Tag: Joby Bach

Controversy caused after posting an article where we asked: “Use the word ‘fat’: Yes or No?”

Controversy caused after posting an article where we asked: “Use the word ‘fat’: Yes or No?”

Due to popular demand, I publish this article* again. It created a controversy because of a false interpretation, which I will talk about below. Original Article: “Use the word ‘fat’: Yes or No? Tess Holliday and Joby Bach have different opinions about it. With whose […]

STRANDED WITH JOBY BACH – #GetToKnow Interview

STRANDED WITH JOBY BACH – #GetToKnow Interview

I asked Joby Bach last month if she is interested in doing a personal interview with me and she agreed. I was delighted by that, because as an editor of Style & Curve I wanted to give our fans the chance to know how the […]

25 UNAPOLOGETIC CURVY WOMEN WHO SHOWED THEIR CELLULITE BEFORE KIM KARDASHIAN

25 UNAPOLOGETIC CURVY WOMEN WHO SHOWED THEIR CELLULITE BEFORE KIM KARDASHIAN

The images of Kim Kardashian showing her cellulite are storming social media like crazy. Every day I see these images of her.

Even if the press praises her for her unapologetic attitude about her look, she is not the first one to be brave to show her natural unedited skin to the world. Furthermore, Kim didn’t revolutionise the way we see cellulite, nor did she start a movement as the press tried to point out.

I applaud her for being brave and confident enough to present her natural skin to the world. I’m also happy to see that she joined the body positive movement, but we know it started long before her.

We from Style & Curve Magazine follow this movement for a long time now and we are used to images showing cellulite, stretch marks, thick thighs and belly’s.

Therefore, I picked the most known plus size models and bloggers who were unapologetic about their bodies before Kim Kardashian in the collection below:

 

JOBY BACH

 

ASHLEY GRAHAM

 

ISKRA LAWRENCE

 

TESS HOLLIDAY

 

LOEY LANE

 

LAURA LEE

 

GABIFRESH

 

DENISE BIDOT

 

MISS DIVA KURVES

 

FULLER FIGURE FULLER BUST

 

LAURA BRIOSCHI

 

CRAZY CURVY YOGA

 

CANDICE KELLY

 

GOOFY GINGER

 

ALLISON KIMMEY

 

NON AIRBRUSHED ME

 

DIANA SIROKAI

 

YOURS TRUELY MELLY

 

BODY POSI PANDA

 

JEWELZ JOURNEY

 

BABI MONTEIRO

 

LATEICIA THOMAS

 

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HUNTER MCGRADY

 

MARCIEL HOPKINS

 

All these women and Kim deserve our respect for showing their so-called flaws to the public. I also showed my own cellulite in shootings from the past as you can see in the post below:

Always be unapologetic about your look. I was so insecure as a teen about my #booty, my #thickthights, my #strechmarks and #belly. I tried to cover up as good as possible, but you can't cover up what's meant to #shine! Today I am much more #confident about myself and my #body. I don't mind to show my #naturalskin anymore. I love my body and my personality. I am special and precious in my own way. Now I only feel bad for following the rules of the society, the media, my friends and family for way too long. I am perfect the way I am and the man who loves me, does this cause I am like this! #loveyourself & #loveyourbody! You rule over your life, but trust me you can't do it if you hate yourself or if you try to please others. Please your own wishes for your life first and the people who love you will still follow. Trust me, I know this for sure! Kind regards, @lyzlupo from #styleandcurvemag. 😘 Photo Left – 2016: By @mfg_prophoto with graffiti style #bodypaint by @esoneart_ for @idaremagazine Photo Right – 2015: Done by myself for my blog on www.lyzlupo.com #bootyrevolution

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WE CURVY WOMEN ARE UNAPOLOGETIC ABOUT OUR BODIES, BECAUSE WE ARE FINALLY ENJOYING THE WAY WE LOOK AND WE ARE FINALLY CONFIDENT ABOUT OURSELFS!

At the end of the day, why should we hide the cellulite when it was meant to shine?

Silvana Denker, German body positive activist, photographer and model, thinks we shouldn’t hide our flaws as she shows in her post:

#wokeuplikethis when I was in Madrid after a short night. #nomakeup #nofilter #nophotoshop And please register the beautiful toilet in the background, it is very important for the message of the picture 😂😂😂😂 I have big thighs, a belly with rolls, I have bumps, stretch marks, dark under-eye circles and I have to wear glasses or contact lenses because I can't see very well and I have scars. That's me, without styling, without any beautiful fashion, not retouched, just me the way I am. My life wasn't always easy, I went through some very hard years but I never gave up and became the person who I am now. I'm proud to be me, proud I never gave up no matter what happened. And my body tells the story of my life, I learned to love my body with all the "flaws", I learned to love myself and now I'm happier than I ever was. Don't hate yourself, life is too short ❤ #bodylove #bodypositive #loveyourself #loveyourbody #spreadlove #nobodyshaming #nobullying #selflove #acceptance #love

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DO YOU ALSO THINK THAT YOU ARE UNAPOLOGETICALLY CONFIDENT EVEN WITH CELLULITE, STRETCH MARKS AND BELLY; THEN SEND US YOUR INSTA POST LINK TO styleandcurve@gmail.com AND WE SHARE IT HERE:

#UNAPOLOGICALLYCONFIDENT #ALLWOMENROCK #ALLSIZESROCK

Kind regards

Lyz Lupo

Style & Curve Magazine

 

 

SHOULD VICTORIA’S SECRET HIRE CURVY MODELS NEXT YEAR?

SHOULD VICTORIA’S SECRET HIRE CURVY MODELS NEXT YEAR?

  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 […]

IS IT A NO-GO FOR ASHLEY GRAHAM TO GET INSPIRED BY OTHER MODELS OR IS IT THE MOST HONEST FORM OF ADMIRATION?

IS IT A NO-GO FOR ASHLEY GRAHAM TO GET INSPIRED BY OTHER MODELS OR IS IT THE MOST HONEST FORM OF ADMIRATION?

Two days ago we got an email from a person complaining that we promote obesity by sharing an image of Ashley Graham and accused her of copying from other models. Plus, the person went on to say that it’s a no-go to copy other people’s […]

WHY ALL MEN NEED TO MAKE SURE THEIR WIFES LOVE THEIR BODIES

WHY ALL MEN NEED TO MAKE SURE THEIR WIFES LOVE THEIR BODIES

‘One day when I came home from work, my wife was waiting for me in the living room with that certain look on her face. She wore a new white bustier, a miniskirt and her favourite heels. I was the happiest man on earth, but I didn’t know the reason for this pleasant surprise. I asked her: “What’s wrong? What did you do? What did I do? Why do I deserve this look?” My wife came up to me, hugged me and then kissed me tenderly. Then she said: “I had a meeting today in the office. I sat next to the most beautiful woman in our office. She is a former model and works now as the executive secretary. We all envy her for her beauty. But during the meeting she asked me if one can see her rolls in the back when she sits. I said no and that she looks great. But she kept asking and then I asked back why she is so insecure. She said that her boyfriend left her last week, because she got fat. She was a size 4 when she met him and now she is a size 8. She said she is trying hard to lose weight to get him back, but she hopes that he will stop harassing her for her bigger body. I told her that I am a size 12/14. I have breasts, hips and a butt, but my husband never complained about my body weight. He may not be saying that I am beautiful every day, but when we go out he always makes me believe that I am the most beautiful girl in the world. Plus, he never ever complained about my body, my tiger stripes or my back rolls. Also when I start to complain about my body, then he tells me that I am the most beautiful woman in this world and that he doesn’t deserve me, so I give up complaining. You should forget your ex-boyfriend, because he can never make you happy. You are still very beautiful and now with a size 8 you look even better with your curvier body. Find a man who thinks you are beautiful no matter what size you have and he will help you to love yourself more.” The husband smiled and kissed his wife back holding her close with his arms.

This is just a story that I made up, but it’s true for so many insecure women out there. It doesn’t matter if the insecure woman on the story is a former model who just gained a little weight or if it is a woman with a size 20 fighting hard to lose weight to fit in a superficial society. In these times where are thought by the media that only thin woman are beautiful, we need to make woman of all sizes believe that they also have a right to be happy.

We from Style & Curve Mag do this online and we made empower plus size women our agenda, but you men at home can do this in daily life too. As soon as you see your wife being angry about herself and her appearance, you need to stop her and ensure her that she looks great. And if she still doesn’t believe you then show her the page of Style & Curve Mag, we show women of all sizes and can help you also.

Here is a great example of our fan Michael:

‘Your page…and other like it…have done more for a woman’s self esteem and mainstream embracing of natural and real sizes then any book, seminar or celebrity infomercial. My wife loves your page and it has allowed her to see herself as beautiful as I have always seen her. She shares these pages and images with me because she feels a) “I am just as beautiful as they are” and b) “you think I am just as beautiful as they are”. The anonymous nature of the Internet causes even the shyest of individuals to become a brazen, vulgar, narcissist. The Internet is full of mis-truths, misconceptions and misunderstandings….but it is also a source of knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Thanks to you choosing to show the world how life, body and beauty really is and should be my wife has finally come to believe that she is normal, that she is beautiful…and most importantly…come to believe in herself.

Thank you for all you do smile emoticon
A grateful admirer.’

If you also know such an insecure woman, then share this story with her and show her the truth. We are all beautiful!

Thank you to Joby Bach for providing us with the pictures for this post:

Model & Stylist Joby Bach
Now represented by NEXT Models Canada and Dorothy Combs Models
Shot by Jeremy Bobrow Photography
Hair Catherine Lavoie
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Retoucher Patrick Lavoie

 

I hope you all understand now why it is so important to motivate others and never forget to #loveyourself and to #loveyourbody.

Kind regards,

Lyz Lupo

12 BEST CURVY INSTAGRAM SELFIES – WEEK 16 – 17

12 BEST CURVY INSTAGRAM SELFIES – WEEK 16 – 17

A new month started already, but I still want to recap the last two weeks on Instagram for  our Selfie spcecial. Here are my favorite snaps/ chats: Rosie Mercado It’s a selfie video where she talks to the people criticising her for not being #plussize […]

Hottest Curvy Bodies 2015

Hottest Curvy Bodies 2015

This year (2015) has been an amazing year for the full figured women. Incredible campaigns promoting body acceptance (#BeachBodyNotSorry, #IAmNoAngel, #BeautyBeyondSize), beautiful shoots by Designers in exotic locations and so much more. We are getting to the point that it is about being comfortable in your own skin, and […]

MODEL SPOTLIGHT: JOBY BACH

MODEL SPOTLIGHT: JOBY BACH

Canadian Plus Model Joby Bach Official is our second model to be featured for the MODEL SPOTLIGHT  from Style & Curve. She is represented by Natural Model Management.

Source: http://institutemag.com/2013/05/07/bold-beautiful/

1. How did you became a plus model?

An agency in Montreal spotted me at the age of 16 years for the regular size category. But physically, I was unable to hold this shape and weight. So few years after, I applied for the Plus size division! I’m completely in love with this category!

2. Was this also what you always wanted to do? Did you study? what?

Since the age of 4, I knew deeply that I want to be a model. I always liked to be filmed and play the star in front the camera. For me this is the ideal time to let me go, fall into my magical world and share it with the world. 🙂

3. Why do you regard yourself as a plus size model?

I consider myself as being a plus size, because I have curves. I have a refined waist and predominant hips. I wear 14 and I train regularly to be FIT. Being plus size does not mean necessarily, say (Big), but voluptuous to me and comfortable in their own skin. Personnaly, it simply leads to be healthy, well in my body and God knows I eat as I please… lol

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4. What are your wishes for 2014?

WOW, this is a very good question. I like that. 
Firstly, I want to develop myself. I am a woman who works a lot on me. I like to learn about myself. I love meeting new people who have full of motivation, inspirations, desires ,always in search of success to excel and become better. So, I wantto  travel, meet positive people, reinforce my relationships with my loyal contacts and being recognized of my good work. 🙂

5. What was the best thing that happend to you?

There are many good things that happening to me. The birth of my son was one of the greatest moments in my life. A tuning point was beginning. There was also the day i choosed to get involved in fashion completely and doing nothing else than FASHION!! A big jump when you are a single mom.

6. What was the worst thing that happend to you?

When my father was diagnosed with a Lungs Cancer in 1998 and thereafter he survived 3 recurrences. He’s alive and I am very proud of him. 

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Pic by Jeremy Bobrow

7. What do you like about Style & Curve?

Style & Curve is a young Magazine.The structure is hypper professional.Their choice of publication is always on point and classy. Their posts and interviews are interesting and amazing. The Chief editor is warm, friendly and social with everybody . No discrimination for anybody. I like her and love Style & Curve.

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Modelinfo:

Height: 175cm/5’9″

Bust: 38″ C

Waist: 84cm/33″

Hips:  115cm/45.5″

Dress: 44 EU/14 US/16 UK

Shoe: 40.5 EU/9.5 US/7 UK

Hair: Auburn

Eyes: Blue/Green

Age 28

Agency: http://naturalmodelsla.com/portfolio.aspx?nav=1&subid=11699&mainsubid=11699&modelid=642007&sexid=2&a=22

Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joby-Bach-Official/317721864906064

MODEL SPOTLIGHT: ISABELLA FORGET

MODEL SPOTLIGHT: ISABELLA FORGET

Last week sunday we had our first Model Spotlight feature. On one special day we only share the model work or other work of one certain model. The first plus model was ISABELLA FORGET from Canada. Isabella is not only a model, but also a […]