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May 18, 2012

Candice Huffine for Vogue Deutsch June 2012

Gorgeous! Featured in the June issue Vogue Deutsch, Candice Huffine is photographed by Camilla Akrans with styling by Nicola Knels. The shoot story borrows its title “Reich Der Sinne” from the controversial film The Realm of the Senses (1976) by Japanese filmmaker Nagisa Oshima.

Click here to view more from the editorial at Ford Models.

May 18, 2012

Aimee’s Pick: Red Hot

I love bright colors on all-things swim, and having a brightly-colored classic swimsuit is a must! This red-hot number from SwimSuitsForAll is a perfect match for the that summertime beach or pool party.

Swimsuitsforall – Valentine Collection Halter Swimsuit

May 18, 2012

Street Style: Color Pop


We we’re stopped in our tracks when we spotted Beck Delude herself! Owner of the Manfattan Project, Beck knows her stuff. From the infinite scarf to the ankle booties, this look has serious style cred and we think she looks amazing. Love it? Shop the look below!


Macys – Spense Sleeveless Belted Dress
Old Navy – Infinite Scarf
Piperlime – Bronx Who R U Boots
eloquii – Twisted Cobra Bracelet use promo code MADISON20 and SAVE 20%



May 17, 2012

Aimee’s Pick: Animal Attraction

Who said a one-piece swimsuit isn’t sexy? I beg to differ, especially with this animal print Miraclesuit. This is one item I have to have this summer!

Nordstrom – Miraclesuit in Animal Attraction

May 17, 2012

Trend: Nude Sunglasses

The perfect accessory to the summer’s print-heavy looks and injections of neon are Nude Sunglasses. Whether you want to experiment with something inexpensive or invest in designer, this classic neutral is always right. There are options in almost every style, shop a few of our hand-picked favorites!

ASOS – Round Metal Sunglasses
iconZappos – MICHAEL Michael Kors – ML2786S (Nude) – Eyewear
Nordstrom – Valentino Cat’s Eye Sunglasses
ASOS – Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Aviators
Nordstrom – Stella McCartney Oversized Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses
Nordstrom – Burberry Oversized Sunglasses
ASOS – Oversized Nude Square Sunglasses
Shopbop – Balenciaga Twisted Temple Sunglasses
OneStopPlus – Secret Eyewear The Hudson

May 16, 2012

MP Model Off Duty: Penelope Benson

When Wilhelmina plus model Penelope Benson got to stop by our studio we couldn’t decide what we loved more – her personal style, her eyes or how amazingly sweet she is! Perfectly rocking some high/low style mastery, Penelope combined a sporty tee with a lady-like floral pencil skirt. Capping it all off were a pair of drool-worthy heels and some killer curves!

Name: Penelope Benson
Agency: Wilhelmina W Curve
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Favorite Designer: Isabel Marant! Alaia! Celine!
City You Love to Visit: Paris, Rome, and New york of course!
Musr Have Spring Trend: Denim, Light, dark, white, skirts, shorts, jeans, etc. etc.
Favorite Fashion Magazine: LOVE Mag, Vogue Paris


May 16, 2012

Welcome Nefferth from Mode Plus!

Hi MP readers! My name is Nefferth, the creative mind behind Mode Plus, a personal style blog where I do fashion the Emotionista way. Fashion is about personal interpretation and creativity. I truly believe that a woman can wear whatever she wants as long as she believes in herself. I always say: “wear your clothes, don’t let your clothes wear you”. And this motto goes beyond any size, shape or form you may be. Embrace what you have in this moment and let’s get some outfits done these coming months!

I love the 1940′s and my inner fashion child is urging me to try out the shorter version of the retro playsuit. The last time I actually wore a playsuit, I think I was in my pre-teens. Spring has arrived and summer is around the corner. A perfect opportunity to try out this fashion adventure avec the playsuit.

According to this article, the playsuit emerged in the 1940′s. Back in the day, it was worn for sporting activities. A fashionable way for a lady to dress up her top and shorts after playing tennis or badminton. Since the 1940′s, we have seen the playsuit reappear in various prints and material. Recall the 1970′s polyester bold colors and prints? And what about the 1980′s version: pleated front? Whatever version came by, I can’t deny it’s appeal. Not shorts, not a dress just inbetween.

In this post I will show you one playsuit and three looks. Because each person is different, I will let you choose which look you’ll rock for work, weekend or party.

Next post I’ll introduce you another playsuit in a fresh minty color. Stay tuned ….. Nefferth

Look 1
Grey Cardigan, Earrings | H&M
Bowler Hat | Monki
Playsuit | Vinsectro
Grey Loafers | Bertie Shoes
Burgundy Plus Size Tights | We Love Colors

Look 2
Scarf as Headband | Forever 21
Pink Collar | DIY

Look 3
Biker Jacket | Episode
Red Clutch, Panter/Silver Ring | H&M
Necklace | Primark
Skull Earrings | One Euro Shop

May 16, 2012

Aimee’s Pick: Floral Noir

Much like the LBD (little black dress) I like having a darker color swimsuit in my rotation and this Evans one-piece has a gorgeous, watercolor print that caught my eye immediately.

Evans – Flower Print Swimsuit

May 15, 2012

Aimee’s Pick: Pretty in Pink

I love bikini’s and I am not ashamed or embarrassed to rock my curves in one, but I also truly love to have some one-piece swimsuit options like this beauty from Lane Bryant at the ready too! Not your mother’s swimsuit, this is colorful with just a hint of that retro-silhouette that is oh-so sexy.

Lane Bryant One Piece Retro Swimsuit

May 15, 2012

MP Straight to Plus: Selena Gomez

The grunge look from the 90′s is hot and will be a big trend this coming fall. Singer/actress Selena Gomez gets in on the look now with a cute, relaxed outfit that translates perfect for your curves. One part hipster and one part girl-next door, this look can easily get “messy” so make sure you keep it simple and stick to a fun mani and a colorful scarf when accessorizing. This look is perfect for those transitional days when its warm and cool, and you’ll be ready for movie-night or errands with the girls!

Shop the Look

Zappos – Steve Madden Troopa Boot

eloquii – Short Sleeve Crochet Sweater use promo code MADISONPLUS20 and SAVE 20%
Saks – James Jeans, High-Waisted Pencil Jeans
Torrid – Twist Tees Ivory Foxy Cami
Shopbop – Theodora & Callum Gypsy Fringe Scarf
Sephora – Glee Collection Nail Color


Image from People.com.


May 14, 2012

Aimee’s Pick: Poolside Print

I love the bold, graphic print on this SwimSuitsForAll cover-up. Bringing the best of the spring trends to a poolside party and perfectly paired with a bright or neon swimsuit!

Swim Suits For All Mesh V-Neck Dress

May 14, 2012

Ben Barry Shares Body Diversity Findings with Elle Canada

It’s an exciting day for the Ben Barry Agency and fans of size/body diversity in fashion! We’re excited to share that Elle Canada has just published the first article sharing some of Ben’s groundbreaking marketing PHD research entitled “Can Using Different Types of Models Benefit Brands?” in which he writes that diversity in fashion is not a trend but rather what consumers are asking for.

“My study found that women increased their purchase intentions by more than 200 percent when the models in the mock ads were their size. In the subgroup over size 6, women increased their purchase intentions by a dramatic 300 percent when they saw curvier models. Conversely, when women saw models who didn’t reflect their size, they decreased their purchase intentions by 60 percent, and women over size 6 dropped their purchase intentions by 76 percent.”
We are thrilled to read this and see the support for Ben’s research and findings at Elle Canada. This is a goal close to our hearts too. Fashion isn’t about extremes on either end of the size range, and one size isn’t better then another. Choice, options and variety are what we seek because that is what women look like.
Thank you to Ben Barry and Liis Windischmann for giving us this exclusive quote:

“I am grateful to Noreen Flanagan, Editor of Elle Canada, for inviting me to share my research in such an intelligent and much admired fashion publication.”

Ben also shared some additional exciting news:

“The next phase of my research will focus on men’s consumer response to diverse male models in fashion advertising.”

We can’t wait to read more from Ben’s research! Read the full Elle Canada article here and be sure to show support by telling us what you think. Your voice is important! Join the talk at Twitter using hash-tag #diversityINfashion and leave us comments here and on our Facebook Wall.

Images by Ben Barry Agency, Models (top to botom): Kathryn, Nelia and Helen.
Collage by INGRID BAARS, Elle Canada 

May 14, 2012

Trend: Tropical Punch

One of our favorite Spring print trends – Tropical – is finally popping up on more items and just in time for summer! We’ve shopped the web and picked our favorite items to wear now.

Anna Scholz – Silk Maxi Dress
Old Navy – Open Front Blouse
Saks – Nicholas Kirkwood Tropical-Print Pumps
New Look – Inspire  Tropical Print Mini Skirt
Nordstrom – Kenneth Cole ‘Placed Peony’ Top
Macys – Baby Phat High Low Maxi Dress
ASOS CURVE – Tropical Print Pencil Skirt
ASOS CURVE – Exclusive Jumpsuit In Tropical Print
Dorothy Perkins – Tropical Maxi Dress
Ashley Stewart – Web Exclusive: Tummy Control Swim Dress


May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day from everyone here at Madison Plus! 

This year we have a special message from a dear friend, new mother, Wilhelmina model and curvy crusader – Sage Salzer-Miller!

“In appreciation of Mother’s Day, whether or not you want to even make that connection I feel this idea is important. The photographer who shot this said to me “April Showers Bring May Bloom.” I kept thinking about it and came to this which I hope we can share with your innumerable fans because it’s valuable- the best beauty advice I could ever offer that I have learned from all of these years- after working with the most notable makeup, hair, stylists and photographers, is STAY HAPPY!  Like my mom always told me, “Bloom Where You are Planted.”  There is no other better beauty advice in this life than to keep yourself happy, and I mean this in the truest and healthiest sense. Only you can CHOOSE happiness. As strong women and mothers, it’s our responsibility!” ~ Sage x0
Photographer: Olan
Model: Sage Salzer Miller
Follow Sage on Facebook and Twitter.

Shop Sage’s Mother’s Day Look


Nordstrom – Presley Skye Silk Dress
(sizes currently available are large & extra large or size 12/14 and 16) 








May 12, 2012

Kate Hislop New Face of Lalabelle Campaign

A very special thank you to BGM Models in Sydney for sharing these new images of Kate Hislop! Kate is the face of the new Lalabelle Campaign. Kate looks amazing in these latest shots from Lalabelle and we’re loving the looks!

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