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PLUS MODEL the fall fashion issue SEPTEMBER 2014 Style

Editorial

Executive Fashion Director

Editor Susan Moses Fall in the City

BEAUTY

Get to Know: Anita

11 Truly Wearable Fall Beauty Trends

The Modern Mix

Night Creams

Catching Up with Katya

Top 5 Beauty with Christina

Global Muse Life

FASHION

Plus Modeling 101

Falls Most Wearable Runway Trends

Spotlight Model Megan

Color Your Fall with Coats

City Chic Opens in LA!

8 Items I Added to My Fall Wardrobe Blog Style with Rachel

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Inspiration Editor’s Letter Readers React #CelebrateMySize PMM Challenge

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letter from the editor madeline jones | editor-in-chief

The Fall Fashion Issue... The September Issue is always one of our favorites for many reasons. Fall signifies a new season, new trends and a celebration of what is to come for plus size fashion. This year we have seen many changes, some good and some not so good. One of the most exciting things to happen is the collaboration between Lane Bryant and top designers Isabel Toledo, Sophie Thealett and Lela Rose. We are seeing a return to glamour and sophistication in plus size fashion. Someone that knows a lot about fashion and glamour is our guest editor, Susan Moses. Susan has been in the industry for over twenty years and has worked with celebrities such as Queen Latifah, Wynonna Judd, Kathy Bates and Jill Scott to name a few. Her love for fashion is apparent as you view our fashion editorials with our cover model Anita Marshall and super model Katya Zharkova.


Last, but not least, PLUS Model Magazine has a new addition to the family. Our very own Beauty Editor Tara Taylor and stylist Spry Lee Scott are new parents to baby Bryce. We wish you all the best. Have a wonderful month!

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And speaking of love‌ Australian brand City Chic is officially in the U.S.A. with a total of 5 stores to be opened in the Southern California area. If you are not familiar with the brand, we guarantee once you try them, you will be hooked. Trendy clothing with a focus on fit and quality is the best way for me to describe this brand. Check them out at www.citychiconline.com

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Fashion is for everyone, whether you are young or old, plus-size or thin. Clothing is a way for us to express ourselves, and with all the exciting plus-size brands marketing to us we should be more excited than ever to show our support to those who are showing us the love.


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September is the most exciting month of the year for fashion! New styles, fresh trends, and wardrobe revamps are on the horizon, and the fall fashion

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take over is officially in full effect.

There are so many runway trends that I am excited about this season, including some of the tried and trues- plush statement furs, shearling, neutrals, ultra lux grey, and wanderlust, but I am also loving some of the unexpected fall trends that have taken over the scene- 60’s mod, head to toe knitwear, vibrant color blocking, and sheer evening dresses. My favorite part of a brand new fashion season is seeing all of the colors, patterns, textures and silhouettes of the season translated to plus size fashion.

In this month’s issue, the fashion and beauty team has brought you the inside scoop on the hottest “straight from the runway” trends with tips on how you can add them to your closet RIGHT NOW! Our Shopping & Fashion Editor, Alissa has highlighted 8 of the seasons most wearable runway trends that you will definitely be coveting for fall, and our fashion contributor, Danimezza is getting us ready for cooler weather with her picks of the chicest plus size coats to give your winter wardrobe a jumpstart!


On a beauty note, we have taken beauty inspiration straight from the fall 2014 haute couture and RTW shows and highlighted all the must-have makeup, hair and nail trends of the season, and gathered the top beauty products to help you effortlessly achieve the look for everyday wear! Last but not least, I have opened up my closet and shared with you “8 Items I Added to My Wardrobe for the Fall Transition”. Versatile and wearable in endless outfit combinations, these 10 items will have you slaying your fall ensembles!

Happy fall, happy fashion, happy shopping! I hope this issue inspires you to have fun with fashion and to “think outside the fashion box”!


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Truly Wearable Fall Beauty Trends‌

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Hair, nails, eyes, lips, and lashes straight from the fall 2014 haute couture and ready-to-wear runway shows and the must have beauty products to help you transform these trends into wearable fall looks!

Metallic Touches

Rodarte Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of Kevin Tachman for Vogue.com)

Lela Rose Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Tracy Reese Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Glitter Liner by Urban Decay

Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Shadow by Stila

Studded Kiss Metallic Finish Lipstick by Kat Von D


Gucci Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Prada Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of Kevin Tachman for Vogue.com)

Saint Laurent Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Bardot False Lashes by Kardashian Beauty

Best in Faux Mascara by Tarte

Little Flirt Falsh Lashes by Benefit

Balenciaga Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Balenciaga Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

’How to Look the Best at Everything’ Foundation Kit by Benefit Cosmetics

Flushed Natural Palette by Naked Urban Decay

Bare Minerals Complexion Kit

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Luxe Spider Lashes


Cat Eye Shadow

Nicole Miller Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Emporio Armani Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Too Faced Cat Eye Palatte

3 Couleurs Smoky Eye Palette by Christian Dior

Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio by Smashbox

Altuzarra Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of Kevin Tachman for Vogue.com)

Chanel RTW Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Christian Dior Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Eye Paint by Nars

Soft Touch Shadow Pencil by Nars

Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in purple by Sephora

Color Pops


Versace Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Rachel Zoe Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Gucci Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Texas Tea Volumizing Spray by Drybar

Boar Bump Teaser by Sephora

Dry Teasing Dust by Oscar Blandi

Rag & Bone Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Kenzo Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

‘Draw the Line’ Eyeliner Kit by Sephora

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

EmphasEYES Clay Liner by Tarte

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Winged Liner

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Wine Stained Lips

Nanette Lepore Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Tadashi Shoji Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Lip Surgence Matte Lip Tint by Tarte

Benetint by Benefit

Lip & Cheek Stain by Stila

Marchesa Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Creatures of the Wind Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of Kevin Tachman for Vogue.com)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Prep by Bumble & Bumble

Color Collection Bobby Pins by Goody

Nourishing Styling Cream by Living Proof

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Side Swept Hair

Proenza Schoule Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of Kevin Tachman for Vogue.com)

Lucas Nascimento Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of Molly SJ Lowe for Vogue.com)

Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Bumble & Bumble ‘Does It All’ Styling Spray

Cream Soda Smoothing Cream by Drybar

Oribe Superfine Strong Hairspray

Reverse French Manicure

Band of Outsiders Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Honor Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Tess Giberson Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com)

Sally Hansen Reverse French Nail Effects

Orly French Foil FX Manicure Kit

Contemporary Neons 2-Piece Set by The New Black


maddy beauty with Editor-in-Chief, Madeline Jones

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Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream Hydrate skin while you sleep with this lightweight, oil-free night cream.

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Electric Lip Gloss

My makeup preference is always soft and casual and I can’t live without my lip-gloss. Avon’s Electric Lip Gloss is affordable and effective. “Flirt” which is a soft pink gloss is my favorite.

MAC Bronzing Powder

I love this powder yearround. It gives me just a touch of color and I use it daily.

KISS Everlasting French Nails

As a busy mother of two I rarely get a chance to sit in a salon and get a manicure, and as a model I need to have my nails done when I get those last minute bookings. So I usually have 2 packs in my house and one in my car. I can have a French manicure in less than 5 minutes for less than $10. Also the key is to get the “Real Short” version, which looks so natural you will never go back to tips or acrylic again.

Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10 Plus

I always get questions on what I use on my skin and the truth is for the last 5 years all I have used is Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10 Plus. I honestly feel my skin looks tighter and my cellulite (YES I have it too) have diminished greatly after using the lotion. I use it every morning after my shower and I rub it all over my body. Also the scent is amazing. You can really skip your perfume in the morning.

Conair You Curling Wand

This is the best thing since sliced bread. I love curls and this wand is the best curling iron I have owned. It’s not at all expensive, but it works like a pro. For anyone who has struggled with curling their own hair… trust me this was invented for us.


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FALL 2014

with alissa wilson stylishcurves.com

most wearable runway trends Fashion can be a little bit quirky, glamorous, outlandish,

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artistic, and sometimes just plain weird, however, we love it nonetheless. Every season I go to fashion week and when I watch the shows, I am always looking for those pieces that can translate into my everyday life. The clothes coming down the runway are often styled for dramatic effect, but when you really look closely at a designer collection, you can see how individual pieces would fit into your lifestyle.

The designer collections for the fall 2014 season really speak to the woman who aspires to be dashingly well dressed every single day. From Marc Jacobs to Oscar De La Renta, designers focused on bold prints, rich hues, and pieces with loads of embellishment. Trends such as leopard print, dark winter florals, and 60’s mod are all easy to wear and incorporate into your personal style.

Runway to reality... we have broken down some of the most wearable 2014 fall runway trends, and translated them to plus size, so you can create a perfectly fabulous fall wardrobe.

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y Trend: 1960’s MOD

Runway Trend: Window Pane Print Top to Bottom, From L to R Valentino Fall 2014 (Photo courtesy of style.com) Tile Print Swing Dress, Boohoo Plus $32 Carmakoma Houndstooth Jacket $180 / Skirt $107 Drop Waist Dress, Simply Be $90 Mod Babe Dress, City Chic $65

Top to Bottom, From L to R Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 (Photo courtesy of style.com) Cobalt Maxi Dress, Igigi $148 Window Pane Top Evans $55 Check Print Dress, ASOS Curve $48 Checkered Blazer, Carmakoma $215


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Runway Trend: Embellished Top to Bottom, From L to R Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014 (photo courtesy of style.com) ASOS Curve Embellished Dress $250 Sequin Embellished Skirt, Junarose $37 Anna Scholz Embellished Dress $740

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Runway Trend: Leopard Top to Bottom, From L to R Sportmax Fall 2014 (Photo courtesy of style.com) Scarlett & Jo Leopard jumpsuit, Evans $89.50 Peplum top, Torrid $38.50 Leopard Print Skirt, Vince Camuto $69

Trend: Dark Florals Top to Bottom, From L to R Oscar De La Renta Fall 2014 (Photo courtesy of style.com) Floral Skirt, Jibri $120 Scarlett & Jo Floral Dress, Evans $115 Floral Pencil Skirt, Addition Elle $70 Single Floral Print Sheath, Fit and Flare Dress, Eloquii $118


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Runway Trend: Bomber Jackets Top to Bottom, From L to R Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 (Photo courtesy of style.com) Bomber Jacket Boohoo Plus $36 Tweed Bomber, Sejour $148 Printed Bomber, Mynt 1792 $158

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Runway Trend: Jumpsuits Top to Bottom, From L to R Sass & Bide Fall 2014 (Photo courtesy of style.com) Monif C. Jumpsuit $198 Eloquii Jumpsuit $98 Printed Jumpsuit City Chic $99.95

ay Trend: Leather

Top to Bottom, From L to R Gucci Fall 2014 (Photo courtesy of style.com) Sejour Leather Dress, Nordstrom $328 DKNYC Leather Skirt, Nordstrom $99 Leather Cut-Out Legging, Torrid $36 Red Pleated Skirt, Eloquii $78


Color Fall Coats

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time to pack away your favourite denim shorts, your

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A fun coat (or even a jacket) can spice up your outfit.

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The cooler months are coming and you know it’s almost

floral prints don’t have to be left behind, take the sunshine

cute sandals and start thinking about layers. Just because summer is over it doesn’t mean you have to shy away from colour, I say embrace it!

Not only can it add a little sizzle to your mood but also to those around you. I’m talking colour therapy for those dreary days. Bold yellows, soft pastels and even statement

with you wherever you go.

If you love deeper shades then feel free to rock those too. Pay attention to the cut of the coat to add drama to your silhouette, as well as mixing up different textures for a totally touchable outfit.


Top to Bottom, From L to R Via Spiga Mixed Media Wool Coat, available at Macy’s ‘Audrey’ Swing Jacket by Embody Denim Cardicoat by Harlow Steilmann Tapered Short Coat, available at Navabi.com Belted Trench Coat by London Fog, available at Macy’s PU Collar Coat by Simply Be City Chic Corset Back Trench Coat Marina Rinaldi ‘Napoli’ Coat, available at Bloomingdale’s


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Top to Bottom, From L to R Faux Fur Jacket, Simply Be Lightweight Floral Parka, Simply Be Open End Perforated Leather Jacket, available at Navabi.com Silk Angora Hand Sewn Jacket, Marina Rinaldi Wool Double Breasted Coat, Land’s End Timeout Check Hooded Jacket, Simply Be Marina Rinaldi Plaid Coat, available at Bloomingdale’s Wool Pea Coat, Land’s End Anna Scholz for Simply Be Down & Feather Coat by DKNY, available at Nordstrom


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I Added to My Wardrobe for the FallTransition... By Executive Fashion Director, Reah Norman

The Jogger

Plaid

Closed Toe Pumps

Layering Vest

The “Sporty Chic� soft pant trend from spring stays prominent in the fall, with muted animal prints, darker floral patterns, and sleek solids that can be comfortably worn with sneakers or heels for a versatile look. Animal Print Joggers, Torrid

The tried and true pattern, driven by collegiate influence that emerges each fall consistently, and is seen in every color combination, pattern size, and silhouette imaginable. Plaid for everyone! Plaid Peplum Top by Simply Be

Ankle strap pumps stay at the forefront for the fall season, in closed toe versions to keep the toes warm! Closed Toe Ankle Strap Pumps by Lane Bryant

Vests are one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe! Sleek, chic, and easy to layer for endless outfit combinations as well as a bit of extra warmth in the cooler months. Long Sleeveless Vest by Eloquii


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The fall transition can be a tricky wardrobe time. The fall trends are calling your name, but the weather is still screaming summer! I have a hard time maintaining my excitement when I see all the fresh new styles hitting my favorite stores. I want them in my hands now and I want to wear them NOW! The key to putting together successful ensembles during the summer to fall transition all comes down to one thing… versatility! If we are going to swipe our credit cards for those chic fall pieces, they should be items that not only can we wear NOW, but that will be versatile in our closets throughout the fall/winter seasons. Here are 8 chic items that I have recently purchased for my fall transition wardrobe that will easily take me from the warm winter months, into fall’s cooler weather…

Open Weave Sweater

The perfect sweater solution for the fall transition. Lightweight and breathable for warm days, with just enough coverage to keep off the chill of the night air. Open Weave Sweater by MICHAEL Michael Kors

Dark Floral

One of the most beloved patterns in fashion gets vampy, muted, and dark for fall, and is been seen in tops, dresses, and pants galore, making it a definite go-to for the season. Floral Dress by Simply Be

Distressed Denim

Casual with a lot of edge- distressed denim in skinny, straight, and boyfriend silhouettes are taking over the denim game for fall. Easy to wear, and simple to style- comfort meets fashion! Distressed Straight Leg Jean by Lane Bryant

Bomber Jacket

The must-have jacket silhouette of the yearfirst seen in spring, and taking over again for fall. A sporty silhouette that goes fem with floral, metallic, and vibrant color details. Floral Bomber Jacket by City Chic


BLOG STYLE with Rachel Richardson Interview by Madeline Jones

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Hometown: Los Angeles via Seattle Website lovelyinla.com Instagram @lovelyinla | Tumblr lovelyinla.tumblr.com Twitter @lovelyin_la Facebook & Pinterest @lovelyinlapins

How long have you been blogging? I launched my blog in July of 2012 and it has grown very quickly since then. I’ve already had the opportunity to collaborate with several brands and have a few upcoming projects in the works that I am really excited about! I am currently working on redesigning my site and it will be ready for re-launch in September. I love that through blogging I’m able to share my personal style, connect with great people that I may not have otherwise and inspire curvy women to experiment with fashion. As a devoted PLUS Model Magazine reader, I was THRILLED when you reached out to me for this feature. Where do you love to shop? Honestly, I shop everywhere, although I do have my favorite ‘go to’ places! As a rule, I mix a lot of high and low brands and have pieces from everywhere like Saks Fifth Avenue and Forever21 in my closet. As a part-time fit model, I’m all about great fit, fabrics and style, regardless of where I shop. Recently, I’ve been loving Eloquii, Asos, Torrid, Single Dress, TBags Los Angeles, Igigi, Bloomingdales, SimplyBe, and they just opened a City Chic store in LA! Rachel Pally is my ‘go to’ brand (ask anyone who knows


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Photographer: Sissi Johnson Top: JIULY PARIS Blazer: ZIZZI Jeans: JIULY PARIS Shoes: NEW-LOOK Eyeglasses: BURBERRY Earrings: SIX


Where do you obtain your fashion inspiration? I get inspiration from everywhere but ironically, I work for a fashion trend forecastingservice(WGSN),whichpredicts the trends up to two years in advance. I am constantly getting inspiration from there in addition to bloggers of all sizes, visual merchandising displays, shopping, events and being out and about in LA.

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How would you describe your fashion aesthetic? A huge part of my fashion aesthetic is influenced by the weather in LA. It’s a mix of a boho chic vibe and contemporary style. I love to wear maxi dresses and denim. While I definitely follow and experiment with different trends, I always stay true to my personal style and wear what I feel best in!

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What Fall Fashion Trends are you looking forward to wearing? I am really looking forward to wearing crop tops, luxe layers, casual maxi dresses and playing around with the sporty chic look. I’m also loving some of the shades of blue for fall and a few of the bright accent colors!

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I have always loved fashion, and the Fall season is my absolute favorite. As I began to prep the September Issue I was inspired by how the options in the plus fashion

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industry are continuing to improve. Designers are creating amazing pieces for us with the same integrity and fabrication they infuse into design for missy and contemporary. Luxe leather, tweed, wool crepe, shearling, midi lengths, a-line with flounce, monochromatic dressing, and very modern silhouettes, are all fabulously available in plus! I may sound a bit over zealous, but I have been riding the plus industry rollercoaster for many years and it’s wonderful to see that profound change has come. What we have to do is support the designers and companies that are creating what we have been asking for.

It has been beyond exciting serving as the curator for this issue because I had racks of beautiful options and three amazing plus models to bring the pieces to life. Shooting “Fall In The City” with cover girl Anita Marshall was our fashionable homage to one of the most glamorous city’s in the world “New York, New York” And “Modern Mix” featuring Katya is a clash of unexpected textures, patterns and pieces. The “Global


Muse” featuring Iman is a portrait of how different cultural influences can be worn together and live harmoniously in fashion. As we were shooting I starting thinking, if only we could all live on this planet in harmony like a big afro and a beautiful Roberto Cavalli Kimono…always the dreamer.

The September issue is a glimpse of all the beautiful options that are available for you this season. I am Susan Moses, and it is and will always be my pleasure to speak to you visually. As you read the magazine and look at the visuals I implore you to remember this: “Real style is never right or wrong. It’s a matter of being yourself on purpose”- G. Bruce Boyer

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get to know

anita most beautiful, size-curvy models in the industry,

whose career is soaring. In an industry where you can be here and gone tomorrow, we are sure Anita will be around for many years to come. Get to know our cover model Anita‌ Maddy: When you were growing up, what did you want to be? Anita: As a child I never thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I enjoyed being a kid and had no desire to grow up. For some reason I was so caught up in freeze tag and mini 4-wheelers, I didn’t realize I would eventually grow up.

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Before modeling, she wanted to be a fashion designer,

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by madeline jones


Maddy: At what point did you decide to try your hand at modeling? Anita: I did try once, in 2010. I tried out for a modeling show and I was told I was too large. After that, I kind of gave it a rest. Years later one of my co-workers put the bug in my ear and I promised that I would give it another shot. I sent my photos into my now agency (Dorothy Combs Models). They saw something in me because they told me they wanted to sign me to their board! Maddy: I consider you to be a natural in front of the camera; watching you on set is like watching art. Did modeling come naturally to you? What have you done to perfect your craft? Anita: Modeling is something that has to be perfected just like basketball, dancing or cooking. When I first started modeling I was good, but jobs and practice made me even better. The one thing that helped me the most was being open to constructive criticism. Maddy: Part of modeling is being humble enough to accept rejection. How did you learn to deal with this part of the business? Anita: Rejection is going to happen whether you are willing to accept it or not. I learned that rejection isn’t personal. You may not fit into someone’s sample size, they may want a blonde, or you just might not be what they had in mind for a certain project but want to use you for something else. Just know if you aren’t ‘right’ for one job, 10 others come knocking.


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Maddy: You are very popular on social media… how has social media helped your career? Is there a downside to social media? Anita: With 25,000 followers on Instagram and meeting the amount of friends allowed on Facebook, social media has been a great asset to my career. I even had a few clients find out about me through social media. I have had a positive experience utilizing Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Maddy: It’s no secret that the plus size industry is still struggling with size diversity when marketing to plus size women. As a curvier model, how do you feel this has affected you? Anita: A persons size does not hinder what they can do in front of the camera, it is what they believe they can or cannot do that does. If you are comfortable with your body it translates onto film. Maddy: You are adored by many plus size women who you inspire to be happy in their own skin. How do you feel about the term “plus-size”? Anita: The term plus size is what you perceive it to be. I know what I am and a term cannot define it. There is so much more to us (women, men and children) than “plus size,” so I do not allow the term to have a negative nor positive affect me. No one should ever let a label define who they are. Maddy: What’s next for Anita? What are your ultimate goals for your career? Anita: I’m not quite sure what is next for Anita, but I know I will get out of this universe what I put into it. My ultimate goal is to reach and inspire as many people as possible. I want people to be able to identify with me and be able to say, “I see a part of me in her”.


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catching up When Russian model Katya Zharkova first reached out to me years ago, neither one of us knew how our lives would intertwine and create history in the plus size industry. Nearly three years after we went viral with our feature, “Plus Size Bodies, What’s Wrong With Them Anyway?”, Katya has made it her mission to bring body positivity to the women back home and for plus size women to be socially acceptable. Maddy: After your feature in PLUS Model Magazine went viral, you have been very vocal about diversity in the industry. Can you tell us about how you feel as a size 14 plus size model and what you would love to see happen in the plus size industry?

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Katya: I am very busy as a size 14 plus size model. I’m still not working for the runway shows for Fashion Week around the world, but I can see the progress and believe the change is coming. Maddy: Can you tell us about the plus size industry in Russia? Is it thriving and getting better? How does society in Russia feel about the plus size industry? Katya: I can see a lot of changes in Russia; I just shot for

in Russia are taking the plus size market seriously. It’s still a bit difficult for me to create a TV show about plus size models in Russia, but I’m fighting for it and hopefully will win. Maddy: As a size 14 woman, are you seen as a plus size woman in Russia? Katya: Yes, I’m a plus size women in Russia, I actually LOVE the world plus for myself. If it is means that I’m a couple of sizes more than fashion models, then I am PLUS not minus. The only issue is that it’s still very hard to find clothing in plus sizes that are trendy in size 14+ in Russia. Maddy: One of the many topics we have spoken about is confidence and how you want to continue to inspire plus size women to love and express themselves freely and not apologize for their size. In what ways do you plan to do this in Russia? Katya: I’m promoting my lifestyle.

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on, “How to dress if you are Plus”. Finally fashion magazines

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contributor for Marie Claire Russia, with the emphasis being

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Cosmopolitan Russia for a six-page editorial. I’m also a new


I am the proof that size does not matter. As long as you love yourself and do everything you want for yourself, confidence will always be a part of you. Maddy: You came from Russia determined to make it as a plus size model. What advice do you have for aspiring plus size models that live outside the US and are looking to make it here?

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Katya: IT IS A BIG COMPETITION HERE. Before you decide to move, there is a lot to think about... 1) Are you ready to do everything you can to be the best version of you? 2) There are already many models here; you can’t expect that just because you moved here clients will hire you. Be ready for competition. 3) Think about how you look and make sure your image and pictures are polished. 4) Improve your skills and learn English. 5) Know that it can take months or even years for you to catch a break. It all depends on how badly you really want this. Follow Katya... @KatyaZharkova on Instagram Click to follow on Facebook


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with madeline jones

We took to our Instagram to answer your most pressing questions about being a plus size model. If you are looking for the truth, here it is...

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exposure. As you become more familiar with the

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fashion shows for free. Should I be doing local

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Q. As an aspiring model I’m often asked to do

shows for free?

A. Aspiring models that are not signed usually do free local shows and television segments for the industry, you should choose opportunities based on how well they are connected in the industry. If you are doing shows and not getting anything from it then what is the point? Before deciding, find out if the plus industry is supporting the show, and if there will be press or bloggers in attendance. If the networking opportunities and exposure are worth it, then do it. Eventually you will have to decide when you go from free to paid opportunities.


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Q. I recently visited a well-known modeling agency in California and I was surprised to see that the owner of the agency was also a model and currently on campaigns. Is this a normal practice, I did not leave with a good feeling... I mean, who wants to compete with the owner of the agency for jobs?

modeling side-by-side with the women they represent. There is no law that states this cannot be done, so I think it’s up to you to decide whether this is something you are personally comfortable with. If you are not, then move on and visit an agency where you will feel comfortable. Q. Can you be too tall for plus size modeling?

A. Most models are not beyond 5’11, however there are always exceptions. If you are an amazing model in front of the camera you may find that people will make an exception for you.

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this and there has been talk about agents or modeling owners

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speaking about. I will say that most agencies do not operate like

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A. Great question! I’m pretty sure I know whom you are


Q. I’ve read a lot about Fit Modeling after your last Modeling 101 feature. I believe my measurements are good for this type of modeling, but after some research I realized there are not many fit companies in Iowa. Would I be able to work as a fit model but live outside a city like NY or LA?

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A. I had to reach out to a few agencies to find out how they handle this. In summary, fit agencies may be in big cities but the jobs can be anywhere around the world. The key to being a successful fit model is to sign with a good agency and keep your measurements consistent. You can have a NYC agency and work for companies in other states and reside outside of NYC. With that being said, you will have to travel to be signed by the agency and at times you may have to travel to meet with clients... so make sure you save those frequent flier miles. Have a modeling question? Join us on Instagram!


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Tiffany: What made you decide to become a

my 20s modeling on that side of the industry. I loved everything about modeling; it gave me a chance to travel and see places I never would have seen or been able to afford exploring on my own. I met wonderful people, amazing artists and designers. It really is a very inspiring industry in many ways and it really appealed to the creativity in me.

Megan Colley Philadelphia, PA 5’10” / Size 10-12 modelmayhem.com/282505, facebook.com/officialmegancolley Favorite quote: “I regret not the mistakes I have made; I regret my action which were flawless. For without flaw, no man can learn, and without learning there is no gain.”

However, looking back, it was probably the darkest time in my life. From the outside it probably looked like I was super-lucky to be doing all of these amazing things and getting paid to strike a pose or walk a runway. But I was incredibly depressed and unsatisfied. I was barely eating and I was working

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at a size 4 about ten years ago, and I spent most of

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Megan: Well, I started out as a straight size model

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out for hours a day, just to maintain my size. E

conflict inside of me that brought on this guilt.

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of allowing my body to “normalize”, I started ex

From there I got signed to a new agency that resp and my body the way it was. Everything else just

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NYC when I was looking into getting involved with it. The clients and work are just not there in Philly. NYC is the hub of the modeling industry and to see how far plus modeling has come in recent years is really inspiring. I found a great team to work with and they really have worked very hard to help me find success, while also truly acting in the best interest of their models. I have never come across bookers that are more passionate. I’m so thankful to Malissa, Todd and Nikki at Bicoastal Models!

Tiffany: Finish this sentence: The plus industry is...

Megan: leveling the playing field! I am so happy that women of all sizes are finally being represented in mainstream media and I am proud to be part of it. I was told so many times that I would not be able to find success outside of that 0-4 size range and I always felt stifled. Plus modeling has opened the doors for so many women that never thought they could carry out their dreams because of their size. The plus industry provides such a refreshing wake-up call; curves are sexy and beautiful.

Tiffany: Who are your some of you favorite plus designers, models, bloggers or celebrities?

Megan: My favorite designer is Carma Koma, probably because the clothes are just so edgy and rocker-chic. They have a fun, young and sexy “badass chick� vibe that I LOVE. I also really like Leona Edmiston because her work appeals to the girly side in me.

PHOTO, HEATHER HAZZAN | heatherhazzan.com


Her dresses are super-frilly and flirtatious. I appreciate the clean lines and simplicity of Marina Rinaldi as well. My favorite models are Robyn Lawley, Katie Willcox, Nicole LeBris, Ashley Graham, and Crystal Renn.

Tiffany: Where do you see yourself in the next year?

Megan: Hopefully working as much as possible and landing some larger campaigns. I have always dreamed of being on a billboard. I just want to collaborate with as many amazing talents as I possibly can. I get such a

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rush sharing ideas with artists and finding innovative ways to execute fresh concepts. I hope to spend more time on the runway where I really come alive. I want to travel as much as possible and see the world.

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Tiffany: What has been you best accomplishment or most favorite job as a model so far?

Megan: Not to sound cheesy, but being included in PLUS Model Magazine is a huge accomplishment for

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me. I still feel like I am new to this part of the modeling industry and this is a beautiful acceptance and welcome for me. I am honored to be featured amongst so many amazing models and designers. I am just SO flattered and SO thrilled.

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PMM is looking for our next Spotlight Model to introduce to the plus industry and PMM readers! For

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