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THIS IS ONE No One Ever Saw Coming…

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I talk about my journey a lot… but let me tell you THIS IS ONE no one ever saw coming, not even me.

I’ve been very blessed to meet some remarkable women in my lifetime that have poured into me and have taken me under their wings like my business partner Valery Amador, FFF Week’s Gwen DeVoe, and several others that professionally saw something in me before I even knew it.

I remember it like it was yesterday, I was at Full Figured Fashion Week and if you can remember those days, the itinerary was packed with events, and this one particular day I was walking through the media tables and entered a giveaway by dropping my card in a bucket. I mean who would ever turn down designer clothing? lol

Well, that’s how I met Marla Wynne. It was her giveaway I entered and legitimately won. Within a few weeks, I was in her NYC apartment chatting about fashion, getting down to my skivvies, and trying on all her samples.

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Over the years we worked together on several projects and while I was exposing her to the plus size market she was teaching me about designing clothing, television marketing, and branding. There was no set date, no formal contract… it was two women from completely different walks of life coming together and following a path we knew we wanted to be on.

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This past August I launched everydayJones by Madeline Jones on HSN! This day became possible the day I entered the giveaway, the times we collaborated together, every time she brought me to HSN as her special guest and the many Saturdays we spent on Zoom learning and sharing…

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At any given point this could have turned out another way because there was no way for us to truly know where this would go.

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The lesson for me in all of this is to always follow your heart.

While many others would have not seen the BIG PICTURE or had the patience to see where this alliance would lead… I led with my heart and my passion to reach as many people as I could with my message of loving the skin you’re in. My success story has never been one where I could take all the credit, it has been my collaboration with other amazing women that have brought me to where I am today.

I hope that if given the opportunity you will also embrace the journey even if it takes many years to see the end before a new chapter begins.

xoxo
Maddy

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Madeline Jones is the Editor-in-Chief of PLUS Model Magazine. "PMM brings you the fashion you love and closer to the models and influencers you admire." She is a sought-after industry influencer called upon by the top plus brands to collaborate on marketing opportunities.

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Welcome to Our May Issue of PLUS Model Magazine

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Welcome to Our May Issue of PLUS Model Magazine-2024-1

Welcome to our May issue of PLUS Model Magazine, where we’re embracing the beauty of the past while eagerly embracing the promise of the future.

This month, we’re thrilled to showcase the remarkable journey of one of our own: a returning cover model who’s not only graced the virtual pages of our magazine but also the hearts of many through her dedication as an educator and coach.

As we celebrate the spirit of resilience and perseverance, we remember our beloved plus-size model, Mia Amber Davis, whose light continues to inspire us even thirteen years after her sudden departure. Mia’s legacy is a testament to the power of embracing oneself wholly and unapologetically. Her impact on the fashion industry echoes through time, reminding us of the importance of representation and inclusivity.

Welcome to Our May Issue of PLUS Model Magazine-2024-1

In this issue, we’re not just reflecting on the past; we’re also celebrating the present and future of the modeling industry. Alongside Mia’s story, we’re excited to introduce you to new faces, fresh voices, and passionate individuals who are redefining beauty standards and making their mark in the world of fashion.

Our cover model’s journey embodies the essence of our theme this month. She’s not just a stunning face; she’s a beacon of inspiration, a guiding light for the people she works with, and a mentor for aspiring models. Her story is a reminder that no dream is too big and no obstacle too daunting when passion and perseverance are your guiding stars.

This month, may you be inspired by the stories of courage, resilience, and hope that grace our platform and social media pages. Let us celebrate the past, embrace the present, and welcome the future with open arms and unwavering optimism.

Thank you for joining us on this journey of inspiration and empowerment.

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With love and gratitude
Madeline Jones

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We Are Worthy, And We Are Powerful

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Paradoxical Times for the Plus-size Fashion Industry

This month, we’re thrilled to unveil our radiant cover model, Felicity Hayward – the force of nature behind some of the fiercest body positivity imagery and videos the plus-size fashion industry has ever witnessed.

Felicity has broken barriers as a plus-size model, author, and relentless beacon of self-love. She’s an inspiration to us all, a reminder that beauty and confidence know no size.

We’re living in a paradoxical time for the plus-size fashion industry.

On one hand, there’s greater visibility than ever before, and the winds of change are finally gaining momentum. On the other hand, we’re also witnessing disheartening regressions – a backlash to body positivity and unrealistic beauty standards that continue to plague our feeds and our lives.

My own journey offers a small reflection of this tension. As a mature woman diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis twenty years ago, a disease that often alters the body in frustrating ways, re-learning to love myself felt much like climbing a mountain. But climb it I did, and the view from the top – a place of true self-acceptance – is truly spectacular.

Let’s not sugarcoat the truth: 67% of American women wear a size 14 or larger, yet a shocking degree of body shaming and exclusion persists. We cannot move forward as an industry, cannot move forward as a society, without true diversity, inclusion, and a tireless celebration of all bodies.

This month, we’re not just highlighting stunning fashion.

We’re amplifying stories of strength, resilience, and the transformative power of self-love. We’re examining the complexities of the plus-size industry, exploring new frontiers in representation, and holding space for voices demanding real change.

Because let’s be clear: Our bodies are not a problem to be solved.

They are magnificent vessels carrying us through this extraordinary life. They’re worthy of clothing that makes us feel powerful, beautiful, and undeniably ourselves.

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Join us for a powerful one-to-one with our cover model Felicity Hayward on Instagram later this month and allow her energy to be our guide to self-love. Let’s find inspiration in the stories of everyday women forging their paths. Let’s ignite a fierce love for ourselves, right here, right now, regardless of size or circumstance. Because we are worthy, and we are powerful.

With love and fierce determination,

Maddy Jones

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Celebrating Black History Month

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Happy Anniversary PLUS Model Magazine!

It is with immense pleasure that we present to you our latest edition of PLUS Model Magazine.

This month, we’re not only celebrating Black History Month but also paying homage to the spirit of resilience, creativity, and elegance within the plus-size fashion community.

On our cover, gracing the pages with sheer grace and power is none other than a remarkable individual who embodies the essence of our celebration – Halle Deneen is a plus-size model, influencer, and mom. Through her presence, she not only captures the essence of style but also represents a force of change, breaking barriers, and redefining standards in the fashion industry.

Black History Month serves as a poignant reminder of the extraordinary contributions and achievements of Black individuals throughout history and within the realm of fashion and modeling, it is no different. We take this opportunity to honor the trailblazers who have paved the way for inclusivity, diversity, and representation within an industry that continues to evolve.

This month we will reflect on the stories, journeys, and triumphs that have shaped the narrative of plus-size fashion as a result of their hard work.

Thank you for joining us on this remarkable journey of celebration, empowerment, and inspiration. Here’s to a month filled with reverence, celebration, and above all, a reaffirmation of the beauty of diversity.

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XOXO Maddy

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Welcome to 2024!

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Welcome to the January 2024 issue of PLUS Model Magazine!

Welcome to the January 2024 issue of PLUS Model Magazine!

As we embark on a brand new year, it’s with great pleasure and excitement that I extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you. January is a month of fresh starts, renewed energy, and boundless possibilities, and we’re thrilled to be a part of your journey as we dive into the exciting year ahead.

As we stand at the threshold of 2024, it’s only fitting to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey that brought us here. Our commitment to celebrating diversity, body positivity, and empowering all individuals to embrace their unique beauty remains unwavering. This month we will be featuring individuals who will share their stories of strength and resilience and we are honored to continue championing your stories and experiences.

In the spirit of new beginnings, let’s talk about setting intentions for the year ahead. It’s not just about resolutions; it’s about creating a roadmap for personal and professional growth. Here are a few tips to help you craft meaningful intentions for 2024:

  1. Reflect on Your Values: Take some time to reflect on your core values and what truly matters to you. Your intentions should align with these principles, guiding you toward a more fulfilling and purposeful life.
  2. Prioritize Self-Care: This year, make self-care a non-negotiable part of your routine. Whether it’s taking a moment for mindfulness, indulging in a favorite hobby, or ensuring adequate rest, prioritize your well-being.
  3. Embrace Positivity: Surround yourself with positivity. Be mindful of the content you consume, the people you interact with, and the thoughts you entertain. Cultivating a positive mindset can significantly impact your overall happiness.
  4. Celebrate Your Achievements: Take time to acknowledge and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Each step forward is a victory, and recognizing your progress reinforces a positive and empowering mindset.

This month, you’ll find inspiring stories, fashion trends that celebrate every curve, and expert advice on navigating the path to self-discovery. We’ve curated content that not only showcases the beauty of the plus-size community but also empowers you to make 2024 your best year ever.

Thank you for being a part of the PLUS Model Magazine family. Here’s to a year filled with love, growth, and unparalleled success. May 2024 be the chapter where your dreams take flight, and your journey toward self-love and acceptance reaches new heights.

Wishing you a fantastic year ahead!

XOXO Maddy

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Stepping Into the New Year…

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Stepping Into the New Year...

Dear PLUS Model Magazine Family,

As we gather around the warmth of the December issue, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we’ve shared throughout this year. It has been a year filled with challenges, triumphs, and, most importantly, the unwavering support of our incredible readers. Your loyalty and engagement have been the driving force behind every post, and for that, I want to express my deepest gratitude.

In the past 12 months, we’ve collectively navigated uncharted waters and discovered the power of allowing ourselves grace. In a world that often demands perfection, we learned that it’s okay not to have it all figured out and that sometimes the beauty lies in the messy, imperfect moments. So, here’s to embracing the perfectly imperfect versions of ourselves, finding strength in vulnerability, and understanding that growth often springs from the unexpected.

As we step into the new year, there’s a palpable sense of anticipation in the air. We’re thrilled to announce an exciting model search that will celebrate the diverse beauty and stories within our community. This is an opportunity for each of you to shine and be celebrated for the unique qualities that make you who you are.

Additionally, be prepared for a plethora of new opportunities that will unfold in the coming months. We’re committed to bringing you fresh, inspiring content that resonates with your passions and interests. From thought-provoking features to captivating visuals, our pages will continue to be a source of inspiration and connection.

As we bid farewell to 2023, let’s carry with us the lessons of the past, the joys of the present, and the hope for a future filled with endless possibilities. Thank you for being an integral part of our PLUS Model Magazine family. Your support is not just appreciated; it’s what makes our community thrive.

Wishing you a December filled with warmth, love, and the joy of discovery.

With heartfelt gratitude,

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XOXO

Madeline Jones
Editor-in-Chief, PLUS Model Magazine

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Embracing the beauty of Autumn and the Season of Change

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Embracing the beauty of Autumn and the Season of Change

Embracing the beauty of Autumn and the Season of Change…

As we embrace the beauty of autumn and the season of change, we are thrilled to welcome you to the November issue of PLUS Model Magazine which we’re dedicating to celebrating diversity and shining a spotlight on the incredible world of plus-size fashion, models, and influencers outside of the United States.

Embracing the beauty of Autumn and the Season of Change

Fashion Tips for the Season: The transition from fall to winter brings a unique opportunity to experiment with layers, textures, and colors. In this issue, you’ll find our top fashion tips for staying warm and stylish as the temperature drops. We’ve also curated a selection of must-have wardrobe pieces to keep you looking your best this season.

Giveaway Alert: What’s better than cozying up with a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly November evening? How about winning fabulous prizes just in time for the holiday season? YES!

Special Features: Models and Influencers Across the Pond: Our special features this month highlight plus-size models and influencers who are making their mark beyond American borders. We’ll introduce you to some inspiring individuals who are redefining beauty standards and paving the way for a more inclusive future. Get ready to be inspired and uplifted by their stories.

As we come together to celebrate and champion diversity, we hope this issue inspires you to embrace your unique style, regardless of your size. Remember, fashion knows no boundaries, and beauty is found in every shape and form.

Stay warm, stay stylish, and always stay true to yourself.

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