plus size modelling

Diva In Me Conference 2008

The following is a press release issued by Just Dazzlind Productions.

Just Dazzlind Productions’ goal for business is to uplift, enhance, motivate, and celebrate the full figured woman. Many women have expressed their desires to not only join this industry, but most want to know the basics in etiquette to help them better themselves for whatever goals they are trying to achieve. Thus The Diva In Me Conference was born. First starting with social activates and now blossoming into a complete Educational and Success tool for our market of women and teenaged young ladies.  

The Diva In Me Conference is the first ever of its’ kind, as it features the needs of Plus Size Women and Teens only.  There are many Conferences out there but none that only focus on these topics and in this arena.  Just Dazzlind Productions is pleased to say that the public has fully embraced our vision and has opened its’ doors for more information.

As a part of our commitment to Supporting Divas in their communities, we are honoring Cincinnati’s own Raye Kimberlin, Simone Party, and Faith Daniels, of Radio One, as Outstanding Achievers for 2008.

In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, we are hosting a Conference for Plus Size Women and Teens entitled “THE DIVA IN ME”.  This will take place February 15 & 16, 2008 at the Sheraton Hotel here in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Friday February 15, 2008 will kick off the event with “Divas giving Back” a fundraiser for the Witness Project and the Breast Cancer Foundation. Tickets can be purchased online at

We are looking for all Women and Teens that maybe interested in joining us for this Spectacular Event.  We are accepting registration for ages 16 and up.  The Cost is $80.00 advance registration by December 15, 2007 or for those wishing to attend the Fashion Show only Saturday February 16, 2008 the event price is $20.00. This event will consist of workshops geared toward Fashion, Financial, Spiritual, and Self Enhancement.

We are also promoting a model call for the Runway Competition!!  If you meet these requirements we are looking for you:

  • Full Figured Sizes 14-22.
  • Height- 5’6 minimum.
  • Ages-18 and up.

Please check the website for more information in submitting photos!

It is very important to the growth of our commitment, to each community, that we have partners such as Sharon Gordon (Urban Trendsetters News Magazine & Media) on board to help us with the success of our mission.

This event is sponsored by Just Dazzlind Productions, Radio One Broadcasting, Ashley Stewart Stores, Urban Trendsetters News Magazine & Media, Trend2Trend Magazine, Divas Unlimited Inc., Warm Spirit, A &D Marketing Concepts, Jericho Broadcasting Systems, Voluptuous Magazine, Dayton Weekly News and a host of others.

For more information, please contact: Dawn Martin @ 937-837-3555 or email us at . 
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Miss Full Figured USA, 2007

A week ago I pointed you to a video showcasing a full figured pageant. This week I’m pointing you to another cool video to give you another look at the goings on of a plus size pageant. This time we look at Miss Full Figured USA, 2007.

Miss Full Figured New York, 2007

I recently ran across the video below on YouTube and I wanted to share it with you all. It give a glimpse on what goes on backstage and on stage, during a plus size model pageant. This particular one is Miss Full Figured New York, 2007. The ladies here seem to be having a ball and are look great.

Skorch Magazine Model Hunt

Skorch Magazine has recently announced a model hunt, sponsored by MEWV Sustainables which will take place this Sunday, 23rd September between 11AM and 2PM. The model hunt will be taking place at the Fashion To Figure store in Elizabeth, NJ and unlike most other model hunts, this time there is no fee to enter!

View the video below for more details.

Model Search at SizeAppeal

Do you have what it takes to be a plus size model?

Is it your dream to be a curvy, full figure model?

Then you will be pleased to get to know that currently SizAppeal are running a model search. For product images on their online store, SizeAppeal use a combination of both professional agency models and non-professional models, all in sizes 12 to 20. So ladies, this is your chance!

What are the requirements for participation?

  1. You must be 16 and over with a look that will appeal to the Size Appeal customer.
  2. You must be able to travel to Size Appeal Headquarters in City of Commerce, CA.
  3. You must be available for weekday appointments (as they do do not schedule weekend appointments)

What you need to send them to participate?
You need to send in the following:

  • First and last name
  • Sizes in clothing for –
    • Dress
    • Shirt
    • Pant
    • Shoe
    • Jacket
  • Age
  • Height
  • Phone number(s)
  • Your Location (City and State)
  • E-mail Address
  • Photos
  • $15 dollar processing fee

How to submit your application?

  1. Via e-mail to [email protected] (please include model search in subject line) .
  2. Via snail mail to Attn: Internet Size Appeal Model Search , HLM apparel Inc., 3037 Vail Ave Commerce, CA 90040.

Good luck to all who enter to participate!

Fashion Overdose Looking for Curves

Fashion Overdose along with Seventeen Magazine is looking for fresh and young faces to shoot for an upcoming issue of Seventeen Magazines in New York City. This will be a great opportunity to experience the modeling industry, get free clothes, national exposure, meet some great people and have some fun!

What are the requirements?

  • That you are an unsigned model
  • Your age must be 14-22 (No younger or older)
  • You live in the New York area
  • You are an official member of Fashion Overdose
  • One paragraph on what you like about Fashion Overdose and what it would mean for you to model with Seventeen Magazines.
  • Having a positive attitude
  • Be loyal to Fashion Overdose

If you are interested…

  1. Sign up as a Fashion Overdose member (Go to and click on the Member/Gift Cards)
  2. Send Fashion Overdose your photos via e-mail (Head shots, and full body)
  3. Send Fashion Overdose a paragraph
  4. Send Fashion Overdose your contact info (Send the photos to )
  5. Someone will contact you letting you know if you were selected!

Good luck to anyone who participates!

Who is Louise MacCallum?

You might have seen her wearing your favorite outfit in an online plus size store. Or perhaps you haven’t. Whatever the case, Louise MacCallum is an inspirational plus size model who you should definitely read a little bit about.

Today I have just ran across this article on The Daily Record, which recounts how Louise MacCallum struggled with size acceptance. Now a very curvy and gorgeous size 14/16, Louise had previously battled with a lot of dieting, until finally finding a way to accept and love her curves.

Hailing from Inverness, ones of Louise’s major accomplishments in her career was being chosen to open Milan Fashion Week this spring wearing a gorgeous black Elena Miro dress. In this particular article Louise shares a piece of advice, which just had to be shared here:

Her advice for girls considering a career in modelling is simple…

“Don’t be affected by it all,” says Louise. “Some women are naturally very skinny but many starve themselves to stay on the catwalk. Be who you are and be careful.”

Meet Lara Kulpa: A Curvy Lady Living Big

I must be honest with you, I had never heard of Lara Kulpa until I recently read an interview she held with ‘Back In Skinny Jeans’ blog. However I’m very glad I got to know about Lara, as she is a true inspiration to myself, and I hope she will be the same for all readers here.

Lara is an example of a plus size lady living life to the full, embracing her size and not letting any of society’s stereotypes get in the way of her dreams and goals. She is an aspiring plus size model with an appetite for life and success. Besides, she is also an internet marketing consultant and SEO (search engine optimizer).

Go on an find out more about Lara by reading the interview I cam across… this is part 1, whilst this is part 2.

Spotlight on Nicole Lebris

Nicole Lebris is a beautiful plus size model, who I’m sure a lot of readers who shop online are familiar with. She has this month been interviewed by Maddy at Plus Model Mag.

The interview is very interesting and gives us great insight into Nicole’s struggle with self image and rise to success as a plus size model. In fact in the interview, Nicole recounts how she was called names as a child, and yet how she has now grown up to love her body and her curves. She also reveals how she got into the plus size modeling business by taking snapshot at home with her own camera, and submitting these on her profile on Now isn’t that one encouraging story.

Find out more about Nicole, read the full interview.

Curvy Modeling Competition Heading to Atlanta, GA

DeVoe Signature Events and Divas Unlimited Inc. have this week announced that the Full Figured & Fabulous™ Plus Model Competition is coming to Atlanta, Georgia!

Auditions for Full Figured & Fabulous in Atlanta, GA will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 4:30 PM. They are looking for plus models, sizes 14 to 24, who would make fierce runway competitors. Competition is expected to be stiff in Atlanta, so it is highly recommended that you have recent runway experience. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the winners, so what have you got to lose?! If you are in the Atlanta, GA and have some runway experience, give this a go! Here are the full details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 28th , 2007
  • Time: 4:30 PM
  • Location: The Complex Artist Development Center, 1021 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Attire: Wear a pair of well-fitted jeans, a white tank top, a white blouse, or a plain white fitted t-shirt and a pair of heels at least 3 inches

For further information please visit the official Full Figured & Fabulous website.

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