Wouldn’t that be an amazing headline?

We already shared several times requests towards Victoria’s Secret to go plus. My idea to do this started after seeing how amazing plus size model Joby Bach from Canada looks wearing VS bodysuits for her shootings. Until this day, Victoria’s Secret did not announce plans to extend their range. We still have hopes thought!


A few weeks ago our fan Kayla Eterni send us a link of the email she send to Victoria’s Secret:

As you can see Kayla has a great body, she just grew a bigger chest naturally. As a big fan of VS she surely would prefer to continue to shop from her favourite brand, but she can’t do that now anymore because they don’t offer clothes in her bra size 34DDD. This would change if VS started to add bigger sizes to their range.

Furthermore, as girls grow older into women their body always changes. It is a natural progress, like it happens again with a female’s body after she gave birth to a child. I myself see this natural process as a problem for VS though, because they will lose their former clients if they stick to the sizes they have now.


To make things easier for Victoria’s Secret we asked Joby Bach to do a shooting for us wearing only their clothes and she agreed! Joby had to change some of the clothes in the VS shop to make it fit her size and to change the look. So, she changed the text of the black shirt from the PINK COLLECTION from “Sorry but I actually Can’t” into “Sorry but I actually Can”. She also designed the Black T-shirt saying: “Definitely and Angel” for the cause, because she really believes that she is an “angel” and size doesn’t matter!




I believe that these words are 100 % true. We are not scared to demonstrate Victoria’s Secret or any other fashion brand, that doesn’t offer plus sizes, how such a campaign could look like.

We know that not every brand will follow our request and we won’t be angry with them on that. We know that a change means also investments, which needs funding first. Nevertheless, we ask brands to think outside their box and think about their future.


In the recent years, I saw so many body positive Instagram accounts growing bigger and better than any other accounts. The reason for their success is a change in the people’s minds. We admire women showing their belly, their cellulite, their stretch marks or any other flaw to the public more than anything else. Showing the world that you are imperfect, but still happy with yourself is a strong message. Therefore, we regard those women as brave. But this is not the end, what has started on social media, will become more and more relevant for our real life. This counts also for the brands we prefer. I picked out Kayla and Joby as those consumers, who would love to see a change in the range and promotion of Victoria’s Secret; but I am sure there are many more who would love a more body positive approach of VS by extending their range combined with the promotion of plus size models.

I say that this is important, because I believe that brands will sell less each year if they stick to their old marketing ideals.

Just look at Sports Illustrated! By choosing plus size models last year and this year, they made sure to succeed again. We the consumers love SI again and we are very excited to see which models they will pick for next year’s issue. The reason why more and more brands and magazines hire plus size models like Joby Bach is, because they see how much they can increase their income through this. As you can see, the body positive approach is already succeeding and it will continue to do so in the future.


I know a single article might not change things, therefore I kindly ask you as our fans to write to VS and ask them to extend their range. Please refer to this article by using this link and write “EXTEND YOUR RANGE AND GO PLUS SIZE – GREETINGS FROM STYLE & CURVE MAGAZINE AND ME”. You can send your email to and to It would be better to use both emails to get heard. Both emails are public.

I believe that consumers rule. If you want a change, then we as the consumers must ask for it. Don’t believe that you have no saying in this world. Every brand listens to their consumers, they have to!

I believe in your power! Kayla, Joby and my team from Style & Curve Magazine also believes in YOU!  Therefore, write an email to Victoria’ Secret today!

I will also write to them in the name of Style & Curve Magazine and ask for an official explanation why they don’t offer bra’s in XL anymore and when they plan to extend their sizes for their consumers.

I will keep you updated about any information I get.

Thank you very much for your attention and inform us if you get an answer from Victoria’s Secret.

Kind regards,

Lyz Lupo

Style & Curve Magazine



Photographer: Laurie Godin-Rheault
Hair : Tania Triassi
Agency : Next Models Canada



Last year we announced the first time our most favorite models. It was a selection of 10 models/bloggers that we found most interesting. The winner of last year was Ashley Graham and I am happy to see that we made the right decision, since she became the cover model for Sports Illustrated this year.

This year we want to do something else! You will not find the top curvy models like Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, Tess Holliday, Liris Crosse or Denise Bidot. Not because we don’t like them, we love them. But this year we want to feature models that support Style & Curve. new models that we find very promising or models who became activists to raise awareness for curvy women. I tried to cut my list down to 10 models, but I found it too unfair to the other models. And I constantly changed the list. In the end, I cut my list to 20 Top Curvy Models named by Style & Curve.

Here are Style & Curve’s Top 20 Featured Models for 2016:

Joby Bach

Location: Montréal, Quebec – Canada
Fanpage: Joby Bach Official
Instagram: @iamjobybach
Reason for Nomination:

Ever since Joby Bach discovered that Style & Curve shares her she became very fond of us. She is alwas supporting us and we think she is one of the hottest plus size models out there. She is a real beauty, has a strong personality and she is very entertaining.



Barbra Monteiro

Location: Brasília, DF – Brasil
Fanpage: Babi Monteiro
Instagram: @barbramonteiro
Reason for Nomination:

Babi Monteiro is a fan and very fond of Style & Curve since the very beginning. We shared her success as a beauty queen in Brazil, we shared her work afterwards and we love to see how she is getting better and better each year. She is a very professional and dedicated model. With her support we got many fans from Brazil.

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Maria Jimenez Pacifico

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fanpage: Maria Jimenez Pacifico
Instagram: @mariajimenezpacifico
Reason for Nomination:

Maria Jimenez Pacifico got famous as the first plus size model of Island. Maria was living in Island for many years, but she was born in Columbia. Then she got even more famous as the first plus size model of Columbia. Maria created her own campaign again bullying, since she also experienced this and she was recently interviewed by CNN Spain about her campaign. Let’s see where live takes here, because we want to follow her proccess.

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Ana Garcia

Location: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Instagram: @anagplus
Reason for Nomination:

Ana Garcia is the most known plus size model from Puerto Rico. She was featured in many international magazines and she is always delivering beautiful pictures. We also shared her several times and we will keep on doing this in the future.

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Lilli Luxe

Location: Columbus, Ohio – USA
Fanpage: Lilli Luxe
Instagram: @LilliLuxe
Reason for Nomination:

Lilli Luxe is our favorite Pin-Up model. She is friendly, funny, super sexy and just so beautiful. Besides modeling Lilli is a graphic designer, who turned her passion for pin-ups into life. We are excited to see her next shootings.

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Eva Believer

Location: London, United Kingdom
Fanpage: Eva Believer
Instagram: @eva_believer
Reason for Nomination:

Eva Believer is a plus size model from the UK. She is modeling for a while already, but we like her so much that we want to share her proccess with you.




Rosie Mercado

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada – USA
Fanpage: Rosie Mercado
Instagram: @rosiemercado
Reason for Nomination:

Rosie Mercado is known to most people by the show #Curvy Girls’. She got famous for her look with her wider hips. Rosie was a Make-up artist before starting to model and she is also good in moderation. She was in the news lately for loosing so much weight. Rosie said that she did that for herself. Seeing her proccess through the years I can say that she looks great nowadays. Rosie became a part of the Top20 for her long and successful history as a plus model and for her insprational personality.

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Hunter McGrady

Location: Los Angeles, California – USA
Website: Wilhelmina Agency
Fanpage: Hunter McGrady
Instagram: @huntermcgrady
Reason for Nomination:

I saw a picture of Hunter McGrady for the first time in 2015. Hunter has a great hourlass figure and is very beautiful. She is a promising plus model and land herself great jobs as a plus model. We will keep on following her this year.

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Goldie Bow

Location: Uimaharju, Itä-Suomen Lääni – Finland
Website: (agency)
Fanpage: Goldie Bow
Instagram: @goldiebow
Reason for Nomination:

Goldie Bow got discovered by Style & Curve. She won the profile pic contest for January 2015 and that pretty much was her moment to shine for internationally for the first time. Since then many other pages from the plus size community shared her. And we kept following her improvement. Plus she will be featured in the first issue of our Style & Curve Magazine.




Laura Lee

Location: New York, New York – USA
Website: Bicostal Models Agency
Fanpage: Laura Lee – Model
Instagram: @misslauraleej
Reason for Nomination:

Since we saw a picture of Laura Lee, we kept following her. She deliveres always great pictures, even her selfies are worth sharing. We loved her pictures for Rue 107 the most and therefore we had to add her to our featured list.

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Danielle van Grondelle

Location: New York, New York – USA
Website: Muse NYC
Instagram: @daniellevangrondellemodel
Reason for Nomination:

I saw Danielle for the first time at the Anna Scholz for Sheego show in Berlin. And even after the show when she came out with the other models, I could only think: “WOW, what a beautiful woman”. Danielle looks great with and without make-up. She is traveling around the world. because she gets signed by great and trendy brands. This is one of the top models we just have to follow!

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Tatiana Minfir

Location:Rennes, France
Website: Facebook
Instagram: @shaniaty.m
Reason for Nomination:

I love the look of Tatiana. She lives in France and has Caribean and Irish roots. This mix turned out so nicely on her. I choosed her to model next to me for the first issue of Style & Curve magazine. And the mix of two curly ladies will look so great in the editional later.

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Iskra Lawrence

Location: New York, New York – USA
Website: JAG Models
Fanpage: Iskra Arabella Lawrence
Instagram: @iamiskra
Reason for Nomination:

I just discovered Iskra Lawrence a few months ago and I knew immidiatly that I got to keep on following this model. Iskra is from the UK and living in New York. She was told many times before that she is not tall enough for a model. But her curves and her confidence proved them so wrong. I would say she is the trendiest curvy model right now. That’s why she had to be part of our list.


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Eva Maria Perez Llano

Location: Madrid, Spain
Facebook: Yo No Soy 90 60 90
Instagram: @yonosoy906090
Reason for Nomination:

Eva Maria is modeling since many years as a plus model already. She also became an activist for plus size models, after a spanish designer said something bad about plus size women. We admire women who fight for the same cause as we do and therefore we had to add her in our list.

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Lissi Nunez Fuss

Location: Girona, Spain
Fanpage: Lissi Plus Size Model
Instagram: @curvylissima
Reason for Nomination:

Lissi Nunez Fuss is a young plus model from Spain. She has german origins through her mother and she is studying tourism. Besides her study she is modeling very successful and she just finished a spot with other plus size models to raise awareness for curvy women. She will also be featured in our first issue.

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Tia Duffy

Location: Toronto, Ontario – Canada
Fanpage: Tia Duffy Curvy Model
Charity: #BeBodyAware – article 1 + article 2
Instagram: @bebodyaware
Reason for Nomination:

Tia Duffy is a curvy model from Ireland. She is currently living in Canada. She was fighting to raise awareness for curvy women already in Ireland. But now she founded the Be Body Aware™ Project ©. This is a global fashion & educational project that documents & celebrates diversity. Here to make real changes to universal standards of beauty. This is what fashion needs nowadays.



Tamara Unterschuetz

Location: New York, New York
Fanpage: TRUE Model Management
Instagram: @tamtam_0219
Reason for Nomination:

Tamara Unterschuetz is a pretty new model for us. We discovered her last year and since we think that her great looks will get her far, we sure want to follow her in the future.

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Tia Provost

Location: London, United Kingdom
Website: Models1 UK
Fanpage: Tia Provost
Instagram: @tiaprovost
Reason for Nomination:

Tia Provost is just a super sexy, very positive Aussie Girl. And then you see a picture of her and you think she must be a goddess. She clearly is one of the newer models that we want to follow also in the future.

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Denise Mercedes

Location: New York, New York – USA
Fanpage: Denise Mercedes
Instagram: @denisemercedes
Reason for Nomination:

The curves and the confidence of Denise Mercedes speak for themselves. Every picture we shared so far got many likes by our fans. We discovered her just at the end of last year and now we will follow her journey also in the future.

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Audrey Littie

Location: Simi Valley, California – USA
Website: Hughes Models
Fanpage: Audrey Littie
Instagram: @audreylittie
Reason for Nomination:

A curvy body and a pretty face. That’s the best recipe to become a great plus model. Audrey Littie has both and we love her work already. Therefore we added her to our list.

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Model Ana Garcia chosen as the Image of Cenia New York’s 2016 Spring Campaign…Curvy is the new Sexy!


“Curvy is the new Sexy” is the Campaign of Cenia New York’s 2016 Full Figured Spring Collection and we at Style & Curve are so happy that the model chosen for the Campaign is one our favorite models Ana Garcia. Ana, who was one of our choices for the 2015 hottest curvy bodies, is a freelance model who shot this last Summer Sydney’s Closet 2016 Bridal Collection, and has worked with great brands among them Sorella Swim, also being one of Artist Fernando Ferreiro’s Muses who will exhibit her portrait “Ana and the Sea” in Cordova, Spain in May 2016.


Designer Cenia Paredes announced recently that her designs will go up to size 24W which is wonderful. Something huge is coming their way that will give a 360 degrees turn around giving the brand an international projection. I am sworn to secrecy, and can’t wait to share. Cenia has started her shoots in New York and Puerto Rico is one of her next stops to shoot some of the new Spring Collection. I will get behind the scenes pics and an exclusive interview with the Designer that has all my respect because she supports women of all shapes and sizes acknowledging that a Full Figured woman can look just as beautiful as any other one that are on the smaller size in her Designs.


I hope more brands will do this, giving us Fuller Figured ladies more options to look and feel sexy.


Lyz Lupo