MET GALA 2017: THE NEW MAKE-UP TREND AND THE DRESS REVIEWS

This year’s Met Gala celebrated the designs of Rei Kawakubo‘s high fashion brand Comme des Garçons. An exhibition from May until September will continue to feature her, sometimes ‘distressed’ and ‘punk’ oriented, designs.

No wonder that some outfits seemed strange for us. To show you what I mean with that, I should present you the worst dressed list.

WORST DRESSED

The worst dressed has been Katie Perry wearing a custom Maison Margiela piece, which was designed by John Galliano. That dress is scary, it reminded me of the Red Wedding from Game of Thrones.  Madonna’s is from Moschino’s designer Jeremy Scott. Scott is famous for his crazy and colourful designs, but Madonna looked rather boring to me in this creation.

Helen Lasichanh, Pharrell Williams wife, and Caroline Kennedy both wore designs by Comme des Garcons. I added them to the worst dressed list, but I think they are less horrible then Katie’s and Madonna’s dresses.

BEST DRESSED

I’m not surprised that she made it to the best dressed list, but Ashley Graham achieved that also because of the great work H & M did on her dress by staying true to her figure.

Zendaya is the second Lady who made it to our best dressed list. She looked like a princess in her colourful dress, which had parrots printed on it. The dress was designed by Dolce & Gabbana.

CUTEST COUPLES

 

Serena Williams attended the gala with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian and Blake Lively with her husband Ryan Reynolds. They both wore Versace, but the reason I had to pick them for the cutest couple list is their happy faces. The only thing that is better than being happy at the beginning of your relationship, is when you are still happy years later.

THE MAKE-UP TREND – PINK HIGHLIGHTER ALL OVER

Even if you don’t believe me yet, you will see in the next days and weeks a lot of images and videos of artists re-creating this look. Rihanna rocked the pink highlighter look amazingly!

Plus, Rihanna is the only star who can make an over-the-top outfit look great. I don’t know how she does it, but I’ve got to tell you I love her for that. She also wore Comme des Garcons.

I know many of you will love the PINK HIGHLIGHTER look, therefore I searched for you for links where you can get them and what I found so far on Instagram to shop for you. I rather think she products she used is from her own Fenty Beauty brand, but those products aren’t available until September.

HERE ARE THE SHOPPING LINKS:

Etsy Fuschia Make-up Search

MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Revolution USA (my favourite selection)

Nars Cosmetics

BeYu Cosmetics Blush + Highlighting Powder

Urban Decay Blush +  Highlighter 

Have fun re-creating her look and don’t be shy. With this look you should go over-the-top like Rihanna.

That was it for our review. You might saw that we didn’t feature Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner or Kendall Jenner this time and the reason is that I didn’t like their outfits at all. None of the top social media models like Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid or the other ones were chosen for this year’s list, because I am getting tired of the nude look in today’s fashion. I find images of women showing cellulite and stretch marks a lot more beautiful.

Kind regards,

Lyz Lupo

Style & Curve Magazine

Image Source: Daily Mail

 

CURVES ON THE RED CARPET WITH MONICA BELLUCCI, ASHLEY GRAHAM AND MORE

Friday Nights are always a good choice to go out for me and it seems like some curvy starts also had the same idea. Today we present you the looks of the stars from the VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night and from the screening of season three premiere of Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle’.

Here is our #curvesontheredcarpet review from the week 48, 2016:

The VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night was a start-studded event held in New York yesterday. Mariah Carey, who got the most media attention, was one of the starts of the night; just like Ashley Graham, Patti La Belle, Chaka Khan, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Williams, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, and Serayah.

The screening of the third season premiere of Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ took place at the Grove Mall in Los Angeles on Thursday. Now, these ladies above are already looking wonderful style wise, but there is one Lady who can top them all. Monica Bellucci is one of the few stars who embodied grace, style and sexiness in all her looks. She doesn’t need too much make-up or jewellery to achieve that, she owns that already with her personality. Just look at her amazing dress. Her look is my favourite ‘curves on the red carpet’ look this week!

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Kind regards,

Style & Curve Magazine

SHOULD VICTORIA’S SECRET HIRE CURVY MODELS NEXT YEAR?

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Kendall Jenner for VS

 

Tonight was the Night! The Victoria’s Secret show was held at the Grand Palais in Paris tonight! The most wanted top models were gracing the catwalk at tonight’s show, including the celebrity supermodel Kendall Jenner and Gigi + Bella Hadid.

THE SHOW WAS AGAIN ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IN THE WORLD, BUT I COULDN’T CARE TO WATCH IT AT ALL!!!!

The reason for this is not because the models aren’t amazing, and not because they are too thin, it is because a brand is just doing a presentation showing their products only on smaller sizes. I know that VS has bodies in XL, because some plus size models already wore their lingerie for shootings. Furthermore, in this case I do not accept the stupid excuse that they only chose thinner models to save money on the materials. The models are wearing cheap lingerie, except for the super-expensive bra they are presenting at the end. Let’s face it, they don’t want to use curvy models because many viewers out there would still consider them as ‘fat’ or ‘obese’. These comments and flimsy excuses are ridiculous!

WHICH IS WHY WE WANTED TO ASK YOU IF YOU WANT VICTORIA’S SECRET TO ALSO CAST SOME CURVY MODELS NEXT YEAR????

To simplify the descisions, we already chose some models for you. We have put them next to known VS models to let you see that there are no differences, except for their sizes. This is not a comparison, and we don’t want you to disparage the other models. All sizes are beautiful for us and it should be for you too.

Tell us what you think, should VS hire curvy models?

 

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Taylor Hill / Joby Bach wearing a VS body

 

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Candice Swanepool / Iskra Lawrence

 

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley / Ashley Graham for Grazia UK

REACTIONS TO THE LATEST SHOW

Twitter:

‘I don’t really like that Victoria’s Secret models are all skinny with no curves. That’s not what the average body looks like.’

‘I want a girl with an actual booty to model Victoria’s Secret panties. Too much to ask?’

‘But why are all the Victoria’s Secret models flat chested? I mean you’re selling bras.’

‘Victoria’s Secret models literally have nothing on Ashley Graham or Iskra like are you kidding me?’ 

Daily Mail:

‘Twenty years ago, supermodel Karen Mulder sashayed down a makeshift catwalk at the Plaza Hotel in New York wearing just a pretty white babydoll nightie, all honeyed limbs and glorious blonde hair.

This was a very early Victoria’s Secret lingerie show, which sent shock waves through the industry for its risqué ensembles and generous helpings of glamorous, golden flesh.

The American lingerie brand, then in its infancy, had struck upon a potent formula: send beautiful women down a catwalk in their undies and you’ll attract attention.

Nowadays these are the kinds of outfits the models wear just to travel to the shows; the stuff they actually wear on the catwalk is so revealing you can practically glimpse their internal organs.

There’s something else striking about the pictures from 20 years ago, too. The girls have curves. Not excessive ones, of course —this is still a catwalk, they’re all slim as pins. But they don’t look like they’ve been surviving on nothing but chamomile colonics and tissue paper for the previous three weeks, like the current lot.’

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I think the only model who rocked her curves in a wonderful way was Irina Shayk, but that could also be because she is pregnant!

I hope to see a change soon for VS, because it is finally time for you to also listen to your consumers on social media. Sorry Victoria’s Secret if I was ill-mannered, but I really think you should change things within your marketing because you will lose the popularity in the future!

Kind regards,

Style & Curve Magazine

MS CURVACEOUS UK – REVIEW AND WINNERS!

It has been 3 days, but I still have the event on my mind… 🙂

Ms Curvaceous UK hosted the biggest live modelling competition in the UK for curve/plus size models. It is a model management company dedicated to sourcing, recruiting and training the best plus size models the industry has to offer. Alongside their highly successful annual modelling competition they aim to create longstanding careers for top class curvaceous models.

The show was amazing and for me personally, it was the best show for a plus sized audience that I saw live. I could clearly see that many models trained hard before this, and I also found out that the organiser of the Ms Curvaceous UK show offers the models a proper training long before the show starts.

It was an honour for me to be one of the judges for this event. Sitting next to people who are known in the plus size community was very exciting, but it was most amazing discovering that they are nice and kind people like me. Judging was not easy for all of us and we wanted to choose a model that would have success in the industry; we all had pretty much the same opinion of the models.

The winners are:

  1. Danielle Gardiner
  2. Savanna Thomas
  3. Danielle Esprit

I think all the judges will agree with me that all the winners were equally strong and beautiful. I myself had someone else in favour before the show and within the show I changed my mind, but I always had in mind that there was something about Danielle Gardiner that I liked. As you can see, in the end she obtained the most votes from the judges and when she talked about her life struggles as an abused woman and how much confidence she gained through this experience, I knew that we made the right choice. Congratulations Danielle you are an amazing and inspiring woman!

Apart from the models, we also had live acts like Che Lingo and Kyle Lettman with Nemesis K.N.E. I was mostly excited to see Diana Sirokai though. She is a plus model from the UK who attended the show to talk about her struggles and how she gained confidence. It was very inspiring too.

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FUN FACT:

Although we the judges each had a different favorite model, the TOP 3 were all part of our selection, but there was one man who seemed to know who the winners would be…. 😀

 

LOG IN AND WATCH THE FULL SHOW HERE:

https://www.live.comeseetv.com/video/1154/ms-curvaceous-uk-2016-vod/

This show was so great that me and my co-editor Justin J. White have several articles coming up for you, so stay tuned! 😉

Lyz Lupo

Editor-in-Chief and Owner of

Style & Curve Magazine

 

 

 

 

MS CURVACEOUS UK – LIVESTREAMING OF THE GRAND FINAL ON STYLE & CURVE TV

MsCurvaceous UK hosts the biggest live modelling competition in the UK for curve / plus size models. It is a model management company dedicated to sourcing, recruiting and training the best plus size models the industry has to offer. Alongside their highly successful annual modelling competition they aim to create longstanding careers for top class curvaceous models.

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Style & Curve will be livestreaming for you the Grand Final of Ms Curvaceous UK on Sunday 27th November at 229 The Venue, Great Portland St, W1W 5PN from 6:45 – 10:30pm GMT.

 

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Our editor-in-chief Lyz Lupo will also attend the show as a judge for the event.

We are excited to present you our first plus size event though our own channel here.

If you are from London too and want to attend the show too, then click here to buy your tickets.

This is what you can expect to see at the show:

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Hungarian plus size model, who lives in London, will also attend the show.

 

Some models who from the last years award shows:

 

Save the date, because this sunday you will be seeing the next generation of curvy models from the UK live on stage.

Kind regards,

Style & Curve Magazine

LIVE- AND VIDEOSTREAMING THROUGH STYLE & CURVE

Did you know that we have our own online TV channel? Yes, we do. Here it is:

Style & Curve TV

This channel is on the page of www.live.comeseetv.com and you can log in to see the events or shows they feature on their side.

If you never heard of ComeSeeTV, find a little info below about them:

‘The ComeSeeTv CDN platform is used by many islands of the Caribbean and countries worldwide to promote their culture and events. They all rely on the courteous staff who always oversee each event to ensure success all to ensure our mission of community development is achieved! With the number of events lined up to be streamed on the ComeSeeTv Network and with a reach of over 34 Million direct viewers and climbing, promoting your event, business or product only makes sense with us! After all, our slogan is : ComeSeeTv…Can you See me Now!ComeSeeTv Corporate Page

Style & Curve and ComeSeeTV are now partners and as the only plus size magazine out there with an own TV channel we think this is a great opportunity for events, brands and magazines who focus on plus size women. Through this channel we want to help events, brands and other magazines to promote their events and issues with videos that they can povide us and through the livestreaming. Furthermore, as a platform like ComeSeeTv can help you to reach out to more viewers online and to increase your income.

So, are you planning an event but not all the participants can make it? Do you want to present your new collection also to a wider range of viewers online? Are you a plus size magazine that also wants to promote their newest issue thought a video?

You don’t need to worry that your ticket sales will suffer from this, because we organise the promotion as you demand it. Plus you also don’t need to worry if another magazine will promote your issue. Style & Curve believes in supporting others, because only together we can grow stronger!

If you are interested in livestreaming or videostreaming though Style & Curve, then send an email to styleandcurve@gmail.com. We can send you our rates or create a package that suits your budget the best.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,

Lyz Lupo

 

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Hayley Hasselfoff walking at the first presentation of the Anna Scholz Collection for Sheego in Berlin
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#CURVYEVENT – THE CURVY FASHION FAIR JANUARY 2016!

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I already asked you to vode for the young designers who will be seen at the event here.

Today I want to talk about the event itself. The Curvy Fashion Fair in Berlin is a fair for plus size brands. It takes place parallel to the Berlin Fashion Week. It is the best place to get to know the brands and their representative directly, that’s why many companies and bloggers like to attend. It starts today and will be held until Jan 21.

The Curvy Fashion Fair is an established internation curvy fashion 3-days event, that advaces constantly. Therefore I am pleased to let you know that the organisers made some improvement this year. Starting with an Young Designer Award with award show which will happen tomorrow. The selected young designer brands are mable, Olivier Wartowski and Grand Styles.

Here are some pics of Olivier Wartowski:

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And some pics of Mable:

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Photos were done by Silvana Denker Photography. And here is an event video of mable:

But besides the young designer, there will even be 14 new brands from Italy, Germany, Austria, USA and Israel who attend the fair.

Luckily for the organisers they even got Marketing Pro Mirjam Grossmann to be part of the team, who was also the reason for the significant improvement of the event. She had recently an interview with the page Formgefühl – read it in German here.

And here are already first impressions from the event done by Barbara from the page BEAUTIFULCURVY.COM:

To find out more about the event follow this link.

So make sure you will follow the event on Instagram by using the hashtag #CURVYISSEXY.

Have a nice time at the event.

Lyz Lupo

GOLDEN GLOBE 2016 – Best and Worst Dressed Review

 

Oh, there it was again. The first preview of the Oscars. In this case it’s the Golden Globe Awards 2016 and I can’t even wait to show you my best and worst dressed choices. But first the most important announcement from the event: LEONARDO DICAPRIO WON AN AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN THE MOVIE THE REVENANT! This win is important, because it means he could have a good chance to finally win an Oscar after all those years of waiting since the Titanic.

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But now let’s go on to the Ladies.

WORST DRESSED LIST:

Jane Fonda

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I have almost no words for this one. This dress would have looked so much better if it had a simple cape. The ruffles on the dress make her the worst dressed from last night. But hey, at least she looks fabulous for a 78 years old woman. I wished I could achieve this, even in that dress. 😉

Cate Blanchett

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I saw a pic last night on Instagram naming this dress as grandmas drapes and yes that sums it all up. Not her best choice, since Cate Blanchett is so well dressed usually.

Rooney Mara

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Nevermind her makeup and the upper part of the dress. Rooney Mara looks amazing, but the messy lower part of the dress is really not good. I am saddened to say that this is a Alexander McQueen dress.

Olivia Palermo

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Now we know that Olvia Palermo is of Italian descent, which is why she choosed this dress. Unfortunatly, the dress doesn’t look good and if you ask me her lipstick has the wrong colour. Could it be that she had a different dress in mind before, but changed her decision in the last minute? It looks to me like that.

See also the worst dressed list by the Daily Mail here.

 

BEST DRESSED LIST:

Jennifer Lopez

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Oh, I can’t get enough of this dress. It is so beautiful. I don’t care if people make fun of the colour. I think it just looks amazing on Jennifer Lopez. I just had to make her my winner in this form-fitting caped dress by Giambattista Valli with the split on the side. Her makeup and her accessoires just fit perfectly together.

Melissa McCarthy

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Who can say they showed up at an awards show as an actress in their own design? Melissa McCarthy can! She presented a dress from her own collection. And I must say she looks amazing in it. Although the Daily Mail named her as one of the worst dressed Ladies, I don’t agree with them. It is her own decision if she wants to take a form fitting dress or a wider one. I can still see that she lost weight. And this dress is such better choice than the onces she had before – pictured below:

Doesn’t she look more happy and confident this year? This is going to be such a great year for her fashionwise. So bring it on Melissa – I want to see the other dresses from your collection!

Jennifer Lawrence

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What does it mean when the most successful actress of Hollywood today wears a red dress? Girl, get yourself a red dress too. Like right now! Every year I have a certain favorite colour to wear. Last year it was black, this year it is red. And honestly if Jennifer Lawrence is wearing a red DIOR dress at the Golden Globes, then I know I was sooo right with my intuition. Red is the fashion colour of 2016. Oh, and her accessoires are also nicely combinated. Especially the award looks great next to the dress. 😀

Amy Schumer

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Here we go, my last choice for the best dressed list. This is Amy Schumer wearing a black and white dress from Prabal Gurung. Unlike Olivia Palermo, her dress looks more relaxed I wan to say. Not to much colour blocking going on. And her makeup fits to the dress.

Let’s talk a little longer about J.LAW and A.SCHU:

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These two ladies didn’t show up in the same dress as announced before, but they still managed to provide the audience with a funny moment at the award show – here is the video of the two funny girls:

P.S. I also want J.LAW and A.SCHU to host the next Globes show!

More pictures from the event available here, or here – oh, and here too.

All picured found on the page of the Daily Mail.

Thanks for reading and alwas remember to love yourself and love your body!

Lyz Lupo

2015 WAS A ROCKING YEAR FOR THE CURVY REVOLUTION, BUT 2016 WILL BE MORE SUCCESSFUL!

The year 2015 was already a great year for curvy women. So many things happend that we never thought were possible a few years ago. But they happened and they changed important things regarding the perception of curvy women.

FIRST LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENED IN 2015:

ASHLEY PART 1 – ASHLEY GRAHAM WAS THE FIRST PLUS SIZE MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Ashley Graham said about this achievement:

‘I know my curves are sexy and I want everyone else to know that theirs are too.

‘There is no reason to hide and every reason to flaunt. The world is ready for more curves in bikinis.

‘Swimsuitsforall helps women feel confident and sexy in swimsuits and I am so thrilled to be a part of the Curves in Bikinis campaign!’ ~Daily Mail

Even though Ashley was only seen on an advert in the magazine and her fellow model Robyn Lawley became the first official curvy model to work for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, for me her breackthrough is more important since she is bigger than Robyn.

ASHLEY PART 2 – ASHLEY GRAHAM COLLECTION ON THE NEW YORK FASHION WEEK FOR ADDITION ELLE

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Ashley Graham has since a few years her own collection with Addition Elle and in the year 2015 she appeared with this collection also at the New York Fashion Week:

Now some people might hint out that this is not high fashion and these things don’t belong to the New York Fashion Week. I disagree! Every company that can pay the price of being part of the NY Fashion Week has to gain our respect for that, because it is a really expensive investment. And they would not be the only company making an overpriced show just to sell later “cheap” clothes. Just think about the money Victoria Secret spends on their show each year. The most expensive item on the show is only a bra with diamonds on it. The other lingerie is actually very cheap – just look at their website: https://www.victoriassecret.com/.

ASHLEY PART 3 -#IMNOANGEL & #PLUSISEQUAL BY LANE BRYANT

Let’s face it, Ashley Graham is the TOP CURVY MODEL of our time! She was already in the news with her first lingerie advertisement years ago, which was banned later. And she will always be in the news with any new campaign or collection she is doing, because she works with the right companies who know you need a message to sell your products. Lane Bryant is one of these great companies who had two important campaigns running to increase the media attention for plus size women. With these campaigns all the big magazines wrote about her, even the Vogue Magazine.

TESS HOLLIDAY GETTING SIGNED BY MILK MODEL MANAGEMENT AND APPEARING IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE

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This news was, for a model like me, just great to read. Tess Holliday is as tall as I am with almost the same size and she still got signed by Milk Model Management Agency. Robyn Lawley is also under this UK agency. So she is in good company! Tess is the plus model with the most likes on all social media pages, because she is not scared to be controversial. She might get bullied a lot, but this is what helped her to succeed!

#BEACHBODYNOTSORRY WITH DENISE BIDOT FOR SWIMSUITSFORALL

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After the #CURVESINABIKINI campaign with Ashley Graham, Swimsuits For All decided to make another campaign called #BEACHBODYNOTSORRY. They choosed for this curvy model Denise Bidot and showed a promo of her without any editing of the skin. They showed her natural body. We have to accept that every curvy body has flaws like cellulitis. But this doesn’t mean that a model like Denise is less good. She has proved for many years that she is a great model!

“There is no wrong way to be a woman” ~ Denise Bidot

See here our former post about the campaign here. And here is our album on facebook of fans supporting the campaign.

ASHLEY NELL TIPTON WINS PROJECT RUNWAY

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How cool was it to see plus size models walking at the New York Fashion Week for the Project Runway show. But it got even better, because plus size designer Ashley Nell Tipton even won in the end.

“It’s nice to see how much the mainstream fashion community has been so accepting of it,” ….”It’s very exciting to see that folks finally want to make plus-size mainstream.”~Skorch Magazine and People Magazine

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Ⓒ Ashley Nell Tipton

I was happy to see curve models I know, like Liris Crosse, Danielle van Grondelle, Chloe Marshall and Lornalitz Baez, walking the stage.

See all the pics here.

ADELE COMEBACK AND HER COVER ON THE TIME MAGAZINE

Adele had her comeback finally after all those years of being outside the public. Adele does not only have one of the best voices from the UK, but she is also already a plus size celebrity icon and I was so happy to see that she is back. Her song “HELLO” is still everywhere in the news and I know some of you can’t even hear it anymore. Well, I don’t care. Her album was breaking selling records already in the first week.  She even managed to get her first Time Magazine cover, so her comeback is a huge success after all.

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GREAT THINGS THAT ALREADY HAPPENED IN 2015 BUT THAT WILL ALSO EFFECT 2016:

AMY SCHUMER AND SERENA WILLIAMS FEATURED IN THE PIRELLI CALENDAR

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How cool was the decision of Pirelli to do something new for their calendar 2016. They choosed not to feature models as usuall. This time they choosed to feature the most inspiring women of the world. Women of all ages and races like comedian Amy Schumer, athlete Serena Williams, artist Yoko Ono, model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova, actress Yao Chen who has over 70 Million followers on her chinese website. They all got photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

I loved the most that they showed the women in a natural and rather simple photographic way to show their natural personality. Especially the picture of Amy Schumer is ground-breacking in the fashion world. For so many years we are used to photoshop all flaws of women. And even women who didn’t like their body wanted to get photoshopped. But Amy Schumer didn’t mind to show her natural stomach. It only shows that it is all natural to have a stomach nowadays. Watch also the Behind the Scene video:

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN CASTS CURVY MODEL CLEMENTINE DESSEAUX

A natural beauty in #LouboutinCharme. @bonjourclem @lesmijotes 🎥 @mvonthron

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Now a lot of great things happened already this year for curvy models, but having a model Clementine Desseaux as the face of the beauty range Rouge Louboutin by Christian Louboutin is almost ground-breacking. Critics said that it doesn’t matter if she became the face of the lipstick promo, because she only has to feature her face not her body. But I have to say that it is a great achievement for a curvy model. Clementine’s unique look with her curves and her freckles symbolizes in a perfect way natural beauty. And even if she doesn’t show her curves in this spot you can still see a face of a size 14 model and not a size 0 model. I think that Christian Louboutin made the most perfect choice to have her as the rolemodel for his beauty brand.

Order your own Rouge here.

BETH DITTO DESIGNS HER FIRST PLUS SIZE CLOTHING LINE WITH JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

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Just before the year 2015 was over the next amazing headline appeared. And I thought it can’t get any better. I am glad that I was wrong. Beth Ditto announced that she will bring out her own first plus size collection in co-operation with Jean Paul Gaultier. Now we already know that Jean Paul loves all women, no matter what size or age they have since even our curvy idol Velvet D’Amour was walking for him years ago.

But making a collection with Beth Ditto clearly is an amazing thing. The design they choosed is a t-shirt collection with the famous corset by Jean Paul Gaultier worn by Madonna – like in this link.

Sure the big t-shirt might not be figure-enhancing, but you can still  ake it more tight in the back. Overall I must say the idea is great, funny and has a great fashion rock style. I would surely want to wear it!

GREAT THINGS HAPPENING IN GERMANY FOR 2016:

SILVANA DENKER’S #BODYLOVE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES AND GOES INTERNATIONAL

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We already asked you to support the #BODYLOVE campaign by Silvana Denker. And the reason for this is that she needs to finance her trips all by herself. To make Silvana’s dream come true to go international show your support here.

Her campaign got international attention by the media already. This shows how much people want to see natural women. Therefore I am sure with our support she will change the minds of the people worldwide. And we totally want to see more news of #bodylove like in the collection below.

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PLUS SIZE FASHION DAYS SHOW AND AWARDS 2016

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Plus Size Fashion Days already had a special award ceremony during the show in 2015. And I think it is a great idea to award the best blogger, the best fashion brand and the best plus size model national and international.

The show developed from a idea by CEO and Founder Tanja Marfo 3 years ago. I attented every show since then. I can tell you it got better every year. Therefore I am excited to see how much better it will become in 2016.

CONCLUSION

All the headlines from last year show that the fashion world finally recognizes plus size women as an important target. We are new hip and trendy, so either you follow us or use us for your promotion or you will be regarded as old-fashioned. And no teen likes old-fashioned stuff. The future for curvy women is bright and I am sure more brands will understand this in the near future!

Have a good time and always remember to love your body and love yourself,

Lyz Lupo

 

American Music Awards 2015 – Style Review

I woke up this morning and the first thing I saw was a video of Jennifer Lopez from her performance at the American Music Awards. I realized that I forgot that the #AMA showcased tonight. But thanks to the news I can now review the style and performances from the American Music Awards.

I want to start with the WORST DRESSED list:

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Jack Sparrow would say: “Oh no, the sea monster is back!” Z Lala’s outfit looks like she was going to a Halloween party. For me it’s just crazy and my worst dressed outfit. But she is always dressed like this at every event – just look at this link.

Kendall & Kylie Jenner

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What were they thinking? I guess nothing! The outfits don’t look good at all. The cut outs and the combination of leather with other materials don’t look harmonious at all.

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I am #ProKardashian, but this is a #NoGo. This is also the first time that Kylie is better dressed than Kendall. Kendall Jenner is usually the only one in this family who is chic and elegant dressed. But here the heels don’t match with the dress and the fake fur doesn’t match with the dress either. This is a complete missmatch!

Selena Gomez

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The next one with a missmatched outfit is Selena Gomez. Her show outfit was great, but this is the wrong dress according to me. Nevermind the red sequin material on this dress, but why did Givenchy combine it with an inner tube? Again there is no harmony in this dress.

Gwen Stefanie?

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The dailymail named Gwen Stefanie as one of the worst dressed ladies from the #AMAs, because you can see her underwear in this dress. Oh really? Like that is a bad thing nowadays still? So you say it looks terrible on her, but when Kim Kardashian wear the same you praise her for her fashion style?

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I don’t agree with the dailymail and I think that if Kim, Beyonce or JLo can wear see through outfits, then Gwen can too!

Now let’s go to the BEST DRESSED list:

Rebel Wilson

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I can’t even express my joy of seeing Rebel Wilson wearing a silver dress. No black, no dark grey, but SILVER! She is such an shiny, confident and curvy star. She proves with this outfit that plus size women can wear everything they want. And the lollypop clutch fits perfect to the dress and her silver heels. This is a dress from Eloquii. Get it here. Everything on this outfit matches. 2 thumps up, Rebel!

Jennifer Lopez

WOW! Jennifer Lopez was the host of the show, made the best performance and wore the best dresses. The only reason why she didn’t made it to my number one, was Rebel’s courage to wear a silver dress. Anyone who is also plus size, knows that we mostly stick to black dresses for big events. Plus JLo dominated already the whole night. I think I would rather make her my 1,5 place on the best dressed list. Here are her outfits:

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poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Lopez poses in the press room during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

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Dear, Kendall and Selena. THIS IS HOW TO WEAR A CUT OUT DRESS. And no mix of materials together that don’t match.

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Not her best choices, but still not bad. I like the cape jumpsuit in the middle the most. More info about the designer follows below.

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This looks like a mermaid dress to me. It seem simple, but this is a handmade dress and it’s stunning.

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Audrey says “HELLO“!

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Princess style is always a good choice.

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This is my second favorite outfit of her. I just don’t like how the pants look when she walks. It would have been better if this was a dress.

And the best dress worn by Jennifer Lopez is:

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

If you wonder why Jennifer has such a huge smile on her face, then let me tell you it is not because she is the host of the show. It is not because she knows all the tabloids will write about her. It is because she knows they will write about how amazing she looks in this dress. It is a dress from the designer Zuhair Murad.

‘Designer Zuhair Murad grew up in Baalbek, Lebanon. Since his childhood, he always dreamt of evading to a world of fantasy. He started sketching dresses at the age of ten, quoted as saying “I don’t recall a day in my life without a pen in my hand!”. ‘

Zuhair is known for making amazing see through designer dresses for women and he is one of my favorite designers also. If you ever want to buy a dress that is worth saving, then you need to get his gowns one day.

Watch here the latest fashion show of Zuhair Murad:

Gigi Hadid

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Unlike Kendall, Gigi Hadid knows how to look great for the #amas even if she is wearing just a white dress. You can see again some cut outs, but no mixing ov differents materials. Simple and elegant.

Meghan Trainor

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Meghan Trainor choosed a simple and elegant outfit for her arrival. And a beautiful tight-fitting dress for her performance later. Especially her kiss with Charlie Puth at the end of her song was making the audience cheer loudly. It was one of the special moment of the American Music Awards.

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Another special moment was the tribute for the victims of the terrorists attacks in Paris 10 days ago by Jared Leto and by Celine Dion singing an Edith Piaf song: http://perezhilton.com/tv/?from=navbar_perezhilton#.VlLu9OJ0dyk.

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performs onstage during the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

I also liked the performance of Justin Bieber. Yes, of Justin Bieber. I never thought I might start to like him, but I do since his collaboration with Dilpo and Skrillex for “Where are Ü now?”. Watch the full performance here: http://perezhilton.com/tv/?from=navbar_perezhilton#.VlLu9OJ0dyk. I want to point out his song “Sorry” here, because the pictures above from this performance are just amazing. Made me also want to do a rain shooting.

But the best perfomance came from Jennifer Lopez at the beginning of the show:

My last words on the show is that it was a great show, that I am happy to see that you can be famous and still plus size like Rebel Wilson and most of all that we don’t give up like Jared Leto said.

Picture Sources: dailymail and getty images.

Cheers from Lyz Lupo