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DARE WAS THERE

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From the moment that I launched the first issue of DARE, I knew that this was just the beginning—the beginning of something new for myself, the industry and most importantly, curvy women worldwide. From the press sharing the debut issue and identifying the need for diversity in fashion, to the heartfelt emails from women of all ages and sizes filling my inbox, the feedback received within the first week of launching was so inspiring. “Finally, a magazine for me! Thank you for empowering all the fashion-loving plus size ladies,” expressed one reader in an encouraging email. With this, it is now our turn to thank you! Thank you to all of those who have supported DARE, believed in the magazine and of course, thank you to our readers. DARE aims to inspire plus size women, one issue at a time. In doing so, we make it our mission to fill our pages with confident, fashion-forward women. Through pages 15 to 18, the first (and only!) plus size model to win America’s Next Top Model, Whitney Thompson shows us how to work our curves, while we round up the best in fashion and beauty trends from pages 27 to 46. Looking for this season’s staple? Check out our favourite wide-calf boots on page 21 (and we’re giving away a FREE pair to one lucky winner!). From trend reports to autumn essentials, we’ve fallen for fall and are confident that you will too!  

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WRITE US & WIN $150! This month, Penningtons has launched mblm, a new brand of stylish plus size clothing. For a chance to win a $150 gift card from mblm*, email us your feedback to writeus@daremag.ca. *One entry per person only. Contest closes on September 30th, 2013 at 12:00AM EST. Entrants must reside in Canada. Gift card is only valid in stores. mblm is exclusive to Penningtons. Can be used to purchase any items at Penningtons.

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CREATOR & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DIANA DI POCE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ASH KOWALEWSKI FASHION DIRECTOR ME-HI MARY KIM CONTRIBUTORS RAM ACCOUMEH, KILEY BELL, RUO BING LI, MARIE DENEE, JENNIFER FODEN WILSON, MELISSA FORREST, ANDREW HAMILTON, ERIN HEATHER, VANESSA JARMAN, KARYN JOHNSON, CARLYLE ROUTH, ERIN THOMAS, LIIS WINDISCHMANN, KRISTINA YEO, JENNIFER ZHAO SPECIAL THANKS TO ADDITION ELLE, ALLISON TENG, BATH & BODY WORKS CANADA, BEN BARRY, BEN BARRY AGENCY INC., CAROLINE BISHOP, CHASTITY GARNER VALENTINE, CLÉMENTINE DESSEAUX, CHRISTIAN SMITHERMAN, DIANE KENNEDY OF CHERRY VELVET/ DIANE KENNEDY, DOUG WALLACE, ESSIE CANADA, JULIET LALÈYÊ, KAREN WARD OF YOUR BIG SISTER’S CLOSET, KELLY MATTHEWS, LIVING DOLL L.A., MAYBELLINE CANADA, MBLM, PAMELA AMMETER OF BOOTS BY PAMELA, ROSIE ASTBURY, SALLY HANSEN CANADA, SERWAH ASANTE OF RUE 114, STEFANIE AUGUSTEIJN OF SEXYPLUSCLOTHING, STEVIE GORRIE, VANESSA TAYLOR, VICTORIA MCGROARTY OF GUSSIED UP, WHITNEY THOMPSON


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Stefanie Augusteijn, owner of SexyPlus Clothing, is an expert on styling curves. Her boutique in Toronto and online store (sexyplusclothing.com) offers sexy, sophisticated plus size fashion and lingerie. The collection is carefully selected to celebrate the curvy silhouette without compromising comfort and versatility. Stefanie’s passion is to help women see their present beauty and dress for the moment. RE

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REVLON MEETS RUNWAY

Old Navy is adding to the exciting world of e-commerce by launching its first plus size collection exclusively available online at OldNavy.ca as of August. Unlike the in-store items, each piece being offered online is tailored specifically to flatter a curvy figure, with contoured waistbands and denim with 4-way stretch to ensure a proper fit. Every item on the site—including fall staples like chambray shirts, cord jeggings and embellished sweatshirts—will be available up to size 30. Add the fact that there is free shipping in Canada on orders above $50 and we’re already pulling out our wallets.

The nail art trend is alive and well, as proven by the new collaboration between Revlon and high-end designer Marchesa. The global beauty brand has joined forces with Marchesa to create three separate collections covering nail art and nail enamel as well as lip, eye and beauty tools. The first collection to launch will include eight nail appliqués, made with 3D jewel designs inspired by Marchesa’s runway couture pieces. Each separate design retails for $9 and comes with 18 strips of various nail sizes to ensure a good fit. These nail sets will hit drugstore shelves nation wide this October.

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CURVY QUEEN

The original Queen of hip-hop is coming to television this fall. On September 16th, Dana Owens—better known as Queen Latifah—is debuting her own talk show aptly named The Queen Latifah Show on CBS. Known just as much for her rhymes as for her candid opinions on plus size fashion, Latifah seems to be the right fit for an open and honest talk show. The voluptuous Latifah promises celebrity interviews, human-interest stories, musical performances and many laughs along the way. (via USA Today and E! Online)

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Award-winning costume designer and wardrobe stylist Eden Miller is the first designer in 70 years to show a plus size line at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. On September 6th, the curvy designer made history with her line Cabiria—a whimsical, sensual and luxurious collection of stunning styles in sizes 12 to 24. For images from the groundbreaking show, check out our gallery below!

LATIFAH: THEHOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM, NORDSTROM: SEATTLEBRIDEMAG.COM, CABIRIA: GETTY IMAGES.

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“I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve accomplished up until this point in my life and if I quit tomorrow I would be completely satisfied with what I’ve done.” Modelling work, like so many other contract jobs, isn’t always consistent, but Whitney’s career is still in full swing. While she shows no signs of stopping just yet (booking campaigns in London and Singapore just in the last few months), the 25-year-old does see herself settling down one day, possibly to speak out about self-image and eating disorders, or maybe even to open up her own modelling agency. Her advice for becoming a model is quite simple: “Do your research.” Like anything in life worth doing, you need to have a passion and ambition for what you want to do and confidence in yourself to actually accomplish it. “You have to have good motivation and can’t just be [big] and pretty,” Whitney says without reserve. “You have to have something [driving] you.” Not sure where to start? “Fake it ‘til you make it.” Uncomplicated wisdom from one top model so inherently comfortable in her own skin. And while the world of modelling may not be for everyone, Whitney’s wise-beyond-her-years pointers apply to everyone: “You can do anything you put your mind to if you genuinely want it. Stop talking about it and do it. You can’t wait until your life looks like it’s ready. You have to just do it.”

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Modelling isn’t an easy career path; the competition is fierce and the pressure to look good all the time is a hard to keep up, no matter what your size is. Whitney Thompson realized this when she first immersed herself into the modelling world during her teen years, attempting to become a straight-sized model that was later deemed “too curvy”. It wasn’t until America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) producers discovered her while she was in an airport en route for spring break that she made her foray into plus size modelling. She embraced her killer curves and won cycle 10 of ANTM, becoming the TV show’s first (and only!) plus size winner, which jumpstarted a successful career since her win in 2008. Sitting down with Whitney, we immediately figured out the tall blonde (or rather brunette turned blonde) is more candid than you would expect, by reaffirming our suspicions that living in a house with 12 other girls, all vying for the same prize, was less than ideal. But there’s no denying that her experience on Top Model gave her a push in the right direction and put her in contact with industry leaders. After her first main gigs with CoverGirl and a spread in Seventeen Magazine wrapped up, Whitney went on to book other contracts before her make-it-big job with Vogue Italia, which has been one of her career-highlighting moments.


GO-SEE GO-TOS THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT KEEP TOP MODEL WHITNEY THOMPSON FEELING FRESHFACED AND FIERCE.

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WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE HOW WHITNEY GETS GO-SEE READY IN UNDER FIVE MINUTES! VIDEO BY ANDREW HAMILTON AND RAM ACCOUMEH, NEXT LEVEL MEDIA GROUP

PRODUCTS CLOCKWISE: Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen in Bright Idea, $47, sephora.ca; Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll, $36, ysl.com; The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Rose Pink, $14, thebodyshop.com; Vichy DermaBlend Fluid Corrective Foundation in Sand, $30, vichy.ca; Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10 in 1.1 and 2.1, $48, smashboxcanada.com; Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Brow Shaper & Eyeliner in Fawn, $24, elizabetharden.com; L’Oréal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in Black, $11, lorealparis.ca; Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Charm, $10, revlon.ca

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Knee-high boots are essential for fall. We’ve rounded up our favourite wide-calf styles of the season. Kick back and enjoy!

Serwah Asante is the multitalented designer behind award winning indie label Rue 114. Launched in 2010, the unique line celebrates style at any size.

Penningtons patent boot, $85, penningtons.com

BY ERIN THOMAS

DUO Boots cap-toe boot, $360, available in October at duoboots.com

ERIN: Your clothing has a very global aesthetic. Tell us about your background and how it has informed your designs. SERWAH: I was born and raised in NYC to Ghanaian (West Africa) parents, so in many ways I had the advantage of living in two cultures simultaneously. I think that this experience of dual identity informs my designs in that my aesthetic is very much a reflection of both my “Ghanaianess” and my “Americaness.”

ADDITION ELLE two-tone boot, $89.99, additionelle.ca

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ADDITION ELLE buckle boot, $89.99, additionelle.ca

E: Rue 114 is proof that designing for all sizes can be done well, despite what largers companies seem to think—what got you interested in designing for plus size women? S: I always knew that I wanted to design for both the straight and plus markets. I fundamentally just believe in creating cool clothes for cool chicks. Whether you wear a size 4 or 22, I got you covered! PHOTO: ESTRELLA FASHION REPORT.

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This fall, ADDITION ELLE has wowed us again with their new interactive “I Have Great Genes” campaign. The campaign focuses on leading plus size fashion bloggers Karyn Johnson, Nadia Aboulhosn and Gabi Gregg, celebrating their favourite physical features and attitudes. As part of the campaign, ADDITION ELLE has partnered with newly created JAG modeling agency on a model search via their Facebook page. DARE was on set for the campaign shoot and had the opportunity to speak with the team behind it all. Roslyn Griner, VP Marketing and Visual Presentation at ADDITION ELLE, explains, “we’re looking for confident, sexy women who are comfortable in their own skin. Let your strong personalities shine through!” FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/ADDITIONELLE.

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PERSONALITY: Confident and sexy— you love to show off your curves!

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SHOP: SUKO reversible denim, $99.99, additionelle.ca

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SHOP: Lot 18 jeans, $110, additionelle.ca

ADDITION ELLE offers women a perfect fit with their large selection of designer plus size jeans. Brands include Parasuco Jeans, Levi’s, Silver Jeans Co., Buffalo, DKNY Jeans, Second Denim Co., Makers of True Originals, Love & Legend, Foxy Jeans and new this fall, William Rast founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala.


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TRENDS THE URBAN SOCIALITE. H&M hat, $25, hm.com/ca; Gussied Up sheer dress, $75.50, gussiedup.ca; Cocoa Jewelry necklace, $35, cocoajewelry.com; Forever 21 lion bracelet, $10.80, canada.forever21.com; Guess watch, $185, guess.ca; Cocoa Jewelry spike ring, $30, available at cocoajewelry.com and at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques

RUFFLES RULE. Addition Elle swimsuit, $80, additionelle.com. The Bay necklace, $35, thebay. com. Aldo Accessories rings, $8, aldoshoes.com.

THE GOSSIP GIRL. Josephson Opticians Billie glasses, $1,090, josephson.ca; ADDITION ELLE faux leather jacket, $150, additionelle.ca; Forever 21+ top, $17.80, canada.forever21.com; ADDITION ELLE skater skirt, $70, additionelle.ca; Guess men’s watch, $275, guess.ca; Donatella’s heart tights, $14.99, donatellas.com; Forever 21 wedges, $30.99, canada. forever21.com; Dr. Martens studded leather satchel, $300, drmartens.com and at Dr. Martens across Canada


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TRENDS THE WALLFLOWER ARTIST. Josephson Opticians Silverman glasses, $490, josephson.ca; Forever 21+ military jacket, $39.80, canada.forever21.com; Living Doll Los Angeles sleeveless crop top, $24, livingdoll.la; Living Doll Los Angeles printed skirt, $34, livingdoll.la; Forever 21 necklaces, $7.80, 6.80 & 9.80, canada.forever21.com; Guess ring, $30, guess.ca; Cocoa Jewelry screw cap cuff, $25, available at cocoajewelry.com and at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques; Forever 21 bangle, $10.80, canada.forever21.com; Dr. Martens gold leather satchel, $200, drmartens.com and at Dr. Martens across Canada

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BLUE BABE. SexyPlus Clothing DARE dress by Joseph Ribkoff, $220, sexyplusclothing.com; Forever 21 cuff, $5.80, canada.forever21.com


TRENDS GLITTER GODDESS. Forever 21 clutch, $29.80, canada.forever21.com; Forever 21 ring, $5.80, canada.forever21.com

CAUTION: CURVES AHEAD. Big Bitch Big Closet crop top, $25, bigbitchbigcloset.bigcartel.com; Victorious Me belt, $49.99, victoriousme.ca; Forever 21+ leather peplum skirt, $23.80, canada.forever21.com; Your BIG Sister’s Closet studded clutch, $45, yourbigsisterscloset.com; Forever 21+ cuff & rings, $15.80 & $5.80, canada.forever21.com


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CRAZY FOR CAVIAR. Victorious Me ring, $7.99, victoriousme.ca; Vince Camuto clutch, $180, available at Hudson’s Bay and Who Cares Wear (Edmonton)


TRENDS FOR THE GOLD. Red Carpet Collection for Town Shoes clutch, $90, townshoes.com

GALAXY GIRL. Big Bitch Big Closet leggings, $30, bigbitchbigcloset.bigcartel.com; Victorious Me cuff, $11.99, victoriousme.ca; ALDO pumps, $90, aldoshoes.com


TRENDS

DO YOU

DARE?

Toronto boutique and online shop SexyPlus Clothing presents the DARE Dress by Joseph Ribkoff. This curvehugging studded dress defines DARE to a tee— fashion-forward, bold and of course, daring! Available at SexyPlus Clothing, $220, sexyplusclothing.com

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CRYSTAL CHIC. Swarovski by Shourouk necklace, $950, swarovski.com; Forever 21+ top, $23.80, canada. forever21.com; Kara Ross bangles, $145 each, kararossny.com


TRENDS

NAILS BY MELISSA FORREST, NAIL EXPERT FOR SALLY HANSEN CANADA

Nail down this season’s metallic trend with some easy-to-create tips in shiny, glittery, autumn-worthy shades. BY ASH KOWALEWSKI

While it may not be the most practical for those glued to their keyboards, this textured caviar look is great for a night out on the town.

Who says metallics can’t be neutrals? This all-silver mani is chic, edgy and stands out against any ensemble.

This luxe-looking nail art will instantly jazz up any look and can be switched up by swapping in new shades.

Ombré up your tips with a bit of sparkle. Great for a fun glittery look on an otherwise glitter-less day.

Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Nail Colour in Black Out, $5, mass drug stores; Essence Nail Art Effects Nails in It Rains Money, $3, exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Colour in Silver Sweep, $5, mass drug stores; Revlon Nail Enamel in Silver Dollar, $6, revlon.ca

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Wedding Glitters, $9, mass drug stores; GOSH Nail Lacquer Liquid Sand in Frosted Gold, $7, available at Shoppers Drug Mart

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Golden Rule, $9, mass drug stores; Essie Nail Polish in Licorice, $10, select salons and retailers, essie.com

FEELING BLUE

Blue and silver pair together for this abstract easy-to-do mani where freehand painting is the name of the game. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Colour in Co-Bolt Blue, $5, mass drug stores; OPI Nail Lacquer in Keeping Suzi at Bay, select salons and retailers, opi.com

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I ALWAYS KEEP A NAIL FILE IN MY PURSE— DEFINITELY A MUST.

Our Spring/Summer issue cover girl Kristina gives us a peek into her makeup bag. From hair elastics to creams, here are the products this curvy cutie never leaves home without. FOLLOW @MODELKRISSYYEO

5 TRAVELLING IS EXHAUSTING AND CONCEALER IS AN AMAZING TOOL TO HIDE MY DARK CIRCLES AFTER A LONG FLIGHT.

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1. THE MOISTURIZER. Benefit B.right Triple Performing Facial Emulsion, $34, benefitcosmetics.com 2. THE CHEEK BOOSTER. M.A.C. Cosmetics Powder Blush in Pink Swoon, $25, maccosmetics.com 3. THE NAIL GROOMER. Tweezerman Blue Zip File, $6, shoppersdrugmart.com 4. THE HAIR SOLUTION. Stylize Jelly Hair Elastics, $6, shoppersdrugmart.com 5. THE CONCEALER. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, $30, narscosmetics.ca


FALL SKIN SAVERS

FACES

BEAUTIFUL, GLOWING SKIN IS ALWAYS IN! GET INSPIRED BY THESE FAMILIAR FACES.

A new season not only brings about a fall wardrobe makeover but also a new beauty regimen. We’ve personally tested out and picked our four favourite skincare products that are ideal for the cooler weather. Add them into your routine to keep your skin hydrated and healthy all season long. BY ME-HI MARY KIM

DRYSKIN

QUICK FIX!

LE JOUR DE CHANEL, $89; LA NUIT DE CHANEL, $89; LE WEEKEND DE CHANEL, $110, all available at chanel.ca and CHANEL beauty counters

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask, $20, available at drugstores and mass market retailers nationwide, garnier.ca

THE VERDICT: This masque is

perfect for dry skin and can be used on all dry areas including the hands, knees, and feet. For all the ladies who sported flip-flops all summer long and are now in need of some heel TLC, this product is for you!

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque, $64, skinceuticals.com/canada

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THE VERDICT: The lightweight

cream absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it feeling smooth. With a refreshing scent and affordable pricing, we think it’s a steal! It doesn’t hurt that the packaging is pretty in pink—aren’t we all, to some degree, a sucker for nice packaging?

L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream, $30, lorealparis.ca

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great with our schedule! After using these products, our skin felt and looked energized. They also hydrated the skin so our faces felt super smooth throughout the week. Not to mention, the rose water smells divine!

way to rejuvenate the skin so we’re a fan of these affordably-priced mask packs. The mask is easy-to-use and made with a stretch-to-fit technology that molds to your face (no slipping or sliding!). After testing them out, they left our faces hydrated and glowing.

THE PRODUCT:

When it comes to targeting pores, texture and fine lines, L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Day/Night Cream aims to solve these skin problems. Formulated with Perline-P, this day and night cream helps improve skin quality.

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THE VERDICT: Masks are a great

THE PRODUCT:

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque is a nonoily masque ideal for dry areas on the skin that need an extra boost of hydration. The masque contains hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B5, and an advanced moisture complex, all of which helps retain moisture while restoring your skin’s natural balance.

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THE PRODUCT:

Used twice a week, the Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask is a ten minute mask for all skin types. This mask contains a hydrating serum and a vitamin C derivative to reduce dark spots while moisturizing the skin.

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CHANEL has introduced a new skincare system made up of three products, LE JOUR DE CHANEL, LA NUIT DE CHANEL, and LE WEEKEND DE CHANEL. These products focus on the essentials: reconnecting the skin with its natural rhythms and satisfying its basic needs.

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LIP SERVICE This season’s nouveau rouge will instantly add drama to your look. From a brick red, to a berry or bordeaux, welcome autumn with a rich red pucker. BY ASH KOWALEWSKI

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red, $30, narscosmetics.ca

Joe Fresh Lipstick Duo in Berry/Fig, $8, joefresh.com

Dior Addict Gloss in Ensorcelante, $27, available at Dior counters nationwide

CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in Burn, $11, available at mass drugstores

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We explore the world wide web to bring you the best in beauty and fashion from our favourite bloggers. Simply click on their image for more!

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CURVY GIRL CHIC

ALLISON TENG

ORANGE COUNTY, CA • YOUR WARDROBE STAPLE: My absolute favourite item in my closet is my leather moto jacket! It’s perfect for adding a little attitude to any outfit. • STYLING TIP: Don’t be afraid to mix things up! • FAVE FALL TREND: I’m looking forward to adding some coloured leather to my wardrobe--a rich oxblood leather jacket, or maybe even an emerald leather pencil skirt. • YOUR STYLE INSPIRATION: I love travelling and getting inspiration from abroad. When I can’t travel, streetstyle blogs are a great way to see how everyday people from all over the world dress!

KILLER KURVES

KARYN JOHNSON TORONTO, ON

• YOUR WARDROBE STAPLE: My wardrobe staple are all of my dresses! I am dress-obsessed, I couldn’t live without them. • YOUR STYLE INSPIRATION: My style inspiration is Anna Nicole Smith, and fellow plus size fashion bloggers like Marie Denee, Gabi Fresh, Nadia Alboulhosn, Tanesha Awasthi, Nicolette Mason and so many more! • TOP SHOPS: Some of my favourite places to shop are ADDITION ELLE, ASOS Curve, SWAK, Yours Clothing, Gussied Up, Nordstrom and Forever21+. • BEAUTY SECRET: I line the inside waterline of my lower eyelid with white eyeliner to make my eyes look brighter! I’m also a bit obsessed with self-tanning!

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• FAVE FALL TREND: I’m on the lookout for anything military this season. I love the army green, gold button accents and structure of this trend. • STYLE INSPIRATION: I find inspiration all around me. I look to fashion magazines, architecture and music. • SPLURGE/SKIMP: I splurge on dresses all the time. They are such a focal piece of a look. You can be wearing an expensive dress, but sporting inexpensive accessories and your look will still look high-end!

MY BEAUTY SECRETS ARE HAPPINESS, PLENTY OF SLEEP AND DRINKING LOTS OF WATER. THESE ARE ALL FREE!

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• FAVE FALL TREND: I’m so looking forward to the tartan trend which is beginning to filter through. Though instead of the punk look the majority are going for, I’ll be giving it a softer, more vintage edge. • TOP SHOPS: I shop at Simply Be for on-trend plus size fast fashion, Curvissa for detailed classics and wonderful fabrics, Excite Clothing for beautiful basics, Yours Clothing for cute jackets and finally, Evans for amazing footwear. • BEAUTY SECRET: Lipstick can instantly make you look polished, even if you’re just wearing basic top and jeans!

IT’S IMPORTANT TO WEAR WHAT YOU WANT TO WEAR! DON’T BE DICTATED BY WHAT PEOPLE THINK YOU SHOULD WEAR FOR YOUR SHAPE.

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• STYLING TIP: What you wear underneath your outfit is the most important part of your look. A proper fitting bra and shapewear are essential in my daily wardrobe.

• YOUR WARDROBE STAPLE: Never under estimate the good old basic legging. They’re insanely comfortable!

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