Blogger Kellie Brown is on a mission to help recognise those who feel "invisible" during Fashion Week.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is a yearly nod to the leggy, thin supermodels of the moment, but this year, the magazine is straying from its typical formula by featuring plus-size models.
The advert, to promote an event called ‘Feminism and Fat’, featured a picture of the model in a bikini but was banned by the social media site because it “depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner”. “The image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner,” a message from the Facebook Ads team read.
On the cover of Glamour’s new special edition plus-size fashion issue (created in collaboration with retailer Lane Bryant), Schumer’s name appears alongside Melissa McCarthy’s, Adele’s, and Ashley Graham’s under the heading “Women Who Inspire Us.” The problem? The comedian and actress took to Instagram Tuesday morning to vent her frustrations, clarifying that she definitely isn’t a plus size person — not that there’s anything wrong with that! “I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size,” Schumer wrote.
IMG Models is betting on it. The agency is launching a brand new men’s plus-size division called ‘Brawn,’ rather than the typical “big and tall.” As IMG’s president Ivan Bart told WWD, “Brawn has a body positive message. It’s those qualities that led Bart to sign actor and comedian Zach Miko as IMG’s first brawn model.
If there was ever a woman to talk about the fashion industry’s recent acceptance revolution, it’s Ashley Graham. She sat down with Yahoo Style’s own Joe Zee to talk about it all — from the reason she wants the word “plus-size” banned to her thoughts on Kim K.’s nude selfie to how Gigi Hadid is a fashion inspiration.
The support for Ashley Graham’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover has been overwhelmingly positive: It’s the first time a true plus-size person has been featured in the magazine — let alone on the cover — and fellow models were quick to show their support. “I don’t like it that we’re [now] talking about full-figured women, because it’s glamorizing them — and your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches],” the 68-year-old explained.
Photography by Lauren Perlstein By Kelsey Miller Whenever I’m asked about personal style, my first response has been to say, “I’ve never been interested in fashion, because the fashion industry has never been interested in me.” Kind of a snotty reply to a softball question — though I wasn’t wrong. 4. Sexy clothes, lest anyone think I was trying to be sexy. 8. Oh, except yoga pants! Can I just wear yoga pants everywhere, forever? I am, somehow, a grown-up lady, and while that doesn’t require me to maintain a closet full of high-end designer labels, I do think I should feel capable of dressing myself in something other than yoga pants sometimes.
By Liz Black It’s January and gyms are packed. With more size-inclusive athletic brands (like K-Deerand Katie K Active) and styles available than ever before, there’s no excuse to not give your workout wardrobe the upgrade it’s been waiting for.