Media Commentary

My work has been mentioned in a number of publications including The Christian Science Monitor, Hello Giggles, and


The Christian Science Monitor

FRANCE BANS MODELS WHO ARE TOO THIN. SHOULD US FOLLOW SUIT? By Samantha Laine France has joined Italy, Spain, and Israel in banning models that are “excessively thin” in advertising campaigns or on catwalks. The law, which passed on Friday, also details possible fines and imprisonment for modeling agencies and fashion houses who hire models … Continue reading The Christian Science Monitor

Yahoo Beauty

MODEL’S PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS THE PROBLEM WITH 1 POPULAR BODY TYPE By Elise Solé A plus-size model is making a point about body positivity by digitally altering her Instagram selfie. Essie, a 22-year-old model in London, posted a split-screen selfie wearing a gray, one-piece bathing suit. One image revealed her true shape and was captioned, “This girl is … Continue reading Yahoo Beauty

Hello Giggles

MODELS OF ALL SIZES ARE ON THE RISE, BUT DESIGNERS AREN’T TOTALLY ON BOARD By Mollie Hawkins The fashion industry has had some major breakthroughs recently: Body positivity hero Tess Munster becamethe first-ever model of her height and size to be signed to a major agency. AndSports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue diversified its latest edition by including size 10 model … Continue reading Hello Giggles

The Business Model

SOCIOLOGIST DR. CZERNIAWSKI TALKS ABOUT NEW BOOK ‘FASHIONING FAT: INSIDE PLUS-SIZE MODELING’ In her new book, Fashioning Fat: Inside Plus-Size Modeling, sociologist Dr. Amanda Czerniawski mixes academic analysis with personal stories of agents, bookers, clients, retailers, and 35 plus-size models. She spoke to The Globe and Mail‘s Nathalie Atkinson about whether or not the rise of plus-size fashion and modelling is really … Continue reading The Business Model

HERE’S WHAT FASHION MAGAZINES SHOULD START LEARNING FROM TUMBLR By PaigeTutt You’re a curvy African-American girl attending high school in suburbia. To decide what to wear to a party that night, you look through the pages of your favorite fashion magazine… only to see outfit suggestions for girls who do not look like you, clothes … Continue reading


MODEL CLEMENTINE DESSEAUX: WHY DO PLUS-SIZE MODELS ALWAYS HAVE TO GET NAKED? By Hayley Wilbur Plus-size models are (slowly) becoming more recognized in the beauty and fashion industries. But these models often have to get naked or wear little clothing in order to get noticed. One plus-size model, Clémentine Desseaux, is calling out that unfair reality. “I’m a … Continue reading MIC.COM

The Society Page

MODELING: A TOUGH JOB AT ANY SIZE By Sarah Catherine Billups In December, thousands watched tall, thin models parade bedazzled bras, panties, and angel wings down the runway at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. In the U.S., however, these “standard size” models aren’t representative of either the female population (an average size 10-14) or of the … Continue reading The Society Page


HOW RETAILERS ARE FAILING THEMSELVES AND THE PLUS-SIZE COMMUNITY By Laura Donovan The market for plus-size women’s clothing was worth $9 billion in 2014, according to a report from IBIS World, and many retailers are failing to serve this demographic. Sizes 12-24 are typically considered plus-size, and the average woman is a size 14, yet … Continue reading attn:


PLUS SIZE FASHION IS THE $9 BILLION BUSINESS EVERYBODY IS IGNORING By Anna Quintana Now, we don’t have a business degree, but we think a $9 billion market is worth investing in. However, that is just how much plus-size fashion was worth in 2014, and yet retailers are still ignoring the demographic. According to Business … Continue reading STYLEBLAZER

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