Open Casting Call to Be the Face of Jamila Jay Fashions

Jamila Jay Fashions is doing an open casting call to find models for their print, runway, television commercials, and Web site for their summer 2016 collection.The collection is full of African-inspired fabrics, animal prints, bright colors, and wonderful textures. Included in the collection are three-piece pants and skirt sets, scarves, swimwear, and other summer attire.Casting is for 10 plus-size models…

Plus-Size Model Iskra Lawrence, Who Was Rejected for Having Hips ‘Too Big,’ Poses for Lingerie Brand Aerie

American Eagle lingerie brand Aerie does not airbrush its models. They have seen their sales rise in recent months, and now they took another step to stand out from their competition.While Aerie has always promoted "real women" with curvier shapes, their new ambassador is the beautiful Iskra Lawrence who has often been called a plus-size model, though she doesn't want to…

These Models and Agents Prove That Plus-Size Men Too Are On the Move to Promote Body Positivity

Male modelling is not known for its diversity of bodies. Haute couture is ruled by slender adolescents and the high street brands promote Ken doll silhouettes for menswear. This is now changing because the body positivity movement is gaining some ground in men's fashion. For the past few  years, there has been an increase in the popularity of female plus-size…

NYC’s Full-Figured Fashion Week Searches Toronto for the Next Big Thing in Plus-Size Modeling

Canada is a hotbed of talent. They gave us chart-topping singer Celine Dion, pop sensation Justin Bieber, and Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds. So now entertainment producers are searching the country for the newest soon-to-be stars. The next plus-size model could be somewhere in the country.The next Ashley Graham or Tess Holliday may be discovered soon. Casting directors with New York…

Meet the Woman Who Is Making Headlines as Penthouse’s First Plus-Size Model

Kelly Shibari is a plus-size model who does not look like the typical models you see in a spread for Penthouse magazine. Throughout its history in publication, the magazine is known to promote models that fit the conventional standard of beauty—very thin, petite bodies. Half-Asian and curvaceous, Shibari is 43. She is considered unique in her adult entertainment industry. She has a…