Finally we have something else to talk about when it comes to American Apparel besides sleazy reports from the top or numbers falling to the floor. And there seem to be a number of ladies out there that see no problem at all in entering into the contest, many of which are completely...

While we were busy going gaga over the plus-sized issue of Vogue Italia a few weeks ago, a bona fide plus-size model was busy being analytical about it. Velvet D'Amour, an American model who's walked for Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano, spoke pretty frankly about the implications of the...

H&M has been full of surprises lately and the surprises continue with the news that the retailer is launching a plus-size clothing line for Spring called Inclusive. The 20-piece capsule collection will be available in US sizes 4 to 26 (Swedish sizes 32 to 54) and will be available exclusively...

Plus size leather coats aren't always the best item of apparel to buy. While suppliers keep plenty of the normal sizes in stock, they just tend to hold a number of plus size leather applications. This is because they don't offer very quickly so are planning to find their distance to the end of...

Can you HELP me find something cute that comes in a size 16? :-)Thanks!" We understand how difficult it is to find cute plus sized pieces. Although the average American woman is a size 14, in order to keep production prices low (amongst other reasons), many clothing companies don't make...

Upton and the American Apparel reps have a meaningful conversation about what it means to not market like a bunch of jerks, everyone learns something, everyone leaves happy! Unfortunately, this is the email Upton received from Alonso after returning from L.A. "Marsha and I were trying to...

was written, "Wow, they really have zero respect for plus-sized women. They're going to line them up like cattle and make puns about them until they're blue in the face." And then, as corny as it sounds, it just occurred to me that based on their "Hey, come on, fatties, we want you to play,...

• American Apparel has launched a plus-sized model contest called "The Next Big Thing." We'll assume the pun was intended. With their newly available XL options, that size 0 hipster chick they found sniffing around Bushwick ain't gonna cut it: " Calling curvy ladies everywhere! Our...

By Emili Vesilind on September 25, 2011 Nancy Upton, a Dallas actress who entered American Apparel's "Next Big Thing" plus-size modeling contest — and won by popular vote online — was shunned by American Apparel execs for mocking the concept of the contest itself. Why? She posed for...

Elle Quebec is joining the very short list of glossy magazines that have taken a risk and featured a plus size model on their cover. American model Justine LeGault sits on the cover of the May 2013 issue looking beautiful and confident. Is this sending a message to the fashion community? You...

 

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