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TRENDS

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The most buyed items of the month

6 PLUS SIZE REVOLUTION

Get to know our new plus size collection

10 NEON ME

The new neon trend for this summer

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Floral Baseball Cap

A baseball cap featuring a floral print. Adjustable back. Partially lined. Woven. Lightweight.

Espadrille Wedges

$8.80

Geo Print High-Low Skirt

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A semi-sheer high-low skirt featuring a geo print. Elasticized waist. Partially lined. Woven. Lightweight.

$17.80

Espadrille canvas wedges featuring a lace-up top. Round toe. Padded insole. Textured outsole.

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Faux leather Satchel A faux leather satchel featuring a fold-over top with two decorative belt straps. Top handle. Optional adjustable crossbody strap. Flip lock

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Essential Waffle Shorts w/ Belt

An essential pair of waffle knit shorts featuring belt loops with a faux leather belt. High polish hardware. Zip fly with a hookbar closure. Slanted pockets at the front. Mock welt pockets at the back. Unlined. Lightweight.

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Multicolored Tribal Print Leggings A pair of leggings featuring a multicolored tribal print. Elasticized waistband. Knit. Lightweight..

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Metallic Platform Pumps Textured metallic pumps featuring a

compartments; one with a snap button closure.

faux patent platform and heel. Round

Interior zip and patch pockets. Fully lined. Me-

toe. Padded insole. Textured outsole.

A denim moto vest featuring a notched lapel with rhinestone and stud accents. Epaulets. Zipper placket. Jetted front pockets. Woven. Unlined.

Sequined Peter Pan Collar A sequin Peter Pan collar featuring a chain link bracelet featuring a lobster clasp. Woven. Lightweight.

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Crisscross Back Dress $26.80

Denim Vest

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Plus Size REvolu tion 6

Wear your curves proudly By Bianca London

They have traditionally been shunned from the world’s catwalks in favour of stick-thin women. But the rise in popularity of plus-size models is gathering pace as London Fashion Week prepares to host its first show featuring only fuller-figured women. Taking place between 15-16 February 2012, the first London Plus Size Fashion Weekend (LPSFW) is being organised by fashion boutique Trapped in a Skinny World and plus size magazine Evolve. LPSFW will be sponsored by popular plus size clothing line Simply Be and models from Milk Management will strut the catwalk donning collections from all over Europe and America. Main stage: The event will take place in February’s Fashion Week and is sponsored by Simply Be Aside from the show itself, there will be a whole host of activities taking place such as a styling masterclass and plus size pop-up shops, as well as a discussion

on the plus size market with panelists like Velvet D’Armour, the first plus size model to walk in a Jean Paul Gautier show and Jessica Kane, chief executive of American plus size The London Plus Size Fashion Weekend will provide a platform to bring the various elements of fashion aimed at the plus size market together. This will be the first event of its kind, creating a community of beautiful and successful plus size women to mingle, talk clothes and feel comfortable about themselves Speaking about the exciting plans, organiser Remi Ray said: ‘The idea behind the London Plus Size Fashion weekend came to me a few years ago. ‘I had always felt uncomfortable trying to fit into mainstream fashion when my shape didn’t conform to what is perceived to be mainstream sizes. ‘After completing my fashion degree I decided to look further into supporting the plus size market and started

Trapped in a skinny World, which is a plus-size vintage fashion boutique.’ However, Remi, who studied at London College of Fashion, wanted to go further and put a spotlight on the plus size market by hosting the London Plus Size Fashion weekend show around the same time as the world famous London Fashion Week when fashion’s focus will be on the capital. Remi added: ‘We are working night and day to make sure the first ever London plus size fashion weekend event will be a huge success and the first of many. ‘If our event makes at least one plus size woman overcome her fears and encourages her to indulge in her love for clothes and feeling great, then we will have done our job!’. Editor of plus size magazine SLiNK Rivkie Baum said: ‘We think it’s fantastic that there will be a fashion show that recognises plus size women and designers this February and in other bla go gor clothes and feeling great 7


“Everyone deserves to wear fashion” The latest edition of French Elle is arriving on newsstands this weekend with a picture of model Tara Lynn wearing a white jumpsuit on the cover. Lynn is a plus-size model who sports, it says, “adorable belly fat” and inside appears with three other larger models for 32 pages of a “special edition” dedicated to plus-size fashion. It comes a month after Italian Vogue launched an online section called “Vogue Curvy” dedicated to fashion and beauty for larger women. In January US glossy magazine V ran a plussize-themed edition featuring Lynn and other models under the headline “Curves ahead”. And last September the issue was again in the spotlight after British designer Mark Fast’s London show caused a storm when his stylist allegedly walked out over a decision to use larger models. Some see French Elle’s decision to challenge the national stereotype of slender, chic Parisian women as breaking down the last bastion of a super-slim aesthetic that has gripped the fashion world. However, many doubt that the French will ever accept a larger body as an acceptable look and several fashion insiders told the Observer that the French Elle shoot was simply a “gimmick”, not a trend. Velvet d’Amour, a US model who lives in Paris, has con8

quered both fashion and TV at size 28. She has been a catwalk model for Gaultier and Galliano and is now a popular TV commentator. Shops and websites for larger women are becoming highly visible. Parisian fashion writer Sakina, whose blog Saks and the City is widely read, told the Observer that the Elle cover was a “wonderful initiative”. “It’s almost unbelievable to see such a huge magazine cover a real plus-size woman. Along with Vogue dedicating a section to curvy women, it’s the most shaking news I’ve seen,” she said. “Fashion has created a gap between itself and real women. From skinny, to curvy, to fat, the population is made of very different bodies and the contrast between the women represented in fashion or advertising has been so important that most women don’t feel good about themselves. I, too, have had body issues: I tried to fight what I genetically am because I always thought that being beautiful could never mean being curvy.” She added: “The fashion industry is evolving, but slowly. Elle is considered as a magazine that steps out for women, so I want to believe this is not only a one-off. The famously Parisian chic is

a fashion spirit, certainly not a weight or a body shape.” Although far behind the US and the UK, the French are getting significantly bigger. Statistics show that 42% of French women are now classified as overweight or obese, while more than half the male population – 51% of French men – are officially overweight or obese. But one Parisian fashion industry insider, who did not want to be named, said French Elle was acting less out of desire for change than “to respond to the criticisms directed at them for showing only thin models”. He told the Observer: “It’s a gimmick. Having one edition that you fill with big girls is like world women’s day: one day a year is reserved for them and the rest of the time you go back to normal.” The capital’s fashion elite was far from changing its mind about bigger models, added the insider. “You know why? Because clothes don’t look as good on bigger people.” Size is now a hugely contentious issue across the developed world. This month a row erupted in Australia when designer Rosemary Masic said she would cap her clothes range at size 14, as anything bigger “endorses an unhealthy lifestyle”. “I am very pas-

sionate about life and serious about health,” said Masic. “Size 16 and size 18 are not healthy sizes to be.” But she was criticised for stocking clothes at the other end of the spectrum, size 6, which some see as equally unhealthy. The German magazine Brigitte this year said it would no longer hire professional models because staff were tired of retouching photographs of bone-thin models to make them look bigger. German designer Karl Lagerfeld, 76, who attacked chainstore H&M for producing his designs in all sizes instead of just for the “slim and slender”, stepped into the row, saying what many in fashion believe – that no one wants to watch larger catwalk models. “Fat mummies sit there in front of the television with their chip packets and say skinny models are ugly,” Lagerfeld told Focus magazine. He said fashion was about “dreams and illusions”, not reality. Critics, however, say it is also about eating disorders and pressured young women, but he is not alone in that view. Others feel Elle has dragged behind the curve. Glamour magazine published a small photograph of model Lizzie Miller, showing a natural-looking stomach, last September. A deluge of responses declaring it “the most amazing photograph I’ve ever seen in

any women’s magazine” led the magazine to commission Dutch fashion photographer Matthias Vriens-McGrath to shoot plus-size models Miller, Crystal Renn and Kate Dillon, among others, in a style similar to that made famous by US photographer Herb Ritts with nude supermodels in the 1980s. This month designer Michael Kors, US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and model Natalia Vodianova were at a Harvard forum to discuss changing body types in fashion. Vodianova talked about her postnatal anorexia, and Kors called waif-like models an “army of children” announced he would no longer book models aged under 16. “The fashion industry is starting to address real women again,” Kors said. “The emphasis in fashion is shifting toward an emphasis on real women who are women, not girls.’’ If the fashion magazines do not lose readers by using a diversity of models in all shapes and sizes, then the designers could find that change makes commercial sense, steadfastly refuse to accept the aesthetics.

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Neon me Summer is all about bright colors and bold prints. So, it is time to abandon the dark clothes and heavy winter and go for something colorful and modern. This trend is chic, bold and extremely wearable. When I think of neon I think vibrant, eye catching colour’s and without fail Summer sun. Whether your a lover or a hater this fluorescent trend is here to stay, it never fully left the highstreet since its appearance last Summer. It could be seen in Autumn/ Winter collection’s on jacket trimmings, through statement jewellery and bags and it will continue to triumph for Spring/ Summer 2013. Designers either embraced it full on head to toe or gave subtle hints of neon peeping through a dress lining or a lace trim. Neon pink and yellow have always dominated this look but this season we saw designers such as House of Holland, Sister by Sibling and Simone Rocha embracing an acid green shade. Have a look at some key looks from the catwalk collections and make your own judgement. Spring is here, and its vibrant forecast

has us dreaming of all the ways to style up an outfit that perfectly reflects its rainbow hues. This season, embrace a spectrum of bright, bold hues and a serious mix of luxurious navy blues, icy grays, and jeweled purples to tag along. Among the ROYGBIV runway standouts? Oscar de la Renta’s shocking pink, Rag & Bone’s neon green, Phillip Lim’s rich cobalt blue, Michael Kors’s saturated lemon yellow, Alexander Wang’s crisp blacks and whites, and Proenza Schouler’s lacquered-up red. Click through now to experience our ultimate color trend breakdown firsthand. Neon is for the bold and the brave—or those who just want to add a little life to their wardrobe. No need to be wary: Neon has come a long way since the days of Body Glove and eye-searing paint splatters. Here’s how you can add some glow to your closet.

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Forever 21 1. Neon pink/orange dress $26.90 2. Yellow beaded neckleace $ 15.60 3. Neon pink pumps $25.70

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