The First Plus-Size Fashion Show: What The Designer Wants You To Know

plus size clothingOn September 2013 history was made when for the first time ever there was an entire plus size clothing label including mens boots being modeled down the world famous catwalks of the New York Fashion Show. This had never been seen before as the modelling industry was wholly focused on using skinny models wearing amazing womens jumpers in all of its media advertising. This was the first time a designer had specialised in plus size clothing, and Miller’s clothing line was a huge success!

After the crowd began to see models of size 12 and higher strutting down the catwalk, Miller’s floral designs that came in the shape of dresses and knee high skirts drew attention from press from all around the world, complete with designer jewelry sourced from a variety of jewelry houses from around the world.Finally, plus size women were being recognised globally and were being offered a whole new and exciting range of comfortable clothing.

However, since this major milestone in the plus sized clothing industry, the hype stalled. There has since been a growing movement in social media for plus size women in fashion and media, but still not enough to gain full traction world-wide.

The plus size clothing industry still remains a relatively untapped market with a $17.5 billion worth of potential for aspiring designers to gain a share of. While most fashion magazines are stockpiled to the brim with unrealistic size 4 models, larger women are still being forced to shop online for clothing that fits them. Many young women have expressed their dislike of the term ‘plus-size’, and have adopted the outdated and more accurate term of ‘curvy’.

Miller explains that to increase the inclusion of all plus sized women, we all should not only be looking for the typical catwalk and fashion shows that look like they have been lit up by flood lighting, but should be looking past these. It is about bucking the trend, and challenging the idea of what fashion is.

Since fashion shows are a heightened version of the everyday style, it makes it very hard sometimes to reflect reality. These fashion shows tend to market the top notch and expensive clothing labels for ladies boots for example, that only a small minority can actually afford.

Considering most of the population don’t even watch the fashion shows, we need to be realistic when it comes to the exposure to the general public and plus size ladies who rock out the womens tops. It may be time for many people to realise that maybe the fashion shows are the root to the cause of how we perceive plus size women. Shifting our focus to more accessible places like shopping for plus size clothing online is more realistic.

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Simple Tips for Buying Beauty Products Online

buying perfume onlineShopping online can make life a breeze. It’s quick, effective and shipped directly to your door. You can buy anything from discounted jewelry online to wigs these days. It’s the ideal method to shop until something goes horribly wrong. Respectable cosmetics makers have recently been flooded with complaints about high-end items after consumers have unwittingly bought phony, obsolete or black-market products from unauthorised online stockists.

But before you go cold turkey on your online buying habits, read these handy tips. Equipped with a couple of good pieces of street smarts, you’ll be able to with confidence fill your online cart when looking for beauty therapy or makeup products.

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Purchasing cosmetics online can be a minefield because of the threat of item contamination and infection. Just buy from the brand’s website or authorised stockist. When you receive the product, check that the product has never been opened and, where appropriate, ensure it is still in its box and cellophane wrapping.

Fragrances

Most high-end  brands such as Chanel you will never be able to find online. If by chance you do find them, they are most likely fakes, grey-market or worse, used. The scent of the fragrance could be spoiled or a poor or most of the time even a dangerous imitation of the real thing.

In a lot of countries, it is illegal to post fragrance by air. So make sure your online store has quality land or sea shipping available for such purchases.

face cream onlineSkincare

When you purchase skincare products online, especially cosmeceuticals or anything with highly active ingredients such as vitamins A or C or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), you should always purchase from the brand’s own official site. If (as we mentioned above) the brand doesn’t sell their products online, have a look for its authorised stockist list somewhere on their official site. Some of the high-end brands who are looking to protect their brand from the grey and fake markets have initiated their own programmes  by creating an “Authorised Stockist” stamp.

The bottom line basically is, if the price of a high-end brand on a website looks too good to be true, it usually is. High-end brands have their own websites  and do not usually sell from third party websites. Remember, the business of beauty therapy is a highly specialised industry so be wary and alert when buying anything online and enjoy the experience.

Why Rebel Wilson Doesnt Mind Her Plus Size

Rebel Wilson says that she is proud of her curvy body. And why shouldn’t she be?

She recently launched a new clothing line at Milk Studios in Hollywood. She unveiled her capsule collection for Torrid, which is ready to launch on Nov. 1.

Rebel says that Torrid is a fashion line that specializes in plus size clothing from sizes 12-28. The partnership was a match for Wilson. She has always owned her curves and promoted a healthy body image.

“I think all you should be worried about is if you’re healthy,” the Pitch Perfect star told E! News at her launch.

“If you’re unhealthy, you should maybe do something about it,” she added with a laugh”.

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Recently, Alyssa Toomey wrote for E:

“In fact, Wilson, who has previously said she wants to inspire girls who don’t think they’re cool or pretty,” told us she’s not bothered by the term “plus-size.”

“To me, getting an A+ in school is better than getting an A and I’m being called ‘plus,'” she shared, adding, “I kind of like being curvy and eating dessert every second night so that’s kinda why I am the way I am.”

Wilson was previously inspired to launch a clothing line when she began attending red carpets and noticed that there are very few clothing options for plus size women.

“I am the type of girl with zero fashion sense, but I am getting into it now,” she told Elle U.K. for the mag’s May issue. “It’s becoming important for me. I saw a lot of girls were beginning to notice what I wear and I feel a kind of responsibility, because there aren’t any women in Hollywood my size and age.”

Rebel had the final word in the interview where she said, “You need to be physically strong for this job. I like to have the stamina to work 16 hours a day. I may eat a lot, but I am very healthy.”

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