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New Documentary About Plus-Size Modeling Coming Next Year

The plus-size market is going through something of a revolution and new documentary Straight/Curve explores the changes the fashion industry is experiencing. An ever-growing list of retailers is attempting to tap into the plus-size market by offering stylish clothes for larger women. Plus-size bloggers and models have led the charge, showing women all over the world that big can be beautiful – and stylish. Models Robyn Lawley and Ashley Graham appeared in Sports Illustrated and Tess Holliday became the first size 22 woman to get a modeling contract.  

We are in the midst of a changing landscape for the plus community and Straight/Curve gives us an inside look. Through interviews with plus-sized models, photographers, agents and more, the documentary attempts to discuss the issues plus models face these days and the work that’s left to do when it comes to mainstream fashion being more size inclusive. From changing the way we think of sample sizes to integrating plus- and straight-size model boards, experts discuss what it means to be plus in fashion today and their hopes to promote size diversity in the industry at large.

Straight/Curve is expected to release next summer on HBO.

[via Glamour]

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ED by Ellen DeGeneres Lifestyle Brand Debuts Online

Ellen DeGeneres’ lifestyle brand (for which she partnered with Chris Burch) has finally arrived. The TV talk show host has launched the website for ED making this yet another celebrity-backed lifestyle brand that has launched recently. DeGeneres is peddling clothing, accessories and homewares and the aesthetics are clean, pristine and very all-American. Also: perfect for animal-lovers.


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On tap for apparel are plenty of basics and wardrobe classics: smart button-downs that can be dressed up or worn casually and slouchy T-shirts with animal drawings. In fact, animals are a huge motif throughout the entire ED range, popping up on everything from shirt pockets to plates. For apparel, the cheapest thing you can get right now is a $35 solid crewneck tee, which you can pair with the most expensive clothing item, a blazer for $245.

DeGeneres’ homewares include coasters, glasses, bowls for everyday eating and entertaining, placemats, pitchers and more. Prices peak at $365 for an already-sold-out handmade decoupage cake platter made in collaboration with John Derian and start at $25 for a bottle topper.

ED has certainly got all the stuff that will appeal to the average American for whom simplicity reigns. You can check out everything the store has to offer at

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Want: Mansur Gavriel Teams with Colette for Limited-Edition Bucket Bag

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Image: Mansur Gavriel/Colette/WWD

Hold onto your wallets folks because Mansur Gavriel is about to, once again, give you major bag lust. The CFDA Award-winning design duo has teamed up with Colette Paris for their first international collaboration. Just in time for Couture Fashion Week, Colette will be selling a limited-edition version of the brand’s famous bucket bag. This time, Mansur Gavriel has reimagined the carryall in metallic blue with pony hair print.

The bag will go up for sale starting July 6 and will set you back $700 (or 635 euros). Mansur Gavriel’s bags are famous for selling like hotcakes and we have little doubt that this rather attractive version of the bag will follow suit. 

[via WWD]

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Louis Vuitton Recycles Same Old Concept for New Campaign (Forum Buzz)

We’re starting to become increasingly bored with the Fall 2015 campaigns. From predictable castings to lame outcomes, Louis Vuitton now becomes the topic of discussion as its new mainline campaign starts to trickle out. Nicolas Ghesquière delivers the same old concept, asking back Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller to lens the images, which so far feature Jennifer ConnellyAlicia VikanderRianne Van Rompaey and Fernanda Hin Lin Ly.


LOUIS VUITTON FW 15/16 CAMPAIGN starring Alicia Vikander by Juergen Teller @louisvuitton #lvfall #lvseries3

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“Nice shots but honestly I am getting bored by this ‘series’ thing,” exclaimed Ed the second the thread opened.

“I’m tired of their concept it’s like Céline it is so boring. Why do brands not want to change their campaigns each season anymore? Saving money or something? No ideas left?” asked a frustrated gossiping.

Sharing the same sentiments was GivenchyHomme: “Can they just ditch this stupid concept once and for all and hire Sims or Meisel.”

MON felt the same way and echoed, “At least the campaign reflects the new identity of the house: boring. The series concept is tiring. I need something new from them.”

Also disappointed was TaylorBlinque: “This is very dull. After Patrick’s stunning campaign [for Resort 2015], I was hoping for something different.”

“I’m a bit bored with this concept although the campaign is looking very nice,” shared justaguy, shedding a glimmer of light on the campaign.


LOUIS VUITTON FALL FW 15/16 CAMPAIGN starring @riannevanrompaey by @bruce_weber @louisvuitton #lvfall #lvseries3

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Are you over the same overused concept from Vuitton? Join the conversation here.

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Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea Take Swipes at Each Other Over ‘Pretty Girls’ Flop

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Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears‘ “Pretty Girls” film clip may have over 78 million views on YouTube, but that hasn’t translated to a good ranking on the music charts. The song has only hit number 29 on Billboard’s Hottest 100 since it was released in May, and now the pair are getting a little shady with one another, publicly.

It all started when Twitter user @rhuancesarr tweeted that the tune “flopped a little bit”, to which Iggy responded, “Its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured…” (more…)

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Casey Legler Models Her First Women’s Campaign

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Photo courtesy of The Upside/ Jez Smith

The Upside has launched the second installment of its “Be You” campaign, which sees the world’s first female, male model, Casey Legler, take on a womenswear campaign for the first time.

The 38-year old French artist, author and former Olympian is recognised as the first woman signed to the men’s division at one of the world’s most influential modelling agencies, Ford Models. She has worked with photography royalty Mario Testino, Inez & Vinoodh, Ryan McGinley, Peter Linbergh, and, for The Upside’s “Be You” shoot, Jez Smith.

The concept for The Upside’s new campaign is a reflection on popular culture engaging in the conversation on gender and identification, with a goal to give us all courage to be ourselves. (more…)

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