New Collections, Larger ModelsPosted: April 21, 2010
One of my very minor gripes about plus size fashion is that even though a retailer may offer sizes 16- 28 for example, you generally only ever see size 16 models in photo shoots. Being a size 26/28 I generally have to imagine how something will look on me personally rather than have a visual there to help but like I said, this is only a minor niggle not a solid complaint as the main problem is getting the larger clothes to appear in the first place.
You may remember me mentioning the collaboration between blogger Stephanie Zwicky and La Redoute a few weeks ago- well now the collection has been launched, is available online and Stephanie can be seen showing the range off beautifully. Being closer to my size and proportions than a size 16 model, I can get a better idea of what the items may look like on me. Fab.
Some of the more basic pieces on the La Redoute site don’t look too exciting as they are, so I recommend going to Le Blog de Big Beauty for styling ideas where you will see Stephanie wearing the range and looking her usual hawt self. There is a lot of denim which I like, and a superfab pair of carrot top trousers which I am not sure are actually from the Big Beauty range specifically as I seem to remember Sakina wearing a similar pair several weeks back. Being a bit of a lazy blogger here as I’m writing this post pretty quickly and don’t really have time to look through Sakina’s blog to find that particular entry- apologies, but it was fairly recently so you won’t have to trawl back too far. Some of the items from the French site are available to buy on the UK site but there is no reference to Stephanie so no great photos of her which is a shame.
Over on these volcanic ash shadowed shores, Yours have collaborated with TV presenter Alison Hammond to create the Alison Hammond Collection which doesn’t appear to be as much designed by her as curated by her, and once again modelled by the woman herself. The clothes themselves aren’t anything we’ve not seen before, but again, its nice to see clothing modeled by someone at the larger end of the plus size spectrum.