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New Plus Size Fashion Show on TLC?

If you read my post  Mixed Messages you know how I feel about TLC’s show What Not To Wear. This show features co-host Stacy London, a fashion expert who tells women what they should and shouldn’t wear.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, London got the green light for eight episodes of a new fashion series. It’s untitled at the moment, but the article states it will feature husband and wife business owners Lisa and Jim Dolan. They own plus size boutique Lee Lee’s Velise in Brooklyn, New York.  The show will revolve around the boutique and the customers.

A lot like What Not To Wear, the owners will work on making over their customer’s wardrobes and offering plus size fashion advice.

I’m always worried about how these shows will portray plus size women. Sometimes these networks edit the show to be a lot more dramatic than it really is. You know what I’m talking about, right? Let’s hope this shed’s a positive light on plus size women and  fashion.

What do you think?

January 2012 Issue of Plus Model Magazine

I may be biased because I’m part of the Plus Model Magazine team, but I’m in awe of the January 2012 issue. It’s filled with literally everything. Loving the beauty and fashion features. I was really excited to put together my shopping piece covering three common new year resolutions. I’m especially moved by the What’s Wrong With Our Bodies Anyways? feature. It’s a powerful photo spread. Don’t take my word for it, check out the January issue of Plus Model Magazine now. 

I’d love your feedback about this month’s issue.

Inspired by Bill Cunningham New York, A Documentary

Bill Cunningham New York-Zeitgeist Films (Available on DVD, Digital, and Netflix)
Bill Cunningham New York-Zeitgeist Films (Available on DVD, Digital, and Netflix)

‎”Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization.” -Bill Cunningham

If there’s one thing I’m passionate about it’s living life and doing what you love. Today, I watched a documentary based on New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham and I witnessed a passion unlike any other. And it’s not even just for fashion. His love of life and doing what you love is inspiring.

Bill Cunningham New York, follows and chronicles the life of one of the most validated and beloved fashion/street style photographers of our time. Today’s ‘wanna be” street style photographers don’t compare to Bill. I don’t think you even need to love fashion to appreciate the message of this film and his philosophy on fashion.

Have you seen Bill Cunningham New York yet? What did you think?

Full Figured Fashion Week…Here I come!

To say I’m excited about Full Figured Fashion Week is an understatement. As a member of The Fashion Front, I can’t wait for the events, networking, and THE FASHION! I am not only ready to show New York a bunch of curvy love, but I am ready to party with my girls!

And by the way…I leave tomorrow night. I haven’t packed a thing. In fact, I’m not even done shopping. LOL. Yes, I’m “that” person. I did finally get my runway finale dress! It’s a very hip hugging kind of dress. I can’t wait to show you. You will also see a couple of days of outfits from the “one and only” Lane Bryant.

I will post every day and tweet my heart out. Please follow me @CurvesandChaos for all the updates. If you’re going to any of the events, please stop by and say hello. I’d love to meet you.

Full Figured Fashion not only means the world to me, but I know it means the world a lot of you. And now, the fashion world will see the mark we can and will make. Just look at some of the recent press it’s received:



Are you going to any of the Full Figured Fashion Week events?

Crystal Renn speaks…again…about her weight loss

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Ex-plus model Crystal Renn, in an exclusive video interview via the Ford Models Blog, speaks up again about the issue of her recent weight loss.

“For some a thinner Crystal Renn has meant betrayal of the very foundations upon which she built her career as the most famous plus model in the world. On the face of it, these accusations appear founded, but do not hold up when subjected to further scrutiny. Lost in the discussion has been Crystal’s steady call for greater diversity in fashion and especially as it concerns size.” -Ford Models Blog

Check out the video…

In the interview, Crystal states that if she were to go back up to her plus-size model weight she would have to develop a binge eating disorder.

“Crystal is an incredible model no matter her size and should be celebrated as such. I am not sure this will be the final word on the issue, but so far as this page is concerned this Crystal Renn interview draws a line under it.” -Ford Models Blog

I think she’s a beautiful woman and an amazing model. Can you leave it at just that? Do you not care anymore? Or do you feel “betrayed?”