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Old 30th July 2005   #1
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Default ''The envy of the smaller framed women''

Here's an okay article about plus-size fashion developments-

It's mostly about Dillard's and Cato, and although I could do without Cato's fake-plus advertising, I like Dillard's junior plus fashions. The article isn't as exciting as some of the ones that have been posted here recently, but at least there aren't any anti-plus comments. And it has some good quotes, like-

"Sometimes the styles in the larger sizes are the envy of the smaller framed women, she said.

"The women shopping the misses sometimes tell me they wish they could wear some of the larger styles," she said."

That's the way it should be! Heh, actually I think more thin women envy fuller-figured girls than anybody realizes, and how well their curves show off today's fashions.

Here's that pretty Dillard's model who's been mentioned here before-

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Old 31st July 2005   #2
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Default Re: ''The envy of the smaller framed women''

She's cute. She reminds me a little bit of Carrie Underwood.

I was also glad that the article said

"Not just older people are plus-sized and these women want the younger looking clothing," Crone said.

Besides Torrid I still feel like junior plus gets ignored a lot of the time.

But speaking of junior plus, did you know that there is a plus-size representative at Teen People magazine? But it's not a model. It's one of their editors. Her name is Zena Burns. I saw her being interviewed on TV. I couldn't find a picture but she looks just like a Torrid girl! I wish she could get some plus-size models into the magazine. Or even maybe model some of the fashions herself.
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Default Zena Burns

From what we have been able to determine, Zena Burns is the music editor of Teen People. (Corrections are always appreciated, if anyone knows otherwise.) As such, she undoubtedly has less influence on the magazine's choice of models, or on the aesthetics of its layouts, than she would if she were, say, the fashion editor.

Here is a small image of Zena Burns, on the left, accompanied by Ashlee Simpson.

The comparison is actually quite telling. It is inconceivable than anyone could ever find Ashlee Simpson more attractive than the oh-so-pretty Ms. Burns. Not only does the young editor have a lovely figure, but she also possesses the kind of soft, rounded facial features that even plus-size models would envy. And she appears to be remarkably photogenic.

If Mode were still around, Ms. Burns would be an ideal candidate for one of the interview/photo-shoot combinations to which the magazine treated many full-figured celebrities.
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