For it being her first beauty campaign, that’s impressive, as Barney’s is a well-known luxury retailer in the fashion world. This is also a huge deal in the plus size modeling world since even beauty brands are hesitant to hire a plus size model. Ridiculous, right? Beauty campaigns feature a model’s face, not her body. However, even beauty brands have their size preferences. Until now.
The new beauty campaign titled Face Time features Robyn in a video, showcasing four different makeup looks from the following brands: Givenchy, NARS, Make and Kevyn Aucoin. Check out the video below…
Robyn continues to be a force to reckon with in the modeling industry. Her continued success in landing jobs that make her more visible in the fashion world gives her the opportunity to use that visibility to continue to speak out on issues such as the thigh gap trend, eating disorders, and size diversity.
Last week, she spoke with Daily Mail UK on how great it is that plus size models are landing more editorials and making strides in the industry but that it shouldn’t end there. She talked about how size diversity is greatly needed on the runway. She told Daily Mail UK:
“It’s disappointing as I love catwalk modelling, it’s more exciting than being on a shoot so it sucks not to be included. Plus-size models are being used more in magazines and in the media but not on the runway and not by high-end designers like Prada. I’d love them to use more curvy girls but it’s like a taboo and I don’t know why. It screams lack of diversity.”
She goes to say that the lack of diversity on the runway sends the wrong message to young girls:
“It doesn’t send out a good message to teenager girls who are impressionable. They’re not coat hangers, they’re girls and it’s bad for them to only see skinny frames on the catwalk. I hope I can be a strong role model for them but there’s not enough of us plus-size models.”
We congratulate Robyn on her new beauty gig with Barney’s and for continuing to speak out on important issues within the fashion industry. We hope the industry is listening.
To read past reports we have written about Robyn, click here.