|"big" models in a V Magazine feature...they look pretty thin to me|
There are fashion magazines serving large women: BBW - Big Beautiful Women - is one. These do feature clothes for women of size, but the entire magazine is sort of issue-oriented. And so my sense is there's a sort of schism: women up to size 12 or 14 or so may read Glamour, the rest line up at door number two, where you aren't allowed to separate fashion from core size-ist identity.
But the other day I was paging through the new issue of Essence and I saw something different: an entire fashion layout featuring a model who is truly plus sized. And the title of the piece is "Modern Girl in a Retro World." "Rock your sexy silhouette," exhorts the text, without one bit of commentary on her size.
|i couldn't find pix from the article i'm talking about, but essence routinely |
features women of size - this is Amber Riley from Glee