During the middle of New York Fashion Week, I went to Rose Hall at Lincoln Center where the wonderful people at Onestopplus.com got together to create a plus size fashion show at New York Fashion Week. That is something that many thought would never happen, but it did. Gabby Sidibe, Nikki Blonsky, Caroline Manzo, celebrity stylist and author Phillip Bloch, Marie Claire columnist Ashley Falcon, and designer Monif C were in attendance. Fashion bloggers Gabi from Young, Fat and Fabulous, Tiffany from The Fat Shopaholic, and Christina from The Musings of a Fatshionista were also there. Models Lizzie Miller, Toccara Jones and Ashley Graham walked in the show, while Emme, Whitney Thompson, and Fluvia Lacerda watched from their seats in the audience.
The clothes were stunning. Everyone there was pleasantly surprised by how trendy, beautiful, and flattering the clothes were. The collection was divided into four parts called Artisan Drape, Acquatica Lace, Ethereal Denim, Cargo Femme, and Guilded Shine. The Belle Epoque collection featured soft pastel and sherbet colors for spring. Light, airy fabrics were shaped into not so short shorts, practical tanks, flowing maxi dresses, breezy tops, beautiful embellished blouses, and carrot pants.
The designers really thought about this collection. They didn’t design with the muu-muu in mind. They designed for the plus size woman who is ready for a life of style. Everyone was left wondering when and if these too good to be true clothes would go on the One Stop Plus website. I, for one, hope that not only do these clothes go online, but I hope that they stage another fashion show next season and make this a permanent thing.
There should be no reason for people to say they don’t know what to wear this coming Fall. From Urban Outfitters to Gareth Pugh to Anna Scholz fall fashion is out of control, or OOC as Rachel Zoe says. Now Monif C has launched her Pre-Fall collection. Who said fall had to be cold? These clothes will surely bring the heat. Plus the campaign features Fluvia wearing short blond hair.
Billion Dollar Babes
Here’s what we have coming up next week at BDB:
Monday 8/09: Hy¨ by Rory Beca, Alimrose, ANKH by Racquel Honore Jewelry Tuesday 8/10: Alexis Hudson Handbags, Superdry: Women, Superdry: Men Wednesday 8/11: PEPITA Jewelry Trunk Show, Pure Sugar, Susan Posnick Cosmetics Thursday 8/12: Eat, Pray, Love Sale featuring Ettika Jewelry, Sir Alistair Rai, Tylie Mailbu and more Friday 8/13: Amrita Singh, NEST Children
All of our sales begin at 8am PST/11am EST and last for 48 hours.
I think this is a great idea for Brazil. I hope the magazine does extremely well in Brazil. The cover model is the beautiful Fluvia, and you can’t go wrong Brazil’s top plus size model export. The magazine’s mission, of building self esteem, is one I can stand behind.
From the press release:
First Plus Size women’s magazine in Brazil
On the cover Fluvia Lacerda
In early June 2010 will be a novelty at all newsstands in Brazil.
Publisher Digicamp which is in the market for more than nine years with
the Tour Guides will launch a new magazine for female.
The Beleza Em Curvas (Beauty os Curves) is a new concept of women’s
magazine is the first publication of the Plus Size segment in Brazil.
There you will find several themes of the feminine as: Fashion, Beauty,
Health, Welfare, Gender and Behaviour. Interviews with people from
different areas and renowned celebrities.
The editorial fashion is one of the main points of the magazine, which
each month will bring a model wearing the clothes of the main garment
above the dummy 46.
The goal of the magazine is to show the readers of this universe that
actually exist Plus Size women, like them and that can and should show
to all people who are happy the way they are. And prove to herself that
the self-esteem is fundamental to good being of any person.
With national (Brazil)distribution and dedicated to the public between
20 to 50 years for class B and C. Beleza Em Curvas magazine takes a lot
of information to serious journalism and with plenty of entertainment
for readers, and of course always emphasizing self-esteem.