Plus-size model (or what the industry considers to be plus-size) Katie Halchishick has opened her own agency that represents models sized 6 to 10.
Halchishick's Natural Model Management hopes to promote "Healthy is the new skinny" and it seems to be working.
She says the smaller models she's signed are getting more and more work in Europe. Kohl's has also been very receptive to Natural Models and is featuring models of all sizes and ethnicities.
This is fabulous news! Maybe this will help kick start a healthy revolution in the industry.
[Image courtesy of Natural Model Management.]
Tags: katie halchishick, modeling agency, natural model management, plus-size models, size 6 to 10, straight size models
Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani is continuing her crusade to fight anorexia by featuring 3 plus-size ladies on the June cover.
Models Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine and Robyn Lawley were photographed by Steven Meisel in their lingerie while sitting in front of food.
The whole plus-size models and food concept is so cliche especially since Vogue Paris did the exact same thing with Crystal Renn.
Get some new ideas!
[Image courtesy of Vogue Italia.]
Tags: candice huffine, franca sozzani, june 2011, june cover, june issue, plus-size models, robyn lawley, steven meisel, tara lynn, vogue italia
Oh for goodness sakes!
Two researchers from Italy's University of Bologna have made a ground breaking discovery that will alter life as we know it: plus-size or "chubby" models will make women fat.
Dr. Davide Dragoneand Dr. Luca Savorelli explain:
"To promote chubby fashion models when obesity is one of the major problems of industrialised countries seems to be a paradox."
Their "research" also found using non size 0 models on the catwalk will "alter the ideal weights of a wide part of the female population".
OK, so let us get this straight. It's the plus-size models that are altering ideal weight as opposed to the unhealthy and scary thin models?
That's gotta be the most absurd thing we've heard in a long time.
What a waste of time and money.
[Image via Getty Images.]
Tags: davide dragone, italian researchers, luca savorelli, plus-size models, university of bologna