Ashley Stewart and PLUS Model Magazine Tap Top Plus Bloggers for #IAMASHLEY Spring Styling Challenge

Ashley Stewart and PLUS Model Magazine Tap Top Plus Bloggers for #IAMASHLEY Spring Styling Challenge

In this month’s issue of PLUS Model Magazine, our Woman of Style feature is back! We partnered with plus size fashion retailer Ashley Stewart to feature five top plus size fashion bloggers, showing off their individual style in the latest spring fashions from the brand.

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You can check out the fashion editorial here. It’s on pages 50-56. Photography by Luke Jones and styling by Steffany Allen.

To read more about this great fashion photo shoot and the bloggers involved, here’s the official press release:

Ashley Stewart participates in NYC photoshoot with top plus bloggers for spring styling fashion challenge in editorial spread in March 2015 issue of PLUS Model Magazine.

Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

What makes the perfect Ashley Stewart woman? She is bold, stylish, brave, adventurous, and powerful. She lives by her own rules, loves her curves, and looks impeccable doing so. That’s why PLUS Model Magazine (PMM), the #1 plus size fashion and beauty magazine/blog, has partnered with leading plus size global fashion brand Ashley Stewart for its Woman of Style photo spread featuring Top Plus Bloggers, who are all doing it their way. Five bloggers were invited to participate in a #IAMASHLEY styling challenge, each chosen for her sense of style, confidence, and long-time love of the Ashley Stewart brand. Each blogger was then able to select any Ashley Stewart outfit, put her own unique twist on it, participate in a NYC photoshoot, and show off her take on curvy spring fashion must-haves in an editorial spread in PLUS Model Magazine’s March 2015 issue.

“I have always referred to Ashley Stewart as ‘The People’s Brand,’ their passion for the plus-sized woman has always been clear. Now seeing them come into their own is a true delight and I’m excited for PMM to partner with a leading brand that is not afraid to show some curves,” says Plus Model Magazine editor-in-chief Madeline Jones.

“Over the past twenty-four years, Ashley Stewart forged lasting, personal relationships with its customers in neighborhood shops across the country. Recent innovations in digital have allowed us and her loyal followers to introduce her to friends in new neighborhoods and new countries heretofore unimaginable. Despite this, our goal is to stay true to our mission of getting to know each and every one of our customers on an individual level. We hope you enjoy the individualism of each of these trend-setting women as much as we do,” says Executive Chairman and CEO James Rhee.

The following bloggers showcased their curves and voluptuous personalities in the March issue of PLUS Model Magazine:

Allison McGevna, Stylist/Fox News Producer/Blogger,
Allie has been an Ashley Stewart fan since she was a teenager. In fact, her very first major modeling campaign was with the brand, so it holds a special spot in her heart.
Fashion Tip: “Play with it, make it your own. Taking the sexy aspect and giving it an edge, don’t be so serious.”

Jezra Matthews, Model and Blogger,
Jezra first fell in love with Ashley Stewart on Valentine’s Day. “I saw a beautiful red blazer,” she recalls, “I went in to try it on and it fit my body perfectly. It just complimented me so well.” She’s been in love with the brand ever since.
Fashion Tip: “Be Fun. Be Comfortable. Be You!”

Essie Golden, Blogger –
There weren’t a lot of choices for plus-sized women in Orlando, but Essie was determined to find great outfits (especially for church) – Ashley Stewart spoke to her and she’s been a fan ever since.
Fashion Tip: “Edge it up! Wear high heels, or even sneakers!”

Kelly Augustine, Blogger,
“I always shopped along 125th street in Manhattan and happened to walk by,” recalls Kelly, “I saw a leather skirt in the window and that was it! I kept going back and buying more and more.”
Fashion Tip: “Use only one piece as your drama piece. Let it have its moment!”

Chante Burkett, Blogger,
Chante discovered Ashley Stewart three years ago in a local mall after moving to the tri-state area, and has since developed quite the love affair with Ashley Stewart jeans.
Fashion Tip: “Always have proper undergarments and always think about where you are going so you can wear the proper shoes!”

Throughout March, Ashley Stewart will be highlighting these bloggers and its customers wearing spring trends with the #IAMASHLEY hashtag.

For more information, visit the Ashley Stewart Facebook page at

About PLUS Model Magazine: PMM inspires the style-savvy, fashion-forward, full-figured woman to embrace her curves. PMM has become a thought-leader shaping the plus size industry and providing a barometer for the season’s latest style trends for curvy women. With a monthly magazine featuring stunning editorials showcasing plus models, as well as ‘How-to-wear’ columns and shopping guides at all price-points, PMM reports on style, beauty and topical news, all while engaging our reader in lively and meaningful conversation on our daily blog and social media. Developed, designed and written by plus women, for plus women, PMM understands and speaks directly to the heart of our reader, because we are our reader. Online since 2006, PMM is the #1 plus size fashion & beauty magazine, blog and social media outlet.

About Ashley Stewart: Ashley Stewart is an iconic and global plus size brand that has captured the hearts and minds of curvy women since its founding in 1991 in Brooklyn, New York. Today, Ashley Stewart offers the hottest looks with stores across the United States, a high growth ecommerce presence at, and an industry-leading social media presence. Ashley Stewart stands for uncompromising style, fashion, fit and empowerment for the trend-savvy woman who flaunts her curves. From the perfect pair of jeans to churchflow dresses, smoking hot outfits to #DaretoBare intimates, Ashley Stewart has you covered.

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