29 February 2012

The Virtual Stylist: Goddess Save The Queen

The Virtual Stylist: God Save The Queen

Vintage Union Jack Printed T-shirt $29 axparis.co.uk

80's Vintage Punk Tuxedo Jacket $52 GothicPlus

'Janice' Legging Not Your Daughters Jeans Regularly: $108 Sale: $54.99 6PM

'Mawi' Onyx & Skull Ring $426 CultStatus

'Falesia' Leather Knotted Cuff Regularly: $255.75 Sale: $101.76 Sportmax mywardrobe.com

'Kirsten' Leather Buckle Satchel Regularly: $945 Sale: $756 Bluefly

'Rock 'n' Roll' Boot MICHAEL Michael Kors $324.95 Nordstrom

28 February 2012

PLUS Model EIC Says Stacked Women Feel "Betrayed And Insulted" By A Smaller Crystal Renn

In an interview with Radar.online, PLUS Model Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Madeline Jones pulls no punches when discussing former plus-sized model Crystal Renn's weight loss.

(Photo: Glamour.com)

Former plus size model and anorexia survivor Crystal Renn’s dramatic weight loss has sparked outrage in the plus size community who have supported her and helped launch her career, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

Everyone rallied around her and now she’s turned against us,” PLUS Model Magazine Editor-in-Chief Madeline Jones told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “We have been betrayed by her.”

(Photo: RadarOnline)

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, the 5’9” beauty was a shadow of her former self when she walked the red carpet in a skintight scarlet Zac Posen gown at the New York premiere of Madonna’s W.E. on Monday night, prompting fears she has fallen back into bad habits.

“After Emme, Crystal was the biggest plus size supermodel in our era and a lot of readers aspired to be like her,” explained Jones, adding that now they feel betrayed by the fashion icon they helped make a star.“We supported her one hundred percent.”

The 25-year-old model has been open about her struggles with eating disorders in the past, penning a tell-all book called Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves.

She went on to enjoy several years as a plus-sized model before revealing in November 2010 that she had dropped several dress sizes due to taking up hiking and yoga.

(Photo: Glamour.com)

Jones for one doesn’t believe her explanation. “You don’t lose that much weight doing yoga and hiking! You have to put a lot of effort to go from a 14 to a size 6,” she told RadarOnline.com. “We’re not that stupid, we know how hard it is to lose weight and she insulted our intelligence.

“The thinner she got the more she was being pitched to mainstream brands. Suddenly the same woman who wrote Hungry was slimming and slimming.

“Once she got down to a size 10 she lost the support of a lot of people. We’re disappointed because she was our star fighting for equality and fashion for us, and now she’s going to their side. “It is sad that she’s turned her back on us,” lamented Jones.

(Photo: Glamour.com)

Renn recently blasted back to critics on her Ford Models blog: “When this whole weight loss thing happened, I think that a lot of people wanted to point their finger at somebody. I think that they wanted to find a conspiracy where there absolutely was none,” she wrote.

While Jones understands that it is Renn’s freedom of choice to lose weight, she says she should have been honest about her motivations.

“She should have said she wasn’t comfortable in her skin anymore and wanted to make more money. Instead she has deceived us and we feel insulted!

“It would be great for her to come out with a better explanation, though I doubt we will get one.”
(Reprinted from Radar.online)

Tell me what you think, is Crystal's weight loss a slap in the face for stacked women, or should we get over it?

27 February 2012

Such Purty Dresses at the Oscars

Dita Von Teese in Jenny Packham

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Penelope Cruz in Giorgio Armani

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Jessica Chastain in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford Couture

Rose Bryne in Vivenne Westwood

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

Leslie Mann in Roberto Cavalli

23 February 2012

These Pieces Will Find Their Way Into My Closet

I made a fashion resolution this year. The resolution you ask.... is to wear less black and wear more color. Don't you think these three pieces from ASOS are a great start in infusing more color into my wardrobe?

Crepe Swing Dress
Regularly: $62.67 Sale: $50.83 ASOS

Pencil Skirt in Mirrored Tropical Print $35.81 ASOS

Midi Dress w/Pleat Front
Regularly: $62.67 Sale: $50.83 ASOS