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January 3, 2010

2009 Plus Year in Review

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Lizzie Miller’s famous shot in Glamour
This now famous shot of Lizzie Miller in Glamour Magazine, who knew when opening up Glamour Magazine to page 194 would cause such a stir. Her photo showed confidence and a body that the majority of women in the US have. By Glamour receiving such feedback from their readers about how much the shot of Lizzie meant to them, this gave the momentum needed to then create the fabulous November issue picture.

Check out our original article here.

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Plus size nude model spread in Glamour
After Glamour magazine realized how hungry women are for more realistic images of themselves, they put together a fabulous nude spread of all the top names in plus modeling! Crystal, Kate, Ashley, Anansa, Lizzie, Amy, and Jennie.

I love how Glamour featured the models, just as they are pure and beautiful!

Check out our original article here.

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Crystal Renn’s big year with the book hungry
Its never easy digging through your past and then sharing it with the world, Crystal Renn decided to take a stand and share her experiences working in the straight size modeling industry and her battle with anorexia to being one of the most successful plus models ever. I highly recommend any aspiring model to buy the book and learn from her experiences

Check out or coverage of her fabulous book here.

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Mark Fast’s runway show
Mark Fast, a fabulous Canadian knitwear designer based in London, decided to take a risk and feature plus woman on the runway, not for any reason more than he liked their personalities and their walk.  He ended up receiving a lot of backlash for this move but it sure got the ball moving in regards to discussion of the lack of plus model representation during fashion week.


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Brigitte announcing they will only use real women
Brigitte, took such a bold step with this declaration that they will only use real woman.  It caused ripples throughout the industry. They decided it was time to take a stand and feature models in which their audience would most relate too. Not only will they be showing more plus models but also women who could be a size 2 or 4 but it will be woman who are naturally that size and not forcing it through unhealthy ways.


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Karl Lagerfeld-
Karl Lagerfeld, sure knows how to get people to talk. Even though what he said stung, it got people talking. With every bad there can hopefully be some good that comes from it, by such a high profile fashion icon making such a statement about plus woman it encouraged people to speak up and take notice to wear the root of the problem is, the industry itself.

Even he ended up coming around, and has just recently photographed a spread for the upcoming January plus size issue of V Magazine. I am sure working with the fabulous cast of models help change his mind, just a little.

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V Magazine announcing a plus model mag
Since Mode Magazine went under, I have been craving for some high fashion editorial shoots featuring plus woman. V Magazine took a very smart risk in featuring an all the popular plus models, and I am sure there sales will benefit. I hope this opens the doors to more magazines using plus and real models in their pages.


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Creation of Madison Plus
2009 will always be a special year in my heart, for 11 years I have wanted to start my own business dedicated towards the plus market, and with help of many wonderful people I have been able to get the ball rolling. I am so excited for what is to come in 2010. Find out more about me and my personal history with the plus world.

What was your favorite story in ’09? What are you looking forward to in ’10?

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4 Comments to 2009 Plus Year in Review

  1. January 3, 2010 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Absolutely love the recap! Let’s hope 2010 brings in 10 times more coverage in the world of PLUS!

  2. January 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    You are clearly doing what you love. Very awesome!!

  3. January 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Great recap on what 2009 brought the world.

    Keep thriving,
    Ms. Tina

  4. January 6, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I had a lifechanging event on November 14th right on the day that Madison Plus was working with me on Makeover Your Diabetes and my charity Divabetic. They rallied to the “cause” and pinch hit for me to a spectacular result. (see their coverage of the Little Blue Dress runway show) And read about what happened to me! My Lucky Stroke….http://divabetic.wordpress.com/

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