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Editor’s Letter – Love Your Body Month at PMM!

After ten years of fun, fashion, and working with some of the industry’s sexiest models, we have decided to pump up the volume as we move towards 2017.  As you can see, we have a NEW sexy look at PMM. Our new look will allow us to bring you the great imagery you love, while bringing you the latest in modeling, news, beauty, bloggers and fashion on a daily basis. Yes, all of our content will now be at your fingertips daily!maddy-jones-and-ashley-nell-tipton

If you have been following our social media channels, you know A LOT has been happening lately. Designers Ashley Nell Tipton and Christian Siriano especially inspire me. Ashley is young, passionate and is living her dreams after winning Project Runway. Her new 19-piece collection with JC Penney is available with sizes up to 5X. Why is this so important? Well, plus size women don’t stop at a size 3X and the fashion options for women beyond this size seem very limited.

christian-sirianoAnother profound moment for me was speaking to Christian Siriano during his event with Lane Bryant. We’ve met before and I even brought my daughter to his showroom during a preview. This time was different; we sat in the back of the Lane Bryant flagship store on 34th street in one of the fitting rooms chit-chatting about his newest collection. Many times, people do things for money or fame but are actually embarrassed of working within the plus size industry. That was not the feeling I got after our chat. He was proud of his work and proud to be able to design for ALL women including us plus size gals. HURRAY!!!!!

This month, we brought back the beautiful Samantha Lebbie to grace our cover. Samantha is back after a near-death experience that changed her in a profound way and has touched many of us that learned of her story.

In addition to this inspiring story from Samantha, we are featuring a beautiful collaboration between photographer Jose Pagan and models Stephanie Malik, Barrett Rosser and Jenna Rusnak. These three models bare all in a jaw-dropping “Body paint” feature, which includes testimonials from these inspiring young ladies.

We are so inspired by the industry and the plus size community and we will be featuring more of YOU in coming months. Oh… and did I mention a yearly PMM paper magazine issue? Yes, stay tuned…

XOXO Maddy