Glamazons, isn’t a beautiful thing when thin-obsessed fashion industry leaders start acknowledging the rest of the world?
Such is the case with Stephen Glan, editor-in-chief of V Magazine. In an effort to recognize beauties of all sizes, Glan is featuring a plus-size model on the January cover. “Big, little, pint-size, plus-size — every body is beautiful. And this issue is out to prove it,” he said via NYPost.com.
V Magazine, which has featured Kate Moss and Lady Gaga (below), will include beautiful plus-size supermodel, Crystal Renn and shoots by Terry Richardson and Karl Lagerfeld (in an attempt to clean up his comment about plus-size women, I suppose) in January’s issue.
Though it will be a welcome change to see full-figured women featured prominently in a major fashion magazine, I have to point out that plus-size still starts at size 8 (and yes, that’s illogical. baby steps) and I think using plus-size models regularly instead of just in a special issue will have more of an enduring impact on the industry.
As the January issue comes on the heels of V Magazine’s controversial shoot featuring model, Sasha Pivovarova, in blackface only two months before, many believe the plus-size angle is a not-so-subtle attempt to clean up the magazine’s image. Do you agree?
What do you think of V Magazine’s effort to include women of all sizes? Will you buy the magazine? Do you think it’s a great stride toward accepting plus-size women in Fashion?
Women have always brought a smoldering sexiness to menswear, and this season’s no different. The boyfriend blazer and the tuxedo jacket were all staples on the catwalk for the Fall season. The secret to wearing the look well is proportion; since you don’t want to get lost in the fabric, pair the oversized menswear looks with fitted looks: pants, dresses and even skirts.
Leave the over-the-top menswear costume-y looks to the fashion divas, Rihanna and Chanel Iman (below).
This season’s menswear sidesteps the three-piece suits and bowties, instead giving you two pieces to match with the more feminine looks in your wardrobe: (1) tuxedo jackets (2) boyfriend blazers.
Piece to Buy: The oversized men’s blazer! It’s so unbelievably versatile and when worn right, adds an effortless, unstudied sex appeal to any outfit. There are so many looks you can create with the blazer, let me count the ways: wear it with a sequined blouse, a black fringe cocktail dress, an oversized top and leggings, a white tank and skinny jeans, a black shirt and fitted pencil skirt, a bright pink sheath, the list goes on.
Piece To Buy: Unlike the oversized boyfriend blazer, the tuxedo jacket should be sleek and form-fitting. And since the satin lapels make it fancy, the full look should be dressed-up. Keep it feminine with a short dress, a racy corset or a pair of slim trousers. Add a red lip, layers of pearls and even lingerie (See Rihanna’s amazing Balmain outfit above) for irresistible femininity and glamour.