Ashley Gralam Covers Cosmopolitan UK January 2017 Issue

It is an Ashley Graham season as she features on yet another magazine cover. This time, she covers the latest issue of Cosmopolitan UK, and she killed it!

 

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I previously featured the stunning Ashley Graham British Vogue cover some days ago. So it was a pleasant surprise to see her on the Cosmopolitan January issue as well. I think I can see more of her body on this cover but I think the Vogue cover is more tasty.

Here is the Vogue cover for January for those who have no clue what I am on about –

 

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I do like both magazine covers. I just think the Vogue is a prettier and more classy shot. Do you agree?

Anyways back to the Cosmopolitan January issue, I have seen it around in the shops and I am hoping to grab a copy (as it is just Β£1) this week while on holiday. I would love to read more about Ashley Graham. I have gone from not knowing who she is, to seeing her on the cover of 2 major magazines in the UK, in the last couple of days, so she has my full attention now.

I would love to read more about he modelling career and how she has survived the whole plus size modelling industry. I hear it has not been a smooth ride to the top. I even read about many brands allegedly refusing to send Graham clothes for her British Vogue cover, can you imagine that? I would have thought designers would jump at dressing anyone for a British Vogue cover. I guess sizeism is alive and very common in the fashion industry.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you aware of sizeism in the fashion industry? What do you think of this Cosmopolitam cover?

Sound off in the comments section below please.

 

 

 

 

The Confident Plus Size Woman

The British songstress; Adele is a stunning plus size woman. She is a UK size 16, very confident and very comfortable in her own skin. Adele carries herself so elegantly, she wears her clothes, not the other way around. She has her signature style and she is not afraid to tell the world she is happy with her weight. I love that about her.

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I see some women looking frumpy just because they are overweight. Forgive me, but your weight is not an excuse to look disorganised, or to look like your Nan. You have to own it, whether you are a size 6 or a size is irrelevant. Adele was once quoted saying

I like having my hair and face done, but i am not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.

I completely agree with her. Some women can dress up to save their lives and they are super skinny. Before Adele hit major stardom, she use to be seen in baggy sweaters and frumpy coats but all that changed with the help of her fashion stylist; Gaelle Paul. Gaelle Paul has changed her image by putting her full-fledged figure in more figure flattering pieces that give her a very elegant look. Thumbs up Gaelle Paul.

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I know do not have the celebrity paycheck and cannot afford a fashion stylist like Gaelle Paul so I will be dishing out some tips for you to try out:

  1. Feminine styles are a lot better for the plus size woman. Don’t go for edgy or boho styles if you can help it. They just make you body appear bigger.
  2. You need to own it. Adele is a big girl, she knows it and she wears it with confidence. Remember that.
  3. Once you find those pieces that work for you, stick to them. Consistency is the key, Adele sticks to colours and styles that look good on her. She wears black a lot because they give the illusion of a slimmer body. This doesn’t mean you can’t wear colour, just go for neutral colours more, especially for the larger part of your body.