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Plus Size Modeling: An Introduction
 By:
Rebecca
Jennings
 Plus size modeling is a growing industry that is gaining popularity and acceptance throughout the world. Because plus size models and modeling has gained popularity in the last ten years, the opportunities have broadened considerable, but all modeling shoots for a plus size model are not the same. Plus size models will discover major differences between shoots, whether operating as a free agent or with representation and between different markets. When you decide you want to try plus size modeling, you need to consider whether you want or can get representation right away, or if you want to act as a free agent. Finding representation can get you into many doors, but in some cases, if you are just starting out, you may want to be a free agent and market yourself to build your portfolio and get experience. Finding representation can be challenging. You'll need some photos of yourself and you may need to try several agencies before you find the right one. Some agents want to see professional headshots, while others prefer a simple Polaroid. In many cases, they prefer to see your "raw material" and then they'll help you find and cultivate a desirable plus size model "look." If you find representation, you should remember that the agent is working for you but you still need to take an active interest in your own modeling career. You should know what kinds of jobs they are promoting you for and why you are or are not getting jobs. (cont’d next page)


Plus Size Modeling: An Introduction (con’td)
 As a free agent you may have more flexibility, but you'll need to carefully protect yourself and make sure you're booking legitimate, paying jobs. Regardless of your status, you should constantly seek feedback, and do your best not to take it personally. Consider yourself a product that will be effective selling a product, or not. You may need to alter your look, gain weight, tone up or change your hair to be more marketable. Make sure you remember on thing; you won't be right for every job no matter what you do. If you want to be a plus size model, you do need to consider that there are different kinds of plus size modeling and different markets for different sizes. Here is an interesting guide to some of the different markets and needs for plus size models. Plus Size Lingerie Modeling: Really good plus size lingerie models are hard to find. Not only are companies and agencies looking for well proportioned and sexy women from sizes 10 to 18, they are also looking for toned, curvy bodies that will really make their photos pop! In many cases, a plus size lingerie photo shoot will also be different than that of a catalog or fashion shoot. They may want sensual, sexy or even playful moods and you need to be comfortable with your body and your sexuality to project the right feelings. (Cont’d next page)



Plus Size Modeling: An Introduction (con’td)  Plus size catalog photo shoots for clothing are very different than plus size lingerie modeling. Most companies are looking for plus size models that are from sizes 10 to 18 with well proportioned bodies, pretty faces and positive, professional attitudes. Since plus size clothing is designed to flatter fuller figures, you may not have to worry about being as toned as for plus size lingerie. In many cases, these shoots are more about smiling, laughing, and being active. If you are modeling plus size swimwear or active-wear, you may need to have a more toned physique. Plus size fashion shoots will always favor the prepared. Although you may or may not be showing a lot of skin, couture plus size fashion will fit better and look better if you are well toned and filling out the clothes in all the right places. Additionally, high fashion is frequently made of higher end silks and satins which are less forgiving than cottons and knits. With strong abs and smooth lines that show off your gorgeous curves, a fashion house or magazine will be far more likely to book you again. Finally, different geographic markets call for different sized plus size models. For instance, the UK market favors sizes 12 and 14, American client's book specific sizes anywhere from 10 to 18 while the Italian market targets sizes 12 to 16. Markets like South America are just introducing plus models while the German market still favors sizes 8 to 12. One unifying factor is certainly attitude. If you are a go getter who arrives at every shoot upbeat and prepared to work, you are more likely to be a successful plus size model. The plus size models that realty stand out are always well groomed and ready to slip into whatever role they are called on to perform. Whether portraying a confident business woman or a sexy siren the most successful plus size models glow with inner confidence. The best plus models know that they are sexy and beautiful because of their curves, not in spite of them. End


Her
name
is
Ebony
Byas
and
she
is
the
new
teen
sensaMon
hi]ng
the
modeling
 world.
At
just
17‐years‐old
she
has
a
modeling
resume
which
can
rival
most
 professionals.
While
most
girls
her
age
are
talking
on
the
phone,
daMng,
and
going
 to
the
mall,
Ebony
puts
EducaMon
first
while
traveling
the
world
and
RIPPING
THE
 RUNWAY!
 The
Jersey
City
resident
who
originates
from
the
Bronx,
NY
aaends
The
Bronx
Guild
 H.S.
She
has
goals
of
becoming
a
NYC
CorrecMons
Officer
(if
you
can
believe
that)
 with
the
intenMons
of
pursuing
criminal
jusMce
while
in
college.
Although
enjoying
 the
art
of
dance
and
singing,
Ms.
Byas
pursues
a
modeling
career
in
her
spare
Mme.
 That
Mme
is
uMlized
efficiently
as
she
has
parMcipated
in
various
runway
events,
 photo
shoots,
movie
appearances
and
famed
Fashion
Shows
such
as
and
a
host
of
 others:
 7onSeventh
(September)
 Harlem
Week’s
Fashion
Show
(August)
 African
Fashion
Week
(July)
 Fashion
on
the
Hudson
(July)
 Puerto
Rican
Day
Fes?val
Fashion
Show
(June)
 Rock
The
Runway
(Jan)
 Her
journey
consists
of
an
internship
with
the
clothing
line
Enyce
(this
past
 summer),
The
New
York
Botanical
Gardens,
Public
Schools
in
Harlem
even
landing
 a
guest
appearance
on
Super
Sweet
16‐
MTV‘s
Teyana
Taylor
episode.
While
 conMnuing
to
pursue
her
passion
for
modeling
she
has
stated
that
she
wants
to
be
 a
role
model
for
other
youths.
Also,
being
a
peer
mediator
to
her
9th
grade
class
 mates,
assisMng
with
GUN
VIOLENCE
in
our
youth
project,
Ebony
is
a
site
for
sore
 eyes,
Look
out
for
her
soon…



Plus-size label Elena Miro goes it alone in Milan 
It
was
standing
room
only
on
Wednesday
at
plus‐size
fashion
 designer
Elena
Miro's
show
ajer
her
house
was
excluded
from
 the
official
programme
of
Milan
Fashion
Week.

 The
designer,
whose
real
name
is
Elena
Miroglio,
said
she
was
 "sMll
wondering"
why
the
organizers
terminated
a
five‐year‐old
 tradiMon
of
scheduling
her
show
as
the
Fashion
Week
opener.

 Mario
Boselli,
head
of
the
NaMonal
Chamber
of
Italian
Fashion,
 jusMfied
the
move
by
saying:
"Some
labels
just
weren't
in
line
 with
 what
 ready‐to‐wear
 week
 should
 be.
 We
 wanted
 to
 champion
the
values
of
creaMvity
to
reaffirm
Milan's
role
in
the
 world."

 Miroglio
 fought
 back
 on
 Wednesday
 with
 an
 independent
 show
 harking
 to
 the
 1950s
 "when
 the
 beauty
 of
 women,
 the
 round
 shapes
 and
 soj
 bodies"
 were
 de
 rigueur,
 she
 told
 AFP
backstage
before
the
show.

 Her
voluptuous
models
took
to
the
catwalk
flaunMng
their
full
 figures,
 ample
 breasts
 and
 thighs,
 as
 well
 as
 their
 coque]sh
 smiles,
 against
 the
 backdrop
 of
 a
 romanMc
 black‐ and‐white
cafe
scene
decorated
with
real
flowers.

 



(Cont’d
next
page)



Plus-size label Elena Miro goes it alone in Milan (cont’d) "Every
 kind
 of
 woman
 should
 be
 represented
 on
 the
 catwalk,"
 Miroglio
said.
"This
kind
of
soj
woman
likes
to
dress
like
everyone
 else."

 Her
 collecMon
 for
 spring/summer
 2011,
 rich
 in
 solid
 light
 greys,
 beiges
and
whites
‐‐
normally
shunned
by
heavier
women
‐‐
was
one
 of
unabashed
femininity,
"posiMve
and
sunny,"
in
Miroglio's
words.

 Miroglio,
 who
 herself
 is
 diminuMve
 and
 quite
 thin,
 recognizes
 that
 designing
 for
 larger
 women
 is
 more
 challenging
 than
 for
 the
 more
 linear,
 but
 said
 that
 through
 her
 25
 years
 of
 experience
 she
 had
 developed
the
"know
how
about
proporMons
and
shapes."

 As
hairdressers
and
makeup
arMsts
prepared
the
models
backstage,
 they
could
help
themselves
to
sugary
pastries
weighing
down
a
table
 in
the
back.

 Australian
 model
 Penelope
 Benson,
 23,
 who
 carries
 76
 kilos
 (167
 pounds)
 on
 her
 frame
 of
 five
 foot
 ten
 (1.78
 metres),
 said
 fashion
 should
 get
 with
 the
 Mmes
 and
 was
 making
 a
 mistake
 by
 ignoring
 larger
women.

 



(cont’d
next
page)



Plus-size label Elena Miro goes it alone in Milan (cont’d) "Real
women
are
the
ones
with
the
money,"
she
mused,
 dismissing
styles
designed
for
the
thin,
saying:
"We
can't
relate
 to
it."

 A
move
towards
more
generously
sized
models
has
gained
 momentum
since
the
death
from
anorexia
in
2006
of
Brazilian
 model
Ana
Carolina
Reston,
which
shocked
the
fashion
world.

 Spain
and
Italy
banned
models
below
a
certain
body
mass
index
 ajer
her
death,
while
Britain
stopped
short,
banning
only
those
 aged
under
16
from
the
catwalk.

 Leading
fashion
magazine
Elle,
in
a
reflecMon
of
the
expanding
 market
for
women
who
defy
the
super‐slender
ideals
of
the
 catwalk,
put
out
a
special
issue
in
March
featuring
larger
than
 normal
models
‐‐
and
sales
jumped.

 Tegan
Stum,
a
19‐year‐old
model
from
Texas,
called
the
fashion
 world's
standard
thin
model
"a
bit
unhealthy."

 Stum,
who
also
models
for
plus
size
labels
Evans
and
Simply
Be,
 said
she
had
decided
to
accept
her
shape
because
she
had
never
 succeeded
in
losing
weight.
The
plus
side
of
being
a
plus
size?
"I
 eat
whatever
I
want!"

 Copyright
2010
AFP
Global
EdiMon



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At
last,
Big
is
BeauMful
in
the
 
Big
Apple.
 
THEY have traditionally been shunned from the world's catwalks in favor of stick-thin women. But the rise in popularity of plus-size models is gathering pace as New York Fashion Week prepares to host its first show featuring only fuller-figured women. U.S. fashion company OneStopPlus.com will showcase dozens of outfits for larger women on prominent plus-size models including Toccara Jones and Lizzie Miller. The company, which carries British sizes 16 and above, said it wants to take a stand to 'prove that curvy women are equally as beautiful and as fashionable' as their thinner counterparts, and that New York Fashion Week was the place to do it. Although next week's show is not linked to any of the major fashion houses, it is indicative of the growing prominence of plus-size models. Miss Miller was recently pictured in a popular fashion magazine with her belly hanging out and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks has emerged as the most celebrated example of a woman who can look sexy and curvy at the same time. Several top designers, including Marc Jacobs and Prada, included fuller-figured women in their shows for autumn this year and Mark Fast used size 12 and 14 models. Byline:
From
Daniel
Bates
in
New
York





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TWAIN TWINES TWAIN'S TWINES (TWAIN REVELL, DESIGNER) HER TOOL OF CHOICE "A SPINNING WHEEL"YES TWAIN SPINS HER OWN FABERS SHE HAS FOUND IT A NATURAL EXTENSION OF HER SEWING TALENTS. TWAIN IS ALSO THE CREATOR OF THE "MUD CLOTH WRAP" EMBELLISHED WITH COLORFULLY BEADS AND COWRIE SHELLS. THE WRAP IS STYLED TO BE WORN SIX DIFFERENT WAYS, THE WRAP HAS BECOME ONE OF TWAIN'S SIGNATURE ITEMS. 7th ON SEVENTH IS PROUD TO BE THE FIRST TO BRING HER TALENTS TO NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. www.twainstwines.com


5kids_01@msn.com 
Tijashn 18 yrs old, 5'6 1/2, size 0-2 model from Brooklyn, NY. I have graced the runways for some of the most talented up and coming designers from NY for the pass year and an half. One of the best shows I did was with Dave Ray the Hair Surgeon on Fashion on the Hudson in 2009. I have also modeled for many designers such as Nippy Lavern, Mathew Cash, 54 kingdom, Courtney Washington, The fabric Twinz also walk in Brooklyn Fashion Weekend in 2009, 2010 just to name a few. I have also been in some music videos for artists such as rich pretty, young future, da’ville just to name a few . On July 17 2010 I received the Fashion Icon Award from BTE TV’s producer Sofia Davis. One of my goal is to walk in Mercedes Bens Fashion Week NY. I recently did an independent movie, And can’t wait to do some more acting.


Fitness
has
been
part
of
my
lifestyle
since
I
was
 5
years
old.
I
am
originally
from
AusMn,
TX,
so
 I'm
a
southern
girl
at
heart,
but
I
love
my
NYC,
 and
represent
Harlem
to
the
fullest!!!
I
have
 parMcipated
in
cheerleading,
basketball,
 volleyball,
and
track,
since
grade
school,
and
 coached
these
same
sports
at
the
college
level.
 My
fitness
regime
includes
working
out
6
days
a
 week
and
consists
of
cardio/weights
at
the
gym
 (3)
Mmes
a
week
and
dancing/sports
(3)
Mmes
a
 week.
I
have
always
aspired
to
be
a
fitness
 model
and
since
entering
the
modeling
world,
I
 have
been
introduced
to
different
genres
of
 modeling
that
I
enjoy.
These
include:
beauty,
 editorial,
and
commercial,
but
not
limited
to.
:)
 In
addiMon
to
my
physique,
I
offer
a
great
 personality,
posiMve
a]tude,
hardworking


professionalism,
and
I
am
easy
to
work
with.



Pe?te
Modeling

 Is
There
a
Career
for
You?
 By:
Jennifer
Parker


Petite modeling is a tough industry to break into. Especially since most modeling agencies won't represent models unless they're 5 feet and 9 inches tall or taller. Have you had people tell you that you're cute? Do you hear all the time that, "you should be a model," but you just don't qualify for the strict standards that most modeling agencies have? Rest assured there is a career out there for the petite model. There is work in the worlds of fashion, commercial publishing, and many other industries for the less than 5 feet 9 inch models. There is even work for models as short as 5 feet tall. Most of the work in the petite modeling industry involves close up pictures of the face, hands, feet or other body parts instead of the body as a whole. The fashion modeling industry, however, is very body focused. That is why they have such stringent height requirements for their models. As
 a
 peMte
 or
 average
 size
 model,
 you
 would
 probably
 not
 be
 working
 much
 in
 the
 fashion
 industry,
 so
 bodily
 imperfecMons
 and
 height
 are
 not
 usually
 factors.
 Even
 a
 fairly
 average‐looking
 person
can
be
very
successful
in
this
industry
if
they
are
willing
to
 work
 hard,
 get
 the
 job
 done,
 and
 show
 clients
 they
 are
 easy
 to
 work
with. 
 

 



(cont’d
next
page)



Pe?te
Modeling:
is
There
a
Career
for
You?
 So how do you get in to this specialized segment of the modeling market? First, remember the focus in this market is very much on the face rather than the figure. To make it in this market, you need to have nice skin, a good bone structure, good teeth, and be cute. Most of your success will also be based on the look that is "in" at the moment. To find out if you have any chance of success as a petite model, you need to get an evaluation from an agency or someone who has contact with clients within the industry. This will tell you if you have the look that their clients are hiring at the moment. If you are told you just don't have the right look at the moment, don't despair. The modeling industry moves at a fast pace, and what's not in now could be the rave in the next 6 months. The
models
in
this
segment
of
the
market
are
ojen
paid
very
 well
because
adverMsers
usually
focus
more
on
the
look
of
the
 models
face
than
her
figure.
AdverMsers
usually
have
more
 money
to
spend
than
many
clients
in
the
fashion
industry,
and
a
 good
model
could
make
as
much
as
$125.00
per
hour
on
her
 first
job.
 Cont’d
next
page






Pe?te
Modeling:
is
There
a
Career
for
You?
 Not
cute?
Don't
think
you
have
that
"glamorous"
look
that
could
 get
you
high
paying
jobs
as
a
model?
Don't
despair, because even a normal person can get high paying jobs in this industry if they are easy to work with and sparkle on camera. A plain model who exhibits spark and vitality is more likely to get the job than a beautiful model who is lifeless. Photographers and clients would rather work with a model who is vibrant and easy to work with than a beautiful one who is horrible, does not take instructions well, and acts "snobby" or conceited on the job. Putting too high a price on yourself in this highly competitive industry many times will cause clients to pass you over for a more pleasant model. Rest assured there is plenty of work in this industry if you have the looks, talent, and are easy to work with. Find out how to break into the petite modeling industry, and get your face in front of hundreds of clients looking for petite and average models at http://www.petite-modeling.info

End


MODEL
 Khadija
N.
Haughton


I am a 31-year-old, 5'3", Plus Model! I was Born on the Beautiful Island of Jamaica, & Raised in New York City; where I currently reside in the Bronx! I am new to the Industry, and have so far been in one Runway/ Fashion Show: Evolution Of Curves on 10/10/10, and I will be in another Runway/Fashion Show: KatWalk Katerers Presents: November To Remember Family Affair Fashion Show on 11/20/10. I will also be Interning at the upcoming BGU (Big Girls United) Presents the Chameleon Collection Showcase for 2011 on 11/13/10.


MODEL
 Khadija
N.
Haughton



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High Self Esteem Will Improve Your Happiness

Most agree that we need to develop high and healthy self esteem or confidence. It should be obvious why, but nevertheless it is worth mentioning what an improved self confidence can do for your life, your well being, your relationships and your happiness. So what does self confidence or esteem mean? Confidence means more tolerance and respect for others you are confident enough to accept responsibility for your actions self confidence or esteem mean that you have integrity if you are confident you'll take pride in your accomplishments self confidence means self motivated you are confident enough to take risks if you trust yourself you are able to handle criticism from others you love and trust in yourself, which make you more loving and lovable to others when you have a high self belief you will seek the challenge and stimulation that's needed to set and achieve worthwhile and demanding goals self confidence means that you can take command and control of your life.

(cont’d next page)


High Self Esteem Will Improve Your Happiness (cont’d) The term self confidence or esteem, however, has been hampered by misconceptions and confusion over it's real meaning. Some have equated self confidence with egotism, arrogance, or even a trait leading to violence. This is in fact a mis-conception. Real, healthy self confidence has nothing to do these negative attrubutes. They rather seem to be defensive reactions to the lack of real confidence. People with low self confidence typically focus on trying to prove themselves or impress others. Therefore, they tend to use others for their own gain. This is leading us to the question; is it possible to have too much self confidence or esteem? Since having high confidence is equivalent to having good health, I don’t believe that it is possible to have too much real self confidence. A major characteristic of people with high self confidence is that they are well grounded in reality and balanced between an equal sense of worth and competence. You don't have to be anything but yourself. And that makes you and the people you love happy. End


I
am
a
26
year
old
plus
size
fashionista
model
within
the
 Washington
DC
metro
area.
I
am
the
mot
her
of
a
3
year
 old
son,
with
an
Associates
degree
in
AccounMng,
and
 currently
embarking
on
a
Bachelor
degree
in
Business
 AdministraMon.
I
have
always
had
a
love
for
fashion
and
 with
the
inspiraMon
of
my
son
and
friends,
decided
that
it
 was
Mme
that
I
began
my
modeling
career.
I
have
began
to
 showcase
my
talents
in
a
variety
of
fashion
and
hair
 shows,
and
have
met
wonderful
friends
along
the
way.
It
 has
been
graMfying
to
network
and
form
friendships
with
 other
men
and
women
who
support
and
praise
the
new
 era
within
the
fashion
and
modeling
industry
for
PLUS
 SIZE
women.
I
am
inspired
to
see
and
be
apart
of
the

plus
 size
industry,
and
watch
how
it
conMnues
to
grow;
and
 inspire
other
CURVY
women
that
with
self‐confidence,
we
 all
are
beauMful
no
maaer
the
shape
or
size!



Nellonda
Whitaker



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you
for
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