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Plus Model News Round-up: Liris Crosse Featured in Daily Mail UK, Candice Huffine Shines in Simply Be TV Campaign & More

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Plus Model News Round-up: Liris Crosse Featured in Daily Mail UK, Candice Huffine Shines in Simply Be TV Campaign & More

Plus models continue to make their presence known in the fashion world, whether it’s gracing magazine covers, being interviewed by major magazines or launching their own collections. It’s great to see that curvy bodies are being more accepted on the mainstream fashion scene so whenever a plus size model scores a magazine cover or any other kind of worthy achievement, it’s not just a score for that model but for plus size women everywhere.

Plus model Liris Crosse, known as “The Body” and the “Naomi Campbell of Plus” was recently featured in a great article/interview with Daily Mail UK.

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Image credit: Left – Rick Jones, Right – Nicole Lebris

Liris is taking the UK by storm, walking in several fashion shows and working with plus size fashion retailer Evans. The model is well known to the plus size community here in the US, having graced many runways here, being featured on a few PLUS Model Magazine covers and others, seen featured on retailer websites such as Ashley Stewart and teaching other aspiring models via her bootcamp classes. So it’s about time the UK caught on to how fabulous Liris is. Liris is signed to Dorothy Combs Models.

Check out that interview with the Daily Mail UK here.

Elle Brazil pushed the modeling envelope in their May 2015 issue by not only featuring a plus size blogger on the cover for the first time but not using photoshop on her body AND letting her body appear as it is, rolls and all.

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We have to admit that this cover is giving us LIFE right now. Blogger Juliana Romano is looking confident in her skin, rocking a Prada jacket and Miu Miu pumps. This is high fashion with a proud and beautiful “fat” girl shown, who said on her blog of the experience:

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“It’s not courageous to show your body only because it has curves more than what we’re used to seeing. And if we saw more pictures like the ones above, we would stop being so shocked when we see fat in real life or in the mirror. See, it is not about fat itself, it’s about FREEDOM to make our own decisions about our bodies, forgetting about the unrealistic idea of “bodily perfection,” and more about DIVERSITY – being fat, thin, tall, short, etc .”

Amen! The entire May 2015 Elle Brazil issue is dedicated to diversity and self-esteem. Kudos to Elle Brazil! Great job!

Speaking of Brazil, our favorite Brazilian plus model Fluvia Lacerda, known as the plus size “Gisele Bundchen“, is this month’s Trip Girl where she graces the cover of Trip Magazine and gives an exclusive interview.

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In her interview, she tells the magazine that she is more than the plus size “Gisele Bundchen” and talks about the causes she is passionate about. Fluvia is not afraid to share her thoughts on body diversity and campaigning the importance of teaching young girls to love themselves and be confident. She tells the magazine that the word “fat” is not a bad word and she doesn’t have a problem using it.

You can read that interview/essay here. (Please note, the page is in Portuguese. Check your browser to see if it has translation capabilities.)

Plus model Candice Huffine, who most recently was featured in Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign and can currently be seen in this year’s Pirelli calendar as the only plus model featured, stars in the summer TV advertising campaign for plus size fashion retailer Simply Be. Candice appears in the campaign alongside British plus model Laura Catterall.

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Candice Huffine (left) – Image credit: Daily Mail UK

Candice and Laura are seen modeling looks from Simply Be‘s summer 2015 collection. The retailer wants to inspire women to look and feel confident at any size. Simply Be told Daily Mail UK:

“The TV advertising campaign plays a major part in our wider marketing strategy for the brand, with the aim of moving the focus away from size and firmly on fashion. Simply Be customers want to see women of all shapes and sizes modelling our products, not just so they can visualise what a garment may look like on them, but to feel represented in the industry. Currently fashion doesn’t seem to be very inclusive but we hope to change that by empowering women to be proud of their curves.”

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Laura Catterall (Image: Daily Mail UK)

We’re excited to see what Simply Be has in-store in this new direction they are going. Candice and Laura look simply beautiful in this campaign and exude confidence. Candice is signed to Muse Models NY and MiLK Management UK.

To follow Liris Crosse on Facebook, click here.

Check out Juliana Romano’s blog here.

To check out Fluvia Lacerda on Facebook, click here.

You can find Candice Huffine on Instagram by clicking here.

Stay tuned to the blog for more plus model news!

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A body positivity advocate, freelance writer and author, Marcy is on a mission to empower everyone to love the skin they’re in. Her blog Fearlessly Just Me is the go-to blog for women seeking inspiration in fashion, confidence, traveling and more.

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May 23 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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SwimStar All Stars Partnership With Renowned Plus-size Model and Swimsuits For All Ambassador, Denise Bidot

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Inclusive Swimwear Brand Collaborates with Prominent Plus-Size Model Denise Bidot to Empower Aspiring Models

Swimsuits For All, a pioneer in inclusive swimwear, proudly introduces its inaugural SwimStar All Stars campaign in partnership with renowned plus-size model and Swimsuits For All ambassador, Denise Bidot. This collaboration marks a significant milestone, nearly a decade following Denise’s groundbreaking “Beach Body, Not Sorry” campaign with Swimsuits For All in 2015, which showcased unretouched imagery aimed at promoting unapologetic confidence.

Denise Bidot and Swimsuits For All have jointly unveiled the SwimStar All Stars nationwide search, dedicated to discovering emerging talent in the realm of swimsuit modeling. Encouraging aspiring models to share their personal narratives, the initiative aims to inspire women of all backgrounds, shapes, and sizes. Following a rigorous selection process, Brittany Wilborn, Camryn Henry, and Sharon Clawson emerged as the chosen winners. In January 2024, these models embarked on a transformative journey to Harbour Island, where they had the unparalleled opportunity to shoot alongside Denise under the expert direction of internationally acclaimed photographer and director, Ben Watts.

Reflecting on the initiative, Denise Bidot remarked, “This was a truly exceptional opportunity to celebrate the diversity of plus-size models and cultivate an atmosphere of support, empowerment, and knowledge sharing. The camaraderie on set was palpable, and I am deeply honored to impart the wisdom and insights I’ve garnered throughout my career. Opportunities like these are scarce for plus-size models in the industry, and it has been a privilege to collaborate with the exceptional team at Swimsuits for All to bring this campaign to fruition.”

The models showcased the latest swimwear offerings from the Swimsuits for All 2024 collection, featuring innovative designs tailored to meet the diverse needs of women, including:

Feel-good Fits: Addressing common concerns such as tummy bulges and fit issues, Swimsuits for All offers a range of fits designed to instill confidence and comfort in every body. Incorporating features like Power Mesh for a smooth, flattering silhouette, and adjustable straps for customizable support, the collection caters to various body types.

Bold Prints & Colors for Summer: The summer swimwear collection boasts vibrant colors and captivating prints, injecting excitement and personality into beach and poolside attire. From vivid neon hues to tropical motifs, the collection encourages self-expression and style experimentation.

Liquid Shine: Introducing Liquid Shine, a striking swim fabrication characterized by a glossy, liquid-like finish, adding an edgy allure to beachwear. Available in multiple silhouettes, including bikinis, Liquid Shine ensures you stand out with confidence.

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Bikinis that Suit You Best: The Mix & Match Bikini collection offers a personalized approach to swimwear, allowing individuals to mix and match colors and silhouettes for a bespoke look tailored to their preferences.

Beyond showcasing inclusive swimwear designs, the SwimStar All Stars campaign embodies a celebration of women uplifting one another in an industry often marked by competitiveness. Throughout the week-long shoot, models engaged in one-on-one sessions with Denise, fostering meaningful dialogue about the evolving representation of plus-size bodies in swim and fashion.

Jordan Hauser, Senior Director of E-Commerce & Marketing, expressed, “This campaign transcends conventional notions of body positivity and representation in the swim and fashion industries. It is a testament to the power of storytelling and authenticity in reflecting the diverse experiences of our customer base. We are committed to fostering a movement where women find strength in unity, and we are thrilled to embark on this journey alongside Denise Bidot, one of the industry’s foremost advocates for inclusivity.”

The summer 2024 swimwear collection is now available. For further details about Swimsuits For All and the SwimStar All Stars campaign, please visit www.swimsuitsforall.com.

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April 25 Edition – Our Favorite Plus Size Style Moments Of The Week

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