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CITY STREET BLUES

This page – on Jenny: knit hat, MP Creative Director’s own; Gap denim western shirt; H&M grey knit dress; Necklace, Fashion To Figure. On Erika: H&M straw hat; Agent Club Monaco suit jacket; H&M denim jumper; necklace (vintage), Sylist’s own.

Two models with one unifying American dream of coming to New York to make it in the big city. As the sun rises on the city they feel a longing to explore the streets and see what makes this city never sleep. They take to the streets of the lower east side, seeing the gritty, yet glamour in it all. This creates a desire, a hunger, to make it as models in the world’s toughest of cities. This is City Street Blues.


On Jenny: Topshop sunglasses; Gap denim shirt; Gap denim shorts; Topshop socks; shoes, MP’s own.


On Erika: Urban Outfitters hat; Urban Outfitters shirt; H&M short; suspenders (vintage), Stylist’s own; handbag (vintage), Stylist’s own; John Varvatos boots.


On Jenny: knit hat, MP Creative Director’s own; Gap denim western shirt; H&M grey knit dress; Necklace, Fashion To Figure; leather belt (vintage), Stylist’s own; boots (vintage), Stylist’s own; camera, Stylist’s own; studded cuff (vintage), Stylist’s own.


On Erika: Gap military jacket; Gap denim western shirt; Urban Outfitters BDG 3/4 sleeve nautical tee; American Apparel shiny leggings; Mui Mui necklace; Zachary Smile bracelet; heels, Model’s own.


On Jenny: knit hat, MP Creative Director’s own; Gap denim western shirt; H&M grey knit dress; Necklace, Fashion To Figure. On Erika: H&M straw hat; Agent Club Monaco suit jacket; H&M denim jumper; clutch (vintage), Sylist’s own; necklace (vintage), Sylist’s own; heels, Model’s own.


On Jenny: H&M denim overalls; Lane Bryant sequin tank top; Fashion to Figure chain necklaces; suede heels, Model’s own; bangles, watch and rings, Stylist’s own.


On Erika: knit hat, MP Creative Director’s own; sequin jacket, Stylist’s own; Lanr Bryant grey knit tank; bracelets, Stylist’s own; distressed jean (J Crew), Stylist’s own. On Jenny: jacket (vintage) Stylist’s own; Fashion to Figure linen jumper; belt (vintage) Stylist’s own; Fashion to Figure scarf; Chanel pin (vintage), bracelet’s and necklace, Stylist’s own; shoes, MP’s own.


On Erika: knit hat, MP Creative Director’s own; sequin jacket, Stylist’s own; Lanr Bryant grey knit tank; bracelets, Stylist’s own; distressed jean (J Crew), Stylist’s own.


On Jenny: jacket (vintage) Stylist’s own; Fashion to Figure linen jumper; belt (vintage) Stylist’s own; Fashion to Figure scarf; Chanel pin (vintage), bracelet’s and necklace, Stylist’s own; shoes, MP’s own.


On Erika: knit hat, MP Creative Director’s own; sequin jacket, Stylist’s own; Lanr Bryant grey knit tank; bracelets, Stylist’s own; distressed jean (J Crew), Stylist’s own. On Jenny: jacket (vintage) Stylist’s own; Fashion to Figure linen jumper; belt (vintage) Stylist’s own; Fashion to Figure scarf; Chanel pin (vintage), bracelet’s and necklace, Stylist’s own; shoes, MP’s own.


Model on Model. Sounds odd, but it is true. When Jenny and Erika called us from Germany about doing a shoot, we thought it was a fantastic idea. We would have never guessed the stars would align so perfectly when Wilhemina W Curve models, Philippa and Becca, also approached us about expanding their styling and photography talents with us. That is when the idea was born to do a shoot that placed the pro models behind the camera and the fresh faces in the spotlight. With the streets of NYC as our playground, and Erika and Jenny’s American dream of landing a modeling contract with W Curve, we embarked on the City Street Blues shoot. The shoot was done solely by women with the majority being plus size. To go in tandem with the American dream before us, we choose denim for the styling theme as what is more iconic with American fashion then a pair of jeans? Philippa styled the shoot to perfection and Becca took shot after edgy shot of the models breathtaking poses. In the end, Erika and Jenny’s American dream was realized. Both models landed contracts with W Curve. Now that is an MP, and American dream realized, model on model style.

Aimee, Erica and Kari – The Madison Plus Team


madison plus Madison Plus was created by Aimee Cheshire and Erica Young. Aimee was a plus model while attending LIM College where she met Erica. Upon graduation, Aimee and Erica both started working for a large conglomerate where they did product development and buying specifically for the plus market. Seeing a huge void in this market, they created Madison Plus. Kari Hansbarger has joined Madison Plus as the Creative Director. Kari brings over 10 years of experience in graphic design and brand development specifically in the beauty and fashion industries. Together, we are starting a revolution in the plus size fashion industry. www.madisonplus.com.

becca thorpe Becca Thorpe is a model and photographer represented by Wilhelmina Models in New York. She has traveled and worked as a plus model with some of the best photographers for over 10 years. Becca has landed campaigns for leading retailers; such as Lands End, Macy’s, Addition Elle, Lane Bryant, Avenue, Fashion Bug, Ulla Popken, and numerous German catalogues. She is now taking the skills she has learned in taking a good picture in front of the camera, and channeling them into her photography. www.wilhelmina.com

credits city street blues | june 2010 Madison Plus and WCurve Present City Street Blues Model on Model by Aimee Cheshire and Erica Young Design: Kari Hansbarger editorial credits: A Madison Plus Production Editors: Madison Plus Photographer: Becca Thorpe Stylist: Phillippa Allam Make-Up Artist: Nicole Randelman Hair Stylist: Jessica Candia Models: Erika D. and Jenny D., WCurve thank you: Bartokweb.com City of New York Fashion To Figure H&M Lane Bryant WCurve Wilhelmina

Pilippa Allam Jessica Candia Erika Demmer Jenny Dettner Ameerah Omar Katie Patrick Nicole Randelman Becca Thorpe Marissa Tsafas

philippa allam Philippa Allam is a fashion model and stylist represented by Wilhelmina Models in New York. A leading face in the plus size industry for many years, the English model has worked with most the top fashion photographers including; Nick Knight, David Bailey, Rankin, Nathaniel Goldberg, Walter Chin, Ellen von Unwerth, Mert and Marcus and Vincent Peters. She has worked on campaigns that include H+M, Levi’s, Liz Claiborne, Dazed and Confused, and Glamour magazine to name a few. She was also the face of Lane Bryant for 5 years. She is passionate about fashion and was very excited about styling an editorial with some real curvy women and great fashion. www.wilhelmina.com

nicole randelman Nicole is a New York City based makeup artist, specializing in makeup for High Definition print and TV. She discovered her passion early in life and after a brief stint as a makeup artist for the venerable Estee Lauder company, she went on to receive her certification as a master makeup artist at the famed Studio Makeup Academy at Sunset Gower Studios in Los angeles. Soon thereafter Nicole became a full time freelance makeup artist performing her magic on the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and for countless editorial shoots. Nicole has recently finished a book on makeup for young adults and has begun her new makeup book for women over 35. See more from Nicole at www.nicolerandelman.com and read her blog for teens and tweens who love makeup at www.iheartgloss.com.

jessica candia Jessica Candia has worked as a hairstylist at the Yves Durif Salon in Manhattan for the past four years. Drawing inspiration from her clients and colleagues, she enjoys creating looks that are fun, relaxed, and easy to recreate. Jessica looks forward to expanding her creative potential in the field of editorial work. yvesdurif.com

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Madison Plus - City Style Blues Editorial