Australian plus-size model Robyn Lawley spoke to The Mail Online about body image, diversity in fashion and I’m a little conflicted about the message she sends. She’s awesome and I’m glad she’s getting noticed, but there’s something troubling about the sentiment of some of her statements to The Mail. Her presence as a plus-size model in the fashion industry is of course important, but the whole plus-size racket comes with its own host of problems. More
Topic: plus size models
We love the gorgeous and talented plus size model Tara Lynn (who was also featured in H&M’s “Big Is Beautiful” swimwear campaign a few years ago). She’s just landed the cover of Elle Spain, looking amazing. What’s not so amazing is that the magazine decided to use the tired stereotype of branding a plus-sized woman a “real woman” as a misguided move towards celebrating body diversity. More
The evidence is certainly pointing in the direction of “yes,” but decide for yourself. More
We have covered so many Robyn Lawley goings on over the last few years–we first saw her on Vogue Italia’s landmark plus size cover (which still draws groans and gushing praise in equal measure), then she started nabbing solo covers left and right. A straight size lingerie campaign followed and an even landmark-ier campaign spot as the first plus-sized face of Ralph Lauren. Through it all, she’s handled the bullshit with grace and poise.
But as famous as she is among fashion bloggers and people who follow the modeling industry, Lawley has been completely ignored by men’s media. More
Wouldn’t that be a refreshing change? More
Amid the sea of 5’11″, size zero Caucasian models, the women in Nasir Mazhar‘s presentation at London Fashion Week stands out beautifully. More
Daphne Selfe is lookin’ good. More
It is no secret that finding clothing for sizes above about a 12 can not just be difficult, but also straight up disappointing. Lines for plus-size women are often cut strangely, sold online and only created in flat colors (because it flattens your tummy!!!!). Basically, they’re boring and we do not enjoy them.
Enter Robyn Lawley‘s new swimsuit line with Madison Plus Select. More
As somebody whose dress size is typically in stores, there are certain things I do not know about being overweight simply by lack of experience. While I think everyone related to the fashion industry knows that there is a decided lack of clothing in plus-sizes, lately, many of us have been cheering on new lines as they increase availability and expand their size ranges. However, there’s one dilemma I have somehow not thought of. More
H&M has been in the news a lot lately. It was one of the most internationally well-known chains to sign the Bangladesh Safety Agreement, and it also impressed people by casually inserting a plus-size model into its “regular” photos. Now, the company’s CEO Karl-Johan Persson has gone on the record acknowledging a lack of size diversity in H&M’s models, saying he wants to do better in the future. More
Robyn Lawley–she of the Italian Vogue covers, watershed Ralph Lauren campaigns and general goodness and decency–stopped by the 2013 American Ballet Theatre Opening Night Spring Gala last night and looked stunning in a strapless beige cocktail dress and matching ankle boots. Please admire how amazing she looks.
…Of course, we were supposed to make the headline “Plus Size Model Robyn Lawley Something Something” but we couldn’t do it without at least quotation marks.
In an effort to show its commitment to body diversity, Elle Quebec, the favored Elle of Francophone Canadians everywhere, put its first ever plus size model, Justine LeGault, on the cover of its May issue. Que jolie! More
Each year around Fashion Week, people discuss how far we have come with regarding to racial diversity, as well as how incredibly far we still need to go. Indeed, the runways certainly still lack women of color; last year, Jezebel … More
The beautiful Robyn Lawley–she of the Italian Vogue covers, watershed Ralph Lauren campaigns and general goodness and decency–has become a symbol of positive change in the modeling industry. Unfortunately, the gorgeous size twelve is going to have to answer questions about her body until the end of time… More