Plus size bloggers and models have been making serious waves in the fashion industry recently. With the debate about what plus size actually means, to high street stores like Boohoo, Missguided and Yours Clothing starting to cater to bigger sizes, the plus size debate is at its height and it’s time to meet some of the key players. Gaining a huge presence on social media, landing major campaigns and even designing their own ranges, it’s time to get to know some of the ladies taking the plus size fashion world by storm.
The blogger behind ‘Fuller Figure Fuller Bust’ is the name on everybody’s lips. After starting her blog in 2011, Georgina now has over 50,000 followers on Instagram, is appearing on Chanel 4’s documentary, ‘Plus Sized Wars’ and has been seen in various publications including Vogue Italia and LOOK! Speaking to The Debrief about her incredible rise to fame, she explained; “I think bloggers are key because we’ve got so many followers. Brands are starting to realise that if they tap into what bloggers have to say, they can see people are starting to say, ‘I want to wear what’s in that shop but they don’t make it in my size.'”
Chances are you will have heard of Robyn Lawley. The stunning Aussie was the first ever plus size model to appear in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue and has covered major fashion publications all over the world. Now with her own swimwear range in tow and having fronted campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Mango and Chantelle Paris lingerie, she’s arguably one of the most succesful plus size models of all time. We’re pretty sure world domination is next on this lady’s list. Make sure to check out our exclusive interview with her in next week’s issue.
American model Tess Holliday (who you might know as Tess Munster) is the largest plus size model to be signed to a mainstream agency. Milk Management picked up the American stunner this year after she took the world by storm. As well as being named one of the world’s top plus size models by Vogue Italia, Tess has modelled for various plus size clothing labels and even the cover of People magazine this June.
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Probably most famous for her ah-mazing appearance in the most recent Pirelli calendar, Candice Huffine has made a name for herself as the plus size model to watch. Her killer curves have scored her contracts with Mango Violeta and photoshoots in the CR Fashion Book. Undeniably beautiful, this girl is will be a household name in no time.
Kim Kardashian lookalike and mega blogger Nadia Aboulhosn has scored the ultimate fashion prize, designing her own Boohoo plus size range. The gorgeous collection is just another accomplishment on this lady’s list of achievements, also modelling for American Apparel and huge international publications. See what happened when we were lucky enough to catch up with her here.
Stunning model Ashley Graham has appeared in spreads for Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Harpers Bazaar – we could go on – and has also modelled for Levi’s as well as appearing in the hugely succesful Cacique #ImNoAngel campaign which is aiming to redefine the standards of beauty. And there’s no denying this girl’s beauty.
Winner of Best Fashion Blog at the Plus Size Awards and the new face of Scarlett & Jo, Georgina Grogan is certainly one of the new faces to watch. We caught up with her recently and asked why she thought there was such a surge in the plus size movement.
“For too many years we’ve only seen the typical ‘model’ look and now, people don’t want that. They want to see the firl next door, the girl with stretch marks who’s not afraid to show them, the unedited, unperfected photos and blemished skin. People don’t want to be told what the ‘perfect’ woman is, we’re all perfect in our own way and plus size bloggers and models are showing this by getting out there and showing that women are beautiful any shape or size. Spreading this body positive is making the world change and see plus size people as just people, and they’re not any different because of their weight!”
By Amy de Klerk