Saturday, 30 October 2010

20% off Veto Range at

Curvety are currently offering a massive 20% off across their entire Veto Range . Don't miss out on this opportunity to grab the best possible prices across one of the most fabulous plus size lines available in the UK.

Here are a few of my favourite 'got to have' items from Veto.

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Friday, 29 October 2010

Size zero is DISGUSTING says Welsh fashion expert

Fashion Expert Tracy Pritchard who is the head of University of Glamorgan’s School of Fashion and Retail Design says;

"Women of all sizes deserve to have choice in fashion and brands size zero ‘disgusting’.I am an advocate of larger sizes, from people like Mark Jacobs, Chanel and Dolce and Gabbana".

"Julien Macdonald doesn’t go over a size 14. That’s outrageous because fashion should be inclusive. We should be celebrating different bodies".

I am so glad Tracy is speaking out for plus size women and thoroughly agree with all her comments.

I personally as a plus sized woman would prefer to see women my own size and body shape modelling the kind of clothes I would like to wear.

Size Zero vs Plus Size

Which would you prefer to see on the catwalk?
Which body shape is more beautiful?
Which one looks healthier?
Which dress size is more realistic in reflecting the majority women in todays society?

Kate Dillon Plus-Sized Model

Kate Dillon was hailed as "the next Cindy Crawford" when she began modelling as a slender fashion model at the age of 16, but Kate starved herself to maintain the body she needed as a high-fashion model.

Kate was bullied at school, being called “overweight Kate” but she was secretly battling anorexia, desperate to keep at an underweight size 6.

However, when she started eating, it got her modelling agencies and managers complaining that she was now too fat. Disgusted with their responses Kate Dillon decided to quit modelling.

Kate has successfully re-invented herself and imposed her beauty in fashion well beyond the concept of size.

Today as a recovered anorexic she is more successful than ever in her career as a plus-size model with three MODE covers, a clothing contract with Liz Claiborne, a cosmetic contract with Isabella Rossellini's Manifesto line and speaking engagements at forums such as Harvard University. Kate was also the first plus-size model to appear in a U.S. Vogue photo spread.

Kate is very active in environment-related and eco-fashion initiatives like Ecochic in Geneva. She supports Global Green. She also collaborates with Half the sky, an organization supporting women's rights.

Kate Dillon is an inspiration not only to plus-size women but also to young women who suffer from eating disorders, as she is proof that these illnesses can be overcome, you do not have to be a size zero to have a successful modelling career, nor do you have to be stick thin to look beautiful.

Emme Plus Size Supermodel

Emme was the first successful plus sized model and is probably the most well known and highest paid in the industry.

Aswell as modelling and having her own clothing range, Emme is an author and active spokesperson on body image, self esteem, eating disorders and related matters.

She has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" twice and and Glamour magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1997.

Her first book, True Beauty—Positive Attitudes & Practical Tips from the World's Leading Plus Size Model, was published in 1997. Also in 1997, she was invited to speak before a Congressional subcommittee about eating disorders.

Emme also has 16" collectable doll of her which generates money to benefit body image and self esteem organizations, Emme really has become an icon to women with a fuller figure.

Toccara Jones Plus Size Model

Toccara Jones was a contestant on the third season of America's Next Top Model and despite finishing in 7th place she has gone on to have a very successful career as a plus size model.

She has been on the covers of Be, The Next Level Magazine, Black Men magazine, Black Hair magazine, Braids magazine, and King magazine. She has modelled for Ashley Stewart, Avon, Torrid and Target.

She was also selected to be part of the 2007 Rocawear "I Will Not Lose" campaign representing the Rocawear plus-size line for full-figured females and was photographed for the all black issue of Vogue Italia and had a 14 page spread in the magazine.

Toccara recently landed her first major UK modelling job with High Street store Evans, modelling their Summer collection.

Toccara really is proof that big is beautiful.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Beth Ditto - Plus Size Rock Chick

Beth Ditto the American singer-songwriter is most famous for her work with the indie rock band Gossip. She has also been an outspoken advocate for large women being body-positive and has been regularly photographed as an editorial model.

15-stone Beth famously posed naked for NME in 2007 and has stripped off for the cover of  Love Magazine. Her most recent modelling work consisted of opening and closing the Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2011 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week.

Super cool rock chick Beth won an NME award in 2006 for Coolest Person In Rock and was also nominated as the Sexiest Woman Of The Year by NME in 2007.

Beth has also launched her own plus size range with high street store Evans featuring her signature 80s punk style along with 40s vintage and a noughties modern edge.

Beth posing naked for Love magazine

Beth Ditto nude covershoot for cover of NME 

Beth with good friend Kate Moss

Plus Size Beauty Queen Chenese Lewis

Chenese Lewis made history when she was the first woman to be crowned Miss Plus America in 2003 and as a plus size model she has modelled for many companies including Torrid and Kmart. She is also the celebrity face for Sizeappeal and an official ambassador for Binge Eating Disorder Association.

Chenese recently posed naked alongside former ANTM winner plus-sized model Whitney Thompson to promote Love Your Body Day 2010. The event is hosted by Hollywood Now of which Chenese is the president.

LYBD was first launched in 1998 and hopes to help women accept themselves and feel good about their bodies, regardless of the size.

Chenese attributes her success by not conforming to society’s ideals of beauty but rather showing by example, that you can be beautiful and confident regardless of your size, Chenese Lewis is the epitome of the plus size woman.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Drop Dead Diva Brooke Elliott

Plus Size Actress Brooke Elliott is best known for her role as Jane Bingum in Drop Dead Diva, a show about a shallow size zero model who is killed in a car crash and gets brought back to life in the body of a plus size, intelligent, lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty.

Brooke isn't embarrassed about being cast as the shy, plus-sized Jane,
she says "it's not the size of the actress in the part, it's the amount of heart in the
project that counts. We're conditioned to believe that beauty comes in one specific package, but this project is dispelling that myth, saying that beauty is everywhere, in every body type, in every type of person".

During a recent interview she said she would like to see more normal-looking body types featured on other shows. "Hopefully we'll get a little bit more realistic in what we're watching,"

Brooke Elliott is a attractive, talented, proud of her curves and a really big inspiration to all plus sized women.

On Trend - Louis Vuitton Inspired Full Skirted Look

Louis Vuitton's Autumn/Winter 2011 ready-to-wear collection features gorgeous big, full skirts and full-skirted dresses. Other designers such as Paul Smith, Prada and Drie Van Noten have also released similar collections.

Girly, feminine and romantic, the vintage 50′s and early 60′ s inspired full-skirted look is ultra flattering to the fuller figure, with nipped in waists to acccentuate curves.

This classic look will make your waist look smaller and emphasise your bust, play up your curves and show off your best assets.

If choosing a full skirt, team it with a corset top to draw attention to your bust and decolletage. This will also balance the bulky texture the full skirt. This trick will create an hourglass figure and flaunt your perfect silhouette.

To complete your outfit accessorise with classic pumps, vintage inspired handbags, pearls and elegant elbow length gloves.

High street shops havent released their own full skirted ranges yet, but I'm sure that soon they will all be unveiling their own Louis Vuitton style full skirted dresses.

It has been hard to find similar styles at affordable prices for plus sized women, but I love the look so much I have scoured every online shop for similar plus size designs.

So if you want to beat all the other fashionistas and be on trend wearing the look early, check out these gorgeous full skirted styles for plus-sized figures.

Watch the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010 Collection video at the bottom of this post for designer inspiration.

Debenhams Sizes 16-22 £95.00

Debenhams Sizes 16-22 £85.00

Freemans Sizes 16-32 £110.00 

Curvety Sizes 16-34 £21.00

Very Sizes 16-24 £22.50

Empire Sizes 16-32 £49.00

Yours Clothing Sizes 16-32 £25.00

Give your full skirt or dress extra flare by adding this underneath;
Very sizes 16-26 £32.00

Watch the Louis Vuitton - Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 Fashion Show

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Plus Size Celebrities - Ruth Jones

What's occurrin' with Ruth Jones

The Welsh actress, comedienne and writer is best known for being the co-creator and star (as Nessa) in TV comedy Gavin & Stacey.

She is also known for her comedy performances as Myfanwy in Little Britain aswell as Nighty Night and Saxondale plus for dramatic roles in TV dramas Fat Friends and The Street.

And despite being portrayed in many of her TV roles as a fat frump (or as Nessa the tattooed, PVC clad chav with dark lipsticks), in real life Ruth Jones' style is much softer and she is actually a very glamourous plus size actress that dresses glamourously to accentuate her gorgeous curves.