- Daily Venus Diva has a post about multiple brands joining forces with Skorch magazine to run the Full Body Photo Project, a movement encouraging women to upload photos of themselves that shows their entire body and face.
- Randy Fenoli explains why he includes plus sized women in his show Say Yes to the Dress. I will always think all US wedding culture and the businesses that surround is are appalling, but I concede that this guy’s intentions do seem to extend beyond the financial.
- The Daily Mail has profiles of a series of female plus-size bloggers.
- MercuryNews wrote up about Tumblr blogger Tanesha Ferguson Awasthi walking at New York Fashion Week.
- Fashion Designer Karen Millen revealed her plus-size line True in addition to her straight size line during the fashion weeks last month.
- A West Indies designer is offering his services to accommodate the need for appropriate graduation dresses for women graduating from the University of West Indies.
- A fashion show at the University of Texas at Arlington included pieces from Simply O designer Karen Scott.
- On November 11, New Zealand will host Auckland’s first plus size fashion show.
- Also, the New Zealand Times Live has a fascinating overview of the plus-size market in South Africa. In some ways, it’s the opposite of what the European, Australian and North American plus markets experience.
Business of Plus
- NetworkWorld has a feature on Charming Shoppes VP of Corporate Strategy Jeffrey Liss and their Voice of the Customer (VOC) system that collects input from customers as to where to direct the brands.
- A book authored by public relations guru Ronn Torossian tells all, including a protest staged at fashion week that was actually a publicity stunt. “For plus-size Avenue clothing chain, 5W organized a mock protest of large women during New York’s Fashion Week to protest their underrepresentation on the runways. It scored more than 150M media impressions.” My deep-seated cynicism is satisfied if not exactly gratified.