their diet, work out and work very hard to stay fit and gorgeous

Feb 20 11 02:52 pm Link

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Anna Adrielle

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IMPORTANT!

the beautiful Robyn Lawley poses nude for Glamour magazine...

http://www.glamour.com/images/health-fitness/2011/02/0201-01-glamour-body-survey_aw.jpg

but the article is even better:


Read these words: “You are a fat, worthless pig.” “You’re too thin. No man is ever going to want you.” “Ugly. Big. Gross.” Horrifying comments on some awful website? The rant of an abusive, controlling boyfriend? No; shockingly, these are the actual words young women are saying to themselves on any typical day. For some, such thoughts are fleeting, but for others, this dialogue plays on a constant, punishing loop, according to a new exclusive Glamour survey of more than 300 women of all sizes. Our research found that, on average, women have 13 negative body thoughts daily—nearly one for every waking hour

read the rest here
http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/2 … dies-today

this is an issue that concerns all women, of all shapes an sizes.

and robyn looks wonderful in it smile

Feb 20 11 04:09 pm Link

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Michelle Renee

Posts: 1073

Los Angeles, California, US

Brad Gowan wrote:
I think was is important is that ladies out there aspiring to rock what they've been blessed with as a plus size model still needs to work at toning those features of theres to as high a level as they can.  The women posted in this thread have spent as much time and effort on physical conditioning and tone, nutrition, the smootheness and complection of thier skin etc. as any other professional model from any other genre.  No model can show up anywhere in "as-is" condition and expect to be taken seriously.  The women in this post are gorgeous because they've believed in themselfs and put the work in.

Yes! Absolutely!

As someone who has been around for a (very long, lol) while, I can tell you that those who have been in the industry for some time are absolutely thrilled at the attention and exposure that is beginning to be given to plus models.

But...along with this comes the idea that being large=plus size model, and that is still not certainly the case. as mentioned many times in this thread, plus size woman does not equal plus model, and often a pluys model may not actually be plus sized.

The 'arrival" so to speak of the plus model has surely been instrumental in providing positive body images for young women and girls, but yet, a model is still a model. (fashion) Models are still tall, plus or otherwise, and still have industry standards to meet. (hence as someone also said, plus models have fairly flat tummies). They also have minimal cellulite and stretch marks, good skin, hair and teeth, and all those other qualities that make a model.

I often have given (solicited) advice to potential and aspiring plus models. If losing weight (in a healthy way) is something I mention or suggest, this can be met with some degree of anger or hostility. Same if I may say one is too short. I did not make these standards, but they are there.

The same way I understand I am never going to book Torrid or Forever 21, but I will rock the hell out of Sears, lol. Or that some plus models do lots of lingerie work, and some are more geared to basic commercial catalog.

Plus modeling has opened a whole new avenue, but it is still a road with lots of familiar directions and few detours.

My suggestion is any girl interested in plus modeling, go to www.plusmodelmag.com (I have been writing for them for the last 4 years, and you may see me in there a few times wink), read everything you can, absorb the info and the images, as it is spot on and all in one place. You can familiarize yourself with everything from the models, to the agencies, to the designers, to the retailers. You can even find the names of photographers who shoot plus models and shoot them well and as they should be.

Feb 20 11 05:11 pm Link

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Keyhole Imagery

Posts: 736

Woodstock, Georgia, US

great thread btw

Feb 20 11 05:19 pm Link