Posts tagged "plus size"

The Devil Dog-Lover Wears Prada: Saks Fifth Avenue To Sell Plus-Size Clothes

High fashion is usually a skinny woman’s game (which is not so surprising when you consider the 15-year-old girls stomping designer looks down the runways). But Saks Fifth Avenue is taking a bold step to be inclusive to all women by beginning to sell plus sizes. The flagship department store in New York City will…

Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2010

Anything Over Size 10 Is “Plus Size” At Forever 21

I guess it serves me right for trying to buy denim at Forever 21. But what can I say? I needed new jeans and was trying to be thrifty. Last week Annika, Intern Carli, Intern Lauren, and I hit up the ginormous new Forever 21 in Times Square after work and explored its many cavernou…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Crystal Renn’s Agent Assures Everyone She’s Still A Size 10

A couple of blogs — including us — noticed that supermodel Crystal Renn, who is fuller-figured and vocal about promoting healthier body images, looks much skinnier in recent pics. But Renn’s agent at Ford models, Gary Dakin, confirmed Renn is a size 10 and is not trying to lose weight. It’s kinda weird that the…

Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2010

Frisky Q & A: Nikky Blonsky On Her New Show “Huge,” Plus-Size Actresses & Zac Efron

Missing Nikki Blonsky from your life after the 2007 remake of “Hairspray”? Have no fear, she’s back again: not in a John Waters musical this time, but on “Huge,” a new TV series about plus-size teens at a weight loss camp.

“Huge” stars Blonsky, 21, as a girl sent to the camp by…

Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2010

Today’s Lady News: “Top Model” Judge Calls Plus-Size Models A “Joke”

Julien Macdonald, a designer and a judge on “Britain’s Next Top Model,” issued a slap in the face to plus-size models everywhere when he said they don’t belong on his show. “There were no plus-size models,” he said, referring to the show’s sixth season. “This is a serious show. You can’t have a plus-size girl…

Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2010

Would You Join SonsiLiving, A Social Networking Site Just For Plus-Size Women?

Who needs another social networking site, right? Apparently, plus-size women. The company that owns Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, and Catherines is launching Sonsi.com, a site hawking clothing and accessories for “real women” who are size 12 and up, as well as an “inclusive” social networking site called SonsiLiving, which offers articles on fashion and beauty,…

Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2010

Skeletons In Lingerie: Is This Spoof On Victoria’s Secret Funny Or Tasteless?

Sure, it’s hypocritical and fat-phobic of ABC to air the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show starring Heidi Klum’s glorious ta-tas while also demanding “excessive re-edits” on this plus-size lingerie commercial from Lane Bryant. But what do we think of LandlineTV’s spoof on Victoria’s Secret: a faux-sexy commercial starring skeletons in a blond wig…

Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2010

Lane Bryant Says ABC Is Fat-O-Phobic

Apparently ABC has a problem with hot ladies in their undies. Or so says plus-sized lingerie purveyor Lane Bryant in their claim that the network tried to shut out their plus-sized lingerie commercial. ABC “demanded excessive re-edits and rebuffed it three times before relenting to air it during the final 10 minutes of ‘America…

Lily Q / April 22, 2010

Quotable: Crystal Renn Says Plus-Sizing Isn’t So Baffling

“Well, [in modeling] there is the standard, which is a 34-inch hip and then there is ‘plus’ that. Unfortunately, I think when people think of ‘plus’ they think of only size 18, but the great thing about what I do, is that they have been more inclusive of size 8’s and all the way u…

Annika Harris / February 23, 2010

Why Are Plus Sizes Labeled “Wide”?

My brother is getting married! And I couldn’t have picked a cooler future sister-in-law myself. I’m so friggin’ excited for the wedding, I don’t even mind the usual BS of being a bridesmaid. She’s special, people! In fact, my new sister is so rad, she’s letting me pick any style dress I want, so long…

Simcha / February 8, 2010

Racy Preview Shots From V’s Curvy Issue

The previews keep leaking for V magazine’s much-hyped, so-called “curvy issue” dropping next week, on the 14th. We already saw plus-sized darling Crystal Renn modeling the same clothes alongside standard skinny chick Jacquelyn Jablonski in Terry Richardson’s model-off story, and today we get a taste of a sexy Solve Sundsbo joint (styled by Nicola Formichetti)…

Erin Flaherty / January 5, 2010

Marie Claire Debuts Plus-Size Style Column

Like Glamour, Marie Claire has decided it needs to offer more content geared toward plus-size readers. In the November issue, the magazine introduces Ashley Falcon, a size-18 stylist who will be doling out fashion advice in a new column.

In the issue, she shares a little about her experiences working in fashion despite…

Catherine Strawn / October 8, 2009

Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Is Hungry No More

After years of envying Kate Moss’s seemingly infinite closet and Gisele’s parade of bang-able boyfriends, a girl would be right to think the hardest part of a model’s life is choosing whose yacht in Ibiza to sunbathe topless on today.

But a few years ago, “America’s Next Top Model” began to peel back…

Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2009

Crystal Renn Says Success Comes To Those Who Are True To Themselves

Model Crystal Renn appeared on “Good Morning America” this morning to promote her book, Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves. Crystal was discovered by a model scout as a teen in Clinton, MS, and was told she could be a supermodel. But there was a…

Catherine Strawn / September 8, 2009

What Fashion Insiders Think Of Glamour’s Plus-Size Model

We told you all about how much positive response Glamour magazine has received from readers for the image of a nude plus-size model featured in the September issue. Lizzie Miller has since appeared on “Today” and copies of the magazine are selling out. Catherine wondered whether the overwhelmingly positive response would result in magazines, and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2009

Social Networking Overkill? Lane Bryant Launches “Inside Curve” Website

When it comes to new ways of marketing products, businesses are really trying to cash in on social networking. The latest to stake a claim in the internet forums is retailer Lane Bryant, the plus-size mall chain. The new website, called Inside Curve, will allow users to give feedback and interact with the brand, a…

Leonora Epstein / August 5, 2009

Chesty La Rue? Jessica Simpson To The Rescue!

The empire that is Jessica Simpson keeps expanding. (Sigh.) From her humble music roots, she’s moved on to hair extensions, shoes, bikinis and now plus-sized bras. Simpson latest launch is designed exclusively for girls with fuller busts (good news for those of you who complained about this dilemma!). The bras will be part of a…

Zandile Blay / August 5, 2009

“More To Love” Actually Sweet, Not Horribly Exploitative

I assumed the worst about “More To Love,” the new reality dating show where Luke, a handsome 300-lb. bachelor, is looking for love from plus-sized beauties. How could a pop culture-weary feminist not expect the worst, really? First, it’s of a “reality” dating show, which pretty much guarantees it’s b.s. on Fox, a…

Jessica Wakeman / July 29, 2009

Plus-Size Women Get Their Own Fashion Week, But Is That Enough?

Most fashion shows are known for emaciated, twig-like models strutting down runways, but there’s a different kind of fashion week going on right now. Full-Figured Fashion Week took five years to organize, but, at last, arrived in New York yesterday. Until Saturday night, designers will show buyers and the press their clothes for plus-size women,…

Catherine Strawn / June 26, 2009

The Skinny On Being A Plus-Size Bridesmaid

I’m on the borderline of sizes between plus and misses — a 14/16 that can easily fill an 18 after a Snickers bar. So, every time one of my friends takes the plunge, I have to try to squeeze into dresses that look great on all the other, thinner girls. I get to sport that…

Simcha / June 4, 2009