VELVET D’AMOUR: PLUS SIZE FASHION ICON

Plus model Velvet d’Amour is widely known as the first supersize-plus model to infiltrate the elite world of Parisian couture. She first received worldwide media coverage after her appearance as a plus-size model in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s 2007 Spring/Summer prêt-à-porter collection shown in Paris in October 2006. She also made a catwalk appearance in John Galliano’s prêt-à-porter showing entitled “Everybody is Beautiful” in 2006, and in the associated French Vogue article featuring photography by Nick Knight.

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PLUS SIZE ALTERNATIVE FASHION FROM BLARGLE FLARGLE

Meet Rai, well known fashion blogger and a psychology & counselling student based in South Wales. Her fashion blog, Blargle Fargle was started in November 2009, and has gained close to 200,000 page views and has hundreds of ardent followers. In this article, Rai writes about maintaining individuality within plus-size constraints, with a highlight on various alternative fashion. Check out Blargle Fargle for more awesome fashion posts. MORE IMAGES →