Australian model Stefania Ferrario is joining former Australian Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester in the movement to eradicate the term "plus size" in describing those who are over a size 4 in the modeling industry.
The movement started back in February when Rochester made a comment about "plus size" model Laura Wells who, in her opinion, wasn’t "plus size" at all. This happened after Upstart’s Be You Campaign posted a picture of Wells and labeled her a plus size model. Read More
BY Holly Trantham
on Feb 18, 2015
You’ve no doubt seen her somewhere—maybe in one of two episodes of ANTM, in pics on her popular Instagram account, or in the giant Desigual ads on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Chantelle Winnie is a modeling force to be reckoned with, and it’s in part due to her rare skin condition, vitiligo.
We’re so bored with used to the homogeneity we see among runway models, so Winnie’s quite obvious physical difference is a welcome departure. What was once a hindrance to her well being is now her source of empowerment. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Feb 16, 2015
An un-retouched photo of Cindy Crawford was leaked today from Marie Claire Mexico, and all we can say is, “Damn girl!” The 48-year-old-mother-of-two looks fierce and fabulous in just lingerie and a fur coat, caught mid-swagger like the bombshell she’s always been.
As a culture obsessed with fixing flaws and stopping the hands of time, our standards of beauty are crafted by the celebrities and models we worship—most of whom are either underweight or photoshopped. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jan 27, 2015
Ready for the next wave in fashion? ALDA, a group of five fierce models—Ashley Graham, Danielle Redman, Inga Eiriksdottir, Julie Henderson, and Marquita Pring to be exact—are staying ahead of the curve by embracing their curves.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video of what these five gorgeous gals had to say on-set at our photo shoot and read more about the inspiring collective in our February/March issue, on newsstands now!
Click on the images below to check out the photos from the shoot—the full story appears in the February/March 2015 edition of BUST Magazine. Read More
BY Oriana Asano
on Apr 27, 2014
Honestly, it’s getting really redundant for me to keep repeating that there is not enough plus-sized visibility in fashion market. Visibility in advertising translates to validation of existence for fringe groups who are normally not represented accurately in the media. That’s why it’s important that all bodies are represented in fashion advertising. If we were to draw conclusions about what the average woman looks like just from fashion editorials and runway shows, fat women would not even exist. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Nov 20, 2013
Chrystal Bougon, the owner of plus-size lingerie store Curvy Girl, is encouraged to see more plus-size models these days, but she thinks it might not be enough. After all, “anything over size 4 is considered plus-size,” she says. And most are photoshopped. She is “constantly asked for pictures of [her] products on 'regular' bodies,” bodies without any airbrushing or editing. In her “Regular Women” campaign, she delivers by asking women over Facebook to send in images of themselves in lingerie. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jan 10, 2013
Little known fact: Martha Stewart began modeling in her early teens! She appeared in television commercials and magazines and this amazing shoot for Chanel. Peep these pics from the ‘60s. Lana Del Rey wishes her beehive looked this perfect.
And here is Martha today, at 71, looking adorbs with her dawgs.
Edit: We first saw these awesome photos over at DesignSponge.com!
Photos via Martha Stewart. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 18, 2012
CoverGirl’s newest model is easy, breezy, beautiful – and bald. 13-year-old Talia Castellano is a cancer patient whose makeup tutorials have made her a YouTube star.
Talia first fell in love with makeup when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of seven. As she grew older, she began sharing her love and knowledge in YouTube makeup tutorials. She uses makeup to make her feel beautiful.
“When I have on a wig I feel, not fake, just not me,” she said. “When I put on makeup I feel like I can embrace those features that I really like about myself. Read More
BY Emma Orlow
in Eat Me
on Jul 06, 2012
I’ve always highly disputed model Kate Moss’ infamous quote, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” (especially if you could taste some of the food that comes out of my dad’s kitchen). But for those of you who want to literally feel the delectable-ness of cooking without the food-baby aftermath, an Etsy shop called Soapopotamus sells a line of handmade imitation food soaps that look so real, you’ll have to remind yourself that they’re just for suds. Read More