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.
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.
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:
“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 .”
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.
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.)
“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.”