Curve Embracer – Part Two

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I'm so glad that I decided to follow my instincts because you guys loved the last post that featured my sister Stephanie wearing Jeanswest. I got so many emails and comments from readers who've never commented before because they felt like I was listening to their needs too. These posts wont happen as often as I'd like due to Stephanie living in Tasmania but when she does come to visit I'm sure I can twist her arm to pose for some photos. These are the exact same Jeanswest "Curve Embracer" ... [ Discover More ]

Bridal Lingerie Editorial

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In February I was sent an editorial outline for Plus Model Magazine containing my schedule of content for this year, it was exciting! What excited me even more than my agreed contribution was the gaps open for editorial consideration. Opportunity is golden and I grasped it with both hands. The first opening was in the April Bridal Issue so taking into account deadlines I had to organise, shoot, edit and submit within less than two weeks. I don't have a local established team of creatives that I ... [ Discover More ]

10 Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

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I spend a fair amount of my time on instagram, it's one of my happy places. Not only do I enjoy sharing snippets of my life there but I love to delve into others. I'm always interested in discovering new fun accounts so I thought I'd share a few of mine (in no particular order) and I hope you share a few of yours in the comments below... enjoy! @agirlastyle : Pink, gold, luxe, floral, feminine and parisian. @abeachcottage : Dreamy vignettes and soft Australian ... [ Discover More ]

Pretty Little Life

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On the weekend we attended a wedding, a union between two new friends and it was very special. I meet "Meeks" at Aidan's preschool and casually built up a friendship as her daughter and my son were smitten with each other. We invited their family to Aidan's birthday party and we all just hit it off, even Steve and he's a hard nut to crack. We were excited to get to know this family better but sadly a month later they had to move for "JJ's" work. Meeks + JJ got married on Saturday and it was ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Cocktail

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I don't really have any more fancy parties to attend, my silly season is officially over and I literally just tied a bow on the last bit of work I had to do for the year. I'm officially done. We will be driving up the coast to celebrate Christmas with my family and I can't wait to chill out and relax. I'd be surprised if you found me in anything more than a bikini and sunscreen this week. The make up, heels and hair extensions are definitely staying at home but I will be wearing this dress on ... [ Discover More ]

Beige… OMG Beige!

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A lot of you are sick of this wall. I totally get it. We rent the house we live in so as far as making changes we can mulch and occasionally weed but that's about it. AS you can see I'm totally awesome at that. Plants only go into that skinny full sun garden bed to die and I just can't sacrifice any more living things for the sake of pretty photos. The light is really good in that spot and it's easy because it's right out the front of my door so no dashing around town with the baby in the ... [ Discover More ]

SWIM+

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The response to this year's issue of SWIM+ has moved me more than you know. I'm so very very thankful for all of you who took the time to look, to share and to comment or message me about it. It takes a lot of work, a lot of planning and what feels like a million emails but it's the personal heartfelt and often tearful messages from you that make it all worthwhile. Everyone who collaborated on this years issue did it with joy and out of love and I'm forever grateful because without them it ... [ Discover More ]

Boyfriend Collection

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 This post is brought to you by Target Australia   I was 4 when I had my first boyfriend, his name was Luke. Our parents were friends and we'd hang out all the time, holding hands and sitting in laundry tubs filled with water in the sun. It was the 80's after all. In primary school boys wanted to me to be their girlfriend but I always said no. I didn't need one, besides my dad would never let me. The good girl routine lasted until I was in year 9 and 14 years old. I met a boy. He was the one ... [ Discover More ]

SWIM+ 2013 Behind the Scenes

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This Friday is the launch of SWIM+, my annual swimsuit summer inspired lookbook for curvy women over a size 14 and it's absolutely FREE! The swim and resort wear is photographed on gorgeous Australian models sized 16-20 styled and shot by me. I wanted to show consumers how garments looked on women who needed a little more physical and emotional support from their summer attire. From shyly showing the internet my body in a cheap ebay halter suit in my backyard, to posing on a yacht with my ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ MSFW Moments

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This post was brought to you by TS14+ I've been a little bit all over the joint the past few months, most recently on the Gold Coast but just prior to that I was jetting off to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week to see TS14+ on the runway. I've spoken about my relationship with TS14+, the make up looks and a now I want to give you a bit of insight into my trip. I arrived in Melbourne around midday the day before the show and the weather was absolutely beautiful, in all my trips it has never ... [ Discover More ]

TS14+ Runway Makeup

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This post was brought to you by TS14+ If you're reading this blog you obviously have some sort of vague interest in make up and beauty. I'm not trained in an official capacity to teach you but I have had the privilege to learn from a few masters in my time and it would be wrong of me not to pass along what I've learnt which I try to do in my videos. Yes, there is even a how-to below to show you how you can recreate the make up look from the TS14+ runway last week. I hope you enjoy the behind ... [ Discover More ]

Captured Curves – Tamara

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Tamara How did you get into plus size modelling? Randomly stumbled upon plus size agencies online one day after repeatedly being told by straight size agencies that they love my face but needed me to get to sample size in body to be able to book jobs. I found BGM Models and instantly loved what I read about them & clicked through an email application with some photos attached of me taken that day in a tee shirt and shorts. The next day, I had a reply with a contract attached. I ... [ Discover More ]

Captured Curves – Ainsley Ratcliff

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Jacket - Ohara Earrings - Colette Bodysuit - Block Necklace - Colette Clutch - Forever New Skinny Jeans - Sussans Heels - Nine West What do you love about being a plus size model? I love the freedom and the spontaneity. I have met some truly wonderful and amazing people along the way. Some people have changed my life forever in the most positive ways and they will be life long friends. I love to work with different people. New experiences and making memories are the best ... [ Discover More ]

Model Call Out Swim Lookbook 2013

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  Apply Now  Professional and Amateur Models are welcome to apply.  Please Include: 2x Full Length Body Photos (front/back) in swimwear 2x Head Shots (smiling/resting) No Make Up, hair out and natural Height Shoe Size Bust Measurement Hip Measurement Waist Measurement Photos can be taken on a phone but clear digital photos preferred. Please share this with someone you know who might be just right. ... [ Discover More ]

Captured Curves – Margaret Macpherson

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Coat - Bib Coats Dress - Agenda Shoes - Peeptoe Bag - Oh La La When did you start modelling? "I started modelling about three years ago in Brisbane, Queensland. I was signed to Dallys Models and was one of the first curve girls in Brisbane getting regular work from various stylist, designers and labels. I fell in love instantly with the work and the creative people in the industry. Dallys then introduced me to BGM Models and the beautiful ladies in Sydney." What is your day ... [ Discover More ]

Camera Gear Packing

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Last year I failed to deliver on news whilst in New York, I felt horrible about it but I tried. I tried to share every little part of my trip but I felt a constant delay. A delay in editing, in finding the right words, in finding sleep. I realised that the way I planned to share was as grand as it was flawed so this year I've made changes. Limited internet was my biggest hurdle so I've bought an unlimited calls and data sim upon recommendations from other Aussies who have traveled to the USA ... [ Discover More ]

The Ultimate Makeover – Part One

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In the early hours of the morning almost exactly a year ago today, I headed into the city to donate some of my time and skill to a worthy cause. I was to capture the special moments of the Ultimate Makeover for five very special women who will forever be engrained in my memory. Cancer effects so many of us at different stages and ages in our lives, directly or otherwise. Stylist Donny Galella wanted to use his talent, contacts and generous nature to create an experience to make life a little ... [ Discover More ]

The miniMAG

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I published the 9th issue of my beloved little miniMAG tonight and as the weeks go by more and more people are signing up so I wanted to take a moment to let you to know it's making my heart sing, thank you! I'm still playing with it, seeing which days suit, what content you love to read and I'm loving all the questions that keep flooding in which I try my best to answer as promptly as possible. This is a passion project for me and I thank you again for reading. If you haven't yet, feel free to ... [ Discover More ]

Into the Woods

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Last year I worked on a few photography projects and this is the last of them that I'm finally able to share with you. I photographed Kirsty (dark wood nymph) and Amy (light wood nymph) in a small plantation in Richmond, the same place I photographed Delphina for the lingerie shoot. It was a lot of fun and my first attempt at posing two models and storyboarding. Just for kicks, in a few sentences tell me what you think the story is about. ... [ Discover More ]

DMNYC FFFWeek White Cruise

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Ahhh the Full Figured Fashion Week White Cruise, it was last year but it feels like last week. The night was filled with beautiful views, all-white fashion, awesome opportunities for networking and to top it all off a romantic proposal. There are a lot of photos so I'll let them do most of the talking, brace yourselves... All Aboard! Dress: Dream Diva  ~  Necklace: City Chic I have no idea what I was thinking with my hair, I call it "rushed". The top deck was my favourite place to ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Sydney Meet

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How could I possibly sum up yesterday's Aussie Curves meet up in just one post and really do it justice? I don't think I can but I'm going to try my best.  I chose my favourite restaurant Grill'd at Harbourside as they cater for most diets, everyone could easily order their own meals pretty cheaply and umm... they had these bad boys that I was determined to try. Sooooo goooooooood. I may have had one... or three. We all ordered dinner, some had salads, some just had slushies but I knew ... [ Discover More ]

Captured Curves – Lauren McKenna

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I'm very excited to announce a project I've been working on for the last few weeks, "Captured Curves" showcasing plus size models. I personally photograph and interview Australian and International Plus Size Models sharing them here on Danimezza.com. The models are given the opportunity to share their own unique fashion style, personality and message through a simple street style photo shoot followed by a question & answer session. There is no hair and make up team, no stylists, no ... [ Discover More ]

3 Annies Silver Leather Audrey Lu Camera Bag Review

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Towards the end of last year Australian Owned camera bag designers 3 Annies released a limited edition of 20 Silver "Audrey Lu" Leather Camera Bags and thanks to some timely Christmas money I contacted them in January and asked if they had any left. They had just two left but they wanted to give one to me... I was blown away! Turns out Margo (and her daughter and business partner Rowe) had found me via my Kelly Moore Libby Bag review from a few years ago and was hooked on my blog. I said I ... [ Discover More ]

Simone Perele and BGM Models Lingerie Couture Plus Size Model Search

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When Darrianne Donnely of BGM Models invites you to spend the day at her Pyrmont apartment otherwise known as BGM HQ, you go. I was offered the opportunity to go behind the scenes during the 'final five' photo shoot for the Simone Perele & BGM Models Plus Size Model Search back in November last year. Things got pretty crazy with PSFWA straight after but I really want to share my day with you. Darrianne and Natalie Wakeling were already working hard by the time I arrived with Aidan. Yes, ... [ Discover More ]