The Abercrombie brand has been suffering lately, big time. In addition to being what the analyst Richard Jafffe calls “a stale brand” that is incapable of competing with trendier companies, the company, led by CEO Mike Jeffies, has been pretty sexist in their marketing strategies. Girls are taking note; no one wants to buy clothes from a company that sexualizes young girls and “hates fat chicks.”
And we ladies are voting ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Artsy on Aug 27, 2013 |
Meet Hilda, the voluptuous vixen of America’s pin-up era. A creation illustrator Duane Bryers, Hilda has not been widely received in the canon of Americana pin-up, but she should be. One of the only (if not the only) full figured pin-ups, Hilda is been featured in calendars from the ‘50s to the early ‘80s, and she experienced a mild bout of fame in the ‘60s.
Hilda is a fantasy character out of Bryers’ head. According to him, ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol in Feminizzle on Mar 15, 2013 |
A photo was posted online of a scene at Swedish clothing line with two new mannequins that are a bit curvier and thicker that the mannequins we see every day. When many women saw this photo on Women's Right News's online group page they rejoiced, and hoped these models would be displayed in stores. It was rumored that the photo was taken at H&M, but a spokeswoman for the company has announced that H&M is not planning on using ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Style File on Sep 20, 2012 |
Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn, Emma Watson, and now…Adele?
British Vogue reports that Adele may collaborate with British luxury fashion house Burberry on a plus-size line.
According to British Vogue, Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey personally approached Adele to become a Burberry ambassador, and Adele responded by asking if Burberry would collaborate with her on a plus-size collection.
Her request seems pretty reasonable. If Burberry ... Read More
BY Intern Lilly in Boob Tube on Aug 30, 2012 |
Project Runway contestants are famously petulant – a montage of their eye rolls would probably be longer than a regular episode – but last week’s tantrum by contestant Ven Budhu sparked outrage when he brought his plus-size model to tears.
For the “L'Oreal Paris Makeover My Friend Challenge,” contestants had to dress non-models, a challenge that always provokes groans from the designers, who are more accustomed to standard model-size proportions. ... Read More