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Plus Size modeling Tips
So you want to be a model, no lets change that.. So you want to be a plus size model .. yes, the high fashion lights, the big beauty prize. Well, Lets start off with the world has changed…a little. Becoming a plus size model is a path with many ups and downs, I;m not going to candy coat it or more less tell, lie to you… but nevertheless, im no professional at this ether! Now with that said, Becoming a model is a hard path, it takes…like your mother said “Dedication and hard work!” You must learn to take rejecting head on, then get up and move to the next opportunity, as we’ll you must be wise in the game, by becoming a professional on knowing who you work with, how to get started, and if you feel you can take on the world with stride!
1. How do I get photographers to notice me?
First off its time to get your feet wet, find a professional photographer, or a really great hobbyist photographer, if you cannot afford to drop between $200 and $1000. Read more »
Plus-Size Revelation: Bigger Women Have Cash, Too
Corseted into a size 18 white denim dress, wearing heels that made her about 6-foot-2, Gwen DeVoe, a former model and fashion-show producer, stepped onto a runway in Manhattan this week and made a pitch to retailers for the plus-size woman.
Those stores that don’t carry bigger sizes? “Shame on you, baby, shame on you,” Ms. DeVoe said. “Every curvy girl that has a dollar is willing to spend that dollar.”
So retailers are realizing.
That same day, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 28 percent of the adult population was obese last year, the highest percentage yet. Almost two-thirds of American women are either overweight or obese, according to the most recent CDC figures.
As doctors and public health officials encourage Americans to slim down, the fashion industry is embracing Americans as they are. Both mass-market stores like Forever 21 and Target and expensive designers like Elie Tahari are deciding the fattening of America is a big business opportunity, and are reinvigorating a market that had faltered during the recession.
The standard clothing that most stores have focused on in recent years fits fewer and fewer people. And as retailers search for ways to invigorate sales, plus size is one of the few categories where there is growth. The plus-size market increased 1.4 percent while overall women’s apparel declined 0.8 percent in the 12 months leading up to April 2010 versus the same period a year earlier, the most recent figures available, according to NPD Group, a market research firm.
“It just makes business sense,” said Ms. DeVoe, who founded “Full-Figured Fashion Week” last year to press mainstream retailers to embrace bigger sizes. “I’ve been told several times that no one fantasizes about being a plus-size woman, and that’s probably true, but the fact remains that you have to work with what you have.”
That is not always so easy for retailers venturing into the world of larger shoppers. Some bigger women do not like to try on clothes in the same fitting rooms as smaller women. Plus-size stocks take up valuable storage space, and not everyone is big in the same way, meaning stores cannot count on, say, a size 16 dress fitting most 180-pound women — one might have a larger torso, another big thighs and another wider hips.
Plus Size Fashion Show Fun!
Plus Fashion Show/Expo/Mixer:
8 Plus Divas Presents 1st Annual Fashion Show “Diary of a Curvy Diva”
When: August 6, 2011
Time: 6pm-10pm 6pm-7pm
- Shop, Drink and Mix 7:15pm-8:30pm
- Fashion Show 8:30pm-10pm
- Dance, Drink, Mix, Shop
Where: Oakland Metro OperaHouse 630 3rd Street Oakland, CA
The Oakland Metro is a 6000 sq ft black box theater and opera house, located in Jack London square-Oakland’s thriving downtown entertainment district. It is equipped with full theatrical lighting system, state of the art sound and 2 full bars What: Plus Fashion Show/Expo/Mixer * Shop some 20+ vendors * Premiere Plus Fashion Show with top brands/designers/boutiques/ retailers set to live Self-Acceptance Monologues. (Grand opening Act, Dance performance from full figured dance company, Spoken word; a motivating inspiring show) * Enjoy 2 full bars, and some free appetizers (21+ over Event) * Free Goodie Bags * Shop, Meet, Mix, Drink Dance & Enjoy the show!!!
Some Designers/Retailers to Walk the Runway: Torrid, Ashley Stewart, Dress Barn and more
Purchase Tickets Online Now: $20
http://8plusdivas.eventbrite.com/ $25 at the Door Special Guest Performers: Khari (Spoken Word Artist, Published Author)
http://www.pssistermovement.com/ Bay Area Plus Size Dance Company Producer: 8 Plus Divas launched in October 2010 with a vision to make all women no matter her size feel like a diva. 8 PLUS DIVAS was created out of a need to bring positive awareness to the size of the average woman. All Women need to identify with someone who looks like them and shop from retailers who make trendy clothes specifically with the plus-size woman in mind. We are dedicated to women size 8 on up who want to feel sexy, beautiful and fabulous. Our Mission is to help ladies build up their self-esteem and confidence no matter how curvy they are.
We provide our DIVA’s information about latest Plus Size fashion, Designers, Modeling, Plus Size friendly photographers, Events and more. 8 PLUS DIVA: A women size 8 on up to 32 + who is confident, smart, sexy, embraces her curves while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She is wonderfully made…She is a 8 PLUS DIVA and flaunts her curves unapologetically!!!!!
Contact Information: Gazania McCoy-Washington 8 Plus Divas
Teaching the Dress To “Dress up”
You can turn a plus size dress that is just OK into something that will be admired by everyone, if you use shows and plus size jewelry that fit well. But, you shouldn’t use them in excess and hide the dress. In this article there are a number of accessories that can be used for plus size gowns. A popular, but basic accessory, the earrings can be used to complement an evening gown to simple day dress. If the dress is simple, the earrings can be bold, and the same goes for the hair. If the hair is elaborate in design, you can keep the earrings simple. If you need to choose a bold design for your earring, you can use shoulder dusters, chandelier earrings or other models that are either simple or elaborate in design. If you usually keep your hair short, you can use drop earrings to complement it. If you prefer a simple design, then you should pick diamond, silver or gold earrings.
A timeless, classic and great looking accessory is a strand of pearls. It goes great with an off-the-shoulder or strapless dress. You can always use diamond, silver or gold necklaces with your dress. Not everyone can use bracelets, but if you want to use them go with something simple, and don’t go overboard. They go well with a dress without sleeves, as long as you use only one. Now, let’s talk about the most important accessory of all, the shoes. You need to pick a pair of shoes that goes well with what you’re wearing. Keeping it simple is best. They don’t need to be an exact fit to your dress, but the color must complement it. Accessories are great, as long as you don’t overuse them. Sometimes less is more, that saying is true. Your plus size gown or dress should be shown off, not overwhelmed.
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