‘Eff your beauty standards’: Meet the plus size model changing the fashion industry

Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday

Self-described “body positive” activist Tess Holliday represents the changing face of the fashion industry.

An Australian size 26, Holliday is the largest model to be signed to a mainstream modelling agency and is adorned with tattoos.

The faces of entertainment icons Marilyn Monroe, Mae West and Dolly Parton are among her impressive array of ink.
She has more than 970,000 Facebook likes and 859,000 Instagram followers, and in 2013 started the hastag #effyourbeautystandards.

The trend has sparked more than a million responses online from users backing her call for better understanding of body image issues.

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Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday

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FATKINI SEASON IS FINALLY UPON US!

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If you live up North I’m sure you’re thinking NOOOO we have a few months till we can officially say that… LOL but where I’m from it’s Fatkini Season year round. I love my City MIAMI! Don’t hate…

Now  for the reason that you’re here… Fatkini’s! Lately I’ve been posting beautiful photos of Fatkini’s that #iwant on my Instagram from Rue 107 & Monif C. But, Gabi Gregg is thee champ baby! Her new line of Fatkini’s for Swimsuits For All is sooo HAUTE Take a look at a few of The promo flicks that she released recently below…

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Yasss, Ms. Gabi Yasss!!!

The GabiFresh collection includes * Fatkini’s & one one piece. Gabi’s suits are available in size 12-24  in D/DD cups, and are all priced under $100. She’s even gone so far as to share notes on fit on her blog so head over there and check her out.

 

Monif C Fatkini

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Rue 107 Fatkini

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SNAPSHOT: ESSIE GOLDEN FOR POP UP PLUS

Here’s a snapshot of our girl Essie Golden modeling for Pop Up Plus

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SNAPSHOT: @GABIFRESH FOR SWIMSUITS FOR ALL

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Here’s a snapshot of Fashion Blogger Gabi Gregg (@GabiFresh) modeling one of her signature Bikini’s for Swimsuits For All… DOPE!

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Velvet d’Amour Talks Being Overweight In Today’s Society

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An article from AnyBody interviewing Velvet d’Amour talking about overweight people in society. Well said, darling.

“The reality is, yes there’s more and more fat people. But you have to look at why there’s more and more fat people. And my perception is that the majority of fat people, I certainly, and speaking for myself, don’t get that way just because they feel like kicking back and weighing a couple of hundred pounds for the fun of it. They get that way because they’re striving for a beauty ideal that is incredibly inaccessible. And the more they make that beauty ideal inaccessible, the more people are going to diet. And what is the industry that is paid the most money, that has the highest failure rate? It’s the diet industry. Ninety eight percent of people who diet, gain the weight back and more. And that’s where the vicious cycle is begun. It’s not because people are saying, ‘Oh I want to celebrate my fatness’.

I’ve never said it’s, like, healthy to be fat or you should try to be fat. But I very much understand what people, and women in particular, go through to try to achieve the inaccessible. That’s why my whole goal is to diversify peoples’ notions of beauty. Not to say we should celebrate necessarily fatness. It’s to say, celebrate who we are. Because if you love yourself as a fat person, then you are far more apt to take yourself to a swimming pool. If you feel good about yourself, then you’re more apt to take care of yourself. I’m sure even people your size take issue with swimsuit season. How many articles have we seen, where… ‘OMG, it’s swimsuit season, I’ve got to go to the beach, I’ve got to lose 5 lbs’? Well imagine when you weigh 300lbs – and probably the best exercise and the only exercise you should do is to go swimming. Go take yourself to a swimming pool. I mean I’ve been called a whale at a swimming pool. I’m very confident in my body and I know that I’m not going to stop myself from getting exercise by virtue of someone putting me down. But I know that there are tonnes of women who would never go back to that swimming pool. And so if you maintain this prejudice that’s so blatant towards fat people, if the real goal is for everyone to be healthy, then certainly you’re not going to get that way by maintaining this exclusion of fat people who do exist in society.”

 

Well said!

 

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PHOTO: IT’S A CHUNKY CHICKZ WORLD

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