Curvy is Sexy: Vogue Italia Plus Size Cover

Celebrating body diversity and size acceptance, Vogue Italia’s June cover shoot features plus size models in a lush setting for a story of undeniable sensuality and elegance. Captured by photographer Steven Meisel, models Candice Huffine, Tara Lynn and Robyn Lawley (who we also saw on the cover of French Elle) strip down to boudoir ensembles. […]

Plus Model Robyn Lawley on the Cover of French Elle

I was excited to see that Australian plus model Robyn Lawley is on the cover of this month’s French Elle magazine. The more plus models are in the spotlight, the more size acceptance we should expect from culture as a whole. Lawley is 6’2”, and started off in the modelling industry as a size 6.  […]

The word PLUS…continued

Last week, we published a blog entry about a great article from Plus Model Magazine’s Editor, Madeleine Figueroa-Jones. The article details the controversy over whether “plus” should be used for models who are above size 16; the article responds to this NY Magazine article suggesting that the world “plus” should be dropped. We were thrilled […]

What’s wrong with the word PLUS?

Here’s a great article from Plus Model Magazine’s Editor, Madeleine Figueroa-Jones.  And while you’re at it, check out their latest issue. More and more I’ve been reading about how plus size models and industry people are asking for the word “plus” to be taken out of rotation. As someone who has been in the industry […]

Plus Size Fashion Deserves Plus Size Models

You know, we at About Curves are big proponents of making plus size women look and feel sexy.  When we started this business in 2001, there were very few options available in terms of plus size lingerie, and we had to work closely with manufacturers to develop styles and sizes that actually felt comfortable and […]

Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Health Initiatives

This is really cool- the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) has recently released a Health Initiative to try to combat eating disorders among models.  Hooray!  Of course, eating disorders affect women of all sizes and not just those in the fashion industry.  In fact, many plus size women suffer from eating disorders.  With […]

Plus Size Model Speaks Out– Anorexic Model Dead

In 2007, Plus Size Model Nancy Hayssen posed nude, weighing 169 pounds in the controversial anti-anorexia billboard ad featured in Times Square, NYC – alongside an anorexic model weighing barely 59 pounds.  The combination shocked the world. Now, that anorexic model is dead at 28 years old. Isabelle Caro was the face of the world-famous […]

New magazine for curvy women

A new magazine was recently launched in the UK called “Beautiful” and it’s all about size acceptance (hooray!).  The woman who started the magazine, Sue Thomason, has vowed to only use real-size models in her magazine. In an interview with the website for her UK hometown, Cheshire, Thomason says, “Many images in the media make […]