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ROMANTIC IN RED “This balconette bra just oozes glamour! The fiery red hue and stunning black lace overlay will give my lingerie drawer a much-needed touch of glam. ” Elomi Anushka balconette bra, $90, foreveryourslingerie.ca

H&M earrings, $13, hm.com

BEDAZZLED BEANIE “I simply can’t resist this toque! The sprinkling of rhinestones and fluffy faux fur pompon are everything! “ COLLECTION 18 beanie, $28, thebay.com

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FRINGE FEST “Accessories are a part of my everyday outfit throughout the holidays. I love these on-trend earrings!“

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Curious about what our Editor is coveting this season? From dazzling baubles to luxe lace, check out her holiday must-haves.

AFTER DARK “A clutch will come in handy this season, believe me! This shimmery bag will pair perfectly will all of my party looks.“

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CANADA’S PLUS SIZE FASHION MAGAZINE

MODEL, ACTRESS & DESIGNER

KOURTNEY POPE FASHION BLOGGER

As seen on InStyle.com, this North Carolina-based blogger is committed to showing mainstream media that size comes secondary to having great style. As one of the founders of plusstreetpetite.com, Kourtney is a dedicated advocate of positive selfimage and mastering the art of the slay. Fierce and fear cannot coexist in the same vocabulary. Follow @plusstreetpetite for inspiration!

SPECIAL THANKS TO SUZY SHIER+, PENNINGTONS, HUDSON’S BAY, DEX, TONI PLUS, FOREVER YOURS LINGERIE, HENKAA, YOUR BIG SISTER’S CLOSET, UNDERSUMMERS, CURVY EXPO, CRYSTAL ZAMPINO-COONS, POP UP PLUS, ROCHELLE BROCKINGTON For advertising information, marketing opportunities and submission guidelines, please contact diana@daremag.ca. © 2015 DARE Magazine Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, shared, stored or transmitted by any method or means without written permission from the editor.

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Thea McCarville is a plus size diva with journalism training from Michigan State University. She’s a feminist and body positive activist who believes everyone, regardless of size or gender, should live fabulously. Her specialties are in makeup and styling. After reporting in Alaska, Thea moved to Ontario to begin her career in fashion and embrace her obsession with all things glamour.   

CONTRIBUTORS AMANDA BLOYE, ROSIE MERCADO, THEA MCCARVILLE, KOURTNEY POPE, ALLISON STATON BECK DELUDE, CHANEL BOATENG, MO HANDAHU, STEFANIE AUGUSTEIJN

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To label Rosie Mercado simply as a plus size Latina model is an understatement; not only is she a celebrity make-up artist, actress, radio personality, host, community philanthropist and a single mother of three, she is also today’s antithesis to models half her size and a role model for plus size women all over the globe. In the midst of all her hard work, Rosie believes “ success is earned not given.”


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Extra, extra! Read on for the latest news in fashion, beauty and curvy culture. BY THEA MCCARVILLE

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Adele

Last month, Adele released the first single “Hello” from her new album “25.” She’s served us another heart-wrenching and gorgeous anthem with a matching video that shows off her impeccable clothes, hair and makeup. The stunning star hasn’t released anything since her 2011 album “21” and the world has been waiting on pins and needles for her to release something new. The rest of her album will drop on November 20th. We can’t wait! M

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2015 will be known as the year of the plus size celebrity fashion lines. Rebel Wilson’s collection for Torrid is truly exquisite! Rebel for Torrid consists of a colour scheme of predominantly red, black and white and she features styles that are curvehugging and flattering. With a mix of sophisticated and urban pieces (check out her red peplum dress with black overlay!), her collection is full of rebellious choices. All of her creations are now available in Torrid stores and online at torrid.com.


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breaking news! ROCK THE RUNWAY Ashley Graham

PROUD TO BE CURVY This week, plus size model and icon Ashley Graham began a daily segment on Good Morning America called ‘Body Proud’, in which she focuses on encouraging women to embrace their bodies and celebrate themselves in a positive light. On Monday’s episode, she featured young girls with their mothers, asking each what they thought of their bodies. The segment ended with a lovely moment between Graham and her mother where we see just how supportive her mom has been over the years and where Graham gets her positive and proud outlook on health and beauty. You make us proud, Ashley!

Ashely Nell Tipton won Season 14 of Project Runway and we couldn’t be more thrilled! As the first designer to win the competition who specializes in plus size clothing, Tipton brought her eye for bright colours, playful textiles and modern silhouettes to the runway and the judges fell in love. After winning multiple challenges, Tipton took home the gold with her plus size models walking in Bryant Park wearing her 1950s Mexico City-inspired collection. Although she’s been on the radar of plus size divas like Tess Holliday for some time now, this national and mainstream exposure is great for our community and the career of an unquestionably talented young woman. Click through the slideshow below to see Ashley’s winning collection rock the runway:

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An in-depth StyleLikeU video series, The What’s Underneath Project, with Elly Mayday was released last month in which she talked about her battle with stage three ovarian cancer. Mayday started her modeling career in pin-up and discusses her relationship with her parents, fans and critics, as well as her own body throughout this process. The video interview itself is incredibly well done, showing the 27-year-old progressively removing her outfit and makeup, finishing up with Mayday in her bra and underwear proudly displaying her scar. She’s truly an inspiration.

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This season is all about the sparkle! Get inspired by icon Rosie Mercado’s daring holiday must-haves and our celebrity glam guide with the shimmering likes of Rebel Wilson and Queen Latifah. Not to mention, we show you how to do party dressing for all occasions. Warm things up in outerwear and boot essentials, as well as lacy lingerie that is sure to give you your glitter fix! RE

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IN THE BAG “A bag says everything about your taste and personality. ” ALDO clutch, $55, aldoshoes.com

DENIM DAYS “I used to be the girl that would never dare to wear a skinny jean or a bell bottom! I have fallen in love with skinny jeans and how they look on my body.” City Chic Online skinny jean, $89, citychiconline.com

NEW CLASSIC “Wherever I travel to, I am always ready with a great dress. Be confident and wear a bold colour with a great smile!”

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BRIGHT BAUBLES Forever 21 cuff, $7, forever21.com

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This holiday season add a little (or a lot) of pizazz to your wardrobe with sequins, metallic fabrics and lace in a range of colours for all shapes and sizes. BY AMANDA BLOYE

MIXED METALS

GOLD GODDESS Drop jaws in head-to-toe sequins like Mary Lambert. Alternatively, keep it casual by pairing sequins with a simple solid like a white t-shirt, dark jeans or leather leggings. Your call! AG ..C A

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RAINBOW GLITZ Go beyond black in shades so hot that ROY G. BIV will be jealous. Rebel Wilson lights up the night in a radiant red dress. Pair your look with bold jewelry for ultra glam.

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Gold, silver and rose… oh my! Get inspired by Christina Hendricks in Naeem Khan––the sparkle of the metallic embellishments will make you the life of the party.


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Amber Riley BEAD IT Not a fan of full-on sequins? Amber Riley serves her curves in an emerald green shawl top with subtle, yet glam embellishments over a fitted LBD. Love!

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BOLD BEAUTY Take a cue from Gabourey Sidibe when it comes to your holiday party makeup. Dazzle in a bold red lip and voluminous curls for days. Don’t forget to accessorize!

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LIKE A (GLAM) BOSS Our favourite styles of the season range from corporate classy to party diva like Queen Latifah’s look. Rock ankle boots and a classic updo for your office party, and add some fabulous heels for a night out.

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Melissa McCarthy proves that black doesn’t have to mean dull. A few sequins here, a lace panel there and ornate embroidery boost this old favourite from boring to brilliant.


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ON THE COVER: LET IT GLOW Dazzling in sequins throughout the holidays is a must. Be the life of the party in this statement sequin dress, perfect for a holiday bash!

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SHINE BRIGHT Be the belle of the ball in this glamourous take on the LBD. The gold sequin details will dazzle under the dance floor lights, while the flouncy skirt will have you twirling through the New Year’s Eve countdown. Suzy Shier+ dress, $75

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JINGLE BELL ROCK Whether you’ll be making the naughty or nice list this year, every girl needs a pair of coated leggings on her wish list. Add a glistening sequin tank for a night on the town with your BFF!

UNDER THE MISTLETOE Meet your sweetie under the mistletoe in this red metallic lace overlay dress. Give your wardrobe the gift of rich jewel-tones and romantic prints with this little number, perfect for your annual family holiday party.


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SANTA, BABY! Ring in the season with peek-a-book details, sensual silhouettes and sultry shades. Add a touch of glamour with dazzling embellishments that sparkle and shine. Nothing says happy holidays like a lacy lingerie revamp!

ANIMAL INSTINCT The low and sexy silhouette on this padded demi bra (A.K.A. the Gisella!) provides ideal support under low-cut tops and dresses. This sexy style features wild animal print and balconnet-style cups with a seam-free design for a smooth fit. Penningtons Ti Voglio padded demi bra, $50, penningtons.com

ALL LACED UP Ashley Graham is back with her holiday lingerie collection. The shimmering lace and black crystals create a sense of mystery and seduction we can’t get enough of. Ashley Graham lace corset, $95, and thong panty, $30, additionelle.com

RED HOT Featuring a flattering three-panel design, this elegant underwire bra creates a beautiful décolleté with a sophisticated vintage feel. Pair it with the matching panty! Triumph Beauty-Full Icon padded bra, $68, and hipster panty, $32, triumph.com

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FASHION DARING DIVA With two tone lace in jewel-tone hues and a seamed cup design for a perfectly rounded silhouette, this embellished set will amp up the glam in your boudoir! WonderBra bra, $40, and panty, $20, wonderbra.ca

LUXE IN LACE Slip into this sheer lace kimon-style robe to spice up any date night! Pair it with colour lingerie for a peek-a-boo effect. Adore Me robe, $50, adoreme.com

LIKE A DOLL This Elomi babydoll fits your curves like a dream, just like your favourite bra. The sensual and glamorous style with underwire provides fantastic fit and is sure to please. Not to mention, those decorative bows are too sweet! Elomi Anushka babydoll, $110, foreveryourslingerie.ca RE

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‘Tis the season for knits, lace and sparkle! Ring in the holidays with luxe looks from DEX that will take you from dusk to dawn, available at Hudson’s Bay. SHOP DEX NOW EXPRESSION necklace, $32

KIWI tuque, $85 DEX kimono DEX top

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DEX top EXPRESSION earrings, $20 FRANCO SARTO boot, $275

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While the weather outside may be frightful, stay warm and stylish in these winter wardrobe essentials.

Classic black, romantic lace and sheer panels are holiday favourites. Bring on the bling with dazzling jewels!

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BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! With the winter weather quickly approaching, outerwear has become a wardrobe staple for the everyday fashionista. With the demands of a fast-paced life, being on-the-go and still looking the part is key. Follow our guide for effortless outerwear options. BY KOURTNEY POPE

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COLOUR POP

Pastels are the new blacks and animal prints are neutrals. So long to the ordinary! Take your outerwear to the next level in a pastel pink, or a saturated saffron colour. Don’t be shy. The key to pulling off this look is to keep everything else simple and let your outwear shine.

From left to right: Anna Scholz rose faux fur boyfriend coat, $572, annascholz.com; toni T. curvy quilted fur trim coat, $395, toniplus.com; City Chic Online princess coat, $169, citychiconline.com; Penningtons down jacket, $125, penningtons.com

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TEXTURED TOPPERS

Interesting textures can add an instant cool factor to any outfit. Trying a classic silhouette in an unexpected texture extends its lifespan in your closet throughout the seasons. Shearling, leather, and suede are all great options to experiment with this fall.

From left to right: JUNAROSE plaid coat, junarose.com; Evans duffle coat, $150, evans.co.uk; Cinzia Rocca long side slit alpaca coat, $1,195, toniplus.com; Jessica Simpson wool blend coat, $350.

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THAT’S A WRAP! This silhouette is timeless in every sense of the word. Whether to the office or out for a night on the town, the wrap coat is a multifaceted piece. It can take you from day to night and easily pulls together any look.

BOOT CAMP

Keep warm in stylish boots that will beat the ice, snow and everything in between!

Noize plush lace up winter boot, $130, additionelle.com

toni T. faux pony ankle boot, $295, toniplus.com

From left to right: City Chic Online wrap coat, $149, citychiconline.com; Evans textured wrap coat, $130, evans.co.uk; City Chic Online siren trech, $119, citychiconline.com

DRESSY & POLISHED

STRUCTURED SLEEK Everyone looks for that one piece to pull together a look. The sleek lines and a structured fit give any outfit a minimalist feel. Give your athleisure look an extra boost or dress up your simple t-shirt and jeans.

Penningtons lace up winter boot, $95, penningtons.com

Aquatherm by Santana Canada Wren faux fur boot, $169, thebay.com

From left to right: Junge quilted down coat, $325, toniplus.com; Yours Clothing floral coat, $114, yoursclothing.com; Anna Scholz boyfriend coat, $431, annascholz.com M

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BECK DELUDE NEW YORK CITY, NY

Steal the style of this self-proclaimed big girl in the big city! Beck’s feminine and flirty looks have us constantly wanting more.

STYLING TIP “Try everything on… and I mean EVERYTHING. Don’t limit yourself to the plus department, you never know what you’ll find!”

MUST-HAVES “My must-haves are hats, as well as long gloves! These simple accessories can dress up a plain look.” Stella & Dot chandelier earrings, $59, stelladot.com

Chesca maxi dress, $307, navabi.ca

THE DETAILS BALMAIN X H&M beaded leather clutch, $179, hm.com

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Chanel is all about rocking her curves! This holiday, show off your silhouette in sequins, glitter and everything in between.

THE DETAILS Penningtons stone ring, $12, penningtons.com

CONFIDENCE BOOSTER “I love a bodycon dress, whether I have the typical “beauty standard” shape for it or not, this dress makes me feel amazing.”

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MO HANDAHU HALIFAX, NS

No one does urban glam like this blogger. Her holiday must-haves? Sparkle and jewel-tones (all thrifted, of course!).

CLOSET STAPLE “During the holidays, I add a little sparkle here and there.” BALMAIN X H&M earrings, $40, hm.com Penningtons skirt, $50, penningtons.com

MUST-HAVE “My must-have is an embellished sweater to add some holiday spirit to an outfit.” Addition Elle sweat shirt, $70, additionelle.com

THE SPLURGE “I splurge on shoes because it’s hard to find the perfect pair since I’m big on thrift and vintage.” ALDO pump, $120, aldoshoes.com M

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STEFANIE AUGUSTEIJN TORONTO, ON

A dash of sassy, a touch of sexy and a whole lot of style, Canadian blogger Stefanie celebrates her curves this season.

THE DETAILS Addition Elle choker necklace, $25, additionelle.com

MUST-HAVES City Chic Online cardigan, $79, citychiconline.com

STATE OF MIND “See your entire self as the awesome heartbreaker bombshell that you are.” Cherry Velvet Leah dress, $159, cherryvelvetplus.com

MUST-HAVES “A faux-fur vest, sexy LBD and widecalf boots are this season’s staples.” SexyPlus Clothing wide-calf boot, $149, sexyplusclothing.com

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We love swiping through your #DAREtoWear posts, so keep sharing your looks and tagging @daremagcanada!

@prettypluspep masters the styling of the blanket scarf.

@anaispenelope does daytime glam like no other!

@musingsofacurvylady shows us how to do dark, winter florals.

@jewelzjourney catches our eye in the midst of nature.

@voluptuousinc is red-hot in this party-ready bodycon.

@justmeleah.co.uk amps up leopard print with an edgy moto.

@lapecosapreciosa bares her midriff in a chic two-piece set.

@awheelbarrowfullofstyle is a showstopper in fiery red.

@kathastrophal combines a classic print with pops of red.

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