I remember first seeing Natalie Wakeling in a fashion editorial spread in Cosmopolitan magazine back in 2000. For the first time in Australian fashion magazine history, here was this gorgeous, curvy woman, (who wasn’t a size 4 or 6), in one of Australia’s most popular magazines. Natalie then went on to be the magazines cover… Read More Woman of Style and Substance: Natalie Wakeling
With most major active wear brands actively ignoring anyone over a size 12 (who can forget my experience at Lorna Jane?). Let’s be honest here, even their size 16 or XL is more liike a 12. It is no wonder “plus size” women are frustrated and opt for an oversized tee with trackies or have… Read More WSS Style: City Chic Active Wear Review
For the past thirty years, Peter Alexander has been known as the go-to shop for all things bedtime. With a pyjama empire including 92 stores across Australia and New Zealand with an annual turnover of $150 million a year, we can see why he is THE pyjama king. I can still remember my first pair… Read More Peter Alexander Launches Plus Size Range
Ok, I am 5’10 (178cm) and a size 16, which is classed as an “inbetweenie”. An “inbetweenie” is a woman who can shop at regular stores and at plus size stores. Although we have a greater range of clothing to choose from, it can be quite difficult to find flattering, and stylish, clothing that… Read More WSS Style: Tall, Curvy Girl Styling
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy. A true feast for the senses, the Festival presents the most stylish week-long entertainment on offer including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, industry seminars, forums, live… Read More Curvy Couture Roadshow 2015
For those not in the know, Harlow Australia is one of THE top plus size fashion houses in Australia. And when we say plus size, we mean Harlow is designed for women in sizes 12-24. Which, really, is the sizing of the average Australian woman, isn’t it? Harlow is a fashionable label that’s not afraid to… Read More Harlow SS 14/15 and denim range. Plus special discount offer.
One of my favourite models is ‘plus size model’ Chrystal Renn. Crystal is the highest paid ‘plus size’ model in the world at the moment and is the envy of most ‘regular’ girls because yes, you can be beautiful without being a size 4 Australian or size 0 in America. Can you imagine a dress that… Read More Has Crystal Renn succumbed to the industry ideal?