We love Babi; we love Brazil. She has a great taste for fashion, and it doesn’t have to be expensive, just a nice dress and some high heels; Babi can make anything look good. Although always putting things out there sporting all kinds of fine garments, fire in the building is what you can call Babi Monteiro, and she’s never leaving us with a drought of articles of clothing. This Miss Brazil Plus Size 2012 seems to never age, looking young and fine so I’m sure her fellow Brazilians are head over heels for her; gearing up for the fashion weekend that will commence summer 2017. From her lingerie suits, jeans and a jacket, to weddings dresses, skirts and maxis, she is flawless as ever — I hope she continues to create waves through Brazil representing the plus size women out there.

  • We love Babi for all that she is and all that she portrays.
  • We love Babi for her utmost confidence. But most of all, for her respectful character.

If you love Babi, then love Brazil.

Written by: Justin J. White


On January 26 I was graced by beauty when I was watching the Julien Fournie Haute Couture Spring Summer 2016 show at the L’Oratoire du Louvre in Paris. It was an amazing show and the collection is very elegant.


Julien Fournie started his own fashion label in 2009, after previously working for labels like Christian Dior, Givenchy, Celine, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Torrente & Ramosport. Although he loved to draw and sketch as a child, his first academic orientation was in the field of medical studies. But after two years he changed to fashion design and finished his degree at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in 2000. Julien Fournie has a very elegant and chic kind of style. He loves black suits, but he occasionally likes to combine them with colourful shoes and clothes.

The Julien Fournie Haute Couture Show Spring Summer 2016 reminded me so much of the 70s. There are two reasons why I had this feeling. Firstly, the models presented the classic Farah Fawcett hair style. Secondly, the song “You only live twice” by Nancy Sinatra made me feel as if i was in a James Bond movie from the 1970’s. Only nowadays Julien Fournie is playing the role of Sean Connery.

I imagined myself to be on the beach in Thailand or in Brazil when suddenly these beautiful tall women with their refined and colourful dresses crossed my way and I loved observing the creations of Julien Fournie. His work on the collection is amazing. The dominant colours on the collection are purple, pink, orange, black, blue and white. He used colours such as yellow and green for the motives. Additionally, he uses leaves and flowers to add a distinct layer which gives me the tropical beach feeling. And what I liked the most was that he also added metalic ornaments in different colours. Overall, I must say this collection is very colourful, with great accessoires and ornaments to give it the ultimate classical stylish look

Below is the gallery of Julien Fournie Haute Couture Show Spring Summer 2016:

My favorite pieces from the collection are these 4 outfits.


I love the skirt, it was one of a kind in this collection and this would be my type of style.  The second and third dress are astonishing. Turquoise and purple are already two of my most favorite colours. And then the wedding dress. Furthermore, you can combine a white dress with many colourful highlights which conveys a wonderful look. On the other hand, Julien’s choice of creating a diverse ethnic background made me feel whole.

Below is the full video of the show – I hope you enjoy it and envision yourself at the beach too when you see the collection.

Like the James Bond song “You only live twice”, Julien made the right decision.  He managed to let the 70’s  stars Farah Fawcett & Sean Connery highlight his show and Style & Curve is happy to promote this amazing talent.

My look for the show was a red caped dress, a fake fur jacket and black accessories – more info about the look and my idea will follow soon.


I made the pictures of my look before my trip to Paris. Find below my best posts on Instagram from the event:

#AfterEventSelfie #Selfie

A photo posted by STYLE&CURVE MAG (@styleandcurve) on

Have a nice day and never give up on your dreams even if you have to change your decisions, because it will be worth it during your journey.

Lyz Lupo





We are happy to get a great feedback from the #BeachBodyNotSorry campaign by MaxiMe Models. We promote this campaign by swimsuitsforall, because we think there should be less photoshop done on plus size models. Read here our previous post about it:

MaxiMe Models is a young, ambitious and precise agency, that have the models you seek. It is also the leading plus size agency in the Netherlands. Read more:

The #BeachBodyNotSorry campaign was made to empower plus size women, by showing your natural skin even if you have cellulitis. We are all beautiful – read more about the campaign here:

We are proud to feature in this post the plus models:

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Kirsten Suzanne Visser1456567_394130880771266_8648506856818243583_n 10447834_394130847437936_2344664053312184870_n 11774269_889674787772639_1016279485_n

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There should be more picture of plus size women showing their natural beauty. We have been like this for thousand of years, now the fashion industry also has to accept this and accept our natural bodys.

We hope the #BeachBodyNotSorry campaign gives you more confidence to accept your body, to love your natural body and to help you develop body confidence.

Cheers from Style & Curve