January 01, 2010

V Magazine Walks on the Plus Side

For their highly anticipated January issue, on newsstands January 14th, the always refreshing V magazine devoted every page to women with curves. The blogosphere has run rampid with the newly released photos, including an editorial featuring the amazing Crystal Renn, and strong opinions about the state of plus size models in the industry. I'm not here to share my opinions on the topic just yet, but I would like to showcase some of the photos that are making jaws drop and plus size bodies fill with pride.

18 comments:

  1. helllllllllllllllllo amazing!
    i love this spread!

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  2. I gotta say, usually "women with curves" means a size 8 or 10 but wow! What a pleasant surprise.

    Of course, I don't understand why plus size models are often shot nude. Like a sexual fetish thing instead of modeling fashion. I know that samples are too small, but if you know you are making a Plus Size issue, there should be some time to have some things MADE.

    Ah well, baby steps. ;-) the women are beautiful.

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  3. Yeah when i heard plus size i was like ... oh the skinny girls who the industry deems thick... but they really used plus sized girls.... im shocked

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  4. The pictures look beautiful! This is amazing :)

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  5. Believe it or not, I actually know one of these models! Well, I know her boyfriend anyway. Gorgeous ladies!!

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  6. I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

    http://www.judgmentofparis.com/

    They're all gorgeous.

    The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

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  7. Mandy - Your name twin!!January 2, 2010 at 2:32 AM

    Thats cool... I have to say, my body looks like the girl at the bottom's naked. And if she can be in a magazine I guess I can't be so hard on myself. That's pretty crazy, I hate the way my body is now and this girl is flaunting it in a mag!!!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful!!! I'm going to go get that magazine. I'm so happy for this magazine, breaking beariers.
    Their thighs are so lucsious! lol I'm so serious. I need me some thighs and a butt like that. Gosh I hate being in between. I'm trying to get more curves kickin' over here. I'm jealous of my sister. Her body is like the girl at the top, she's lucky.

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  9. Crystal looks hot.
    Is the one at the top Kimberly Johnson?

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  10. love it soooo much!! thanks for sharing! can't wait to pick this up!

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  11. They are all fabulous shots. I can't pick a favorite, but the photo of the two models is pretty provocative!

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  12. they are great shots. I'm surprised you didn't pick any of the crystal shoot with a regular sized model wearing teh same clothes and doing the same poses - I actually think they are some of the most challenging images because they force you to see the difference (or lack of?) that size makes.

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  14. I can't wait to get my hands on the actual magazine, the photos are amazing!!!

    Keep thriving,
    Ms. Tina

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  15. i love this post!! but might i had this justifies the need for concern in the skinny part of fashion, but if you still look at the models thier faces are beautiful eve more beautifull than the skin ones thier faces is so amazing!!!

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  16. they should aim to get bigger than this most i still describe this as just curvy lol but for that to happen it's gonna take longer than we expected

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  17. The pictures look beautiful! This is amazing

    videos models

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