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M. Lopez
19th January 2010, 11:58
Stefanie Bezaire is a Canadian designer who, according the "about (http://www.stefaniebezaire.com/__/Stefanie_Bezaire_-_About.html)" page on her Web site, has the following approach to style:

Stefanie Bezaire creates bold fashion for the plus-size woman with a classic and romantic sensibility. These contemporary designs liberate plus-size women and accentuate their beautiful shape.

Stefanie Bezaire designs with femininity in mind fusing styles of the past and shapes of today.
Well, the company's first campaign, as I discovered on the "Musings of a F**shionista" Web log, features Christina Schmidt, and the shoot has some attractive styling touches. The wardrobe leans toward career wear, but the feminine embellishments liven it up.

The designer's Web site isn't completed yet, but she has a page on Etsy at:

http://www.stefaniebezaire.etsy.com

Here are the fashions that are currently available. The links below connect to the product pages, and to larger-size pictures.

"Lovely Lady Tee". I absolutely adore the hair bow. I wonder if the designer took a cue from Vogue's "Lolita" write-up in adding that touch?

http://ny-image2.etsy.com//il_430xN.116026546.jpg

Image: http://ny-image2.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.116026546.jpg
Page: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38532841


"Bow-Front Dress". Speaking of bows, I love the bow on the front of this dress. It instantly gives it so much femininity.

http://ny-image1.etsy.com//il_430xN.113796245.jpg

Image: http://ny-image1.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.113796245.jpg
Page: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37871639


"Bow-Tie Top". I love this piece! There's something very Kim Novak about Christina's expression. And here, the brilliant styling touch is the addition of the gloves.

http://ny-image1.etsy.com//il_430xN.113943801.jpg

Image: http://ny-image1.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.113943801.jpg
Page: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37915553


"Sweetheart Dress", with cute shoes, and a focus on that adorable hair bow.

http://ny-image2.etsy.com//il_430xN.116026282.jpg

Image: http://ny-image2.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.116026282.jpg
Page: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38532770


"Boatneck Blouse". The shoot has a very retro-'50s feel to it, which I really like.

http://ny-image3.etsy.com//il_430xN.113948051.jpg

Image: http://ny-image3.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.113948051.jpg
Page:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37916886


"Cute and Fancy V-Neck Tank". I love that you can perceive Christina's shapely legs, even in the slacks.

http://ny-image2.etsy.com//il_430xN.113810994.jpg

Image: http://ny-image2.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.113810994.jpg
Page: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37874787


"Simple Tank". Love the addition of the necklace and the gloves.

http://ny-image2.etsy.com//il_430xN.113952650.jpg

Image: http://ny-image2.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.113952650.jpg
Page: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37918275


"Sweetheart Top". All of the tops look better with skirts, as in this case, IMO.

http://ny-image1.etsy.com//il_430xN.113803449.jpg

Image: http://ny-image1.etsy.com//il_fullxfull.113803449.jpg
Page: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37873843


Terrific work from Christina, great styling, nice shoot. I look forward to seeing what the Stefanie Bezaire Web site will look like when it's finished.

Graham
18th February 2010, 04:51
I just noticed that the official Stefanie Bezaire site has now been launched:

http://www.stefaniebezaire.com/

Really attractive layout, and a pretty cover image with Christina.

There's a nice bit of background on the "about" page:

As a woman who has worn a size 12 since her youth, Stefanie Bezaire understands the need for fashion forward plus-size apparel. All ladies deserve cute and stylish clothing and Stefanie works with resolve to create apparel for women just like her; women who have always been disheartened with the plus size options available.
Stefanie seems to be using the bow as her signature graphic, which is a cute touch.

Hannah
2nd April 2010, 00:08
I just stumbled upon the Web log of the photogaphers who shot Christina for her Stefanie Bezaire shoot. They posted some behind-the-scenes pictures of Miss Schmidt that are every bit as beautiful as the ones that actually were published on the site!

I love her facial expression here:

http://i44.tinypic.com/34yzi4j.jpg

Posing with her gorgeous retro look, in her retro ensemble. She was the perfect choice for this shoot!

http://i39.tinypic.com/zv1vrq.jpg

Very pretty profile:

http://i39.tinypic.com/w027vo.jpg

Christina on set:

http://i41.tinypic.com/o5sw48.jpg

A small candid:

http://i42.tinypic.com/smbyhz.jpg

The Web log post appears here:

http://clarketavera.blogspot.com/2010/03/stefanie-bezaire-fashion-and-styling.html